Monday, August 29, 2016

Week 10 (Week 2 in Korea)

Wow this past week went by so fast! Most important thing first... We got go to the temple last Thursday! It was so amazing being in the temple again! The Seoul temple is pretty small, but it is SO beautiful! In the MTC they told us that we'd only be able to go twice a year, but found out that we actually get to go every other transfer! It'll be a few months between each visit, but I'll take what I can get :)

Missionaries from Incheon and Kangseo zones + President Turner
At the temple I got to see Sister Beyer and Sister Greenwood! I miss everyone from the MTC, but I love being here in Korea and meeting so many new people. 

Sister Rindlisbacher, Sister Beyer, Sister Greenwood
After going to the temple we had our P-day. We had planned on going to see the caves where Lord of The Rings was filmed, but ran out of time. It is a little far from our area and we had Kids English class that night. We just hung out with Sister Carnhan and Sister Lee. We went out and had lunch and smoothies before heading back to our areas. Afterwards we had to finish unpacking our apartment because of the move and had to do a bit of cleaning.

닭갈비 from lunch. SO GOOD!
This past week was really good. We had good lessons with our investigators and we also have an investigator getting baptized on October 8th! She is the sweetest thing and has such a testimony of Heavenly Father. Her husband is a little more reluctant to be baptized because "he already received baptism" from another Christian church. Hopefully he'll come around soon. They're daughter is the cutest thing on this planet, but is a little distracting during lessons. She is still adorable though.

This past Sunday we had Stake Conference. We got to go to the new church building in Incheon and it felt just like home. It is a brand new building and is so nice! Elder Gong from the Presidency of the Seventy came and spoke after a few of the members and our mission president. It was wonderful, even though I couldn't understand half of it the spirit was definitely there. 

After Stake Conference a member offered to give us a ride home and ended kidnapping us for the rest of the afternoon. They fed us lunch (meaning they gave us food until we almost died) and talked for around 1 1/2 hours. They are the oldest couple in the ward and are so cute. After about 30 minutes I gave up on trying to understand them and just enjoyed being with them. 

This is a little river next to our apartment building. After getting home we went for a little walk.
Korea is so amazing! I absolutely love it and the people here! Although it is so hard not being able to understand and talk to people I can't imagine being anywhere else right now. The Lord truly loves these people and I can't wait to see how He'll change my life through them. I hope everyone is doing well. I love and miss you all! 

-Sister Rindlisbacher

Monday, August 22, 2016

Week 9 (Week 1 in Korea)

I made it to KOREA! Let me just say the plane ride WAS SO LONG... but that might have been because I was pretty sick. I got sick just before leaving the MTC and the 12 hour flight to Korea did not help at all. I didn't sleep much and had a fever :( When we got to Korea we learned very quickly that IT IS SO HOT... ALL THE TIME! Everyone says that the weather is suppose to cool off this week so we'll see. 

​Sister Sannar and I sat next to each other the entire way to Korea

This past week has been a whirlwind! Korea is crazy and so different from what I thought it would be like. The traffic is insane and not a day has gone by that I haven't seen someone almost die by bus. On the first day after we got picked up from the airport we headed to the mission home via subway and proselyted the whole way. It was so scary and really hard to understand everyone. Everyone here speaks so fast and not many people wanted to listen to us. After making it to the mission home we had dinner and went to bed. The next day we had lots of training and an interview with the president. Since I was still really sick they sent me back to bed so I missed all the training >.< BUT good thing I have a trainer... *drum roll* Meet Sister Blom :) She is going to be my trainer for the next 12 weeks and she'll be heading home after that. 

Sister Blom from Long Island, New York

We have a few investigators that we are teaching right now, along with the English class that we teach 3 times a week. It surprised me how much English everyone knows here. Usually when people find out that I've only been here for a week they speak to me in English instead of Korean.

Yesterday was my first Sunday here in Korea. Three hours of church and I understood none of it. We also had a baptism after church. The little boy who was baptized was actually suppose to be baptized a few months ago, but was to afraid of the water that he climbed out of the font. This time around the Bishop just dunked him right after he ended the prayer because the boy started to fight it and almost got out of the font again. He ended up getting a lot of water up his nose and was not happy when he came out of the water. His mom was so sweet about everything and everyone had some snacks afterwards. The food is amazing here!!! I haven't had anything yet that I didn't like, but there are still so many things that I have to try. 

