I was able to learn so much from the sister’s love of the people

I did get the package, thank you so much! It’s the best, you know just
what to send 🙂 although I feel like sending the skirt back because
it’s way too expensive. It’s adorable, and it fits perfectly, but you
could use it for so much better. I just don’t know how to send it
back to you… So dilemma. The McGrews are so amazing. They will make
the best missionaries. I didn’t get to know them as well as is
should’ve, but why I do know is that they have strong testimonies and
giant hearts. Sister McGrew makes the best embroideries 🙂

It was so much fun to come home to my early birthday present, thank
you! It had inspired gifts in it, I was almost out of mints lol. The
temple looks so good. I’m sad I won’t be there for that open house,
but I’m excited to come home to a temple so close by. I get to be at
the temple opening in Payson everyday, except Sunday, so I will get a
lot of experience with temple open houses. Is Danni going to be in the
temple celebration? That would be such a cool experience.
You and Danni look so good! Her boots are very cute. I love the
women’s conference, it was a good reminder to me to be more
charitable.  We got to sit next to a lady we are teaching and she
loved it, she is going through some hard times and connected really
well to the second talk.
On Monday we had our district activity & we called it the Volmer
Olympics because one of my companions is leaving this week and she
wanted to do a minute to win it type of activity. It was a lot of fun.
We went on exchanges, so I traded places with a sister from another area
and was another sister’s companion for the day. We also do exchanges
once a transfer, but it’s different being the sister training leader
because we do exchanges about once a week. All the sisters in our
zones are Spanish speaking, so is didn’t get to say much in the
lessons, but I was able to learn so much from the sister’s love of the
people and obedience in following the spirit. This week we saw the
temple training video for the temple open houses, it was so awkward
seeing myself on the tv. It’s a very cheesy video, it was embarrassing
because I had to teach a portion of the meeting because I’m a temple
coordinator. I did not want to teach after they saw me on screen, but
it was still a good meeting and the video was funny yet edifying. My
companion that’s going home this week was also in the video and we both
just laughed some of the scenes in there.

It so cool that you and dad are teaching family history. We had a lesson this week with a sister we’re teaching and she got so excited when the female history consultant showed her how to find more names, it was so evident she felt the spirit of Elijah. She said she almost started crying she was so happy, I want to learn how to do it better when I get home so that
I can take more names to the temple. This week has flown by! This is
the best area in the mission and I have the best companions and I get
to talk with the coolest people everyday. I’m so blessed. And I know
this is the best thing I’ve ever done.Mar2015 3 Mar2015 4

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My companion is from Vanuatu and a cyclone just went over her home island

nope, I will not be staying through transfers. My companion will stay in this area and train a new sister from the MTC, and I will go to a new area and be the Sister Training Leader there. It’s crazy, and I’m super nervous, but I trust that the Lord knows what he’s doing. Time is flying by way too quickly! That sounds like an amazing time out for women! Testimonies and happiness go hand-in-hand. My companion is hilarious, so I’ve been able to do a lot of laughing this last transfer. I’m so excited for Enoch! I can’t believe he’s growing so much. We did service this week for a family in one of our wards and they have a 12 year old son who has down syndrome and they said he’s 12 going on 6. He was so cute and reminded me a lot of Enoch. He came down with a box of pizza while we were talking to his parents and he kept doing jazz hand and showing off the pizza, it was so cute. We had just eaten dinner though so he was a little sad when we didn’t eat his amazing pizza. they said that they moved to Utah for the school program for him because they tried to teach him, but the school he was in made a big difference. The more names will be enough of a birthday present for me, and you can send it anytime and I’ll promise not to open it until my birthday ;). My shoes are great, my boots are getting rough, but winter is over so I can go back to my other shoes! My other shoes are still in really good condition. My companion is from Vanuatu and a cyclone just went over her home island, her family and her could use your prayers. I like what you said about prayer, we should try to never pray in vain, which means acting on what we’re praying for (if it’s possible).

