Sunday, September 18, 2016



LET the 11 out of 12 transfers begin!!!~~~

LOVE these Sisters!!

Sister Gordon

Sister Mckay

ahh I can't believe I only have 9 more weeks of my mission. This week was really fun! I went on a split with the other sisters and that was a very needed split. I am so grateful for the sisters in this mission. I know that each one that I have become so close to has made such an impact on my life and I know that I have made some forever friends through serving a mission. I know that God puts certain people in our paths that we need at that moment. That moment has happened to me continuously throughout my mission. But specifically right now. I have the best new companions. I can't thank Heavenly Father enough for sending them to me.

This week we got the transfer call and the Aps called and told me that I will be in a Trio with Sister Yoo and a Greenie. That Sister Yoo and I would be training and Sister Training Leaders. I was so excited to hear that. So we went to Daejeon on Thursday to meet who we would be training. We have only spent a few days together but I already love these sisters so much. I am so happy and I know that Heavenly Father knows exactly what I need at this moment in order to finish my mission off strong. 

The Trio. Sister Haddock and Sister Yoo

Bus rides with this beauty

Lunch time

Sister Power!

It has been a really good experience to be with a new missionary. It makes me reflect on when that was me and how much I have grown since then to now. I wouldn't want to change anything about my mission. I have loved every second of this experience. It hasn't been easy but I know that deciding to serve a mission was the best decision ever. I love and miss my family so much but I don't want to go home yet! This experience of being a missionary is so hard to put into words. I love being a missionary.

Our first sunday as companions:
It was stake conference so we had to travel to Cheongju to the stake center. It was such an amazing meeting. All the most recent returned missionaries in the stake spoke. Their talks were so good and really answered a lot of questions that I seemed to have. It was so fun to see the members as well. They all came up to me and hug me and just showed me so much love. I think they all could tell that I was a lot happier now haha. I love Cheonan ward.. they are my family. I have never really felt this close to the members or have them show me so much love and care. Because of transfers I have 2 new companions and the Elders were also whitewashed. So its only me that knows the members or the area. hah its been fun! I have such a good feeling about this next transfer. Heavenly Father knows me and has a plan for my mission. He is watching over me every second and sending me things that he knows I can handle. 

Reunited with Sister Teekiu

These gorgeous YSA girls

My buddy

Love these girls

I am grateful for the opportunity I have to train Sister Haddock with Sister Yoo. These sisters are amazing and I am the Grandma of the bunch but I am learning so much from them already.

I wanted to share something that I found in my personal study today. I was reading the October 2015 Liahona and there was a talk in there about The Plan of Salvation. And how the plan of salvation is a gift from our Loving Heavenly Father. He did not send us to earth blinded with no way to return back to him. In order for us to choose wisely here on earth, God has revealed His plan of Redemtion and has provided commandments, the Ligh of Christ, and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Yet even with all of these gifts, everyone of us in this fallen world commits sin, and so we are all incapable of entering the presence of God on our own merits. That is why His merciful plan provides a Savior. Through our Savior, Jesus Christ we can be clean again.

Bishop and his beautiful family

This family has a piece of my heart forever.

"Each of us comes to this fallen world with weaknesses or challenge inherent in the human condition- understanding God's plan enables us to see all human frailties- including attractions and desires inconsistent with his plan. It is our status as a son or daughter of God- not our frailties or tendencies-that is the true source of our identity."

We all our a Daughter and Son of God. President Madsen has challenged all the missionaries everyday to look in the mirror and say "I am a Child of God" and at the end of the day to say "I did my best." We are not perfect... missionaries are far from perfect, and we struggle everyday with discouragement and with our own weaknesses. But I have come to know that as I remember my true Identity as a daughter of God I will always be able to feel God's love for me. I am extremely lacking and far from perfect but through God's plan and the atonement all of us can strive to be perfect and live with our Father in Heaven once again. 

He is the Coolest kid.

Elder Warrens buddy.

I love this gospel and love my mission! I love korea, I love the people of Korea. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior. I love you all! Have a great week!!


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HELLO!!~~ how are you? Im fine thank you and you?

That is the only English Korean's remember from school.. haha So when we talk to people on the street that is the extent of our conversations in English. it's really fun being a foreigner!^^

Farewell to my sweet Sister Beck

fun times!!

Anyways.. Can you believe its already SEPTEMBER?!?! Time really needs to just slow down a little bit. I can't believe this transfer is already almost over. This week was really weird to be honest, having a companion go home is really weird. It made me realize how fast our missions are going and that I will too be going home soon. This week we met a lot of members so that Sister Beck could say goodbye. We had a fun last District Meeting all together and the Cheonan Ward put a music concert on for her before she went home. It was really a great experience to serve with Sister Beck. I learned a lot from her and we had a lot of fun times together. I can't believe she has finished her mission and Is going back home already.

I am officially one of the oldest sisters in the mission.. isn't that crazy? I still feel like a Greenie.. but who knows I could be getting a Greenie next transfer. Transfers are coming up this week and we all are very curious to see what happens. I am on a split with other sisters in another area because I am companion-less right now. I had to travel alone this morning to meet the other sisters. That was a really scary experience.. haha being alone for the first time in a year and 3 months.. But I am alive and I will be in Cheonju for 3 days and then we will see where I will go and who my new companion will be tomorrow when we get transfer calls! 

