Monday, August 26, 2013


Hey Family!
How's it going?
This week has been pretty good.

Jade our investigator is awesome.
Well he's not ours anymore.
Sadly we had to pass him off to the Assistants.
He's YSA age, so we thought it would be best for him.
He has really good questions.
And we had a couple really great lessons
with him this week.
The first one we talked about the Restoration,
and he really wanted to know about Joseph Smith.
He said he likes things black or white.
And I told him that things are 
black or white in our church.
Either the Book of Mormon is true, or it's not.
If it's not, then Joseph Smith wasn't a prophet.
And this isn't the true church.
But then I testified that I KNOW that the
Book of Mormon is true.
Joseph Smith was a prophet and he did see 
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
It is such a blessing for me to know that.
And I love that I'm getting to help other people know that.

So turns out if you drive to the Visitor Center
and other places you don't need to.
Then you run out of your allotted miles pretty fast.
Sister Crandall and I had 250 for 2 weeks in the month...
Not our best move.
So we biked a ton last week.
And was it HOTTT.
One day Sister Crandall didn't wear sunscreen
and she got FRIED.
My poor greenie.
She is good now though,
thanks to some lady who let her have 
some of her aloe plant.

We also have started tracting.
We have found that it is actually kind of productive.
We have been able to find a few potentials investigators.
And set up some return appointments.
Talking with everyone is a really big thing.
So that's what we've been trying to do.
We talked to 127 people this week.
And 106 last week.
Shooting for 140 this week.
So we'll see how that one goes.
We ran into this woman named Laura,
who has had some really rough times in her life.
She is on a "journey" she calls it.
We gave her a copy of the Book of Mormon
and are anxiously waiting for her call.
We also met a woman name Denise.
She seemed legitimately interested,
but had family in town.
So we are seeing her this week.

We met this man named "Crazy Dave" this week.
He is very nice, but he is a little crazy too.
He loves bandannas.
The one he was sporting when we were there
had some nice marijuana leaves on it.
We think he might have been a drug dealer.
That's still a little bit in the air.
He said he used to be a pastor.
But his life has gone pretty down hill from there.
He said he's not interested.
So we're not sure if we'll stop by again.

We went bowling last pday for a multi-district activity.
It was pretty fun.
And I won a game--thank you kid bowling league.
The best part about winning was the fact that
I beat this super competitive elder,
without even realizing it.
Until I heard him yell.
Best best part?
I beat him by one pin.
I know we aren't supposed to be competitive.
But that was a little satisfying.

Roya is still doing great!
We had an AMAZING lesson with her
on the Plan of Salvation.
I think she is really thrilled with being able to see her dad again.
And her mother's health isn't too great right now.
So I think it might have helped her out a lot.
I love her to death.
She is getting baptized in just a couple weeks!
I am hoping that if I get transferred
that I'll be able to make it back for her baptism.

Which leads to transfers.
They are next Tuesday.
I can't believe they are already here.
It's crazy!
I will find out this weekend and let you know
WEDNESDAY. Not Monday.
Pday changes because of transfers.
So I'll let ya know.

I love y'all and hope you have a wonderful week!
Much love,
Sister Hubmann

1. Keepin' it real in Payson.
2. Check out that watch tan.
3. Glasses tan--what is my life?? Thank goodness I can wear my contacts again.
4. Sister Crandall and I at bowling.
5.Victory shot.
6.Some of the bowling group--love'em.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

19 August 2013

Hey Family!
How is it going in Kingsport?
Everything is going great here!
I am loving the area and the people.
Especially the people.
This week was pretty great.
So here it goes.

On Monday we decided to take our bikes.
We had just got Sister Crandall's,
so we figured "Why not?"
We were biking around and we remembered
this man that we would try to stop by and see him.
We decided to go to this one apartment complex
and then go see him.
We are on our way to this potential investigator's house
and we are stopping and talking to everyone.
We are a little lost,
and we stop to talk to this woman.
Who just happened to be who we were going to see!
The Lord truly has his hand in our lives, I know it.
Because if we wouldn't have been there at that
exact moment, we would've missed her.
We were able to talk to her about problems
that she's facing right now.
She said, "He knows my problems."
And, "You are messengers of the God."
Once her son goes to school,
we are going to start teaching her.
We're super excited!

We went on exchanges this week.
Which was fun and weird.
Because one day I was with
Sister Soifua and Sister Mayne.
My old companions!
In my old area.
But it was super fun.
And when the Sister Training Leader came with me,
we talked to everyone we ran into, aka 30 people.
It was awesome.
We may have gotten kicked out of an apartment complex though.
We knocked on a door where a member used to live.
And the new tenant was not pleased.
He said he was going to talk to the manager.
So we'll see how that one goes.

