I am Sister Torie Inman and I have been called of God to serve as a full-time missionary for His church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Arizona Tucson Mission.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sister Inman Letter - November 23, 2015

Well THAT was a Curveball! Transfer #2

Hola mi familia!

 
Man, so many miracles and interesting things this week. Here we go.

 
Monday:

 
I bought a new watch today, because the other cheap one wasn't cutting it and kept breaking. This one is sturdier, it's a TIMEX but still conservative and not too fancy.

 
We played RACQUETBALL for P-day and it was so fun! I've never played before, but I somewhat learned, and it was so fun :)

 
I've discovered that Elder Deyarmond and I connect on a weird level. As in he makes weird faces, and I make a worse one back haha. He's turning out to be one of my favorites. Turns out He's 3 days younger than me, but has been out for about a year. Too bad he is being transferred to New Mexico. Anyway.

 
Exchanges tonight! I exchanged with Hermana Gregory, and she is super awesome! She is Lacey's age. She is finishing her mission in 3 weeks.

 
Tuesday: Today was GREAT! Exchanges went really well. I love Hermana Gregory. She already taught me a lot within 24 hours. She helped answer some of my personal questions, and she felt like an older sister to me, which was cool :)

 
Together we visited a couple of less-actives that we hadn't been able to see before. For some reason, it was more easy for me to take charge and be more social or to be able to speak and not be afraid with people. It was great! Something Hna. Gregory told me was to not become my trainer, but to take the things I learn from her and add it to your personal qualities. Because we don't need two of one sister. I was called here because someone needs a Sister Torie Inman!

 
We exchanged back, and I was sad.

 
Wednesday:

 
District Meeting, with a brief Zone meeting via Face Time with the other districts.
Had everyone sign my journal (There is this thing where you have somewhat of a yearbook where you save it specifically for the Elders and Sisters to sign when you or they leave. Kinda cool, so I'm doing that). Since I was pretty sure I was leaving.
 
We got a district picture together and it took quite a few tries, because there seemed to always be someone making a face.

Thursday: Good day! FULL of Miracles!
 
We volunteered at a food bank- helped break down boxes, stack cans, shrink-wrap things, transfer frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving, good stuff. The guy was super grateful because we got done in an hour what would have taken him a whole day or more to do by himself.
 
Lesson with Josie: MIRACLES all over the place! She had originally cancelled our meetings "until further notice" but I had a thought that I should say "Hey, Josie, so Sister Inman is probably being transferred, and so she wants to see you before she leaves". Which was actually true. And it WORKED! And guess what. Everything that we had prepared, she basically taught us in the first 15 minutes or so. She had gotten an "urge" to read the Plan of Salvation pamphlet that we gave her. She said "It makes so much more sense now! I wish I would have read this before you came last time, because the things you were saying make sense now that I have read this!" YES Josie! You got it! She basically said "Wow, I learn and understand so much more when I do the reading beforehand" and it was wonderful. Her heart has been softened since our last lesson that went really bad. Even she said it was very frustrating for her. But she promised to finish reading the pamphlet and wants to know if what we are saying is true. And it's wonderful.
 
Dinner with the Jewkes' family. I love them, they're the nicest, most wonderful, charitable people I've met here. They made us homemade waffles which were really good.

 
We are starting to teach Jaden, Yvonne's daughter! We are praying that her dad will allow her to be baptized, as a minor must have both parents' permission.

Friday: DUN DUN DUN. So I had too much on my mind from Friday, so I only wrote down my favorite parts aha.

 
So, you were probably wondering what the Subject line for this email was all about. Well guess what. We got Transfer News Friday night, instead of Saturday or Sunday. AP Elder Malcarne called us after dinner, and left us a message saying: "Hey! Sisters! This is Elder Malcarne. I have some transfer news for you! So call me back when you get the chance!" He didn't answer at first, so meanwhile we are hearing about everybody else's transfer calls, which adds to the suspense.

 
SO, (Are you excited? I am!)

