Peach my Gospel

Southern Speaking from September 2015 to March 2017

Monday, May 16, 2016

5.16.16 I love to see the Temple!

Hello y'all! Monday night we had 2 incredible lessons! We had a church tour with Glenda and Edward and it went really well! They loved it and Glenda is so elect. The church has such a special spirit and they could really feel it. After that we went to see Lisa and taught her the rest of the plan of salvation. Brother Brown and Brother Christensen came and gave her a blessing. It was so incredible and the spirit was so strong! Lisa was so emotional and it was an incredible night. I am so grateful for the power of the priesthood that had been restored to the earth.

Tuesday we had zone meeting and it was so great! We focused on how to begin teaching and comp unity! They told us a story about Elder Packer when they were writing preach my gospel. He was awoken from his sleep one night and started to write down all these different things about how to be him teaching. In the morning he took it in and they put it into preach my gospel. A couple weeks later they brought a finished copy to the apostles to be approved before printing. They had changed what Elder Packer submitted just a little bit so that it could better flow with the rest of preach my gospel. When Elder Packer read it he took it right back and said they needed to change it to the original way he had it. That it was direct revelation from God! Preach my Gospel is an incredible book and every word is in there for a reason. I have loved studying it from it each morning and my testimony grows more and more each day because of it.

We also talked about comp unity and different examples in the scriptures. One of the greatest examples I had never thought of before is Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the first vision. One of them didn't just talk the whole time but Heavenly Father spoke and then Jesus Christ testified! So powerful! Comp unity is so important as we teach the gospel! After zone meeting we had to drop the UGA sisters off on campus and then go get the nail out of our tire. That evening we went down to social circle to teach the Andersons. We showed the video "The Savior wants to forgive" and they loved it! We can never do anything to wrong or stray far enough off the path that Heavenly Father won't love us. He will always love us no matter what. I am so grateful for that knowledge and for the time I have to share it with my brothers and sisters in Georgia!

Wednesday morning we went to visit with Maw- Maw! She is so cute and always talking about her family. Then we felt like we should go check on Sister Martin and she was so happy to see us! She said she wouldn't have woken up for work if we wouldn't have come! Haha she is so funny and we had a great lesson with her. She was so excited to have this weekend off so she could come to church! After that we went to see Rodney and we talked about the PoS. He told us that he knows the BoM is true and that there is just something different about us. It was so cool! We had two more bible referrals and they both went really well. We were able to teach the restoration and are going back to teach them both in the next couple weeks! Then we met Brother Brown and went to visit Courtney. We taught her the Plan of Salvation and it went really well! Brother Brown told her a bit of his conversion story and the spirit was so strong! She understood it all and said it all just made so much sense. This gospel just makes sense because this is Christ's church! That night we had an awesome ward correlation! So fun to be in a fantastic ward with two sets of sisters!(:

Thursday was a terrific day! We got up early and got to go to the temple! It took us forever to get there with Atlanta traffic but it was so worth it! As soon as I walked in the doors I was filled with peace. The Bennions encouraged us to ponder the laws of sacrifice and consecration as we went through the session. To think about how they apply to us as missionaries! It was super cool and a lot of things stuck out to me that I hadn't noticed before. It was an incredible experience and I am so grateful for the temple! They really are heaven on earth! After the session we had interviews with President and Sister Bennion which was great! Then we rushed back to see Keiren and she is doing really well! I am so proud of her!
After that we went to see Jessica and her mom. We taught the gospel of Jesus Christ very simply and it went really well. Jessica was a bit distracted because her friend was over but we were able to answer her friends questions and it was great! We taught them both how to pray and they each said a closing prayer for us at the end of the lesson! It was awesome! Jessica has been coming home and reading from the children's BoM almost everyday! That night Michaela took us to dinner and it was delicious! Then we went and had a great lesson with Keiren and made some goals! It was a really good day!(:

Friday we spent the morning and some of the afternoon weekly planning! Then we went to the nursing home to see Sister Ratz and Immogene. They were both really happy to see us and we had good lessons with both of them. Then we went to check on some more referrals and met some great people! That night Brother Brown called to see if we wanted to meet him and his wife for dinner. It was delicious and a lot of fun! They are a great family and his conversion story is incredible! 

Saturday morning we had Sister Pennington pick us up and went to check on a bible referral named Michael. He was very nice and didn't have a faith in Jesus Christ. We got to know him a bit and then began to teach him the restoration. The spirit was so strong and it was an incredible lesson. It was seriously one of the best lessons of my mission. However he said that he would just like to stick with the bible and it was so sad. I know we planted a very important seed that morning and you never know what could happen.

Sunday morning we were really worried because Keiren wasn't answering her phone. We got to church and the meeting started with still no Kieren. A couple minutes later I look up and see her and Marcus walking in! We were so happy and I can't explain the joy that filled my heart! She was able to stay for Sunday school before she had to go to work and loved it! Brother Brown taught and did an incredible job. We talked about Jesus Christ church in modern times and she asked really good questions. Everyone loved her and it was so wonderful!
After church we went to the Kalanuis for lunch and scripture study! They always make the best food and it was so delicious! Next we went to help sweet Sister Hutchins clean her house. We had to give her dog named Huck a bath, that was super fun! Them the Cooks had us over for dinner and it was super yummy! That night we had a lesson at Maw- Maws with Charles. We showed him a video called "The Hope of Gods Light", he lived it so much! We had a really good lesson with him about prayer and enduring to the end. He knows the church to be true and is so ready!! It is still such a miracle to me how we were able to meet him that very first day! He has picked June 4th to be baptized and is a little nervous but very excited! It was truly a delightful sabbath!

Thank y'all for your prayers and support! I feel so blessed and couldn't do it with you!! Hope all is going well for y'all! Have a blessed week! Remember God loves YOU and he has a perfect plan! I love y'all! Xoxo
 Love, Sister Hosman­čŹĹ❤️

Slushies and car wash time!

The brunette sisters...

The one and only beautiful Kieren! 

Sister Kutterer is in Athen's and I'm so happy about it!  (They went in the MTC together)

Temple time! 

The Athen's Zone - May 2016

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