This week there’s been a big scare with MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). It hasn’t really affected our missionary work at all! Just mouth-masks and hand sanitizer are sold out at all the pharmacies. We got permission to wear masks if we want to, but I haven’t been able to find any, so just doing missionary work as normal here. It’s actually been an easy way to get a conversation started with anyone-
“Are you wearing that because of MERS?”
“Yes I am. How do you know Korean and can you tell me about that blue book in your hand?”
…and then the rest is history! Haha!
Anyway, this week has been really good! We’ve been trying to work a lot with members and part-member families in need and have seen a lot of blessings from it. We haven’t had a lot of opportunities to teach investigators lately, but because we want to prepare and practice for when we are blessed to teach, we’ve been asking the members to help us out with practice lessons. Because my companion is still fairly new and not completely comfortable with Korean yet it’s been a good, non-pressuring way to practice without the fear of making mistakes.
I think it’s helped members in the ward trust us more and show them that we really do care about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and want to teach it with everyone we can. We’re hoping that the more we work with them, the more they will develop the courage to ask their friends to meet with us because their testimony will grow and they will have faith that the Spirit will testify through us and bless others.
Every day we are blessed to see miracles-whether they seem big or small. We know that Heavenly Father is watching out and guiding us. We’re so thankful for all our blessings!
Funny moment of the week:
When my companion who comes from a place where it’s not bad to say the H or D word over the pulpit (ie. AUSTRALIA), gets up in Zone Conference and bears her beautiful testimony that you can’t teach without the spirit, and slips out that if you’re teaching without the spirit then what the ( H—insert word here) are you doing! I think it nearly knocked half of the elders in our district off our their seats in shock. Regardless of that, the spirit was still strong as she was spoke! 🙂 Love her!
❤ Sister Stastny