Thursday, August 28, 2014

Due to lack of sister missionaries coming in An Seong sisters are closing!

Anseong sisters are closing!   Due to the lack of sister missionaries coming in.

 Sister Kim and I opened the area and now we're closing it! I feel like we were sent there for a special mission.. But I just don't know what it is yet.. haha some day I will find out!
I'm transferring and my new companion is Sister Carter! This area is in my same zone so I know the people and the area a bit! I'm excited to finally go to a new area and teach actual investigators!

This week I went to the hospital five times!  It's been a fun adventure. There isn't anything noticeably wrong with my body, but the doctors want to do all these tests on me so I just go with it! There may or may not be something wrong with my organs.. Haha but did you know you had to be diagnosed with a migraine by a doctor? I had no idea. So they diagnosed me and gave me a million more drugs to take!
 Except they don't work. So that's cool!

This week we went and did Troops for Trash by Camp Humphrey's (the US Army base) there weren't that many Americans there this week but I did get to have a really good conversation with a former investigator and spark her interest in starting the lessons again! She's a Korean woman and mostly just has English interest. But it's okay because that's how it can all start!

After Troops for Trash, we went and made candy!  With pure sugar.  
We took the sugar and melted it with baking soda and then let it dry in more sugar! The candy was actually really good. But that was a fun experience.

I'm sad to leave Anseong and leave our few investigators and potential investigators. It's hard to leave things with loose ends. It's going to be hard to say goodbye to these people especially since we don't know when Anseong will be open for sisters again. I just hope and pray that the Lord will take care of them while we're gone.

Have a great week!
Pics: Last time at the Anseong branch! And right before troops for trash!

Sister Johnson

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I felt so strange in the food court with all these Americans!

I went to the hospital this last week and they hardly checked me. The doctor looked inside my ear for two seconds and prescribed me a million pills.... SOOOO I dislike doctors here very much.

Because I've been so sick these past few weeks, Sister Kim and I went to the Riding's house and stayed there for a few days. They are the senior couple in Pyeongtaek. They actually serve on base so we were able to go into Camp Humphrey's (the US ARMY base) and eat AMERICAN food there. 
I felt so strange in the food court with all these Americans. I felt like I was in a mall in Utah.. But it was great to feel a little at home. Plus I've been DYING to see what it looked like on base past the huge walls and security.

On Thursday we went to the temple and that was great. Sister Hales, Sister Kang and I all matched(:  I love the temple. Even on rainy days, it's a beautiful place! Afterwards we all went to eat at a meat buffet and I ate a baby octopus. Whole. It was pretty good but the tentacles were kind of freaky!

This week Sister Kim and I were able to teach our first actual investigator together! It went soooo well and the girl has so much potential! We found her by street boarding. We were actually talking to another girl but she wasn't interested and this lady overheard us and asked us what we were doing. She then told us that she wanted her daughter to learn English and start going to a church. SCORE! Even though the mom attends a different church, she's all for having her daughter come to our church! Now the question is, how do we get her mom to start coming to our church?(;
Well that's all for this week! I'm going to Severance Hospital today to finally get a diagnosis for my sickness. It's the best hospital in Korea so everyone pray for me! I hope it's not cancer, a deathly rare disease, or worse.. ^^  Knock on wood! 

Love you all!   
Sister Johnson

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I got to teach actual investigators!

We went to Pyeongtaek and stayed there for the entire week. 
We've been having lots of health problems and have been wondering if it was our house in Anseong, so we had to "rest" in another area! It was a lot of fun though.

 I got to teach actual investigators as I went on exchanges and that was awesome. FIRST TIME! 
The spirit was so strong and I even gave a soft baptismal commitment. It wasn't perfect.. but I did it!(: I actually went and taught with Sister Hales a lot this past week and it's been really good experience! Especially since I haven't taught an actual investigator.. Ever.

We also had zone conference this week and guess what mom??? Anseong branch sang a musical number in front of everyone... I will never sing another duet in my life!

On Saturday we went to the Osan Air Base and did "Osan Troops for Trash." It's where we just go around picking up trash with the Osan base soldiers. It was soooo weird seeing that many white people! I seriously felt like I was in America again. 
Like what are they all doing in Korea?? They're in the US army, but what do they even do in Korea? I still have no idea. But it was such a strange feeling seeing that many Americans that weren't missionaries. Way cool experience though and I got to share the gospel in English! AND IT'S SO MUCH EASIER IN ENGLISH. I dislike English speaking missionaries.. haha!

"On average, a convert runs into the missionaries SEVEN times before accepting the invitation to meet again and start taking the lessons. Talk to EVERYONE. It could be their seventh time."

Have a great week!

Sister April Johnson

Pics: Pool in 평택. And it rained cats and dogs. Rain went through the umbrella!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

I feel really impressed to share D & C 25:1-3

So guess what?
Rumor is that Anseong Sisters might be closing.. We opened the area and now we're gonna close it?! It's cause there aren't anymore Sisters coming in the field for a while and our area is the toughest apparently.. So that's cool.
This week the interesting food I ate was pig feet. It didn't taste bad or anything, I just don't like that it was pig feet... It was at this dry cleaning open house and there was also a GIANT pig head with money sticking out of it's nose. People bow and pray in front of it for good luck I guess..

There was also supposed to be a typhoon on Saturday and it was burning hot outside. An hour later there was a HEAVY storm but it literally lasted twenty minutes. It was definitely the worst typhoon I've ever been in.. Not.
Oh and my district sang a rendition of "Families Can Be Together Forever" and "I Love To See the Temple" in sacrament on Sunday and I sang a duet with Elder Wilcox for part of it. Mom, aren't you so proud?? I mean yeah it WAS only in front of our tiny branch that consists of 20 people..

For a more spiritual note, the other day we were really trying to find the perfect message for a less active woman. I felt really impressed to share D&C 25:1-3. As I prepared the message I knew it was truly for HER. I shared it with her and she was smiling so big. The spirit was there and it was what she needed to hear in that moment. Not a huge miracle, but it still helped me realize that missionaries ARE guided by the spirit.
Have a great week y'all!  Sister Johnson