Monday, August 24, 2015



I made it through my First Transfer!!!! *HIP HIP HOORAY* This week was such an amazing week!! Definitely full of miracles! The lord is watching out for us and this is His work! He has it all planned out!


Starting with Tuesday, We had our District meeting and we talked a lot about our Goals and what we wanted to achieve as a District and so we needed to step it up and go the extra mile. We set a goal to get 10 phone numbers this week, more teaching time and also to pray for unplanned opportunities to serve and find people to teach.As we were leaving our District Meeting we saw a lady in a wheelchair on the road. We immediately ran up and started pushing her. We didn't know where she was going but just followed her lead. She directed us the Lotteria (a Korean burger place) and she bought us fries and lemonade. We then just had a lesson with her right there and were able to get her number. We told her to call us if she needed any help at all! Such a miracle!!
This same day we were able to get 4 phone numbers. Everything just seemed to fall right into place one after another. And I was in charge of the phone because of Senior week so I would just randomly talk to someone and try to ask them for their number and they WOULD!! like WHAT!?

Waffle breakfast.

Next miracle we saw. In our area Gongju. The Elders had 2 baptisms out of the blue! They called us asking for the Womens baptism dress and we were like what why do you need it!? and they said we are have a baptism for our investigators tomorrow night! Their investigator was moving to Seoul that week and so they called president and told him the situation and he said okay. baptize her now pretty much haha. So we went to that and it was amazing! I cant wait until that's our investigators getting baptized!!

Baptism is beautiful!

NEW INVESTIGATOR!! yay. 유선욱 자매님!! She was a referral from the Elders that talked to her and found her on the street when they were walking home. We met with her at her office one day and she wanted us to meet her daughter. Her daughter is a student In Seoul but comes home every weekend. So this weekend they took us out to lunch on Saturday. SO MUCH FOOD!!! we had our noodles and meat for lunch and then after they took us for dessert and then she was like "Now, lets go eat grapes at my office!" hahaha so funny. But while we were eating our dessert in a little cafe, the daughter told us that she had a "stupid question" that she wanted to ask us. and we were like oh okay.. theres no stupid questions but yes ask away!! and she asked "what is the difference between your church/gospel and all the other churches here in Korea?" NOT A STUPID QUESTION AT ALL. THE PERFECT QUESTION ACTUALLY!! and so we began to explain about the Godhead being 3 separate beings and she agreed with us.. her mom and family are Catholic and so when she said she agreed with that we looked at her mom and said oh does your mom know you believe that haha and they laughed it off and then we started talking about the Book of Mormon. She was so fascinated by the book. When I told her she could have it as a gift, her face lit up and was so excited! This truly was a miracle! It all fell into place that we were suppose to meet her daughter and will meet with her again this weekend and hopefully be able to teach her daughter the lessons!! 

I love this Gospel!

Being a missionary definitely has its ups and downs! But over all UPS!! I am grateful for this opportunity that I get to be a missionary in Korea. No matter how hard times get I always need to take a step back and look at where I am!! To always have a positive attitude and love everyone. It's not always that easy but I have see when I do that, everything changes!

My newest BFF.

God and Jesus Christ has done so much for me and my family and I am glad that I get to serve his children for a year and a half! Thank you for all the love and support you are giving me. I couldn't do this without you!! Always remember the bigger picture! That we are going to have hard days but theres always good days too. To always recognize Gods hand and the miracles in our lives! They are signs of Gods love and that he knows each and everyone of us and is watching over us. I love this gospel. I love korea. and i love being a missionary!!


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아녕하세요 사랑하는 제 가족!!! (Hello my beloved family)wow this week seemed quite long but its already P-day, I dont get it!! We had another good week! We don't have very many investigators right now so our Stats are a little low. But thats okay! Gives us something to work towards and work really hard for the new week. 

GOT to LOVE public Transportation. OUR way around the city

We met and had meals with a few members this week. They feed us so well... its the best. And you know what else is the best, after Sacrament meeting they have a feast!! WHY we dont do that in America I will never know. haha Anyways. So because of our low investigators we have been out trying to find people. One day we spent the night on the underground subway and went back and forth to talk to people. Its the best place because they cant run away from you. They are stuck there and have to talk!! 

