Here's the highlights of the last two weeks, and just the tip of the iceberg:
We ended up throwing a last minute Halloween party for English class, and in an effort to invite as many people as possible, somehow we ended up throwing a Primary activity! It was crazy... nearly 40 more people showed up than our usual 5... and nearly all were children! Ahhh... it was craziness and lots of stress, but turned out super well! We got quite a few less actives and potential investigators to show up with their kids.
Last Sunday we had a huge family home evening with our investigators (이예은 and 이조은), their dad (이기원, aka one of the biggest miracles I've seen on my mission man), and a couple families in the ward! It was a blast... we made a tree of gratitude, played signs, and ate a huge feast! We started meeting with his daughters a couple weeks ago when they came to church with their dad! They are super sweet, and progressing super well. They will probably get baptized at the end of this month! (Lots of baptisms will be coming in the next month... I hope I am here to see them! I love Cheomdan!)
These last two weeks I have seen so many miracles... a lot of them have been small, yet have testified to me of the love of Heavenly Father for us, His Children! I have become more sensitive to them than I have at any other time in my life... and I often feel so overwhelmed with gratitude and love. This place is incredible. This experience is incredible. I love these people so much. And I'm looking forward to all the miracles I will continue to witness in the coming months!
A scripture I would like to share is one that I think I've shared previously... found in 2 Nephi 5:27! This week, for whatever reason, my district leader encouraged us to focus on sharing short, yet incredibly powerful scriptures with others as we visit them. This one has become one of my favorites! It speaks in reference to the Nephites, some time after they separated from their brethren, the Laminates. The Nephites were a righteous people, who stuck to the statues of God and were obedient. It says, "And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness." Happiness can be found amongst those who understand the teachings of the Prophets and Savior, those who apply it to their lives, and live in accordance with that knowledge. Happy lives are not necessarily easy lives--all people experience hardship in life, for that is part of God's plan for our benefit! But happiness comes from living in faith, hope, and love that our Savior gives to us!
Anywho, email time is running short. Enjoy the pictures! Love ya'll!
Sister Marissa Hatch