Thursday, September 14, 2017

Week 64

Hello! Another week here in the wonderful country of Korea :D

Things are going good. The work is slowly moving forward and Sister Hill and I are having a blast serving here together. This past week we made the journey to 안양 (Anyang) for MLC. It takes about 2 hours by train, but that includes 3 transfers to different subway lines. It is always so exhausting having to travel all day. We went down for MLC and had to come right back to our area for English class, grabbing dinner on the way in one of the subway stations. 

English class is great as always. I love all the students that I teach. They just crack me up. I teach basic class with Elder Cleto and they say the funniest things! Most the time we are just laughing together at something someone said. One of the students from another class came up to me and asked how many people were in our class (we only have 4) because it always sounded like we were having so much fun. We do get pretty loud because there is one man who is 72 years-old and really hard at hearing. Most of the time I am half yelling at him so he can understand what is going on. Another member of the class always yells at him in Korean because she get frustrated that he asks questions about things we had just finished explaining. It is hilarious!

This week we were blessed to meet with one of our investigators. We met with the family that the father is less-active. It has been about a month since we met with them last. We had a good lesson about missionary work and service. It was a little rough to focus them, but we had a great time. They committed to coming to church, but didn't end up going. We were supper bummed out yesterday.

We were also able to find some good potential investigators this week as we went sticker boarding with our elders. We decided to try somewhere new and went to a different part of our area. There weren't as many people as some of the other places we normally do it at, but it was nice to find people that had never seen missionaries before. Last night we were able to set up an appointment with one PI for Saturday and we are super pumped!

Last p-day was killer... literally. We hiked up 계양상 (GyeyangSan) which is just a hill/mountain that we can see in our area. From the ground it doesn't look that big, but man we were hurting afterwards. We climbed roughly 2000 stairs to the top (Sister Hill kept count haha) and had a picnic on the top with our district. It was really sunny and hot all the way to the top, but then the weather had mercy on us and it got a little cooler. The clouds covered the sun and we enjoyed our hike back down. All of our legs were a little shaky going down >.< We got smoothies together and then went on our way. I introduced Sister Hill to DAISO (the best store in all of Korea!) and we had dinner before going out to be missionaries :)
Us at the beginning (I was already dying)
Lunch time
Our fearless district leader
Made it to the top
The view from the top
Next week is going to be super busy and will probably fly by. We have zone conference, exchanges, lots of member appointments, and hopefully some appointments with our investigators. Please pray for me! I have to give training by myself tomorrow at zone conference D:

Another highlight was that Brother 나광수 (a less-active that we have been working with) went to church. Granted he went to a different ward and everything, but none the less HE WENT! I was only slightly bitter when I heard from my past companion Sister Cuary that he went to a ward in their building. Hopefully in the future he will come to our ward in 청라 (Cheongra).

Before I go I wanted to share one scripture that I found during my prep for zone conference. This time around we are talking about sanctification.

 "And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things." - Doctrine & Covenants 88:67

I've been thinking a lot about the reason that we have to sanctify ourselves. One thing that I though of is as we sanctify ourselves we are able to show people the Light of Christ that is in us. Through that light others can receive the confirmation of the truths that we are teaching as missionaries.  I know that the heavens will open and we will see miracles are we sanctify ourselves through the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Love you guys!

-Sister Rindlisbacher
Our less-actives keep sending us inspirational quotes :)
Sister Eversole ㅋㅋ man I love her



Monday, September 4, 2017

Week 63

Ah yeah! We are seeing the greenie miracles here in 청라 (Cheongra)! 

My new companion is Sister Hill from Sandy, Utah. She is just a little ball of sunshine so we are doing great. She is such a trooper. Her first night here in Korea after getting back from the mission home was teaching a new investigator that we found last week. We got home and settled for about 10 minutes before leaving again to go to our appointment. We got a little lost because I had never been to her house before so we wandered a bit, but eventually found it after she ran out to get us. In my defense her directions weren't the best so we walked the wrong way for about 5 minutes. That appointment went really well and her oldest daughter was home so we were able to pick her up as an investigator too! We'll be going to their house every Wednesday to do our 30/30 English program. We're super stoked!

The weather this past week has been beautiful! It was been in the 60s at the beginning of the week and has slowly gotten a little warmer. It freaked us out at first because when we went out in the morning it was colder outside than in our apartment. It took a few minutes to adjust. I also had to break out my cardigans so I wouldn't freeze. Sister Cuary wrapped herself up in her blanket like a burrito one day because it was so cold.

