July 31, 2017

Last Day of July! August has come so fast I am so happy! Soon I will have been in Korea for a whole year I can’t believe it!

This week we went to Incheon to China Town on Monday for personal Day and it was a blast! Then on Tuesday we spent basically the whole day sticker boarding. But it was great because we were able to meet a lot of people and even an Italian who is here for study and we were able to get her phone number to refer to missionaries in Italy!
We also met with our baptismal date investigator who popped all my pimples with a needle then put a really thick pack mask on my face that and wow that was an experience! Luckily we were also able to teach her the gospel but because she is so amazing we really just had to bear testimony. She read a pamphlet about repentance and even repented before we said anything!
Saturday was a blast because we got to the church early for English class to decorate for a party the church was having to say goodbye to Bishop and his wife before they leave to America. So we got to fill balloons up with helium and put pretty things on the tables it was great! The party was a so great and our investigator came and ate with us!! This Sunday we also had a choir practice with our ward! They are preparing to combined with Gangnam ward and move to a new building. Also on Sunday the Gangnam sisters (who we live with) organized the kitchen, so when my companion and I went to make dinner we found a pound cake mix and made it. Even though the expiration date was last December it was still okay to eat so we discovered! (because we put bananas in it and bananas make it all okay!)
Anyways I hope you have a great week! 16!
Love,
Sister Greenwood
Photos:
China town Fairy last world or something or in other words.. the best 6 dollars I’ve ever spent.

July 24, 2017

Wow July 24th already!!

I hope you are enjoying your hot hot summer!! It’s been quite rainy here! But after 12 weeks it should be cooler and not so rainy… maybe!
This week we stayed busy with sticker-boarding and meeting our Investigator with the baptismal date! I also renewed my foreigner card! It’s been almost a year since I left the MTC already! Also our investigator came to church all the way to Gangnam ward even though it was pouring rain!!!!! I the only thing the umbrella helped to stay dry was the top of my head.. and even the umbrella had holes in it! it was okay though! All was well!
We also got to meet with a cute couple in the Gangnam ward after out of no where! that was great too! then for dinner we had duckbokki that my companion made! Sunday was great!
I have forgotten what I did the majority of this week but I’m sure it was full of wonderful adventures! We actually met with a lot of members this week because they all planned to invite us over for meals in one week out of the 31 days of July. We had American food the other day with one member at a cute restaurant. And she also ordered this one food that wasn’t American. It was rice on a plate with this black stuff all over it and a squid cut up on top. I tried some then made the mistake of asking what was on top… If you ever wondered what the ink that squids and octopuses have tastes like… well, you can know!
We also had a birthday celebration on Wednesday! Also Gangnam sisters had a surprise call on tuesday and found out one of them actually WAS getting transferred to my Greeny area in Gimpo and the sister that was supposed to go came to Gangnam, so that was super surprising. Anyways that day we had pizza (and Domino’s pizza costs 30 dollars here don’t do it!) and chicken. then i was surprised with an ice cream cake that night as well! it was a really good day!!!
Anyways this week is going to be a great week! We made a lot of goals and plan to improve and get going! I hope you have an amazing week!
-Sister Greenwood
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July 17, 2017

Hello Hello!

This week was really fun! First we had 12 week follow up…
Then My companion had a birthday
Then we had district meeting and learned about patience and then we had Ice cream from Baskin Robbins to celebrate 4 of our birthdays, then we lit up sparklers.
Then we had exchanges! And I went to Nolyanjin for a day!
Then we met with our investigator and she still wants to get baptized and wants to know that this is all true and she has such a wonderful pure desire to learn and become like Christ!!
Then the elders also bought a cake for my companions birthday and it was so cute!
Then I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this but our Ward mission leader is CRAZY and we love him! Missionary coordination meeting is always 2-3 hours and I mean he brings snacks too and then we talk about each investigator for a long time and then see what kind of proselytizing activities we can do this week. He has spent a lot of money for proselytizing activities.
This week I want to share a verse I read this week From Alma 17. I guess my mind was on patience this week because as I read this verse I realized it was about that.
11 And the Lord said unto them also: Go forth among the Lamanites, thy brethren, and establish my word; yet ye shall be patient in long-suffering and afflictions, that ye may show forth good examples unto them in me, and I will make an instrument of thee in my hands unto the salvation of many souls.
So maybe you can relate it to your life. The Lord commanded them to share His gospel with the Lamanite people, and if they are patient in long-suffering and afflictions, he will make them an instrument in His hands. I think about that in Missionary work, there are a lot of things we have to do before we see the blessings, sometimes it takes a long time. But he promises right here, we can become an instrument in his hands as long as we show forth good examples unto them in Him! 
That’s all for now folks! I hope you have a wonderful week!!
Love,
Sister Greenwood
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“I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.” Romans 1:16

 

July 10, 2017

Happy 4th of July! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! This week was actually a pretty fun week! Right?

