Monday, August 31, 2015

Mon, Aug 31, 2015 I'll be what you want me to be.

Connie, Sis Wright, Sis Hoth at baptism

Hey Ya'll!

It has been another incredible week in the mission. I have learned so much about the Spirit this week. I remember the words that John Bytheway said at our fireside a few weeks ago, "the only thing you need to do as a missionary is have the Spirit, and the Lord will take care of the rest." That is so true. My job is to be worthy and willing to have the Spirit with me at all times. And if I do that, God has promised that He will guide me, that He will help me know what to say, and He will tell me exactly what I need to do. So many times this week I have asked Heavenly Father "where should I go? what should l say?" And then there's always that question that I have for Him, "what do you want me to be?" I don't have to wonder these things if I have the Spirit with me. It will tell me "all things which (I) should do". So through the Spirit, we have seen so many incredible miracles this week. 

Something else I have realized this week is that the reason why there are so many good stories to tell from the mission is because we are constantly outside of our comfort zone. And that's where the most memorable stories come from. So I just encourage all of you to stretch outside your comfort zones, and share the gospel. It's scary. But I can promise you that you will see miracles and gain the most incredible memories of your life. "Life begins outside of your comfort zone. funny story this week. We were on one of the reserves, Tsartlip, just out talking to people. A few weeks ago we met a man named Wayne and taught him how to pray. So this time, We saw our friend Wayne, who is a heavyFirst Nations man. His voice is so deep. We were talking to him while watching his neighbor across the street back up the r.v. In the backing up process, the neighbor crashed into the house. Sister Wright and I jumped so much. Wayne just cracked up laughing. The neighbor pulled the r.v. down where we were and needless to say, he didn't think it was as funny as Wayne thought. He was swearing up a storm while trying to fix the wheel of the r.v. Wayne turned to us and said, "Maybe you should go teach him how to pray." Haha. So we went over and talked to him, but he wouldn't face us. So I asked, "Can we at least leave this with you?" (holding a Book of Mormon Card with Jesus Christ on the front) The man said, "Is it a card with Jesus Christ on it?" Haha, my mouth dropped. How did you know?? Apparently, I'm really bad at remembering who we talk to. We had talked to that man and left a card with him a week earlier. 

I had a neat experience out tracting the other day. It was a hot day and people were just not interested. So, I turned it over to the Lord. I asked which house we should go. As I looked out across the road, I saw just the top of the roof to one house and that was the one we felt prompted to go to. We went over there and there was a man cleaning his car. We had a great conversation with him and then right before we said goodbye, his wife came out. His wife was the lady that we met in the library the day before. So crazy. God is so good and knows exactly who we need to talk to. We don't need to worry about who to talk to or what to say because God knows all of His children perfectly. If we are in tune with the Spirit, then He will tell us exactly what we need to do.

Zone Conference ~ Elders; Sisters Wright, Hoth Jensen, Jeppson, Christianson, Magelby

So one day, we decided to go contacting on the only street that we can contact on. (It's the only street with people). So we went to Beacon and as soon as we got out of the car, there was a dark, heavy feeling on Beacon. I have never met so many rude people all in a row. People were yelling out their cars at us and rude comments seemed to just be flying our way. No one would listen. Sister Wright and I were both struggling to stay on Beacon. But I decided to keep my head up. Something I learned my first transfer in the field was that when all odds are against you and you want to give up, that's when you can't give up. Satan was working so hard on us right then, and that's because there was someone there that NEEDED the gospel. We pushed through and talked to everyone we saw. We ended up having a few good conversations and moment of bearing testimony. I don't know exactly who we impacted that day, but I know that we left that street brighter, lighter, and happier than we found it. And that's our job. 

We had a really powerful lesson with Christine this week. She has told us that when she says her strong, powerful prayer and makes the effort to stop smoking that she will be able to stick to it. So we focused on that. We encouraged her to have that open conversation with God and to plead for the strength to quit smoking. We were able to promise her that if she increased her understanding of the Savior and His Atonement, she would have the strength to quit smoking. It was sad, Christine wasn't able to come to church. And after this week, she will be on vacation. Her date is still the 26th of keep praying for her! Transfers are while she is we are hoping that one of us stays to continue to encourage her! 

