Monday I rode the subway here to Sangin! We rode a subway for a bit, then a train, then a subway again! My first impression of the new area: HUGE! Daegu is a huge city, my area is a part of it. Anyway, our house is like a two minute walk from the subway terminal, and the church is literally next to our house, which is super nice! Way useful. My new companion is Elder M from Boise, Idaho. He is the oldest in his family, and just a great person. So patient, encouraging, positive, and hardworking. Something funny about Elder M--he has created a bit of a tradition with me and his last companion, haha. When I use the bathroom, he stands outside the door and starts singing some sort of Disney song in a jazzy voice, vibrato and all, haha! One of these days I am going to set up a camera to get it... ;)
|Here is my new companion, Elder M|
|Here I am with a bunch of Allie's MTC friends--I saw them all on transfer day!|
Then we visited the same ward brother today at his doctor's office! He is super cool. He speaks English pretty well, so he told us some different words in English and Korean--one being "test," as in a functionality test. That was a few hours ago. Well just now somebody called the church phone, and I answered and I wasn't sure exactly what the guy was talking about, but then he used the word we had just learned, and it all clicked! Haha, blessings and a tender mercy!
|Look closely--I am eating octopus!|
Well, I love you all so much. Remember that God expects us to use our agency to follow Him, but He doesn't make us do it without help. He guides us and encourages us along the way. In fact, He carries us--we don't realize nealy His great influence in our lives. He wants us to turn to Him and remember His son--the sacrifice He performed for all of us that enables us to return to Him again. He knows us. He knows our strengths, and he puts us in situations where we can develop them and serve others. He knows our weaknesses, and puts us in situations where we can recognize them and overcome them through His Son. I am grateful for a God who knows me--He knows exactly how I will act, and He knows what I need to have in my life to help me to turn to him, to trust him, and love Him. He knows!
Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend. (Mosiah 4:9)
I hope and pray that we remember that, and rely on Him who knows all things.