Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rice is GOLD in Korea !!!!

This week we farmed like crazy!
 One day we did it for ten hours. We dug out 2000 clovesof garlic and we had to categorize and tie them together so they could be sold on the streets. It sounds like a lot of work but it was soooo much fun! As we were finishing up, Elder Fullmer was cutting off the tops of the garlic stalks with a sickle... and he cut himself. 

:For behold the field is white and already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul." I think he took that a little too seriously.
 He literally thrusted his sickle with his might... into his hand. Before he was rushed to the hospital, the elders gave him a blessing. It was awesome to see priesthood power in action even though they were on a time crunch. He got a couple stitches and now he's A-OK!

So rice is really expensive in Korea. You'd think it would be really cheap because it's Korea. It's what Koreans eat! But it's sooo expensive. The other day, we got a big bag full of rice from a member and Sister Kim wanted to see if she could carry it. She ended up making a hole in the bag and rice started spilling out. Everyone in my district started screaming "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO" one elder tried to save what was left of the rice and kept saying "my babies!" Haha rice is sooo precious to us; it's like gold!

We've started teaching a Korean class and I'm basically hopeless. Do you think I can teach Korean to the foreigners here? I can't even speak it myself! So I pretend like I'm a student and I learn from the missionaries(: It's perfect! Except I then realize how much Korean I don't know and it stresses me out.. But I've only been in Korea for two months. No need to stress!

This week was so fun! We even got another investigator! I can't wait to start teaching them(:
Have a good one!
Sister Johnson

PICS: Proselyting at a beautiful college. My district, we are using this picture for our english flyers!

Monday, June 16, 2014

I know we were sent here for a reason!

Not much to write about this week! But we did finally get an investigator!!!!! WOOT! It's sad though because her father-in-law just died last night. Sounds like she needs the plan of salvation in her life, right??(: We are going to the funeral tonight. I'm slightly scared because I've never been to a funeral that I remember.

We've been visiting a lot of members and less-actives this week and it's crazy how many problems there are in this branch. But I know that Sister Kim and I were sent here to comfort certain people and help them with their struggling faith! I know we were sent here for a reason!

Our district has started doing street boarding downtown and let me tell you, it's the funnest thing ever! We get to talk to so many people and the conversations we have with some people are great.. but I always get so pumped when we do it!

Well I hope everyone is doing wonderfully! Love and miss you all(:  S. April Johnson

Pics: street boarding downtown. me and the best popingsu EVER. So delicious. I'm definitely going to open a cafe in Utah, that's for sure.

We were trying to visit a less active & went to Dae jon mission! oops!

So this week my companion and I broke the law. Not really, but we broke the mission rules.. We were trying to go visit a less active and our area is at the very bottom of our mission. We accidentally went too far and went into the Dae jon mission! Oops.. Except I think my companion purposely "mislead" us there because she's from Cheon an and that's where we ended up at. She just wanted to visit her family(; But an elder in my district said we were now contaminated because we went into Dae jon.. Oh well!

So my area is pretty interesting. We see people peeing and doing some of their other business on the roads. Umm that's An seong for ya!

This week we had a combined picnic with Pyeong taek and it was tons of fun! We played lots of sports and ate great food. We invited our "investigators" to come and they really enjoyed it! We asked them if they wanted to take the lessons and they said yes! So we pretty much have an investigator now! Sorta.. haha
Tons of stuff happened this week but I don't have much time! Just know that I love Korea and I couldn't be a missionary and learn the Korean language without the Lord's help. I am so thankful for the many blessings and the miracles I have seen here.

Have a wonderful week and count your blessings!  Sister April Johnson

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

E. Cook shook 400 missionaries hands. He spoke about everything i need to hear!

So farming is always a blast. It's getting harder and harder since it's getting really hot. Plus I swear the bugs are on steroids! Sister Kim always ends up running around screaming her head off because of the bugs! Haha

This week I got to go on exchanges with the Pyeong tech sisters. It was so much fun! We went and ate at a members house and she KEPT feeding us. Every time we would finish our food, she would just pile more and more! We almost died. I'll probably never eat boiled chicken again! There's also a member in An seong who serves us dirt tea. It literally looks and tastes like dirt tea. I've had it so many times that I kind of like it now...

I got to meet so many people that I know this week! My family friends from California came to visit Korea and she just happened to visit her cousin in Anseong who is a less active who was planning on meeting with the missionaries. We saw each other and couldn't believe it! What are the chances of both of us being in Anseong at the same time. I also got to meet some family. It was so great! They aren't members of the church and they had a lot of questions about the church. Now all I have to do is baptize them, right??(;

Elder Cook came and spoke to the Seoul and Seoul South missionaries. He went around shaking all 400 missionaries hands. His talk was amazing and it really did answer all of my questions and worries that I had. The spirit was so strong and I've never had that much personal revelation like that! Everything he spoke about was everything I needed to hear. "ALL missionaries make an impact. We have great power. Not because we know the lessons. Not because we know the language. But because we have been set apart with the power of God. We testify of the Savior because we know the truth. We ARE THE walking message."

This week has been such an amazing one. Time has been flyyyying by! I stop to think about the things I have done so far and I can't believe all the things we have accomplished. I love Korea!

Have a great weekJ