Monday, June 20, 2016

Week 32 in Field!

Last PDAY, we went on a trip to Chiang Rai!
We left Chiang Mai bright and early at around 6am in a Rot Deng ("Red Car")

This is what a Rot Deng looks like! 

Natural Hot Spring! 

You can buy quail eggs cooked by this natural spring...They're actually really yummy! 

White Temple 

This reminds of the darkside from the Lion King ..


Our fearless District Leader...inviting others to come unto Christ while riding a giant bird...

A choir of sheep! 

On Wednesday, we went for another trip up the mountains to visit our members and investigators! 
The air was so refreshing! 

Service at our District President's home

Pulling weeds with our bare hands... 

Biking to and from our service activity, we biked a total of about 3 hours!

In Chiang Mai, I have the privilege of joining primary class and helping translate!

This week was another week filled with many miracles. All week, my companion and I did our best to find, and teach. 
Despite our efforts, we ended up with no progressing investigators and no one we taught showed up to Sacrament.
But, the Lord is merciful and lead two of His other lost sheep to church on Sunday!

After the meetings were over, we had the opportunity to teach one of these investigators.
As we taught the Restoration, I wasn't sure how our investigator, a teenage girl, was feeling, but I could tell that she felt something. 
I prayed in my heart for our words to reach this girl's heart. 
Near the end of the lesson, what we had planned to say became no longer important. 
I knew we should stop the lesson and really just focus on her. 
She was fighting to hold back her tears.
As she struggled to express how she was feeling, we testified of the Holy Ghost's presence and its role in helping us feel God's love!
It was a very powerful experience for me, my companion and the investigator. 

The second powerful experience from Sunday happened while we taught an older lady in her home later on that day. 
Her home was littered with beer bottles and other garbage and as we tried to teach her the Restoration, she didn't really seem interested. 
She had the TV on loudly, and seemed more interested in the fact that I am Korean than the message of the gospel. 
As we taught, I pleaded with the Lord to soften her visibly hardened heart...and gradually, and miraculously, her heart did soften! 
She whole countenance changed and she was a different person from the person that she was at the beginning of that lesson.

The only possible answer to these two phenomenal occurrences is that Heavenly Father truly loves each of His Children.
He had reached out to two of His precious daughters in a very special way that day. 

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