Thursday, June 27, 2013

Letter #70


Well just spent the morning running around getting my new trainee's
foreigner card filled out and then spent the afternoon visiting a HUGE
Buddhist temple! Absolutely beautiful and one of the best things I
have seen yet in Korea! I have been to little ones and they are great,
but this one was fantastic! I know I have lived in Korea for the past
year and three months, but it hits me every once in a while that I am
actually living in Asia and speaking to these people! Holy Cow! Cool!
My trainees were both as blown away as I was!

My new trainee is an American from St. George, Utah. She went to Utah
State just like I did and we are the same age! Her name is Sister
Kiser. It is hilarious because my two trainees and I look so similar
to one another and all have similar personalities! I don't think I
could have a better, more fun last transfer than this one with these
two new missionaries! She is doing great, and Sister Benbrook, my
other trainee, is also doing better than ever! They have so much fire
and courage that it just completely blows me away! We are already
having fabulous experiences and we just got back from Busan on
Thursday night!

This last week consisted of mostly running around from visits and just
trying to get weekly planning in when we had time! We are starting to
get really, really busy! I feel like our lists of investigators and
other people to meet is getting longer and longer! I LOVE IT! This is
what I have been working for this whole time that I have been here on
Jeju! And now it is here! And it is amazing!

We just received a new referral from a ward member on Saturday night
and are going to be meeting with them both this week! I am telling
you.....the miracles just keep coming! I am so humbled by the work
that we are seeing before our eyes! I can't even wait to start this
next week and see what is in store for us!

On Saturday, as we were traveling to an appointment with the Elders,
my brand new trainee gave away her very first Book of Mormon and
received a contact all by herself. I am so impressed that these two
brand new missionaries, that know such little Korean, are so couragous
and full of so much love that they are not afraid to do what they are
called to do: preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and at all times!
What strong, wonderful missionaries! I feel so blessed to be working
with them. I already know that they are teaching me more than I could
ever do for them! What a blessing!

I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week! I know that this
gospel is true and I am so blessed to have the priviledge to share
this happy message to the world! What a little sacrifice for such a
life-changing experience!

커시 자매
Sister Kersey

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Letter #69


Happy Father's Day Daddy, Grandpa Kersey, and Papa! You each have
played such a special role in my life and I love each one of you! I
will be thinking of you this week! Know that I love you!

Well it is officially the start of a new transfer....and officially
the start of my last transfer. Wow! How did time fly so fast. I cannot
believe it! I feel like I just got are they expecting me
to go home now?

The other day, my Korean trainee was packing to transfer to her new
area, and my American trainee and I, who are both staying here in Jeju
this transfer, got out our new planners to do weekly planning. I
looked at my planner and opened it up, and out of nowhere just started
crying. is really starting to feel real now.

This last transfer, I will be finishing training my American trainee
and we also will be going to Busan later this week to pick up another
brand new missionary from the MTC. Yes, I will be in a three-some
again, and Yes, I will be training two brand new missionaries again.
What a blessing! Last transfer training two was such a fantastic
experience and we received so many miracles! I know that this transfer
will be just as wonderful, or more! I have more fire than ever before,
and I just want to get out and work, work, work!!! I think I have more
fire than my two trainees....haha! :) I just truly love missionary
work with my whole heart! It changed my life, and I cannot be more
thankful for this opportunity to be serving each and everyday as a
representative of my Savior, Jesus Christ! I love every minute of it!

This week, we were so blessed to see and visit with President and
Sister Gilbert a lot. On Thursday, my companions and I flew to Busan
for a special Sister's Conference and Training! We were taught by
President and Sister Gilbert about being strong as women of God and as
women in the church. We had lunch all together and then were able to
watch the Young Women's Session of General Conference! Wow! I learned
so much! I was asked to sing a solo, and I played the piano and sang,
"I Stand All Amazed."

Then later, on Saturday, President and Sister Gilbert came to Jeju to
do interviews with my district, and on Sunday to church, for our
Branch Conference! Wow! It was so wonderful to be around them and
their strong spirits and learn so much from them! I am so blessed to
have them as my mission president and mission mom. They have truly
taught me and guided me through my whole mission in learning who I
really am as Heavenly Father's daughter and the strenght that I
possess by being a worthy, virtuous women. I am so extremely grateful
for them and their constant, self-less service to this mission and to
the Lord! What amazing examples to me of who and how I want to become!
I love them!

We also saw huge miracles this week when we went to church. We had one
less-active that we had visited the week before with the branch
president come to all three hours of church. And then after church,
when we had lunch together as a branch, another less-active showed up.
I don't think that she has attended church for the past few years or
so. I had met her once and she never talked to me, but yesterday, she
was talking to everyone and even talked to me and my companions! Wow!
What a miracle to see people coming back and finding the joy of the

My trainee and I, as we have been preparing for this next transfer,
have felt a strong desire to have a baptism in these next six weeks. I
have no idea who will be ready, or if we even know these people, but I
have a feeling that as we give it our all, are exactly obedient, and
give all of our love to this work, that we will find the people that
are ready!

This is God's work. This is the happiest and most amazing work in the
entire world. Jesus Christ lives and is our Savior. Through Him, we
can find true peace and happiness in this life, and have confidence
that we will be happy and live with our families in the life after. I
know that God knows us and loves us. He is our Father in Heaven. He
truly weeps with us when we weep, and finds joy with us when we have
joy. Through this gospel, I have found all confidence and joy and love
every moment that I have when I can share that with others.

I love each one of you and am so thankful for your love and support!
You each are such a special blessing in my life! I love you!


커시 자매
Sister Kersey

Letter #68


Well these last couple weeks have been kind of crazy. The work has
started slowing down, and many of our investigators have stopped
progressing or showing any interest in our messages. It has been sad,
but we have also met with some new people that turned out to be new
investigators! I don't know how interested they are at this point, but
we have people to work with and meet with!

It has been really interesting to see how my mission has turned a
little bit. I feel like these last few months of my mission are to
help lift and train the sisters in my zone before leaving. My whole
focus has been on my two trainees to make sure that they are
understanding what real missionary work is, making sure they are
seeing the blessings and joy of missionary work, and making sure that
they are progressing both knowledgeably and spiritually! It is so
humbling to see what type of missionaries they are becoming. They are
truly going to make a huge difference here in this mission! I have
full trust and confidence in them and what they possess! They are some
of the best sisters I have ever worked with. So hardworking, diligent,
full of love, willing to give themselves and be completely obedient!
What beautiful, noble, pure sisters!

These last two weeks, I have devoted my studies and thoughts to my
Savior Jesus Christ. Daily I have chosen a story about Him or His
teachings and studied His attributes to come to know Him more
thoroughly and personally! I have never had such a strong love for my
Savior and the perfect, sinless, beautiful life that He lived! He
truly lived a perfect life in every situation that He faced. I have
been able to recognize how I can take exactly what He did and apply it
into my daily life as well as into my character. I love my Savior and
know that He lives today! He is the perfect example of how to be happy
and how to live a Celestial life! I love Him!

I know this is the Lord's work! I am so humbled to be here serving as
His instrument! I love you all and am so thankful for your support for

커시 자매

Sister Kersey