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4 days till Blast off!

Hello Everyone! I can’t believe it but I have only 4 more days until I leave for Korea. WAHH????!!! I can’t believe it at all! it is crazy to be. I have had an amazing time at the MTC and will always remember and cherish the memories and what I have learned here. It could not have been better. I am ready for Korea and I am excited to go!

me and my new companions! BTW SISTER STASTY IS AWESOME!
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One last pic with THE FIRST AWESOME COMPANION, SISTER HOFFMAN! with our korea shirts.
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Mine and Creed’s last picture together. Love him!
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Here are my flight plans: Leave Feb 24 for the SLC airport at 11:06 AM for Seattle, WA (!!!!!), arrive in Seattle at 12:20 PM and leave at1:10 pm (this is where I can talk to family…so let’s set up a conference call..i would love to hear dad/mom and all the sibs if possible), then we arrive in Tokyo at 4:55 PM on the 25th of Feb, then fly from Tokyo at 6:25 to Busan and we arrive at 8:55.
Woooooohh! It’a going to be a super loooooong trip!
I just want to thank everyone for the love and support you all give me. I have felt the prayers and know I am ready to serve in Korea.
Well, I don’t have much time but I will share my thoughts of the last few days from my journal. It has been such a spectacular week…You will know why….
Here is my Journal Entry:
Butterfield, Watson, and I had a really good lesson with Choi Chamanim. We talked about the law of chastity and tithing. She didn’t have trouble with the law of chastity but she did with tithing. During that lesson it was about 10 minutes of chastity and 50 minutes tithing. Even most of the lesson on tithing was silence. We waited for the spirit to teach. The spirit was so strong in that room. Choi Chamanim even cried and gave a super sincere prayer during the lesson. She didn’t want to at first but then Watson Chagnonim persisted. We felt really good about that lesson. Afterwards, we asked Sister Sagers if she heard about the lesson. She said she did and that Sister Lee told her we were ready for the field and are prepared to teach with real power. Wow, I really appreciated that because I felt a little inadequate to go to Korea.

Me and a native
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The cute korean elders
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Of course the classic riding missionaries.
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Another lesson we had yesterday was a practice lesson using all of the fundamentals. Hence, all 5 of us: Elder Shields, Elder Leftwich, Elder Butterfield, Elder Watson, and I Had to teach one person. Sister Sagers was an investigator by the name of Sister Oh. Our first lesson didn’t go well because we were all crazy so we started over. The second lesson was powerful! The spirit was really strong as well. Afterwards, Sister Sagers told us that was amazing and that she is so happy because she now knows for herself that we are ready. We got to know the investigator and we asked inspired questions. We asked questions that really pertained to her which made it powerful. I really needed those lessons because it really confirmed to me that no matter how inadequate I feel, the Lord knows me and trusts in me. I know that if i try my hardest, the Lord will guide me, strengthen me, and will fill in any gaps that I lack. I know the Lord is with me no matter where i go. I know he loves me. I know he is preparing me to teach certain people. Sister Lee told me the other day to treat everyone as if you were friends in the pre-mortal life and you promised to find them. You promised that you would help them find the gospel and come back to him. I am excited for that. I know it is true. I also promised to the Lord that I will give my full self to him to be the best tool i can be. We are all here for a reason and I know that i am supposed to be here, right now, being prepared to leave for Korea. we have 4 more days and I will give it my all. I am very grateful for this MTC experience because i have learned so much more than I could of anywhere else. I know I have changed, for the better, since being here. I know there is still more to change and I am excited for that.
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I am seriously so excited and feel so ready to teach in Korea. I know that if I have the spirit with me, I will be able to bless the lives of others. I can’t wait!!!!
I love you all so much!!!!! I love this gospel and know that is true with all my heart and soul. Be missionaries yourselves! Share what you love! You will be blessed for it. Trust me. With the Lord, NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE. He makes YOU POSSIBLE.
Love, Sister Orme
p.s. my next email will be from KOREA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ^^    <—Korean happy face
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I want to go to the Fish Kingdom too

Well, I decided that I wanted to go to the Fish Kingdom instead of the Celestial Kingdom. We can’t have a week without another funny. Sometimes the sounds sound way too similar and that is why I get them mixed up. Wooh!

Don’t worry. I just have 11 more days left until I leave for Korea. I got it. Hahah.