Also our water heater stopped working... that was a fun morning of ice cold showers. It was Sister Hill's first day in our area. I felt super bad. I tried to figure out how to fix it, but the instructions were super confusing. We ended up calling our landlord and he fixed it for us. Such a nice cute old man :)

We had a few visits with some members. We have definitely felt a lot of their love over the past week. They have really reached out to help Sister Hill feel welcome. We met with one to teach her daughter who will get baptized next month and had lunch together. We met with another at her home for dinner. I absolutely love this ward!

Last p-day was a bit crazy. Sister Cuary just moved an area over so we just took all her bags to the new house. The other sisters weren't home so we ate all their chocolate hehe Just kidding... of course we got their permission first. Sister Davis had some really good homemade cookies that her grandma sent her so we swiped some of those :D Korean sweets just aren't very good.

Our biggest miracles was meeting with Brother Na GwangSu. He is the less-active that I found with Sister Cuary last transfer when we randomly went to visit his house with the wrong name and number, but found him. We keep in contact with him, but over the past weeks we were to busy to go and visit. His daughter is in the hospital right now because she had surgery. Yesterday we were able to go with our Bishop and Ward Mission Leader to visit. It was such a last minute miracle! We were able to get her phone number and will hopefully meet her in the next few weeks once she is healed. She has English interest, but her dad really wants her to get baptized. We'll see what she thinks though.

Life is crazy wonderful. I'm trying to soak in this dream that is being a missionary in Korea. I can't believe that the time that I have left is so short. I don't know where time has gone! I absolutely love life right now! I hope that you are all loving it as well. Don't forget to count your blessings :)

"Whatever the world throws at your throw back a smile" -Elder Lam (our new AZL)

Love you guys!

-Sister Rindlisbacher
Our entire mission for last weeks emergency drill
The trainers and new missionaries
I'm trainer her right :)
First district meeting of the transfer. Yay for the 31st and Baskin Robbins

Picking Sister Hill up from the mission home
Tender moments hehe
Burrito Cuary





Sunday, September 3, 2017

Week 62

Dang... The past week was just a blur. So much happened! But the most exciting/terrifying news... TRANSFER CALLS! 

Drum roll please........... I'm staying in Cheongra (no surprise there) and my companion will be..... I actually don't know yet because I'M TRAINING AGAIN! I was not expecting that one at all. I may or may not have yelled at President Turner over the phone when he said that I was training again. But the biggest twist it that because I am staying in my area I will still be an STL. I'm not sure yet how I'm going to pull that off, but I know the Lord knows what to do so I'll be asking him lots of questions and for lots of help.  I'm sure I'll also receive a lot of help from the other missionaries that I am serving with. Here is a quote from my district leader after I told him I was going to die hehe

"You might die, but it's in the service of your God so it's the best time to die" -Fearless District Leader 

In other news we had a special MLC this past Tuesday. It was so amazing! We talked about being Christlike leaders and helping other missionaries to do the same. We were asked to read the talk "The Greatest Leaders are the Greatest Followers" by Spephen W. Owen 


It is an amazing talk so I highly recommend it :) It is always such a pleasure to receive training from President and Sister Turner as well as the APs. They are all such amazing missionaries and leaders. It was also nice to see Sister Clarke off before she went home last week. She was an amazing missionary and we all miss her a lot.

We also had a 전도 (proselyting) activity this week with our zone. We woke up to pouring rain and thought we might have to cancel it. We called the zone leaders and asked what they thought as they said "....그녕 해요" which basically means "ehhhh.... just do it" We decided to move forward in faith and continue to have the activity. We said a prayer and just went on with our day. It poured for almost the entire day. Getting to our district meeting was a little tricky because of the rain, but we managed. After district meeting the heavens cleared up and the rain stopped. We were able to have a great activity together. We played "Amazing Pace" which was something that I had done in a previous zone. The basic concept is that you have a bunch of things that you have to do (in order) and you set the pace. I was with Sister Munhk-Erende and we had a great time. She is still a young missionary so it was fun to try and help her open up more on the streets.

Amazing Pace
Another fun thing that happened was the mystery mission activity. A few weeks ago we were told to hold our schedules for Friday, August 25th but that was all. We heard no other news from President Turner or the APs even though we would ask him about it. Going to bed on Thursday was a little nerve wracking because for the first time in over a year I had no idea what I was going to do the next day. We woke up the next morning to a text from the AP saying we had to get to the mission home by 10am. We quickly got ready and headed out the door. Since we live on the opposite side of the mission we got there right in time. 

