Tuesday, March 31, 2015

http://youtu.be/BZqTRSVA1YA ~~Watch it for Easter! He Lives!!!

Welcome to the Ghost town of America! Hahah! This week was spring break here and everyone blitzed outta town. Parker turned into a literal ghost town! That made our week a bit slow...but it was still a great week nonetheless. We had some beautiful weather all week all except Wednesday. Antarctica came back on Wednesday. But we were back to beautiful sunny Colorado on Thursday! 

We had dinner with S, our investigator twice this week. Did I ever tell you she has 6 dogs!?! That's an adventure. She's so funny. She loves having us over and feeding us and learning and reading the book of Mormon...but she will not come to church! We're trying to get to the bottom of this mystery. With much prayer and study, I'm positive we will find the solution to her concerns.

Our ward took a shot at a new finding idea this weekend. We have a family history center in our building, so we decided to have a family history open house for the community! We spend a good portion of the week posting flyers and delivering them to the names that the ward members gave us of their friends. Our ward mission leader printed 400 flyers and we painted the town with them! But unfortunately.... ghost-town parker didn't show up. We had one non-member come so it was all worth it for that one! It was still a victory for that one lady to be introduced to family history and to feel the special spirit here. And in fact, she stayed for almost 3 hours! She was loving it. We'll see if anything further comes from her great day at the family history center. But that's how missionary life goes. You try new things and see how they work! 

I hope you've all seen the #BECAUSEHELIVES video! It's marvelous. Go and share it with all your friends on social media!! This is the best time of year to turn our thoughts to Christ and share that light with our friends. 

http://youtu.be/BZqTRSVA1YA ~~Watch it! He Lives!!!
Have a good week! Happy Easter! And a happy general conference! 


Sister Hoer

Making ice cream sandwiches at our ward mission leaders home after General Conference Women's meeting.

P-day~Just having some fun! Zone leader, me and my companion.

Hiking with our zone in Castlewood Canyon, Colorado

Doing yoga with the rocks! Ha ha~just a few yoggies!

Soaking up the Colorado sun! Feels like spring time!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The best part of my mission has been the people I've met.

I think the best part of my mission has been the people I've met. I can't even tell you how much the people here in Colorado mean to me. They have come into my heart and I just love them so much! And to make it all better, the members here are outstanding. I can't believe how much they spoil us missionaries! And they sure are cute when it comes to missionary work. My companion and I got a couple calls this week from ward members who were just sooo excited to tell us about the missionary experience they just had! We were so happy to hear that they are doing missionary work and we were honored that they would call and tell us too! It's so cute. 

We were at dinner on Tuesday night...St. Patty's day! And this adorable old couple just had me rollin'. They were hilarious! They made us corned beef and cabbage, a great Irish meal! I asked if they had Irish blood and the little old man says, "might as well. We’re from Scotland" then he starts talking in this Irish accent and telling me all this "blarney"! HA and the best part was for dessert, they made us some cake. I had a bite on my fork about to put it in my mouth when he goes "WAIT! We didn't scare the calories outta your cake yet! That's gonna make you fat!" so he takes my plate of cake, stands up, and holds it high above his head. He then explains to me how calories are afraid of heights so if you just hold your food up in the air, they get scared and jump off! Then he starts making little screaming noises and tells me to count how many calories I saw falling from my cake. HAHAHA oh geez. The people you meet. It was hilarious. And my cake had 1/3 less calories after that! LOLOL.

We saw our investigator, A, last night! And she came to church yesterday too! I think she really liked it. Heavenly Father is so perfect. She married into an LDS family, so her mother-in-law was giving us some pointers on what she is curious about. She told us A is really intrigued by eternal marriage and being with our families forever. Lo and behold, our Sunday school lesson was all about eternal marriage. She made some awesome comments and was very touched by the spirit in the lesson. We answered a lot of her questions last night at our lesson. She definitely wants an eternal marriage! It's great. 
Things are going great up here in Parker.

It's deer country up here! There are probably just as many deer as people. But I found out that deer will attack and can hoof you to death. So I'll keep my distance. But they are my spirit animal afterall, so I think we'd get along great. HAHA!

I hope you are all having a wonderful time! Go tell the missionaries about your missionary experiences...they love it! 


Sister Hoer

We did splits with the Castle Rock sisters. Sis. Perrin's was in the MTC with me!

Driving to the temple.

Denver temple. I looooove the temple!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Short and sweet this week. Ether 12:27.

Short and sweet this week. Ether 12:27. I LOVE this scripture! Sometimes in missionary life, my weaknesses are made very apparent to me. At first, I hated this. I hated feeling so inadequate! But over the course of my mission, I have come to love these moments because it gives me the opportunity to be humble and ask for help. And it's amazing to see how over the course of the next month or two, that weakness becomes a strength. I also love 2 Corinthians 12:9. We can call upon the power of Christ to make those weak things become strong! Most of these weaknesses that become my strengths usually lead me to using that newfound strength to help someone we are teaching. The Lord's ways are always perfect. I might not always understand them at that very moment in time, but they are perfect. 

