Monday, 28 October 2013

Exciting Week


A missionary co-ordination meeting we had last week. Our Ward mission leader took us to a restaurant that specialises in saucy raw crab dish '게장'. T'was delicious. Sister Boone doesn't like seafood especially when it's raw so the elders and I got to eat extra.



We had a semi-stake Halloween Party. I dressed up as a chef and wore my 'Cook-Of-Mormon' apron. (show it to Eleni please) and Sister Boone dressed up as an elf. I drew elf ears and stuck them on her but people kept asking what she is and why she has Budda ears... so she got another person to redo elf ears haha. It was a fun night. Sister Boone and I were in charge of the candy throw activity, where people throw gummy bears into people's mouths.


Just a normal day on the streets of Korea~

Monday, 14 October 2013

My companion, Sister Boone

Introducing Sister Boone

HELLO! 
My name is Sister Laura Boone I am 167cm tall, 23 years old, and I am a Mormon ...missionary! I am from the USA in Arizona, but despite no ocean in AZ among my greatest dreams is to learn how to surf. My favorite Korean food is Kimchi jiggae and Korean Soymilk/Bean noodles its not really like soymilk but its really delicious and sadly only available in summer. 

One of my favorite parts of missionary work is when someone says their first verbal prayer to our heavenly father. There is no experience that compares to how much you can feel Gods love for them and you simultaneously! The hardest parts are being constantly faced with your weaknesses, and having to face them, because running away from them just makes you have to face them again later, and they are always worse by then. But the pros outweigh the cons 100 to 1 in missionary work. It is incredibly difficult-tailor made and heaven sent experience. 

I really enjoyed my time with Sangji and for those of you who have never seen her in action I'll have you know that she is a natural born missionary and she already had done and will continue to do great things. 

My favorite scripture lately is found in the Book of Mormon 1Nephi 3:7 "...I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." There is no commandment too difficult or insurmountable but that God will give us a way to do it. He who knows all, sees the way when we cannot see it. Trust Him, ask Him and He will lead you. I bear witness of that truth!

Keep the faith,
Sister Laura Boone

p.s. tune in next time with funny quirks of Sangji you may or may not have known about :)



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Kimchi~ A quick photo at a bus stop.


Our district out hiking 
Me after doing personal study at the top of the mountain 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Happiness

Dear Blog,

I don't have much time to email today so it's a short one. We went hiking to Moodng Mt today as it is our P-day. We went as a District and we had such a great time. We got up to the peak and ate Kimbab and Tteock for lunch then had our personal study time. It was the perfect environment to be in. 

I just wanna say this work makes me so happy. When I see my investigators grow and their thirst for the Gospel increases, it makes me so happy. It's a peaceful happiness that stays in my heart. Two of our investigators are really starting to open their heart to the Gospel now that makes me so happy.

The other night, we were talking to some people at the Bus stop and we were leaving but as we were leaving I spotted this woman who was looking at us so intently. We went up to her to introduce ourselves and talk to her. She kept saying we looked so happy. She saw us getting rejected by the people who we talked to at the bus stop but she noticed that those rejections didn't alter our happiness.

I know that the whole purpose of the Gospel is for us to have happiness.
"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." ( Helaman 5:12, Book of Mormon.)

I know that sometimes in life we feel that way. Sometimes we feel like there is a 'whirlwind', 'hail' and 'storms in life but if our lives our built on the foundation of Jesus Christ then we can still find peace and happiness midst that. We have someone to rely on during the disaster times.

P.S Next week, I'm gonna get my companion to write to you.