Monday, June 24, 2013


Hey family!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
Did y'all get to watch the broadcast?
It was pretty awesome.
So if you can watch it online,
you should.
If you didn't catch it yesterday.
It sounds like they are going to
make us missionaries more tech saavy.

I did see some sisters at a meeting with an iPad.
So there are some areas here testing it out.
Who knows, maybe we'll get it when the mission splits.
It's so weird to think that this time next week,
I'll be in a new mission.
The work is moving forward!
58 new missions!
So last week was awesome.
We finally got to play district sports.
We played Ultimate Frisbee with a tupperware lid.
We didn't have a frisbee,
so we got creative!
While we were driving to play,
we saw the strangest thing.
We are driving on a road that on
either side is just desert.
We look to the right
and there out of the desert is a man, on a unicyle!
Just taking a nice ride through the desert.
It was one of the oddest things I've ever seen.
We got to go up north-ish this week.
We went north of Cave Creek.
And when it hit 94 degrees,
you better bet we were cruisin' with the windows down.
It got all the way down to 76!
That was the best.
My poor companion had to roll her window up
because she was cold.
Sad to say that 76 is cold here.
While we were up north away from civilization
our low tire light came on.
Here were are in the middle of nowhere,
hoping we make it back into civilization.
We made it back in enough to call the Elder
that's over the cars.
He told us to find a QT
and go to the tire shop in the morning.
I checked the tire pressure and filled up the tires.
Thanks Dad for teaching me something.
In other news,
there are so many missionaries leaving from here.
There has been at least one farwell every Sunday
I've been here.
This week there was 2.
It's amazing the response that is happening
with the age change.
We had what's called a temple excursion this week.
A bunch of missionaries come together
and go to the temple together.
It was so great.
I got to see some people that I won't get
to see again until after my mission
because of the mission split.
It was just an all around great experience.
We got to hear some final words from President and Sister Ellsworth.
Since they're finishing up their mission this week.
I have learned so much from them,
that it's going to be really sad to see them go.
This week I realized carrying around                              
my gallon may not be the most dignified thing.
We walk into dinner and a sister said,
"Is that your water bottle?"
I replied "Yes" and she said,
"Well that's feminine!"
So I decided I maybe should figure something else out.
We'll see.
I hope all is well with y'all.
I love you very much!
Have a spectacular week,
Sista Hubmann

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Hey Family!
I seriously can't believe it's already pday again.
That just baffles my mind.
I have almost been out 4 months.
I have, check your calendar.
I wonder if it's flying by as fast for y'all
as it is for me.
This week, it reached
a blazing 111 degrees.           
Thank goodness we are in a truck.
With air conditioning.
That is constantly turned up
as high as it will go.
We used the typewriter in our apartment.
That was awesome.
Until it broke
after 3 minutes of me using it.
We tried to fix it,
sadly it wouldn't come back to life.
I can see why computers are so much better.
They let you erase things without
having to use white out.
I messed up like a thousand times
in 2 seconds.
Seriously, 2 seconds.
Not even my usual exaggeration.          
So the funniest thing that has ever happened on my mission,
happened this week.
We went to visit this old couple.
They are so sweet and cute.
They've been married almost 70 years!
Isn't that amazing?
So we're talking to them.
They are telling us their life story,
which was great.
And we finally leave.
Brother Lewis says that old men
can hug the "lady missionaries."
So began the uncomfortable hugs.
Sister Mayne hugged him--no problems.
He goes to hug me.
And you know how you have like move
your heads opposite directions?
That didn't work out so well.
We had an awkard head bobbing back and forth.
And then finally we go to hug.
Sister Mayne and I get in the car.
Laughing as hard as we possibly could.
And she looks at me and goes,
"Remember that time you almost kissed a 94 year old man?"
Ahhh, and that's why can't hug men on the mission.
To avoid awkward situations like that.
But hey, at least now I have an awesome story to tell.
We got a call from one of our High Priest Group Leaders this week.
He told us their was a woman who really needed a visit.
So we went to see her.
Her name is Maura.
She is amazing.
She really just wants to know if the church is true.
And we were like, sure we can help you with that!
So we are getting to help her out.
We have told her of some articles she can read.
And suggested that she watch 17 Miracles.
I think she will be such an assest once she gets
that testimony for herself.
She said that's why she stopped going so many years ago.
I really think she will become active again.
We just have to help her get back on the right path.
We ate dinner at the Poole's this week.
We are just talking about life,
families, hometowns, hobbies, etc.
She tells us that one of their hobbies.
is being on game shows!
Her and her husband have both been on
The Price is Right.
She made it to contestant row and
he won a trip to Jamacia.
They also were on Wipe Out last year.
And they won!
Her kid let it slip out.
They were on the Valentine's Day episode.
They were named the "Baby Makers"
You should check it out.
They are also in line to go on
Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune sometime
in the next year.
Cool right?
They'll go on Amazing Race sometime.
I just know it.
We have the sweetest neighbors.
Sister Mayne likes Trader Joe's and
she walked by one day carrying a bag with Trader Joe's on it.
So we asked where it was.
She gave us instructions.
And jokingly said she'd make us a map.
Well 2 days ago.
We come out of our apartment,
and there is a paper that says,
"Welcome to the nieghborhood sisters!"
On the inside was a map to Trader Joe's.
And she left us roses.
She's such a sweetheart.
My new transfer goal is to convert her.
We had Zone Training last week.
Turns out Sister Mayne and I,
are the only sisters in the zone.
It's so weird.
Considering my first zone only had 4 Elders.
Our zone is huge.
The top part of our zone is Payson.
So the Elders had to drive an hour and a half
to get to the training.
One of the Elder's investigators from the Res
is supposed to make me a cactus knife.
It's out of cactus wood.
I am really excited and I hope
he gets done with it soon.
I'll probably just send it home when I get it.
One morning I was in the bathroom.
And I just happened to look down into
my companion's cup where she keeps her
toothbrush and toothpaste.
I dumped it out and washed it down the sink.
I didn't tell her though.
I feel like I maybe should have.
But it's probably too late for that now.
We may be getting 2 new investigators this week!
It's a member's parents.
Her mom seems super interested.
But her dad--not so much.
So pray for Peggy's parents.
So that they will be open to the gospel.
Because they would be such amazing members.
I can tell.
He just has to believe in God first.
So please, prayers for them!
I love y'all and hope you have an amazing week!
Much love,
Sista Hubmann              
1. It was 111 degrees here this week.
2. The broken type writer ink.
3. Musefan car! Glad to find a fellow friend--make sure JD sees it. This is for him.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

