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Week 34- General Conference

Hello Dearest Friends and Family!
What a great week filled with inspiring and uplifting talks. I want to write all of my thoughts and feelings for every talk but alas there is not a lot of time. I wanted to go over the themes that I thought were throughout the general conference. There is a lot.
-Be firm and Steadfast in Christ. As we become more firm in him we are able to use his atonement. Through his atonement everything is made right. We are healed and taken care of by the atonement. Oh how ever grateful am I for the sacrifice that Christ did for us. There is no way that we would be able to move along in life without the Atonement. I know that it heals, comforts, strengthens, and builds us up to become who Heavenly Father knows we can be.
-Have your eyes toward the Temple. The temple is an expression of God’s love for us. We are able to feel his hand in our lives more as we attend the temple. Temples are a blessing for us and is a place of refuge from the world. We feel peace and the Holy Ghost more powerful there than in any other place.
On thursday our ward had a picnic! We hiked up a mountain and ate food at the top. It was a blast! One of our investigators was able to come!
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It was beautiful! Family, we are going when we come to Miryang!
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At the top there is this old fashioned fire signal structure for war. It reminds me of Lord of the Rings. It was so amazing!
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-Be ready to stand and have courage to be firm. As the world is ever so changing it is important that we stand strong and firm in our beliefs. I know that this gospel has always and ever will be a blessing in my life and in the life of those around me. I see the blessings of it everyday. I see it as it touches people’s hearts as they become willing to follow the Lord because they know it is right. I like the quote by C.S. Lewis: “Courage is every form of virtue and the test of all things”. What a great quote. I love it and hope that every time there is a need for courage that we are able to use it and stand firm. The lord is always there for you.
-Know that God loves you and he wants to give you blessings. He will answer your prayers. I believe this to be very true. I saw it in my life this week. I had questions that desperately needed to be answered. Through my prayers, and through our leaders my questions were answered. I cannot describe the joy that I felt as I recieved those answers. I know that because God loves me, and loves each and every one of us, he wanted me to feel comfort and receive answers to my questions. I am forever grateful to the Lord. I know he is ever mindful of us. It is us that have to recognize his hand in our lives. Life is not easy but as we see the positive things that have happened in our life, those bad parts go away and seem less important. I know that this time is for us to grow and learn. We are being refined and becoming our full potential. I know everything happens for a reason. I know that as we strive to learn and grow from what life throws at us we will be able to come out stronger and more powerful then ever before.
-Prepare our testimony to become a strong testimony. We need to daily make our testimony stronger. We cannot uplift others if we are not uplifted ourselves. As we strengthen our testimony we are able to understand the reasons for all things and why this life is so important. We are here to prepare to meet God and also prepares ourselves to live with him again.
-Share our light with others. We share our light with others so they can be blessed as well. I hope and pray that every person I meet in this life sees that light within me. I strive to make them feel important and loved. As we add more light to our light, we are able to strengthen and share our light with others.
-Do family history work because we are eternal. Family History work is so important. I find it’s significance in the fact that we all can become an eternal family. I am grateful that the Lord has provided a way for us to be together as a family forever and to be able to see those loved ones, who have passed away, again. I know that we will see those who have passed away and we will be able to be with them again. I think of my grandparents on both my parent’s sides. I cannot wait to be able to see them again and rush into their arms again. I am grateful that there is no end to this life but it continues and it continues with our loved ones.
-Listen to the Lord’s Servants. As life gets harder and more difficult it is becoming more and more important to listen to the Lord’s servants. The Lord’s Servants have the voice of the Lord. “Whether it is by my own voice, or by the voice of my servants, it is the same” (Bible- Amos 3:7). The Lord speaks through his servants. They speak the word’s of the Lord. The Lord is giving us guidance and counsel. We will be protected and taken care of, if we heed their voices.
-Obedience. Why do we need to obey God’s Commandments? I think the Lord knows better than we do. I believe that to be true. As we remain obedient, we are able to recieve all the blessings that the Lord wants to give us. I know that as we strive to be as obedient as we can, we will be more blessed than we could ever imagine.
-Prayer and Scripture Study. Daily Prayer and Scripture study will be a shield of protection. I know that through prayer and scripture study we can receive answers to all of our questions. Our questions of the truth of this church can be answered by prayer and scripture study. We cannot know if this church is true, without these things.
-Distractions and Choices. The world is becoming ever more distracting as there is more technology and things to be busy and distracted with. What is the most important? Are we making choices that help us for good or for bad? There are always good choices but what is the best choice? I am always reminded daily of what is the best choice as we plan our day. I know that as we choose good choices our life will be blessed and we will be happy.
I have had so many questions answered and confirmed to me this week because of General Conference. I am grateful for the inspiration of church leaders because I know that the Lord loves us so much that he wants us to feel comfort and wants us to receive answers to our questions. In the Women’s Conference I loved watching the cute little koreans and I couldn’t feel more amazed and happy that I have been called to teach the Korean people. They are so special to me. I know this is where I am supposed to be.
Here is a link to Conference if you want to listen and/or read. I know that everyone who listens will be blessed. You can listen and/or read it in any language!
I was reading an article in a church magazine called The Liahona. There was a story in there that I really liked. The main person in this story is a man. His wife was a member of this church and he supported her and sometime would come. He loved bringing the missionaries over to bash them with questions and tell them how wrong they were. He thought he was close to getting to be with his family all sunday rather then it being filled with religion. One night as the missionaries were talking to him, he was bashing them so much that the missionaries said they couldn’t teach him because he wasn’t willing to listen. That same night he looked at the Book of Mormon on the table and said to himself “This book is either going to change my life or I will have just wasted a few minutes trying to find out”. As he was reading he felt the power of this book and believed it to be true. It had changed his life and the life of his family. He eventually joined the church and his been a blessing ever since then.
I know this church is true! I am so grateful for missionary work. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I am grateful for the power, strength, and comfort that come out from reading the Book of Mormon.
I LOVE YOU ALL TONS!!!
Love, Sister Orme
One more thing. This talk is great for people who are wondering why we do missionary work!
Love you all!
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Can I just stick my hand in your armpit, it is really cold! – Sister Hoffman

Hello Family and Friends-

Sister Hoffman just asked me the above question while we were emailing. So, it had to be the subject line.

