Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

Hello everyone! This week was busy monday morning we helped the sisters with getting their bags down so that they could head to Korea!! THey were so much fun and it felt so different on monday and tuesday without them! But also on monday because  im the zone STL i got to pick up a new international sister that is from the netherlands!!! She had to come to class with me. SHe probably was a little overwhelmed because we were talking in Korean and she couldnt understand us. I felt bad. but that was fun. Yesterday we also go to host the new missionaries! that is do much fun!!!! There was a sister that I hosted that was from Castle dale so i asked it she knew Justing and Tisha and she did she had a class from Justin. Her name was sister Wolsey or something like that I think she was going to Sweden. so that was fun! What a small world. being the STL is a lot of work there is a lot of stuff that i have to do especially with the new missionaries but i love it! 
   I loved being able to call home on sunday that was so awesome to talks to most of you. Everyone sounds like they are doing good!
   I learned so much this week. We had some awesome devotionals that i learned so much from. I also have learned a lot in Korea. There is a lot of things that can be joined together so its hard to remember everything but it will come with work and time. I love being able to practice all the time. Its nice having the other group come in because then it shows me how much i really know in korean. haha :)  I love it! Oh and next week we get the korean missionaries hat will be here for 12 days and then they will fly to Korea with us!! Im so excited but also nervous at the same time! haha my companions will get to go to the SLC Temple next week so it will just be me and one other sister here for a day next week. They get to go because they are international. ITs awesome that they are given the chance to go because not very many people get that chance if they aren't from the US. 
   We are doing a lot better as companions and with our teaching I have really been able to learn the best ways to teach. I have really enjoyed being a part of this missionary program and being able to grow closer to Christ myself. I love being a missionary and studying the Gospel so much everyday. 
I would say something funny that happened this week but I cant think of anything!! haha Oh my teacher is great!! Yesterday he came into class and started to tell us a story about how when he woke up in the morning he just had Heavenly Father on his mind for most of the day and he was just feeling like he needed to do nice things for others so he went to the store and got all of us in our district a huge chocolate bar!!! so yeah that was awesome it was really good chocolate! 
  Thats all for this week! 

사랑합니다 (I Love you!) 

 Sister Thornley! 

Friday, May 8, 2015

May 7, 2015

I love my P-day!! I love that we get o go to the Temple every week. I have learned so much from going so often . I feel that the temple is so important in our church and that all of us should try to go as often as we can! Often we take the Temple for granted because its so close. I love it! 
  My Teachers are amazing I am really going to miss them when i leave the MTC and wont we guided by their teachings every day! bu tit will be okay because i will be able to study and grow on my own.  They really do know what we need there has been many times that we are but out and they know just what to say to help us refocus and prepare our minds to learning again. 
SO my calling is very busy. I have a lot that is expected of me. but i love it. I have learned how to love the people i am serving. I am asked to give the lesson for relief society. That i actually really fun i love being able to help others learn and grow in the topics of the gospel. 
  The district older than us will be leaving this Monday!! That makes my district the oldest one!!! AHHH its so crazy that we are so close to leaving to Korea. After they leave the other sister that I was serving with as the Zone Sister Training Leader will be leaving it is possible that I will be called to her position and then another sister will be called to help me. I have really grown to love this District that is leaving so this week might be hard. but i know that all of them will be amazing missionaries and that they will touch many lives in Korea. After they Leave i only have three more weeks here! We will get new missionaries in our Zone the same week and then he next week we will get the native Koreans that will be going to back to Korea with us! I am so excited. It will be good to just get hit with the language. I think it will really help me learn it because that will be the only form of talking. I know that I can be using Korean here but it will  just be nicer to not have the chance to speak English! haha 
we have been learning new grammar forms every day and they are kind of taking time to sink into my mind to remember the ways to say what i want ot say! There are so many different ways that things can be said so its hard to remember everything and know when to use it but its good I ave really learned a lot. I feel pretty confident in understanding things that are said that are related to the gospel but when I talk to the natives now it takes a lot longer for me to figure out what they are trying to say to me. I love it though. 
  I still love my companions and being with them and getting to know them better. I have learned so much from them They teach  me a lot. I have had to learn patience and how to forgive  and how to show Christlike love even when its hard but I am learning and love learning new things. I love it here and love serving the Lord I have grown closer to him already. I hope all of you had a good week. Enjoy the Rain and the almost summer weather! YAY! Love you all!! 
  Sister Alicia Thornley