 
He said "Who wants to go first?" So I was volun-told. He said "Sister Inman will be receiving a new companion! And then taking over the area!" [Wait WHAT?! We thought we misheard him, we had to ask him again and again if he got it right haha] He said yep, and Sister Inman, you're going to do great. You're gonna be awesome, and I know you'll be successful, etc. Your companion is going to be Hermana Adams.

 
Therefore leading us to Sister Brown, who will be moved to Tucson YSA 3rd Ward, in a trio for 3 weeks, until one sister goes home mid-transfer.

What a curveball. We were so in shock. Neither of us expected this. Heck, I had already started packing and saying goodbye to a few people already because we all know how bad of a procrastinator I am. But I guess the Lord trusts me here, and President Passey shares His confidence in me as well.

 
Saturday:
 
Today was kind of meh. I was exhausted physically and mentally.

 
Sunday: Good day!

 
We had a few Less Actives come to church today and it was awesome! The Bryce family came to church and their son finally got ordained a deacon and received the Aaronic priesthood :)
 
The Wallace's came to church- they haven't since I've been here! We went over to their house later that night for hot cocoa and toast. (And a message from us).
 
We got a flat tire today. A big hole poked through. It rapidly deflated the tire... We had to get Bro. Stacey (member) and Bro Sukut (non member, his wife is though) to change it for us. It was really a tender mercy because we found the hole and it went flat right in front of the member's home, so they were able to help us with that.
 
 
We have two Thanksgiving dinners so far, and a pie party the day before, so yeah aha. I already feel so fat and it's not even the big holidays yet :( I hope you all get to have an enjoyable Thanksgiving!

 
Well, that was my week! It sounds like there has been a lot going on back home... I'm sending prayers your way! I hope all goes well with you all. I love you! Have a great week!

 
Love,
Sister Inman
 
My District:

Left to Right Top: Elder Jeffery, Elder Whittle (DL), Elder Phippen, Elder Ludlow, Elder Garcia
Bottom: Me, Sister Phippen, Sister Brown
 
 
 
 
1. It was nice outside and we were walking.
2. We've had lots of rain, and lots of rainbows. This one was in our backyard (isn't the view lovely), and it's a double one if you look closely!
3. Nice day outside, and I was happy.
4. Our flat tire.... It got worse a few minutes later.


 

 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sister Inman Letter - November 16, 2015

Nooooooooo! Week 6!

 
Well, this is my last week in my area. I don't find out where I am going until Saturday, but man, am I anxious to find out. I am very sad to leave these people. But... you know.

Monday- We stopped by this antique/collectibles shop right by our house, and there are some really cool things there! I got a couple of small things, and I was excited :)

For sports, we tried to do hungry hungry hippos, but..... it didn't last long because we had to improvise the supplies haha. I skinned my elbows. And everything failed miserably. But it was Elders Judy and Dilworth, Whittle and Garcia, Jeffery and Ludlow, Deyarmond and Burns, and Sisters Daun and Mizell, and then us. We tried haha.

We stopped by Kim and Steve's house, and talked with them! He doesn't believe in organized religion, but we asked him if he would be willing to have us come over and teach him/talk about our beliefs. And he accepted! New investigator for 2nd ward!

I fell asleep before finishing my journal, so I don't remember anything else about Monday.

Tuesday- Good day!
New missionary/trainer training meeting in Benson, AZ. Elders O'shia and Malcarne gave awesome trainings. They're the best. Then the new missionaries could have an individual conference with the Passey's to ask questions, etc. I got to ask a couple.

Lesson with Yvonne, 3 Nephi 11

Dinner with the Wilkinsons! They are the part-member family (the wife is baptized but hasn't been active really ever in her life, so they don't really have an organized religion. They are the ones that we taught who he is an elder in their church, and they love the Bible, and Jesus, etc. and we invited them to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it.

