This week we met with one of our less-active members who was baptized in 2013. She is from the Philipines, but her husband is Korean, so she moved here about 3 years ago. She has had a pretty hard time because her husband works in Seoul and she lives with her baby son and parents-in-law with whom she can't communicate well because of the language barrier. When we first started visiting her she had little hope. She feels pretty lonely. Since I came to this area we have continually visited her once a week and for the first time this week we saw hope in her. We taught her the Plan of Salvation and about eternal families, which we had talked about before, but she really wanted it this time and it was super cool to see. I sure love her and am so glad to see her begin to receive joy from the gospel again.
Our new members all seem to be having a hard time and I'm pretty worried about them. 조은정 called us early this week and told us that she really needed us to pray for her, so we asked her if she would like to fast with us also. She said yes and we fasted together--it was her first time! We called her the following day and she said when she ended she felt, "different." She felt happy. When we saw her the following day her face was bright. It was a cool experience. When we fast and pray, God hears our prayers and gives us strength beyond our own.
신동현 Shin deong hyun is getting surgery this week and her grandma had surgery last week, so she's had a hard time, but continually sends us scripture verses through text and has such amazing faith. I'm always amazed by her.
Kim min sun, our other new member is really progressing tons! She said her first public prayer at church this week and also at family home evening! We're so proud of her! She's Kendall's age :) and super cute!!
We taught a new investigator this week named 이수현 (lee su hyun) and she is super amazing! A member referred her to us and she has tons of interest and listens super well. She told us that we seem like angels. She was excited to receive a Book of Mormon and is going to read and pray about it! She has 3 cute kids and we're really excited about her and her family!
I know that this is the Lord's work and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. I love sharing this happy message with all that I meet. This morning we met with a less-active high school student who is having a hard time with her family situation and studies and work...We talked about God's plan for her and read "You're Wonderful Journey Home" by President Uchtdorf and the spirit was so strong.
"Heavenly Father's interest in you does not depend on how rich or beautiful or healthy or smart you are. He sees you not as the world sees you; He sees who you really are. He looks on your heart. And He loves you because you are His child."
"Stand tall, because you are a daughter of God and He stands with you!"
I know that this is true. God loves each one of us. We are sons and daughters God. We are worth more than we think and more than we can imagine.
I know that this is true and love the Lord with all of my heart!
Have an amazing week! Love you all!