Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Week 2

Another week down :) This past week was the new Mission President's seminar here at the MTC. Things have been a little crazy because our cafeteria and classrooms were commandeered by the mission presidents and the General Authorities. The main office building (1M) was on complete lock down for the entire week because all of the General Authorities were here training the new mission presidents. As my companion and I were walking to class we saw Quentin L. Cook just walking along with some other people. She was so excited to see a General Authority in person haha. Since all the new mission presidents were here for training I got to meet and talk with my mission president! Present Tuner is wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing him in Korea and getting to know them better. When we were talking with them you could feel the love that they had for us in the room. He got to know each of us individually and we took some pictures to send to our parents. After their training here they went straight to Korea. He will also have a blog for the mission if you ever want to check it out it is

Cynthia and Sister Rindlisbacher
In other news my old roommate Cynthia came to the MTC last Wednesday. She is going to Argentina... I think. She wanted to take the picture while standing on the bench... not sure why, but I love her anyway.  It was great to see a familiar face on Sunday and I seem to run into her all the time now!

Left to right: Sister Clegg, Sister Cantenza, Sister Sannar, Sister Hullinger, Sister Beyer (in the front), Sister Hilliard, Sister Troxel, and Sister Rindlisbacher
Here is a picture of most of the sisters in my zone.  I love these girls so much! We are missing a few sisters from the other district, but they're great too.

Left to right: Sister Choi, Sister Greenwood (in the back), Sister Yang, Sister Kim, and Sister Beyer
These are a few of the Korean sisters that we have here. They leave next Monday to go back to Korea. Sister Beyer is also part of the Senior district so she will be leaving on Monday as well. She has been such a great help and is a wonderful example. I'm sad that she is leaving, but she'll be in Seoul South so I might see her out in the field.

Sister Rindlisbacher and Sister Troxel

Since the Provo temple is closed for two week we aren't able to go until it opens again :( But as a district we went and walked around the grounds and studied for a bit this morning.

I am so grateful to be on a mission right now. It is so incredibly hard, but so wonderful at the same time. I absolutely love my district and the spirit that I feel here at the MTC. I know that this gospel is true and that our Heavenly Father loves us individually. A quote that was shared this past devotional by Elder Anderson says "Faith never demands an answer to every question, but seeks strength and courage to move forward." I know that if we don't have the strength to do something we can ask Heavenly Father for strength and courage. He will lift us and carry us through anything we may face. I hope everyone is doing well. Have a wonderful week, love you all!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Week 1

Wow... People are not kidding when they say make it to Sunday or that the first week is the hardest. It is so challenging, but it blesses you in ways that you didn't even think you could be blessed ^.^ This past week so much has happened that I don't know if I'll fit it all in, but here is my attempt... My companion is Sister Troxel from Seattle, Washington who loves running (woohoo for companion exercise time) and has an amazing testimony. 

Sister Rindlisbacher and Sister Troxel

When I first met her it felt like I was meeting her again... I haven't quite figured out who she reminds me of, but I'll let you know if I do. In my district there are 4 elders and 4 sisters. 

Left to right: Elder John, Elder Remmington, Elder Wansgard, and Elder Harris

They are all so young and I feel so old... all. the. time. Elder John and Harris just graduated a week or two before coming to the MTC so they're still babies. Elder Remmington and Wansgard went to a semester of college before coming out to serve. It is amazing to see how much they have grown in just the week that I have known them. Our district is awesome and I am learning so much from each person. The next picture is of our entire district.  

Left to right: Sister Troxel, Sister Sannar, Sister Hilliard, Sister Rindlisbacher, Elder John, Elder Harris, Elder Wansgard, and Elder Remmington

At first our district was really quiet and we all kept to ourselves, but the struggle of this past week has brought us all together and now it's hard to get everyone to focus. Everyone except Sister Hilliard and I are learning Korean for the first time. It is amazing to see their progress in such a short period with the language. It also makes me wish that I had been more diligent when taking Korean at BYU. It is so frustrating knowing what I want to testify of and not being able to say it in Korean. We have taught our first investigator about 4 times and it is so hard! Not being able to bear my testimony or answer his questions because I don't know how to in Korean is so frustrating! But it is great motivation for me to learn Korean. Moving on... here are the beautiful sisters in my district. 

Left To right: Sister Sannar, Sister Hillard, Sister Rindlisbacher, Sister Troxel :)

Having so many amazing people around me is such a blessing. You can't find the atmosphere that you get here at the MTC anywhere else. The teachers are wonderful and the devotionals are absolutely AMAZING! On Sunday we had Richard L. Heaton from the Quorum of the Seventy come. He talked mostly about converts and he had a few recent converts who are missionaries share their conversion story. It was amazing to see how the Lord knows each of us individually. He really does prepare those that we are going to find and teach. Afterwards we watched the Character of Christ by David A. Bednar. If you can find this somewhere you MUST WATCH IT! It has blown my mind and inspired me to do everything in my power to become like my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that this gospel is true and that Heavenly Father knows and loves each of us individually. I am so grateful for the people that I have met and those I will meet later on. Hope you are all having a wonderful week. My p-day is on Wednesday so I'll write you all next week. Love you all!

-Sister Rindlisbacher