​The Seoul night scene

I hope everyone is doing well. I love and miss you all so much!

-Sister Rindlisbacher

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I wanted to let you know all of your wonderful sons and daughters have arrived safely and are having a late meal at the mission home.  They are wonderful!  Sister Turner and I will do our best to take care of them!
Here’s the first picture in Korea before getting on the subway for the two hour trip to the mission home!

Thanks for sharing them, thank you for preparing them.  We will certainly love them!
President and Sister Turner

On the way to the mission home

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Week 8

T-5 days to Korea!!!
T-5 days to KOREA!!! I can't believe that I'll be going to Korea on Monday! We report to the travel office at 5:50am, but will probably be up around 2 am to walk one of our sisters there. Sister Hilliard is leaving earlier than us because she is going to the New York, New York South Mission speaking Korean. We only have a few days with her, which is really sad. ​

The past six weeks have flown by and I can't believe I'm going to Korea! It's going to be hard to leave my district when we get to Korea. Everyone has gotten so close and I love them all so much! Most everyone will be going to BYU afterwards, which will be a party!

Sisters of District B and the Korean sisters (they chose the pose)
Our zone is now a party 24/7. It was a struggle to get everyone together just for one picture, but we did it! After the senior districts leave on Monday they will be getting 49 new missionaries and in the entire zone will have around 113 missionaries. I wish the zone leaders and sister training leaders luck!

Branch 3: The Korea Zone (including President Perriton in the front)​
This past Sunday I was released as an STL and Sister Kaufusi (yes, the same Kaufusi that plays for BYU basketball) is replacing me :) She is an awesome sister and I know she will be great. It's kind of weird not having a calling anymore and not having something to do or someone to take care of constantly. 

Sister Kaufusi and Sister Rindlisbacher this past Sunday
Also Elder Neil L. Anderson spoke at our devotional yesterday! His wife was so sweet and he truly is an apostle of the Lord. He talked a lot about keeping the fire burning and believing that the Lord is on our side. I know that this gospel is true and Heavenly Father is looking out for each and everyone of us. He loves us and is always there for us! I love Him and am so grateful for the blessings that He gives me.

Okay one last picture...

Provo Temple
​Our view of the temple this morning. Heavenly Father is truly amazing!

Love and miss you all!

-Sister Rindlisbacher

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Week 7

What a week... But hey only 12 days until Korea :D The Korean branch here at the MTC has exploded. Our floor is crazy busy and it's similar to herding a bunch of cats when we try to get them anywhere... But I love each and every one of them. 

New Elders
​Some of our new Elders... This is only about 1/3 of the Elders that were added to our zone last Wednesday.

So far, today has been absolutely wonderful. We had the opportunity to go through the temple with Sister Phochaeron as she received her endowments. What a blessing the temple is! I love being an STL because I get to experience these moments with the wonderful sisters of my branch :)

Left to right: Sister Rindlisbacher, Sister Phochaeron, and Sister Hilliard

Also BIG news! We got our Korean name tags on Monday!!! My name is ridiculously long in Korean, but its fun watching people try to pronounce it... The poor people of Korea are gonna have to try for the next 16 months ;D We should be getting our flight plans this coming Friday, fingers crossed.

Sister Rindlisbacher's ridiculously long name tag!
Overall things are hard, but so awesome! We've tripled all of our language goals as a district because we are leaving so soon. We have 3 days out of the week that we only speak Korean (and yes there is a punishment if you slip up) and next week we're going to try all week! It's a ton of fun to speak all day, but also very frustrating because it takes forever for any of us to say something, but it has helped so much!

Skype TRC was an adventure. When we called our person we realized that she was in her car driving... while we were trying to teach her. She also had another person in the car along with a baby that was crying. After a few minutes she also went and picked someone else up so it was a party the whole time. Our call kept dropping because other missionaries were trying to call the wrong person... Overall it was a very interesting experience. We'll see how this week goes.

It's been interesting seeing all the missionaries come and go over the past weeks. It seems like everyone is leaving before us, but its finally almost our turn!

Sister Rindlisbacher and Sister Garibay
Sister Garibay left on Monday for Argentina

I love this gospel with all my heart and I know that everything happens for a reason. I have been blessed in so many way because of how wonderful the gospel is. Heavenly Father is truly amazing and has a plan for each of us. I hope everyone is doing well. Love and miss you all!

-Sister Rindlisbacher