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Week 32- My trainee!

Hello Dearest Family and Friends!
Well, this week was fantastic! I have a cute little trainee under my wing. I am grateful and humbled by this opportunity that the Lord has given me. Her name is Sister Kim Da Jin. Yes, she is korean! My first korean companion and she is my trainee. We are basically the same person. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is awesome. We both want to work hard, we are clean, and best of all we want to serve the Lord with all our hearts. She is good at English but not at the same time. One thing that I am extra grateful for is all of sudden this week, I can understand most of everything that people say! The week before I still could catch a few things here and there but not all. The Lord has seriously blessed me. I know that as I continue to be humble the Lord will help increase my understanding. So, despite my cute little companion not having perfect english we are able to communicate just perfectly fine! We laughed about that exact thing the other day. We were talking about how for some reason we have been able to almost completly be able to understand each other despite not being very fluent in both english and korean. She understands a lot but can’t speak super well. Oh I love it! My Korean is really progressing. Such a blessing. She works so hard and wants to be the best. I love it. She is just solid and is a really good teacher! We work so well with each other. Now, I am not afraid to talk to anyone! I know that if there is something important that I need to understand the Lord will help me. Missionaries: DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK! I used to be but as I have come to know more and more that as we speak we will be blessed!
My cute little trainee! ^^
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My first two companions: Sister Benbrook and Sister Yokum. This was their last week.
This week was amazing. I kept being reminded that we need to be humble, meek and lowly of heart as we go about doing the work of the Lord. I know that I am trying but it is always a good reminder because we can’t be completely who Heavenly Father wants us to be if we are selfish, prideful and lack lowliness in our hearts. As we pray, read the scriptures, go to church, and do what Heavenly Father wants us to do we will be able to be humble, meek and lowly. I know what my purpose is and right now I am a missionary. I am helping others come unto Christ to feel the joy and healing power of the atonement by repenting, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost and helping them endure to the end. One thing that I do know is that the Gospel heals wounds, and helps bring families together. It is all because of our Savior, Jesus Christ! I love him and know that he died for all of us that we may be able to be forgiven and live with our Heavenly Father again.
I love you all soooooooooooo much!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 16- I am a Disciple of Christ

Hello Family and Friends!
This week was a very busy week! We have so many people we are teaching right now! It is crazy but a very big blessing. There is not really much to say because our new investigators are not really ready for very big things but we are teaching them the gospel little by little. It is great!
Something hilarious that happened this week was while we are teaching one of our new investigators. We were in our city hall at the top in an observatory where you can see the whole city if Shinjeong. All of a sudden a swarm of Nigerians attacked us! They kept asking to take pictures with us and sitting next to us. Sometime, well actually the whole time, sitting waaaaaaaaaayyyyyy to close and basically on me. ahh! It was intense. It is the closest I have ever gotten to feeling like a celebrity. Wow, I don’t like it. They were hilarious though! It felt like Sister Yokum and I were movie stars. It was crazy! The tour guide was hilairous! He spoke english and asked us if we could understand them at all and we could understand him better then the Nigerians! so funny. But he had to keep telling them that they had no time and needed to go. It was hilarious. Sister Yokum and I were exhausted. too much pressure! our investigator was laughing sooooo hard! It is normal to be stared at over here in korea and to be told you are beautiful but never have we ever experienced that! Koreans are too shy for that!
Sister Yokum’s health is basically improving. She definitely has to get her tonsils taken out but we are hoping and praying she will be able to last the rest of her mission. If she does have to get her tonsils taken out now she would just go home and end her mission. We are fasting and praying to see what the Lord wants for her. She doesn’t want to go home. She is amazing and such a good missionary! It would be terrible for her to leave about 2 transfers early! But we also don’t want to kill her.
Sunday I translated for the first time ever! Waaahh! I translated our gospel principles class for an american girl. I didn’t do too bad but also I kind of just added things to the lesson. ^^ I got a sense of what the teacher was saying and kind of just say what he says and then added to it. So, it went great! It was hard but it went well. Success for the week! Korean is getting easier and easier to understand but still some people and the way they talk is super hard! A lot of people have different ways of speaking and it can be hard to understand.
The ward members are amazing!!! They help me soo much with my Korean and they always speak to me even though they totally know I am still trying to understand. But what is amazing is that I am actually starting to understand them! I am seriously amazed. It is not me, it is the Lord! He is helping me so much! If I wasn’t a missionary I wouldn’t be able to learn and understand korean this fast!
3 Nephi 5:13 We recite this scripture every day in Korean. It is amazing what the Lord can do through us as disciples of Christ. Read it this week and apply it. Always remember that you are always a representative of the Lord, no matter what! Even though you may not have a missionary tag setting you apart as one, you totally are! Everyday walk like a representative of Christ! Share the gospel, it will not only bless other people’s lives but yours as well.
I LOVE YOU ALL TONS!!!! This gospel is so true and I love sharing it. Being a missionary is the best thing in the whole world!!!!!!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 15- Tonsilytis and 3 days and the Hospital

