Merry Christmas! This week I have once again seen Heavenly Father pour His blessings out on me as I have tried to have faith by opening my mouth. I always talk to people on the bus, and a lot of times nothing comes from it. However, every once in a while a miracle happens! This week I shared my testimony and a Christmas card with a lady on the bus. I also got her phone number. Later that night, I called her and set up an appointment to meet with her the next day. We met with her, started teaching her, and then she came to church on Sunday! I was so happy to see her come to church. I hope and pray that teaching her will continue to go well and that we will be able to regularly meet with her. I love each of our investigators and members so much. I am so thankful to be serving here. The people here never cease to amaze me with their love.
I also am very thankful for my district! I feel like we all work hard and that we are unified. Elder H is a wonderful District Leader. He really cares about each of us and our progress. He encourages us to be better spiritually, to learn more Korean, to work harder, and to have more faith. I love my district!
|We got to help make kimchi! Sister W and I, and 2 Elders, helped move, wash, and salt 200 heads of cabbage! It was super fun. Unfortunately, we didn't get to do the rest of the kimchi making. It was so much kimchi!|
|Here's a picture of me with some of my favorite Filipina sisters|
My scripture thought for the week is Alma
"All of you that are desirous to follow the good shepherd, COME YE OUT from the wicked, and BE YE SEPARATE and TOUCH NOT their unclean things." It is so much easier to AVOID temptation than to FIGHT it! Stay away from situations that could make you compromise your standards!
Interesting that Andrew's nasty health smoothies prepared me for Korea's love for tomatoes. Tomatoes are considered a strait-up fruit here; they even put it on cake! And Koreans always blend up JUST TOMATOES and serve it as a smoothie. I just chug the tomato puree and think of the health I'm stuffing into my body :)
Wonderful people, all of them!
Thank you all so much for helping make my Christmas merry! I was so so SO HAPPY to see all of your smiling faces this past week! Sorry for bursting into tears on Skype, but it was so good to see you all!
Christmas night our District had an awesome activity. We passed out 85 copies of the Book of Mormon wrapped like presents, and passed out hundreds of pass along cards as we sang Christmas carols. (In Santa hats, of course!) It was a really special and different Christmas. There was SO MUCH TRAFFIC on Christmas, because in Korea, Christmas is a couples holiday. Girlfriends and boyfriends were out EVERYWHERE!!! Anyway, as I stood at a busy intersection, singing about Christ's birth and passing out my favorite book, I felt that I really was able to give Christ a small gift this Christmas. It was a really special feeling.
|Dad, this is for you! :)|
|I love my bear from Mindy & Ryan!|
|Our Christmas night District activity was the BEST!|
|This is a giant Merry Christmas sign I cut out of felt for our ward party. They wanted me to make it in English!|
Last thing: A CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE!! :D