Monday, October 16, 2017

Kidnapped

This week has been a super busy week, we have had about 4 appointments with members every single day.  We had one of our less actives, who had been coming to church the last couple of weeks, is moving so we wanted to meet with her before she moved and make sure she continued to go to church in her new ward.  So it all started with her telling us that she was coming to our house to pick us up 2 hours before out appointment.  So we didn't get to study and we went and met her outside of our house, and first she took us a market and was picking out food for the lunch she was going to make us.  And she just kept buying food, it was crazy!  She just kept saying, "Do you like bread, fish, meat, fruit, veggies?"  And if we said no she would keep asking until we said yes.  And we had another member who we were meeting with together after her and it was just crazy.  She then drove us to her house and it was in the middle of nowhere and started feeding us so much food, like the food didn't stop coming and she would let us leave!!  We kept trying to leave, but she wouldn't let us go, and we were going to visit one of our investigators with the other member that was there.  We ended up being there for 5 hours and it was so hard for us to leave them.  But we survived!!

We also have one of our members who is on bedrest so we went over to her house and while she laid down we made cookies and bread at her house for her and then we went and gave it to her neighbors and some of our investigators.  So that was really fun and they turned out really good because she had an oven!

We went on exchanges again this week and we met a super cute investigator that we found through face painting in our downtown.  That was super fun.  So we went and did face painting again hoping we can find even more!
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Monday, October 9, 2017

chuseok

This week we really haven't done anything productive to be honest.  It was chuseok this week (the Korean version of Thanksgiving) and when that happens missionary work stops in Korea for about a week.  There is no one on the roads it's kinda weird, and everyone goes to visit their grandparents for a whole week.  It's super hard to do missionary work because you can't call people, visit people, or members so we had no idea what to do.  But we had a super fun week!!

The first thing we did was we went and did Korean archery with a couple of companionships in our zone and it was super fun!  We got pretty good at it until some old grandpas came over and told us we were doing it wrong and had us shooting the arrows up in the sky, but it was super fun. 

We also went on a couple of exchanges and it was super fun getting to know the sisters better.  I got to go back to Hogue and see some of the members again, which was super fun.  They were all super confused why I was there again, but it was a good time.  It was really weird going on exchanges with missionaries who just came into the field a couple of weeks ago.  It really has shown me that I have progressed in the language and I haven't even realized it.

We also had a culture day this week were we went to a historical site and did a tour of them.  Our mission president also gave us a mission where we had to take pictures with all these random people. It was super funny watching all these foreigners going up and asking people if we could take pictures with them, and half the time it ended up them talking pictures of us and not getting in the pictures with us which was super funny.

We also had SPORTS day this week!!  And let me tell you Korean sports are a lot different then in America.  We ended up having a race in who could make a house of cards faster.  We also played balloon volleyball, and dodge ball.  It was super fun and all the sisters had matching grandma pants and so it was super fun!!

We also watched General Conference this week!!!!!  It was so good!!  I really have come to know that General Conference answers all your questions.  It amazes me every single time how you get personal revelation from it.  It was super good and I can't wait to be able to reread the talks.

Now on one of my exchanges we went and visited a member and she fed us so much food to the point where me and the girl who I was on an exchange with were going to die.  But the girl I was on a exchange with was Korean and she kept telling the member that she was going to give her a massage because she worked so hard on the food for us.  And so after we ate this grandma laid on the ground and she stared to massage her....and then she made me join.  I don't think I ever would of thought that I would be in Korea massaging a grandmas butt...but it happened.
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Monday, October 2, 2017

BIRTHDAYS and golden people

This week has been crazy!! The biggest miracle happened.  So we have been doing face paint proselyting the last couple of days and it has turned out really fun.  I was sitting at our table and this girl runs up with her boyfriend and starts talking to me while I am painting on her face and she asked if I understand Korean and I was like YES!  And she just stated talking.  And she was telling me that her family are Buddhists and that today she said her first prayer asking him if he was there and telling him she wanted to know more about him.  And then she saw me face painting and had a feeling she had to come up and talk to me.  And that is where we were at.  And I was just sitting there so shocked and trying to paint her face and talk to her.  So I told her our purpose as missionaries is to teach people about Christ and who he is and I bore my testimony about The Church and how it has helped my life and we got into this huge conversation that was amazing!  And I gave her a Book of Mormon and told her if she wants to really learn that she needs to read this book and she promised me she would and she gave me her phone number so we can meet later.  But it was such a testimony builder to me.  Sometimes in missionary work we are doing everything we can and we are trying so hard and we get nothing.  But when you're about to give up and you're on the very edge God gives you someone like her to show you that he is there and that he cares about you.

Nothing else really happen this week.  Two of our Elders had birthdays this weeks so we threw together two supervised parties for them and one ended up with us all getting in a cake fight with spoons.  It was super fun!!

We also went and visited one of our members in the hospital on Sunday and it was really good.  She had been in the hospital for a week because of some pregnancy problems and the Elders came in to the room and they saw her stomach because they were checking the machine and when they saw her stomach and they like ran outside and wouldn't come in because they felt super uncomfortable and it was super funny.
Have a good week
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Monday, September 25, 2017

NO time!! ahhh

Hi!
So today has been so busy so we don't have very much time to email.  Some of our members from hogue (My last area) wanted to take us on a big pday road trip and show us all the tourist sites in a different city so we have been doing that all day.  It was super fun!  We went to some really old Buddhist temples and to a place that had a huge Buddhist person inside a mountain which was really cool.  We also ate lunch and went and drank out of the fountain of youth!  hahah so I think I will be young forever now!!  Super fun!!

This week has been really good.  Our investigator that didn't get baptized, came to church yesterday so she is still going strong and we are trying to still get her moms permission. Well I have no time.  Love ya'll!!























Monday, September 18, 2017

T-Minus 6 weeks and counting

This week we had transfer calls and I will now be only a one area missionary!!  Our areas got split! So I am now only in Shinjeong and I am a Sister Training Leader with my same companion!  So that means we will be together for 3 transfers!  So we will see what the Lord has in plan for us this transfer.

This week we went to one of our member's houses and we taught her how to make carrot cake and brownies, because they LOVE them and you can't find them in Korea.  It was so fun and they were so excited!  They even taught me how to make a cucumber kimachi and so now I am so excited that I can make it when I am home!!!

We also went with one of our members and got Japanese food and so there are pictures of that.  It was really funny, we set an appointment with one of our members in one of our branches and another member from a different branch showed up and we were super confused.  It turns out they have become like best friends 2 weeks ago and are going on vacations together and hang out all the time it was super funny.
We also had mission tour this week!  Which was super fun!  We got to go back to Degu and it was super fun!  We had to get up at 4am because we had other sisters staying the night with us.  It was super fun and we learned so much!  It is so crazy how the mission is changing and how we talk to people and find people is changing.  So it will be super interesting to see how it continues.

We also got to music night this week where our whole zone performed a songs that we have been practicing.  It turned out really good, we had a lot of people show up and during it we had people who have been baptized in the last year share their testimonies.

We also went with Jen, our investigator, and she wanted to go and show us a King's Garden.  So we went to the King's Garden and after ate lunch with her and gave her the commitment to read the Book of Mormon with real intent.  So we will see how that will go!

Well love you tons!
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