Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bearing testimony

It's actually an easy thing to do. "I said" can sound an awful lot like "I'm a peanut," especially with an American accent. The thing that's humiliating is that I've done it more than once. Oops!

Friday, December 27, 2013

A temple education

OK, I probably should have known it, but it took Sis. Clabby explaining it to me before I got it. We're not the only church with temples. I mean, I knew it, but I didn't know it, you know? I'm kind of embarrassed. Our LDS temples are different because of the priesthood and the ordinances. And, yes, because most of them have the statue of the Angel Moroni.

Who knew, right?

Anyway, Gyeongju is beautiful, even in winter. They say in spring and fall it's especially picturesque, and that the temple is amazing. I don't understand all the history, but this was the capital of one of the ancient kingdoms, so it's got some really cool historical stuff. It's awesome!

It was awesome to be with all the other missionaries, to see Sis. Bae and Sis. Miller and to be able to Skype home for a few minutes. Christmas in Korea was AMAZING!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Christmas Miracle, or, REUNITED AT LAST!!!

I think Gyeongju will forever be my favorite place in the whole world! Yes, it's beautiful, historic and awesome, but the BEST part is: I. GOT. MY. LUGGAGE! I've spent waaay too many days on my mission without my luggage -- first, traveling halfway around the world one way, while my bags traveled the other direction. This time they decided to stay in Busan (it wasn't my fault! The APs were supposed to get it loaded onto the bus!).

It's going to be fun to see all the missionaries! Everyone from my MTC group will be here, and I'll see Sis. Bae again! I'm SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Work where it counts, lift where you stand

I LOVE Sis. Clabby! I like the way she thinks! I need some clothes, let's go work the clothing stores. Missionary work AND shopping! Excellent combination, right?

I can't BELIEVE they want me to wait until next week to get my suitcases with all my clothes and stuff. You can tell that the APs are guys -- no WAY any female would think that was a good idea!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saying goodbye

In Korean you say, "Annyeonghi kyeseyo" or, "Stay in peace" when you leave. I said that to Sis. Bae and to Busan.

It's kinda scary, my first transfer! I hope that I can stay in peace!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Getting ready

I can NOT believe how hard it is to transfer! So much to pack! So many people to say goodbye to! So much that's unknown! I'm NEVER doing it again!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A dark day

I can't believe it! Just when I was getting used to the area, now I have to pack my bags and head north to some place called Daegu! Aaaaugh!