Saturday, September 27, 2014

General Women's Meeting

OK, I have to say I LOVED the General Women's Meeting! From the opening prayer all the way to the last "Amen!" But I have to say that my favorite part was the Korean Primary kids singing! They were so CUTE in their hanboks! And it was amazing to see the Seoul Temple there, too!

"We have been given spiritual light to bless the world around us." That was one of my favorite quotes. "Discipleship does not have to be a bitter experience."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down!

OK, I knew it was raining hard, but until we went into the tabang and saw the TV news, I didn't know how hard! Lots of rain, lots of flooding, and it looked like there was even a bus that got washed away! From the TV reports, it looks like there's a lot of damage in our beloved Busan!

I think Sis. Green is right. We're going to go home, change clothes, and get ready for some Helping Hands service!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The heavens are opened once again

Now that Sis. Green is feeling better, I thought we could get some good work done. I may have been a little premature in my thinking.

교리와 성약 제 4 편 (D&C 4)

I should have posted this a long time ago:

    이제 보라, 기이한 일이 바야흐로 사람의 자녀들 가운데 나타나려 하는도다. 
    그러므로 오 너희, 하나님을 섬기는 일에 나서는 자들아, 너희가 마지막 날에 하나님 앞에 흠 없이 설 수 있도록 삼가 너희 온 마음과 능력과 생각과 힘을 다하여 그를 섬기라. 
    그러므로 만일 너희에게 하나님을 섬기려는 소망이 있을진대, 너희는 그 일에 부르심을 받느니라. 
    이는 보라, 밭은 이미 희어져 추수하게 되었음이라. 또 바라보라, 자기 힘을 다하여 낫을 휘두르는 자, 그는 곳간에 쌓아 두는 자니, 멸망하지 아니하고 자기의 영혼에 구원을 가져오느니라. 
    그리고 하나님의 영광만을전념하여 구하는 눈과 함께 신앙, 소망, 자애와사랑이 그로 하여금 그 일을 행할 자격이 있게 하느니라. 
    신앙, 덕, 지식, 절제, 인내, 형제애, 경건, 자애, 겸손, 근면을기억하라. 
     구하라. 그리하면 너희는 받게 될 것이요, 두드리라. 그리하면 너희에게 열리리라. 아멘.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

An Ensign to the world!

Have you seen the new Ensign/Liahona for September? One of the feature stories is about the growth of the Church in Korea! It started back in Korean War times.

The president sent Kim Ho Jik to the USA to learn how to improve nutrition in the Korean diet. Bro. Kim met some members of the Church, and he got baptized. He came back and started teaching Sunday school in a military camp in Busan, and it grew from there. Missionaries started coming in 1955, and then in 1973, Pres. Kimball organized the first stake.

Now we have a temple, a bunch of stakes, four missions, TON of missionaries and more than 86,000 of some of the best members of the Church in the world!

Some of the early pioneers of the Church in Korea have been mission presidents in my mission: Han In Sang and Rhee Ho Nam. Pretty amazing!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Called to be served

I swear, nobody does service like the Saints! We had all kinds of people willing to help out when Sis. Green was sick. Some of the service was more appreciated than others, but we were willing to receive it all the same. It's so WONDERFUL to see how willing people are to help those in need — even if it is the missionaries!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Side effects

The good news is, it was the medicine that was messing with her head. I'm glad she's feeling better!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Power of the priesthood?

So the zonies came over, and Sis. Green perked right up! And that was before she got a blessing!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Holiday (추석)!

Monday is 추석 (Chuseok), kind of like the Korean Thanksgiving — it's pronounced "chew suck" and I don't think I want to use EITHER of those words around Sis. Green right now!

Chuseok is the Korean harvest festival, and everyone get together with their families and has a big meal and visits their ancestral homes...and ancestors. It's also a time when a lot of folks imbibe in rice wine. Major holiday.

It's also kind of a mix of Memorial Day, too. The tradition is to visit the ancestral graves and clean up around them. Korean graves are pretty cool. Instead of holes in the ground like we're used to in the USA, they're buried in mounds so the cemeteries are all bumpy.

I'm not sure how much celebrating we'll be doing with Sis. Green being under the weather. There are a lot of people traveling, especially since it's a Monday holiday. We'll see. It should be fun, though, and may be a chance to wear my hanbok! We'll just have to wait and see!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mosiah 2:17

It's probably wrong to say that I'm getting sick of Sis. Green being sick, so I won't say it. I feel sorry for her — it's got to be miserable being so sick so soon after coming into the country!

I'm beginning to relate a little bit to what it must be like for parents when a kid gets sick. You still love them, but you've got to clean up after them. I keep reminding myself what it says in Mosiah in the Book of Mormon, that when you serve another person, it's just like serving the Lord.

I really hope she gets better soon!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Using my training

Sis. Green doesn't seem to be getting any better, so I called the Mission President. He'll know what to do!

I remember when we were in the MTC they told us that if we didn't know a word we could sometimes use the English word, make gestures or use sound effects. It works!