At least half of our district got transferred last week, which is pretty weird adjusting. At this point the ratio is 7 Americans to 3 Koreans... and me and my companion are still the only sisters (covering pretty much all of Daejeon!). I'm excited for this transfer though!!
Yes, Wednesday was my birthday... and it was a great day!! Celebrated by doing the Lord's work and visiting quite a few less actives! There was some super cool timing going on there... as we were able to meet a couple for the first time! Let me just say... the Lord's timing IS PERFECT! For dinner me and my companion splurged a bit and ate some delicious bossam!! One of the most delicious foods in Korea, I think... and something I've only ate twice since leaving Cheomdan. It was a happy meal. :)
The rest of the week was just basically missionary work... and trying to find members who like getting their nails done... (our investigator does nail art during the weekdays so we were hoping to find members who could meet and build up a good relationship with her)... hahaha. Oh, the adventures of missionary life.
During my personal study this last week I've reflected a lot upon the light of Christ. I was reading both in St. John as well as Doctrine and Covenants and this phrase really stood out to me: "In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." (John 1:4-5) It was curious to me what it meant by the last part... the darkness comprehended it not. As I've pondered on that phrase I realized that people are born with the light! But according to their choices in life, they can either come closer to Christ or further from Him... as I've met and taught hundreds of people here in Korea, I've realized the truthfulness of this statement. There are those who recognize the light of truth and Christ and desire to know more, and those who are somewhat blind to it... even yesterday I had an interesting experience with a halmoni that emphasized this to me.
"And that which is of God is light, and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light, and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day." (Doctrine and Covenants 50:24)
As we draw closer to Christ, His light will grow brighter in us. It will illuminate our pathway and our understanding in this life. I testify of His love for us- for all of us!! Let's choice to turn toward Him and do things that will bring more light into our lives!
LOVE YOU ALL!
Sister Marissa Hatch