Monday was such a fun day spent with the sisters in down town Athens! It was so fun to be on a college campus again. We went to butt hutt for lunch and it was delicious barbecue! That night we had a lesson with Glenda and Edward, the bishop came with us too! It went really well and they loved Bishop Carter. Glenda has read 1 Nephi 12 times and is now answering Edwards questions about it! She is so elect and so ready for this gospel! It's is so incredible.
Tuesday morning we had a great district meeting! They are closing an area so we are loosing a set of elders. We will have 3 sets of sisters and one set do elders for this next transfer! After district meeting we had great lessons with Kaiden and Montel. Kaiden has been reading and praying which is so awesome! That night we went to social circle to see the Anderson family. Sister Anderson wasn't home and had kind of forgot that we were coming but it all worked out! We met Seth who is 15 and he was so happy to see us! He misses going to church so much and we talked about the atonement. He is the sweetest kid and asked if he could meet the bishop. It was amazing to me to see a young kid who knew he needed to change and was so willing.
Wednesday was a wonderful day! That morning we went to see Angela with Sister Bell. We haven't been able to see her in a while because she has been so busy with finals for culinary school. It was so good to see her and she was so happy to see us again! She has a son who is on a mission and she couldn't wait to tell us that he was a district leader and ask us what that really meant. It was so cool! We taught her the gospel of Jesus Christ and the spirit was so strong. She was really feeling it and began to explain that she loves when we come over because of the feeling she gets and all that she learns. She said that whenever she walked into her sons room that feeling just overwhelmed her. Now she uses it has her "prayer room" while he is gone, so sweet! We invited her to be baptized and she said she would pray about it. Her faith is so strong and she has the deepest love for her family! It was an incredible lesson. That afternoon we had some other really good lessons. We went tracting and met this really cool guy named Paul. We taught him the restoration and when we were done he asked us as he pointed to the BoM "is that the only copy you have of that book?" He was really excited to read it and we are going back in a couple weeks! It was so cool! We just had a little bit of time but decided to knock a couple houses and I am so glad that we did! Heavenly Father is preparing people every minute. That night we went to correlation and youth night with Kaiden. It was a really good day!(:
Thursday was a terrific day! That morning we went and saw Maw-Maw which is always great!! She is so loving and so fun to talk to! After lunch we met Witt at the church and have him a church tour! (he is the one I talked about a couple weeks ago behind the red door) Sister Carter met us there and it was awesome!! He had some great questions and the spirit was so strong!! I am so grateful to have Christs restored church here on the earth today! After that we went to visit the Normans, they are so funny! He told us that he is convinced we are brainwashed! He knows the BoM is true and wants to come to church still though! We couldn't even get a word in but we think he is just confused. Next we went to the nursing home to see Immogene and Sister Ratz. We did puzzles with them and talked about service. It was a lot of fun!(: That evening we had a delicious dinner at the Carrolls and talked to them about missionary work. They are a great family and the funniest boys! To end a great day we went and saw Kieren. She was having a rough day but is so strong! We still had fun laughing of course an I love her so much!
Friday was a day of service! That morning we did yard work which was super fun. Then all afternoon we helped the bishops family pack to move. It was great and we had a lot of fun! They are the cutest family and I love them so much! That night we went to see Kieren and she is doing well! We helped her organize her room and shared a scripture with her. She is asking her work off on Sunday's so she can come to church! Her faith is amazing and she is so positive. I love her tons and am so proud of her!
Saturday morning we had a lesson with Charles. We met at Taco Bell so that we could see Kieren as well. Charles is doing great, we taught him the law of tithing. He agreed with everything and it was an awesome lesson! We are working towards baptism and have a goal of June 4th! After that we visited with Kieren for a bit while she was on break. That afternoon we went to do service with sister stone. We helped her plant flowers and it was so much fun! We made her and her husband lunch and they are the greatest! Then we went to share a message with Sister Smith for Mother's Day! She is the one who came to church last week who hadn't been in a long time! She loved it and everyone was so happy to see her! We took a minute to put in lessons and look at our goals. We needed a couple more lessons and so before we went to dinner we prayed for help. Oh my goodness! He hears our prayers and we immediately saw miracles. We went into dinner and had to wait a little while for the husband to get back with some cups. At first we were worried because we were supposed to be somewhere at 7 but everything truly happens for a reason! We were finishing eating getting ready to share a spiritual message when 3 girls walked in. They were friends of the kids and had been to the church a couple times for church or youth night. We shared a message about prayer and that we all have a loving Heavenly Father. They loved it! Then our 7 o'clock appointment fell through so we decided to go check on a potential. There was a guy who was so happy to see us and asked us all sorts of questions including if he could come to our church next week! We shared the because of him video and talked about how everything we have his because of him. We taught parts of the restoration and it was so awesome! It amazes me everyday that everything truly happens for a reason. It is all part of God's plan and he really does hear and answers our prayers! It was a wonderful day! :)
Sunday was a spectacular day! Church was great and those three girls from Saturday night were able to come! They are so cute and loved it. We are going to start teaching them in the Christensen's home soon!(: After church we went over to read scriptures with the Kalanuis! They are from Hawaii and such a great family! Most of the family is less active now but we are going to read with them every Sunday and work on bringing them back! Sister K is the sweetest, she picked us fresh strawberries and they were delicious! Then we went to visit the Polsten family. The dad is a member but the rest of the family is not. They are so cute and love the missionaries! We shared a Mother's Day message with them and it was great! For lunch we went to the bishops house for lunch and to skype Gremmys fam! The bishop made chicken curry and it was delicious! That evening we had dinner at the Gosslings and for dessert she made delicious chocolate chip cookies. She asked if we wanted to take some home but knowing we would eat them and didn't need them we said no. The husband insisted we take a plate and give them to one of our investigators. Knowing that we just had to go skype my family and then head home for the night we didn't know what to do but took them anyways. When we got in the car we had a text from Lisa!! We were so happy we didn't know what to do!! She asked if we could come over sometime tomorrow. We happened to be right by her house and had a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies. We texted and said that we would be there in 10 minutes. She was so happy to see us and apologized for being so sick. We were able to share a Mother's Day message with her and meet her son who wants to start taking the lessons! It was such a miracle and we were able to meet our goal as well because of it! It was SO fun to talk to the family and a perfect ending to a fantastic day!
I hope y'all had a wonderful Mother's Day and a great week! I can't thank you enough for your support and prayers! I am so grateful for the restoration and all the many blessings we have because of it! I know God hears and answers our prayers. He loves each of us more than we can ever imagine. He is in charge and has a beautiful plan for all of us! Don't forget to read and pray! Love y'all!❤️
Love, Sister Hosman🍑
|Such cute companions! Rachael loves her "Gremmy" :-)|