Well, since I didn’t get to tell you last time what my role is as a Sister Training Leader I will tell you now. Well, I get to interview the Sisters, I am in District Counsel, we get to welcome in the natives, and give them orientation. We get to give orientation to any new members. I am the eyes and ears of the Branch Presidency so I report back what they say to everyone else, along with the two zone leaders and the other sister training leader. It is wonderful! It has really made me a better person. We keep tabs on the sisters, and we get to help and guide them, if needed.

Speaking of Natives…. We got our District’s natives this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are ours! What?!??!?! I can’t believe it. They are soooo cute! I love them already.

I have learned a lot this week. I just can’t believe that it is almost time to go to Korea. Where did the time go???

Thank you everyone for sending me Letters, emails, and Dear Elders. They are just the greatest!

Well, this week really reiterated the importance of keeping a foundation of faith on the Book of Mormon. We cannot be touched by the devil if we do.

Some other things are from devos…When everything says you can’t, believe in the part of you that says you can. It’s not who you aren’t, it is who you are and being yourself is being great!

These are awesome! We put these quotes on our chalkboard so we can keep these in mind.

We had a really great tuesday devo. Brother W. Craig Zwick from the Seventy came. He and his wife were awesome! His wife spoke of patience and said that patience is a process of perfection. Brother Zwick spoke about salvation. He gave us these questions to think about: 1. What does “hasten the work of salvation” meant to you? 2. How does your understanding of teh “work of salvation” help those you will teach? Think about these questions. But think about them in a sense of your friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Who can you teach? How can you apply these questions into your life to better understand the importance of sharing the gospel? Salvation is first for us, then for our families. It is about bringing families back to the Celestial Kingdom. Satan, right now, is attacking families fiercely. We got to fight back and make sure that the family unit is the most important thing in people’s lives.

We went to the temple today. It was soooo wonderful! It is amazing everytime! It is such a sacred place and the spirit is soooooo strong. While I was participating in the endowment, I was feeling the spirit so strongly. I just know with all my heart that this gospel is true. We, as missionaries, have such a sacred calling to do this. We can change people’s lives. We can help them return to our  Heavenly Father. I could not be doing anything else then being on a mission. It is seriously the greatest! I am so happy. I love the gospel and I cannot stress to you all enough how important it is to share it and to live it. We are blessed beyond anything we could imagine.

I am so grateful for my family, and my friends. You all make life so much better. Remember the Lord is always with you. He loves you dearly and wants you to return to him. Not one sheep does he want lost, we just have to go find them for him.

Well, unfortunately I have to go! Hopefully, I can write longer next time!!!!

LOVE YOU ALL TONS!!!!!!!!

Love, Sister Orme

One month in the MTC!

Hello Family and Friends-

Well, I have been in the MTC for about a month now! ahhhh! It’s crazy. It doesn’t even seem real.

So, this last sunday I got called as the Sister Training leader. My district totally called it, and it happened. What is even funnier, is that Elder Watson is now one of the Zone leaders and Elder Butterfield is our District Leader. Haha. The same companionship all received leadership positions on the same day. That was fun. I know it is going to bless my life as I learn to become a better leader and following the example of the Lord.

We got our natives this week!!!! There are 13 total!!!! It is amazing! They are sooo cute, adorable, wonderful, and happy people. They are so great!

For Relief Society Sister Wixom from the general primary presidency shared a powerful message. When her and her husband were mission presidents an elder came and told her a story. He was confronted by a very ferocious dog one day and all he had between him and the dog was a paperback Book of Mormon. So, he decided to stick it out in front of him. The dog bit into it. When he opened his scriptures the teeth marks ended at the scripture: 2 Nephi 22:2. It talks about how Heavenly Father will always watch us and take care of us. It is really neat. Wow, what a story. Heavenly Father is wonderful! He will protect us. She also said that some of us may think we are not ready, or that we are not qualified, not good enough, not pretty enough, or talented enough. She said stop it. The Lord will not let us fail if we trust in him. This is soooo true! The Lord will help you no matter what!

Also Gerald Causse, 1st Counselor of the Presiding Bishopric, came on tuesday. He had some really good points as well.
-When the Lord gives you a calling, follow it.
-See people with the eyes of Christ.

These two things work really well together because as we follow the Lord we are able to see people with the eyes of Christ.

In my personal study I read Alma 38 and 39. There is a lot of powerful points in there as well. Look it up.

