Week 8: Christmas aftermath

Holy Crap it’s been an interesting couple of days. Awesome, but interesting nonetheless. Christmas was awesome. We always talk about growing closer to the Savior this time of year and how to do that. This year I finally got it. With little distractions, I was able to focus in on what Christmas meant to me and what it meant for all of humanity. How lucky are we to be able to have a whole month to celebrate Jesus Christ? December is such a wonderful time if we are able to minimize distractions and focus on the best parts of Christmas: Christ himself, and our families and friends we get to spend  time with. My Christmas was absolutely phenomenal. Completely lonely at times, but so special. There’s nothing like a Christmas in the mission field.

It’s been a little tough to actually get stuff done this week when it comes to getting ahold of people. It’s almost like families are together this time of year and would rather spend time with their families rather than 3 awkward white dudes from Utah who miss their families. Weird. We were able to do some service and to call some people and set up some lessons though, so that was nice. We have been meeting with a dude named DJ. He has come to church for a while. But he still has some concerns and reasons for hesitation when it comes to baptism. So if you will, pray for DJ this week. He’s literally the funniest dude and we’d love to see him GET DUNK’D. And, you know, receive Eternal Salvation too. 

We got transfer news this week! Our dear Elder Ross is leaving us tomorrow. I’m bummed to see him go, but am EXTREMELY grateful for the time I’ve had with him and the lessons he’s taught me as my trainer. We don’t know who will be replacing him yet, but I’ll update you on that next week. But I’ll still be here in Cape Girardeau for this transfer. Transfer news is exciting, isn’t it? It’s nerve-wracking also. But fun to have this energy and the winds of change at our backs.

That’s what I’d like to leave you all with this week. Change. Change is beautiful. The old saying is “The only thing constant IS change.” I love that. How boring would life be if we just stayed the same? Same scenarios all the time, same people all the time, same experiences, same outcomes. The thing is, we feel SAFE when it comes to things staying the same. Change is inherently scary. It has been for me and my family as we’ve been going through a change these past two months. But I’d love to be more open to change. 2020 has taught us to expect the unexpected. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves as individuals, and as a society. As we approach 2021 this week, lets decide if we are going to be open to the changes 2021 throws at us, or if we’re gonna be stubborn and try to keep things the exact same. If we can adapt and do the best with what we have, we’ll do alright. I love you all and wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


Elder Inkley


1.) A benadryl meme. 

2.) I can use people’s hair as my beard!

3.) A nice Christmas Nap

4.) I got a NICE head shaver that’s designed for bald heads. I’m so blessed. 

5.) Cape Kingdom Zone