|Hermana Hoth & Hermana Wilson (Friends/companions Forever!!!)|
|Hermana Emily Hoth at the World Map! (Yep, that's where I'm going!)|
|Em's District (Elders & Hermana Otte, Hermana Atendido, Hermana Hoth, Hermana Wilson)|
|Hermana Kendra Wilson & Hermana Emily Hoth in front of blossoming tress at the MTC|
One of my favorite parts of this week was our Monday lesson with our "investigator" Areli. She has been progressing so much. Her favorite thing is feeling the Spirit when we visit with her, so she has been very accepting of following the Word of Wisdom and the law of chastity because when we follow those things we can have the Spirit in a greater abundance in our lives. In this particular lesson, we asked her if she had prayed specifically to see of Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God. She hadn't, so we invited her to pray with us right there and ask God. After her sweet, humble prayer, we sat there for a bit, not saying anything. The Spirit in the room was so strong. Hermana Wilson and I just felt an overwhelming feeling of peace and hope. We knew that Areli could feel the Spirit too. She told us that she knew that Joseph was a prophet. We asked her to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized into His only true church on the earth. In Spanish it is, "Seguira el ejemplo de Jesu Cristo al ser bautizada por alguin que posea la autoridad del saucerdocio de Dios?" She has agreed to be baptized on April 14th. It's so great that after baptism, she will be able to have the Holy Ghost with her at all times. This was such a special moment for me and my companion, we felt such joy for Areli.
So this week has been such a trial and a blessing for me. It's so hard to have my companion be sister training leader because all of the sisters come to her when they need to talk and then I'm just kinda out of the loop. A few days this week, I've really had a hard time comparing myself to my companion and other missionaries and complaining about it too. I prayed through those hard times that I would be able to feel good and just worry about being my best. After I prayed, I was going to bed then I heard Hermana Wilson say "Hermana Hoth, are you okay?". I said yeah...but she knew something was up. She was able to say to me exactly what I needed to hear. I'm so grateful that the Lord works through other people to meet our needs. My heart was softened after that and all is well again!!
|Elder Barry (our favorite Elder) & Sister Missionaries|
|Our District's Spirit Animals|
Haha...Elder Barry and Elder Tarone challenged Hermana wilson and me to a basketball game during our gym time. Since I'm basically the worst at basketball, it's a good thing sisters are only allowed to guard sisters. I was on Elder Barry's and Elder Johnson's team....we creamed. I mean...we would have creamed if we were allowed to keep points. They don't want things getting too competitive around here!;) Haha after that, Elder Tarone was making fun of Elder Barry saying something like "Elder Barry is the worst at basketball." Elder Barry's comeback was, "Get my name out of your mouth!!!" Hahaha. So funny.
Oh..we got to do traffic again this week when the new missionaries arrived. It was so cool...I got to see Kelsey Rounds right when she got dropped off. She gave me a huge hug! And I've also seen Sabrina Trimble...she just got here this week too. Aren't those bright yellow vests saweet??
So last funny story (well at least I think it's funny). Every night this week, Hermana Atendido has a MAJOR problem with snoring. It drives me crazy...it's been a rough week. Haha sometimes I wake her up and tell her to stop, but that never works. So one early morning I was going to wake her up, but getting out of my bed, I got a bloody nose. Haha I came back and told her that when I was trying to wake her up she punched me. Haha, she totally believed it and felt super bad. I was pretty convincing...but don't worry...I told her eventually that it wasn't her fault. But the snoring needs to stop!;)
Love, Hermana Hoth
|MTC District & Teacher Hermano Ralphs holding sign (he served in Arizona)|