Wednesday, October 28, 2015


So I'm leaving Shinpoong and it is bitter sweet! I have learned so much here and have met so many amazing people that it pains me to leave. However, I'm excited to leave and start off on a new adventure! I'm going to serve in 산본 which isn't that far away.

This week was crazy! We met with 2 new investigators, had exchanges, and received transfer calls. Can you say stressed!?!  However, it was all worth it. One investigator wants to study the Book of Mormon with us. The other is interested in English, but willing to listen to the gospel. I won't be able to teach them, but I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to meet them. 

The week before we learned about being bold. When we meet with our new investigators, we focused on being forward with them, telling them why we teach. It was neat to see the change it made in how I act in all aspects of missionary work. It made me more willing to talk to people and it made me want to be better. 

Toward the end of the week I decided I was going to try to speak as much Korea as possible even when talking to my companion. It was hard. During that time, I went on exchanges with a Korea sister for 24 hours (it was so much fun!!!). The more I tried to speak Korean, the more I recognized how much Korean I know. I have a long way to go, but I'm starting to love Korean more and more. 

I'm so grateful for this past transfer! I learn to be bold and more confident in myself. I learned to work hard and be a better missionary. Most of all I learned how to trust in my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Without prayer, I don't know how I would have made it through this transfer! I know God loves each and every one of us. I know the gospel, God's plan for our happiness is true. I know I needed to serve a mission to come closer to my Heavenly Father. I can't wait for what new challenges my next area will bring!


Sister Mustain


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Prayer...Ponder...Study...And Get to Work

This week was amazing! I learned so much about prayer and the importance of the gospel in our lives. To show what I learned, I'm going to tell a story of the lesson we had this week with our only investigators who will meet with us. 

First a little background. We are currently meeting with a family of three. A husband, wife and son. They are fun to teach, but the wife is meeting mainly for English. We teach them 30 minutes English and 30 minutes Gospel. 

Last week  we were able to set up an appointment for Wednesday. During companion study we were planning their lesson and we decided they needed to recognize the importance of prayer. I gave the idea of using a story from the Book of Mormon. My companion was a little uncertain about teaching it in Korean. I was frustrated, so I went in the changing room and prayed to know what to do. After I prayed, I thought about what had happened and realized I didn't explain myself well enough to my companion. I went back to the study room, and explained what I was feeling to my companion. We were able to work it out and because of that our lesson was much better.

Our lesson was definitely guided by the Spirit and both parents prayed. The husband even prayed his wife would be more interested in the gospel! It was amazing and it didn't have to do with anything my companion and I did. It had to do with the fact we were relying on the Spirit. Through this I learned how important it is to prepare before we jump right into things. If my companion and I didn't think about what we would teach the lesson wouldn't have turned out the way it did.  The process is to pray, study, ponder, and act. 

I'm so grateful this gospel, because I don't know where I would be without it. Definitely not in Korea serving others and sharing what I know to be true. I look forward to this week, because we are going to find someone new to teach. 

Have a great week!

Monday, October 12, 2015

General Conference!

So this time I was able to watch a session of General Conference in Korean. It was really cool! I barely understood it, but I could feel the spirit and it was nice to be able to watch it with the ward. 

As I watched General Conference I was able to receive answers to my prayers. It is amazing to know how much Heavenly Father cares about each of us. This week I learned about the power of God's love.

I was having a rough time this week. So all my prayers were focused on receiving strength and comfort. As I prayed and sought answers through reading the scriptures, I began to feel the love my Heavenly Father has for me. I felt this because as I studied the scriptures and watched General Conference, I found exactly what I needed to hear. I know God loves each and every one of us and wants us to be successful.  

I really enjoyed General Conference when Elder Robert D. Hales said, "I testify that if you are there for the Lord, He will be there for you. If you love Him and keep His commandments, you will have His Spirit to be with you and guide you." I learned as we rely on the Lord he will help us in all things.

I'm so blessed to be a missionary. It is teaching me to rely on the things that matter most. My Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the spirit, the gospel and my family, etc. I know this gospel is true and I know Christ lives. 
Have an amazing week!

Sister Mustain

Monday, October 5, 2015

Just Another Busy Week in the Life of a Sister Missionary

This week I got sick at the beginning of the week which was no fun. Luckily I was able to sleep it off. While I did that my companion contacted all our investigators and guess what??  None of them could meet.  We weren't able to meet with any of our investigators this week. It was sad, but we were able to meet with some less active and active members.

