Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Good times I remember

It's a whole change of perspective to have a green companion. I mean, Sis. Green has just been in the real world, and I've been out here in the mission field, not really paying attention to the outside world. It's so tempting to spend all my time peppering her with questions, but that's not what we're about as missionaries!

Speaking of missionary work, we're starting to get to know the area better, and we're getting to know some of the members. They're really nice and supportive. Soon we'll have oodles of investigators, I'm sure!

In the meantime, I'm helping Sis. Green learn the language. The elders say I should send her to the store with a shopping list that includes peanut butter, but I'm not so sure. I can't tell you why.

Anyway, more news to come!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Milestone or millstone?

I was shocked to realize that I've been out a year already! I guess I really have done a lot. Heck, I traveled the world, right?

The scary thing is that it also means that I've only got six months left to work! Yikes!

Monday, July 21, 2014

케첩 (catsup)

OK, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do, and I promised to do it, so here it is!

Remember I left Daegu on an emergency transfer because one of the other sisters had to suddenly go home because of a medical/family thing? She didn’t do anything bad! I was called in to be a short term emergency substitute companion for just a few days until a new crop of missionaries came in.
So here’s the latest.
Sis. Green

First off, this is my new companion, Sis. Green.  And, yes, she’s straight from the MTC…which makes her my greenie. Ha!

She came in at the same time as our new mission president. We had a really nice farewell for Pres. Gilbert, and a nice welcome for Pres. Barrow. Personally, I have a hard time telling them apart. All mission presidents seem to look the same to me!
Pres. Gilbert and Pres. Barrow

So now, Sis. Green and I have been assigned to Dong Nae in Busan. We have a new apartment that has a great view — of all the other apartments. Our ward is awesome, and we’re working with a lot of new investigators.

By the way, Sis. Green is really tall. With her red hair and height and my (once again) blonde hair, nobody mistakes us for natives. But that’s OK, because we do get a chance to talk to a lot of people just because we are so different.
Sis. Green and Me!

And one more bit of good news! Sis. Han and her new companion baptized that gal that we tracted into back in Daegu, Sis. Choi! They sent pictures. She’s amazing!
Sis. Han and Sis. Choi at her baptism!

Oh! And there's one more thing that I almost TOTALLY forgot about! July is my one year anniversary for being a missionary! Can you believe it was only one year ago that I went into the MTC for the very first time?!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I'm still standing

Oh. My. Gosh!!!

It's been FOREVER since I wrote! Well, maybe not forever, but in missionary days it's been a long time. And there's SO much to tell about. I promise I'll get caught up!

First off, you know I'm in a new area in Busan. And I have a new companion. Not just a new companion, but a NEW companion, straight from the MTC!!! She's SO cute! Plus we have a new mission president (we'll miss you, Pres. Gilbert!) and SO. MANY. THINGS!

Last week we couldn't make it to use the Internet because of the new missionaries coming in, and we've been working hard on getting her settled. And we've got all kinds of people to meet! There's just so much to do!

OK. I PROMISE to get caught up! I'm still here!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014