Tag Archives: LDS mission

we are finding many great men who are leading their families

29 Mar

Spring here is Fall, So we are in Fall now which is nice, I felt like we have been blessed lately, it hasn’t been quite as hot, it’s been in the 80s recently, I think I have been able to stop sweating so much also, which is great, I remember at the beginning of my mission I was literally dripping sweat all day every day.

I don’t actually have to bad of a farmers tan, though my arms are much darker than my belly, it’s a gradual transition, but you will be able to see even a tie tan line.

Yes I heard about Eve I’m excited for her, we write each week, I can tell she´ll do great.

I am super excited for David and Camden too, it is true that every super hero needs a side kick.

I think I only miss the cold and the water for now, it would be nice to jump in a pool about now haha

I keep a journal but I have negligent a little for a couple months but I was writing every day, we have a lot less time as Zone Leader to write, but I’ll whip myself back into shape for that.

This week was excellent, we had so much fun, we taught so many great people, a lot of new people visited the church this week, and it seems we are finding many great men who are leading their families, that a nice change, the lord really is preparing this area to open a branch, the stake wants to open a branch, and just skip the step of group, so they will get ready to open the branch this year, and the lord is preparing the leaders.

I will have many stories to share that even if I give a thousand talks I won’t use them all up.

I hope you all stay warm and happy, I’m so grateful for my family, it’s the best.

I love you all so much, Com Amor, Elder Inman

it’s incredible to see the faith of the people

15 Mar

Well the number of people going to church from this city is always growing, and it’s incredible to see the faith of the people that are willing to go to another city to visit a church they had never known before when there are so many other churchs right next to them. This week we had one more baptism and we hope to have baptisms each week here, I’m not sure if I’ll stay here but I sure would be happy if I did, I think it’s the best area in the mission now, funny, it was one of the worst when I arrived. We have so many people that are so great and that have so much desire to find the truth, we have a few families that I can see as the future bishops and leaders of the church here, but unfortunately it will be hard to open a new branch because they are wanting to stop expanding and start strengthening what we have in this area, but I still have hope they will open a branch here soon. I have had such a great week we had very good numbers this week, and we are seeing the results of our hard work.

I will have a lot of stories to tell after the mission because I just don’t have the time to tell them here, but I have some good ones from this week. I also got a letter from one of my recent convert families, it was awesome, it said that they are all great, that she is now teaching seminary and gospel principals, that her mom is in a calling in the library and her aunt is in a calling in public relations and is planning a service project, and that her cousin got the priesthood and is passing the sacrament, it amazes me how well established they already are, it was a great treat to read about that.

Also, the president showed us a bunch of new church material that is prepared to help the missionaries get back in to life and success really quick, and he said that it isn’t necessary to think about our plans for after the mission until the day we get on the plane. I will think and pray about Utah though.

I love you all so much and hope you have a great week.

I also loved the pics

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I love how great the work is here

8 Mar

(mar 2nd) 

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Well it looks like you have already seen the pictures from my week, haha it was a great week, I love how great the work is here. We hope to have baptisms each week now,

I love the mission, and it goes by faster and faster, I am getting better and better though, I haven’t lost any steam here, I will go hard to the end. We are having a lot of success. I can’t wait to see a branch open here.

I hope that all goes well and that it isn’t to difficult to say bye to your Sister, I know sometimes members cry when a good missionary leaves. Also I will worry about the whole writing people thing when I get back, I couldn’t possibly be the one to start writing someone.

I hope that things continue to go well there I will pray for you all, and I am happy to hear about eves success too.

i hope you have a great week.

Com Amor, Elder Inman

(Feb 23rd)

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This week was awesome, although the other Elder was sent to another area already.

We had 13 at church this week and we should have a few baptisms this week.

I have found that each week we are having more and more success and time is flying more and more quickly.

We have worked a lot more with the members this week and we are doing a few activities in their houses, we also were invited to the birthday party of one of our investigators and I gave her a dollar bill, that a good present here in Brazil, and it was the only dollar bill I had.

It may be cold there but it is very hot here, though we did get some pretty good rain storms that was nice to cool off.

