Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Oh, Kermie!

Poor Sis. Green!

I don't know if it was something she ate or what, but she's been feeling AWFUL! We were able to find a place for her...to, um, go...so I just kind of had to stay there and wait. For a very long time.

It wasn't as exciting as you may think! t tried talking to some people, but let's face it — people think you're weird if you try to make conversation with people when you're hanging out next to a public bathroom!

For some reason, I started to think about the Muppets: Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal...and Kermit. And Kermit's favorite song, "Feeling Green." What!? I couldn't help it — I had to wait a long time!

I hope she gets feeling better soon!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Crash course in vocabulary

You know how sometimes everything seems like it's going right and things are falling into place...and then something happens?

Something happened.

We were talking, I turned around, and my companion was GONE!

Not really gone, I found out, but not feeling well.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Close to home

So as we were getting on the subway, we looked at the address of the referral lady...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mysterious ways

After talking with the couple that answered the door, we found out that the lady we were looking for had moved! I was all prepared to be disappointed, but they (1) had the address, and (2) were interested in what we had to say! They thought it was really funny that Sis. Green didn't know much Korean, but they were really impressed that she was willing to try — and that made them want to know more!

They gave us the address AND made a return appointment? Who could ask for anything more?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Door approach

OK, so Sis. Green is brave — but she still needs to learn the language. She got us in the door, though. When they answered, they thought it was pretty funny that she could only remember how to say hello!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Stage fright

I don't know what happened! I've been knocking on doors and talking to people forever, it seems like. But for some reason I got really, really, really nervous when it came time to knock on this particular door. I don't think it was the Spirit telling me not to, or somebody else trying to stop me. I just got scared! Good thing I have a brave companion!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Where the streets have no name

You know how in Utah and Idaho addresses use grid coordinates? Kinda like playing Battleship or plotting slopes in algebra? Not so in Korea! They use a system where the house numbers are supposed to odd on one side of the street and even on the other — the new system. Sometimes. Except when they use the old system. And if there are multiple families in one place, each one has its own different number, which could be even or odd!

A lot of the houses have nameplates outside the front door, and they're usually in Chinese characters. Sometimes when we're tracting, we'll play a game where we'll knock on a door if we recognize the family name. But I find that I feel guilty afterward because someone may have missed out on a chance to hear the gospel because some missionary didn't study his hanja!

So, we have the address. We're looking for it. I think we're getting close!