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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!
It was beautiful! Family, we are going when we come to Miryang!
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!
-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.
Love, Sister Orme
One more thing. This talk is great for people who are wondering why we do missionary work!
Love you all!

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, Sister Orme

“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.