 

This week was awesome! We got to go on exchanges, which is where we split championships with our sister Training Leaders for a day, and it was so good. I stayed in the area and it was so cool to see how the other sister was able to study and teach everyone we saw that day without even knowing them. I have a strong testimony on the power of the Spirit. We don’t need to know all thing, but we can know many things as we strive to be worthy of the Holy Ghost. We had a first lesson with a less active family who is coming back to church and it was so good. They didn’t have a testimony on everything in the gospel, but what they did have a testimony of they were strong in that testimony. You could feel the spirit so strongly as they talked about how they came to know a certain principle. I know that testimonies are not a blanket thing, you have to develop a testimony of each individual principle of the gospel. But on the other side, you can know that the church is true, by the power Holy Ghost without knowing every principle. So that was a long and complicated way to say that testimonies come over time and differently for each person, but each person can always grow in their testimony. I love being able to study and learn this gospel everyday! That should be on your list of way to be happy, study the gospel! I am excited for the future and all of the things that will happen. I always pray for my family, and I know that Heavenly Father is listening and answering 🙂 you are so incredible!

Is there anything you would like me to pray for? How is everything with Danni going, does she like school too?

 

i love you a lot, like, a lot a lot

become immunized and not quarantined to the temptations of technology

(regarding Muncie 1st ward’s loss of sister missionaries)We lost a lot of sisters too, but in the summer things will grow again because everyone will be out of school. Eating is the same I guess, meat every night and people giving us yummy looking candy. But people here are so nice, they give us dinner to take home and offer to help us with lunch. I will definitely not starve 😉

We got to go to the temple this morning and it was amazing, as usual. I am done with the family names you gave me, I get to go back to the temple in three months though. We had a lot of lessons with less actives this week, and met two new families that we are starting to teach. I love all of them! We met one family because a sister who used to serve here went to see them and invited us along. It was a great lesson and the family asked us if we could help them with family home evenings and we are also going back to help them with the yard. They are such a great family, and said they would go to at least sacrament meeting this Sunday.  It is so cool to watch people rediscover their testimonies and work to go to the temple. We got to teach a temple prep class this Sunday and it was so much fun. All of the people there were attentive and they are very prepared for their missions. It seems like the missionaries coming out just keep getting better and better. We went to a conference this week about the ipads and the entire mission was there. The chapel and gym were full. The conference was focused on us and not the ipads though. We are learning how to become immunized and not quarantined to the temptations of technology. Every aspect of our life starts with how we are on the inside.

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My new companion is sister Lani from Vanuatu

My new companion is sister Lani from Vanuatu (it’s by Fiji). She is
great! I think that an act of love a day is a wonderful idea. I very
much miss your back rubs, I hope the people you served know how lucky
they are 😉.  Enoch is very impressive, even with a ramp I think I
would get a gutter ball every other time haha. You look so pretty in
the pictures! I can’t imagine someone not getting excited about 50%
off goodwill, I’m pretty sure every missionary would love that.

This week we had a lot of people move, or finish the lessons, or take
a break so I thought that we would have a lot fewer lessons this week,
especially since transfer weeks are usually slower, but we had almost
the exact same amount of lessons. It was really cool. And we contacted
a few people that other missionaries had taught before but stopped for
one reason or another and we had a lot of success. One family we
stopped by is a part member family: the mother was less active, the
dad isn’t a member, and they have a daughter (10yr old) who was
investigating for a little while. When we stopped by the dad answered
but when the daughter saw us she ran up to the door and was so
excited. She said she had been going to church lately and that they
were looking for missionaries to come back so she could get baptized
soon. It was awesome! Im so excited to begin teaching them. We also
stopped by a house trying to find get to know a recent convert sister
and her family but they weren’t home, and then we went to a music
activity at the church and the last family we talked to was the family
who’s door we were just knocking on and they said they were going to
the temple in March to be sealed as a family. It was great news. On
Sunday, about 5 minutes before sacrament started, I realized that I
forgot to bring the talk I wrote from sacrament. I was a little
nervous about it, but the spirit helped me to remember what I studies
and it all turned out alright. We ate dinner with a family that I have
come to really love, and they gave me a green blanket with my name and
the year sewed into it. It is so cute!