So they took us out to eat at a GERMAN diner. Like legitimate german food! We got there early, because at night it was packed! I tried Schnitzel for the first time and it was good! I had a dish called Jagerschnitzel, which is like breaded pork with mushrooms and sauteed onions and a creamy gravy thing on top. It was really good! Different than anything I've really had. On the side, I had noodles called spatzel or something like that. it's the same idea as alfredo, but tastes completely different with a different kind of noodle, different texture. But that was good. Then french fires on the side. I didn't want to have potato pancakes. But I thought of Jesse when I ordered fries haha. I ate everything on my plate! (Even the mushrooms! I don't like mushrooms!) and it was really good! I felt sick for a couple days afterwards though.

 
Bro. Wilkinson hadn't read the Book of Mormon, because they had packed everything up. They are moving to Prescott.

We went to a RS Activity and made different Christmas crafts and it made me happy because I got to make all of them :)

Lesson with Gage. He is a recent convert from around May. He is 10 years old, and has been through a lot in his life....... and boy, do I love that kid. I can feel how much Heavenly Father must love him too. The Gospel is the best thing he has in his life, and he is a lot stronger than most kids are his age.

Wednesday- I feel sick. I don't think my body likes german food.

Lesson with Yvonne- Family History work and Baptisms for the dead

2 ward mission leader coordination meetings today. Dinner cancelled on us, so we could actually eat at the RS activity tonight! This one was about centering the holidays on Christ. We invited Anna and she came early, then we said we would be right back (we went to the bathroom) and then when we came back she was gone. We found her in her car, on the phone. She smiled and waved to us. So we went back inside, hoping she would come in when she was done. She never did. She completely left. She never texted or called, and we couldn't get ahold of her. Nothing. We don't know why she left, or what happened.

Tonight was supposed to be exchanges, but we had to cancel because one of the sisters got sick. I was going to be taking over the area! But it's okay. We rescheduled for Friday.

We gave all of the Elders (and the Phippens) a plate of cookies that I/we made (the peanut butter ones with the Hershey's kiss in the middle) and they were all so happy and LOVED them. :)

Thursday- HAPPY 1-MONTH!!!!! Today was a good day.
Service at the ranch
studies
lunch
12 week training

ALL of our appointments cancelled on us today. So we tried some potentials and less actives and met a nonmember who is in a part-member family who wouldn't mind visits. Josie cancelled on us and wouldn't set a return appointment with us. She said cancel until further notice. Yeah, okay.

AND GUESS WHAT. MY NAME TAGS FINALLY CAME IN!!!!! :D I attached a video that Sister brown took of me. I was so happy.

Friday- Man, I need to start my journal earlier. I keep falling asleep while writing.

So today we did studies, then went to Fry's. Then we went to Big O' Tires. Then lunch/nap time then weekly planning. Dun dun dunnn... We got most of it done in one sitting!

Dinner with Yvonne- she is such a good cook!
 
Finished weekly planning. We never do in one day. Sister Brown wanted to stop because it was late, but I said we should finish because we were so close to the end. So we did. I had the idea that we should do companion (family) nightly prayer. Just at the end of the day, we pray about concerns, etc. Then we each can finish getting ready for bed,etc. I felt it would help us be more unified if we ended the day with a prayer. The spirit was there. :)
 
Exchanges didn't happen, because the other Sister got sick. Planned for Monday night.
 
Anna texted us and told us she was in Mexico.

 
Saturday- Well, another week has gone by. Transfers are in a week and a couple days. We fasted today for a girl in Elder Whittle's area who desperately needed it. It worked. I hadn't ever fasted like I did today, I prayed several times throughout the day for my purpose (I also fasted for other things) and it worked!
 
Lots of finding activities today. We drove to Palominas and tried there for a couple hours, because it is far away, and we need to save miles.
 
Lesson with Yvonne- Holy Ghost/Gift of the Holy Ghost/ Spiritual Gifts and the difference between the three (Yvonne's choice). Yvonne wants me and Sister Brown to go with her when she goes through the temple in a year from now. She chose the San Diego Temple. So.... not likely for me, but maybe I can go with her another time!
 
