Thursday, April 16, 2015

What a Week!

Hello! This week here has been great! I'll start off by telling a funny story that happened this week. A little background information is needed first. :) So in Korea a lot of the older people eat dog. Yes, dog. They eat it especially in the summertime when it is easy to get dehydrated. I had been teasing Sister Oh about it all week. Then one day we had knocked on several doors and no one answered, but at every door there was a loud, barking dog. We went up to one house and knocked and got nothing but barking. We were tired and frustrated and all of a sudden I hear Sister Oh saying, "Do you want to go to Korea? No? Then shhhhh." The dog continued to bark and she said, "Careful, I know how to cook you!" She was just joking but it was soooo funny! It was just the thing that we needed to lighten our day! It was hilarious! 
We have had some awesome member missionary experiences this week! In ward coordination we had Sister Navarre, one of the ward missionaries, share her experiences of following the promptings she got when we did a member inspire lesson with her. She had two people come to her mind and both of the people are people that she doesn't really contact very often. She decided to write them both letters and invite them to meet with missionaries. She got a response from both of them! One of them has had some major medical issues and has not felt very well. She said that she is not looking into changing her religion, but that when she is feeling better, she would love to meet with missionaries. The other person responded through a phone call and said that she would love to come to church with Sister Navarre. There was a Relief Society activity a few days later, and so Sister Navarre invited her to come. She did and she loved it! Then on Sunday, both her and her husband attended the Garrison Creek ward! It was awesome! After Sister Navarre shared that, Sister Hunting shared an experience. She took some pass-along cards to the dog park and talked with a lady for about 45 minutes about Jesus Christ. The woman was raised Muslim and was going through a hard time and Sister Hunting shared with her the hope that Jesus Christ brings. They exchanged phone numbers and are going to get together soon! After Sister Hunting shared, Brother Johnson shared that Amanda, a lady that works for him, was complaining one day, and so he showed her an uplifting Mormon Message! She loved it! That all was shared within about 10 minutes! Once Sister Navarre shared her experience, everyone was just hungry to share theirs! We were sharing those stories with the Browns last night, and their eight year old daughter shared her experience! She gave one of her friends the set of children's scriptures and invited her to read them. A few days later she followed up and her friend had read some of it! She loved it! She then invited her friend to church, and she came! The members here are just on fire! It has been so awesome!
Another funny story: There is a member family in our ward that has had some huge trials the last few years. The husband got Sickle Cell 5 years ago and was in a coma for three months. He lost an eye, went deaf, and had to completely learn how to walk again. He now has a Cochlear implant on the right side and is getting the left one next month. They can't do much about the eye so he doesn't see very well. Well, he has decided that it is time for him to get mobile again. How does he want to do this? He want to buy a MOTORCYCLE! He has his heart set on buying a 3 wheeled motorcycle and SOON. He even went online and bought one but the dealer called his house and his wife answered and put a stop to that REAL quickly. He is still convinced. They were kind of bickering about it when we were there the other day and Sister Oh shared an experience when she was trying to stop eating so much sugar. Her trainer suggested that she pray about it. She thought it was a strange thing to pray about, but she did it anyway. She saw miracles happen from that. She suggested that they pray individually and as a couple about him getting the bike. All of a sudden he smiled and said, "So, you're saying that I should pray for the strength to ride a motorcycle? I can do that!" His wife glared at him and said, "I don't think that's what she meant!" He is still dead set on getting the bike and she is still dead set on him not getting the bike. 
Moral of the story is, PRAY! It will change your life. More importantly, it will change your eternity! I testify that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. They love us. They want us to talk with them about our lives. They want us to counsel with them. We do that through prayer! In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

Sister Keele

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