So, I have to share another message that Connie sent us. Wow, I bet every missionary wishes they had a recent convert as solid as Connie. She said," Immersed myself in scriptures last night until 6 am. Started with the life of Jesus Christ video. It was awesome. Next I went to the gospel principles book and the Book of Mormon and the Bible. Just having breakfast now, then I will continue my reading. I have faith this will pull me out of my stress. Thank you for your continued support. You are truly one of my many blessings!" She is so sweet. Pray for her...she is still on the job hunt!

Laura is doing great. She is struggling with smoking still, but each day she is gaining a stronger testimony. 

Tabitha moved so we are sad that we can't work with her anymore.

A sweet little sister returned from her mission this week and I loved a quote she shared. "We need to stop thinking I need to take care of myself or no one else will, and start thinking, I need to take care of these people or no one else will and Christ will take care of me." I love that. I have noticed that as I have turned outwards, that I don't need to worry about myself. God takes care of us. We are supposed to take care of each other and lift others up. It is part of our baptismal covenant (Mosiah 18:8-10). I pray that all of us may do a little better to be a little kinder and truly love and serve others.

Love you all and thank you for your support! Have a great week.                                                    Love, Hermana Hoth

Mon, Aug 17, 2015 Hermana Hoth and Rola

Last week Emily wrote to Rola (our Chinese friend from Richard's mission miracle story). Rola wrote her back! How cool that they were able to contact each other!! 

2015-08-18 2:48 GMT+08:00 Emily Hoth <>
Rola...this is Sister Hoth! I am Elder Hoth's daughter! My dad wrote a huge letter telling me about the incredible miracles that have been happening. I have told this story again and again to missionaries, members, my investigators. None are left with dry eyes. What a sweet and happy moment to meet all of your missionaries again. Also, it amazes me that you had pictures of my dad all these years. How special. My heart rejoices in the happiness and bliss of the gospel. I hope and prayer that you feel the same way! I am right now serving in Canada Vancouver Mission. I love it! I love being a missionary! Thank you for finding my dad and the other elders. That meant the world to them!:) 

Love, Sister Hoth

Got this sweet letter today from Rola!:) 

Dear Sister Hoth, 
First of, its great to hear from you!! :)
It's been a long time since i could write emails to a missionary!! ^^
I'm really glad that you get to know about the story.
It was really a miracle that i was able to find them out within 24 hours, facebook is amazing, should've done it years ago... LOL

Yeh, i was baptised in 2007 September, it was not that easy to be the only member in the family at the first time...cause they all know about my past, my bad habits, and who I was...
And suddenly became someone who refuse to drink alcohol, coffee and teas were strange to them. I really have to say that the gospel really did have good influence in me.
The lessons in Institutes, Sunday schools and those fellowshiping from the members made me feel the growth in me, a good and positive kind.

You know how it says in the First chapter in Preach my Gospel, Many people are looking for the purpose in live, and they need the Sense of Belonging...
That's how i feel about the church...and i know deeply that it was Heavenly Father who planned and prepared my path to know and be able to accept His restored gospel...
He had my family taught by your father and other Elders...had my first English Cramschool teacher invited Missionaries over to our class so we could practice English speaking, had me had this deep impression seeing two Sister missionaries biking fast down the road from the Bus, and led me to know this RM friend online, so i started to investigate the church...

You know, there's soo many times i was thinking before i found your father and other Elders...How are they doing? Do they have Families now? Are they still strong in the Gospel??

The reasons why i wanted to find them so bad was not only that i wanted to thank them in Person and let them know that their works were not in vain....but to also strengthen their know if they in case were not strong in the gospel. :)

When i met them, and knowing they're doing amazing and still so having strong and firm Faith of the Gospel of Jesus Christ... made me feel in a way like Ammon meeting his brothers again after years being apart.  ^^

I know you're doing one of the most sacred jobs in the whole world.
You're a Happy Farmer in the Lord's Vineyard, you never really know what rule Heavenly Father is putting you to. 
You're preparing the ground, you're planting the seed, you're cleaning the weed, you're trimming the plant, you're harvesting the fruit....
No matter which rule you're in now in this area you're serving... Your hard work will never be in vain!!! :)