Dinner with Howards- Pumpkin beef stew. Huh, interesting. BUT for dessert we had homemade (like with a pumpkin, I think) PUMPKIN PIE. SO GOOD.
 
Visited the Bryce's. Less active family, that are becoming more active! Woo! Cool family, with interesting backgrounds. Very nice and welcoming.
 
Sunday- Yvonne got confirmed today!!! and Thiana came! (her daughter) She supported her mother. Yvonne cried, but everyone could feel the overwhelming support and love that everyone has for her. The microphone was spotty, so I couldn't hear everything, but the Spirit was there!
 
Sierra Vista 2nd Ward council lasted 2 and a half hours. It wasn't as bad this time, as it was actively engaged and focused on people rather than details to an event. It is really heartwarming to see how the ward council really loves each person and family, and how willing everyone is to coordinate and sacrifice to make sure each member of the ward is taken care of, as much as possible/logical. I love how it is a team effort and an attitude of "What can be done for this person", and have each auxiliary help in whatever way they can. Really neat.
 
Anna texted us and said she decided not to be baptized anymore, so don't bother to drop by, but thank you for everything. We don't know what to do. This is the second time since she has been an investigator that she has dropped us. She was so excited, then we invited her to the activity, which she came to, but completely up and left. She disappeared... Then the next day she says she is in Mexico, missing church on Sunday, so therefore, no Baptism on the 21st. Really put a damper on our Spirits. We just pulled off the side of the road and prayed, and pondered, and tried to see what could be done for her. We haven't received an answer yet, but we called her with no answer, so we didn't stop by.
 
So we continued onward and visited the Villalobos, somewhat less-active, but also partly recent converts, but also a part-member family. They finally let us in, and we talked about testimony. They actually came to church today! And so did the Meyer's and the Bryce's! So it was a successful Sunday still. :) That made us feel better after we taught the Villalobos.
 
But yeah, that was my week. Kind of a bummer week, because Hereford Ward is really struggling. We have no progressing investigators. People keep cancelling. But you know what, it's not always going to be easy. And I still love being a missionary.
 
I hope you all have a wonderful week! I love you!
Love,
Sister Inman

 Pictures:
These ones are various ones from Mormon Helping Hands and service on Thursdays.

 Me and sister brown
Basically describes their relationship
The little bike thingy I was trying to describe last week haha
I got my name tags in the mail :)

Elders Whittle and Ludlow




video
 Video: I got my nametag!!!!!! :D


 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sister Inman Letter - November 9, 2015 (WITH LOTS OF PHOTOS !!!!)

Week 5? What?!


Man, time goes by SO FAST! Nooooooo!

 
So we had a pretty good week overall, but the second half was better. Here's how it went.


 
Monday:
So we went to the library to email. (Side note: In his weekly letter, President Passey included three paragraphs from my letter to him! It gets sent to the whole mission. So that was pretty cool.)
We played sports with the Elders in our district and our ZL's (zone leaders). We played lightning and then we played a game of basketball. I'm actually getting the hang of it! It is pretty fun! Granted it's only half-court and no one keeps score. That's the best way. We switch up the teams and sometimes it is everyone vs. Elder Whittle because he's really good at it. It's all fun though. :) It's also encouraging when there isn't any down-talk. Like you can miss or mess up and there is still the "Good job, Sister Inman, you got this!" haha.
Visited some LA's (less active families).


 
Tuesday:
Good day! Our Spirits are high. Funny thing is, ALL of our appointments cancelled on us today, except for the last one which turned out pretty good, and non of our potentials answered, and we only got in to see one less active.
We heart-attacked Yvonne's door. She came home from work and started crying when she saw it haha. :) I love her. She deserves the best God has to offer her.
Chyenne and Ethan moved into another ward.
Anna is moving to Three Points soon to live with her friend... so we don't know about her baptism
It was super chilly today. LOTS OF WIND. Anyway. Lesson with the Schaafs (finally! after 3 weeks of not seeing them).