On Thursday we visited an elderly sister in our ward who has a caregiver that comes during the day. When we arrived the sister told her caregiver to take one of our Book of Mormons.You won't believe it, she already had one! An elder in our district had met her on the street and given her a Book of Mormon. She read the first few chapters and started telling us about Nephi. How cool is that?!? This member is really funny, when we asked to do a practice lesson, she had us teach her caregiver. It was a neat experience and it just goes to show that God knows exactly where we needed to be. 

I've been reading the war chapters in the Book of Mormon this week. The chapters about the 2,000 Stripling Warriors and Captain Moroni. As I have read about them, I learned because of their faith in God, they were exactly where they needed to be in order to overcome their enemies. Through this and the experiences I had this week, I learned God knows where we need to be in order to overcome our trials and learn from them.  

I know that God loves each of us. Everything we go through makes us stronger. I hope you have a good week! 

Sister Mustain

P.S. I read this article today, it was so cute I just had to share it. 


                                                           I Love You

                                           Natalee T. Fristrup, Utah, USA

As my mission’s zone conference was coming to a close,I stood outside wondering, “What am I doing in this foreign country? How am I going to do all that is expected of me?”

I had been in Sicily, Italy, for little over a week, butalready I felt discouraged. My time in the missionary training center had seemed like a wonderful dream, but because of my inadequacies, I now felt as though I were in a nightmare.

“Dearest Father,” I prayed, “I wanted to be a great missionary. Now that I am here, I realize I don’t have the talents, skills, or intelligence to accomplish what I have been sent to do. I thought I knew this language, but everyone speaks so quickly, and any words I try to utter just get tangled up in my tongue. I don’t think my companion likes me. My mission president can barely speak English. I don’t have anyone to talk to. Please help me.”

I knew I had to go back inside, but I lingered on thestreet just a few minutes longer. Suddenly I felt three tugs on the back of my overcoat. I turned around to find a beautiful little girl and slowly knelt down next to her on the cobblestone street. She wrapped her arms around my neck and whispered in my ear, “Ti voglio bene.”

“What did you say?” I replied in English, knowing perfectly well she didn’t understand me.

She stared at my name tag. “Sorella Domenici,” sheread, “ti voglio bene.”

I knew the meaning of the phrase. It was one of the first phrases we had learned as missionaries. It was a phrase that could speak directly to the soul. It means, “I love you.”

Those words were just what I needed to hear at that moment. The Savior had sent a special messenger to deliver them to me. I led the little girl into the building.

“She must be the child of one of the members,” I thought. I wove my way through groups of missionaries, hoping her mother would spot her.

When I found my companion, I asked, “Have you seen this little girl before?”

“What little girl?” she replied, looking confused.

I looked down at my side. The little girl was gone.

I stood in the open doorway of the building and glanced up and down the deserted street. As I pondered, a whisper I not only heard but also felt echoed through my soul: “Sorella Domenici, ti voglio bene.”

I didn’t know who the little girl was, but I knew that the Savior loved me.




Sunday, October 4, 2015

8 Months Gone!

Wow! Another week gone!

This week we had a two day mission conference for Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving. It was fun! I was spiritually uplifted.  I was able to learn from and meet other missionaries serving in our mission. We also had the chance to go to the temple and the zoo. Both were amazing and comforting.

This week I learned a lot about the power of prayer. Monday wasn't P-day because we were going to the temple so we decided to visit a member who had recently moved. I asked for directions and everything was fine, but we couldn't find her house. We asked people on the street, but their directions where a little confusing. I was stressed out so I stopped and took a moment to pray. We were eventually able to find it. Even though it didn't solve the problem, it gave me the strength to figure it out.  This experience testified to me of the power of prayer. 

We started sending scriptures to a less active. While I was preparing for our mission conference, I prayed to know what scripture to share with her. I found a scripture and sent it to her. It turns out that that scripture was exactly what she needed to hear. Through these experiences,  I learned the importance of prayer. I know God hears and answers our prayers. I know that through prayer, we can learn to rely on Him and Jesus Christ.

I'm so grateful for this week and all that I was able to learn. I hope you have an amazing week!