Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Final Stretch!

So apparently I come home on Friday... The past 18 months just seemed to have flown by. I'm excited, but sad at the same time. Sad to leave behind all the incredible people I’ve met, but excited to see my family and friends again. 
This week was crazy! We met with a lot of people and not all of them were because I was leaving. All we did most the week was go from appointment to appointment. The craziest part was transfer calls! We found out that Sister Tolley is leaving too! So our area is being whitewashed (two new sister missionaries will come)!!! Since then we have been busy preparing the area for two sisters who know nothing about it.

To end, I'd like to share what happened on Sunday! I had to give a talk, teach the youth Sunday school class and the young women. The talk was great and the lesson in young women’s was good, but I was not prepared for the youth Sunday school class. We decided to go to that class, but when we got there, there was no teacher! So I looked over the topic and tried my best to spend a 45 minutes teaching the youth about Family History in Korean. Luckily I had God's help and it turned out fine. Through all this talking, I realized how much my Heavenly Father has helped me to be more confident in myself and to speak a foreign language. 

I know my Heavenly Father loves me and he is always there to help me! I'm so grateful to have had this incredible opportunity to serve in Korea and meet such amazing people!

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Here are a few pictures from this week!
1. My Last District
2. A little girl I taught English
3. My companion, and Natasha(she's Russian and lives in our ward)
4. One of the other sister I live with and our couple outfit

Monday, August 8, 2016

Little Things Make the World Go Round

This past week went by extremely fast!

On Monday we meet with a member from one of the areas I had previously served in. She is amazing and it was neat because she grew up in Mokdong and had actually been wanting to go to Mokdong, but never had a reason until I called. 

Friday was the hottest day of the year. We had 5 appointments. It was crazy running from appointment to appointment, but it was so much fun and it helped us stay cool!! At the last appointment of the day we did a practice lesson with a young single adult in our ward. It was a really good lesson and after she told us that it helped her! 

Sunday we got to the church for ward counsel and guess what!?! We didn't have ward council, instead we had to get rid of an inch of water that covered the chapel. We were using shovels, plates, towels, and even the vacuum cleaner to get rid of all the water. We put it in buckets and them dumped it out the window. It was the craziest thing ever. It was a blessing that it happened when it did because I don't know what we would have done about it if the ward wasn't there to help! It was a crazy morning.

I'm so grateful I'm able to serve here in Korea. Through all that happened last week I realized it is the little things that make life so enjoyable. I'm so grateful for my mission and I can't wait to see what will happen these last two weeks!!

Sister Mustain

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Little Miracles Bring the Most Joy!

It's August, what do you know! I just want to say I love being a missionary! I love serving in Korea! I love being rejected! And I love it when people accept the gospel!  
This past week we talked to so many people it was crazy! On Monday we were on the bus and I sat next to a student studying English. I got up the courage and started talking to her. We talked about her and then about the gospel. I gave her Book of Mormon (she took it). We also got her number and will try to meet with her again. It was a neat experience!! I'm so blessed for that because it gave me the courage to talk to people the rest of the week. She also told us that she was so grateful for the book we gave her. 

I love those moments when you find someone who is willing to listen to you and accept this gift we have to share. The gift of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Those moments are the ones that make all the hard times, all the rejections absolutely worth it. I'm so grateful for the chance to share the gospel and the chance I have to gain a deeper understanding of what our Savior did for us! 

Have an amazing week!! 

Sister Mustain

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


It is so HOT! Actually our house is a lot hotter than it is outside sometimes. That means lots of water!! We met with a lot of fun people this week, but I want to share one experience that was the highlight of my week. 

We are meeting with two investigators who are doing the Family English Program. They have a lot of English interest, but they are very willing to listen to our gospel message. This week we followed up on our invitation to read the introduction of The Book of Mormon. One of them said she was sorry she only read up to 1 Nephi chapter 13! She said it helps her sleep at night. It was a miracle!!  And even though she was originally English interest, she is progressing in the gospel. It is neat to recognize how much she needs the gospel in her life the more we meet with her. I'm so blessed to have the gospel in my life! 