 

Wednesday:
Good day today! We all went down and did service with commodities (food bank). Essentially, all those who are needy can come and receive food that is past its sell-by date, but that is still fresh and good/ excess food given to stores.
So at 8:30am in the wind and rain we went down there and helped bag zucchinis. There were a TON. We got an assembly line going though. Anyway, so people would drive up in their cars and we would give them food according to the size of their household (the number on their windshield). We stayed till around 12:15pm. It stopped raining luckily.
2:00- Anna~ Temples and FH (family history) Work
3:00- Debbie~ Alma 41(from the Book of Mormon) - Resurrection/Law of Restoration/Referrals
5:00- Dinner with Wiltfong's
6:30- Angelina and Mina Hansen/Family Lesson 1... Two 8 year olds bouncing off the walls, so Angelina couldn't concentrate. Hopefully she learned something.
7:30- Yvonne~ The hearts stuck! Even through that crazy storm!~ Missionary work and service. She is going to be fantastic. She is so ready. She bought us flower bouquets to thank us for her door. That wasn't the point of us doing it! Haha.


 
Thursday:
Man, what a day. WOW.
ZONE CONFERENCE- Loved it! 10am-2:45ish.
Training by President Passey: "Good, Better, and Best"
Sister Passey: More effective study, etc.
AP training: Teach people, not lessons, listening and asking questions, role plays.
Turns out that we and the Passey's do most likely have common ancestors. Pretty far back though.
LESSON WITH JOSIE.  Plan of Salvation- We didn't even get past the pre-Earth life. She is not convinced, and wants proof in the Bible (or possibly Book of Mormon) to prove her wrong. She was not making connections, and we couldn't come to a mutual understanding, as she gathers truth from TV and National Geographic. Contentious lesson, the Spirit really struggled to be there.
Anyway. THEN WE HAD A MIRACLE! Anna is not moving after all, and we will be all set for her baptism coming up on the 21st! YAY! God loves us!


 
Friday:
Weekly Planning. But I guess it wasn't too bad today.
Taught a lesson to Johnny Rawlings (just turned 8, going to be baptized). Sister Rawlings is an awesome ward missionary.
Dinner with the Stacey's


 
Saturday:
WONDERFUL DAY TODAY!!!!
5:30am wake up
6am- go help set up for Mormon Helping Hands (the Elders helped us out too). I guess Elder Jeffery just turned 21 today.
Anyway, so we helped out at a middle/elementary school to help paint the playground. It takes forever! But there were other projects at a couple other schools, lots of work to be done. I got paint EVERYWHERE. All up in my hair, and on my arms, everything. And it's the heavy duty paint that DOESN'T WASH OFF.
Fast forward..... 3:30pm- THE BAPTISM!
It was so perfect, The entire RS room was filled. So many people came, it was awesome! Almost every missionary that has taught her came, as well as two sets of Elders with investigators/ or because they did the 5MTM (not sure what this means). Yvonne brought all of the women sunflowers. She is so giving. But you're not supposed to bring things for your own baptism! She did anyway haha. All of her daughters were there, and that was exciting. Her nonmember friends from work, etc. Her best friend since the 90s baptized her. Beautiful program. No, I did not speak. :/ But Yvonne bore her testimony at the end. Strong Spirit there.

 
Sunday:
Another good day!
Stake Conference was super good! I loved all of the talks! I need to work on a few things.
Then studies, lunch, finish weekly planning ( I wish we didn't have to).
Dinner with the Brobst's. Crockpot Lasagna!!! (Mom, it was really good! Maybe you could take your recipe and put it in the crockpot so it can cook all day and you won't have to worry about it! It was almost as good as yours, but yours is still top notch :))


 
So yeah, that was my week! Rough start, great end!!!
This gospel is so true! I get to testify of it every day! I study it and learn more every day as I live as a missionary, talk as a missionary, and think like a missionary! It is the sweetest thing ever to not only feel it bless my life, but to see how much it can bless others.


