Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy U.S. Thanksgiving!

So, yeah... It was really awesome when the turkey came out of the oven. It's not exactly like my grandma used to make, but not bad for a couple of sister missionaries overseas! It smelled so good — it even overpowered the fishy and kimchi smells in the neighborhood!

The one thing we forgot to think about was how we were supposed to get the turkey over to the zone activity. Oops!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Baste it every thirty seconds

Sis. Green has a lot of good qualities. She has a strong testimony, a lot of courage, and enthusiasm for the work. I just wish she would have picked up a few more kitchen skills before coming out on her mission!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's not always neatly wrapped in plastic

OK, maybe I should have thought of Costco first. But, hey! I grew up in Idaho. I know all about where animals come from!

Monday, November 24, 2014

A little something for the meal

*Will you please give me a turkey?
I liked Sis. Green's idea of making something that no one else would. This could be fun!

Zone activity

It seems a little funny that we're celebrating U.S. Thanksgiving here, especially when we have so many missionaries not just from the U.S. but Korea, Canada and other places, too. But then again, it'll be fun to get together with everyone. I know it's not just about Thanksgiving.

But it's my last Thanksgiving in Korea!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Music to our ears!

So let me catch you up on things. We met our neighbors; their mom that I met in Moscow was there. She remembered me! She's going to be here through Christmas, so we'll (hopefully) see a lot of her and her daughter's family. They seem really nice, and were at least sort of interested in our message.

But here's the cool thing.

Sis. Green felt like she should invite them to a stake musical night program thing that the Busan Stake put on. We invited them and they came! They had a good time and met some people. It was So. Cool!

And speaking of cool, it's starting to get cooler here. It's not cold yet, but I can certainly tell it's fall!

The gospel is true! Keep sharing it!

From the Stake Music Night

Monday, November 17, 2014

When what to my wondering eyes should appear?


I can NOT believe what happened!

You know how long it's taken us to look up the daughter of the lady I met in the airport in Moscow? Months! Every time we would try, something would come up — and now I know why!

Her mom is here visiting! It's been like forever since she's come back to Busan to visit, and it just so happens that the day after she arrived, guess which door we finally knocked on! Is it coincidence? I think NOT!

It was so fun to see her again! It was almost like we were long lost friends even though we only talked for a few minutes in Moscow (that almost sounds the the title for a spy novel, doesn't it?). Anyway, we'll see where it goes from here.

Her daughter is awesome, too! She was surprised to see us. Because it had been so long, she thought we were never going to show up. But now we can teach BOTH OF THEM!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

So how long is this going to take?!

I don't know how many times we've tried, or how many weeks we've put it in our plan. But for some reason we have never gotten around to calling on the daughter of the lady I met at the airport in Moscow! Even after we found out she was our neighbor...or at least in the same apartment building!

The weather keeps getting colder, but at least we have the gospel to warm our hearts!

Friday, November 7, 2014

We are sowing, daily sowing

Well, I guess it didn't work out with our investigator. Maybe he just wasn't interested after we turned him over to the elders! I hope we at least planted a seed. Maybe some day it will sprout.

In other news, the weather is turning cooler; the leaves are all beautiful — it so gorgeous here in the fall! We've got a lot of good prospects we're working with, and we may be starting another English class soon.

Sis. Green reminded me that I should be getting my flight plans soon. I don't even want to think about that yet! There's so much left to do, and I feel like I'm just getting started!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Zone defense

I don't know what it is, but I every time we teach Bro. Kim, I get the feeling we should let him go. But like Sis. Green says, he does everything we ask him to and he seems very eager to learn — almost like he'll be in trouble if he doesn't get it — so we've kept teaching him. He does seem to keep referring back to the "Meet the Mormons" movie, though. It's weird.

It occurred to me, thought, that if these feelings are persistent, then maybe we could pass him on to another set of missionaries. What else are zone leaders for, right?

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Our lessons with our new investigator, Bro. Kim, are progressing. But there's something about him that bothers me. I can't quite put my finger on it.