Monday, April 21, 2014

In which we have a visitor!

Of course THIS would be the day that the mission president decides to visit the missionaries to deliver Easter treats!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

True colors

I thought Sis. Han might enjoy coloring Easter eggs. I'm afraid I was right!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's working!

I have to hand it to Sis. Han –– she's really making an effort to be more pleasant. I think she just didn't know how she was coming across. And I'm making an effort to be more pleasant, too.

It seems to be paying off! We went to the park and met a lot of people today. But I have to say, there was one guy eating his lunch on a park bench, and I immediately thought of Elder Holland's talk! No mashed potatoes (around here it would be rice anyway), but a bunch of good contacts. Maybe some of them will pay off!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Getting to know you

Sis. Han and I are getting to know each other a little better now. We kind of got off on the wrong foot, but I think we can make it work!

Friday, April 11, 2014

In missionary news

I heard from my cousin, Sis. Kimmie, who is serving in Ukraine:

"Due to the continued unrest in this region, the Church has chosen to transfer the 85 young missionaries from the Donetsk Ukraine Mission to serve in other areas within Ukraine."

Yikes! I'm glad that they're avoiding trouble and that they're safe. I hope things settle down so they can go back in!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Turning point

First off, let me say that Conference. Was. Amazing! I don't which of the talks I liked best: you can't go wrong with Elder Holland or Pres. Uchtdorf, that's for sure! And Pres. Monson is always so cute with his talks (is it OK to call the Prophet cute?). I really liked the one where he said we need to love one another more and have more charity. There was a lot of talk about love and family!

I think the message that touched me the most was Elder Zwick, with his burning truck. The part where he said we need to listen to each other more and "let no corrupt communication escape our lips" really made me look at myself, especially as I thought about Sis. Han. I think what we need to do to make our companionship work better is to listen to one another and work on that "corrupt communication" thing.

We had a little talk after conference, and we made some strides. You'll see!

What was REALLY awesome was... Sis. Yi (the hanbok lady, remember?) came with her family to General Conference! SO. COOL!

Anyway, I can't wait to read the talks again. I get more out of them each time I read them. The gospel is AWESOME!!!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Conference is here!

I am SO excited for General Conference! It's been a rough couple of weeks, and I could use some spiritual uplift! I always love the talks and the music. And maybe this time around I'll be able to understand some of what they're saying in the Korean translation!

When I finally made it into the country six months ago, one of the first things I experienced was October General Conference. It will be so awesome! I can't wait to see it with the members and maybe even some investigators!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014