Photo booth

I am so grateful for these past transfers and the opportunity I had to serve as Sister Training Leader. It was such a learning experience for me and I know that God qualifies whom he calls. I am far from being a perfect missionary. I have so many weaknesses but I have learned that no matter how many weaknesses we really think we have, those are gifts given to us from God. We can grow and learn from them and become the person that God knows that we can be. Even in the hardest of times on my mission, I have felt the closest to my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. The other day I had a life changing, testimony building experience. Because these past 2 transfers have been really hard and I felt like I was just beat physically, mentally and spiritually. So I just fell to my knees in my closet and said a prayer. I will remember this experience forever.. I have never felt like this before. I started praying and immediately the words "I AM HERE" came to my mind. I started crying and I felt like Heavenly Father had just encircled me in His arms and was holding me in the biggest warm hug. That prayer has given me the strength to keep going. I know that God is there no matter what to listen to us. He wants to hear everything. But it is up to us to humble ourselves and get on our knees and ask for help and guidance. I love this gospel and all the joy it brings to my life. And It makes me even happier that I get to share this joy with the people of Korea!

I wanted to share a scripture that has given me a lot of comfort lately. For anybody that is having a hard time or just feeling like they can't take anymore, this scripture has changed my life.
In Doctrine and Covenants 122:7~9
7: And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.

8: The Son of Man hath descended below them all, Art thou greater than he?

9: Therefore, hold on thy way, and the priesthood shall remain with thee; for their bounds are sent, they cannot pass. Thy days are knows and thy years shall not be numbered less; therefore, fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever.

He is there. Heavenly Father loves us so much and our trials and hard times are given to us for a reason. We are here to grow and progress to become like HIM. I love you all and thank you for all that you have done for me as I have been on my mission. Have a great week and know that you have prayers here in Korea for you!


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Sunday, September 4, 2016




I am so sorry I didn't send a weekly email last week! I don't know but I just ran out of time and spaced. haha But I will make it up this week!

This week was crazy! We had to move out of our apartment because the lease was up and so we moved to a new house with airconditioning!!! wahooo!~ but now the weather is really cool and we don't need the airconditioning.. haha just our luck! But the house is so nice! Really really clean and new! We love it! But the process of moving really killed me! The apartment we lived in before was soooooooooo big, and was a 4 sister house before. So you can imagine how much stuff was in that house. We took maybe 10 trips up and down the elevator just halling out garbage! haha it was quite the experience. Then we boxed up all of our stuff and the elders and elders from the mission home came to help us move it all out. We finally got it all moved into our new house and really love it. I know how my family will feel in the next few weeks when you move. Just know that I did my moving part even if I am all the way in Korea.^^ 

Our new home.

Thank you President Madsen!! We love it here.

When I think about all that I have experience on my mission, I really have learned so many things that will benefit my life forever. The little things like, living with a more dirty companion than me and my clean freak comes out and I think I was never like that before the mission and my mom would always get on my case about never helping out around the house. I know that I will change that. haha sorry mom and dad;) I am so grateful for my mission and all the many people that I have met and all the things that I have experience and learned. This week is my companions last week as a missionary.. in the mission field we say that they are dying. and because I am her last companion, I am "killing her". As I have spent this last transfer with her, it makes me really reflect on my mission and make me think that I will be in that same position soon. It kind of scares me a little because I love being a missionary and don't want to leave Korea. But I know that everything from my mission will be in my heart forever.

happy times

Fall is in the air.

Yesterday, Grandpa came to Cheonan to come to church with me! It was so amazing to sit next to him and be able to partake of the sacrament together. It truly was a precious moment. It's still such a miracle to me that I am here and I have met my Grandpa twice now. Its amazing the love you can have for someone without even knowing them for that long. I feel like type of love for these people here. The Koreans are a special people and I love them so much. I love the members and all the investigators that we have taught. The Cheonan members really made Grandpa feel welcomed and loved. Grandpa is extremely smart and has such a good memory. He remembers so much of the history behind the church and the members loved talking to him! It was so good to see him though and spend some time with him for a little bit. I know that my call to Korea was inspired. I am suppose to be here for a multiple reasons. I know that Heavenly Father loves His children and we all have the potential to be like Him. 

SO happy to see him again.

My Grandpa Pak.

There has been many times this transfer where I have felt weak and not worth it, where Satan has tried to get me to give up. But those are the times I have felt so close to my Savior, Jesus Christ. He knows us individually and everything we are going through. The atonement is real and can heal any hurting soul. Alma 7:11~13 has given me a lot of comfort during my mission about the atonement. No matter how hard it may seem, Christ has already born it for us and he loves us so much. I am not perfect and I have many weakness but God doesn't expect us to be perfect. He expects us to keep on trying~ I love this gospel and all the comfort and guidance it provides to help us endure to the end. We are never alone.. Heavenly Father is right there waiting for us, to lift us up and carry us home! 

Love the YSA

Love you all so much. Thank you for all the support and love you have given me on my mission!!~ I would not be here without it! Have a great week and always remember that you are a CHILD OF GOD and HE LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY! 


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Friday, September 2, 2016




OH Thank you!!

I'm so flattered.

Hot Pot

Melon dessert.