It took more than 20 years for that little seed your father planted to grow. 
You'll never know who's life will be influenced by you knocking on their doors, or hand out a pass along card, or even a smiling greeting to someone on the Bus. :)

Sister Hoth, thank you for writing me.
I look forward to hear your story on your mission. 
Thank you for being amazing!! :)

Alles gute, 

Mit liebe/ Rolle 

"You may sometimes be tempted to say, will my influence make any difference? I am just one. Will my service affect the work that dramatically? I testify to you that it will.  You will never be able to measure your influence for good."     President Thomas S Monson

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mon, Aug 24, 2015 The miracle of a grateful heart

Dear everybody,
Wow. What didn't we do this week? Sister Wright and I have truly been working and wearing out our lives in the service of God. And we love it. There have been so many miracles as we have chosen to follow the Spirit and look for so many opportunities not only to talk to people, but to minister to them as Christ would. And the greatest blessing and miracle of this week has come from having a grateful heart. One day this week, I realized I wasn't getting out of my mission what I wanted to get out of my mission. I prayed to Heavenly Father, and I soon realized that I will get out of my mission what I put into it. Heavenly Father has placed so many remarkable opportunities for me to grow. So many moments for me to get out of my comfort zone, and hey, that's where the best stories come from anyways. I realized that I was doing my best to take advantage of every moment to teach the gospel, and many moments to ask Heavenly Father for miracles, but hardly anytime to thank Him for all of those miracles that He so willingly gives. Boy, that was humbling. A grateful heart is a happy heart. When we are grateful for what God gives us, He gives us more. We also realize how much He truly does bless us. He blesses us in abundance. What a miracle it is to have a grateful heart. 

Cake at Connie's? YES!
So a quick story from last week that I forgot to mention. One night, Sister Wright were out talking to people just before we went in for the night. We were walking by a park when I noticed a man sitting on a bench. He was far off and we were already headed home so I didn't know if we should stop. I got such a strong feeling that we needed to talk to him, so we walk across the field and start up conversation with this man named Glen. I had the strongest impression that I just need to bear my testimony of the Plan of Salvation and how our families can be together forever. So I did. He just stared at me for the longest time and then talked about something else. I didn't know why I was prompted to say that if he didn't need it. But he needed it. He finally mentioned how his daughter had passed away a few years back. He was so sweet and humble and I pray that he can think of my simple testimony often and find hope. 
The Elders in our ward had a baptism this week and it was so incredible. It was a baptism in the of course it was incredible! I am so grateful that we had the chance to sing at his baptism. It was incredible to sing "Nearer My God to Thee" as I looked out at so many loving faces of our ward and the First Nations community. Devin, who is 13, was just glowing after his baptism. The ocean was so still and the sky was just bursting with color. So neat to feel that sweet spirit. After the baptism, Devin and the other First Nation kids decided they wanted to go swimming. So Devin went swimming in his baptism clothes...haha. They decided it would be super fun to get Sister Wright and me soaked. So they would run in and then run up as fast as they could to hug us. Haha. What a good day! Connie and Laura were both able to come to that so it was really special to share that with them.
  We have been able to teach Tabitha a few times this week. She has no religious background whatsoever so we will have to take things really slow. Our first lesson we just talked about who God is and how we can talk to Him through sincere prayer. She was hesitant to say a prayer, but it was so simple and beautiful. She asked so humbly, "Are you there?". She texts us a lot and says how she is constantly praying with her dog, Harley. Oh and we got Tabitha's truck started...miracle. :) It only took us like 20 tries. We did a little happy dance when it finally started....then 10 seconds died. But hey! The next time is started and hasn't died since!
     There was a sweet little moment when a lady invited us in her house and gave us water. It was so hot that day. We asked if we could say a prayer with her before we went. In the prayer, I asked that her and her family would be comforted. After that she just said, "Thank you so much. My husband passed away 6 months ago so we need lots of comfort." What a blessing it is to be instruments in God's hands. 

