Saturday, September 27, 2014

September 25th 2014 MTC

Okay so it started on Sunday when we were able to watch and participate in the Ogden Temple Dedication. That was seriously the coolest thing I have ever seen. I have never seen a dedication before so watching it was really cool. I had no idea the process for dedicating temple was. I loved all the talks but my favorite part was when we sang Spirit of God. It brought all theses good memories of the back east trip when we were at the Kirkland Temple and it was just a reaffirmation that I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God and that he did see Heavenly Father and our Savior. He did so much work for the church to be restored and I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have of this church.

Then on Tuesday we had our devotional like every week but guess who came this time.... ELDER M. RUSSEL BALLARD!! And for this devotional I sang in the choir... Yes, you heard that correctly, I willingly volunteered myself to sing. We sang Joseph's First Prayer and it was arranged so differently. It was very spiritual. Elder Ballard said that is the best arrangement of that song that he has ever heard. I bet he was just being nice but it is nice to be appreciated :) His talk was seriously sooo amazing!! He talk about a lot of different things like: 
How the Gospel is about Families
WE (all) are servants and we are to build of the Kingdom of God
Always have the spirit with you
Come to know the scriptures
Setting Goals
Get Up and WORK, you are still alive make your life worth something
Ahh.. he talk about soo much... Definitely my two favorite things he questioned us and made me really think and I ask you to do the same is:

How much do I love the Lord?
How precious is one Soul?

After every devotional we have a District meeting discussing the things we have learned and felt. And this was propably the most spiritual meeting. Not gonna lie, I ended up bawling while I was talking because it was seriously so strong. So let me just tell you what happened first. Sister Moyer ( a sister in my district) started talking about how she loves the Lord and what would have been going through his head after he just suffered all the sins of the world. What do you think he was thinking as he was be spit upon, whipped, mocked, and then crucified on the cross? Love. "Father forgive them, for they know not of what they do." And that seriously hit me hard and I was all fine and I raise my hand to comment and as I began to speak I could feel the tear coming on and if you know me you know that I don't handle crying in front of people well so I started to talk to myself and prep myself and like waving at my face to stop crying. It just got worse. Anyways, I don't even remember what I said and I didn't know what I was saying at the time, but my testimony has grown for the love of my Savior.
Elder Ballard talked a lot about the worth of souls and what he suffered for us and how selfish is it to keep it from others.

So this week was spirtually good one to say the least!


레빗 자매 (pretty sure thats how you spell Leavitt) 

The cutest, sweetest Natives in the whole world

This is all of the sister in the Korean Branch at our last Queso Party! (ignore how horrendous I look, I just showered)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Couple little things from her letters. Mom's will like one of them especially.

Hanna's District

Hey family & friends!
This week was a really good week!! We had some awesome devotionals. On Sunday we have been told to start keeping a study journal. It really hit me hard. The point of a study journal is to start to recognize when Heavenly Father is prompting you or blessing you. And to me that is really important. Sometimes when I am here I sometimes "forget" whos work I am doing. I really want you to all to take a moment out of your day and count your blessing that God had given you that day. You would be surprise to see how much he has a hand in each day we live. Since I have started this study journal I have realize that I have promptings. Oh, and I am always have something to say in class. This is usually not really me. I feel that I can feel the spirit prompting me to say things that I normally wouldn't. Also in our devotionals we talked about in-actives. Us, as missionaries are suppose to reach out to those who have been in the church but have lost their way. The speaker had us stand up if we have members in our families who are in-active. EVERY SINGLE MISSIONARY stood up. They told us that we must treat each investigator as if they were our family trying to bring them back to the Lord. I really want you to think about that. Pray for those and guide a hand to those in our family or seem like family to bring them back to him. I think this is really important, because if we can't bring our own family back how are we suppose to bring back others who are not our family.

                                 Poor Hanna………hang in there. 

She worries about me
This is sooooo Hanna.