Another Week in Ohio…

Dear Family and Friends,

Hello once again! Hows y’all doing? “Is you okay? Good cause I wanted to know.” (Glozell from youtube). Haha things seem to be going pretty great back at the wonderful home abode in Utah. That’s good. 🙂

This week was pretty fantastical! So here is what happened…

We went to the temple this week! SUPER AMAZING!! I love the temple. For realsies. It is just so peaceful and it is nice to relax a little and receive revelation and such.

Oct 2014 Temple Trip

We had a wonderful member take us, and after we had gotten in to Columbus, we stopped to get lunch. Well, our session started at 1:00, and it was probably like 12:10-12:15 when we stopped to get lunch. We didn’t go through the drive through, because we didn’t think it would take that long and that we would still get there with plenty of time to change before the session. Well, we stopped at Steak-n-Shake (super good food by the way), and they didn’t go fast. Thankfully it is really close to the temple, so we hurried and scarfed down our food when we got it, and then we rushed off to the temple. We made in time though! It was just a bit of a rush for a little bit. We learn from our mistakes right?? Don’t go out to eat with only 45 minutes before your session, unless you go through the drive through and you know that they will get the food to you fast. Or I guess you could just plan enough time ahead and leave that much earlier…Oh well.

DSCN0650[1]

We made it and it was awesome! I also slept a lot of the drive home, which was also super nice. It’s nice to get a nap in every once in a while.

Friday we went to a member’s house for a fall party that they were having. We had hamburgers and hotdogs and lots of other yummy foods and desserts.

FullSizeRender

We also had a fire that we got to go sit around and enjoy. It was so nice! These members live up in Germantown, kinda in the middle of nowhere, so Sister Origer and I parked the car down at the Germantown metropark (probably 1/2 a mile up the road). The metropark is a nice place that has some hiking trails and stuff. There are lots of trees and the fall colors were AMAZING!! We took lots of pictures. 🙂

DSCN0662[1] DSCN0667[1]

It was super nice and the closest thing that I could get to being at home and driving up the canyon to see the fall colors.

So, this is the last week of the transfer…..WHAT THE?? Can you believe that? Transfers are next week. This transfer has gone by so fast! Sister Origer and I are hoping that we stay together, since she will only have one transfer more after that. (That’s weird too…) Anyway, time is just flying by! We started talking to some members last night about Thanksgiving and having Thanksgiving dinner with them. I am so excited! It will be sad to not be with family, but it will be a neat experience spending one thanksgiving with the members out here.

As far as that report goes, there isn’t much else I wanted to tell y’all about. Things are going great out here! I love our investigators right now! WE are still teaching the awesome (J) and his two girls. One of them was going to come to church on Sunday, but she ended up getting sick in the middle of the night, so she didn’t. Bummer! We are also teaching a girl (D). She is only like 2 1/2 months older than me. We have a lot of fun with her! She used to be the Elders investigator, but she moved into our area, so we have been teaching her. We lost contact with her for like a month, but about 2 weeks ago or so, whenever conference was, we got in touch with her again and she is in a better environment/situation than she was before, so we have been seeing her a lot recently. We are working with her to help her be ready for baptism on Nov. 22nd. I am excited! Oh, also, our investigator (D) gave us a 30 day workout challenge. It’s called “Guns, buns, and abs” haha! We have been doing it though as part of our exercises in the morning and it is really good! We will see how much shape I am in by the end of these 30 days. haha.

So there is a little update on our investigators. I LOVE you all! Have a fantastic week. 🙂

Love,

Sister Palmer

 

Advertisements

Baptisms and Other Craziness…

My dear family and friends,

Holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Today has been a wonderful day of emails. I can’t even tell you how super happy I am right now. My little sister got baptized on Saturday and so I got to read all about it and see lots of pictures. aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Holy cow. It is so great to hear that things are going so wonderful at home. 🙂 I miss home, but not in a homesickness way (if that makes sense). It’s just good to hear that things are going good. 🙂

My week was awesome! Well, numbers wise it wasn’t, but overall it was. We had interviews on Thursday. Those were just fantastic!! Man I love President and Sister Porter. Interviews got really far behind though, so we were at the church for a really long time! But then we went and got ice cream afterwards, so that was really yummy. 🙂