So Sister Wright and I went on splitz this week so I could teach a SPANISH LESSON. That's right...a Spanish lesson in Sidney while she taught Christine. Margary is the Spanish lady we met at the bus stop last week. She was so sweet and really wanted to learn more! I had Sister Watson with me, who served in Argentina. So between the 2 of us, we were able to teach the Restoration. What a miracle. She is so sweet. Haha and then Sister Wright told me that Christine's lesson was fantastic. Christine said this, "I was watching tv with my husband, and something came on i just turned to him and said 'I never thought i would say this, but I LOVE GOD. AND I LOVE HIS SON JESUS CHRIST". Oh my goodness, Christine is so awesome and is still looking solid for her baptismal date on the 26 of Sept. Pray for her lots!!
     Laura is still doing awesome! We see her almost everyday and she is just progressing so well! Pray for her lots! She is still struggling to overcome smoking, but I know the Lord will help her! 
     Connie sent us the sweetest text this week after we had FHE at a member's home. She said, "Wow. That was so much fun tongiht. I love the rocket story and finding scriptures. You never cease to amaze me. And yet another cool Mormon family. Thank you for bringing joy back into my life." Connie just radiates. I love her! And I have some awesome news! Connie got a calling in the primary. My heart is so full. She is such an incredible person! I wish you all could meet her. 
     So I want all of you to know that I absolutely have a testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He lives and loves us. I feel Him supporting me each and every day on my mission. This work is so hard, and there is no way I could do it alone. I know I don't have to do it alone. I am turning it over to the Lord, and I know He will always be there. I pray that each of you will come to know Him better. If you don't know Him, pray. I've had incredible experiences this week as I talk to all of God's children. I have been picturing them as my family members and friends who don't have the gospel in their lives. As I do this, my love for them grows. My heart and soul desire everyone to have the gospel. I pray that you will each find out just how good God is. And just how amazing life can be as we choose to follow the gospel. After all, it is the only way. 2 Nephi 31:21

Rola & my Dad!
 This is a little part of Rola's letter to me! She is a little girl that my dad met while on his mission. She says,
"You're a Happy Farmer in the Lord's Vineyard, you never really know what role Heavenly Father is putting you to. 
You're preparing the ground, you're planting the seed, you're cleaning the weed, you're trimming the plant, you're harvesting the fruit....
No matter which role you're in now in this area you're serving... Your hard work will never be in vain!!! :)"

Love, Hermana Hoth

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

#missionmiracle #taiwantaichung #heng-chun #sweetreunion #veryblessed~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Emily wanted her Dad to share this amazing missionary story!

大家好 (Big Family Good?) 

Dear Family,
You may have heard that we had quite a weekend.  Long story Short – we did manage to meet up with Rola Lin from Taiwan. 
It was a great reunion and something that we will remember forever.  Not knowing how to write this experience down, I decided to write it in a letter to Emily.
Love ya all Richard

