Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rain rain and good things!‏

Dear family,
So.... I'm kind of blank on the week....... it's a new transfer so we were only in a 3some until last Tuesday when Sis. Murdock went to Seoul for transfers for her new companion.
Let's see..... well all of a sudden almost all of our investigators disappeared but we're still meeting people all of the time! I don't know how... Honestly Wonju is just a miracle area. We find the absolute nicest people on the street and they always invite us to their house for a drink or something! it's amazing. So we're meeting a lot of people that way :)
송성숙 Song Seong Suk is the best!!!!!! So, we taught her about the Word of Wisdom this past week. Turns out about for a very long time she had a bad alcohol addiction but about 15 years ago she went to the doctor and he said she need to stop smoking, and drinking alcohol, coffee, and green tea. And she was able to just stop all! She stared to drink coffee a  few years ago but said she's going to try and not break anything. SHE IS PERFECT!!!! I've never ever had an investigator like her. We love her so much!!!
Ok... So sorry but I'm out of time!!!
Everything is going incredible over here and I'm learning so much :) I love my mission!!!!

Sis. Evans
P.s. have a good 4th of July!! and on Tuesday the Sonken's (my new mission presidents) come!

Huge Umbrella!!

Monday, June 22, 2015


Dear family,

Sorry didn't really know what to put for the caption.... besides Wonju is amazing and things have been crazy! But I say that every week so I wanted to change it up.

I think I didn't explain things well last week.. So my companion (Sis. Seo) and I got a new sister but just for the week. She's in the other zone but.. her companion had to go home for a few things so she gets to stay with us for the week! It's been so fun! I hope it wasn't too stressful for her having to leave her area and come to ours for the week. On Wednesday is transfers so she'll get her new companion then and then go back to Donghae where she's originally serving. Btw "she" is Sis. Murdock. She's so awesome! And we're kind of oddly the same person? So it's been fun :)

So with transfers- nothing is happening! But we were 99% sure we'd stay the same because we were both new to Wonju and this next transfer is Sis. Seo's last and then she'll go home! I'm "killing her" hehehe. So back to the week! 

We've just been meeting tons of people and doing a lot of contacting and teaching lessons. It's been amazing!!!!!!!!!!! The blessings, people. They're real. And they're everywhere!!!! Honestly just meeting the most amazing people everyday. 

One of them is the lovely 송성숙 Song-seong-suk <3 She's the woman we met when we first came and have been meeting with ever since. She is just accepting everything so well!!! And she is just so honest about everything (with her questions, thoughts she has about what we're teaching), so it's the best teaching her. Sis Murdock kind of freaked out after the first time we met with her because she said she'd never taught anyone like her. She takes notes when we teach... I just feel so much love for her!!! So I'm so glad I'm not transferring. 

Thursday all of the missionaries in the "countryside" came to Wonju and we had our last conference with President and Sis Christensen :( So sad!!!! They are the most incredible people. Our new mission presidents come on the 30th! "Sonksen's" I'm excited for them but sad for the Christensen's.... Anyways the training with them was great! So, on average our mission contacts 12-14,000 new people a week, but last week (during the 100 hour week) we contacted 26,000 people. Isn't that crazy?! And not everyone did it! So amazing!!

Afterwards I went to 태백 Taebaek with Sis. Kim for an exchange. 

Anyways, I'm out of time!

Love you so much! Having such a good time here and I hope your summer is going well!

Sis. Evans

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Miracles upon miracles!!!!‏

Hey Fam ^^

So sorry about last week! It was kind of crazy. Actually, it was THE BEST. So  let me telll you about it....

A lot of people in our mission decided to do this "100 hour" week because our mission president talked about it from his mission. We got up at 5:30 and got ready real fast, and then worked from 6:30 till 9:30 (unless we had a lesson and then we could be out till 10. Isn't that crazy?!? I've never heard of being able to be out that late). No meal times but we had 30 minutes to study during the day. Don't worry, didn't starve :) We didn't have meal times but we could just buy food off the street and eat as we walked. Also, saw so many miracles by how many people we'd meet and then they'd just invite us for dinner or lunch. We were able to get so much work done!!!!!!!! Found two new investigators and have so many PI's. And I think never before in my mission had 20 lessons and this past week we had 21!! YES!. 

So that was why we didn't have a p-day last week! I'm trying to remember about the week before last... oh ya! MLC and zone training! So we went to Seoul and all the zone leaders and sister training leaders had a training with President and Sister Christensen. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! It was like being blasted with spiritual insights. Seriously was incredible!!! I felt so... out of place?! Haha everyone there was so smart and hard working. So many great examples! As a mission we're focusing on discipleship this month. I'm so excited!!! It's been so good for me and I know it's changing a lot of people as they focusing on becoming a disciple of Christ.