Have a great month of love 😘

This is my awesome companion. She’s the normal one who doesn’t have
two different colored eyes lolfeb2015 feb2015I feb2015II Feb2015III feb2015IIII

Goals set with Heavenly Father are goals that will become a reality

(1/5/2015)

There is a young man that we’ve been teaching who is in foster care, and his two foster brothers are already members but they are way less-active, and in our last lesson with him he convinced one of his brothers to stay in the lesson with him. The lessons went so well, and it turned out that the foster brother actually took missionary lessons before and he was helping the young man we’re teaching throughout the whole lesson. By the end the brother said that he wanted to work to get his temple recommend and the young man said that he would go to the temple to do baptisms with him after he was baptized. It was so cool to see how the spirit works within people. This was the first time that we’ve been able to teach either one of his brothers, and it was a wonderful lesson. We also stopped in on a family that we hadn’t seen in a while because he works with the snow plow and had to cancel due to weather a few times. When we got there she said who is coming to the lesson (because we usually have a member of the ward there to fellowship them) and we were surprised because we didn’t think they were expecting a lesson. Since we didn’t bring someone they call their friend over to help in the lesson and that was awesome. After the lesson she thought we were coming at 6 or 7 but couldn’t remember and that her parents, which are not that friendly towards the church, were coming over that night and said they would come at 5 or 6. She was worried that we would run into each other but she said she prayed and knew that whatever happened would be the will of the father. We came to her house about ten minutes after her parents left and she said she that she was very happy that there wasn’t any tension or arguing that would have come if we showed up ten minutes earlier. It is so cool how many miracles we are able to see and how much I can see how Heavenly Father is looking out for the individual. He is in the details of our lives and knows the best way to bring us happiness. At the start of a new year we have been teaching a lot on setting goals, and it has been so clear that goals set with Heavenly Father are goals that will become a reality. the purposes of the lord can never, ever, be disrupted. “Remember, remember that it is not the work of god that is frustrated, but the work of men;” D&C 3:3. I love you!

Have a wonderful New Year!

Sister Inman

(12/29/2014)

Well, I’m sorry they (Dad & Enoch) were sick, especially during Christmas. Did you
guys still go to the theaters to watch a movie? I’m glad that you
stayed healthy, I’m sure the rest of the family appreciated that. We
went to a house of a bishop of one of the wards we cover and they had
a huge Christmas dinner that was awesome, then after we all cleaned up
a Samoan family came over and did a hula dance to a Christmas song and
it was so cute. They had twin girls and one of them is planning to
serve a mission so we talked for a little while. We also got to visit
a less active lady we’re teaching and the spirit was very strong in
the lesson. We have too much snow here, our little car has gotten
stuck three time already. But kind strangers are kind enough to help
us. Speaking of kind strangers, we went outside to find our driveway
completely plowed, it was so nice. We also have this wonderful family
that gave two boxes of food and supplies, and they said we could come
shopping at their house anytime. They are so wonderful, they come with
us when we teach a brother in their ears and they give wonderful
testimonies. I did not know that Lucy (Joseph Smith’s mom) went into the woods to pray,
that is a wonderful example of how much parents actions affect their
children. That is so awesome about the baptisms! The lord really is
hastening his work. Chris is such a great guy, tell him hi back 🙂
don’t forget to continue to fellowship the recent converts, and that
they go to the temple to do baptisms right away. The temple can help
people to true convention like nothing else. I love it so much.

