heart that, although maybe Sister Thornley and I couldn't understand her very well, and although maybe she couldn't understand our Korean very well, that she would be able to feel our love for her and be able to feel the spirit testify to her that what we were teaching was true. I felt the spirit so strong As we taught about Joseph Smith seeing God the Father and Jesus Christ that I couldn't hold back tears. I know that she felt the spirit too. At the end of the lesson she said that she said that she wanted to meet again and hear more. She said that she has a friend that speaks english really well that she wants to invite to come with her next time! I know that although I am so inadequate and have so many weaknesses, God will strengthen us as we turn to Him and rely on Him. The spirit is the key to conversion. I have learned this more than ever on my mission. I remember the topic of my farewell talk was the spirit and I talked about how it is the spirit that converts, not us. I have come to understand that so much better on my mission. I know that this is God's work, and that it must be done in His way.
We invited a 22 year old girl who has been coming to our english class for the last month or so to start doing family english program with us so we could share spiritual messages with her personally and she said yes! We were able to explain to her this last week why we chose to come on missions and also teach her about God and prayer. She doesn't have any believe in God now, but we hope as we continue to teach her, her heart will be opened. It's a real blessing to be able to teach people that have absolutely no belief in God! It's so hard for me to imagine what life would be like if I thought that way.
This last Tuesday Sister Thornley and I decided to only speak Korean to each other! I have never heard Sister Thornley so quiet! haha. I've always been so impressed though by how much Korean she can understand. Why better than when I was a trainee:) We did really well in trying to only speak Korean. This week we have a more intense goal. We can only speak english during companionship study, 12 week program, and english class! Pray for us! We know that as we strive to speak out
mission language as much as we can, that we will be able to see miracle!
A couple things I learned/thought about this week that I want to share real quick!
-Alma 29:14 "But I do not joy in my own success alone, but my joy is more full because of the success of my brethren, who have been up to the land of Nephi." I am so blessed to have so many righteous friends that have chose to serve missions. I have loved being able to here of their experiences and their successes! So shoutout to all of you!<3 Thank you for your incredible examples to me! Success is sometimes hard to see here in Korea, but I trust that God has place me here for a reason and I am so grateful for that.
-3 Nephi 13:34 "take therefore no though for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. sufficient is the day unto the evil therof" I love this scripture so much! Live in the
moment!<3 -and there are a million other things I learned too but I don't have time so...
Hope you all have a great week! I'm so grateful for this time I can dedicate my life to the service of God.
I love you!
Sister Courtney Hurley<3
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