|Office missionaries before transfers.|
Another transfer week came and went! We call it In-n-Out week-- the old missionaries go out, the new come in. This is definitely the busiest week of the transfer. I got a new companion, Elder B from Orem, Utah. Fun fact-- When I was a sophomore or junior in high school, Elder Isaac Hamm and I played him and his doubles partner in the Saint George Tennis Tournament. It went three sets, a good match! Elder B is smiley and funny and a workhorse for sure! It will be a great transfer.
|New missionaries (SUCH a POWERFUL GROUP!)|
It was definitely sad to say goodbye to Elder Y! He went to Gimhae, still in our zone, to train! So he is close by.
Cool things from the last couple weeks... I can't remember two weeks ago, haha. Sorry for not emailing, I had no companion for a day and was getting ready for the new missionaries so I couldn't email last week.
I saw some general conference! It was so awesome! I have to watch the rest still... things were a bit crazy so I didn't quite have time. Hope to finish that up this week. So far it was awesome!
|Me and Sister Kim (mission president's wife) playing some 탁구|
|Ha ha, I photobombed!|
Me and Elder Y went up to this mountain place to study by our church. A lot of elderly people exercise there. This nice old man walked passed us, stopped, and started talking to us. We talked a bit, which was fun, then he said he wanted to have lunch with us at his house after he finished exercising! We said we'd be honored to.
While we were waiting for him to finish, we were studying, and then suddenly we got a call, and Brother Driggs, one of our amazing MTC teachers, was at the church with his dad--he's been trekking around Korea the last few weeks! We were so excited to see him and ran all the way back to the church. It was really great to talk to him, and now we could actually understand his Korean, haha.
We then ran back to have lunch with the nice old man. He took us to his house, gave us a bunch of tomatoes and sugar to dip them in (not bad, surprisingly), then we all ate ramen together. He has no belief in God but is a good, kind man and a great learner. Even in his old age, he was practicing English with us and using the new words we taught him. We hope to go meet him again!
We also went on exchange with the Gumi and Haeundae missionaries a couple weeks ago, it was fun! I served with Elder M in Haeundae, it was fun to go back to my old area! And Elder W came to Oncheon with me. Both are great men and missionaries.
|Me and my new companion with my mission president and his wife.|
|Elder B and I|
Then this last week with Elder B, we had a day where we saw 3 consecutive miracles! Haha it was pretty amazing.
1) It was the day of District Leader Training Meeting, so all the district leaders and their companions met up. Well, all the companions were paired up and went out to do street contacting while the district leaders attended the meeting. About an hour and a half into the meeting, the District Leaders were also paired up with each other to go out proselyting for a half hour. However, one District leader had to leave a bit early, so he needed to find his real companion who had already been outside for 1 1/2 hrs and go take the train back to his area. Problem was his companion had no phone, so they were somewhere out street proselyting and weren't planning to come back for 40 minutes or so-- we had no way to contact them.
Elder B and I prayed to find him, then took off running outside. First, we texted all the other teams who had phones to contact us if they found the missing team. Then I started going one way without thinking, but Elder B suggested we go right, so we started running that way... then we hit a crossroads and I said left, so we went left. Well, we hit another 4 way intersection and both felt that we should go left, so we did... and suddenly there they were! We literally ran the fastest path directly to them, having had no idea where they were. I learned from this that God not only hears my prayers but he guides me best when me and my companion work together!
2) Well we ran back to the church and this team needed a taxi to go to the train station. The road in front of the church seldom has taxis, but as soon as we looked for one, a taxi pulled up right on time, and the Elders got to the train station in time to catch the train.
3) By the time that finished, there were 10 minutes left in the group street contacting activity, and we wanted to find someone. Some days you can literally proselyte for hours without anyone giving you time to talk, but we believed we could find someone! Elder B looked at me and said, "We will get the triple miracle!" So we ran back out and within about 3 minutes found a man sitting in front of a shop. He had read some of the Book of Mormon before and had some questions about God, Adam and Eve, etc! We were able to talk with him and teach him a bit using the Book of Mormon! He accepted a new copy of the Book of Mormon and we are planning to visit his work again this week.
|Trainers and Trainees!|
It reminded me of something that Elder Rasband taught, two general conferences ago, "What should you be looking for in your own life? What are God’s miracles that remind you that He is close, saying, 'I am right here'? Think of those times, some daily, when the Lord has acted in your life—and then acted again. Treasure them as moments the Lord has shown confidence in you and in your choices. But allow Him to make more of you than you can make of yourself on your own. Treasure His involvement. Sometimes we consider changes in our plans as missteps on our journey. Think of them more as first steps to being 'on the Lord’s errand.' "
I know as we have faith, hit the ground running, and are obedient, that God leads our path. He loves us so much and shows his hand in our lives if we are willing to see it.
Love you all!!