Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26th, 2013

welllll things here are just super great! -- is... well -- is --. same attitude but you gotta love him haha. he is great. cant wait for the big day! & -- is soooo great! so his parents are like way devout lutheran. and he grew up lutheran of course. so he went to san antonio last week to tell them he was getting baptized and his dad was supportive which was way surprising to him, and they said they were gonna come to the baptism. so a couple days ago -- called them to tell them when exactly it was and they said that they arent coming anymore cause they dont feel comfortable with it and they are disappointed in him. so he was obviously way down about that and he asked if we would come over so we did and we tried to cheer him up about it and he just kept saying how happy and excited he still is and he and -- kept talking about their plans for next year when they are gonna go and get sealed and it was just so amazing to see their happiness even though things are rough with his family. even at church yesterday he was just like I cant stop smiling im so happy! his testimony has grown soooo so so much. he always has to remind me that since I am converting him to the church that he is converting me to A&M hahaha.
I dont know why its such a struggle for me to think about what to even write you all. I can barely remember what happened this morning let alone the whole past week haha. so we have 3 baptisms coming up this month! crossing my fingers I get to stay! a lot of investigators who we are still in the process. but they will get there I know they will! The ward is crazy excited about all of the work going on. They havent seen so much success in years and so they are all jumping in and helping with the discussions and are being so welcoming to all of the people and they are just all so pumped about it all. The bishop called like 6 new ward missionaries yesterday which is huge! the work is just goin and its so fun.
xoxo sister huber

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19th, 2013

sorry the emails are getting shorter mom. hahaha. its funny cause wherever we go I have this sense of urgency like we have to hurry and move on to the next place. its go go go all week and we have all these appointments we have to stick to a pretty tight schedule, so on pdays when we go out and do stuff or go out with a member and dont have some place to be, it stresses me out. so I probably just have gotten that way with writing you all and I feel like I have to go so fast and not take my sweet time haha.
it was temple week this week! a little sad cause we didnt get to see the new video. we have the ASL elders in our zone, and they dont have the translations done for it yet so we still saw the old one. but it was still great of course! always a good uplifting day!
I scored some huge points with -- this week. We went over there to teach him and he had the texans game on and we had a good 20 minute conversation about football hahaha. so I have to say thanks to mom for raising me to be a football fan. its definitely helping me out ;) just kidding. it was temping though so we had to take the lesson outside cause he didnt want to turn it off and I didnt need that distraction hahaha.
-- had his baptism interview yesterday and he is ready to go! the only thing is that the bishop might be out of the country that weekend of the baptism, and -- really wants him there. which means the date might get moved. we are praying he wont have to leave though.
we taught -- like 3 times this week. he is making huge progress. I know he was going to look at apartments today so that he can move out and be out of his house where his 'baby mama' he refers to as, is. He still has got the attitude goin on but thats something that will never change hahaha
-- came to church yesterday all dressed up in his white shirt and tie! he has been coming just in casual clothes so he really is started to take all this seriously it seems like haha. we are hoping to set a date with him this week.
Sister Lockhart and I have officially gotten the "feeling". All the missionaries get it when they know they are about to leave an area. We don't know which one it is, but one of us is gone. I am learning to just be okay with it and keep my happy face on and be excited for whatever is in store next!
Still loving every single second and cant believe how fast time is flying! I hope you all are doing great as always! love you!!

Poster they made for an investigator.

Zone Temple Trip

Monday, August 12, 2013

August 12th, 2013

hows everything in UT?! I cant believe that summer is almost over and everyone is starting school again! time flies by its so crazy.
another great week in good old spring texas! we had 4 investigators at church yesterday which we were really excited about! also the -- came to church!!!! they havent gone in years, and we have been visiting them each week and committed them to come! it was so exciting!
we had exchanges this week which was super fun. But its always so great when sister lockhart and I are reunited again hahaha. in each of our comp prayers we pray that we will stay together until christmas. we will see if thats what the lord has in store hahaha. 
-- is still doing so great! we finished all of the discussions and he is ready to go! he only struggled with one thing, which is his sweet tea hahaha. but we got past that and all is great! september 7th is the big day!
--. oh man. He has got some serious sass goin on hahaha. he calls me the blonde haired blue eyed girl. which is awkward cause I dont even have blonde hair. and whenever he talks super fast and I cant understand him he goes, oh I forgot I have to talk 'white' to you hahahaha. He thinks we are too proper. he is from the hood if that explains anything. We taught him a lesson on repentance yesterday. he is still on for his baptism next month. we just have a lot more to discuss with him before then! we got a big samoan member from the ward to help us with all of the lessons. -- likes to look down upon the 2 little white girls so we got some help and now things are real great! 
We had some other great lessons with --, --, -- and -- as well. still all progressing pretty gooood. The ward has been getting so involved and so excited about missionary work. Things have really picked up in this ward and everyone is just so excited about it! 
its temple week this week so that is exciting!!! we are excited to see this new video that everyone keeps telling us about! It is such a blessing that we have the houston temple just 15 minutes down the street from us. I love it so much :) 
It sounds like everyone is doing good :) Dont forget the Lord in anything that you do! that is when life gets just about perfect! I LOVE YOU ALL :) 
love sister huber 

Monday, August 5, 2013

August 5th, 2013

okay so seriously like, the best week EVER. the Lord is giving us so many miracles!!
-- set a date! He is getting baptized on september 7th :) We taught him the 4th lesson in the temple waiting room, which was SO neat. He was so prepared by the lord. Like -- is your ideal investigator hahaha. His wife is unbelieveably happy. she has been waiting for this for years now. It is so amazing to see this little family grow in the gospel.
But thats not all. We didn't just have one baptismal date this week... but 2!!!!
-- set a date for the 28th of spetember. Im not sure if I have ever talked about him before. He is a big scary black guy. And when I say scary, I mean scary. hahahaha the first time we met with him I was scared for my life. He has met with the missionaries for years now. His mom is a member. He is in his early 20's. He has had such a desire to be baptized, but he has a chastity issue. And he has never been willing to do anything about it. He has a few kids. And his girlfriend is living in the house. We explained to him what needs to happen if he wants to be baptized, and he told us that she is moving out before next month, and he is going to do whatever it takes to be baptized. So the date is set!
-- told us that he has baptism as a goal. There isn't a date, but he is reading the BOM and coming to church. He seriously just soaks everything in and loves it. He just feels a lot of pressure to be perfect after reading the for strength of youth pamphlet. But he is comin right along!
We doubled our investigators this week. Which is so crazy. We have about 6 progressing, and a few who are kinda stuck. But we will get them there!
We had zone conference this week! Super good as always. Sister Williams was there!!! we about died when we saw each other hahaha. we are set on being comps for our last transfer out here. so everyone pray hard! Also, sister lockhart and I need lots of prayers so that we dont get transferred!! This area has improved so so much and we have to stay. we have to haha. The lord is just pouring his blessings on all these people! being a missionary is the greatest thing in the entire world. its amazing the love that you get for the people in your area. its something you cant even explain really. If I could stay here my whole mission I would. But I know thats not how it works haha.
I love you all!! Hope everyone is doing great!
sister huber

Zone Conference Picture... only one with Sister Huber from the conference on the Mission Website!