Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Christmas!


Can you believe that Christmas has come and gone? This week has been absolutely insane, but so many memorable moments and miracles.

On Tuesday, was the big mission Christmas Conference. It was such a great MTC reunion, old companion reunion, and SISTER reunion! It all started off with a President Morrise talking about how our mission is a tapestry and how each individual missionary is like a piece of fabric in the tapestry. When one is missing, the tapestry is not as valuable as it could be. Then he played the ㅋㅋㅋ It was great because we got to see some pretty epic photos of missionary work. After that, we had the best lunch which included mash potatoes, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pie! Ah, it was almost like being in America but a little bit better. ㅋㅋㅋ I am kidding. After lunch, we heard an awesome song and then did this "transfer activity". Essentially, we recreated every transfer activity since the MTC to now. It was so much fun to see old companions and districts. The best part of the transfer activity was that I got to see my Korean sister again! When it was time for us to be companions, we just started jumping up and down. It was so great to see her again!! 
song by David Archuleta with all of our mission pictures attached to it.

The highlight of mission conference was testimony meeting. All of the returning missionaries shared their testimonies of the savior, their mission, and how they are going to apply what they learned to the rest of their lives. It was so great to see how much they have grown over their mission. I am a little bias and loved the testimonies of my trainer and greenie breaker. Essentially they went from not being able to bear any testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, to being able to say that they know it is true without any hesitation. We were all so sad to see them go, but we know that they did what they were supposed to do. Korea needs more people like them!

The rest of the week was spent trying to help spread the true meaning of Christmas to the people around us. We attempted this by doing some caroling, passing out cards with "He is the Gift" on it, and sharing the message that Christ lives and has restored his gospel on the earth. I'm not really sure what or if anything came from it, but there were definitely some smiles. People came up to us asking us what made us so happy, and all we could do was share our testimony. Truly that is the answer to their question. 

I am so happy to be a missionary, especially during this special season. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! 


Sis. Chao

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