March 31, 2014
It's spring in Gumi and the blossoms are out! We've had a great week, and I'm so grateful to be a missionary. There are always so many MIRACLES!!!!! And they really show how much Heavenly Father is doing for us.
This week's miracle moment: This past week, Sister Park and I planned to visit a less active in an area kind of far away. That means a long bus rides. Bus rides are great as a missionary because you get to sit next to people. You just get on, and as soon as someone sits next to you, you start talking. We find so many people on the buses. Usually my companion and I don't sit together so that we can talk to more people. But on that day, half way there, Sister Park rushes up the bus aisle and sits down. She looked really excited.
Alright. The transfer before I came to Gumi, there was an investigator, Sister Han Seungmi. She was progressing and had a baptismal date in October. All of a sudden, she texted the missionaries and told them never to talk to her again. The missionaries spent hours and hours trying to find her back and contact her, but she never responded. They finally had to give up. Now, it's March. Almost 6 months later.
Sister Han Seungmi was on that bus. We got off at the same stop and she was heading to the rice cake shop where our less active worked! We started to talk to her, and she was so friendly. She said that she was sorry, expressed how her heart had changed, and asked if she could come to church again. We said yes! Of course! She said we were welcome to visit her later and teach her again.
Miracles: 1. Sister Park was there. She gets transferred in a week. If we had ran into Sister Han even two weeks later than we did, I wouldn't have known who she was. I'd never met her before.
2. Sister Han has renewed interest in the gospel. Amazing.
3. We got on the same bus and got off at the same stop with the same destination.
The work is real! In D&C 4, it says that "a marvelous work is about to come forth". That is no longer the case; that marvelous work is happening NOW!!! I'm so grateful to be a part of it. I love missionary work!!!!!!!
I love you all so much!