We also taught this woman named Nancy.
Not sure if I've told you about her.
She has a hole in her throat.
So she is really concerned about getting baptized.
But we have figured out how she will do it,
they had to call Salt Lake Headquarters for it.
But we are really excited for her.
The lesson went super well.
She is progressing.
And we are going to commit her to a date this week.

We also got a new investigator!
His name is Jade.
He's from South Africa.
We were lost because of construction
and we turned into a complex.
We decided to stop and talk to some people.
And we asked if they would be willing to listen
to a brief message about Jesus Christ.
And his friend volunteered him!
So we went and met with him.

And we are now teaching him again this week.
We are super excited.

My area is proof that the Lord
is preparing his people to hear his word.
I can see it every day.
People might not accept meeting with us,
but we're a start.

Other highlights from this week:
1. Interviews with President and Sister Sweeney.
2. Zone lunch--I'll attach amusing pictures.
3. Dyed Sister Crandall's hair.

I hope y'all have a wonderful week!
I love you tons!
Sister Hubmann

Monday, August 12, 2013

12 July 2013

This past week has been great!
We had a great lesson with Roya on Tuesday.
We took her down to the Visitor Center
and watched a movie about Joseph Smith.
She was so touched by the Spirit there.
She cried during the movie,
and said he was a prophet afterwards.
She also loved the Christus.
She had the VC Sister play it twice for her.
The Sister asked her what she thought about it
and she explained the whole thing to her.
Which is really great because
English isn't her first language.
So we were really glad she understood as much as she did.
And we found out there that she hasn't
smoke or drank tea in over a week!
It's so exciting!
She is so ready to be baptized, it's amazing.
We are going to set a new date with her this week.
We are thinking August 31.
Mainly because we KNOW she's ready.
Partially because we also know transfers is that
next week and we both want to be there.
And with my current transfer rate,
I'm afraid I won't be.
So we'll see how it all works out.
The Lord's got a plan, I know it.

Yesterday when we were on our way to the 
hospital (to visit a sick member),
I thought, "I'm thirsty. I should get a drink."
Which then resulted in water COVERING my skirt.
Sister Crandall is all, 
"Do you really want to go into the hospital like that?"
So I used the "skirt tunnel"
aka I had to use the AC like a dryer.
It was good. 
You do something different every day I suppose.
Needless to say,
I just have the best luck in the world.

We got a new investigator this week!
Her name is Nancy.
Her daughter was baptized last year.
She went to the baptism and was crying because
she felt the spirit so strongly.
So we are teaching her now.
She just has a problem that she has a
hole in her throat.
So any water that would go into her throat,
would go directly to her lungs.
So we are having some people look into
how to cover it up so she can be baptized.

We also are working with this older woman named Juanita.
She is really kind.
A great Christian woman.
She also tells us we're beautiful every time we go there.
So who wouldn't like visiting her?
She has a really bad memory.
Like that she asks us if we are married at least
twice while we are there.
I am praying that the Lord will help her remember the gospel.
She said she would read the Book of Mormon.
So we are going to follow up on that this week.

Something interesting they have done
this transfer is a conference call.
They have all of the people training and their
trainees get on the same call.
And we all discuss how the 12 week program
has been going for them.
My poor companion got called on.
And she wasn't sure what she was going to say.
Literally the whole time he was asking the question
she was hitting me going "What do I say?"
over and over again.
And here I am trying to even hear her question.
She's doing great.
I don't mind training at all.
We get along super well, which is a major blessing.
I have got to say I have been majorly blessed this transfer.
It's amazing to see that the Lord has his hand in
every step of the way of my mission.
I love being able to be here serving him.
Have y'all been able to do any missionary work?
I know that the Lord will bless you as you begin
to reach out to those around you.
And you won't regret it.
There is no better feeling than being able to help
people to come unto Christ.
And you both know that since you have served
missions yourselves:)

Also this week,
Sister Crandall and I decided to give things up.
We wrote a bunch of things on balloons
and popped them.
They were all things that were preventing
us from being the best missionaries possible.
And every time I think about or do one of those things,
I think about those popped balloon pieces on my desk.
Cool right?

I love y'all so much and hope you have an amazing week!
Much love, 
Sister Hubmann

1.Skirt Tunnel.
2.Popping my balloons.
3. Remnants of my balloons.
4. Also Sister Crandall decided she wanted to see
if she was still allergic to fresh fruits and veggies.
She ate an apple.
She's still allergic.

