May 8, 2017
We had a fun sports day this week where all the members in the stake gathered in a big city to play sports on the holiday. It was awesome to be able to spend some time with the members, grow friendships, and learn to love them more! We were driving home with a bunch of members, and on the way home, some of our members started singing hymns together. We were singing, “Nearer my God to Thee,” and I started looking out the window looking at the beautiful countryside thinking about how lucky I am to be serving with such great people! I almost started crying, my heart was just so full of gratitude to be with such amazing people.
Funnest experience of the week:
We had an appointment last Tuesday at the end of our P-day, and then she canceled right before. we had no plans and we were like “oh crap” and then the less active we have been working with calls and says “where are you?” (ps it was in low form in Korean and it sounds so much more funny in Korean) and then we said we were at the church and she said, “let’s play” and then hangs up the phone. hahah Then she comes to the church and opens the doors and yells, “Where are you at my daughters” (ps again in Korean–so much more funnier) and then we ran out and she pushed us in her car and took us driving around the city and we ate ice cream and we walked on the beach with her and talked with her for like an hour. SHE IS REALLY MY SECOND MOTHER I LOVE HER SO MUCH. We met with her again and she said that she has officially started reading the Book of Mormon from the beginning again and it’s hard for her, but she trusts us and wants to learn more. So she’s reading it! She’s been coming to church every week since we met her and SERIOUSLY IS THE BIGGEST BLESSING EVER! I’ll forever love her!
I’m learning lots, and honestly, I think this last transfer was the hardest and most challenging transfer for me. But I was thinking back about it last night, and this has also been the transfer I have learned the most, stretched myself the most, and strengthened my testimony the most. I’m grateful for trials and hardships that help me grow and become a better person. It’s a blessing to experience trials, because through our hardships, we come to learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and grow closer to our Heavenly Father. It’s a privilege to pay the price!
Love you, Sister Clegg
PS: I lost the area phone this week–I am so dumb. Before my mission, I think I would have had a mini panic attack and freaked out till we found it again. But this is how the conversation went:
*me realizing phone is gone out of my bag*
“hey do you have the phone” (to companion)
“no, do you?” (my companion to me)
“no, oh crap. we lost it”
and then we just looked at each other and laughed. Good stuff. We found it:)