Friday, June 19, 2015

I have discovered the greatest kept secret in the world...

I have discovered the greatest kept secret in the world... REVELATION. Haha, just kidding. It's no secret, but sometimes I feel like revelation is too downplayed. Think about it. We have direct communication with our all-knowing, all-powerful, and perfectly loving Heavenly Father. It's amazing what He will reveal to you if you just ask.

This week, my companion and I made plans to find more people to teach. As we planned, we prayed and looked at a map to select a handful of streets that we should tract. So we started this adventure with a street that a few members live on. We were tracting... not finding a whole lot of success. Then we accidentally tracted into a member! She gave us water and grapes AND a referral!!! So we visited her friend across the street. She was super nice! But not interested in our message. Bummer! So we finished tracting that street and lo and behold... the last house we knocked on was our miracle. A nice redheaded man answered the door and came on the porch to chat with us. We had a great conversation and come to find out that his wife is a less-active member of the church! We gave him a Book of Mormon, invited him to read it, and also gave him a pass along card with our phone number on it. It was great! 

So then, fast-forward a few days. There was a town carnival and our mission president told us all to go proselyte at the carnival. Hahah he's so cool! We had a great time and talked to a ton of people. We were leaving and noticed we had a missed call. Guess whom it was from? It was from that redheaded man's wife! I can't even tell you how many pass along cards I’ve given out with my number on them and not once has anyone actually called! That alone was a miracle. She called and she is a sweet heart. She asked us if we would come back and visit her! We set an appointment and yesterday we were able to have a very special visit with her. The spirit was very strong as she expressed her deepest feelings and concerns to us. She is very close to the spirit and very receptive right now. She stopped going to church when she was 12, but she said she really wants to get back into church before they start a family. We committed her to read the Book of Mormon every day with her non-member husband and she excitedly accepted that commitment! I have a really good feeling about them.

I have offered up so many prayers of thanks and gratitude to Heavenly Father for leading us to this woman! She isn't exactly what we were expecting... but maybe her husband will become the new investigator we were seeking! Either way, Heavenly Father knew this woman needed the gospel in her life again. So He sent us to that street and we found her. Isn't revelation so cool?! Just ask. He will answer. 
I love you all so much and hope you're having a great summer!!!


Sister Hoer

This was an awesome hike last p-day! I LOVE hiking! (When she was little her mom made her hike, so hang in there all of you moms in the world!!! Making your kids do hard things pays off big time!)

This sweet 90 yr. old ranger certifiied I made it to the top and now I'm an official squirrel club member!

I could see the entire world from the top! Amazing!

Another gorgeous Colorado sunset~we go talk to people at the lake at dusk. It's a hopping place!

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