Thursday, February 19, 2015

Two Weeks Until Korea

Hello everyone!

Wow, how fast have these seven weeks gone by? So fast! And I'm sure I'll be saying the same thing at the end of 18 months, but let's not talk about that right now, haha.

This blog is going to be a little bit shorter because I want to take some more time to write you all individually. Your support and love have been unreal. I am so thankful to each one of you and the example you all are to me. I love you each so much. So much.

There is one lesson I learned this week that I want to take a little bit of time on, though. It's something that our Korean Branch President said to us that as really stuck with me.

"You think you have only rifles, when you have a TANK!" -President Lee

Now, President Lee is a very wise and honest man, who likes to wear Pooh Bear neckties. So you know you can trust him. In these past seven weeks, I've learned more Korean that I can bear to think about right now. I can teach people, express thoughts and feelings, and even though I probably sound pretty broken when I talk I can understand some a lot of what people say back to me. This may change when I go to Korea. But this is when this lesson comes in....

We are all exponentially more capable and powerful than we give ourselves credit for. It is sometimes easy to get discouraged. For some it with learning Korean, for others it's school or work or friends or family or numerous other things. But we all have a Heavenly Father constantly looking over us. He made us. He loves us. We are all so endlessly capable to succeed in this life. Especially with Him by our side. So if I may ask any of you to do anything this week, it's stop doubting yourself and just go for it. Stop thinking that you're only shooting with a rifle, when really you're comin' at 'em with a tank.

I love you all so much. We got new missionaries this week who are just amazing and will be heading to Daejeon with me, which I'm so excited about! I cannot wait to finish up these last couple weeks of training and get out there!

I'm praying for each one of you always! Talk to you again next week!

Sister Elayna Weston

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