Monday, December 8, 2014


Hello Family!

Well December has finally arrived and Korea is definitely showing it. When December 1st came around, the temperature dropped dramatically and the wind started picking up. Sis. Gooch has never really experienced a winter in Korea before, but she is being a trooper. I am not really sure, but I think that this year might actually be colder than last year. That or I have finally embraced Korean temperatures. It was so cold that I busted out the fleece tights early this year. ㅋㅋㅋ It has been like freezing standing out by bus stops. On a bright note, it has been quite a conversation starter among Koreans. Win.

This week, Sis. Gooch and I have been going to a lot of meetings. It was Missionary Leadership Council up in 송파. It was about helping our investigator, as well as missionaries have a more uplifting experience during sacrament meeting. The ZL's and I weren't really sure how to approach this training because it was a bit hard to follow, but we decided to make our training more of a round table discussion. At first, no one really wanted to admit that they were having a problem focusing at sacrament, so the ZL's and I broke the ice. We talked about how sometimes it is really hard to focus because we don't understand everything. Then we started talking about ways that we have found helpful in overcoming that barrier. We were really trying to emphasize that we aren't perfect and we all still struggle, but we should try our best to be fluent in church settings before any other settings.  

After that, Sis. Gooch and I went on exchanges. I was with Sis. Pratt and it was a great learning experience. Sis. Pratt and I met first at the MTC, but we didn't really talk. Now we are the best of friends! We talked about how we want to overcome this Korean Missionary Culture. We decided that we need to try our best to break the mold and try to see as many miracles as missionaries in the past have. 

Other than that, nothing else really is new. This week, we get to go to the temple!! Yay!!

-Sis. Chao

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