(outside of the work) We had a great breakfast with the district at a place in Gangnam called Butterfinger Pancakes where our district leader shared a spiritual message about… America? Ha ha. It was very Patriotic. Later we went sticker boarding and had a member meal at a restaurant where yeah we were super full..
Back to Missionary work and Miracles! We received a referral on Wednesday from a man to meet a Sister who was very interested in the Church! She is the most prepared person I have ever taught only (2 lessons in one day wow). It was crazy special!!!
We had a Music night on Friday and it was great! Our new investigator came and English class members came as well as a less active! It was seriously a miracle!!
Love Socho!!
I hope you are having  a great July! It’s half way over! Enjoy the warm summer! In Korea there is a lot of rain and humidity… I will be grateful while it’s not 100 degrees here yet!!
Have a wonderful week!
Love,
Sister Greenwood

July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!! I hope you have an enjoyable day and I hope it’s really sunny and warm!!!

Little Miracles

This week we had a small miracle when we arrived to our investigators apartment complex about 30 minutes early. In between the buildings there is a park where moms are playing with their children and in the mix there was a lady who was not Korean, so I was curious about who she was, so my companion and I went up and said hi, but she walked away… so we awkwardly walked away too…. but then we came back luckily this time we decided to really listen to the spirit and we asked her where she was from and she said Africa. (duh) We introduced ourselves as Missionaries of our church and she said she had not heard about our church before. She said she went to a church here in Korea, in Korean. She asked us where our church was and when service starts on Sunday and that the next week she would come!! So we have been praying that she will come next Sunday! This small miracle helped me to realize that the Lord still trusts me and cares about my missionary work here in Korea and wants me to work hard so I can see those miracles that he has in store not just in Korea, but after I return home from my mission as well!!
(sorry for the short email byeee))
I hope you have a great week,
Love, Sis. Greenwood
I guess the only thing I took a picture of this week was this cat and these cool colored bus seats..

June 26, 1017

​Dear Everyone,

This week we were able to have zone conference on top of Namansamsung Mountain (maybe that’s not the name I don’t remember). A few weeks ago President Turner asked us all to find a kind of heavy rock, a little bigger than our two fists to carry up the mountain. After we arrived we were asked to think of something, a weakness, or something we didn’t like about ourselves that we wanted to change or get rid of. Each person had a different shaped rock, with different sizes, made of different materials. each of us carried our rocks differently. When we made if to the top, each one of us put our rocks in a pile with other rocks from other missionaries who had done the same thing this past week. We left them there to leave behind our weaknesses, which everyone has! And only can we personally overcome! So this week I’m grateful to leave behind my personal weaknesses. Of course I still have them. It’s not something that just goes away all at once. It’s something we need to pray to ask for help sincerely with the intentions to act on our answer.
I have to say that was the best hike I’ve ever been on! Also if you get the chance to visit Namansansung Mountain, you won’t regret it!! As I was walking along the mountain wall I thought, how lucky am I to have been called to such a beautiful country like this. Sometimes it’s hard to remember all the blessings the Lord has given me, like the blessing of being able to serve here, especially when it’s really hard. But I know that in the long run, serving in Korea, or America, or Europe, wherever you serve, it’s for your benefit. The Lord needs you here, or there, or wherever you are!!

Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful week!
Love,

Sister Greenwood

June 19, 2017

​Hello!

Another week in Socheo! So there has been changes made in missionary work. From 6:30-1pm we have to be outside of the apartment for at least 2 hours! So since Wednesday (district meeting) we have been leaving the house in the morning to proselyte proselyte proselyte I don’t know how to spell English words but Jundo! In Korean it’s called Jundo. We are still trying to figure out the best way to morning jundo for two hours, but I have no worries! One morning we went to Gangnam with our district to sticker-board, where we ask people to stick a sticker on a question they wonder about or what they think about something, and then we ask them about it. It’s always hard in Gangnam because EVERYONE IS BUSY! But we were still able to meet a lot of great people and receive contact information! After two hours of sticker boarding in the sun someone came up to me all of a sudden and asked how many of us there were. As soon as I looked I recognized her. It was a Sister who had moved from my last, last ward, Gokbanjung, she lives in Seoul now, but wow what a treat! She took all ten of us to a restaurant to eat meat haha! I guess hard work pays off it many different ways!!

Anyways, this week we met a new investigator. It was really hard, but through it my companion and I were able to notice things we need to both work on in our teaching so we will be able to teach more in unity with each other and Help our investigator but at the same time help each other. We feel like our investigator has a lot of potential and strive for her to feel more joy and happiness than she has ever felt in her life. We will keep praying that her heart will soften as we add to her beliefs.
Anyways! I hope you all have a great week!!!!!
Love,
Sister Greenwood
Photos: P day Hiking!! and Weekly planning is as fun as you make it!

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