We had a meeting with the ENTIRE mission and talked about the emergency plans that are set in case anything happens. I don't know of anything that is happening in the world, but I have been getting the question "Aren't your parents worried that you are in Korea" a lot lately. Everything is just fine here. No one seems to be worried about anything much. 

We saw a lot of miracles as we were out on the streets proselyting. On the way to MLC I was able to sit by a woman and talk with her a bit. I didn't have much time to explain why I was in Korea before we had to transfer so I ended up just giving her a pass-along card. After we transferred and got onto the next train I noticed that she was in the same cart with us. She waved me down and told me to sit by her. She asked me a few questions of why I was in Korea and I was able to bear a simple testimony of the Plan of Salvation. She didn't have much interest and pulled out her phone instead, but it was a cool experience for me.

We were also blessed with two new investigators this week. One is a referral from a member. Her name is 선하늘 (Son HaNul) 하늘=heaven/sky. She is 24 and super cute. She also came to church on Sunday! It was awesome to sit with her and get to know her more. She is super open to learning and has a lot of potential. We are excited to be working with her. 

The other investigator we met on the street on Friday. It was crazy! We were sticker boarding with our Elders and everyone was ready to go home, but I wanted to stay another 30 minutes. It took a little convincing, but I got them to stay. We met a lot of people with potential and were able to get a few phone numbers. One woman wanted her son to learn English with us so I talked to her for a good 10 minutes about our English program. She had to go so we exchanged phone numbers. About 10 minutes later she randomly popped up again and gave us yogurt drinks. Right before we were going to end she called and said that she wanted to talk with us more so we stayed a little longer and were able to talk with her while the elders talked with her husband. They ended up taking us out to eat lunch at a 고가 (meat) buffet, which made my companion and the elders happy. He husband said a prayer before we started eating in 방언 (the closest translation I can think of is dialect) which was SUPER WEIRD. Basically there are some people that believe that they can communicate with God through the "perfect language" but it sounds like straight gibberish... We have a return appointment so we'll see how that goes. 

I hope that you all have a fantastic week. I love you all!

-Sister Rindlisbacher

Our last district meeting (a member randomly came to the church and saw us having our meeting so she bought us 탕수육 [some kind of fried meat that is super yummy!] so we got to enjoy that together)



Dinner with the zone after our proselyting activity
Lunch with the sisters after the mystery mission activity

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Week 61




What a crazy fast week it has been. The biggest blessing has been relief from the heat. The past week has been very rainy and wet. It rained almost every night and most of the days. It has been really nice not having to worry about melting every time we have to go outside.

This past week also marked my one year mark in Korea!!! How crazy is that... Time just doesn't seem real anymore. To celebrate we ate lots of yummy food this week. Mostly because members or potential investigators took us out to eat. My favorite was probably going to Outback with an amazing family from our ward. They are so awesome! We got to talk with them a lot about their missions and things like that. Their kids are also adorable^^

We also had interviews with President and Sister Turner :D This time around they decided to mix things up. We did individual interviews with President Turner as always and then we had "interviews" with Sister Turner, but we did that as a district. It was so much fun to talk with Sister Turner and also learn from everyone in our district. We did lots of different activities and talked more about companionship unity. For one activity we went up with our companion and were each given a squirt bottle. Sister Turner asked us a series of questions and if we got them wrong we would get sprayed in the face and the same for our companion. It really showed us how much we really knew about our companions.

There was also an obstacle course that we had to navigate blindfolded with the help of our companions. That was a bit tricky to do in a skirt because we were climbing over chairs, crawling under things, and going through tunnels. It was great! At the end you also had to shoot a free throw basket shot. With some crazy luck I actually made the shot blindfolded. I don't know how that is even possible because I can't even do it WITH my eyes open. I'll send you picture proof next week after Sister Turner sends me the picture :D

Sister Turner as always gave an amazing training. She talked to us about bank accounts. Not the bank accounts that we use for money, but the bank accounts that we use for our relationships with others. Like a real bank account you start out with nothing and have to deposit money to make it grow. Over time in all of our relationships we "deposit money" as we serve, love, and care for those we love. BUT we also "withdraw money" when we offend or do other things that hurt the other person. We talked a lot about life and how it is a constant "deposit" and "withdraw" between those we love. One of the main points that Sister Turner made was that we have to always make sure that the other person knows that THEY CAN ALWAYS DEPOSIT MONEY back in after they withdraw. We must always forgive and continue to love! Whether it is our companions, siblings, parents, friends, or just random people on the street. They can always deposit money! There should be anything that they do that makes it so that we cannot love them still. I love Sister Turner and her wisdom that she shares with us.