Dear Emily,                                                                                                                      
Sunday, August 09, 2015
How do I start?  This has been the most amazing week.  It ranks up there with all the normal amazing things that happen in one’s life.  Going on a mission, getting married, having kids and sending those kids on missions, etc…..  The past few days you have been so close to my heart.  Your favorite scripture Alma 29: 9-10 has constantly popped in and out of my thoughts too.
Alma Chapter 29
I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.
  10 And behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the Lord has done for me, yea, even that he hath heard my prayer; yea, then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me.
So let’s start at the beginning.  November 14th 1987 Heng Chun township, Taiwan, the name Heng Chun means Eternal Spring.  We always thought it meant Eternal Wind, but I digress.  Looking through an old referral book, Elder Goldsberry and Elder Hoth decide to visit or try to contact a 6 month old referral we had never met.  We end up contacting this amazing family of three.  Mr. Lin works at the Nuclear Power Plant in Nan Wan, just a bit south of Heng Chun.  Mrs. Lin is a stay at home mom (I think) and they have a little baby girl – 11 months old with cute dimples.  We proceed to have a great discussion and set up another.  Over the next 3 ½ months me and my companions meet with the Lin Family.  I get a new comp a few weeks after our first meeting – Elder Goldsberry is transferred up to Chang Hua (Central Taiwan) to be a new Sr. Companion and trainer to a new missionary.  Elder Todd Harris from Idaho Falls – takes his place in Heng Chun.  Elder Harris and I hit it off immediately.  We had so much fun together.  Elder Harris and I continue to teach this “Golden Family” the Lin’s.  According to my old mission planners, we see them about once a week or so.  Sometimes we miss a week if they are out of town or something like that.  To jump ahead – sometime in late January 1988 a mission transfer brings Elder Harris and me an additional companion.  Elder Matt Wardle from North Ogden, Utah comes to Heng Chun to make our companionship a Trio.  At first I am not too happy (previous experience – long story) but almost immediately my fears are brought to not.  Elder Wardle is a perfect addition to our companionship.  Once again, we had so much fun together.  The perfect Trio companionship to end my mission in Taiwan. 
Back to the Lin Family, we continue to meet with them.  My journal entries continue to say how great it was meeting with them.  How, Mr. Lin was very smart and asked such great questions.  Mrs. Lin was my favorite.  She is not Chinese.  She is a Shan Di Ren (Taiwanese Aborigine) the people that inhabited Taiwan before the Chinese people began to colonize Taiwan.  Shan Di Ren means mountain people – like Native Americans or First Nation people in Canada.  Mrs. Lin was a fire ball.  I remember her as being different from most Chinese women, she was right there during our discussions – asking questions, laughing, joking around.  She had a light in her eyes, the joy of life you can easily see.  Elder Harris recently reminded me of a return trip home from teaching the Lin family.  He said that on the bike ride home, we had stopped to rest – the wind in Heng Chun always blows right in your face – while resting at the top of a hill Elder Harris says that I turned to him and said “She (Mrs. Lin) is going to get Baptized!  It is going to happen.”  Mr. and Mrs. Lin’s daughter has always stood out in my memories.  She was so cute, with dimples that almost touched when she smiled.  I can remember holding her during discussions and playing with her.  A Golden Family, the family that every missionary is searching for.  So we continued to teach them.  Mrs. Lin asked us one time “Why can’t women have the Priesthood?”  I don’t know how we answered – we probably said something like “Yin Wei – because”.  Our Mandarin Chinese probably wasn’t good enough to explain it very well. 
At this point, my mission was coming to an end.  My companions did a good job of keeping my “Shoulder to the Wheel” and we were working pretty hard and having a lot of fun doing it.  My Mom and Dad were going to travel to Taiwan and tour with me around the mission.  This was a great experience and a perfect end to my mission service in Taiwan.  I really can’t remember after all these years saying “Goodbye” to the Lin family.  I know we did, but time is rough on memories.  But I knew they were being left in good hands.  Elder Harris was transferred from Heng Chun to Gao Xiong at the same time I went back home to Mei Guo (America).  Elder Wardle was left to continue the work in Heng Chun.  In the following weeks the Lin family did not show the progress Elder Wardle’s Sr. companion wanted.  So they were dropped as investigators.  I have since found out that Mrs. Lin didn’t understand why the missionaries stopped visiting.  So there you have it – that is how my mission in Taiwan ended.  Elders Harris, Wardle and Goldsberry continued to serve and had great missions and success in Taiwan.  I came home with awesome memories and lifelong friends.
As return missionaries do, I got on with life.  But Taiwan and my mission experience continued to bless my life.  You know how I always say, everything good in my life is an extension of my mission service in Taiwan.  Blessings for my family who provided for a full time missionary.  “Thanks Mom and Dad!”  For being able to find your Mom – the greatest woman on earth (also thanks to Sister Shurley and Elder Olsen).  For your Mom’s missionary service in Iowa.  For my three wonderful kids.  All of these blessings being an extension of my mission service in Taiwan. 

Then on Thursday night (Aug 6th) Harrison tells me that Doug Olsen texted and wants me to call him and also look at Facebook (Mom’s Facebook – you know that I don’t Facebook).  So I grab the phone and it is dead.  I then move on to Facebook (with Mom’s help).  This is what I find. 

Rola Lin Ules’ Facebook Post August 6, 2015 at 11:04am

Greetings to whoever read this, I have a big favor to ask. I'm Sister Lin, a convert from Taiwan.
These are the pictures I found after i was baptized in 2007 to the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints.
Those Elders came to our home in Nan-wan(
南灣,in area Heng-chun恆春) and taught my parents when I was je small.
I don't know those Elders names, nor can I read them from the pictures, I only can guess that they were on their mission around 1984-1989 in Taiwan and served in area Heng-chun.
My parents didn't join the church, but I remember growing up having an Old Book of Mormon at home, which I never knew what it was about until 2007 I joined the church.
I served the mission in 2012-2013 in Alpine German Speaking Mission, and have tried to do temple work for my ancestors.
I always have those pictures with me on my mission, to encourage me even if those I taught didn't accept the gospel, but the seeds are planted, and I've worked hard and done my part.
These Elders planted the seeds in my family and never get to see it grows to a tree.
I Really hope and want to find them, thank them for sharing the gospel in Taiwan and planting the seeds of the fullness of the gospel in me even when I was that small, let them know that their hard works were not in vain, and they have brought soo many wonderful Blessings upon me and my family.
So Please, help me find them or their families!! 

