Tuesday, September 29, 2015

First Real Bible Bash Sept. 28, 2015

Hello everyone!!!
well i had my first real bible bash today! that was preatty crazy! i
dont even know what church it was but these people just stoped us on
the road and asked us a question that i didnt understand so i looked
to sister Cunningham and then they just went off about the passover
and how we need to be baptized and about the sacrament and the
atonement. They were really targeting me in thier questions, I feel
that it was beacuse i dint underatnd them at frist so they thought
that i didnt know the bible. It was really crazy they had me reaad
some scriptures in the bible. we were able to get out becasue it was
going know where. they werent being very nice to us so it was hard.
but it was a good evperence so that the next time that happens i will
know how to handle it better.

so this week was really good i learned os much! its crazy that there
is only one week left in this transfer. it went so fast!! I will
probaby be getting transfered next week. i will find out on thursday

Monday we had FHE and it was good again we played s fun game with a
beach ball adn some rolls of paper it was a mix of soccer and hocky!
haha it was fun! not a whole lot happened on monday so yep.. haha

Tuesday we went to find some less actives it was okay we were able to
find most of the houses but otheres we couldnt. it was the Craziest
part of my area i've seen! we went into what is called 시골 or the
country side! ahh it was so cool! one minute we were on the main road
adn then we would have to take a little path that went winding up in
to the country and up on the hills! It was so weird because the place
we were in looked like it was abandoned but apparently  people live
there!! Also there were some pretty crazy spiders there!!! ahh they
were so gross!!! they were really big yellow and black ones and they
had really really crazy big webs!! i have a picture that i will send.
I actually almost ran into the biggest one we saw just as we were
walking back it was about the size of the palm of my hand adn just
hanging above me! ahhh so scary! Sister Cunningham got a picture of
it. ahh they were so gross!! we also had english class . It was good
but kind of sad becasue there was probably 3 people there. elder Smith
shared a really good message about how even the little things we do
can make a difference. I feel like it might have been ment more fro
the missionaries! haha

Wednesday we had district meeting! it was really good i really learn
so much from the other missionaries! We focuesd on Christlike
attributes. it was really good i was able to see how i can improve! We
had lunch together after it was really good it was pig rice soup!!
(haha korean translation is so funny!) We all got free hand towles
because the place we weent to was new so they were giving out gifts!
we also o tto go visit sister park Jeehyun (the taekwondo lady) it was
so good she is the cutest lady i have ever met! it was a really short
vist but it was good Sister Cunningham was able to get ot know her a
little better. We also got to visit a member and play with her kids
adn talk to them. It was really good this member needs some love so we
were able to meet here and show our love! They showed us lov eback by
giving us some fruit and some other random snacks! oh it rained a lot
today so we had to walk in the rain adn got really wet!

Thursday we had service! it was kind of crazy because there was a lot
of pople then so we had to worry about helping all of them. But it was
good they had a tradidional Korean soup that is basically just rice
cake and broth them some other stuff. it was good but they always feed
us so much!!! haha We did weekly planning for the last week of the
transfer so that was preatty crazy!! we planned to meet with a less
active but she had to cancel because she wasnt going to be home. So
htat was sad but we were able to get a lot of stuff done for the next

Friday was a really different day!!! There is  a lady that is friends
with sister Cunninghams grandma that is Korean that is in korea for
some time so she wanted to meet with us so we had to plan and figure
out how ot meet them and where to eat. we had an appointment with
Sister Kim Yuneh (a long time less active) so we had to move her back
but then the woman we were meeting decided to invite Sister Kim to eat
with us so we invited her and she said she would come so that was
exciting! we went and met with all of them and ate SO MUCH FOOD!!! but
it was really good we had Shabu Shabu. After we met with all of them
we went with Sister Kim to her house to have a lesson. It was a good
lesson we were able to talk to her and reallu see the things that she
needed. Sister Kim is sucha a nice person i really love her So it
makes it hard to see that she has so many doubts and doesnt let the
truth into her  heart! After meeting with her we did some prosiliting
we werent able to find very many people but it was good!

Saturday was the start of the Korean Holiday called Chuseok (추석) its
very simmilar to thanksgiving so they eat a llot of food and bow to
their ansestors. Its a really big holiday. We decided to make all of
the members little handouts with a scripture so we did that. we also
had english class and we actually had pople come!! it was good I was
really supprised that peopl came even though it was a holiday! After
elgish we did some elglish class prosiliting with the elders. we were
able to get some people that might want to come to class! I also had
to make sure that i had my talk ready for church the next day! (yeah i
had to give a talk!)

Sunday was the offical day of chuseok so church was really different!
we went backwards and had young woments first then sunday school then
sacrament meeting. When church was supposted to start there was
littlerally us 4 missionaries and one other lady that wasnt a menber
of our branch but then the Priedeman family came adn we were able to
have the young womens and sunday school with them. It was really good!
I love being able to listen to the gospel in english every once and a
while! I was able to learn so much from them. they are an amazing
family i dont want to leave them!! Sacrament meeting was good there
wasnt very many people there.. actually i think there was more
visitors than members of our branch! haha but it was reallly good I
had to give a talk..... yeah that was really scary!!! I spoke about
obedience and why its important. i think it was okay but it was really
scary. Ahh i was trying to say that i was thankful for the opportunity
to serve in this branch but when i got to that part i coulnt remember
the work for opportunity! AHHH so i had to say it in english but they
were able to understand becuse the ppeople that knew english were able
to wisper it around the room!! hahaha yeah and then as soon as i ended
adn was going to my seat i remembered the word!!! AHHHH yeah it was
fun. After church we went to a mebers house and ate some Traditional
Korean ChuSeok food then helped them move some tables. It was good to
actually be able to serve them. Then we went with the elders down town
to do some prosiliting before our next appointment. we were able to
talk to a lady and give her a book of mormon! it was really good i
hope that she reads it adn will call us later( we werent able to get
her number so sad!) the next appointmet we had was with the Priedeman
family the elders and 4 other missionaries in another area. It was
really good!! I love the Priedeman family so much! we had a potato bar
for dinner!  it was so good! then we played some really fun games and
we were able to talk about some of the ways that we could see
improvement in the area. then we were also able to watch Pesident
uchdorffs talk from the sisters meeting! ahhh it was so good!!! I
really loved being with that family. they are such an amaxing family i
really love them! Brother Priedeman teared up as he tlod us that he is
proud of us and that our families love us. It was really special!

I really love my mission and being a part of helping this work move
along! I am loving every minute that i am here! I know that God is
blessin me as i am on my mission! I am so thankful for all of you and
the support that you all give to me. I hope you all have a great week!

Sister Thornley!

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