Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tender mercies needed

OK, I'm trying.

After I taught a lesson today, Sis. Han said, "You probably didn't understand anything that my companion said, so let me tell you what she was trying to say."

The investigators looked at me kind of weird –– they'd read scriptures for me and answered my questions and the spirit was really strong –– but they went along with her anyway. What else could they do?

I really don't want to complain to the president, but I don't know what else to do. I keep praying for inspiration and guidance... maybe it will come.

On the plus side, Women's Conference was AMAZING! I loved it soooo much! The music was great; I loved the "I am a Child of God" in all the different languages. One of my favorite quotes was from Sis. Wixom: "As individuals we are strong. Together, with God, we are unstoppable!" I think there might be a message for me in there.

It was great to get such a good spiritual boost when I'm struggling. Heavenly Father is awesome with His tender mercies like that!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Counting my many blessings, one by one

Oh. My. Goodness.

Sis. Clabby was right -- it promises to be an interesting transfer being companions with Sis. Han. I know the Lord put us together for a reason. I just hope I learn the lesson soon! In the meantime, as I'm being tempest tossed on life's billows, I'm going to be counting my by one.

On a happier note: spring is coming, and it looks like it's going to be beautiful here! And there's the General Women's Meeting to look forward to!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Welcome to our NICE apartment!

OK, so maybe the apartment wasn't its cleanest -- after all, Sis. Clabby had to say goodbye to a lot of people and transfers were EARLY. But SERIOUSLY, I think Sis. Han was overreacting. A lot.

Part of me really wants to go see our investigators and maybe Sis. Yi -- I could use a friendly face -- but part of me doesn't want them to meet Sis. Han the way she is right now. She just probably came off of a hard transfer and would rather be in her old area.

I keep praying that we're going to get along better. It hasn't happened yet. I'm going to keep praying!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

..and she's gone. And she's here.

OK, so first impressions may not always give you the best idea of somebody. I'm wiling to give Sis. Han the benefit of the doubt. But let's just say we haven't gotten off on the best foot. Yet.

I think I'm gonna miss Sis. Clabby!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Safe in Korea

Yikes! The Church is pulling all the non-native missionaries out of Venezuela due to unrest there; they've relocated a bunch of missionaries in Ukraine and they're keeping an eye on things there. I'm glad to be safe in Korea!

Keep all the missionaries in your prayers!

Here's what they say about Venezuela:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following updated statement on the status of missionaries in Venezuela:

"Due to the unrest in Venezuela, the Church is transferring 152 missionaries who are not Venezuelan citizens to other missions in South America. Venezuelan missionaries are in frequent communication with their mission presidents, and every effort is being made to keep them safe.”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The new comp

I'm always nervous at transfer time -- and from what Sis. Clabby implies, maybe I should be!

Sunday, March 16, 2014


This has to be one of the best Sundays of my whole life. Sis. Yi -- the Hanbok Lady -- got baptized today! It was so amazingly awesome that I can't even begin to put it in words!!! She made her own special white hanbok to wear; Sis. Clabby got to give the talk on baptism, and I got to say the closing prayer!!! Her family was there, too. They're on track to get baptized next week, and they were all smiling and happy and the spirit was so strong and there were a lot of ward members there to support her and it was just about perfect!

I am SO glad that Sis. Clabby got to be here and see Sis. Yi get baptized!!! She transfers out this week and I get a new companion. I think it was one of those tender mercies that Sis. Clabby could stay long enough for this one baptism! It WAS a miracle!

Saturday, March 15, 2014


I know I am SO going to ball my eyes out when Sis. Clabby leaves in a few days! I mean, I's excited for her to be a sister trainer, but she's been so AMAZING to be companions with. At least we have a couple of days to let her say her goodbyes! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It had to happen!

Just when missionary life was getting to be amazing! Sis. Clabby has been the best companion EVER, just like Sis. Bae and Sis. Miller! I don't know what I'm going to do without her!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Epic teaching!

We just had the Best. Ever. Teaching. Appointment. with Sis. Yi, the hanbok lady! She and her family are plowing through the lessons, reading the scriptures, praying every day. AND they committed to baptism!

The Spirit is always so strong when we teach them! We have to take extra Kleenex when we go. It's like their whole family was really, really hungry for the Gospel and they can't get it fast enough! I know there are people waiting to receive the Gospel, but, WOW! I mean, I knew it knew it, but I didn't know it, you know! At least, not until now!

We've taught a lot of amazing people -- don't get me wrong. There's just something special about this family; it's like they were ready and waiting exactly for Sis. Clabby and me!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Nourish the RMs

I know it's way too early for me to even start thinking about this stuff. But I just realized that my trainer, Sis. Bae, will be going home next transfer! Can you believe it? I know, right!

The Church put out this article that says, like new converts, every returned missionary needs a friend, a responsibility, and to be nourished in the good word of God. Here's a link to the story.

Aaaagh! I can't believe my trainer -- my Mommy! -- is going home! But she'll be amazing in her ward back up in Seoul. She hasn't gone and I miss her already!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

More awesomeness!

Who knew that shopping for a hanbok would lead to teaching three generations of a family!? Wow! Really, wow!