Peach my Gospel

Southern Speaking from September 2015 to March 2017

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

If you're southern and you know it, say AMEN!!

Hey y'all! 

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and week. It was a wonderful week here and things are going great! Trying to get everything packed and ready for my new adventure. I am headed to the Sugar Hill Zone to be a Sister training leader (STL) and serve in the Laurel Springs Ward. I am sad to leave Hickory Flat but excited for a fun new adventure! I know the Lord has great plans in store for me. 

On Wednesday we had a great lesson with Caitlin! She is doing so good and I'm so proud of her. We had. Great gospel discussion and the spirit was so strong. She asked us great questions and it had been so cool to watch the change in her. It all starts with a desire to change. I'm so glad I got to know her and help her in her steps back to the restored gospel. 

We had a great Thanksgiving day and ate way too much food! This Ward is so amazing and filled with incredible families. I feel so blessed to have been able to serve here! 

We took President Bennions counsel of going in store contacting on Black Friday and it was a huge success. We met some amazing people and planted lots of seeds. Even got some referrals for other missionaries near by, we are all in this together! We met one lady who was working in the optical department and she was so sweet. She had two daughters but had not been to church since her father passed away when she was 15 years old. We had to stop talking with her when a customer came but kept thinking about her. When we were about to leave the store I decided to go and bear my testimony to her. How much joy and peace the gospel brings me and my family. I promised her that the message we share would bless her life and the life of her family. Before I could even finished she grabbed a sticky note and wrote her information, then handed it to me. It was so amazing! We were finishing our morning contacting at target and ran into a member from the Ward. She asked if she could take us to lunch, and of course we said yes! It was a little tender mercy and the best part was she gave us an awesome referral! :) 

Gloria's baptism was on Saturday and it went so well! We had a lesson with her on Saturday morning and it went really well. At the end of the lesson I asked her how she was feeling and she said "ready and tired!" I asked her why she was tired and she replied that she didn't sleep well last night, she was too nervous about her baptism but that she received all her answers. There was a pause and then I said "oh ya, did you have a good talk with your Heavenly Father last night? She nodded her and said "hmm. Mm." We all looked at each other in shock and the spirit was so powerful. It was so amazing and such a testimony to me that God always hears and answers our prayers. Not in our timing or way but he will. As we act in faith he will bless us with answers and the righteous desires of our hearts. It was a beautiful baptism and such a wonderful day! 

On Sunday she came to church ready to be confirmed and looking great. She said she wasn't feeling super well but that it would be okay. Before the sacrament began to be passed she started to cough pretty bad. We all looked to make sure she was okay but it seemed alright. A few moments later we heard her say "oh no!" Suddenly she was throwing up, everywhere! Sister King grabbed a bag and tried to catch all she could. We got up to run and get paper towels. It was projectile and seriously crazy! (If you have ever see pitch perfect that is all I could think about) We got her cleaned up and they took her home to rest. She will hopefully be confirmed and receive the gift of the holy ghost next Sunday. It was so sad and we all felt so bad. Now it makes a great laugh and story for all of us. Definitely a sacrament meeting that I will never forget. 

Debra is doing great and we had a couple awesome lessons with her this week. She is the sweetest lady and has so much faith. From the beginning she already knew so much about the gospel and we could immediately see how prepared she was. She is a cancer survivor of 5 years and firmly believes one of the reasons she is still here is so she could accept the gospel. It is incredible and we are all super excited for her baptism this Saturday! I am sad I won't be able to be there but know it will be a wonderful day! 

Thank you so much for all your love and support. I know this church is true and am so grateful for the opportunity I have to share it with my brothers and sisters in Georgia! Serving a mission truly is the best decision I have ever made. I know and testify that Christ lives and he loves you. He is aware of you and wants the very best for you. I have really come to gain a personal relationship with Him and I am so thankful for that. I know each of you can do the same. Study your scriptures and pray, everyday. You will come to know Him as you do. Let us all serve Him with all our heart, might, mind and strength! If you are struggling or sad go out and serve another and I promise you will feel 100x better! 

I love y'all! Have a blessed week! :) 


Sister Hosman 

Gloria's Baptism day! 


Gloria and her daughter's family - the King's

Thanksgiving day at one of the members who fed them.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!๐Ÿ

Hey y'all coming at ya live from the peach state! 

Things are great here and I'm still happy as ever! Fall is beautiful and we finally got a taste of winter this last weekend. 