I always went on exchanges with Sister Munhk-Erende. She is from Mongolia, but grew up in California since she was 11. She is such a funny person. So random and always has such a bright smile on her face. She is a new missionary and her trainer is leaving at the end of this transfer. It was fun to work with her for a day. We taught 3 of their investigators and that was insane! We had 2 appointments that took over an hour to get to each of them on the bus, back to back. We ended up being a little late to both of them, but things worked out.

Sunday was also Stake Conference. We watched a broadcast that included Elder Bednar. Of course everything was in Korean so understanding was a bit rough. Elder Bednar is SO HARD to understand in English, let along Korean. Also our investigator and his family came! It was a miracle! We weren't able to meet them this week so we doubted that they would come. As an act of faith we texted them on Saturday night to remind them to come and they did! We were sitting down waiting for it to start when we noticed them at the very back sitting by themselves. The three kids didn't want to focus so we played tic-tac-toe for most of the meeting. I hope their parents got something out of the meeting though. It was also a blessing that I had packed some snacks in my bag that morning so I could share with them to help them be a little more quiet. It was great to have them there!

This coming week will also be super busy. We have a special MLC on Tuesday and some mystery mission activity on Friday. We don't have very many details yet, but I'll let you know what happens next week. I love you all and hope that you have an amazing week. Make sure that you are depositing into your various bank accounts!

-Sister Rindlisbacher

One greenie tried to run his way out of getting wet... it didn't work
video

Zone conference from a few weeks ago

Our epic water fight




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Week 60

Wow has this week flown by! It literally feels like yesterday that I was emailing and now it is Monday again... I don't know where the time is going.

This past week we did an SYL week as a district. The rules were that we spoke Korean 24/7 and would send a nightly percentage of how much Korean we spoke in the day. Sister Cuary and I started out strong, but by the end of the week I kind of died. We also went on two exchanges so I kind of gave up and just spoke in English... whoops.

Speaking of exchanges they were AMAZING! I went with two of my favorite sister in the mission. Sister Eversole and Sister Davis. They are both so amazing! I love them to death. With Sister Eversole it was so fun to catch up and see how much she has grown. I met her when she was still being trained back when I served in 노랑진 (Norangjin) She has become such a wonderful missionary! Sister Davis is also just a ray of sunshine. She has so many incredible talents and I learned so much from her! Especially about how our trials allow us to feel Heavenly Father and the Saviors love for us and others. Both exchanges were a blast and it gave me so much strength to continue improving and working hard.

We also had a 전도 활통 (proselyting activity) in our area with the Incheon zone. It was really fun and we found some really good potential. I went with Sister Woo who is from Hong Kong. She is a funny girl that has no shame. It was great to work with her and see her confidence in talking with everyone! We all got dinner afterwards at a place near by. It was great to be with everyone.

This week only one investigator could meet with us. Originally we were going to meet with a member, but that member cancelled 5 minutes before our appointment. Since the investigator we were meeting is a child we couldn't go into their house so we decided to just all come outside so that we could still teach them, but be in public. They are a crazy bunch of kids that have no focus. Luckily I brought some gummy bears and we were able to get them to listen to us enough to teach about fasting. It was a real struggle! But they are adorable and came to church again this week. Their mom brought all three kids to church and they stayed for all 3 hours. I'm not sure where their dad was though.

The magic gummy bears
We also spent a lot of time outside on the streets talking with people as we went to visit less-active members. We were able to meet with a bunch of them and help them to feel Heavenly Father's love for them. Every time I meet with a less-active member is strengthens my testimony of how much I need this gospel to be a part of my everyday life. I don't know how I could overcome anything or improve in anyway without the knowledge that I have of my Savior and Heavenly Father's plan for me.

Last week we had a water fight with a group of missionaries in another zone and we will be heading there again to play more water sports. The weather is super hot and sticky lately so playing the water is so refreshing. 

We have met with a few member and have more appointments for this upcoming week. Lately I've felt that I haven't connect as well with the members, investigators, and other people in this area that I have in the past, but I'm hoping that it is just going to take time and work. We are starting to see miracles and we continue to work hard through the heat. Everyone has been telling us that it will start to cool down soon so I hope that is true. 

