Things are starting to warm up here in Korea! I didn’t even wear a big jacket one day! Wooh! That means spring is coming!
Well it’s official…I have hit my year mark as a missionary in Korea! What!? Where has the time gone! Stop going so fast! It’s crazy, but it’s neat to look back through my journals and see how much I’ve grown and learned in the last year. Heavenly Father has definitely blessed me and given me more than I could ever ask for or even imagine here in Korea. Heavenly Father is the best.
I heard a question the other day that really struck me: “Will your mission be your spiritual peak, or your spiritual beginning?” It made me think about the future and how my mission is not over when it’s finished. I still have to work and move forward everyday to become a little more Christ-like–a little kinder, a little gentler, a little more patient… I just love that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can improve and become something better than we were the day before. I love that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can keep progressing and repenting and moving forward, even if we fall short sometimes. I love that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ we can work on serving and blessing others. I just love the Gospel of Jesus Christ, period.
Anyway, this week we met one of our wonderful friends from Germany! She’s going back to Europe soon so we went to a cafe and had Tim Tam slams. We decided to make her a little gift package that included a bunch of yummy snacks and candy and put our testimonies in a German Book of Mormon for her and marked some of our favorite scriptures. We weren’t sure how she would take it, (we’ve never had a formal gospel discussion with her), but she seemed really grateful for it.
She texted us later that night and told us, “L., Stastny, N.- you are the sweetest and smiliest persons I have met here and I love you soo much! Thanks for the book, I hope it can give me some inspiration. See you again.” We almost screamed when we read it because we were so happy. She’s really special and we’re excited about the future for her. She’s awesome!
Hope you have a good week and have lots of missionary experiences of your own!
❤ Sister Stastny