Anyeong, Mi Amiga~

Have you ever met a super woman? Well, I know one.

She came into my life unexpectedly. It was September 2009 when she arrived in our mission field in Batangas. I knew her before but we never had a chance to talk. And when we talked, we talked until midnight. We talked about anything. She’s such a good listener, too. We call our conversation “Girl Talk 101”

About a month later, I was told to be asigned in South Korea and after 6 months, she was also asigned here. I was praying for her to be asigned in West Cental Korean Conference, and indeed, God answered my prayers.

Now, I will tell you why she is my super hero. There were times when I needed a friend to talk to, I needed someone to listen to my sentiments and she’s always there, not just to listen but to encourage me to go on. She never get tired of me. She’s also my rescuer. She rescued me everytime I have a problem. She is also my spiritual adviser. She always reminds me to pray sincerely and never forget to read the Bible. She’s also my number one supporter. She always tells me not to give up. Never give up specially my lifetime happiness.

It pains my heart to know that she’s leaving now. I may not be so expressive with my words, I may not be a good friend but I want to let her know how much I appreciate her.

Glad, you are a blessing. You’re one of the prizes I received while doing His work. I appreciate everything in you and everything you’ve done into my life. I may not be so blessed with my love life but He’d given me a wonderful friend, enough to say, “I’m okay. I have friends anyway.”

I hope to see you soon and I’m praying that that soon will not be too long.

I will miss you…
Adios mi amiga!

Gladys and I
Gladys, James and I during the Missionary Meeting
us wearing our WCKC uniform

From: Hee Yeon

I love children so much. I always bring candies or chocolates to give to the children in church or anywhere. I always want to see them happy.

In church, there’s a little girl named Hee Yeon. She’s everybody’s favorite girl. She’s lovely and talky. Everytime I see this little girl, I feel elated.

Hee Yeon and I always play guessing game. I hold the candy and let her guess which hand holds it. If she wins, she gets the candy. Sometimes, she’s too talky that I can’t even hear the message through our translator, so I usually ask her to sit down and write or draw something.

Last Friday night, during our vesper worship, she mentioned something like a gift. I thought she was asking for a gift because the previous day was children’s day. I just said, “Sorry baby, I don’t have a gift now. 그냥 내일 , 알았지 ? (Just tomorrow, okay?)”

The following day, her grandmother called me and told me to wait. She called Hee Yeon downstairs and handed her a small Korean yellow bag. Her grandmother said Hee Yeon wants to give me a gift. I was so happy to receive it! I never thought she would think of giving me something. I hugged and kissed her. I never thought she would appreciate the love I showed her.

Inside the gift bag is a wrapped compact powder. There is also a letter written by her small hand. It says,
영어성생님, 선몰고맙습니다.

I always want to see the children happy but at that time, it was me who was sooo happy to be appreciated by a little child.