Early on in the week we went to a grandma's house to visit and give her a Christmas card. In turn, she brought us out food...uh oh...haha. There was a soup that looked and smelled like cement. Sure enough, it tasted like it too. With a few prayers I got it down without gagging (in front of her haha).
Christmas was great and full of miracles! We had a ward christmas party on Christmas Eve and it was so great! We had some inactive members show up and some investigators!
When I walked in to the Christmas party there was a dirty, old man with very worn clothes sitting alone at a table. As I approached him, I saw that he was looking at the pictures in the front of the Book of Mormon. I had the amazing opportunity to sit with him and teach him very simply about Jesus and what the Book of Mormon is about. As I was teaching him I felt an overwhelming feeling of happiness. Something amazing happened: I loved this man who I had never met before and couldn't even understand. God let me feel His love for this man, His son. I'm so grateful to have gotten that opportunity.
On Christmas day we had no appointments, but saw so many miracles! We walked down a street to go knock on doors in an apartment complex and I felt like we should turn around to talk to a lady we had passed. We walked back and ended up running into a man who got baptized 35 years ago and doesn't come to church anymore. That definitely wasn't a coincidence! On the bus I sat by two sweet girls who talked to me about God and I got to give them Book of Mormons and bear my testimony. It was a very sweet experience. It was amazing that we were able to communicate through my broken Korean and her little bit of English.
We had dinner with a member and they made delicious food! We had chicken pot pie made by their English future daughter-in-law.
This week we went to visit 박양순 and found her talking with two ladies. Turns out one of them was a preacher. She immediately started speaking against the Book of Mormon and getting pretty upset. It was a little bit intimidating. But Sister King and I just simply said what we could. We know that it's a good book and that it's true. And 박영순 totally stood up for us--it was awesome! She said that she knows that the gospel makes us happy and that we're good people. It was really cool.
I love the gospel! I know that God is real. I love my Savior and I'm so grateful for Him. Love you all!!
Sister Naatjes :)