Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Family & Friends

This email is going to be short because I am trying to respond to all my emails. 

So this week I got a new companion! WHAT, WHAT?? Yeah this will be my 5th companion. This is very rare. She 10 months into her mission and I am her 5th companion.

Her name is Sister Stastny. She is from Meridian, Idaho! She is super sweet. Her ancestors are from slovakia! She totally looks Europian!! It is crazy!! haha We are both really weird so we get a long really well! I first met her when we got stranded at North Korea so we bonded really fast :)

Since she has been here we have been working really hard. We are now visiting all of our members that even I haven't met with, we are doing lessons all the time! It is really good to stay busy.
Even when you are at home, try to stay busy!! If there is one bit of advice I could give to you all is to use your time wisely. STOP WASTING TIME!! Okay, that is it. I have noticed that since I have been out on my mission, when I was at home I was super lazy. Here, I have no time to be lazy and sometimes it is hard!  hahahaha so yeah. Read you scriptures, pray, repent, and remember our Savior DAILY!!  Please don't get lazy! Always serve. 

Mosiah 2:17
17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are onlyin the service of your God.

Okay, I want to make my email short this week. So one cool thing now that we are doing in area is that we play basketball, soccer, AND volleyball all on different days of the week! Korean are sometimes amazed that an American GIRL can play decently. I will say I have lost a lot of my talent but hey this is really good way to get investigators and become close with our ward!!

Yeah, not much happened this week besides getting a new companion and showing her around and scheduling for the first couple of days. Today for P-day we decided to just stay home with some other Sisters and watch a movie! We really need one of these days. So hopefully I can send you all a letter.. but we will see :)

Love you all! I pray for you daily!!

Be Safe,

Sister Leavitt

The apples are huge here.

Monday, January 5, 2015

North Korean Border!

Okay this week has been interesting... So last P-day .. I literally went to the border of North Korea. There is this exhibit there that you can look across the water and watch people. :The crazy part about it is that all the buses left when we came out so we were stuck there. It was on the foggiest of days and it was the eeriest expereince. We had to sit there for an our in the middle of now where next to the barbe wired fence that seperated North Korea and South Korea. There military men everywhere and we couldn't go back inside because the exhibit closed.. CRAZY, right?! We almost had to hitch hike back and we got into someone's car but then someone found the taxi's number and we had to wait there for another 30 minutes until it came to pick us up. Seriously this was like a scene in the movies. Let me discribe you the setting. So there are 3 white girls and 1 Korean standing on the snow on the side of the street. Probably one of the coldest and foggiest days since I have been in Korea. You could hear dogs barking 100 meters away. Occasionally you woud see a baby deer prance across the empty street. You would see a car pass drive every 20 minutes and you had to just sit and wait. 1/4 mile away you could see the fence tat kept North Korea and South Korea divided. Hahah okay seriously it was spooky but so funny.. I will send you pictures. I also gave out my Book of Mormon to the Taxi Driver and he seemed really happy to receive it. So the power of getting stranded.


Peace Notes

Christmas 2014