Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Faith to Act

This week we didn't have a lot of lessons so we had lots of time to proselyte. We did things like knocking on doors, talking to people at the bus stop, and making phone calls. At first I felt frustrated because nothing was coming from it, but I learned an important lesson: sometimes we just need to be patient.  

We talked to a lot of nice people, but it was through continually doing it that we saw results. One big miracle was on Sunday. A member in our ward brought her nieces to church and asked us to treat them as investigators. She asked us to ask them if they wanted to learn about the gospel. We ended up teaching them the first lesson. It was neat and they were fun to teach. We also made an appointment to teach them next Sunday! It was an incredible experience.  I learned the Lord really does bless us when we act. If we hadn't been seeking for an investigator then God wouldn't have given us one. 

Other things happened as a result of our effort, but I learned miracles don't happen right away. 

 "For if there be no faith among the children of men God can do no miracle among them; wherefore, he showed not himself until after their faith." -Ether 12:12

We first need to act! I'm so grateful for this experience. I know my Heavenly Father lives and loves me personally. I know the gospel is true. Have a wonderful week!!!


Sister Mustain



Friday, November 13, 2015

Don't Forget the Little Things

Well...It's already Monday again and I don't know what to write about. 

In my new area we have more extra time due to less travel and fewer lessons. So I've been working on improving my proselyting skills. It is hard to walk up to people and talk to them about the gospel and don't get me started on doing it in Korean, but the more I do it the easier it gets! 

This week I learned the importance of the little things. On Wednesday we met with an investigator who we were planning on giving a baptismal date. When the time came to ask she said no. So we asked her why, and she said it was because she was afraid to go to church. So we were able to invite her to church. By asking a simple question, we were able to figure out her problem. 

On Thursday we had zone training. At zone training, we did a role play in which we had no time to prepare. It was hard and awkward. Through that we learned we need to do the little things, like role playing a lesson or practicing Korean, in order to accomplish the big things, like teaching a lesson. 

"Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

"And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls."

-Alma 37:6-7

It is the little things we do in life that can make all the difference. I'm so grateful for my Heavenly Father and the strength he gives me to do the things he asks of me. 

Have a wonderful week! 

Sister Mustain

P.S. My new area is so pretty!


Friday, November 6, 2015


"Try and keep trying until that which seems difficult becomes possible and that which seems only possible becomes a habit and a real part of you." -President Uchtdorf 

With the start of the new transfer there has been a lot of change. New companion, new area, new people. From my mission thus far, I've learned change although difficult is absolutely necessary. Without change we will never progress. When I first read the quote above a few weeks ago, I was having a hard time and experiencing a lot of change. When I read this I realized the more I try to change something like speaking better Korean, the easier it becomes. Until finally I have to change something else. 

Leaving my last area was hard, but I know I learned what I needed to and it was time to leave. To start new habits. This week I came to 산본 and I had to meet new people, but I'm already learning new things. My new companion, Sister Holbrook is from Northern California and she is already teaching me a lot.

I'm so grateful for all the changes in my life that make me who I am. I'm looking forward to this transfer, because it will change me into the person I want to be. I know God lives and loves us. I'm so excited for the new week!

Have a wonderful week!


Sister Mustain

New Companion- Sister Holbrook