 
Have a great week!
Love,
Sister Inman
 
 
Zone Conference - Sierra Vista Zone
November 2015
 
Yvonne Before
Those who taught Yvonne
 
Yvonne After Baptism
 
 
 
Me and Zoey (Yvonne's youngest daughter)


We heart-attacked her door :)
 

We saw a full rainbow, and then a double one right next to it!
 
Stereotypical mirror selfie. Do I look like a missionary?

Oh
 

Doesn't it remind you of Cabella's?



Me and Sister Brown...
 

Elder Whittle and Elder Jeffery

"Fly away, Stanley, Be FREE!" -Filmore from Cars

Members fed us Halloween-themed dinner haha.

Seriously....It's a bit much
 
From the farm

"Fly away, Stanley, Be FREE!" -Filmore from Cars
 
Not the best picture of me, but L to R: Sister Brown, Me, Elder Dilworth, Elder Judy (doesn't he look like Ryan Gosling? bahaha),Elder Jeffery, and Elder Ludlow. With another guy in the back

Where we did service

Just some leftovers from our dinner with Yvonne :)
 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sister Inman Letter - November 2, 2015

Is it Monday already?! Week 4 (Sorry my letters are so long)

Hey all!

Wow time flies.... It's already week four. CRAZY!

So I am going to sorta go through my week as told in my journal because it is easier. :)

MONDAY: I love P-days! I can do laundry, clean, go grocery shopping, email home, and play sports with the other missionaries in my district and zone. We played Lightning first, and I got better as the game went on, but I'm still pretty.....unexperienced. It's all for fun though and everyone is nice about it. We also played dodgeball where it is you vs. everyone else. Then we played ultimate frisbee and that was fun.

TUESDAY: Well, today we got a lot done, but it didn't go exactly as we planned. It actually turned out way better! aha.We tried a lot of potentials and LA's (less actives) today (and yesterday)

Kim, the Villalobos, the Bryce's, the Wallace's, Meyer's, Maxwell's,..... a lot. Pretty successful, as we got a few return appointments! Woop woop!

Then, a MIRACLE happened. Seriously, no one expected that. We had an appointment with Josie (the one with 70 cats) and she talks a lot so we can never get a word in, but last appt. went really bad, as we asked about her neighbor who was LDS and she went on saying how if she was going to be at church then she didn't even want to go or cross paths with her, etc. Really bad. So we planned on teaching about the Atonement and Forgiveness (otherwise she wouldn't be able to progress) but then she made a couple comments and Sister Brown and I looked at each other and decided that I guess we were going to teach Lesson One. So we were able to teach the ENTIRETY of lesson one.... From "God is Our Loving Heavenly Father" to the Restoration and Joseph Smith, and I invited her to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. She said she would definitely, but she wouldn't commit to a baptism date.

Isn't that crazy? So many blessings in that lesson.

WEDNESDAY: District mtg today was awesome. Super spiritual. We talked about how if we ask God what we need to work on, the Holy Ghost will give us one thing that can help us. He will be honest with us. The focus of the meeting was on the talk "What Lack I Yet?" from Conference. It looks like you guys read it this week too!


So we did a personal ponder time, and thought about who we wanted to be, and what kind of missionary we wanted to become. I normally don't get into these, but I decided I would, and man, I'm glad I did. Beautiful experience. I cried aha.

After District meeting, President Passey came and interviewed all of us. Kind of intimidating, but it wasn't too bad. We talked about how I was doing, what I've learned about the Gospel, and what I've learned about myself. Good interview, but I still cried because I was already emotional that day haha.

One very nice thing that President said to me was: "You are very prepared, especially as a new missionary, and I could tell that from the time that I first interviewed you on the day that you got here." "You have a very calm, kept-together disposition, which adds maturity and allows others to feel they can trust you. If you are already doing this at the beginning of your mission, you are going to do great." It made me feel very good inside to know that my mission president things that I am already very prepared and that I will do really well as a missionary, that I can tackle the next year and a half of my mission. :)

THURSDAY: Today was awesome! This morning we did service at the ranch again, paving more of the road. I did a lot of shoveling rock this time and felt like a best with super strength. Not to brag or anything. (Not even close, especially when the Elders are way stronger than I am aha) I love working alongside the Elders though. They work hard, but also know how to have fun. i.e. When Elder Judy got there, he saw this little bike thingy that almost looks like a go-cart that you pedal, and he said race you to the top! and pedaled it uphill to the top of the road.

