Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trusting in the Lord

Well.... we didn't meet our goal to give away 5 copies of the Book of Mormon. However, we did increase our faith and learned a lot about relying on and trusting in the Lord's timing. Every day we leave our house after kneeling and saying a prayer together as a companionship. So, on Monday when we prayed, we sincerely pleading with Heavenly Father to allow us to meet our goal to give away the Book of Mormon that day. It was our Prep day so we didn't really think much would happen until later that night, but to our surprise the Lord already was blessing us with opportunities. While we were on the train heading to my greeny area, Anyang, to go shopping, I was practicing some new Korean grammar I learned with my companion. I noticed a woman in her 20's who was staring at us. Now it's pretty normal for people to stare at me, so I just ignored it and continued to talk to my companion as she continued to stare. Just as our stop to get off was coming she asked us about our church and said she was curious completely catching us by surprise. My companion without even thinking just instantly started introducing the Book of Mormon and got the woman's phone number and we promised to call her apologizing that we had to get off at that stop. I was in complete amazement seeing this miracle unfold before my eyes. As soon as we got off the train I just started smiling with joy as I ask my companion and I soak in what just happened. Later we called her and she is totally interested in meeting with the missionaries!! Except, she lives in another zone area so we had to refer her to the mission office who will then refer her to the missionaries who serve where she lives. Either way, it was a cool miracle to meet her like that.
On Tuesday, my companion began our proselyting time with a prayer. We only had about 2 or so hours to give out a Book of Mormon so we really needed to rely on the Lord. We had planned ahead a time where we wanted to go and when we got there I noticed an elderly woman who had a small cart for groceries kind of like the ones we take to the beach When we walked past her something about the cart sparked an interest in me. It really was a prompting from the Holy Ghost, but it was so quiet I didn't notice it. But after we passed her I felt a stronger prompting and when I turned back to look at her I saw she was trying to walk with her cart except one of the wheels was broken. So immediately I told Sister Jeong that we had to go help her and so we did. We ended up walking about 3 or 4 blocks ( I sent pictures of where we walked) carrying her cart as we talked to her. When we got to her house she was so grateful that she wanted to give us money, but that's not what we do. We aren't paid. We just simply wanted to do service for her. So after explaining that to her, somehow... with all the Korean I couldn't fully understand what was going on. But somehow my companion got this old woman to take the Book of Mormon and commit to read it. Completely left me amazed! Definitely made our night. We continued trying to talk to other people, but that was the only Book of Mormon given out that day.
The rest of the week our schedule was a lot busier, but whenever we had free time we were outside diligently trying to find people to talk to. That patterned followed all the way to Sunday night. We said many many prayers silently and together as companions, trying to best follow the promptings from the Holy Ghost, but it seems as though the harder and harder we tried to talk to people, the more and more rejection we were receiving. We never were able to reach our goal, but I still saw a miracle each day. One day I talked to a man from Florida. NOT KOREAN, except i thought he was. We had a really good friendly conversation and so I felt as though that is why we went to the place we went. And last night we met a woman who met missionaries a long time ago. And she said she wants to meet again and she'll call us. So even though we never gave out Book of Mormon's the still used us in other ways. I know that when I am prepared and I'm striving to be obedient to all the mission rules and keep all the commandments that the Lord is using me to do His work. He strengthens my abilities and provides guidance. I love being the Lord's representative!

Some other random things are that I've been teaching my companion some Disney and Christmas songs. She can sing Supercalifragilisticexpalidous and grandma got ran over by a reindeer fluently. :) haha Don't worry she teaches me some Korean too. However, her famous quote is "I'm a Korean but I'm not good at Korean." haha she is funny. Oh, I also see my car everywhere!! Each time it reminds me that I miss driving! Thankfully I haven't seen the car in red here so it's not my same car. :) haha Oh and this week are going to the temple! I love temple days. Ya know why?
 Psalm 21:4"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple."
Sister Kelly

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