Peach my Gospel

Southern Speaking from September 2015 to March 2017

Monday, July 11, 2016

7.12.16 The terrific trio!

Hello y'all! It has been a crazy week with lots of changes! We are officially in a trio as of Thursday and loving it! We are in different apartments each night with an air mattress and our suit cases with us at all times. It has been an adventure, but so fun and we have already seen so many incredible miracles. There are power in numbers!

Tuesday night we had another incredible lesson with Tommy. We were a bit nervous to teach him the WoW because of his past but said a prayer and went forward with faith. As we started to teach him the spirit was so strong and he recognized the truth of it so fast! He began to tell us that when he was reading from the BoM he felt like he really needed to treat his body better so he stopped drinking! It had been several weeks and he is doing so good! We were amazed and my testimony of the power of the Book of Mormon grew. Heavenly Father is always teaching these people and preparing us for the next step in the gospel. At the end of the lesson Tommy reached in his back pocket and handed us his can of chewing tobacco right then and there! He had been chewing since he was 8 years old but was so willingly to give it up and do what's right. It was so incredible to me and once again of the best lessons of my mission. I feel so blessed to be a small part of helping Tommy in this journey and seeing the change in him. Then we went to see Kieren and Marcus, they are doing great! We showed them a video and Kieren asked for a blessing to help her with her WoW problems. It was a great night!

Wednesday morning we drove to Roswell because Sister Stauffer had a doctors appointment down there. That is where we spent the morning and most of the day! 3 hours to get home with all the traffic and rain storm! It was crazy but it gave us a chance to talk and get to know each other. That night we had dinner with the Polston family! They are so cute and I just love them more and more every time. We talked about the sacrament and really helped Finley understand it, it was great! Then we had correlation and a lesson with Tommy. Brother Warren and Brother Jordan came with us and they gave Tommy a priesthood blessing to help him with his word of wisdom problem. The spirit was so strong and Tommy can't wait to receive the priesthood some day.

Thursday we went back down to the mission office to pick up Sister Merritt. It was the beginning of the terrific trio! That night we had some extra time before our next appointment with Tommy and decided to do some inspired tracting. We met a super cute lady named Mira and taught her most of the restoration. She loved it and we are going back this next week! When we got to Tommy's house he said he had questions about God's laws or the 10 commandments. It was so cool because that is exactly what we were planning on teaching him! We helped him understand them and the lesson went really well. After that we went to Kierens and she received a priesthood blessing. She loved it and said she knew it was from God.

Friday morning we went and volunteered at FISH. We got to drive a route and had a lot of fun! That afternoon we visited some less actives and learned how to make chocolate pecan pies! They are SO delicious! That night we went to visit the Noyes. She is a less active due to health issues and her 9 year old son is an investigator. He is so cute and loves the missionaries! We had a great lesson with him and put him on date for the end of this month! Then we went to visit the Tapia family, they are so great! The mom is also a less active but two of her kids are investigating! They are so smart and love the gospel! We went over what it means to keep the sabbath day holy and they were so excited to come to church. I have taught them on exchange once and just fell in love with the kids. I'm so excited to start working with them and help them progress!

Saturday's highlight was our lesson in the morning with Jarree but the miracle goes into Sunday. Jarree is one of our wonderful investigators we have been working with in Loganville. She is a wife of a inactive member and she has great faith in Jesus Christ. When we first started working with her she wasn't reading scriptures, praying or going to church despite her strong testimony of the Savior. But she had that desire to come closer to him. Saturday we had a lesson with her.. She told us she has been reading the scriptures and praying a lot now. Her faith in Jesus Christ has increased and she wanted that for her family too, especially her inactive husband. The spirit was so strong as we talked about the importance of baptism by proper priesthood authority and gave her the calendar to pick a date to be baptized. She chose August 13th and at the end of the lesson we had asked her to pray about the date she had chosen. When she asked Heavenly Father if it was right, the room was silent for a while and then we could hear sniffles. She started crying as the spirit testified to her that it was the right thing to do. Sunday morning her AND her inactive husband came to church, participated, met a lot of people and could feel the spirit. At the end of the three hours Jarree's husband excitedly tells us "I've had the best day! I'm ready for a calling! Where's my home teaching list? I need to be more involved!" He then became a little more serious and said "I wanted to thank you Sisters, if it weren't for you, we both wouldn't be here today." Jarree, too, was so happy and told us they would definitely be back the next week! The Spirit has definitely pricked both of their hearts and gave them a taste of something they had both been missing for a long time. It was incredible! Sunday was a delight! We had 9 investigators at church and it was incredible. We felt so blessed and the Ward was so great to introduce themselves to everyone. After church we had a great lesson with Kenny. We haven't been able to see him lately with him being out of town but he has been reading almost everyday! We had a great lesson on prayer and scripture study with him and talked about the importance of it. Then we put him on date for August 6th and we are so excited! He has grown so much and I'm so proud of him! We went and had a delicious lunch and read with the Kalanuis. We dropped by Hazel's house to say we missed her at church and met her 22 year old daughter named Jasmine. She was being taught awhile ago but had kind of lost interest. At first it was super awkward but by the end she was opening up to us a little bit and said we could come back next week! It was an awesome tender mercy to end the day before we had to head home to weekly plan!

It has been such an awesome week and I've learned so much. I've really been studying the atonement and grace. The more I do the more I want to share it with everyone I see just like the promise says in Preach My Gospel! He has payed the price for each and everyone of us. We don't have to feel that guilt and sadness because of him. It's because of his grace all things are possible. It's never too late. You've never gone too far. His arm are out reached to us always. Everyday he is walking right by our side, when he isn't it's because he is carrying you. I'm so grateful for this time I have to be his representative and share his gospel. I know it to be true. It can bring more happiness than you can ever imagine. I love y'all! Have a wonderful week and never forget you're never alone!

Xoxo Love,
Sister Hosman

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