Sunday, March 21, 2010

One afternoon this week, a Sister Smith called us in the office. She had been to the Doctors because of Migraine Headaches and as she was leaving the office fainted. She was afraid to drive back to Laie (she and her companion are assigned to the Temple there). So I drove these two sisters back to their place; it's about an hour one way. Elder Freeman followed behind me so that I could get back to Honolulu. The other sister Missionary was a darling sister from South Korea; Sister Han. Lee and I first took them to McDonald's to get them some lunch before driving them home. I was able to visit with these cute sisters as we were driving back and Sister Han shared with me that she joined the Church about 4 years ago because her friend was a Mormon and asked her to take the missionary lessons - which she agreed to. All of her family is Catholic and they disowned her. It broke my heart when Sister Han told me that she called her home on Christmas Day and her mom got very upset with her and said, "Why are you calling?" And then she hung up on her daughter. Sister Han said that it as the worst Christmas ever. It's tough enough leaving family and friends to serve a mission, but this cute girl did so without the support of her family. The only thing that I can think of is that she must of had a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel or why would she have given up everything for the cause of the church? What a remarkable young lady! A pioneer in her own family. She wants someday to go back to Korea and open an adoption agency because there are so many babies in Korea that need homes.

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