I've definitely learned a lot this week! I have learned so much about the love that the Lord has for each of us. Something that really impressed me this week was a quote that was shared in district meeting. It goes something like this "You will only achieve all of your goals if they are wimpy" Lately I have been trying to set harder goals to accomplish and it really has made me work harder. Although I am no where near achieving my goals I have definitely improved. Another quote was "the real overall indicator is loving one another". Both of these were by President who was the mission president before President Turner. I hope that you are also setting goals that will allow you to work harder, improve, and move towards the person that Heavenly Father wants you to be. I love you! Have a great week!

-Sister Rindi

Cute Japanese snacks that a less active gave us
Exchanges with Sister Eversole. We got stuck in the middle of an intersection because we could run fast enough to make it all the way
Exchanges with Sister Davis. A women we talked to on the street told us the Book of Mormon wasn't true and that we didn't need it, but then bought us ice cream afterwards... Korean people are super random sometimes!

Week 59

Last p-day was a blast! We went with our district to the mud flats. We kind of got lost on the way, but Elder Bigelow, our fearless leader, was able to ask a few people and get us back on track after leading us in the wrong direction for about 20 minutes. It took about 2 hours to get there from our area. The mud flat is located on the island that the airport is on so we had to take 3 different subway lines and then walk for about 20 minutes to get to the place. It was super fun! Just imagine 10 foreigners digging around in the mud and throwing seaweed at each other. We found lots of little creatures :D like crabs, sea snails, jellyfish, and some other things that I didn't know what they were. 






We were suppose to be looking for clams, but we just played around. When we got back the owners got a little upset that we didn't find anything so a man randomly walked up to me and handed me a bag that weighed about 10 pounds and was just straight clams. He then proceeded to tell me how to cook them in Korean, but I couldn't understand what he was saying because he was talking to fast. I just nodded my head and smiled until he went away. Sister Cuary and I brought them home and made soup with noodles. We also brought home a lot of cool shells and Sister Cuary accidentally brought home a little crab. I was in the bathroom when she started yelling that there was a crab in her bed. We got him and and put him in a little jar with some water, but unfortunately he didn't last more than 2 days. We had a little funeral service for him. I'll send you guys the video.



Sebastian the crab's funeral
video

This week we were also able to visit that less-active that I told you about last week. The one that has been inactive for 30 years and we only had the right address... Anyways we went to stop by again because we were in the area and HE WAS HOME AGAIN! It took him a while to come to the door, but we were able to talk with him again for about 30 minutes. He talked to us about his kids and showed us pictures of them. They are all in their 20s and don't really attend any church. He talked about how he would like it if they would come to our church, but they have no interest really. His third daughter who is about the same age as me has some potential, but she is going to Malaysia today for 6 months on a study abroad. She is studying to be a stewardess (a super competitive field here in Korea) and she has to learn English. He said that once she gets home he'll try and get her to meet with the missionaries. I hope that one day she does!

I was also blessed to go on exchanges with Sister Gamayeon, from the Philippians. She is one of the first sisters that I met when I got to Korea because we were in the same district. We haven't ever served near each other since then so it was so fun to talk and catch up on everything. She is such an amazing missionary!
Another highlight of the week was eating ranch for the first time in over a year. Shout out to my mom for sending me the stuff to make it. I had a great time cutting up some carrots to dip in it. Sister Cuary thinks that I am crazy, but I don't think I have every been so happy to eat ranch in my entire life.

We went out to lunch with  고유정 자매님 (Go YuJeong) this past Friday. She is the recent convert from another area that I met a few times when I was serving with Sister Blom and Sister Carnahan. She is such a happy soul. It was so great to meet up with her and talk. It was also such a tender mercy because I could actually understand her! I don't know if I have mentioned it, but she is SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND! I couldn't understand anything as a greenie and then with Sister Carnahan I could only get bits and pieces. It was nice to have a conversation and actually know what she was saying. Although I couldn't understand 100% it was nice to be able to recognize that I actually have learned how to speak Korean over that past year of being here.

Our week wasn't filled with much teaching because of 휴가 (Hyuga) which is basically summer vacation for everyone. All of the students are off of school and the parents also get off work so everyone goes on vacation. The streets have been empty also so we haven't had much success lately. People also just seem to not want to talk to us because it is so hot outside. We're trying to push through though.