Well, this week has been eventful. I am keeping a positive attitude but I am super sick right now. The Elders in my district gave me a blessing. Watson anointed, and Kahng gave me the blessing. It was really powerful. They all have so much faith and I love them all soooooo much!!! Kahng is possibly leaving this Monday, which is super sad!!! I wish he could stay longer. Our district keeps getting smaller. Thank goodness everyone else is staying until the end.

Well, I love you all!

The gospel is true!!! I am so excited to share it with others. I am sad Creed is leaving this monday but I know he is supposed to be in Argentina at this time. He is going to bless so many lives!!!!!!!!
We get to see each other on sunday. I am excited about that. 🙂

Love, Orme Chamay

Life is Grand!

This week has been fantastic! I can’t tell you how much I love the MTC.

We have 33 new missionaries this week! And then 12 more come next week. 11 left this week for Korea :(. It is sad but i am happy for them. It is soooo great! Our branch is growing!

So, Butterfield, Watson, and I were teaching our investigator about the atonement this week and it went so well. We decided to focus more on the spirit and listening to it to see what we need to tell our investigator so she could feel the spirit. Wow, it was powerful. The spirit was so strong that I started crying really hard. I was giving the baptismal invite and could not give it without crying. The spirit confirmed to me that what I was saying was true and I am so excited to share this message to real investigators. The gospel is such a blessing. As I gave the baptismal invitation, I felt the power of our message and also the power of baptism. It is going to make so many people happy. Our teacher told me that the lesson was amazing and we did such a good job! She is not allowed to give us feedback at all. I am glad she was able to confirm that we were at least doing something right. The gospel is true!!!! I am so happy that we get to share to the people of Korea!

On Sunday we had the privilege of listening to President Lindahl. He is the District President. He made me so pumped and excited to be a missionary. We have so much power as we are called to be disciples of Christ. We have so much power as we use our faith to help others, heal others, and guide others to Christ. What an amazing calling to devote ourselves completely to the Lord. What a privilege. He had some missionaries have visions of angels. What the what?? What a confirmation. He also shared with me, personally, that the sisters had the power of faith. He said that he couldn’t say this over the pulpit. He said that when the Elders didn’t have enough faith to heal someone, the sisters would be sent to heal people and they would be healed completely whole because of their faith. He said sisters have so much faith and can produce a lot of spiritual power because of it. Wow, what an amazing story. What amazing missionaries he had! They know what’s up.

I recommend everyone listen to the devotional given by Elder Bednar about “Character of Christ”. It is amazing!!!!! Wow, he is just amazing. I could listen to him all day and forever and be happy. Of course the other apostles/presidents are awesome and wonderful as well. He is just on my mind a lot lately.

The reason he has been on my mind is because he gave us another visit on Tuesday!! So we have been able to listen to him live twice! Once for xmas, and this last Tuesday. For xmas he did a questionnaire and he did the same on tuesday. He wanted to answer the other questions as well. So the thoughts are jumbled. Some great points from the devotional were:
-Faith and belief are two different things. Faith is active, belief is passive.
-Fear is the absence of action.
-Every missionary deserves a good companion.
-Heavenly Father gives us hard things because he trusts us enough to get out of them, he is preparing us for the eternities.
-The priesthood is not male. Men were just given the responsibility.
-The gift of tongues is a spiritual gift. You will only receive a spiritual gift if God trusts you to use it for others, you will never receive it if you want it so you can have it, it will come through you as you bless others.

He said that if others pray for you to have the gift of tongues we will receive it. I know you all pray for Creed and I already but if you could pray for us to have the gift of tongues that would be wonderful. As we receive this gift we can speak to others in a way that will help them to receive the gospel. You are all the best!!!

I love you all tons!! I hope you enjoyed the pics!

Love, Orme Chamay

The Sisters! From me: Sister Hoffman, Bagley, and Glauser. i live with these sisters and they are the best!
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Walking from the Temple. First time in the MTC!
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Elder Park is leaving tomorrow. 😦 well he left jan 6th
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Butterfield, Watson and I
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Sister Hoffman and I
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From the Left: Elder Park, Sheilds, Kahng, Butterfield, Me, Leftwich, and Watson. Elder Park was advanced because he is Korean. He is serving in Anaheim.
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Sister Orme!
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Some People from my District.
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We like to be Arabian. Sister Hoffman and I.
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Sometimes I am Arabian in my Room
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From the back: Butterfield and Watson. They are so great.
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Some girls from my district. Sister Hoffman is next to me.
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“Why are you cutting me down?”