Super nice weather today, it sprinkled and we had lots of wind. Elder and Sister Phippen (senior couple) came too, as the ZL's (zone leaders) were out of miles.

Later, we taught Chyenne and Ethan (RC's/ recent converts).

Dinner!!! We ate dinner with Yvonne (who is getting baptized on SATURDAY!!!!) She made us a feast of Asian food. Soooo good. Asian ribs, chicken drumsticksin soy sauce or something, fruit, a vinegarette salad thing with just cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, rice vinegar? sugar, etc., egg rolls, chow mein noodles made in a wok, and we had this weird grape drink that was grape juice with whole skinless grapes. Good, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. Then of course, sugar cookies. I love her :)

THEN, ANOTHER MIRACLE: Anna answered her door!!!!!! She is an older mexican lady who was supposed to be baptized a while ago, but there was a big misunderstanding with the interview questions, etc. BUT we talked with her and she said she wants to be baptized as soon as she can! YAY!

FRIDAY: I'm so exhausted! Got up at 5:50ish. Drove to Benson to exchange with those sisters while the STL's (sister trainling leaders) went to MLC (mission leadership council) in Tucson. So I was in a trio for the day with Sister Daun and Sister Harrington. We did contacting and then service at a LA's(less active) home/farm. We fed and watered all of the animals. A few horses, cows, donkeys, llamas, goats, and pigs. I've discovered that cows are scary up close. But they're soft :)

SATURDAY: HALLOWEEN! I have absolutely no clothes that even look like halloween. Sad day. BUT we went with Yvonne to support her at her baptismal interview and it went well!!!!! She has been bawling tears of joy for days. I'm so proud of her. There were a couple of concerns of hers, and we said they were okay but called President to be sure, and he said that she was all good to go and that it is good that she is making sure of things first. Some people don't do that.Many miracles and blessings in this whole process.

We had another appt. with Anna and she brought her member friend who ONLY spoke Spanish. That was interesting.

The trunk or treat for Hereford ward was fun! Lots of funny and creative costumes. 3 little boys dressed as the three amigos and had awesome costumes. I'll attach a picture and video of them haha. We didn't get much candy, instead we weekly planned.

FAST SUNDAY: Awesome fast and testimony meetings today! 5 hours of church, and all of them were wonderful :) Brother Drake bore his testimony in Sierra Vista 2nd Ward. Man, his faith in unshaken. He bore an intense testimony which brought him to tears. Seriously, he could be an apostle. He fits the description perfectly. He teaches Gospel Principles and is a fantastic teacher.

Met with Chyenne, helped her with her YW (Young Women) in Excellence project about her baptism.

We ate with the Rawlings' last minute because of a change in plans. One of the things we had was... TILAPIA. FISH. (You know how much I love fish..... not) but I was so grateful to them for feeding us that night, and I decided I would eat it and be grateful, and not think about the fact that I was eating fish, and IT WASN'T BAD! It didn't taste as "fishy" as others I have had. I didn't die, and it all turned out okay. Everything tasted good. :)

That night we had another last minute lesson with Anna and we finally set a baptism date with her for November 21st :D So excited.

Well, that was my week. I'm sorry it's so long. I hope you all like to read. I just love my mission. "If ye have desires to serve God, ye are called to the work". I'm still working on memorizing the Standard of Truth and D&C 4. I had to lead it in District meeting. That was embarrassing.

I will send another email with pictures! I love you all and keep you in my prayers! Have a great week!

Love,
Sister Inman

(We're having trouble getting her photos to come over so we can't post them yet. Here is the video that did come over.)
 
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