Thank you so very much for
Sincerely, Rola Lin Ules

You can imagine my reaction.  First I see the pictures – I wonder “How did someone get my mission pictures?”  Then I begin to read and understand what is happening.  Names from the past start to bring back memories.  Lin – that family we taught in Heng Chun – with the cutest little girl.  Doug Olsen, Joe Seiley, Kim Ashby, Korey Smitheram, Todd Parrish and Chuck Smith, all missionaries during my time in Taiwan.  Then the realization that that cute little Chinese girl is the one posting these pictures and trying to find out who these missionaries are.  That she has joined the Church and served a mission in German speaking Europe.  That she has kept those two pictures with her for encouragement when missionary work is tough.  To have her talk about the seeds of the gospel being planted without knowing the outcome.  Just what you talked about in your mission farewell talks.  Remember?  A sowing (planting) mission and a harvesting (reaping) mission.
By this time – I am having trouble reading the computer page through my teary eyes.  This doesn’t happen.  This happens in “Ensign” articles not in “real” life, certainly not in my life.  So I bolt down to the basement, to begin looking through my mission trunk.  I find pictures (3), journal entries and parts of letters written to my family at home containing descriptions of gospel discussions with the Lin family.    Wow! This is for real, this is really happening. Unbelievable!
The miracles are just beginning.  Rola (the cute, little, dimpled Chinese baby) is currently in Salt Lake City visiting friends.  I typed a response to everyone saying that “Yes, this is Elders Hoth and Goldsberry and Elders Hoth, Harris and Wardle.”  And from there the most amazing things have happened. 

1987-88 Elder Goldsberry, Rola, Elder Hoth
2015 Bart Goldsberry, Rola, Richard Hoth
Yesterday Rola and her four elders (along with some of the wives and one family) met again after 27 years! It was amazing! It was a miracle to get everyone together.  Elder Harris discovered what was going on at 9 am and he and his wife travelled from Twin Falls Idaho to meet everyone in SLC. Elder Wardle was on vacation in Yellowstone with his family and travelled 400 miles to get to Salt Lake. It was also his wife, Teal’s, birthday. Elder Goldsberry and us had it a bit easier. Goldsberry lives in the area and we are used to zipping down to Salt Lake.

1988 Rola's Dad, Rola's Mom, Rola, Elder Hoth, Elder Harris, Elder Wardle

2015 Rola, Richard Hoth, Todd Harris Matt Wardle

 Our reunion was awesome! We met at a little Chinese restaurant and had dinner Chinese style with plates of food being passed around. We didn’t eat a whole lot because we spent the whole time talking and laughing and crying. Rola is just amazing! She has the light of the gospel and the JOY that comes from the gospel. She also told us that her Mom joined the church in 2008 a year after her. This news just put the icing on the cake for everyone! After 27 years of wondering what happened to that “golden” family in Hung Chun, we finally know. The blessings of a mission never seem to stop. Elder Harris said that he remembered hearing that “once you commit to serving a mission and you leave your home to  teach the gospel, for  the rest of your life as long as you’re living the gospel you continue to pick up blessings all along the way.” 

Emily, you are blessing our lives so much.  I know that this “Miracle” happened at this time partly because you are serving your Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ in Vancouver Canada.  Wow! What a week, we love you so much and are so proud of you.  Go get’em kid-O 
Love you, Dad (Hwo you yu)

L to R Casey Wardle, Jared Wardle, Maddie Wardle, Teal Wardle, Matt (Elder) Wardle, Todd (Elder) Harris, Veronica Harris, Rola Lin (Lin rong an) Jill Hoth, Richard (Elder) Hoth, Bart (Elder) Goldsberry August 8th, 2015 (SLC Utah)