For reals, I have never been so happy to do laundry IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! We only have an hour for emails, which seems like a long time, but apparently lots of people love me and I got like 13 and it took some time to read them. So first off I'd like to tell you people how AWESOME the Garrett family is! On my second day here I got a package of fudge from Elder Garrett's family in Washington and my third day here I got six envelopes filled with LOTS of letters Elder Garrett's been writing me while on his mission. My district was SO JEALOUS!!!! Hahaha. Letters are like GOLD around here!!! Every time our district leader (Elder Harlan who's actually Sister Marfield's nephew) goes to get our mail we sing "HERE'S THE MAIL IT NEVER FAILS IT MAKES ME WANNA WAG MY TAIL, WHEN IT COMES I WANNA WAIL MAAAAAAAIIIIILLLL" from Blue's Clues because, you know...MAAAAAAIIIIL!!!

So, I absolutely love my district and my zone and my incredible teachers!! I am learning SO MUCH and practicing a TON and I LOVE IT!!! The MTC is really the happiest place on the whole earth. The Spirit is so strong here!!! I love being a missionary and I love learning how to bring others to Christ.

In other news, some Elders in my district have rewritten Twinkle twinkle little star into Twinkle, twinkle, Sister Hinkle. It's pretty funny. It's beautiful out here and I'm so excited that I get to be around all of these mountains for my whole mission!! Everyone is so nice, I have the SWEETEST branch presidency (and their wonderful wives) My companions and I have been called to be Sister Training Leaders, which means we get to help take care of the new girls that entered our zone yesterday. They are such cute girls!!! Oh, Mom and Dad, remember how you were joking that I'd have a companion who's allergic to cats and my pillow would make her have a reaction? Foresight. THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. 

My companions (I have two, by the way) are Sister Knecht (connect) and Sister Smith. I LOVE THEM! Instant best friends!!! There are only 7 of us in my district, four Elders, us three Sisters. Only Elder Dean and Elder Harlan and I are going to Salt Lake South, the others are going to Colorado Denver South. There are some other Elders in my zone that are going to Salt Lake, too.

I miss everybody, but mostly I miss all of my nieces are nephews!!! I think about them a LOT! I''m pretty focused, though. I'm so excited. Us missionaries going to SLCS are taking the train up to South Jordan on Wednesday morning, I'll be in the field by 7 am on Wednesday morning!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! I'm having tons of fun, and I'm growing so much. We get to go to the temple this afternoon!! Sorry for no pictures!! I haven't gotten my cord (that I still can't believe I left at home) in the mail yet. I love all of you (please share this with our family.. ESPECIALLY MEMA!). I keep you in my prayers! 

I know God lives, I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lives. I love Them and I will do all that They ask of me. I know this is the true Church, the very same that Jesus Christ established when He walked upon the earth. I am merely a servant in Their hands. They love each and EVERY one of us, and I know that if we apply the things that the scriptures teach us in our lives, then we will know the truth of them. I know that every hurt can be healed because of the Atonement.

Monday is my next preparation day. I promise to write individual emails then! I'm almost out of time, and all the Elders in our district are begging us Sisters to go to eat lunch. Hahaha :)


Sister Hinkle



MTC (until Nov 6, 2013)

Sister Elizabeth Anne Hinkle
2009 N 900 E Unit 105
Provo UT 84602

Mission Home (after Nov 6)

Sister Elizabeth Anne Hinkle
Utah Salt Lake City South Mission
8060 S 615 E
Sandy, UT 84070
United States




Today's the day! Kinda.

So, in a couple of hours I'm going to be set apart as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...I'm feeling pretty ALSLAFIO;SADL;KAAS;LKAFLF!!! Is that an emotion? It should be! I spent my last day of doing normal stuff running errands for my parents, talking Nathan's ear off with my super cool stories for an hour or so, chilling at Mariah's house, and eating a plethora of cheese.

 It's weird thinking that tomorrow will be the last time I see Buckhannon for 18 months. Or Pinterest. I LOVE YOU PINTEREST! On Saturday I'll travel to Utah and hang out with my parents there until Wednesday the 23rd when I enter the Missionary Training Center in Provo!! I'm so excited to be a missionary!!!! AAAH!

Tomorrow my addresses will be put on this website, my Facebook, and my Twitter.

Don't forget about me! I'll miss everybody! :) See ya in 18!!



Like two weeks, guys.

Aaaaaaalrighty! I've decided to set this thing up while I'm on my mission, it's going to be a place where people can come and see my weekly updates. In a couple of weeks I'm going to leave the green hills of West Virginia and head out to Utah, where I'll be spending the next year and a half teaching people about our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, and our loving Heavenly Father! The gospel is the most precious gift I have ever received, in high school I decided that I wanted to share this wonderful gift with as many others as I can. What better way to do this than serve a mission?! I am so excited to be a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I know that it's true and I can't wait to teach people all about it, not just for 18 months, but for my entire life!

 While on my mission, I can't actually post on here myself, so my home girl Mariah is going to be updating it for me! Yaaay Mariah! I love her so bad.
Precious, aren't we?

 So anyways, if anything weird happens on here you know who to blame! Only kidding... half kidding. ;)

Other than that, all I have to say is I hope everyone can take something away from here! I hope my experiences can help you out in some way, make you laugh, teach you something, or even just let you know I'm alive. Haha.

Oh, and maybe, possibly, if you feeeeel like it, shoot me a letter! Or an email! Or a package! I'll do my best to respond to you! My addresses will be posted closer to my entering date.

Have a happy day!