Sunday, November 15, 2015
So sorry I've been out of the loop for a few weeks. Just trying out figure out classes. So! I'll try to give you a rough update on everything.
The 24th of October we got transfer calls. I completely expected to stay in Wonju considering I don't have that much time left to go to a new area. I'm going to Dong Daemun. Ahh, so hard.
Packing was bad, but not terrible. I can't imagine what it's going to be like when I have to pack to go home. I met a ton of members before I left. They are so kind and met for every meal. Although, one day we ended up eating 4 time before 5 and honestly we were in so much pain.
Wednesday night we ate with a member and had every time of sea creature you can imagine. Weird thing is, I'm totally fine with it. But, I had no idea there could be so many different kinds of octopus and squid. I still feel bad eating the whole baby octopus a little inside... but it's fine. Then we went straight to the train station! The elders happened to be taking the same train.
Then, after a series of events, we got to the temple really late to sleep there and as we walked in a couple walked out that SIs. Yeom knows. They just talk for a couple minutes and the woman said something about when she served a mission. For some reason I felt like I should ask her when she served her mission and think no, but then think it again so just as she leaves I asked her. Then she asked why and I said that my dad also served here and I was just wondering. She stares at me, looks at my nametag, and says 에반스 장로님!! Elder Evans!! she said that she served in the same district as an Elder Evans but isn't sure if it is the same one. Then she says, "I don't know, he was a wrestler" and I said "Yes!!!!!! That's him!!!" She said, "I know!!! You have his same eyebrows!!" Haha, isn't that funny. So ya! Isn't that unbelievable??
My new companion's name is Sis. Allsbrook. We get along really well!! Our house is huge. Fun fact- I'm living in the number 1 most expensive house in our mission. It's reallyyyyy nice :) My companion is from Virginia Beach, Virginia and she came to country when Sis. Yeom did so they're in the same transfer (transfer number 3). Everything is going great!
Love you so much!!
Monday, September 14, 2015
Sorry I don't really have any time, so this is going to be a quick one! A member called us all of a sudden and took us out to eat. So kind of her, but I'm so full I think I might die.
Quick one-liners about last week!
Last Monday I went to Seoul and slept at President's house.
Tuesday was MLC. That night went straight to Gangneung with Sis. Lautaha, slept there, Wednesday was Zone training.
Afterwards we went straight back to Seoul with our companions, slept at president's house again, then Thursday was 12 week follow up for the trainers and trainees. (7 companionships?) Super good! We got to do a lot of roleplays and figure out what we can do to keep serving and how to serve better. Thursday night came back to Wonju.
Friday! Finally in Wonju.
Saturday was Ham-unseong's baptism! The elders found him on the street in the beginning of June and he was baptized! He's amazing. Sis. Song was able to come and she loved it. She is so ready to be baptized, just is waiting on a few things.
Right after we went with the members out to the district president's house in Peong chang, which is where the winter olympics will be! There's nothing out there! His house is sooo beautiful. Way up in the mountains! Long story, but the member's car didn't start after and we were stuck for a while but a truck came and helped us out! I found a frog while waiting^^
Saturday night transfer calls came but nothing changed! Still in Wonju with my companion.
This past week was a good one, but a bit frustrating because we didn't have a lot of time to serve in Wonju. We were able to get 20 lessons on the street, though, which is a solid number! I was happy.
Hope things are well at home! Love you!
Monday, September 7, 2015
So last Monday I went to Sokcho and got to do FHE with Ee-en-shirl!!! Remember her? She's the one in the wheel chair? It was the best. She's so awesome!
The exchange was so good with Sis. Peni. She really wants to work hard... but I guess finding motivation to do it can be hard sometimes. But we were able to talk to a bunch of people and see miracles! Haha, ok here's a funny thing. So there's this tiny little bread house that's so cute and cheap. I honestly can only remember going 3 times but we went inside and the woman was so surprised to see me. She said, "Oh hello!!! How's Wonju and everything going??" I have no idea how she knew or remembered I am in Wonju! So kind. I was also able to see Chon suyoung. She's doing well :)
Wednesday we went to Seoul and had our pday there! So, we were so excited. All of us sisters were going to meet up (that's 10 of us) at this huge "children's park." I went there my first transfer! It's the one with the zoo. I was so excited to be able to run around for a few hours!! Sis. Peni and I got there first. We came up out of the subway into the sunny weather and walked to the park entrance, waited about 2 minutes, and it started pouring. Out of no where!! Just a downpour. I'll send a picture. Soo... spent most of the rest of the pday in the subway. Haha, kind of funny, huh? Sis. Yeom, Peni, Kim Hanseor, and I were able to go to a museum real quick, which was cool. Then that night we were able to do a temple session. Finally! It's been so long. I love being able to go to the temple.
Thursday we met in the Shindong building and had the Mission Tour. President Whiting came. It was so good, so inspirational. A little bit of a kick in the boot to work harder. Although, it did say we are a very obedient mission and are ranked as a very obedient mission. Which I would definitely say is true. Haha, President and Sister Sonksen were very happy to hear that. He talked a lot about how we're working really hard, but the first presidency and quorum of the 12 feel like we need to be baptizing more. So it was really focused on that.
Right after the meeting, the zone leaders and sister training leaders met and had a discussion on the mission tour. Kind of intense! There were about 10 of us and President and SIs. Whiting and Pres and Sis Sonksen. Really good meeting here! We just discussed what we can take away to apply to our mission more.
Friday we were able to meet a less active and then street contact. Sorry there's no time but Saturday was awesome! We have been planning this for a couple weeks. We had another movie night and watched "Meet the Mormons" but bigger! We planned the whole dinner afterwards and a bunch of new people came! So cool!!!
Then yesterday Song Seong suk came to church. She told us that for almost 2 consistent weeks she just cries every night because she can feel God's love and influence and is starting to know he is really there. Right now her life is in turmoil and she's lost so much, but she said she can't stop crying everyday because her heart just feels overwhelmed with gratitude for what she has. Wow. She's so incredible, isn't she??
Have a good week!! Tonight I'll be going to Seoul with Sis. Lautaha for MLC.