Hello EVERYONE!!! ์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์ƒˆ์š”!!!!
So, this week was an adventure. My companion had tonsilytis and an absyst on her tonsils. it was crazy! We had to stay in the hospital for 3 days. It wasnt too bad actually. I got to study a lot and recieved a lot of revelation while I was there. So that was a bonus. Sister Yokum is doing well. We do have to go back to the hospital on wednesday for a check up. Eventually she has to get her tonsils removed but we are trying to help her last until she leaves for home. She leaves in September so she doesn’t have much longer so we don’t want her to leave early. We are doing things more slowly she can rest more and heal better. We don’t want to her to live at the hospital for the rest of her mission. But all is good over here! We are both happy, healthy (well at least a lot better then last week for my companion), and whole!
There isn’t really much else to say for this week. We weren’t not able to do much because Sister Yokum was so sick but we have received a lot of new investigators and people to teach which is AWESOME and amazing!!
A lot of people have been asking about the 49 day fast! I wanted to explain it a little more.
Each companionship fasts for a day and all of the missioniaries everyday study in the morning and at night the thing that was assigned for that day. We have every day’s study plan set up for us already so all we have to do is open our scriptures or our PMG to whatever is needed. It is amazing and is working miracles in our whole mission!!!!
Sorry, I have to go but know that I love you all TONS!!! keep working your hardest! the LORD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU! As you turn your hearts toward him and Christ will become more like him!
Love you!
Love, Sister Orme

Week 14- Crazy Awesome Week

Hello Family and Friends!!

This week has been amazing!! We have 7 new investigators and 4 new Potential investigators that will become investigators. I am not mentioning this to brag but to show you all what miracles we have been having this week. It has been absolutely crazy and we are so busy! We had to break up weekly planning because we had no time and we ran around sweaty and hot trying to make it on time for everything. it was nuts! but i love this work!

Sister Yokum is unfortunately super sick though! She has been such a trooper. We went to the hospital today and she has severe tonsilytis! Her throat is super swollen and she couldn’t really breath or swallow. kind of really scary! So we woke up and left for the hospital. we got there at around 6:30 she had an IV and an injection. then we had to go to an ENT hospital. She got 2 shots there and a ton of medicine! Korean hospitals are super quick, clean and efficient. She will get better in no time. she even feels better now, which is good.

I love Sister Yokum a lot and we have fun while everything around us goes crazy! But it all works out.

Heavenly Father has been blessing us sooo much this week! We are so grateful for how he has helped us to find these people and to actually have time to meet them. Trust me, THE LORD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU WHEN YOU STRIVE TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE. I cannot talk about it enough about how much Heavenly Father loves us all. He wants us all to go back to him and live with him again. Never be discouraged when things don’t work out or someone rejects the gospel. It is your efforts that really are what the Lord is looking for. Ask him for guidance and help and he will do it in mysterious ways!
Love the Lord and trust in the Lord.

I love you all! You are all the best!!!!!!!

Love, Sister Orme

This is our less active Kimyooneh. This was our last lesson together with Sister Benbrook.

Sister Benbrook and I being goofy.

2 Elders and a Sister from my group that left the MTC together.

First time having Bapbeansoo! It is amazing!! It is a mixture of ice, milk, sweet beans, some ice cream, and whatever flavor you want so like fruit or oreos or cheesecake..anything and everything. so DELICIOUS!

Sister Yokum and I!

