Sunday, October 23, 2016



The skies speak to me here.

I AM OFFICIALLY THE OLDEST SISTER IN THE MISSION!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? I sure can't. It just doesn't seem real. Time went by so fast and I can't even believe that I only have 3 more weeks left. crazy. crazy. crazy. ahhh. 

Just a little crepe to give us a little joy on this day.

Me + food = pure joy

ANYWAYS.. We are almost done with the transfer! This transfer was soo much fun. It has been so fun training Sister Haddock with Sister Yoo. They are my besties and I am so blessed to be able to end my mission with them as my companions. Today we sent off Sister Zuniga to go to the mission home because she is heading home this week. So we are on a split with her companion and we are going to go on a picnic today. I'm so excited. Also this week Elder Bednar is visiting our mission and having a mission tour with our entire mission. On thursday, the entire Daejeon mission is coming together to hear him speak! There are also 18 new missionaries coming to our mission! That means like half the mission will be training next transfer. The mission is changing and its so weird to be the oldest. I still feel like I don't know anything but I am so grateful to have been apart of this mission and have all the experiences that I had.

This week was full of miracles! As a mission we decided we need some goals to end off the year. We decided that by the end of the year and Christmas time we wanted to make it a "White Christmas" by giving Christ a gift of 50 baptisms by the end of this year, and we are also shooting for a goal of giving out 10,000 books of mormon as a mission. I have noticed that as we set these goals and as an act of faith we have the motivation to accomplish these goals before the end of the year. Especially the 10,000 BOM.. that means that every missionary has to give out one book a day. We have been working really hard on this goal and have seen so many miracles! As I have been on my mission I have gained the strongest testimony of the power of the Book of Mormon in conversion. I know for a fact that whoever reads the book of mormon sincerely they can be converted. This book is powerful and true and as we achieve this goal that is just 10,000 more souls in the Daejeon mission that has a book of mormon in hand. I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon and the role it plays in my life. I am on a mission because of one verse that answered my long waiting prayer if going on a mission was right for me. I can't be more grateful for the Book of Mormon and how many prayers it has answered. I know it to be the true word of God and through it we can recieve answers, like if God was directly talking to each of us. 

Last fun Day with Sister Zuniga

SPORTS DAY!!~ 청주 스테이크 체육대회!!~~
We went to chungju area and it was the entire stake that got together for this big sports day. It was soo much fun. When we got there they started it off with a girls soccer game.. I don't think I have run like that in a year and a half.. I woke up the next morning and I couldn't get up out of bed.. my body still hurts from head to toe. hah #outofshape #Ijustusedahashtag lol.
Lots of fun things happening these next 3 weeks! Its starting to hit me a little bit more and more everyday. I'm not ready to go home:( Being a missionary is the best thing ever. I can't explain how much my mission means to me. It has changed my life and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity to serve in Korea. 

Glad they are on my team:)

I love you all!! Have a great week!!~


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Monday, October 10, 2016



Happy Conference!! oh wait... you already watched it .. haha.
Let me just start this email out with a funny Conference story.. 

We went to church yesterday and the members all watched Conference in the chapel and the missionaries all watched it together in English on the second floor. While we were watching it there was a recent convert's son that has down syndrome and was walking in and out of the room we were watching Conference in. But because we were paying attention to Conference he was getting a little frusterated that we were paying as much attention to him. So he would get up and leave but then come back in and try again. Then finally he sits down towards the front by the tv and sits next to Elder Ellis. Then starts picking his nose sooo hard and dramatically, and cuz he was up at the front all of us could see, then the next thing we know he wipes in straight on Elder Ellis. Oh my it was the funniest thing, we all were trying so hard not to laugh. Then when Conference ended.. poor Elder Ellis looks at us, and says.. "that wasn't the first time i've had a booger wiped on me during Conference.." We all just died laughing.

Anyways, now that I got that out of the way, on to the spiritual parts of Conference.. haha.

