The AP called us on Saturday to let us know that I will be leaving 이문(Imun)!! 😥 It feels surreal that I will actually be leaving 이문 in a few days… I’ve come to LOVE this area, the members of the branch and everyone I’ve been able to meet in the past 5 and a half months. I’ve been able to learn and grow as a missionary and mostly importantly as a daughter of God; beyond what I could imagine before I started my mission. As I bear my testimony of the happiness and peace you can find in knowing that we are children of God and that He has provided us a plan to return to live with Him again, my faith in Jesus Christ is strengthened everyday.
Even though I am really sad to leave my greenie area and all of the people I’ve built so much trust and friendship with, I am excited to see what God has planned for us in 강릉. I am so thankful for the opportunity I had to serve in 이문 with such amazing companions. Sister Kirton and Sister 염은진(Yeom) have both taught me about the importance of love and empathy through their example. Everyone wants to be understood and when we listen to others from their perspective, we can come to love them as Christ loves everyone.This is probably the most important lesson I’ve learnt so far on my mission.
To be honest, I am a bit nervous to be half-training my trainer’s companion, especially in a completely new area!!! My new companion will pretty much be training me again haha… I hope that I can be just as good of an example as my companions were to me.
My new branch, 강릉, is an even smaller branch than 이문!! I don’t know what to expect, but everyone’s been telling me that the scenery is beautiful and that there are beaches! 😀 It will definitely remind me of New Zealand ❤