Oh and at the Christmas conference the president and sister McCune
gave us a temple recommend holder that Simon Dewy made. And my
companion was sad she had scrape off the car windows lolDec 2014 2 Dec 2014 3Dec 2014 4

Christmas: web eve web harrison

(12/22/2014)

(Referring to our hangout) That time works great for me! I hope that I will be able to get the technology down. I can never think of things on the spot, so I will write some things down, but you might want to come up with questions before we skype.

Enoch looked so cute making the ginger bread house. I love my new area. We only cover two stakes: Payson south and Elk ridge, and it is so beautiful. We have five people on date for baptism in January, and we’ve gotten three new people to teach since I’ve been here. In my last area the last lesson I taught was to the sister who I met on my first night. she wouldn’t meet with us for week and it made me so sad because I knew she was having a hard time and I really wanted to say goodbye before I left so I texted her that I would be leaving and when we went to her house she opened the door! It was so cool. She said that she did something she wasn’t proud of and she couldn’t face us, but she didn’t want us to leave thinking she hated us. We had a great lesson and she is doing so much better now. Her oldest daughter (9 yr) came and gave me a huge hug and said she would miss me. Her grandma said that the girl wanted to be a missionary when she grows up. It was so cute, and all we did was help her with homework one night. I’m going to miss that family, but I already love the people in my new area so much. and I started this area saying that I’m allergic to sugar, so I haven’t had dessert at any dinner! It makes me so happy. and my companion is great too, I can tell that I can learn a lot from her. I’ll see you at 12 my time =)Merry Christmas!

oh, and I got my Christmas package! Thank you so much. I might have opened one or two of them… and I absolutely love the earrings! they are so cute =) I will tell you more about how much I love them on Thursday

I feel so incredibly blessed

Christmas came early this year. I feel so incredibly blessed that I
don’t even have room enough to take it all in. This week my companion
and I were called and told to bring two outfits to the studios because
we would be in an instructional video. It was a little confusing, but
also very exciting. We found out that the church is making a video
that all sisters who will be helping at a temple open house will have
to watch. There were four other companion ships there, and we all were
very surprised by the announcement. We had to be at the filming studio
from 7am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday. They had a cool snack table
and they fed us lunch. It was so cool to see how movies are made. We
had to do some scenes in front of a green screen and there was a lady
who would fix our hair and makeup after almost every shot. We got to
feel the spirit as we learned what we had to do to prepare for a
temple open house. The video will be translated and broadcasted all
over the world (only for sister missionaries though). They said that
they will send you a copy when it’s done that you can either keep, or
throw away, so you will get a copy of a video that I’m in.

If I wasn’t fully convince that this is the best mission ever, I am now.

Then I got a package from the Boyce’s that was so sweet and just made my day.
We had great lessons, and we found out that a sister we are teaching
will be baptized soon because she was waiting for her boyfriend to get
back from his trip in February, but he decided to stay home so she
doesn’t have to wait so long to get baptized! It was so exciting.

Then I got a package from you and that was the coolest thing to come home
to. I really really love the hand and feet warmers, they are awesome.
I also appreciate the letter from Dannie girl, she sounds so mature
it’s crazy.

Then the ZL the texted and said they had a coat that Tawny
gave to me. I cannot believe all of the blessing and miracles that I
have seen this week. I get to learn the gospel and be blessed with an
added measure of the spirit, and people act as if I am giving
something up. We meet a lot of people who said that they would have
gone on a mission, but it looked too hard and I feel so bad for them
because I have only been serving for a few months and I already have
received so much more than I gave up.

I gave a talk this past Sunday on gratitude and I will give another this Sunday on gratitude, so I am
learning a lot about being thankful, and I have come to realize that I
do not own anything and I never have. Everything is the Lord’s and we
are too often entitled and think that we need more than what we have.
I thought that learning about gratitude would mean that I would
receive less so I could exercise what I have learned, but instead I
have received more than I could ask for.