This morning in honor of Pioneer Day, I read a talk by President Monson about pioneers. He talked about how a pioneer is someone who leads the way for others to follow. He explains that the greatest example of a pioneer was the Savior. I'm grateful for the Savior, and how his atonement brings so much joy to my life. I'm also grateful to have the chance to help people become pioneers for their own family by being baptized and accepting the gospel. 
Have a wonderful week!! 
Sister Mustain

Its official- 18 months!

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Yesterday in Sunday School we learned about prayer. This caused me to think about how prayer has impacted my life. So for today I would just like to share my testimony on prayer.

Before I started my mission I prayed every day and I prayed when I needed help. However, as a missionary I have come to know that prayer is so much more! I have learned prayer is how we communicated with our Father in Heaven who loves us more than we can imagine. Through prayer we can thank him for all the miracles in our life. We can ask him for help. When we feel there is no one else to talk to, we can talk to him. I've also learned His answers can be as simple as a feeling of peace to a miracle of being able to meet with an investigator. 

We are meeting with two people who we teach English and the gospel to. They are originally English interest, but as we meet you can feel they are ready for the gospel. This past week we met with them and I could feel the spirit strongly as we taught. 

We also met with a mom who is very interested in English for her two daughters. We taught them a very simple lesson on prayer and you could feel the spirit in that room. It is amazing the difference a sincere prayer can make in our lives.

As I pray with and for these people I serve in Korea, I can feel God's love for them. Through prayer I can feel God's love for me. I know prayer is for our benefit and I know that God loves me. I'm so grateful to be a missionary!!


Sister Mustain

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Miracles Come in all Shapes and Sizes...

Sister Tolley and I decided we were going to find a new investigator every day this past week. We found one new investigator, but she seems very prepared! 

From this experienced I learned the value of hard work, the importance of setting goals, and to never give up. Since we had plans to find new investigators everyday, we were able to schedule appointments with lots of people and most of our plans went through. We were also able to find a new investigator. She is a previous investigator who met with the missionaries 12 years ago. When we met with her we asked her to read the introduction to the Book of Mormon, after she read it she asked where she could buy it! It was a neat experience! 

I love serving a mission. I love how it is changing my life. Yesterday I had to give a talk in sacrament meeting. I was nervous because I forgot about it until the day before. I studied and prayed enough that I knew God could help me give it. When I got up to give my talk, a man who isn't a member started being disruptive and it flustered me. I just skipped what I had planned and started with a scripture. It was amazing how the scripture made everything better and actually set the stage for the whole meeting. Talk about scripture power! 

I know this gospel is true. The best part is we get credit for trying! I'm so grateful to be a missionary! Have a wonderful week and don't forget to smile, because Jesus loves you!!


Sister Mustain

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Last Transfer?!?!

In an effort to work harder than ever, Sister Tolley and I are going to find seven new investigators this week. That is one a day. We know there are many people in our area just waiting to hear the gospel and in an effort to show are faith, we are going to find a new investigator everyday this week. We are praying, planning, and talking to as many people as possible in order to do it. I know if we diligently set a goal and work toward it, God will help us. I'm so excited for this week, but as for last week...

We got a new mission president this week--President Turner. It is different, but still good. We were able to meet him on Thursday. 

On Friday, we met with a two new investigators who were a referral from another set of missionaries. We were told they mostly have English interests, but when we met with them they had lots of potential. I’m so excited to work with them. 

Here is the miracle for the week: The mother and her daughter we have been teaching have been coming to church almost every week for about two months now, but we haven't been able to meet them outside of church. The mom loves the church and wants her and her daughter to be a part of it. The daughter feels a lot of pressure about baptism and there is no one her age in our ward to fellowship her. In an effort to focus more on the daughter we made something for her, but she didn't come to church yesterday. However, her mom did. After church we asked if we could come home with her and give the gift to her daughter. She let us, and invited us in. She wanted to give us a drink, but we were fasting so we told her we couldn't. She wanted to feed us, so she invited us to their house for lunch this week. It was a miracle!! We will finally be able to meet them outside of church and will be able to help them more!  I’ve learned God really cares about us and if we follow him he will bless us. 

I'm so blessed to be a missionary serving my Heavenly Father! I know this gospel is true. I know the gospel can make us happier than we could ever imagine! 

Sister Mustain