We've had a good week! Staying as busy as ever. I got to go on exchanges with one of my old companions back in one of my old areas! It was like taking a walk down memory lane...it was kind of weird because I have changed so much since the last time I was in that area. But of course, it was so fun to see so many people who are near and dear to my heart. There are so many good things happening here! I just never want it to stop. 

I love you all! Go change your weaknesses into strengths. CUZ YOU CAN.


Sister Hoer

This is our Zone at our big meeting!

We ate pie on PI day... 3.14.15

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


NO EFFORT IS EVER WASTED! You literally never know the difference you will make. I'll be honest; I was a bit apprehensive to be coming back to Parker. But the Lord is perfect...and He's shown me MULTIPLE times this week why I need to be back here. Never doubt the Lord, cuz He sure knows what He is doing! 

So this past weekend, there was a Parker Stake Relief Society meeting. I was excited to go because I knew a lot of the ladies from my first area would be there! And sure enough they were. It was such a blast to see them and all catch up with them. They truly are so dear to my heart. I am so blessed to be able to see them again!

But then...get this, so a year ago when I was in Parker, there was a lady whose son got baptized. She lived in our ward boundaries so we would stop by and teach her quite often. We had powerful lessons and she agreed with so much but she consistently told us she was just happy with her own church. I knew one day she would be baptized, but it would be in her own timing. And that timing didn't happen while I was there. But at this relief society meeting, I was walking out of the bathroom and there she was! I ran and gave her a big hug and she just started to cry. She finally said, "I thought I would never see you again!" It was tender. Then she paid me some very nice compliments which I definitely did not deserve but it made me realize that I did make a difference....all these months I thought I tried and tried and didn't even make a difference. She then excitedly told me that she is getting baptized next week!!!! AH! I can't even put into words how amazing this was to see her, and to hear her thank me, and tell me how I helped her on her journey to joining the church. The spirit was deeply touching my heart as I talked with her. I don't tell this story to boast, but I want you all to know (especially my fellow missionaries out there) that you NEVER know the difference you are making. I feel truly blessed and so lucky that the Lord allowed me to come back to Parker to see that I did make a difference. Just think, I could have easily never come back to Parker and I never would have known that she was even getting baptized. But the Lord is perfect and blessed me with the opportunity to see her again and see that no effort is ever wasted. 

Being a missionary is indescribable. These moments are what make every day worth it. I wouldn't trade this for the world! This week has been full of little miracles everyday. The Lord is blessing me. I've noticed such an increase of the spirit and strength beyond my own. I don't even know how I do the things I do.... only to give the credit to the Lord! Because, through Him, all things are possible. 

I was also able to go on exchanges with Sis Elama this week! MY BABY GIRL! It was soooo fun to be with her again for a day. We laughed and worked and had the time of our lives just like the good ole days. She's so cute. We had so much fun together. 

I am literally in love with my mission. I can't believe how fast time is going by! But everyday I wake up and thank the Lord I can be here to serve Him.

I love you all and hope you're doing well. 


Sister Hoer

Sis Fuchs, Elder Low with me and my new coat!

Our district sledding on p-day!

Seeing Sis. Stock again!

After an 8 hour meeting...

Some of my Sister missionaries! Sista missionaries are the BEST!
Wonderful to see Sis. Elama again after a stake Relief Society meeting.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Jokes on you! I actually got my mission call to Antarctica. It's been FREEZING here.

Jokes on you! I actually got my mission call to Antarctica. It's been FREEZING here. I feel like I live in a snow globe. But the snow sure is pretty. I just don't really like these below 0 and small numbers on the thermometer. 

In other news, I got transferred back up to Parker! #ROUND2 I guess I have more to learn up here in Parker. It's so weird to be back, but kind of nice at the same time. I am already familiar with this area and I've met a lot of these members before! So I don't feel so new here cuz I've been here and done this before, haha! I am in a different ward. I'm in the Pinery ward now. And this ward is on top! It's awesome. These members are absolutely fantastic. They are soooo helpful and willing to pitch in and do their part. That’s gonna be the best way for us to work here...is through the members! Up here in Parker, you gotta work smart. So we've been brainstorming a lot of ideas of how we can really get the members to follow through with their commitments and how we can really find those who are prepared. I've been fasting and praying so hard that we can have a good area and find success, and the Lord is already blessing us! We found a new investigator last night. I'm pretty stoked about her. She's married to a less active man but she approached us and wants to take the lessons! That was super exciting. I have lots of hope and many good feelings about this area. I truly trust the Lord and know He will help us in HIS work. After all, this is HIS work and HIS glory. I am just privileged enough to be His servant.

And that's what I've learned the most this week...that if we rely on our Heavenly Father for anything and everything, He will help us. Transfers are always crazy and I always feel a little "out of my groove". But without a doubt, Heavenly Father gives me strength beyond my own to adjust and keep the work moving forward. I'm so grateful for that. Without my friends and family to call up, I can just get on my knees and pray. It's the best cure. I love you all and hope you're staying warm....cuz I'm not! LOL

Sister Hoer

Last district meeting in Fountain, CO

Our district leader made us root beer floats!

Last p-day in Fountain~we went sledding and it was a blast!

I was able to see Sis. Elama again!

Got my mission call to Antarctica! LOL We just shoveled a mile long driveway. My new comp. Sis. Fuchs.