I love the mission and can’t wait to tell you all all the fun stories.

Have a great week

Com Amor, Elder Inman

(Feb 16th) 

We are now in a threesome, the president was praying and he felt like this elder can learn something important with us to change his mission.mar20152

We are having such a great time here, we had 14 people visit the church this week and many more that wanted to but couldn’t because of it being the week of Carnaval.

By the way, Carnaval is from Satan.

The families are progressing well for the marriage and the baptism, I will return for when they get sealed in the temple. The man could be a future bishop, or stake president with this type of family, they are great.

I am having such a great time and I will pray that you all have a great week.

Com Amor, Elder Inman

we will have many baptisms here

15 Feb

I believe it is close too  , the President made this area the zone leaders area so that we can really work well here and open this branch, if it was the president’s choice it would already be open. We had 20 people visit the church this week, 11 from here, it was incredible, we will have many baptisms here, we have two families which are preparing to get married here, so that they can get baptized, it take 30 days here to get married, so it will be a month, but one of them is make huge sacrifices to have the wedding sooner, it’s incredible, they could wait to get married a few months and it would be cheaper, but the want me to be here to see it so they are willing to pay more than a thousand dollars. The picture is a picture of that family. So much is happening and I’m very excited. I am also inspired by your focus in doing a kind act each day, I will try to do the same. And I loved it in the past when I had my date with the parents, that’s so fun.feb2015IIIfeb2015iifeb2015

I hope you all have a great week.

Com Amor, Elder Inman

I think they will open a branch here any minute

8 Feb

(Feb 2nd, 2015)

I am very glad to see the great week that you guys had, a baptism is the best thing that can happen, and I’m glad dad got the chance to do it. Also I’m glad that you guys are having fun in Burris, I bet Danni and Enoch are doing great there, and that you danced very well also (referring to Bill & Kristie chaperoning homecoming). 

I will begin to try to plan out everything a little more. But that sounds like a fun possibility (Referring to rooming with Matt Shrack).

This week was transfers for us, I wasn’t transferred but my companion was and my new companion will be zone leader with me here in Sendar Canedo, Presidente sees a lot of possibility here, I think they will open a branch here any minute. Each week we have more people visiting the church from here, the Family was there, but they need to get married, but they all accepted to be baptized, it will be very cool. I am excited by the missionary work and hope that you guys are feeling the blessings by my service and that you all can continue having great missionary experiences. Love you all so much

Also we had a fun experience, when i arrived here we gave a box of chocolate to the bishops wife with a note of thanks, she recently had a baby so i hadn’t seen her much, but one month latter she said she was so happy to receive our present and she wanted to give us lunch, so she did and the bishop has seen our great work and he told us that we have gained his confidence and wants to work a lot more in the missionary work, something that has never happened before, so was sat down for a while just to discuss ideas about what we can do to help the ward move forward and open a branch in Senador Canedo, it was realy good.

Com Amor, Elder Inman

(Jan 26th, 2015)  Jan 2015Well it does look like I have managed to extend my time on the mission, he didn’t let me extend one more year but at least I have one more month, so yes it will be June 4th. I hope that doesn’t ruin any of your plans back home, I am certain that this will bless you guys a lot back home. It is fun to see the pictures, I can’t believe how much Enoch has grown, and it’s good to see Eve hasn’t gotten chunky from all that Utah food.

I am so glad that dad does such a great job in his church service, he is a great example for me, and many Brazilians know him here, both for his beautiful art and for his great example. I used him to give a talk this week. We also had 6 people visiting church this week, a large family, they could be one of the families of my dream to baptize, they are so great, and there was a talk given perfect for them, I sure do hope that they decide to be baptized together. Danilo also received the priesthood that was cool.

Also the American was at church, which was fun, he loves it here, it looks like they are planning to stay.

I do love the mission and life, though they are not easy, I hope and pray that many blessing are being sent your way. I love you guys so much.

Com Amor, Elder inman

This was one more amazing week.

