Ashley at Temple

Ashley at Temple

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hey everybody!

So this week was really great! 

We are right now teaching a family investigator. We talked to them a lot about faith and how to build faith. We explained to them that they just need to have a desire or hope to learn more and that they will be able to grow little by little. I am really excited to see how they accept this gospel, and I hope it all works out well.

We also visited with one of our recent converts, which is one of my most favorite things to do. I love seeing how people are still learning and living in the gospel. She said that she watched general conference and that she could really feel the spirit! She said that she even cried because she was so happy. I was thrilled to see how much she is accepting this gospel!

We celebrated a birthday with one of our investigators and she was super cute! She made us lunch and she loved that we visited her!

The other Sisters had a baptism yesterday and it was so great! A South African woman got baptized. She has changed so much since I have met her and I was so excited to see how happy she was!

I love you all so much! I hope you have a great week. 

Love love love you!

Sister Farr


Monday, October 20, 2014



I hope you are all doing good! It is starting to get a little bit colder here which is fun. I always love this time of year! 

Yesterday we visited a member's house last minute. This member's husband is not a member, and he doesn't really have any interest. When we visited he decided to come out and actually talk with us and we decided to share a message that we made last minute. The lesson went perfectly and we were so thankful that we had prepared. It was all Heavenly Father that made it so that we were finally able to talk to him and start sharing the gospel with him. 

We have another investigator that has mainly been an English interest, and we have been meeting with her for a while. When we met with her on Saturday, she told us that she wanted to come to church and would be coming the following week. She then followed with lot of questions about the church. She has been taking a lot of time, but I am really glad that we didn't give up on her. I hope things keep going well!

We also visited another member this week. She loves missionaries so much and is always helping us. She wanted us to have an american meal so she got fried chicken and hot chocolate and string cheese ha ha. It was the cutest thing. It is so fun to see how thoughtful people are! I love the members in this area so much! 

I feel so blessed to be serving her and it is such a fun experience. I might not be doing exactly what I pictured in my mind before my mission, but I am super happy!

I love you all so much! Have a great weekend!

Best,
Sister Farr

Monday, October 13, 2014



Happy Birthday Dad! I love you so much! I am so thankful for your example and all that you have taught me. You are the best!  A lot of it has come in handy on my mission. I find myself often reflecting to moments when I would sit in your office and you would give me lots of great advice with all the questions I had. Thank you so much for all that you have given me! I love you! Happy Birthday! 

There is this one potential investigator that my companion and I have really trying to get a hold of. She is a member's sister and she has been feeling really sick lately and needs our help. Because my companion has been trying to help me really learn Korean, I have been the one calling her. Every time we have called she has either said she has been too busy, or ends up cancelling the appointment. On Monday night I wrote her name to call her again the next day, but I really didn't want to. I thought, "Haven't I called enough?" When we finished our district meeting on Tuesday, I started to call all of the people on the list except hers. I really didn't want to call again because I knew she was getting sick of us calling. As me and my companion were walking we ended up walking by where she lived and then I had the strongest impression to call her. I said to myself, "Fine! I'll call." I told my companion and she was a little confused but I called anyway. I started to call and the phone kept ringing and when I was positive she was not going to answer, she answered. The first thing she said was, "Can you come over today?" I was shocked! As I mumbled a few things and said yes we had agreed to meet the next answer. When we got there she was so excited to meet us and we happily talked about the gospel and how it can help her at this time. I learned a big lesson about really following all the little promptings that I get, even if I feel like I am being over pushy or awkward, the spirit knows more! 

This week we got to watch general conference. It was such a great conference, with so many inspiring messages. Since I started my mission, before every conference I have written down a list of about ten questions that I have at the time. Without fail I have been able to receive all the answers that I have needed. I remember when I was younger and would not be excited to watch, or would sleep through it, but I am so thankful that my parents still had the TV on for all of the sessions and tired to help me focus. Now I am way more excited for when General Conference comes because I always am filled with so much hope after. 

This week we made 김치(Kim-Chi) with a member, it was quite the experience! Lots of spicy red peppers, and tiny baby shrimp is what makes the red color. Ha it was defiantly a great experience, and I smelled absolutely lovely right after! 


Love you all have a great week! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

So one year has passed.... Time goes by so fast! I cannot believe it! I feel like I got here yesterday and that I still have so much to learn and do. 

Before I left on my mission, I owed a great debt to my Heavenly Father and my Savior. I went on a mission to hopefully somewhat pay off that debt and to work hard because of how blessed I was. The more time I am spending on my mission I am realizing that I am in even more debt. Through my mission, even though it has been really tough, I am learning so much. The things I am learning I wouldn't of been able to learn anywhere else and I probably wouldn't of learned them at all. I never realized how truly blessed I am until this time. I would always say, "I am so thankful... I feel so blessed," but looking back those words were a bit shallow. I now really am starting to understand HOW blessed I really was. Even though this whole experience has been so so so difficult and I for once was not able to be a perfectionist at everything I did, I am beyond thankful. For the first time in my life, I have really learned how to rely on my Heavenly Father and to try and follow his will and not my own. For the first time in my life I felt like I had nothing. My family was gone, my friends, my language, my home, my car, and so many other things. But once I realized that even without these things I have the greatest thing of all, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I couldn't be more thankful. 