We had a wonderful zone conference this week combined with the Rosewell zone. It is always such a blessing to be gathered with a big group of the Lord's servants. We learned lots about charity and how to be better teachers. It is hard to get up early and all the other fun things missionaries get to do but if we are motivated by love it is so much easier. That is the key. Being motivated by love, love for your investigators, for God and for the work!❤️

I received a letter during zone conference from a 17 year old girl named Alyssa. It was amazing and I can't describe to y'all how much I needed it that day. She is a super cute girl from my home stake that was baptized four years ago but I don't believe we have ever met. She wrote a letter thanking me for choosing to serve a mission and expressing her dream of serving one day. She said to keep up no matter what and to find those who are ready for the gospel like she was. It was so cool and such a tender mercy. I know my Heavenly Father knew I needed it and it was an answer to prayer. 

Gloria is getting baptized on Saturday and we are so excited! We had several amazing lessons with her this week and she is so ready. One was on Tuesday and we went over the plan of salvation. The mission department from Salt Lake City sent someone to our mission so he could observe our teaching for research. So he joined us for that lesson and it went great. Gloria understood it all and asked great questions. All week she has been making comments to the King family and her nurses about her baptism. How happy she is and how "she can't drink coffee because she is getting baptized!" At the end of the lesson we sang the hymn "Families Can Be Together Forever". She asked us what would happen to her sons who haven't accepted the gospel. We were able to bare testimony that they will have their chance to accept it too. If not in this life then in the spirit world. That everyone has their time just like now is her time. Smiles and peace filled the room and it was amazing. Then on Thursday we had another lesson and President Bennnion got to join us! (Super cool experience to teach with your mission President btw) We taught about tithing and fast offerings and immediately she was asking how much of her social security she would need to pay. Her faith has grown so much and I'm so proud of her. President Bennion was able to share an amazing story and testimony about the important of paying fast offerings that really touched her. It brought the spirit so strongly. 

The whole thing is such a miracle and I'm so grateful to be apart of it. I wanted to share a bit of the background story with y'all! So a couple months back in October before General conference, Sister King was getting frustrated with having to take care of her mom 24 seven. Which was very understandable. She called different nurses as well as nursing homes trying to find the best place for her mom to go. She was quite into the process when General conference weekend began. All weekend long she had a nagging feeling to have the missionaries teach her mom. Knowing that she had tried many times in the past with no success she was hesitant and kept pushing the feeling aside. After General conference she decided to talk to her husband about it and get his input. He said well why not it's worth a shot maybe it's her time now. Later that night we decided we should stop by and get to know the King family. I had known their daughter Kristen from serving and the Big Shanty YSA branch, but wanted to meet her family. Before we left their home Sister King talked to us about "practice teaching" her mom the discussions. She informed us that this was all it would be and to not get our hopes up for anything more. So we started coming by every Monday night and teaching her mom. Two things you need to know about Ms. Gloria; first, she is very hard of hearing so we seriously have to yell at her when we teach and it is so funny. Second, is that she forgets who Sister King is or where she is at times but if you ask her about the spirit world she will tell ya all about it. It is truly incredible! The first lesson was amazing and the spirit was so strong. Gloria was getting it and we could all see that the Lord has been preparing her. To our surprise the second lesson went even better and Miss Gloria was put on date for baptism. Through Gloria's amazing journey Sister King continued to say "we will see " when anyone talked about her baptism. However, this week after our lesson on Thursday with President Bennion Sister King said with tears in her eyes, "Wow! This is actually happening! " The timing couldn't be better. Brother King was just released  as bishop about 6 months ago. Now he has time to help assist getting Gloria to and from church which he would have never been able to do before. God is preparing people for us to find and teach every minute. He is the true converter. I love Gloria with all my heart and know that this is her time to accept the wonderful good news of the gospel in its fullness. I'm so grateful for the spirit of revelation. If Sister King never listened to that prompting we would have missed the opportunity to teach her. 

My heart is filled with gratitude and I feel so blessed. I am so grateful for this gospel and the restoration of the priesthood. For the Book of Mormon which we can read for ourselves and know if it is true. I am so grateful for my mission and this time that I have to share the good news with my brothers and sisters. His glorious gospel provides answers to lives biggest questions. Even when things don't go the way we think I know God has a perfect plan. His hand is in absolutely everything we do. I'm so thankful for my family and each one of you. Your love and support mean the world to me! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope it's a peachy one!(: 


Sister Hosman๐Ÿ‘

Loved seeing Gremmy @ Zone Conference

Sister Hosman and Sister Nu'usa @ Zone Conference

The Fall leaves are gorgeous!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Pray, he is there❤️

Hey y'all! 

The weather is still beautiful and the work is going great here in Hickory Flat! I am feeling so much better and so grateful to be here. 