Hello Family and Friends!!!

So, Thursdays are now my pdays. My schedule has changed. Creed’s are now Saturdays, just an fyi.

This week has just been wonderful! I love being a missionary and learning to be a better missionary. My Korean is better! Thank goodness. I still can’t believe I know so much already though. It is a blessing.

I was reading in the Bible Dictionary about Faith. Wow, it is amazing. Go read it now! I wrote in my journal my thoughts. This is what I wrote “Wow, faith is an amazing thing. Faith is so powerful. I was reading in the bible dictionary about faith. Here are some highlights. “The Lord has revealed himself and his perfect character, possessing himself and his perfect character, possessing in their fullness all the attributes of love, knowledge, justice, mercy, unchangeableness, power, and every other needful thing so as to enable the mind of man to place confidence in him without reservation….Faith is a principle of action and of power…since true faith always moves its possessor to some kind of physical and mental action: it carries an assurance of the fulfillment of the things hoped for. A lack of faith leads one to despair, which comes because of iniquity…although faith is a gift, it must be cultured and sought after…”. Faith is so powerful. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ can help us with our faith. As we strive to do the best we can Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will help with the rest. We are capable to have the power of God. Faith can sometimes be cut down or obliterated but as long as we keep going we can pick ourselves back up again. It reminds me of the analogy of the tree and the woodsman…The tree keeps getting cut down, grows some more, then cut down again. The tree asks the woodsman why do you keep cutting me down? The woodsmen says “I am cutting you down to make you stronger. I am cutting you down because I love you. Because of me cutting you down you become strong and more firm about who you are and what you can become.” Sometimes things happen. Sometimes we are cut down. Sometimes we feel small. Sometimes we feel alone. But heavenly Father knows us and loves us. He gives us challenges so we can grow. He makes our weak things become strong. He knows we can handle it. He knows we can overcome. He never gives us anything that we can’t overcome. That is why God is so good. He knows us. As we do this we become more like him and come closer to him. “Fear not, neither be faint-hearted” (Isaiah 7:4).

I love the gospel and know it is true with all my heart! Heavenly Father is there for you and he loves you dearly. He wants all of us to return to him.

What is even more awesome is after that we had a mission conference on Sunday since it was fast Sunday. Brother and Sister Johnson spoke. Brother Johnson’s mission president was President Groberg (The Other Side of Heaven story). They had some really good points that just enhanced my love of faith.

– Our finest hour could follow our darkest hour. Tough times don’t last, tough people do.
– God will not allow you to fail as long as you remain obedient.
– Whom the Lord calls, he qualifies, he will not allow you to fail.

They were amazing!!! Such great inspiration from these two.

So, of course language study cannot move forward without another funny. During our lesson with an investigator we were talking about prophets. I meant to share the scripture Amos 3:7 which is a nice simple little scripture about prophets. Well, instead of that one I shared Amos 2:7. Read it. It is hilarious! She was so confused and we didn’t know until after. We just responded like “yeah prophets are cool, we don’t know what you are asking.” Haha. Our class died laughing when we found out. I am so happy these things are happening in the MTC not in the field. But I feel like it is inevitable in the field to happen. I am glad that I can bring so much joy to my district with my funnies.

Today we went to the temple for the first time in a while. It was amazing!!!!! I love the temple and felt the spirit so strongly. It was so wonderful to be back in the temple. I missed it so much. Not being able to go for a while was terrible. I know I will have to get used to it, since I will only ever go to the temple, besides in the mtc, on my mission once at the end of my mission. I am so grateful that the temple is so close and that we get to go once a week! It is the best.

Well, I love you tons!! I am going to send pics in a few minutes. Hopefully, we will see. If not, definitely next week for sure.

Love, Orme Chamay

p.s. thank you for all of your letters!! they are the greatest and I get so pumped when I get them! I love reading about everyone’s lives.

“I am grateful that my companions are dead”

Hello Family and Friends!

Yep, I said “I am grateful that my companions are dead” in a prayer with our investigator. Hahah. Our investigator becomes our teacher and we asked her if there was anything funny that we had said to her and she told us the only one was me and that is what I said. Well, I am grateful that my companions are alive and well.