Monday, August 5, 2013



Let me just go ahead and say,
I got so many things this week.
I could really feel the love.
I wish I could have spent it with you,
but you made spending it away that much better.
People were really great here.
They sang happy birthday to me in Relief Society.
The Sister that fed us dinner went home
and made me a birthday cake from scratch.
Isn't that so sweet?
Sister Mayne made me a cake too.
Sister Wynn, the bishop's wife,
brought me a birthday present too!
She is just the sweetest.
She's my substitute mom here.
I love the people here.
They are so kind to us.

We went to see this man last week.
And we are walking to his door.
He opens it to come outside.
He sees us and slams the door in our faces.
Sister Crandall's jaw literally dropped.
And then he opens the door back up.
He waves for us to come in.
We just look at each other and head to the door.
His daughter says,
"Oh ignore him. He's crazy. Come on in."
We go in and this old man...
Like I'm the Pillsbury doughboy or something!
He ended up being the cutest old man.
It was great to get to visit with him and his family.
It was his 85 birthday when we stopped by!

In other news,
we found 42 ties at our apartment.
This is going to keep happening as I keep
moving into Elder apartments.
But this transfer we did something
a little more fun with the ties.
I will attach a picture of our creation.

Things are going great with Roya.
We did have some setbacks.
She was drinking tea still,
so we have to push back her baptism date.
But we are really excited.
Because we are going to go with her to the
Visitor Center tomorrow.
And we're going to show her a video about Joseph Smith.
We really think it will help her
understand him better and help her gain 
a testimony of him.

We are working on meeting
with a few families that the Elders were
working with before.
Other than that, we are doing some less active work.
And that is always fun to go and see them.
They are normally pretty nice.
But we are working on getting them back to church.

I love being a missionary.
It's amazing to be able to touch the hearts of people.
I want to invite you to continue to talk
to the people you know.
Here's a quote from Gordon B. Hinckley,
"Let there be a cultivated awareness in every
member's heart of his own potential for bringing others
to a knowledge of the truth. Let him work at it. Let him
pray with great earnestness about it."
So pray about those you come in contact with.
The Lord will help you know who is ready.

I love you all and hope you have a great week!
Much love,
Sister Hubmann

1. Ties!
2.Party time
3.Blowing out my candles!
4. DQ. What Grandma's birthday money bought me.
6. And Wendys! Birthday money, well spent.
7.Sister Wynn, Substitute Mom.


Hey Family!
So last week was amazing.
She was so afraid that she wouldn't make
it fully under the water and would have to get baptized again.
Yeah, her fears came to life.
Her elbow didn't make it completely under.
So they had to preform the baptism again.
Poor thing.
It was really great!
Besides the fact there were cockroaches in the bathroom.
My poor greenie had to clean them up.
She's such a trooper.
Love her heart.

She seriously is the best.
I don't really feel like I am training at all.
She came pretrained I swear.
I am not having to do anything.
We had our first set lesson on Thursday.
And we weren't sure what we should teach her.
So we decided to pray about it and then discuss what we thought.
In studies we both thought baptism.
So we thought we should invite her to be baptized.
Sister Crandall invited her...
She is going to be baptized on August 10th.
It's really exciting!
Her name is Roya.
She's from Iran, so her cousin translates.
She's really amazing.
Her fellowshipper wants her to go slow.
But she's like,
So she is!
We are so excited for her!

We also got to meet with a couple of people
that had formerly investigated the church.
And they seem really promising!
One's name is Emma.
She's 17 and her family had talked
with the Elders before.
She seems really interested.
So we are really excited to go meet with her again.

We also stopped and talked to 2 different
men this week who seem interested.
Their names are Bill and Scott.
Bill is really struggling because he has cancer.
So he feels like God has abandoned him.
We are working to make him know that he hasn't.
It was really touching to talk with him.
He's served in the military,
so talking to him hit home since the boys are in the Air Force and all.
He is an amazing man and we hope to meet with him again.
Scott was really great too.
He seemed really open to the gospel.
So we are really excited to meet with him again as well.

This week has been great.
I know the Lord will continue to bless
the people that I go to see.
I would like to invite y'all to talk to your friends.
I know that's what I regret not doing.
This isn't a time to plant seeds.
This is a time to reap.
Talk to your friends and I can promise you,
that the Lord will be with you!
He will put the words into your mouth when you need them.
I love this gospel and the blessings it has placed in my life.

Have a wonderful week!
I love you!
Sister Hubmann

1. The font filling!
2. Tamra and I before her baptism!
3. Sister Mayne, Tamra, and I!