First off, I had a great follow up appointment with the doctor and am so grateful for him. Thank you so much for your love and support. He hasn't read the BoM yet but we talked to him more and he showed us pictures of his cute family. We talked about our purpose as missionaries and how the gospel blesses families. We asked if we could send the missionaries in his area to his home and he said YES! It was so exciting! Keep praying and I will try to keep y'all updated! :)

Jocelyn Pulsipher (one of our recent converts) and her husband just received their first two foster boys. One is two and the other is 6 weeks old. They are so sweet and the Ward came to the rescue. They were a bit overwhelmed and only had a few hours to get everything ready. The Ward came together and showed up with strollers, clothes, cribs, food, blankets and much more! It was amazing and this Ward is truly incredible. I love the family that the church provides whoever you go. They are seriously the sweetest boys and have been through so much. I didn't get pics lastweek but will this week for sure. :) 

I also got to go on exchanges with Sister Cunningham this week and it was wonderful. I learned so much from her and really enjoyed it. She is such a great missionary and has so much love for everyone. She is a great example of charity and has such a powerful testimony. She will certainly be missed. 

We had a great lesson with Gloria this week on temples. Sister Cunningham was there with me and it went really well. The spirit was so strong and she understood it all. The family was really emotional and it was so cool to have the daughter (Sister King) explain that she had done the work for the rest of the family and were baptized too. Gloria loved that and she is so excited for her baptism day. She has been telling all the nurses that she "can't drink coffee anymore because she is gonna be baptized!" It is amazing and has been so cool to watch her grow. I am so grateful for the temple where families can be sealed together for time and all eternity. 

This past Sunday was the primary program and it was sooo good! They touched on missionary work, temples and the restoration. It was so good! Maybe it's because I'm missionary but the missionary part touched me so much! Picture this: me and my companion are sitting in the back of the chapel, right next to where the big curtain would normally close. We sit there and watch the kids say "hi" to their families. It was so cute! And then they present the missionary portion of the program and the Alley boys (family in the Ward) got up and sing "We'll Bring the World His Truth". My companion and I are sitting there bawling our eyes out because the message has touched us. It touched me so much because I love missionary work! It reminded me of how great my calling is and how grateful I am to be on a mission! I've learned so much and it's so crazy to see how fast time flies by! 

This week I have been studying about the Lord's Prayer in Matthew chapter 6. The institute manual has so many insights and I learned so much. It talked about how it is meant to be learned from, not necessarily memorized and repeated. It broke up each sentence and what we can learn from them. I made a deal with my Heavenly Father that for the rest of my mission I will say my nightly prayer out loud in my closet. As it talked about in verse 6 of that chapter. It has been great and such a spiritual experience for me. I feel the spirit so strong and like I am really having a conversation with him. I'm so grateful for the power of prayer and the ability we have to communicate with him. I invite each of you to do the same and promise you will feel the spirit more abundantly in your life. 

Have a blessed week, love y'all so much! 


Sister Hosman

Super fun Ward bonfire on Monday night! Huge success, such a good idea :)

Out to lunch with the sisters after zone training! :)

Got to see Derik this week! It was so good to see him!(: 


So beyond grateful for this wonderful doctor!!❤️

Dat braid tho(;

Ms Gloria! My sunshine! She is so sweet and I love her so much! 

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Monday, November 7, 2016

I love to see the temple ❤️

Hi y'all! 

Wow! Fall is beautiful and the weather is perfect!! Warmer than any other November I've ever experienced. The leaves are still changing and it is gorgeous. 

We were able to the temple on Tuesday and it was fantastic. We were almost late and scared we wouldn't be able to go because the traffic was awful. However with much prayer we made it just in time and it was great. One of the temple workers was Sister Brooks who was in the Big Shanty YSA presidency. It was so good to see her and a wonderful little tender mercy. I love the peace that is there and the spirit was so strong. It was much needed and really healed my spirit. I am so grateful for the temple and that families can be together forever. We are so blessed. 

We had a rough day on Wednesday but then we had a lesson with Gloria and it was a total turn around. It was amazing and the spirit was so strong. One of those moments that you just had to be there for. We taught about the gospel of Jesus Christ and she loved it. She and her daughter had a great moment and it was so special. She said she was excited to have the same light that her daughter had when she was baptized. She is so prepared and has grown so much. At the end of the lesson she said our closing prayer and it was so sweet. She was so sincere and just talked to Heavenly Father like we weren't even there. Then she turned to us and told us that we were so pure and how much she loved us. There were lots of tears. She was able to come to church this week as well which was amazing. 

I am feeling much better. Thank you for all the love and prayers. I am going for my follow up appointment  with the Dr. on Friday. I am anxious and hope he has read from the BoM. Keep praying and stay tuned... 
Have a great week y'all, I love you! 


Sister Hosman 

Sister Hosman & Sister Nu'usa at the Atlanta Temple 11.1.16