This is such a great time and I am thankful for everyone who prays for the missionaries, because it
makes a difference. I am also learning how wise my parents are and
just how lucky I was to be raised by such amazing people. Life is
good, life is very good.

Have an attitude of gratitude,
Sister Inman

Edgemont sister – Sister Meldrom & Sister Inman

I am very happy and I love this work

I am pretty warm, being able to have a car helps :). Working with less actives is a great experience. Being able to teach someone who already had the gift of the Holy Ghost is different from teaching people who don’t even know about the Holy Ghost. But I love both ways of teaching. This week sister Meldrom and I got to see a radio play, where they have costumes but just read the lines into the microphone, of “it’s a wonderful life”. It was so well done and brought back the realization that money doesn’t matter, and true wealth comes from family and loved ones. It was directed by a great lady with Down Syndrome. It was so cool to see how happy she was about finally having her dream come true. I also met a guy with Down Syndrome who said that he wanted to come on a mission with me. He was so adorable, and he is a great example to his less active family because he goes to church every Sunday and talks about how much he loves it. One of the investigators that we are teaching read all of Moroni and said that it was scriptural. He has been having lessons for a long time and never thought that there could be more scripture than the Bible, but now he’s starting to gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon and he said at he will read the whole book starting for the beginning. It was so great to see him grow and come closer to the truth through every lesson. I did not get transferred, and neither did my companion, but almost every other companionship in our zone is different now. It was really big transfer this week. I am very happy, and I love this work, even though the time goes by so quickly. Three hours of scripture study in the morning is the best!

With love,

Sister Inman

Oh, and I also gave a talk on gratitude this Sunday and I met a great couple who he a fish. It was a beta, and it was 2.5 years old. Yes, I do expect my fish to live through my mission. And thank you very much for taking care of it while I’m away :}

then I remember that I get to help other people

I am pretty warm. It’s weird because the sun actually effects the heat, so if I’m in the sun I’m warm and if I’m in the shade I get cold. Dry heat is so cool. I heard that [  ] could feel our fast, that is so cool and shows how awesome the power of fast is. It’s great that the family is getting together, we’ll at least some of the family. And I’m so excited about William!

The work is awesome. We have an area that is filled with members and it has a very high activation rate, the highest in the country actually, but I love the place. The members are great and are vary faithful in feeding us and just helping us out. Last Monday we ran into a guy who showed us his story in the ensign then gave us a bag of Apple and a lady gave us free coins for the car wash, the another lady bought all of our Groceries, and right outside the store a guy gave us a free loaf of bread. The people are very nice and we have a lot of offers from RM’s to go on splits or just go teaching with us. I wish we had more people to teach, but I know we’ll find more people soon. If you could pray that we can find the people in our area that need us that would be very helpful. I love the three hours every morning that I get to study. My hour of personal study is the best. I can understand the gospel and how it applies to me and I never want to stop studying. But then I remember that I get to help other people learn more about the gospel and I am get excited for the day again. I pray that all of you prosper in you daily endeavors.