Week 13- A Week of Amazing Miracles

Hello Family and Friends!

So, I have not left Shinjeong (์‹ ์ •)! Sister Benbrook was transferred to Masan (๋งˆ์‚ฐ). She is follow up training one of the Korean sisters that left with me and I am with Sister Benbrook’s MTC companion! Her name is Sister Yokum. She is 23 and from San Diego! She is great! Today is our first day together. I will send pictures next week of her and I. I will miss Sister Benbrook but I know that the Lord wants Sister Yokum to be with me now. I am excited to see what happens!

This week has been absolutely amazing! We have had a week full of miracles!

One of our investigator’s mom came home while we were about to leave. She asked us to stay and sit with her. At first we were a little nervous because we thought she was going to preach to us or something. But then we had the most amazing conversation in the whole world!! She thanked us over and over again for teaching her daughter. She wants her daughter to learn about Christ. She said we have the light of Christ in us and she can see it! This is the first time anyone has ever said that to us before! She recognized us as servants of the LORD!!!!! She spoke of Christ and bore her testimony of him and she got teary eyed about it. She is just amazing! We taught the whole restoration to her and she kept nodding her head during it. We spoke with power and the spirit. I shared the first vision and the spirit was so strong in the room. It was enveloping our whole being. I have never felt the spirit so strong during a lesson before. It was wonderful. She gave us her phone number and we invited her to church next Sunday and she totally wants to come. She said to just call her about it. We are hoping to teach her too. She said we can meet and I am soooo excited! She is just amazing! I can’t believe it. We wanted to ask her if she would get baptized but we felt like we should wait a little bit. We will see what happens! We are so happy and so excited!

What is also amazing is that our investigator’s mom was not the only person this week that recognized us as servants of the Lord. We were on the bus and this women started talking to us. She said we were so beautiful and had a light around us. The light of Christ was in our eyes. She thanked us for what we were doing and was grateful for what we were doing for the people of Korea. It was amazing to see that other people noticed our light. We gave her a pamphlet, unfortunately we didn’t get her number but she was totally reading the pamphlet about the restoration. I pray that woman calls us soon!!!! We met her on Saturday so hopefully something will happen in the next few days! I’m praying so hard it will happen.

This last week our district went Book of Mormon proselyting (์ „๋„). Sister Benbrook and I met this super amazing lady! She was soooo interested in our message and the Book of Mormon. We taught her the first lesson and gave her a BofM. She was so surprised that it was in Korean! She had heard of our church and of the BofM and was always curious about it. She is sooo golden. She is super solid in Christ as well. We testified of Christ to her and she agreed with everything. She said she has been waiting for something more and is trying the best she can to be a follower of Christ. We testified to her that this is what she needs and this will answer all of her questions and more. What is even more amazing is that she doesn’t live here. She is in another town called Heundae. I am not sure how to spell it in Korean or English, but we gave her number to those sisters there and she wants to meet to learn more. As she walked away from us she was reading the BofM. We talked to her for sooooo long! It was amazing.

The Busan Mission is seriously seeing miracles EVERYWHERE!!!! The mission is growing. We believe it is because our mission is doing a 49 day fast and it is working miracles! Our mission president might just extend it because it is helping so much! We started seeing the miracles when it started. It is so amazing to see how many miracles can occur when the mission strives to grow to together with one purpose in mind. It is amazing to see what prayer, fasting, diligence, reading, and serving do. It creates miracles!!!!!

Miracles are everywhere! They can be small or big but regardless they are a miracle. I invite you all to look for the miracles of everyday, regardless of what it is. You will start to see what Heavenly Father is blessing you with. Heavenly Father is the best!!!!!!

I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY! I could not imagine being anywhere else. This gospel is the true gospel. There is no other way but through Christ. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our friend, and our Brother. He has done everything for us and we should do the same in the return.

The work is hastening. We can FEEL it. I feel it everyday! The Lord’s work is hastening and so is Satan. Do not let Satan become a part of your life. Choose Christ! He is the way and the truth. We can overcome all things through him. We can conquer all! Remember Helaman 5:12. I shared this last week, but I invite you all to apply this principle. Christ. He is our Redeemer and our Rock.

I LOVE YOU ALL TONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Sister Orme ์˜ด ์ž๋งค