A little Ice Cream to cool us off.

Made our lunch today. PP&J


Opening my mouth to speak Korean isn't easy but the more I just do it and not worry about how I sound or that I don't know much it becomes easier and comfortable. I was really worried about the language and still am but we met with a member in our 공주 ward. She is Hawaiian and served her mission In Seoul. She is the best!! Very down to earth and just knows what to say to sister missionaries, well because she was one. She asked me how I was doing and I said I'm good just really want to get this language down. And she turned to me and said, that isn't why you are here though. And that really hit me. Because that isn't why I am here! My soul purpose isn't to just learn Korean. I know I can't necessarily fulfill my purpose without being able to communicate with people but as I have patience then it will come!! 

View from our shoe box.

 Melon Goodness.

This week we had T&T!! It is where all the "Greenies" go back to the mission home and have a training and just a review of what they have learned so far! It was so fun to see the Elders from the MTC again. We got to talk to President and learned a lot. It was a good meeting. 

MY MTC Elders

Being proper

We never stop eating!

MY companion 

I'm sorry this week has been such a blur, I feel like we never have enough time to write about it!! And I forget everything that we did!! Overrall it was a good week, and I am looking forward to what this week has in store for us!! It is Senior week and so I have to do a lot of the planning and talking to people on the phone so thats going to be interesting!!

I have a thing for monkey's

We are eating our way though the city.

Street markets are the best.

OH yummy!

This City is amazing. (Yuseoung)

We are meeting with our Seoul University Student today and going shopping with her before she leaves this week! It will be fun to spend some time with her before we wont see her for a while. Also we are meeting with the Sister we met with at the bus stop. The one that lived in Mississippi for 3 years and speaks really good English. We are praying that it goes well and that we could potentially ask her what she feels about the church and baptism. So pray for Christina(her american name) 미선 자매님(korean name, sounds like "Meesun") ! 

Going to miss this girl:(

Our Pday out with Christina.

I love you all so much!! Sorry this email is kind of lame!! We were in a rush this morning!!! Next week will be better!!! Also this transfer is almost over. so I might be in a different area in 2 weeks. We will see!!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015



Wow. This week I have been in Korea for 1 month!! Time is really flying by. I cant believe it! 

Waffle Luv kind of;)

This week was another great week, but a bumpy week as well. We have a few investigators right now that we have been meeting and teaching. They are so sweet and very understanding with me learning the language. I think I told you about 류지수 the Seoul University Student. So about a week ago we invited her to be baptized and she rejected the invite. It was heartbreaking to see her not wanted to accept this gospel. But we know she is ready even if she doesnt think so. She has met with missionaries for a while now and so the seed is planted. So she is leaving for school in a week or two and so its been hard for her to fully try to accept our message. But we have faith that in the future she will.

Trying to beat the heat with a smile:)

Then our other investigator that we met through a referral from the Elders, she is really good with English and has also met with the missionaries in the past. She has really bad anxiety though.. hahah really kind of stresses me out to teach her. Shes like the squirrel in Hoodwinked after drinking too much coffee. It's so funny. She is super sweet though, shes helped me with my Korean and I have been trying to practice teaching her the lessons in Korean on my own. But the other day we called her to see if she was going to attend church with us and she said that she just wasn't ready to meet all those people and come to our church yet. So she dropped us:(
yeah, so two investigators that we have been teaching dropped us and don't really want to do anything with the gospel right now but just like us as really close friends. That was really hard at first and quite discouraging to have that happen all in one night. So that happened when we were out on the street proselyting and so I just said a quick prayer in my heart to bless those two investigators and to help us be guided to someone to talk to tonight as we were proselyting.
It was coming up on 9:00 when we needed to be home and we stopped at a bus stop to put up our English class advertisement and there was a young woman sitting there by herself and so I said "Hi" and she replied back in English. So apparently spent 3 years in Mississippi and had been to Salt Lake before. We talked for like 20 minutes and we were able to get her phone number and talk about our church a little bit. She said she would love to attend our church one sunday when she has time. It was quite a miracle. And an answer to my prayer because I could talk to her in English and really express my feelings!! Then yesterday she texted us first!! She said she really loved meeting us and wants to "hang out" sometime. hahah So we are hoping that this leads to something. I have a good feeling about her. 