This week I also got a letter from Tiff and the story that she told me about Jake really touched me, so I wanted to share it with everybody. Their family always goes to Lake Powell every year for a family vacation. When they were on the lake they needed to go to the Marina to get gas, which was a hour away. When they started to go a storm started. She said she had been in other storms that were worse, but this one was pretty bad. When Jake came over to her he said, "Mom I don't feel like about this." Tiff gave Jake a hug and held him in her arms. When she looked back down she saw that he was saying a prayer and immediately after the storm calmed down. They were able to get gas and as soon as they got back from the marina the storm started again. I share this story because I was not the least bit shocked by Jake's faith. He has the the faith to stop a storm. He knows that he can always call on his Heavenly Father. I am so thankful that Tiff shared this story. I love you Jake! Way to go! 

This week we had a really fun proselyting activity. We gathered together and just started to try teaching people about this gospel. As we were proselyting, I ran into people that I have talked to before and they remembered me! What are the odds?! One of the teenage girls came over to me and was like "PAR!, Do you remember me?" I was a bit shocked because I never thought that when I talked with people that I was even making a difference or that I was even memorable. But after running into her and a few Filipinos that we have been trying to get a hold of, it was definitely an answer that I just need to keep moving forward and that these people will all be found with time. 

This week was a great week, I heard you all got to see a great conference! We get to see it next week, so I am super excited! I love you so much! Keep up the great work!

Love,
Sister Farr

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Time is going by too fast! So October 2nd is my year mark, that is so crazy! I cannot believe it!

Anyways this week was really good. We met with two of our investigators that have agreed to get baptized, so we are going to be working really hard with them to get them prepared for that! We are definitely super excited about that! It is so fun to see how people are so willing to make changes in their lives and they are willing to try new things. Defiantly my heros! 

I read something interesting this week about Elder L. Top Perry. He would to go to business parties and they would have the typical cocktail hour before. He started out drinking sprite, but it looked too much like alcohol, and then he started to drink coke, and it still looked too similar. He then decided to ask the bartender for milk and then he gave him milk. When everybody saw they could not question if that was alcohol or not. We can be similar in obedience. We can be obedient and feel like we are being obedient, just like drinking sprite, but others might still think we are still drinking alcohol. We can still drink a coke but then people still see that and think it looks like alcohol. OR We can drink milk, and nobody can mistake whether or not we are being obedient or not. I think this is a bit of a tough concept for, but it I am learning lots about it. 

Life is great and I am loving Korea! You are all the best, love you!

Sister Farr


Tuesday, September 23, 2014


So we just got transfer calls, and we will be staying the same! This means that me and my companion will be companions for at least 6 months! Isn't that crazy?! We are super excited!

One of my most favorite members in this ward is named Amanda. She is from Alaska and she is a teacher here, and she is the best! She feels like my American mom. She teaches the foreigner class every week and this week she talked about the atonement. She said something that really struck me. She said that if people keep expecting themselves to be perfect now to the point where they give up, they don't understand the atonement. This really helped remind myself that I am not perfect and I also can't expect other people to be perfect and that it always will work out in the end! 

We visited one of our recent converts and it was so fun! She made a dinner and after she was so excited to talk about the gospel, and she got out her Book of Mormon and was so excited to study. Its moments like these that make missionary work so fun! 

This week we went on a split and it was super fun. I learned a lot and I love being with Sister Choi, she is super funny!  

Life is great. I can't believe that the leaves are changing colors, where does time go?! Love you all! 

Love,
Ash

Wednesday, September 17, 2014



Happy 추석! Aka Korean Thanksgiving! 

This is the biggest holiday in Korea and pretty much we do what we do at Thanksgiving, which is eat lots of food! We have a dinner sized meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for three days in a row. Its a lot! It is really fun because you pretty much eat. This and New Year are the only holidays that Koreans get to take a big break from school/work and go see family. It is such a great experience! 

Living in a 4 person apartment has been really fun! So much fun! We have the two Americans, The Korean, and The Australian. It is literally the best thing ever. There are so many funny moments and sometimes we cannot understand each other the clearest, but we laugh about it and it ends up being so much fun! Next week we get transfer calls, and I am not going to lie, I am not excited for it! 

The Members in Cheom-dan are so lovely! I love them so much! Member missionary work is such a blessing in this area. Everybody is always so excited to help the missionaries out and they are always so thrilled to help us out. I am also so glad that mommy got to meet Alice (Hyung-jeong)! Thank you so much for taking care of her. I had dinner with her family again last night, and they are so thankful!

We went to the bamboo forest on Monday, it was such a blast! 

We have this awesome investigator that is right now preparing to go to BYU and she also wants to get baptized soon. It is cool to see how there are so many seeds that are already planted in this area! So exciting!  

I heard that Comic Con was a huge success, congrats! I hope you all got your nerd on.   haha

I love you all so much! Have a great week!!

xoxo,
Sister Farr