Yesterday was the Sisters Conference. That was SO MUCH FUN!!! It was so great to see all of the sister missionaries that I have served with throughout my mission. I don’t think I ever realized the friendships that I would make on my mission, but there are quite a few sisters that I just love and we always have a good time together when we are around each other. 🙂

I hope you enjoy the pictures of the Sisters Conference. I was trying to get Sister Porter to take a picture with me and another sister, but she told me that I had been in too many pictures! haha. She eventually did take the picture, but I thought it was funny that she thought I was in too many pictures. I was though. I did a few photobombs. It was so fun though and I was in a really crazy mood. I was so exhausted afterwards because I had used all my energy to go crazy and have a good time. Hahaha don’t you just love those moments? Good times and good memories. Besides the fun though, the Spirit was really strong and we received a lot of good revelation. President and Sister Porter spoke to us and both of their thoughts were super powerful and awesome! Anyway, it was a great day. I realized though that a lot of my friends that I have made on my mission will be going home soon. The next like 4 transfers are going to be really hard because all of my good friends are going home…but then I only have like 2 more after that so I guess it will be okay. (crazy weird to think about right?? I mention all the time how fast time is going out here, but it is true! I will be home before y’all know it. :))

Anyway, tomorrow we go to the temple. I am so super excited! There is nothing better than the temple. I saw a video last week in between the sessions of conference and they were doing an update on the building of temples. The newly re-dedicated Ogden temple is SO PRETTY!! Holy cow. They also showed footage of the angel Moroni being placed on top of the Provo Tabernacle temple, which I am so super excited for! Anyway, the temple is great, and I am excited to go!

That’s about it for my updates. This week is going to be awesome. There are awesome things going on at home which makes me so super happy. I know that God is watching out for and protecting all of us and that he is blessing all of us with awesome things.

I love you guys all so much and continue to pray for you all. I hope you all have a fantastic week!

Love,

Sister Palmer

the pictures were taken at the Sisters Conference. Sisters Standage and Ison are two of my most favorite sister missionaries, so I make sure to get pictures with them. 🙂

Oct 2014 Sisters Conference #2

Sister Palmer and Sister Standage

Oct 2014 Sisters Conferenece #3

Sister Ison and Sister Palmer

CONFERENCE!!

Hello my wonderful family and friends!!

Okay, I am in such a great mood right now. Probably because today was an awesome emailing day. I got to hear from some of the people that I wanted to/needed to hear from, so now I can write my email to y’all.

So as you can tell from the subject of this email, conference was pretty great! I don’t have time to update on my actual thoughts on every talk and stuff, but overall it was pretty awesome! Sister Origer and I only watched one session at the church, and the other three sessions were at members’ homes. That was nice because it was as if I were at home, and I was able to sit on a nice couch and pay attention. Plus we got to eat a lot of yummy food while we sat and watched it. Just the way it should be. 😉

Satan was working very hard this weekend though…(stupid Satan). We tried so hard to get investigators to the church or to a member’s house to watch conference, and everything fell through. Ugh! I was so upset and frustrated by last night. There was a miracle though and that was that we were able to get in contact again with one of our investigators (D) who we haven’t heard from in like a month. I was super happy about that.

To add on to my anger that I had last night, just as I was starting to relax, I was heading over to the couch to lay down so that I could calm down a little. Just as I was about to lay down, I noticed a GIANT spider on the wall….ewww. I hate spiders and this one was big. After Sister Origer and I finally got it killed, it became a funny experience, and it was nice to have something to laugh about, but in the moment I didn’t like it. There is another experience to illustrate how much God knows and loves us. He knew that I wouldn’t survive in the jungles of Brazil with all of those crazy bugs. Haha okay then…

We went on exchanges this week and that was a lot of fun! I went out with Sister Summers. We always have a blast when we are on exchanges. We did a ton of walking that day, but it felt so good! Sometimes it is just super nice to walk a ton and to get tons of exercise. 🙂

The weather out here is getting so cold! I can’t even stand it. I don’t know why I am getting so cold right now. The weather hasn’t really bothered Sister Origer at all…My body just needs to warm up.

So this week we have interviews with President and Sister Porter. I am so excited! I love interviews. Next week we have a sisters conference up in Cincinnati, which I am also super excited about and we also have the TEMPLE!! Nothing gets better than that. 🙂

Well, I love you all folks! Have a fantastic week!
Love,

Sister Palmer