10 June 2013

Why hello there my family!

I hope Kingsport is treating you well.
I actually didn't make it up to Payson.
Turns out I am in that zone,
but a different area.
So much for that cool summer.

I think I brought it upon myself.
I'm pretty sure I said,
"Have fun in the Valley suckas!"

Like 5 times.
So I'm still in the Valley.
Just the Northern part.
I am in the lovely City of Cave Creek.
There is a city we cover called Carefree.

I love driving through there.
Because all of the road names are
Dream St., Lazy St., etc.
I will have to take some pictures
of some crossroads so you can witness it too.
My new companion is Sister Mayne.
She is from Utah.
Shocker, right?
She's from Brigham City.
She lives a block away from the temple there.
It's visible from her living room.
Living the dream right there.
She is really nice.
And cracks me up.
The Elders that lived here before us....
they left our apartment a wreck.
The only thing that made it worth it was
the LOVE letters we found in a desk drawer.
3 love letters to the same Elder.
Poor girls.
He didn't even take the letters with him!
But I'm glad he didn't,
because they were so amusing.
We found a box full of 49 ties.
Elders must have lived there for
a very long time.
The wards here do correlation and splits
every week which is awesome.

They are really trying to do missionary work,
which is great.
We're working on getting more investigators.
A few ward members are going to try
to set things up with their friends.
So we'll see.
I have the faith it's going to go well.
I am driving another truck up here.
It's the same as the last one except this one is grey.
I totaled up how many miles I had driven
in my last area.
And I had driven 1,828.
Our area here is so huge.
I've now driven over 2,000.
Just in 2 transfers.
It blows my mind.
We do cover
Cave Creek,
parts of
and Carefree.
Leaving Papago was really hard for me.
I had grown to love the Native people
But I know this must mean that
there are people here that I am supposed
to teach.
The only good thing that came from
leaving was that I got some nice awkward pictures.
I'll include them.
Sister Webb got her visa last week.
She thinks she'll be staying most of this transfer.
But I won't really know until she gets to Brazil,
since we can't write being in the same mission and all.
I loved that package y'all sent.
The skittles are already gone.
I love the shirts too.
I am just figuring out what to wear them with.
Since I'm growing out of all my skirts...
Now is the time to really exercise!
I loved the Iron Man shirt.
Another Sister in my apartment had it too.
We were so excited to match.
It's so cool.
I've worn it a bunch.
I love being a missionary.
People may no be interested.
But I tried.
And I love being able to do that.
Because the Lord has given me so much.
I am honored to be able to have this time
to serve the Lord.
I know that even if people aren't accepting the gospel now.
I may have planted a seed.
Sure we'd all love to reap other's seeds.
But for right now.
I am happy with where I am.
Being a missionary is the best.
And I'd never trade this for anything.
Much love,
Sister Hubmann
1. Sister Rudy and I in our matching Iron Man shirts.
2. The Res Missionaries.
3. Me with the Zone Leaders.--Krueger and Bowerman(It's the most awkward picture thanks to Elder Bowerman)
4. My old zone leaders, I don't think I ever sent it.
Elder Francis and Elder Miller.
5. Me and Stephanie, a less active.
6. Me and Anna--one of my old investigators.
7. Me with the Spanish Elders we walked to zone sports with all the time.