15 Dec

Well this week is transfers and I was transferred so I still don’t know where or with whom I will be, but I will know this week, I imagine that I will be doing it around 3 or 4 o´clock.     I am sad to be leaving but we had a great district conference and we had an amazing baptism. I don’t know how I got to be blessed to see the conversion of such an amazing family. We didn’t get to do much during the week, our work was more for the next week because to conference was in rio verde and the bus only had space for 50 so we didn’t invite our investigators. But rio verde has grown so much, I am very glad to see how close this district has gotten to be a stake. I also have loved to see this branch grow so much. I feel like I am leaving family behind here.

You guys can start to talk one with another to see who would like to go with me when I return to visit every one, preferably during the Olympics., I will need money but I have places to stay for free, people willing to give food, and I speak the language. Man! I love the mission. And I will get home running, no need to stop till the end. I love you all. Com Amor, Elder Inmandec 2014 4dec 2014 3

 

 (Dec. 8th)

We have been cut on how much time we have to use the computer, that’s why the email was a little shorter, but I will write you first for now on.

First I will respond your question, yes they do have black Friday, but it is not quite like ours, they just raise the price before and bring it back down to the normal price, and they have it a few times each year.

I will look to see if I can find a cool Brazilian nativity, that would be cool.

It is weird to see some of the others returning already, I feel so bad for them, it is not very common for Americans here to have their parent pick them up, but it does happen, I do see a few.

Yes we can use google and we have transfers this next week so I will have to wait till then to schedule our time. And luckily it has been much cooler here lately, very good.

Well this week really was amazing, we had the 5 baptisms, and the sisters had 1 so that was 6 baptisms and 6 confirmations, that was a blast, and it made an impression on the branch. One of the young men in the ward said the equivalent in his testimony, ´´I´ve never seen so many confirmations, I mean that’s like crazy´´

The baptisms were more from the families we had baptized the first month I was here and 3 weeks ago, it I so cool to see those families grow in the church, the young woman who was baptized 3 weeks ago said she had been fasting to see her family be baptized and finally got to see it, she was also called as the Gospel principle teacher, this week we will have the baptism of her aunt.

One more cool thing that happened this week was we helped a wounded parrot, the other elders found it on the street, and we gave it a house for one night waiting for the president to get him, it was fun, and he even began to repeat us.

I hope you have a great week, Com Muito Amor, Elder Inmandec 2014 1dec 2014

 

(Dec. 1st)

Another great week, we had pamonhas and chocolate cake for thanksgiving, we have some great people that live here. And this week we had the baptism of one of the grandchildren of the woman that was baptized 2 months ago, it was great, we had 32 investigators visit the branch this week and an increase of 55 people in our frequency this week, many miracles are always happening and we can see that the lord is preparing the people that will help this branch grow very quickly, I love this work, I am excited for the baptism that we will have in the following week, I get more and more excited each week to be part of this work, the Lord is close. I hope you all had a great week and that you can find joy in each moment. Love you all very much.dec 2014 2

Com Amor, Elder Inman

This was one of the greatest weeks of my life

17 Nov

That is a simple recipe (pizza dough), the only problem is that there is now way to know what temperature the oven is at, it only has high, medium and low, the blessing of gas ovens, old gas ovens. But I will try it out.

I think I walked more than David in his whole mission in just one week here, it’s incredible how much we walk, it’s very normal for me to walk many miles each day, and sometimes I need to run, literally run, though we are always walking at a running pace, I felt bad for my companion when he arrived, I think he suffered a little adapting to walking so fast.

This was one of the greatest weeks of my life, I loved each minute, the lord is blessing this ward very much. When I arrived here the attendance frequency was the high 60´s and low 70´s, it had jumped up to the low 90´s and this week for ward conference it was 120, we had 23 investigators, many miracles, who were present to hear the amazing talk given by Pres. Souza. All enjoyed it. my companion and I were blessed with the ability to pass our goals. We did have a great baptism, it was one of the greatest I have ever seen, the young woman that was baptized is extremely amazing.

I will check about the Google hangout and see what happens.

Thank you for your prayers and all you do for me I will remember you all in my thoughts and actions.

Also I have a huge testimony of praying and fasting, I will never go without it.

I hope you all have a great week.

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