Well, I am finally better from my cold. I still have a little cough and a sometimes I need to blow my nose but I feel fantastic!

This week has been really great. My Korean is getting tons better and it feels great! We have such cute natives and they are so wonderful!!!!!!

Creed left this week. We had a wonderful Sunday together. We had about 3 hours together which was superb! We had dinner together, then we just hung out afterward. We shared our testimonies in our languages and took pictures. Definitely black mail worthy pictures. Don’t you worry Derek. Creed might send them to you. Afterward we went to the devotional together. It was just so nice being able to spend time with him. I cried a little. I am going to miss him but I know this is the time for us to be on missions and we are exactly where Heavenly Father wants us to be. We took one last photo together. Then He had to run off and catch his bus. The funny thing is when he hugged me, he hugged me soo hard my belt broke. A saint of an Elder fixed it for me and it works perfectly well. We call him the Wizard because he can fix ANYTHING! No joke, we don’t know how he does it but he is magical. When I asked permission to set up a meeting with my brother our zone president told me that I shouldn’t hide the fact that siblings can meet but I shouldn’t boast about it and show off what I was allowed to do. So that is what can happen at the MTC if you ever want to see your sibling before you go. He told me that we were an unusual case but he was happy to give me the permission to be with him.

We have had really good speakers this week that just spoke all the right words. I don’t have much time to right it all down but I know that Heavenly Father is always there for anyone. He will bless you immensely as long as you work hard and you follow his commandments. He is so good.

One of the biggest things that I have done this week to promote my faith was by doing the Attribute Activity in the PMG (the missionary Preach My Gospel manual). I suggest EVERYONE do that. Please do it. It will bless your life. It is a good measurement of where you stand. I decided to just start with the first attribute of Christ, which was faith. Wow, I learned so much and wrote pages and pages of things that I felt and was thinking throughout my study. Please do it. It will open your eyes of what you need to work on and will strengthen your faith, or any attribute of Christ you want to work on. It is somewhat personal but I know my thoughts will help others if I share them. This is what I wrote in my journal: “It looks like I need to develop my faith more. Especially about believing it can produce miracles. I believe i can bring miracles but i need to believe i=that i can create miracles, through Heavenly Father of course, in my life according to my faith. I know I need to be a little more confident in myself to be a vessel of the Lord. I know I have really good faith, I trust in the Lord and know he will help me. Ether 12:6 is really powerful. I know that I won’t see the miracle until after the trial of my faith. Hebrews 11:1 “…faith is the substance (assurance) of things hoped for…” Faith is assuring. I know faith can make me whole, or anyone whole for that matter. Faith and doubt/fear cannot embody your mind at one time. As long as I have only faith on my mind, I can’t doubt or fear. From now until the end of my life I want to say I had enough faith to say i fought the good fight, i have finished my course, i have kept the faith. I will strive to make sure I will work for faith. Faith without works is dead. By works is faith made perfect. I need more confidence in myself to have full confidence in  the Lord. Faith comes from righteousness. If i am exactly obedient, there is no room for error. I know that perfect faith comes from perfect knowledge. I need to gain more knowledge and strive to be more like Jesus. If I strive to be the best I can, strive to be as obedient as I can, my faith will grow. 2 Nephi 25: 29 As long as I believe/worship Christ with all my might, mind and strength my faith will grow. I can obtain my faith through Christ. Jesus Christ works through the hearts of the people. By the power of the Holy Ghost can our faith be strengthened. Knowledge, trust, diligence, and enduring to the end will help our faith grow (Mosiah 4:6). The Atonement works miracles. The Atonement is essential to everything. Belief in ALL of God, who he is and what he is strengthens our faith (Mosiah 4:9). We can’t comprehend everything that he has for us, but in due time we will know. We just need to trust in him.

I had many more thoughts but I don’t have enough time to write it all down.

FYI mom. We have the missionary bags and the XX came as well. I gave the vitamins to creed and creed gave me my bag on sunday. Thank you soooooooooo much mom!!! i Love the bag and was sooooo excited to use it. It looks awesome and is such a cool bag. It has so many nooks and crannys for everything!! i just love it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the best!

Sorry I will write what my schedule is like next week. I will write to you all the rest of the things you wanted to know. I love you all!

Sadly, this monday Sister Hoffman, Bagley, Glauser, and a lot of other missionaries are leaving this monday. Which is sad and sort of depressing. Apparently, I get to have a say of who my new companion will be. I will keep you up to date!!!

Sister Glauser, Sister Hoffman, and I
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Sister Glauser, an Elder, and I
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Trust in the LORD! He is always there for you and will help you with everything that you need. JOSHUA 1:9. Remember that promise everyday.

I LOVE YOU ALL. YOU ARE ALL THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pray for you all. Let me know if there is anything else you need me to pray about because prayers from missionaries are powerful. I am not being self rightious haha. In general prayers from missionaries are powerful.

Goodbye! Walk in faith this week! Figure out what you can learn better this week. Seriously, do the PMG Attribute Activity and then study what you need to work on. You will be blessed!

Love, Orme Chamay