Here are some blessings, some tender mercies, and some miracles I've seen this last week*:
*In all reality, there were more than I could count!
~When I was in Dunsan ward doing a proselyting activity with the elders, I met a sister from the Philippines who had moved to Korea almost 10 years ago when she got married. She said she had been looking for the church here but without any success! We exchanged contact information and I gave her the address of the Samsung building. She said she lived a bit far away, but would try to go. After a few weeks of occasional contact with her, we referred her to another set of sisters (they had difficulties contacting her for some reason), and then yet another set of sisters (who live even closer... she's in the countryside!) The second set of sisters were able to meet her last week. Apparently she really tried hard to find the church in Korea, but got really confused on the church website. Her faith is so strong and she wants to raise her kids in the gospel, like she was. Also, for the last seven years she has been watching Mormon Messages on Youtube... Super crazy!! A bit of a miracle she found us that day. God really does know His children. He's aware of us!!
~Last week I had a special experience. My companion and I had no set appointments 'til late afternoon, so were seeking out less actives and previous investigators in North Daejeon. It was one of those days when you feel like the struggle is real... Either people aren't home or refuse to answer the door... lost your umbrella on the bus... bought another only to lose that one, too... and the rain is just pouring and pouring down. As my companion and I trudged along, I said a silent prayer. As the rain somehow unnaturally increased it's intensity to full-on bathroom shower mode, a most peculiar thing happened. I was drenched waist down, and yet an overwhelming sensation of peace came over me. I realized... I would be okay. Everything would be okay. In that moment my thoughts turned toward Christ. Because of him, all struggle, illness, fatigue, inadequacy, unfairness, mistakes--ALL THINGS would be okay.
Got to go now... love you all!!
Sister Marissa Hatch