Have a blessed day,

Sister Inman

I absolutely loved my package

I absolutely loved my package! The blanket is possibly the softest blanket I have ever felt. The sheet is the perfect size and the card was so cute.  I brought the chocolates with me to watch Meet the Mormons and the Elders ate most of them, but I loved what I did eat 🙂 It was so great to find that when we came home,  I definitely fell asleep smiling. Thank you so very much Sister Hall and whoever else was involved! So like I said,  I got to see meet the Mormons. All the missionaries got to see it before it “officially” came out so that we could talk it up to everyone we saw, and it was fantastic,  I wish  I could watch it a second time. My area goes up into the mountains and it is so cool to look out over the whole city at night time. It was really cool to see the temple from so high up.  I got a Mission journal, I try to write down the highlights of everyday, but I don’t have a lot of time at night. This week I gave a talk in one of the 30 wards we’re over.  I think it went alright, it was a little short, but afterwards a lady told me that she was giving a lesson on what I talked about, and a lot of people thanked us for giving a talk. It was a little strange because  I don’t usually get thanked for giving talks, but it was nice. We have to give two talks next week.  I guess I’m going to have to get used to public speaking because we do it a lot here. Sometimes wards don’t even know they have missionaries until we give a talk, so that’s why we do it so often. oct 2014 1 oct 2014 2 oct 2014 3 oct 2014 4( I was wearing shoes) and  I was so happy because it reminded me of Colorado.  I haven’t seen goatheads in years! We met another sister this week who started crying when came to her door. She also asked how we knew to come, it was like dejavou, and we were able to have a great talk with her. her youngest son was having problems and she felt that it reflected badly on her so she stopped going to church because she felt judged for it. We had a great talk with her and she said she wanted to go back to church, and that she is working through the social anxiety that she has.  I would be great if you could pray for her and her son.  I love this area, and the people are so great! May God bless you, everyone.

I know that God is really smart, and a great planner, and that members can receive revelation

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I’m glad you got my box! Everything has to go to the mission home, and there should be a letter arriving soon that will have that address on it. I think I’m good on winter supplies, thanks though. It would be super awesome if you would send me a twin size fitted sheet and a little blanket though. The Sister training leaders gave me a loose sheet a fluffy blanket that they said i could keep, but there is no fitted one and i get cold really easily so a little blanket would be fantastic. It’s not an emergency so if you can’t that’s fine.

 My trainer is Sister Meldrom, she’s from Southern Illinois and have six siblings too. She is really nice, and has a great desire to be obedient and follow the lords will, so that’s awesome. I’m in a really posh part of Provo. Every house we’ve been in is huge, and super fancy. It’s weird. We cover three stakes, the Edgemont, Edgemont North and YSA 18th stakes. We get a car! I was so worried about riding a bike in a skirt, but i don’t have to worry about that for at least three months. I’m in the Asian district, but there’s only one Asian ward so i don’t have to learn Mandarin (although that would be cool) Elder Issac from my district at the MTC has to learn Mandarin, it’s really weird that we were put in the same district in the field. the poor guy said he only spoke in two lessons b/c they happened to know English. My first night was slow because the two appointments she had for that day cancelled, so we started contacting referrals. It was kind of a disappointing day, but on our last stop we went to a house of a less active and her eyes were so big when she saw us. She asked how we knew to go to her house, and we told her about a lady in the ward who referred her to us. she was touched that someone in the ward, that she didn’t even know, was thinking about her, and she said that she had prayed for the first time in years the night before. she asked if we would give her the lessons, which we obviously agreed to. We came back the next day to give her the lesson and it was awesome. she has agreed to prepare to be worthy to be sealed in the temples with her two daughters and she is reading the book of Mormon. it was great to feel the spirit so strongly in one of the first lessons I got to teach. So now I know that God is really smart, and a great planner, and that members can receive revelation that will help this great work go forth too! I was able to invite Greta, a 9 yrld girl, to be baptized. The date is set for Nov. 22nd.Sister Meldrom is great, and it has been wonderful to be here, even if it is super cold. I loved conference. I especially loved Elder Hollands in the second session. the story of President Monson flying home in his slippers was so precious! I also like the talk on being healthy. I’m am going to tell families that I’m allergic to sugar so i don’t have to eat any more desserts. I’v had like three pies since I’ve been here, and i don’t even like pie! I pray for you every night, but It’s great to know other people pray for you too. 
 The pictures are of my comp, and my last days at the MTC. The two elders on the ends are the one’s who went to Provo ( the elder with the blue tie is the one who has to learn Mandarin) and the one in the middle was the one who went to California. The chair is because it was one of the elders birthday so we decorated his chair and gave him a card.  
 
I love and miss you,
Sister Inman