Elder Ortiz and Richmond.
8. Me and Elder Clarke--both leaving the Res.
9. Me and the Jimersons. 
10. Sister Esmond and I. MTC companions going to separate missions!
11. Me and 49 ties.
12. We have the same plates in my apartment as at home!
13. Me and my new companion Sister Mayne!
14. Pretty sunset!

Monday, June 3, 2013

I will be serving in the Arizona _________ Mission.

Hey Family!
So something I didn't even say last time.
No longer a greenie!!
Isn't that crazy?
I can't believe it.
Last Monday was actually
my three month mark.

I am getting transferred. Again.
3 transfers.
3 companions.
3 areas.
My new companion will be 
Sister Mayne.
She came out just a transfer
before me.
I will be going up to Payson.
Which means....
We are whitewashing.
I am really nervous about that.
But hey, if the Lord thinks I can do it.
I can do it.
It's so cool being on a mission right now.
We are part of something so big.
Not only am I lucky enough to be 19.
But I also get to be in one of the new
58 missions being created on July 1st.

We made really cool zone shirts.
They look like the green lantern.
I'll send a picture next week.
So we had zone sports one day
(where all missionaries from my area
come together and play some game)
and we were handing out the shirts.
Naturally, I don't feel like carrying 20 shirts.
So I brought my backpack.
While we were playing soccer.
Someone yells.
I look over.
And a dog is peeing on my backpack.......
I have the worst luck in the world.
I had to wash it.
But no worries, it survived the washer.

Yesterday was testimony meeting.
Since I'm getting transferred, I thought I'd go up.
In the middle of my testimony.
I say something so weird.
Like I was praying or something.
It was really embarrassing.
I think I semi-covered it up.
I was just so nervous I didn't know what to say.
And I had to sit on the stand for like
20 minutes before I got to get up.
So all the excellent things I had to say
were completely out of my mind while waiting.
Crossing my fingers no one really noticed.
I'm so embarrassing sometimes.

Every Sunday since I've been here,
they've spelled my name wrong in the program.
First it was Huvmann for 2 weeks.
And then after that it was Hu mann.
It was totally my fault that it didn't
get fixed sooner.
I kept forgetting to tell the poor program lady.
On my last Sunday,
it was spelled correctly. 
I cut it out and put it in my journal.

I'm drinking a gallon of water a day, right?
So sometimes I really have to use the bathroom.
Like bad.
Unfortunately sometimes we talk to people
for a really long time and I'm about to explode.
So multiple times we have had to hurry
to a member's house just to use her bathroom.
Thank your Jackie Taylor.
I also weigh myself on her scale.
I shouldn't do that.
I am pretty sure I'm not going to fit
into any of my clothes here soon.

Last week we biked on the Reservation.
It was going well.
Until we had to go on a bumpier road.
And all 4 of our tires got spurs in them.
So we had to walk our bikes back to the truck.
And Elder Nilsen told us to not ride them anymore.
He put some slime tubes in my tires,
so they should be good from now on.

There are tons of corn fields here.
So I really wanted to run through them like Pocahontas.
I mean who wouldn't?
Desbah told me that if I didn't take a picture
I would regret it.
So I took a picture.
I look exactly like Pocahontas, obviously.

I've been reading the Book of Mormon
these past 2 transfers.
My goal is to finish it every 2 transfers.
It was so amazing to get to read it.
I feel like before my mission I definitely
took it for granted.
Don't be like me.
Don't do it.
Read the Book of Mormon.
Every day.
Read 7 pages a day and you can finish it in 3 months.
That's how long 2 transfers are.
So hopefully I'll be able to finish it 6 times out here.

People are so nice here.
Saturday we went to fill up our jugs of water,
which the place lets us fill up for free.
And while we were there,
this lady bought us ice cream for free!
Today at the grocery store
someone even bought Sister Soifua's groceries.
Arizona is great.
I am so glad I am serving a mission here.
Being a missionary is the best.

I love you all and hope you are have a wonderful week!
-Sista Hubmann

1) Me being Pocahontas.
2) Desbah with that chicken I held before. It's gotten so much bigger!