Monday, March 30, 2015

I'm Coming Home ^^



안녕하세요!

I cannot believe that my final week in Korea is here. Seriously, as missionaries we always joke about how it feels like we were born, raised, and will forever live in Korea. But then our release date comes around and it is super confusing because it isn't supposed to end.

This past week, Sis. Reed and I have been working harder than ever to make sure that the transition to her is as smooth as possible. As we have been working incredibly hard, we have seen a lot of miracles! 

On Wednesday, we met a new investigator her name is Zero. She is a 24 year old Chinese Academy Teacher. She recently left China and has been trying to learn Korean and English. As we talked with her, she mentioned that she has never really had a religion because of where she grew up. As a result, she doesn't really know a lot about God and now that she is here, she really wants to learn about Him. 

Sunday, I said my last goodbye over the pulpit. The tears were just flowing everywhere. Fail. It was super embarrassing, but luckily one of the 6 year old primary girls pitied me and drew me a picture and gave me chocolate. She must have known that I can't wink because my picture she drew of me has me winking. Win. 

I have loved being a missionary for the past year and half. 
At the beginning of my mission, my testimony was still pretty weak and I definitely questioned whether or not I was still sane.
Now, I have no doubt it my mind that this is God's Church.
The Book of Mormon is true.
I know He lives.
This is His work and He loves the Korean people.

I'm super bummed to be done, but I know that I will be back. I kind of promised my ward that I would because I called them my Korean family. Sorry Mom and Dad. I will start saving money now.

I will be going to the mission home on Wednesday Morning. All of us will stay there for 2 days. On Wednesday, we will visit old areas and members/investigators. On Thursday we'll go to the temple and have a last meal with the mission president/testimony fireside and fly back Friday afternoon. All of the missionaries coming home with me will go to Texas, but then we will split up after that. We are super excited to be able to talk during the plane ride. AH! I am freaking out.

I love you and cannot wait to see you!

-Sis. Chao

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