Peach my Gospel

Southern Speaking from September 2015 to March 2017

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

1.20.16 Blessings from above

Hey y'all! It was another incredible week here in Kennesaw! Hope all is well and that you are staying warm!

Tuesday morning was lots of fun as we had to get up extra early and bundle up to go outside and hand wash our car for zone conference. You see, we tried to do it on Monday but it was "to cold" for the south and they were closed! haha #onlyinthesouth
Then we got ready and headed to zone conference! It was amazing as always, there were some great
trainings and the trio was united once again!(: A focus of zone conference was baptismal invites so of course we had to role play! Sister Christensen and I got to role play together and it was so cool! The spirit was so strong and it felt like we were back in mission prep. She is such an incredible missionary and we have both grown so much! We talked about how mission culture and how we can be better as a mission. We are working on becoming a Preach My Gospel mission. I am so grateful for Preach My Gospel, I have gained such a strong testimony of it and know that it is truly inspired! I loved zone conference and am so grateful to be apart of GANM! 
This is Tammie inserting what Sis. Christensen wrote in her email home... 
Sister Hosman and I were able to sit together at lunch and it was SO nice to sit and catch up with her! We were even able to role play baptismal invites together! It brought us back to when we both did our first role play ever with Kimo being our investigator in mission prep class. Wow, we've come a long way! The Lord truly does strengthen us!  She is so poised and so bold and so loving. It was so fun to be with her. We saw Elder Woodwell but he kept his distance haha. I don't want to embarrass him either but we'll have to make sure to get a picture of the three of us sometime.

After zone conference we met with Justin who was feeling a bit nervous about his baptism, we talked about patience and how essential Faith in Jesus Christ is. Faith in Jesus Christ includes faith in His promises!  Justin asked me to speak at his baptism and I am so excited! He told me that he has been taking the lessons for 3 years but that no other sister missionary has been able to get through to him the way I have. It was so cool and I have come to love him so much! He is the sweetest kid and has such a big heart! I have seen him grow so much and feel so honored and humbled to teach him! I LOVE being a missionary! It is the most rewarding work and makes me so happy!(: Then we met with Elizabeth and she is so amazing! Her testimony grows more and more everyday and she is so strong! She is so excited to serve a mission and it makes me so happy!(:

Wednesday was exchanges so Sister Kafu came her to big shanty! We had lots of lessons and it was super fun! That morning we had lessons with Laurissa and Jocelyn. We talked to Jocelyn about her patriarchal blessing and it was awesome! She has so many great things ahead of her and I'm so happy for her! Then we went to lunch with Jessie and
Elizabeth which was awesome! We went to O Charley's and it was delicious, it was free pie Wednesday which was fantastic! After lunch we did some contacting which was wonderful! It has been a bit of a drought but campus is finally a lives again! Next we had a lesson with Justin, he is feeling a bit nervous for his baptism. He got on YouTube and was watching some videos when one inside a temple sealing showed up. He had some concerns and it was so sad. It broke my heart that someone would that but we all have our agency. We were able to answer his questions and he was feeling better. That night we had a great lesson with Miles about teaching and learning the gospel. Sister Kafu is so great and I look up to her so much! She goes home in 3 weeks and I am so grateful I was able to get to know her and learn so much from her! She is an incredible missionary and will do great things!

Thursday it was back to me and Sister Blair rocking Big Shanty! We started off the day at the food pantry which is always the best! We had a really cool miracle that afternoon. It really started that morning when we were making some plans and made an appointment for Wednesday's morning but for some reason both felt we would need to reschedule it, for some reason it wouldn't work out. We went on with our day not thinking much about it. We were headed to a lesson with
Justin when we saw him going the opposite way, he was headed to the commons to eat but said we could meet now and he would eat later. For some reason I just felt like he should go eat now, that we had something to do however I had no idea what. We also had Elizabeth has a team up for the lesson but just told her to come to the commons. We walked away and we standing in front of the commons looking around when I noticed a girl sitting at a table alone and she was crying. We walked over and started talking to her, she was new to KSU and was having a rough day. Her name is Sarah and she is struggling with school and going through some really hard things.  She doesn't know much about God or any religion. We stated talking to her about the Book of Mormon and that God is her loving heavenly father with Elizabeth walked over. It was so perfect, god is in the details! We had an awesome lesson with her and she accepted the invitation to read the BoM! We are meeting with her again this next week and I am so excited! She is the sweetest girl! That night we had an awesome lesson with Elizabeth and Jocelyn! The Brooks came to get us for dinner and we were just finishing up when they invited Jocelyn and Elizabeth to come along! They took us to this delicious Italian place and it was SO much fun! It was a fantastic day!