My District

Sunday!! In our ward we had a baptism for this little girl that just turned 8. I had to give the closing prayer.*Scary* But it went well. anyways.. During that Baptism I felt the spirit so strongly I just started to bawl... as always. hahah But the little girls Dad baptized her and then her cute Korean Grandpa confirmed her. That really made me remember and think about my Baptism. When my Dad baptized me and Grandpa gave me the confirmation blessing. It was so touching and made me realize how amazing Baptism is. That moment when you come out of the water and you are completely clean. And after you are confirmed with the Gift of The Holy Ghost. It's such an amazing thing!! And I just want everyone here in Korea to experience that.
There is a scripture I came across in D&C 84:88
"And whoso receiveth you there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts and mine angels round about you, to bear you up."
I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are with the Missionaries in everything. We could not do this without Him. That scripture gave me so much comfort. I know that the Spirit is what guides us and makes miracles happen. That his Angels.. Grandpa, Is here with me. They will not see me fall, they will lift me up in times of need. 

Food is my religion. haha!!



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Monday, August 3, 2015



I am surprised I haven't dropped dead yet.. hahah. Summer here in Korea is killer. We just drip sweat from head to toe (TMI). 

Not so happy about this heat wave

This week was hard.. But it was a good week. We met with a bunch of different people. But as of right now we don't have very many progressing investigators.
We met with the sister that I gave the Book Of Mormon too and we teach her son English. When we went to visit her she said her son forgot about English class and he wasn't going to make it. But then she told us that she wanted to come to church on Sunday. SO that was such a good thing to hear.. but then when Sunday came around she called us right before it started and said something came up at work and wasn't going to be able to make it. It's okay!! There's always next week!!
The people here are the best. But it just makes me so frustrated that I can't communicate with them. I just look so shy and don't talk. I have been trying really hard to do all I can to learn this language. I just think that theres so much to learn I dont even know where to start. So I am just trying to show my love through actions and smiling all the time. haha. The Language of Smiling... I know how to do that at least!!
This transfer has been a great experience so far! I love my area and the wards that we are serving in. I just love KOREA!!! I cant wait until I feel more comfortable and not such a foreigner. 

In church yesterday we were talking to one of the members and he kept talking to me and I really couldn't understand much of what he was saying. But I understood that he was talking about me and that I was Korean. So my default answer that I know what to say is that I am half korean. But hes like NO NO NO YOU ARE ALL KOREAN. Haha I loved that. I am Korean. I am in KOREA and I am extremely blessed to be here. I can't thank God enough for sending me to this amazing place. I cant wait to see what the lord has in store for the rest of my mission. I know that this is the lords work and without His guidance and the spirit I could not do this.
Reminds me of Utah Sunsets

The power of prayer is real. I can't even keep track of the number of times I pray a day. It is so comforting to know that I am not alone even if I feel like it sometimes. That I can talk to my Heavenly Father at all times and in all places. 
We have been teaching this one Sister with mainly an English interest but we teach her a lot of the gospel as well. She has been having a difficult time really knowing if there is God and we have told her how to find out. It makes me so sad that people don't have the knowledge that we can talk to God. That is why we are here! To bring that knowledge to the people of Korea of how amazing the gift of prayer is.

Happy Sisters

Also this week on Sunday was Fast Sunday. The overall theme that I noticed of the day was families. That this gospel really blesses the family. With the knowledge of the plan of salvation, knowing that we can live with our families for eternity gives me so much comfort and happiness. When it comes to lights out and I start to think about my family or miss them I really lean on that knowledge. That my time here in Korea is short, that the people of Korea don't know that they will live with their families for eternity or see loved ones that passed away again. And I just want to share that with everyone so they can have that same comfort that it brings me in the hard times.

Comfort food:)

I am grateful for this opportunity. It already has changed my life is such a way I can't describe. Thank you for all the support and love. I hope everything and everyone is doing well. The language is coming more and more everyday. Still can't understand much but I WILL!!
Our Mission leader asked me to say the prayer this sunday at a Baptism... So yeah... Pray for me!! haha
I will talk to you next Pday!!! love you!!

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