1. Me and my I’m-grateful-she’s-alive companion, Sister Hoffman.
2. Some of the girls from my district
3. Elder Watson is in the middle, then Elder Butterfeild and I

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I can’t tell you all enough how much I love the MTC. I am learning so much. It is teaching me to become a better missionary but also a hand of the Lord. The spirit here is so strong and strengthens my testimony everyday. I am so grateful to be here!

I just want to say I am so grateful for the Lord and what he has done for me. He has been watching over me every step of the way. I have been so blessed to be here at this time. My companion, district, zone strengthen my testimony and we all strive to be better people. I am reminded daily that I am so blessed to be on a mission. God is so good and knows exactly what we need. Our zone loves spending time with each other and we all want to be friends, which is fantastic! It really brings warm feelings to the zone when we all have one purpose and want to help each other with that purpose.

So, I learned that Enthusiasm comes from the greek word which is theos which means God. When we have enthusiasm it means we have God within us! So live life with ENTHUSIASM. It makes life so much better when we have God on our side.

Our Branch Presidencies theme for our zone is W.I.N. What’s Important Now. As we remember this we will realize every time that we need to make every moment count. I am striving to do just that as I make every moment meaningful.

I am so grateful that the MTC has the spirit everywhere. It is so much more meaningful to teach by the spirit when you can feel the spirit constantly. As we know the spirit, we will know his mission.

I am so grateful for the Elders in my district. Seriously, they are the most kind-hearted, sweetest, and wonderful human beings. They have such strong testimonies and share it constantly and show it through their actions. I am so blessed. They teach me everyday. I love being with them. They ask me questions about things like I am their older sister. Sometimes they even do call me the older sister of our district family. We have so much fun and learn so much together. Even though they are so young, they know so much already and they amaze me. They are really ready and they want to learn. I am so thankful that we don’t have any problems with each other. We love each other so much! It is amazing that we all can love each other so much and know each other so well in just a few short weeks. I constantly thank my Heavenly Father for their examples and strength.

Throughout the soon to be 3 WEEKS at the MTC I have learned more and more about the reason why missionary work and being a missionary is so important. The mission is really about inviting others to come unto Christ by teaching and helping them, the investigators/others, with the steps towards faith and true conversion. We are their guides but they have to do most of the work in their testimony building. We can’t build their testimony for them. They will be leaning on the missionaries testimony rather then their own if we do that. It is so vital that you have the spirit with you, always. It doesn’t matter if you can’t speak everything that you want to say in Korean, as long as the spirit is there with you and you are sincere. The Lord will fill any gap or any barrier that you have as long as you try your hardest. It is not about being a perfect missionary, it is about having perfect faith that the Lord will help and guide you as you try (your hardest) to teach your investigators. Also, if you don’t have anything else to say or don’t understand what the investigator says just bear your testimony and the people you are teaching will be touched and will know that you are being sincere. The Lord is always there for you as long as you stay faithful and endure. Making connections with your investigator helps them feel your love and sincerity. It is so important to teach by the spirit. Just loving those around you will show them that you truly care about them and are teaching them because we truly care about their well-being.

I can’t believe I have been here almost 3 weeks! It is crazy!

Thank you to everyone for all of your love, your letters, pictures, everything! I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has blessed me with such great family, and friends.

Chonin Saranghameeda! I love you! I wasn’t able to open up the korean keyboard but next time I will type in korean.

Love, Orme Chamay

Baby it’s cold outside

Hello Family and Friends!

So this week was Christmas! It was so wonderful! The MTC really tried to make it special for us and they did!

So, Mr. Creedy is now 20! woohoo!!! I was able to see him on Sunday, on Tuesday, and also Wednesday! Which is so great because we never get to see each other because he lives on west campus (which is Wyview). Everyone is in love with him! The Elders and Sisters mentioned to me that he is doing a great job, they love him, and that he is just the greatest person in the world. Creed’s doing wonderful in being an example to others!

This week they really focused on Christ, of course, and they also focused on making sure that the missionaries know that this is what they are supposed to be doing. A speaker asked us the question: Is this mission about me? Or is it about them?…It for sure is about them. We are the Lord’s hands to bless others with the light of the gospel. Of course we receive blessings along the way but the mission is not about our growth, it is about how we become servants of the Lord which in turn does help us be better children of God. I LOVE THE MTC! Seriously, there is such a wonderful spirit here and I have made fast friends with my district, my companion, and others from my zone. I think we have the best zone in the whole MTC.

