A few little fun things from this week:
We are teaching an 11-year-old boy whose father is a member. His dad is in the hospital and he lives alone with his grandma. He is such a sweet boy and says the cutest things!
"All good things come from God and from Grandma" I was touched by his pure, simple faith.
While we were eating ramen together, Sister An asked him if he liked ramen or missionaries better he thought for a minute then said, "Missionaries, of course because they are people and ramen is food." It was cute.
One night I woke up at about 1 o'clock in the morning and was in kneeling position on my cot. I thought I might have fallen asleep praying, but I remembered having ended and gotten in my covers. I was sleep praying haha!
Unfortunately, a lot of our investigators couldn't meet this week, but we saw a lot of miracles and taught some amazing people on the street. I learn everyday that God puts people in our paths that we're supposed to help. I try to talk to everyone so that I don't miss a person that I'm supposed to talk to. People are always so surprised when I start talking to them in Korean. It's fun.
On our way to email today we met a homeless man on the street and sat down, taught him, and gave him a Book of Mormon. You never know who is ready to hear the gospel.
We met with the inactive lady in our ward who smokes again this week. We talked about how our homes can be our own temples and how we can feel God's spirit in our homes. At the end of our lesson, we sang, "Love at Home" with her. She was in tears and Sister An and could hardly sing because we could feel God's love for this lady so strongly and couldn't stop our own tears. God truly loves His children so much!
This week I saw a lot of sad things. One night in particular my heart was so heavy. I felt so sad for people I loved who are suffering such difficult, unfair things in their lives. As I thought about these people and studied the scriptures, I learned more about the Atonement and the Savior. The Lord truly suffered all of their pains and understands them perfectly. "with his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5). Life isn't always happy and hard things happen, but through Christ's Atonement, we can be freed from our pains and heartaches. The Lord was scourged, spit upon, smitten, abused, and abandoned by those He loved. He has felt our deepest pains so that He can comfort us in our times of need. I know He is real and I have truly felt His grace. The Lord knows how we feel and will ease our pains as we turn to Him.
"with His stripes we are healed"' Isaiah 53:5
Through hard things we are refined and strengthened through His grace.
"I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." (1 Ne 20:10) The Lord refines us through our trials and helps us to grow. He knows our pains and will heal us as we let Him.
I love the gospel. I love being a missionary. I know that God is real and I'm so grateful to be able to serve Him.
Have a wonderful week!
낫제스 자매 :)