Wednesday, July 22, 2009

June 30th (catch up)

Oh man this has been a crazy week full of drama. There were two amazing investigators (one Jewish) that were extremely excited about getting baptized. And then they couldn't be and now they don't want to talk to us. Great. I know they will get baptized soon its just a matter of time. We didn't make our 200 for june =( Somehow in this last week we lost 40 dates in the mission so were ending up at about 160 souls brought to Christ.

On the brighter side. We are teaching three new investigators. Two of them just got out of jail so they can't be baptised but Jackie loves to learn and I have faith she will be baptized soon. She didn't accept the baptism date on the first lesson but that will change =) And Chalet is a new investigator about 30, who after the opening prayer said basically I want to get baptised, how soon can I do it? She is way awesome and is soaking up the gospel and is trying to be as Christlike as possible. At the end of the first lesson she wanted to know all the commandments that she needed to follow!! She is getting baptized on july 11th.

So, on Friday we had a mission conference that was so awesome!! Pres Joyce spoke about the end of our missions and how being a dedicated missionary now will make a dedicated missionary after. One of my favorite quotes of his was "They say that the mission is a mantle that you lose after your mission. That's trash. All you lose when you leave your mission is a piece of plastic." Throughout the whole meeting the spirit is so strong! And the closing song was one that we sing alot and is one of Sis Joyce's favorites: How Firm a Foundation, especially the last verse(verse 7). Its one of my favorites now.

I know that the gospel is true and I love it. Stay strong and "may the fire of testimony burn in your bones"-Brigham Young

love, Elder Hale

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