Sunday night Creed and I were able to meet up and go to a devotional video. It was really funny. I was sitting with him and his companion and then of course with my companion, Hoffman Chamanim, and I gave creed a side hug and some of my district were behind and they were really concerned. They told me that they were like “NOooo Orme Chamamin!” haha they were just trying to look out for me. I later explained he was my brother and they breathed a sigh of relief.

During that Devotional we watched Sister and Elder Holland speak from a previous devotional given to the MTC. It was soooo good! (of course, it’s Elder Holland). He just brings fire and brimstone to the soul. He makes you feel such a fervor of strength! He was talking about missions. Some tidbits of his talk were:

– Your every effort is to have the spirit with you.
– We want all the months and everyday of your mission to be the hardest you have worked.
– The way you come back will be altered by the way you came.
– You don’t ever want to be “normal” again
– Keep the flame of your mission in your heart
– Don’t waste your time!
– Make sure every moment counts
– Go out and astonish somebody
– Salvation is not a cheap experience

Ok I could keep going but those were just a few highlights. He is amazing and just kept that fire within me burning. I know this is what I am supposed to do and I am sooooo happy I am doing it! I feel so at peace here.

We lost a member of our district, Elder Park. 😦 He is Korean and so he already knows Korean really well and so he got moved up and he leaves Jan 11th or 13…something like that. We were sad. Now we have a district of 2 companionships, with 3 people each.

Christmas Eve we had Elder and Sister Evans of the seventy speak to us. A very big thing that stood out from him was that we are delivery men, we have something very important to bring to the world. What an amazing gift we have to have the gospel in our lives. I am so excited to share it!

In class my teacher, Sagers Chamanim (sister), showed us the videos “Waiting on the road to Damascus”, “Have I done any good today” and also “What shall we give?”. Please watch them! They all made me feel the spirit and the love that God has for us.

Christmas Eve night, after the devotional, our whole zone decided to spend time together singing Christmas songs, and taking pictures together. It was a blast!

Christmas day our speaker was ELDER BEDNAR! WoOOooH! That was wonderful! So what he did was instead of just giving us a talk, he answered questions from us. There were cell phones passed around and we all got to text him a question if we wanted and he would answer a majority of them. It was so amazing. There is so much to tell about that discussion but I am only going to share a few points.

– His favorite theme is the “One by One” theme found in 3 Nephi 11:14-17. Jesus Christ did everything one by one. He felt each and everyone’s pains, sorrows, sins, etc. He healed One by One. He prophesied one by one.
– Discouragement is a tool of the Devil (Sister Bednar)
– Life is not about avoiding sin, it is about becoming better
– The age change for the males was to bring North America up to speed with the rest of the world. Other Countries have been experimenting with the age. They found no difference between the males that left at age 18 vs. 19. For the girls they decided to bring down as well.
– The best missionaries are selfless, they pushed aside all selfishness and look beyond themselves.
– You serve two missions: One for the people you will teach and for the other missionaries
– We are called to be missionaries, then assigned to a place. You are always in the place you got to be.

I am so excited to dedicate the next 18 months of my life to the Lord. There is no better place for me. I am making everyday count!

The last activity of the day we watched last years MOTAB Christmas which, of course, was amazing! That was the one Creed, Katie, Spencer, the cousins and I went to because Maria had tickets. Some of it was about the candy bomber story. I love that story and think it is such a wonderful story of love and selflessness.

I am so happy that we were able to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. I love you all tons! Thank you for the dear elders, they really make my day. So, don’t stop! hahah.

I love my Elders (the ones in my district, I call them my Elders because I kind of take care of them ahahh) and my companion Hoffman Chomanim. They are all such wonderful people and we sooooooo much fun together and we make each other laugh all the time. I seriously can’t tell you how happy I am to be here. What a blessing. The Lord knows exactly what we need.

Well, gotta go!

LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Love, Orme Chamay

Merry Christmas!!!!

Well, it’s Christmas day. I will give a full blown detailed letter on Friday. I don’t have much time to write.

I love you all so much and hope today is a wonderful day full of happiness and the love of Christ.

I am so grateful for all of you and I thank you for the examples you have set for me. They have really tried to make the Christmas season as amazing as possible. They have had a speaker last night who was Elder Evans of the seventy. He was amazing! Then we watched the nativity and Mr Kruegers Christmas.

