Saturday, May 31, 2014

It's about time!

They're going to be expanding the MTC in Provo! It was sooo super crowded when I was there!

Church Releases Preliminary Plans for
Provo MTC Expansion

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing new details on its plans to expand the missionary training center in Provo, Utah. Crews are expected to begin constructing new buildings just south of the existing campus in the summer of 2015. The new buildings will include additional space for classroom learning, personal study and small-group activities.

I'm so excited! The work is moving forward!

Friday, May 23, 2014


It's interesting how many people I've talked to who aren't there. It's almost a game among missionaries to guess what the excuse is going to be when we knock on a door. The top excuse is "nobody is home," followed by "the baby is sick" or we already have a church." Then there are the folks who let you in. I like them!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Entering the not normal

So we had an experience the other night when we were out teaching. We had a little extra time before we had to go home, so we started knocking on some doors.

More to come!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Who's the fairest?

Yeah, it's taking some getting used to...

I'm not the only missionary with changes. My cousin who was in Ukraine? She's been transferred to California. That's gotta be almost as weird as waking up to new hair — one day you go to bed in Ukraine, then you're transferred in the middle of the night, then you're transferred to a totally different country! Missions are always an adventure!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Not a hair of the head shall be lost

Good news and bad news. I got to Skype home yesterday and talk with my family. Well, nobody recognized me! They kept asking to talk to Sis. Kerry Jo! Finally I had to have Sis. Han talk to them and tell them about my hair before they'd believe it was me!

It was so sweet to talk to my family — especially my mom. She totally understood about my hair!

She reminded me that it's almost been a year since I went into the MTC. Can you believe it?

I'm still getting used to how I look with my hair! It's really different, but I think it's kind of cool. I feel more, I don't know, Korean... Maybe it's because I don't stand out so much without my blonde hair! Still, it's pretty freaky! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Not exactly my reaction

I'm glad I get to Skype with my mom tomorrow! There are times when a girl needs to talk to her mom, and hair gone bad is one of those times!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

When a choice is placed before you

Can you see where this is going? I'll tell you more soon!

Somebody said there was a report a while back that all the men in North Korea had to get their haircut in the same style as the dear leader. Could that be true? It sounds like a hoax... but it is North Korea we're talking about...  There are a lot of things we hear about as missionaries, you know?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

There are always options

So, yeah, we went to the mi yong shil* to see what they could do about my hair. The choices weren't pretty. But being a missionary means that you try to make the best out of every situation, right? That's what I keep telling myself...

*beauty shop

Friday, May 2, 2014


I found this cool infographic about temples. I hope we'll have another one soon in Korea!

Crazy week!

This week has just been crazy! There are a lot of people who are really emotional about the Jeju ferry sinking and all those high school kids! It's really sad. I'm glad that we know about Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. That extra perspective helps, but it's still a sad thing.

I'll tell you more about my hair a little later. That's more of the craziness!