What I noticed about this Conference was that there was a lot of the same topics throughout all the sessions. They were simple but very important topics like repentance, the plan of salvation, we are Gods children, serving others in building up the kingdom of God and lots more.
I especially loved the talk given by Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita in the Saturday Afternoon session. He talked a lot about missionary work and what it means to be ambitious for Christ. His words answered a lot of questions I had. One of them being, Is Heavenly Father proud of the work that I have done on my mission? From his talk I recieved the comforting feeling that Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ are very proud of Their missionaries. As long as we are being ambitious for the work and doing our best, they know our desires to serve, they understand all and are so proud of all that we are doing. I don't have much more time left, but this was a confirming feeling from my Heavenly Father that he is proud of me and all that I have experienced, accomplished and learned since serving a full-time mission. I am so grateful everyday for the opportunity to be a missionary in Korea. Serving Jesus is truly the best thing ever. 

Leadership Conference with Sister Madsen

Elders Ties are our beautiful bows.

Planning Christmas

I also loved Elder Russell M. Nelson's talk on JOY.
"men are that they might have JOY." We are here on this earth and the life to come, to experience and obtain JOY! God has so much instore for us and wants to rain down blessings upon us. Even in the hard times we can find joy in everything.


If I could put my mission into one word, I think it would best describe itself as JOY. I have never experienced so much joy in my entire life than in these past 17 months. Joy is so powerful and can change someones life. I know that this gospel has the joy that everyone is searching for. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share that joy everyday with the people I have been called to serve. I hope throughout my life, I can continue to share the joy of the gospel and recognize that everyday can be filled with JOY and gladness.

We are so blessed to be taught by our amazing Prophet and Apostles. This church is nothing but true and I am so lucky to have this opportunity to be a missionary. I want to treasure the time that I have left and make every "joyous" moment count! Love you all and thank you so much for all that you have done for me! Hope you all enjoyed Conference and remember what you learned and got out of those meetings and apply them to help you and others around you. Thank you for helping me everyday, I couldn't do this without you!


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Sunday, October 9, 2016



저는 태너 자매선교사 입니다!~ 이번주 아주 빨리 갔어요!!ㅠㅠ 시간 너무 빨라요..

Rainy season is upon us.

HELLO!! This week also went by so fast and we saw so many miracles.!~ Ever since the transfer started we have been focussing on trying to find new investigators to teach. It has been a little difficult these past couple weeks and we are training Sister Haddock so we haven't had a lot of opportunities to teach lessons. But we saw so many miracles this week and were able to find 3 new investigators!

The Suncheon Sisters texted us a number and said that someone called them and said that she lived in Cheonan and wanted to learn English. So they gave us her number and we called her and set an appointment to meet. We met her and she was the sweetest girl ever. She is 26 and is a kindergarten teacher. She was saying that she doesn't have a religion but has been to church with people from her work before and she has been thinking about finding a church to go to. We were able to talk to her a little bit more about our church and what we do as missionaries. She said that she was wanting to go to Canada sometime next year to live and work and said that she knows that our church is all over the world so if she was to become a member she could go to Canada and have somewhere to rely on and feel welcomed. That is something that is so great about this church. No matter where you are in the world there is always somewhere to go and feel welcomed and feel like home. We are planning on meeting her this week as well and we are praying for her to come to know that this message is true.

Lesson over Skype~ This was a really cool experience. The Elders in an area in our zone called us and said that a woman had called them and wanted to learn English but because they have no Sister Missionaries in that area, that they wanted to try out Skype. So we set up a time that worked and we skype this lady. She was sooo cute! She thought it was so fun to talk to foreigners over skype in English and she was willing to listen to our message as well. It was a little awkward at first because we have never really had to teach a lesson through a computer before. But it was a really memorable experience. I felt the spirit so strong when we were testifying about this gospel and about prayer. She was so nice and really was interested in what we were saying. She asked questions and was just so happy and grateful we took the time to talk to her! She's not in our area but no matter where you are there are prepared people out there looking for the truth. 

Sister Tanner


I still love bacon.

