Thursday, May 21, 2015

Our mission had a special meeting with Elder Holland this weekend.

This week was amazing! Our mission had a special meeting with Elder Holland this weekend. He is truly a disciple of Jesus Christ. I could talk for hours about how amazing that meeting was and all the wonderful things I learned! And man, he has a great sense of humor! I always thought he was just so serious and intense...but he was really quite entertaining and captivating. We all got to go up and shake his hand before the meeting began. And he is full of Christ like love. I have never felt so much love from one person who I only met for 7 seconds! It was precious. I feel like Jeffrey R. Holland is my friend now. He helped our mission see what we need to do to be more successful. It was tender to hear him weep as he told us how much his mission meant to him. It made me reflect on my mission and just how much it means to me. This literally is the greatest thing I will ever do in my life. Participating in the salvation of human souls...there is literally nothing more important. Of course, I will do other important things like get married, have a family, get an education, etc. But I will never be able to spend 24/7 serving the Lord and bringing others to Him. D&C 18:10... The worth of souls is GREAT. That’s why this is the greatest thing I could ever do in my life.

Elder Holland helped us catch the vision of how we need to have fire in our bones as we share the gospel! He pinpointed what our mission needs to do to be better and more successful and that was it...that we need more enthusiasm, the gusto in our work. The time will go by fast, so why not give it everything we've got? I'm feeling pretty exhausted by now, but I've got a few more months to exhaust myself even more! Only my best will be good enough for the Lord. If I had more time, I would give you a great recap on the meeting we had, but just know that Elder Holland is a man called of God. And he represents Jesus Christ in everything that he does! He inspires me to live my life full of service and discipleship as he does. 3 Nephi 5:13...that is my LIFE scripture!

Our investigator, A, had her baby this week! We had a lesson about eternal families and the family proclamation just a few days before she had her baby. She loved it! And I could tell her and her husband are really thinking about how they want to raise their children and what they want for their future family. We also saw her yesterday and she has a beautiful baby boy. I think this will really be a turning point for them. Having a baby is quite a spiritual experience, or so I hear, haha! 

We started teaching a new lady, K. She's a sweetheart. She loves to sit on her front porch, so we go and have lessons out on her porch enjoying beautiful Colorado! We just began teaching her, but she commented that she feels so uplifted when we come. Sounds like a good start, ha!

It's just been so good out here. I love my mission and I wouldn't wanna be anywhere else. I cannot even imagine if I missed out on this opportunity. I know the Lord told me to go on a mission for a reason, and since I've been out, I have found a million more reasons why I needed to come. It's wonderful.

I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week! 


Sister Hoer

I was able to see Sis. Elama and Sis. Fuchs again!

All the sisters that have lived with Sis. Kirby.

Our district is being split up.

Beautiful Colorado sunset.

We borrowed a dog to do some creative missionary finding!
Everyone has a dog to walk here in Parker.

Our investigator is expecting a baby any day!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Every morning, I wake up and think of these words of Isaiah.

Life is so wonderful. We have no reason to be down because there is so much to be happy about. Every morning, I wake up and think of the words of Isaiah. 

Isaiah 55:12 "For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." 

Doesn't that just put a smile on your face!?! The mountains are singing for you! So, go out and make it the best day ever. Heavenly Father has literally blessed us with everything that we have. He is always rooting for us and wants nothing but the best for us. The sun will shine. (Except sometimes in Colorado when it decides to snow in May) hahaha but really! Life is good. Very good!!! And Heavenly Father loves you more than you can imagine. Happiness is a decision, not a destination. So go be happy! 

I love you all, 

Sister Hoer

Happy Mother's Day! Mom do you remember teaching me this? We got a rose at church Sunday.

More rose lips...Yeah!

Mother's Day morning view from my bedroom window.

We bought froyo for some of our sisters. #sisterdate

Friday, May 8, 2015

I just pretend I'm in London and that makes the rain so much more enjoyable!

I LOVE to hike!

It's been beautiful and rainy here in Colorado! Sometimes I just pretend I'm in London and that makes the rain so much more enjoyable. But it is quite fun and refreshing to be out with our umbrellas and have the water tickle my toes (because I don't have waterproof my feet have been soaked LOL) We've stayed really busy this week! It's always crazy how fast time goes by when you're so busy. 

So S, our investigator with 6 dogs, had us over for dinner and a lesson this weekend. This whole time, we've been trying to arrange for a member to come...because members are the secret weapon to missionary work! And we finally got it to work. We brought a cute sister in our ward and S just hit it off with her. They have all the same interests and S even invited her for our next lesson! We didn't even have to ask! Inspiration is real. Because we prayed about which member we should bring to our lesson and this name came to our minds. It worked out beautifully.

“A” had her baby shower yesterday! We were able to go and have a good time with the cute ladies in our ward.  “A” is the cutest little pregnant lady ever. I love her! She will be having her baby super soon! So our lessons are kind of slowing down at the moment cuz she's super tired and stuff. But we'll see her next week for a lesson...possibly our last lesson before her baby is born! So exciting! 
That's about all I got for this week. I am just loving every moment here. I'm pretty sure I never want to leave Colorado. (How does that sound Mom!?! Good, huh??) Hahaha but really, life couldn't be better. And I couldn't be happier! I hope you are all feeling the same. Because life is too good to not enjoy every moment! Even the bad, we can always have something to be grateful for. And we always have reason to smile. Because Heavenly Father loves you and that alone makes me grin from ear to ear.

I love you all! Have a happy, happy, happy week. 

Sister Hoer

The rain has been torrential!

Our district did a sunrise hike early this morning!

View from sunrise hike where I did my studies. Gorgeous!

I love the scriptures!

Making a wish on dandelions, ha ha ha!