Once again we have been richly blessed with a week full of teaching, serving, and testifying.
Sister Curtis is going home this transfer (2 weeks) and I have really been stressing about taking over this area. There is so much work going on, so many things to keep track of, precious souls we are teaching and I don't want to mess it up. I can truly testify that He does qualify the called. Each day there is something that happens that is a clear sign of Him preparing me. This week was full of those moments. We were blessed with two more people to teach on top of the handful of people that we are already teaching weekly! What a blessing!
Tuesday night Soo and Yeageon (our Korean investigators) made a full on Korean dinner for us at a members house. SOOOO GOOOD! Afterwards we taught them about the Word of Wisdom. When asked if he believed this was a commandment from God Yeageon said, "Yes of course, because I am his son and he doesn't want me to be harmed." I LOVE IT! They both felt that it was true, but something had been troubling them. In Korean culture I guess drinking is a big portion of business, I think its like a sign of unity in business. They want to live the word of wisdom, but they want to know how they are suppose to do it in Korea. We bore testimony of how God will provide a way, and then scheduled an appointment to meet with the bishop for a lesson since he does lots of business in Korea. He had great experiences to share with them of how deciding not to drink actually had a positive effect in his business relations. People respected him for sticking to his beliefs.
There was a Korean girl from the ward that has been coming to lessons with us with Soo and Yeageon. At the end of the Word of Wisdom lesson she told us that Soo and Yeageon are very important, and since they are going to go live back in Korea they need to be fully integrated into the church before they leave so they can continue to build the church in Korea. It was just a really cool thing to hear, we aren't just teaching, those that we teach or going to share their testimony's with others. Its going to be a continuous cycle. The effect we have in this world i think often times wont be seen, but that doesn't mean its not there.
I don't have much time left so I'm going to finish with this last experience...last night we were heading to dinner. I had the thought to go visit someone who lived on the same street that we were heading down. We talked about visiting this person and then decided we weren't gong to because we would be late to dinner...as we were about to pass her house I found myself stopping and parking the car. Even though we had just decided to not stop at the house. We say a prayer, and go knock on the door. The situation that we walked in on, lets just say wasn't what we were expecting. We were able to share a message and bare testimony. I learned two things, don't ever disregard promptings, and building your faith is an on going process, a process that can never be neglected or one day we might wake up and be somewhere we never thought we would be. Serving in YSA has really opened my eyes, temptation in this world is real.
Don't ever disregard a prompting from the spirit, you never know who might be in need.
Sister Efnor So my comp loves kittens. SO- i guess i do too! haha...