RITA!!! yes. I don't know if you remember the cute Chinese woman we met a few months ago and she has the cutest little american looking baby. We met her in july and she left to china for 2 months. That week we met her, we met her like everyday and spent so much time with her. We took her to the church and showed her everything there and talked about baptism. She said that everytime she goes to our church she feels happy and peaceful. She told us that she wanted to come to church but because she was leaving for China she didn't want to just show up and than disappear for a few months. So for those two months she was gone, I was praying so hard that we would be able to meet her when she got back! I had the strongest feeling that she was ready! This church was something she needed. She is from China so Church is a new thing to her, but is so happy whenever she sees us. So one day I was looking at my calender and I saw that she should be home about now. I gave her call and she answered and said that she could meet next week!! I was sooo happy to hear that. Then that night we went to a Dance Festival to go Proselyting and I look in the corner of my eye and see a lady with short red hair holding a baby... IT WAS RITA!!! Such a huge miracle. I ran over to her and gave her the biggest hug!! she was just smiliing and hugging me and jumping up and down. haha. We spent the whole night with her and her son, Orion. We are going to meet her this week too and she said that she wants to come to church this Sunday! We are so happy we got to meet her again and praying even harder that we can start the lessons with her and prepare her for baptism! I know that Heavenly Father has a plan.. and according to his timing and Will it will all work out the way that it is suppose too!

"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart."

I wanted to share something that I found in my personal study this morning..

"The closer you bring others to Christ, the closer you get to Christ yourself." I know this to be true. As we constantly find ways to help and bring others closer to Christ, we too will be closer to our Savior. We will be able to overcome the hard things in life and rely on Him easier because we have that close relationship with Him. Missionary or not a missionary we have the power to bring others to Christ every day! I love my mission and the opportunity to share this gospel! It's true and has changed my life. Love you all and thank you for all that you have done for me as I have been on my mission!~ I hope you have a great week and recognize the everyday miracles!

survival..... Spam tower

Lunch with the Sisters


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Its already another P-day?! When did that happen? its really scaring me because the weeks are going by super fast and I know these last few weeks are going to fly by! This week we had a Zone Training Meeting and My companion and I had to give a training to the zone.

Zone conference.

Love these sweet Sisters.

We talked about a Talk in the September Liahona by Elder Clarke of the Seventy. He said a young man came to him shortly after reurning from his mission. "Elder Clarke, I need help. I loved my mission. I changed me. However, I am losig some of those sacred and special feeligs that I felt in the mission field. What can I do to feel like I felt in the mission field?" Elder Clarke says, "What he was asking was, "What can I do to be happy, feel the Holy Ghost, and be close to the Savior? This is a question we all should ask every day."

He gives many ways to answer this question, which all had to do with service. Thinking about other rather than worrying about ourselves. I know that as I have been on my mission the happiest i've been is when I am helping someone else feel God's love for them.

Elder Clarke continues on with a story about when a man was traveling his car broke down and he pulled over to the nearest gas station and in the distance saw a lady that was sitting by the gas pump crying. He walked over to her and saw that she had a packed car with luggage and things from her house and kids in the back seat. She looked as if she had not slept in days. He proceeded to fill up her car with gas, bought her a weeks supply of groceries and gave her a big hug and offered a prayer of safety to send her on her way. As he walked to his car, the woman asked, "Are you like an angel or something?" The man replied, "Sometimes God uses regular people." We all are but regular people trying to live right and follow Jesus Christ's example. And as we do so we can be a BIG influence in the lives of others without really even knowing it. I know that there are people out there that need a lift up, they need a smile, and a comforting recognition that somewhere out there loves them. I am so grateful for the time that I have to spend here sharing God's love for His children of Korea. I am a regular person, I have many weaknesses and I am far from perfect, but God trusts each one of us to help build His Kingdom.

happy reunion to us.

My sweet first companion in Suncheon. Sister Teekiu

This past week when we have visited Members, we asked Sister Haddock to chose one of her favorite scriptures to share with the members. We have been sharing Alma 26:30.
"And we have suffered all manner of afflictions, and all this, that perhaps we might be the means of saving some soul; and we supposed that our joy would be full if perhaps we could be the means of saving some."
Being on a mission is not easy. We suffer many "afflictions" of many kinds, but the joy that we can experience when we save that ONE SOUL is beyond words that can describe. Everytime we go out for the day, I repeat in my head or out loud "ONE SOUL". If we can just find that one soul of the day, then we did our best. And Heavenly Father is proud that we did all that we could to find that ONE SOUL. If we did happen to find it that day, than that ONE SOUL is me. I have come this far and have become fully converted to this gospel. I love this gospel and my mission and everything that I have learned and experienced with my whole heart.

