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  1. I can speak KOREAN!​

    December 3, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Yesterday was Fast Sunday. For Mormons, the first Sunday of every month is set aside for abstaining from two meals and a attending special meeting at church where anyone can bare his or her testimony. Money we don’t spend on the food and drink we would have eaten for breakfast and lunch goes to those in need. Fasting isn’t just starving though, we fast with a purpose in mind: a question or concern that we have for Heavenly Father. Our dedication to the fast and even our donation to help others shows Heavenly Father our humility and desire. I love fasting! (more…)

  2. I learned how to make 김치! (kimchi)

    November 26, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    This week I did nothing Thanksgiving related, except teach about it in English class on Wednesday. But, I still had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Thursday was Zone Conference, so we spent a big chunk of the day with our mission president and his wife and all the other missionaries in an hour radius learning how to be better people and teachers. We had pizza…not terribly Thanksgiving of us, but I did prepare a special music number with some other elders of “For the Beauty of the Earth.” (more…)

  3. Off On My Own

    November 19, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Yesterday I experienced another first in Korea! I went on my first “Member Splits.” That means that I went with one member and my companion went with another member for a few hours. We did this so that a sister missionary would be in each of the wards where we serve, instead of both being at one building and no one at the other for church. I went to church where we thought there would be no investigators, that way nothing would get lost in translation. Of course, there were 3(!), two people that just decided to randomly come to our church and one more. Of course, no investigators showed up at the other church building where my companion was. It was smooth sailing! It was one of those days when I decided that maybe I know some Korean…but just some. (more…)

  4. “Hey, Westerner! Wha​t’s up?”​

    November 12, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    My companion had been craving McDonald’s (or MacDonards if you speak with a Korean accent), so we stopped in on Saturday night before going to a church activity.  “Hey, Westerner! What’s up?” are literally the words that a man brazenly spoke to me on my way out of the building.  The term “Frat Star” came to mind when I saw him.  It was a bizarre “Out of Korea” experience. (more…)

  5. Every Night is Date Night in Korea

    November 5, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    The town where I am serving has 2 major universities and a few smaller ones as well, so I see young people all the time gallivanting around and being cute. Couples in Korea usually have “couple items” which means matching clothes, jewelry, bags, or whatever else.  Because there are so many college students, a ton of the advertising in town is geared toward them.  In Korea, the most popular way to attract people into a place of business is to be playing music louder than the store next door.  And what is the most popular song to play?  That’s right: Gangnam Style.  (more…)

  6. I think this year for Halloween I’ll dress up as a Missionary!

    October 30, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Sometimes I look in the mirror in the morning and think, “Wow, I look like a missionary.” Then I realize that is perfectly ok because, oh wait, I am one! (more…)

  7. Hip, Hip, Hooray, a Baptism!

    October 22, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Back in the MTC I told a story about one of the native Korean sisters and what she told me the sister missionaries had done for her when she was first learning about the gospel. I wrote, “I hope that I can be that for another Sister Kim in Korea…there are a lot of Kims to be taught!” Well, yesterday my first Sister Kim was baptized! (more…)

  8. This Week I got a New Nametag!

    October 16, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Last Tuesday I received my shiny new nametags!  This may not seem very exciting, but think about the first time you read my last name “Roueche.”  (more…)

  9. Just a Typical Week in the Field and on the Field

    October 8, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Nothing terribly out of the ordinary happened this week, so I thought I would fill you in on all the normal missionary things I do now that I’m in Korea. (more…)

  10. Happy Thanksgiving: And a Buddhist monk bowed to me, today!

    October 2, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Saturday through today, Monday, is one of Korea’s biggest holidays: Chuseog, or as we know it, Thanksgiving!  It is very similar to our own Thanksgiving because it is all about families and food…so. Much. Food. Stores and families have been stocking up on food and supplies for weeks in preparation!  I was crazy busy serving and being served all weekend. (more…)