So Tuesday we had the training and then came back to Wonju and then Wednesday morning I went to the Gangneng South zone and Sis. Seo went to the Gangneng zone to do the trainings. So I went to 동해 Donghae! Elder Helsloot and Jones are the zone leaders there so we did the training together. It was so fun!! I hope everyone was able to learn and grow from it. Afterwards we exchanged so I was in Wonju with Sis. Peni and my companion exchanged with Sis. Lautaha in Gangneng. Sis Peni is in her 3rd transfer and is doing so well! We actually did the "pass-off" program for a lot of it. (the one I did when I was a new missionaries for the language and lessons) She just had to pass off with me and after the AP's she's done!! Exciting. Good program but.. stressful haha. 

I can't exactly remember much but.... so!!!! Our investigator 송성숙 Song Seong Suk(e) is just perfect. WE LOVE HER SO MUCH. We meet her about 3 times a week and she hasn't missed church in 4 weeks. She loves learning about Christ so much and is willing to try so much! We meet with her with other members and we ate at a member's house (이현정 Ee-heon-jeong) this past week. She's just the sweetest woman ever. 

So, this next week is going to be a bit crazy. Actually right after we finish emailing we're going to the bus terminal and meeting the sisters that are serving in 동해 Donghae. So... it's really sad but one sister is going home for some things so we're meeting them and then we'll become a 3some! Sis. Murdock will be our new companion. Transfers are next week so we'll find out if she's just staying with us till then or if she'll be with us next transfer as well. It's a big change but we're excited! It will be fun :) 

Thanks for everything and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY on Sunday, Dad!!!! Have a good day!!!! The best Dad deserves the best day, right? So spend it well! I'm assuming some ice cream and peanut clusters will be involved? hehe :)
Sis. Evans

Monday, June 1, 2015


Dear family,

Sorry about last week! A member called us and we had to meet him real fast. So I don't even know where to start with all this craziness.... First off the week before last on Tuesday I went to 강릉 Gangreung to do exchanges with the Sister Lautaha. (Her companion, Sister Peni, when to Wonju with my companion.) It was so good! She's a great missionary :) She's actually only the transfer below me so we were in the MTC for 3 weeks together! We talked a lot about enduring to the end, teaching, and proselyting. A good and... how do I say this... kind of needed exchange? Super good, though!

So, my companion (Sis. Seo) and I are both new to Wonju so we're just figuring things out together but it has been SO amazing!!! I can't even write all the miracles we've seen. A week ago Saturday we only had about 10 minutes before 9 after something so we ran out to see if we could talk to someone in that time. Went outside and a minute later, right across from our villa we met a woman and started talking. We had no time and she was leaving but she said she wanted to learn English so we exchanged numbers and said we'd meet! We also invited her to church since it was Branch Conference the next day and she wanted to come! Now, this doesn't happen much but when it does.... they almost never actually come or meet again (I don't know why). Well the next morning she came!!!! She loveeeddd church. She's Buddhist but has never really believed it, she's just Buddhist because her mother-in-law is. President and Sister Christensen came as their "last talk" in Wonju before they go back to America at the end of this month (I can't believe they're leaving!!!!!! It's so sad.) She has no Christian background so she knew nothing about sacrament or any of that so it was really all new. She said there was just a peace going to church and she like a lot of things about it. We met after and talked for a while! She's actually having a really, really, really, really, really hard time with work. A HUGE financial problem. She kind of got caught in a financial scheme :/ I'd write details but... kind of private. Anyways, we talked and she cried a lot but it was so good!!! Btw her name is 송성숙 Song Seong Suk. She's 59. Anyways! We met her Monday, and then Tuesday.. and then Wednesday! She's AMAZING!!!! She just wants to learn so much.

Last Wednesday to Thursday we did another exchange with the sisters in 동해 Donghay which is in the other zone. I stayed in Wonju and Sis. Lee (이수연) came. Sis Lee is in her 3rd transfer and actually my companion, Sis Seo, was her trainer for the last 2! She's such good missionary! I get to learn so much on exchanges. Some stuff happened on the exchange that...were kind of really sad but I'll explain that in a different email. Then Thursday we went to Seoul and met up with the other sisters there! Slept at the temple and then Friday we had a combined mission conference with the Seoul South mission!!! How crazy?? It was fun seeing a lot of people from the MTC. Mission presidents and their wives spoke as well as President Ringwood and his wife and then the member of the 70 that came, Elder Maynes and his wife! It was so good!!!! All about planning and goal setting and such. It was so short, though! Started at 9:30ish and ended at 12ish! Right after, we came back to Wonju with the 태백 Taebeck sisters for another exchange! I went with Sis. 곽 Gwak. It was... a good exchange! Yep.. a needed exchange. But I'll write more about that later :) They both stayed at our house that night and then we went to Gangneung Saturday afternoon for a combined fireside kind of a thing! It was for all of 강원도 Gangwondo (the countryside) for the Christensen's leaving. It was soo good!!!! Super fun.

Back to Wonju that night and then yesterday Song Seong Suk came to church again! She really really loved it. SO BASICALLY THINGS ARE SO GOOD! Learning so so so so much, seeing so many miracles, and having no time to breathe! haha :) Actually we have to cut email time short to go to Seoul right now! (We have MLC tomorrow which is mission leadership council)

Love you so much! Hope all is well and you're enjoying your summer :)
Sis. Evans