Beautifying our lovely selfs.

Happy together.

I love you all so much and hope you too can enjoy and experience the joy that comes when you find that ONE SOUL, whether it be YOU or someone else. Always remember that "Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us. It is our fear, doubt, and sin that, like an umbrella, block these blessings from reaching us." Sorry this email is kind of all over the place! Hope you have a great week and recognize those blessings everyday and find that ONE SOUL.

아이 럽 유~~~

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016




The week we had a Mission Tour, an earthquake, Korean Thanksgiving Holiday, saw one of the biggest Buddha statues in Korea and ate more food than our bodies could handle. I would say it was a pretty great week!

My companions are the best!!

Burgers on Thanksgiving


We had a Mission Tour with Elder Choi again. He came when I first came to Korea. It was even better the second time around. I wanted to share a few things that he talked about, and some things that stood out to me.
1. He talked about how us and missionaries need to know PMG (preach my gospel) really well. To study it everyday throughout our missions but not only on our missions, even after we return home. He called it.. PMG: preparation marriage guidance. haha. Everyone got a kick out of that. He told us that when we date we must study PMG together.

2. "You are much, much better than you think!!"

3. It doesn't matter our past experiences or mistakes. what matters is what you do now and if you want to change.

4. Be sensitive to the Holy Ghost, without it we can't change.

5. We all want to do more and be perfect. We came to earth to become perfect, so that means we are not perfect now.
I really like this part of his training. They talked to us all about what a "successful missionary" is. A successful missionary is the one who has great JOY. I think we often try to become perfect and that tends to lead to discouragement because we can't be perfect. But as long as we know that we are doing our best, Heavenly Father knows as well.

6. Every little things we do to become a little bit better, the atoment works. Our Savior pays the 95$ for the bike when we only have 5$..

7. "To reach a goal you have never before attained, you mus do things you have never before done." ~Elder Richard G. Scott.

8. It's okay to be nervous. That means we are humble. But sometimes satan will use our humbleness and make us think we can't do it. We must do our best and trust the lord. Then we dont give satan the chance to use our humbleness in his way.

9. Don't limit yourself, but never push yourself too hard.

10. Q&A time:

An Elder that was going home that week asked.. What is the most important thing you can take from your mission?
Elder Choi replied with the scripture in D&C 15:6

"And now, behold, I say unto you, that the thing which will be the most worth unto yo will be to declare repentance unto the people, that you may bring souls unto me, that you may rest with them in the kingdom of my father. Amen."

I though that was a perfect way to answer that question. As I reflect on my mission and how preaching this gospel in Korea has been the happiest time of my life. And when I return home, I can continue to feel that happiest as I continue to help build of the Kingdom of God. I am so grateful for all that was taught at the Mission Tour. These meetings really give us that extra boost we need to continue on in the Work. I love this work and I am grateful for the time I have to be a missionary and learn and experience all that I have so far!

This week we also had Cheoseok.. which is the Korean thanksgiving. We ate soooo much food this week. We thought our stomachs were going to explode! And we were able to meet our investigator Sister YoonSoonDak. She has been an investigator for quite sometime now and she has many friends that our members. So all the members have been trying to get her baptized. We met her this week and she told us that she has been thinking about being baptized. But.... she is going on a trip to Europe next week and wont be back until the middle of October. haha. But she told me that she wants to be baptized before I go back to America. So we are praying really hard for her and hope that we will be able to teach her when she gets back from her trip and she will be able to recieve baptism the week my family will be here! I know that God has a plan for her and in the past she might have not been ready but God is preparing miracles these last few weeks that I have here.

Enjoying our p day.

I am so happy and love where I am. Its been so fun being in a trio. I love my companions so much. Its weird being such an old missionary and training a new missionary really makes me reflect on what I've done as a missionary during this past year and a half, how I was trained and how to help her to the best of my ability.
This gospel is real! I love you all and thank you for all your support and love!!


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