Sunday, February 8, 2015

God takes care of His missionaries :)

It was another week full of miracles! It was a busy one-- I had to go to Daejeon for a leadership meeting (takes about 2 hours to get there). The night before the meeting my companion and I went to a little country town to stay at other sister missionaries house so that the next morning I could split with one of the sisters and come to Daejeon. We had a pretty cool experience! We had no idea where to go after we got to Jeoungup, but just got on the bus and started going...haha. We got on the bus to jeoungup (country town) and sat next to a girl and talked to her. She said she lived right next to the place where we were going and that her parents could drive us to the apartment we needed to go to. It was a little miracle. She didn't have interest in the gospel, but was super nice! God takes care of His missionaries :)

This week almost all of our investigators dropped us, but we are excited to work hard and find more! We also had someone scheduled to be baptized yesterday, but since she keeps not coming to church, it fell through. But I know that it will all turn out according to God's plan. 

My Trainie, Sister Lee, had a rough week this week and got food poisoning, but did a great job being strong and keeping a good attitude!

This week there was a special English speech contest in our Stake to try to find new investigators. Three of our recent converts gave speeches--신동현, 김연주, and 이송이. They could choose their topics and most people chose to talk about their dreams, the people in their families, school...etc...but they chose to talk about prayer, God's love, and God's plan and keeping His commandments! We were so happy! They pretty much all just bore their testimonies in English! :)

Yesterday we met with a recent convert of ours having a really hard time and had a really spiritual time together. She's the one who was baptized with her daughter. Her daughter came back to gwanju for the week, so we taught them together. She talked about how hard life is and asked how God could give nice people trials and why she has so many hard things in her life. We thought of a verse in the book of mormon that is super good:

1 Nephi 11:17

17 And said unto him: know that he loveth his children;nevertheless, do not know the meaning of all things.

It's so simple, but what we need to remember sometimes. We do not know all things, but we know that God loves us. We sometimes can't understand why certain hardships come in our lives, but we can trust in God and in His plan for us. He will never give us more than we can handle and will always help us through. I know that with all of my heart. Before we left, we invited her daughter to say a prayer and it was so sincere and powerful---the spirit was so strong.

I'm so grateful to be a missionary. I love being here and can't imagine leaving. I'm cherishing each moment--even the cold ones or the ones where I'm rejected! I know this is the Lord's work and I love preaching of Him all day everyday!

Have an amazing week! Love you all! 

Sister Naatjes

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