This week was also zone conference. I miss the days when I could just receive training and not have to worry about translating. Everything went really smoothly though and we had a great time. Our mission has been focusing a lot on unity so we based our training on building companionship unity. We used the talk "Then Jesus Beholding Him Loved Him" by S. Mark Palmer and the Hymn entitled "Each Life That Touches Ours For Good". I had an amazing time preparing for zone conference and I definitely learned a lot about how I need to improve as a companion. President Turner had an amazing training on centering our life on Christ and making sure that He is the center of the things that we are teaching to the people of Korea.

We are having a wonderful time here in Korea. Although the days are getting hotter we still find joy in the little things. I hope that you all have a wonderful week! Love ya!

-Sister Rindlisbacher

My groceries vs my companions

Exchanges with Sister Gamayeon

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Week 58



Goodbye July and hello August.... the hottest month of summer in Korea ㅠㅠ Thank goodness we have air conditioning.

This week was filled with super hot weather, rainy and super humid weather, and some really nice in between weather. Every morning is a guessing game of how hot it is going to be. Normally it is okay in the morning and then we get roasted in the afternoon. We always have to carry around a fan and sweat rag to at least try and stay dry. I don't know how the Korean people do this every summer!

This week we had a few really cool experiences. The first happened last Monday when we went to visit a less-active in our area. We originally decided to visit some addresses that are confirmed less-active members, but once we got to the area Sister Cuary realized there was one address that wasn't confirmed yet so we decided to drop by there first. We got up to the 8th floor and knocked on the door, but there was no answer. We waited a minute or two and tried again, this time a man answered the door. He only opened it about an inch to talk to us. We said the name of the person we were looking for, but he said that we had the wrong place. Then he asked who we were. When I said that we were sister missionaries he was shocked and told us to wait a second. He went back into his house and then came out a few minutes later. At first we were super confused because he said that we had the wrong name, but kept insisting that we were actually looking for him. 

We ended up talking with him for about an hour outside of his apartment. He was baptized when he was in his early 20s and really wanted to go on a mission, but his mom was against it because he had to do his military service and also make money. He ended up not going and marrying a woman who wasn't a member. Because she attended a different church they fought a lot in the beginning so he gave up and went with her to church. Since then he has had no contact with the church for 30 years! We went to his apartment with the wrong name, wrong number, and only an address. BUT WE FOUND HIM! The spirit was so strong as we talked to him. He said that he still has faith and knows the church is true, but he doesn't want to come back to church after all this time. At the end of the conversation he offered a very heartfelt prayer that made both Sister Cuary and I cry. I know that Heavenly Father loves him so much! I can't express how much love I felt for that man as we talked to him. We were able to give him the church address and a Book of Mormon since he didn't have one. It was probably one of the most spiritual experiences that I have had so far on my mission.

The second was that I got to visit one of my past areas 노랑진 (Norangjin). We went back on Tuesday for the missionary leadership council meeting. It was suppose to be in a different area, but got switched last minute. It was cool to go back and see how different things are. I was there 5 transfers ago so it was the middle of winter. It was weird to see so much green everywhere. 

Another amazing blessing was our investigators 노희준, 노윤셔 and 노윤성 went to our wards primary activity on Friday. Since they came to church all of our members were super good about fellowshipping them. They got their phone numbers and immediately invited them to the activity. They had a little "camping trip" from Friday to Saturday. They just had a barbecue at the church and then watched a movie together before having a giant sleep over. The 3 kids had a ton of fun and were able to make more friends with the primary! It was amazing!

We also had a zone proselyting activity this week, but that was a little rough. We did it at a train station in another area of our zone, but a security man came out and yelled at us right when we started. We tried our best to continue without making him mad again, but that resulted in little success. It was great to work together with everyone though!

I was also blessed to go on exchanges with 양희나 자매님. She is part of the group that came with me to Korea. I haven't ever had the opportunity to serve with her so it was great that I got to talk and get to know her more. Especially because the last time I was able to serve by her in the MTC we couldn't talk to each other because she didn't know English and I couldn't speak Korean. 

Our weeks are filled with endless sweating, lots of proselyting on the streets, and lots of laughing. I am trying my best to adjust and learn more about 청라 before Sister Cuary gets transferred. We are getting along swimmingly and are always laughing. She is great! I hope that you guys have a great week! Love ya!

-Sister Rindlisbacher

To combat the hot weather we are eating lots of ice cream. One wonderful blessing is that ice cream in Korea is SUPER cheap! ^^

Sister Cuary's new hair cut

Exchanges with 양희나 자매님 (Sister Yang HeeNa)

We got some presents on Sunday from the man that got baptized last week. It is a ballerina jewelry box that was filled with chocolate