Friday was a fabulous day!! In the morning we had a great lesson with Jocelyn on the plan of salvation. She really is such an amazing girl and has such a strong testimony. You can physically see a difference in her since she was baptized and I am so happy for her. The plan of salvation is so beautiful and brings the spirit so strong. After that we went to institute which was on the eternal family and it was great! Brother Rader is such an incredible teacher and is so passionate. We talked about prophets and the proclamation to the family. I am so grateful for prophets who lead and guide us.  The proclamation to the family is such a testimony that they are truly called of God. After that we had a lesson with Justin, he is doing better and is looking forward to next week! Next we did tables which was the best thing ever!! It was us, Will, Elizabeth, leighton and Jocelyn, best team ever! We were on fire and it was so cool to see Elizabeth and Jocelyn just go for it. They are going to be such amazing missionaries! We were able to talk to over 150 people and introduce them to the church. We got 10 new investigators and it was just so great! It was freezing but it didn't matter, I couldn't stop smiling all afternoon. After we finished we all went to the commons and had dinner together which was way fun! That night we had two great lessons with Haylie and Brittney! It was an awesome day and I went to bed absolutely EXHAUSTED but

Saturday morning we were back at the food pantry and of course it was awesome! We always have so much fun and it is the best way to start the day! We were able to talk to some great people and after we went to our Methodist grandparents for a true southern breakfast! Oh my goodness!! It was so delicious!! We had homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs, hash browns and fried apples!! Hosman family, no worries I already told them they would have to make it when we came back to visit! We spent the afternoon weekly planning but it was super awesome with all our new investigators and campus being back alive! We have another great week ahead of us and I am so excited!

Sunday we had a special regional conference for the southern states and it was so awesome! There were some incredible talks and a focus on family and temples! I miss going to the temple so much and can't wait to see the new beautiful Provo city temple! That makes the grand total, 150 temples! How great is that? "Every time a temple is build and dedicated it weakens Satans power!" I am so grateful for the temple and that peace that it provides! I hope to be able to work in the temple when I return home.

After regional conference we went over to the Mourdocks for lunch and it was way fun! We had to hurry off to a lesson with Riley but it went so well! We talked about the 10 commandments and she opened up to us a lot. We were able to get to know her a lot better and she promised to come to church this next week and hear me speak! After that we went and had a lesson with Justin, he is doing better but you can definitely see the power of the adversary working so strongly on him and it breaks my heart! He is so strong and I know he can do this! Please keep him in your prayers this week!

Monday we were very busy and it was another wonderful day! The best part was that afternoon when we were able to meet with the group of girlfriends that we met at tables on Friday. We were able to get to know them a little bit more and teach them the restoration! Elizabeth was able to join us and it was such an amazing lesson! The spirit was so strong and they loved it! They all agreed to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if Joseph Smith was really a prophet! It was
so cool! We have a lesson with them again on Wednesday and I can't wait(:

It has truly been a wonderful week here filled with lots of tender mercies and miracles. I love being a missionary and am so grateful for all that I am learning. I know that this is his work and I know that this is exactly where I am supposed to be. Thank you so much for your love and prayers, they give me strength every day! I love y'all and hope you have a blessed week!(:

Love, Sister Hosman­čŹĹ

Having fun with Sister Blair

Sister Hosman and Sister Kafu on splits 

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