This past week has been awesome. There have been a lot of good things that have happened. First off, I am so grateful to be a missionary. The power and authority that comes with being a missionary is truly amazing. I think sometimes we don't realize the blessings and power that missionaries have. This week I have noticed a bunch of different things. I am grateful for everything that my Heavenly Father has blessed me with. I have been so blessed in my life, and I know the best thing that I can be doing now is serving the Lord and bringing the Korean people back to Him. I can't wait for all my crazy cool experiences that I will have in Korea!
On Tuesday, I went and sang in the choir for the devotional. The power and spirit that hymns have is incredible. We sang "Nearer my God to Thee." The choir director has so many cool stories and ways to tie the songs into spiritual thoughts. He talked about how God gives us trials so we can become closer to Him. That is something that I have really noticed while I have been out on my mission. When you go through hard times, you just have to pray and ask for the help and strength that you need to overcome a hard time or a big trial.
Also, after the devotional on Sunday, I had the opportunity of giving my first blessing. Me and T Ash gave each other blessings before he left to Florida. The Priesthood authority is real. The spirit during the blessing I gave and the blessing he gave to me was so strong! He said some really good things in my blessing. After we were done, he told me I said something almost exactly like his stake president said in his setting apart blessing. I was grateful to speak by the Spirit and to have that opportunity of giving a blessing. It was such a cool experience to give one of my best friends a blessing while in the MTC.
I love and miss everyone. Hope all is gong well. Have a great week!