I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves us. He has helped us all have the spirit and be able to learn super quickly. I already know how to read, say my prayer, and my testimony in Korean. What the??? right? The gift of tongues is real and I am so grateful for it.

It was fun, Creed and I ended sitting close by each other during the devotional. It was a pleasant surprise. This is the second time I have seen him. which is nice because he lives in Wyview. I will be able to see him every Sunday!!! yippee!

times up! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!
love you!!!!!

love orme chamanim

I can see you solo, solo, soloooo. Oooahhooo.

Anyanhasao Everyone! So, fridays are my pdays. Just fyi. The first few days have been really great!
So, the reason for the subject line….Guess what? I am a solo sister! And yes, you are probably thinking “what does that mean?” I don’t have a companion in my district. I am the only sister in a group of 6 other Elders. My companion is Sister Hoffman but she has been here for the past 3 weeks and she is in another district. The Elders in my district are the greatest! They are so kind and so sweet. They watch over me and take care of me. I love them! they are so cute and very spiritual young men. of course they are creedy’s age and so they seem like my little brothers. I either have to be with two or more of them, or with Sister Hoffman. Usually I spend more time with the Elders.

Sister Hoffman is sooo wonderful! She and I get a long very well and she has been very good to me. She is from Colorado and has flaming red hair. It is so beautiful. I live with two other sisters, Sister Bagley and Sister glauser. Kat knows sister glauser’s sister in their ward! Isn’t that a fun coincidence?

Since I am a solo sister, it is a little interesting. Sometimes we have to make exchanges or meet up with my companions to make sure that I am not alone. It’s kind of confusing to explain. I am with the elders most of the time and then with hoffman chomanim (sister) the rest of the time i am not with them. So, in korean we always have to say the name first and then sister/elder. that is why is is hoffman chomanim. i love it! korean is so exciting. it is hard but i am excited to learn more. the sisters speak so much korean and they have only been here for 3 weeks! that is going to be me!!!

wow. it really is amazing how much we learn. nim is also an honor form, so you add it when you are addressing people because you honor them all the time. but when you talk about yourself you never say nim. that is why my name will be orme chamay when i say it, but when others say it it will be orme chamanim. So, we have gone to a lot of meetings. They are really great but also really long so it is a little exhausting. We are starting to learn the Korean language. Wooh. It is hard but not as hard as i thought. At least that is what I think right now. Yesterday, I felt a little bit in despair because i was getting a little frustrated, but then I remembered that I am here for a reason and that I know I will learn this language but I shouldn’t expect to know everything now.

tonight we are supposed to teach an investigator in korean!!! aahhh! pray for me! i thought i was going to have to teach by myself because that is what i was told several times because I am a solo sister but then my teacher said that I could teach with two of the elders from my district. Elder Watson and elder butterfield. Watson is from Melbourne, Australia and Butterfield is from spring city, utah. they are probably my favorites. i shouldn’t but i do. they are the best and they watch out for me all the time. the other elders are amazing as well but these elders watch out for me more so. also i do spend more time with them anyway. i am going to switch so i can get to know all of them.

we met our branch presidency last night. it was awesome! One of the counselors is Brother and Sister Pierrton and they know the morrisons really well. Our Branch President is brother Yost. He was really kind and talked to the elders about me and their role in taking care of me. he said that it is hard to be a solo sister and so they should make me as comfortable as possible and also watch out for me and take care of me. i let him know they have been doing a wonderful job. he also wants them to answer to any special requests that i have. they all agreed and are very willing to do so.

Well, so far my experience in the MTC has been wonderful and such a blast! It has been fun to learn and also to become closer with my elders and sisters. I will write you next friday! I will have more to say then. Hey did you know that you can write me everyday and i would get the letter?? If you go to dearelder.com i can get that letter the same day, as long as you write before noon then it will get to me on the same day. so if you feel like writing, that would be great! haha. i want to hear how everyone is doing.

Ok, well I got to go!! Love you all!!!
Love, orme chamay

Entering the MTC

Hello! I’m just about to arrive into the Missionary Training Center. The blog is still under construction but more posts will be coming soon!

1 “Leaving on a jet plane”
2 Visiting the Brown Family cousins in Murray
3 The Brown Fam!
4 Visiting the Heimburger cousins in Midway
5 More Heimburgers
6 …And more cousins seeing us off. Thanks Jacob and Johnny!

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