|This is Sister Brady and I on our cute little table. Featuring our favorite lettuce meat wraps because tortillas don't exist in Korea!|
|Our walk to the beach to Stickerboard Proselyte. Everyone looking their best thanks to the blinding sun!|
|The top of our hike this morning for p-day. Because this is at the top of the mountain it is supposed to give you a lot of power when you touch it.|
|The Prayer towers|
|This is where Sister Brady and I studied this week. In the cute little red Buddhist thing. President Barrow asked us all to do our studies outside of our house from now on, so we've been finding fun places to study!|
|You could see everywhere from our hike! Love you guys!|
Well hello everybody!
First, this week Elder Oaks came and visited our mission! Everything about that was just the greatest. We all got to shake his hand and when he looked at you it was like he was staring through your soul. The power behind him was amazing. I never pictured him as a comedian, but Elder Oaks is super funny! He talked a lot about the power behind all of the positive touches we leave on people and how that can effect them. The whole talk just seemed to answer prayer after prayer for us all.
This week Sister Brady and I were walking to church and passed this lady, we said hello and she looked at us and said hello back! Except the cool part was, she actually said hello in English! She is from America and is here as an English teacher. She asked us if she could be part of our 30/30 (we typically teach 30 minutes of one on one English, or in her case Korean, then then next 30 minutes we teach about the gospel.) program and come to church with us next week. Talk about blessings being thrown into our lap!
Each week we teach a free English class at the church. As we were walking out of a gas station this past week a man asked us if we could teach his family English. We told him about our English program and him and his whole family showed up at English class. It was sooooo awesome. We are super excited about having a new family at English class. English class is the number one way in Korea that people get baptized and introduced to the church. Right now we have 15 non members and 2 less actives attending class every week. Two of the families that attend regularly were past investigators that, because of Korean tradition they have to follow the religion of their mother in law, couldn't take lessons from the missionaries anymore. They love the church and being around the missionaries so they come every single week. It has been such a big testimony builder to me of what people have to go through to come to the church. There are so many sacrifices made around the world that we forget or don't realize. It makes you realize how lucky you are to have the gospel so close and not have to give up anything really to have it. The faith of these families that one day they will have the opportunity to have the gospel is amazing. I feel like I get to learn more from them every week than I could ever teach them.
Love and miss everyone!
Love, Sister Stout