Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October 27, 2009 Pictures

1st snow in Logan

Kendric w/Logan Temple beyond
Elder Hale at Marshall's baptism

Snow in Logan!

Hey all!!

So, we woke up this morning to go to the temple and it was snowing with an inch already on the ground. Winter is here and it's supposed to only get worse. darn.

But all of that depressing news isn't depressing when you talk about baptisms! Marshall's baptism was great! We held it in the font at the Logan Tabernacle. The program was great and very involved and we even had a nonmember there. Afterward, Marshall got up and bore his testimony. The spirit was so strong! Stake conference was the next day so he will be confirmed on the first of Nov.

Speaking of stake conference, it was actually a regional stake conference held at the Spectrum up at USU. And who came to speak? None other than Ronald A. Rasband, M. Russell Ballard, and Henry B. Eyring. We got to go to the Spectrum and we sat right next to one of the cameras about 100ft away from those apostles. And it was cool because the cameraman was from Spanish Fork and knew the Heywoods.All of their talks were amazing!

So, on Thursday the elders that serve in Wellsville got emergency transfered to North Logan/Smithfield and we got sisters. It's kinda cool to have sisters in our district again and it's something that should be good for the area too. That same day we got a new car. Because its getting colder they're moving all the Pontiac Vibes up north and we got an '09 Malibu. It's a lot bigger car but it looks nice. Oh, and it gets missionary work done good too =)

So, we lost a date from Marshall being baptized, but we gained another one. Her name is Yani and we've been teaching her for a little while, but she finally accepted a date for Nov. 28th. It will be a challenge because she has some wow problems. But we read some scriptures and assured her that if she prays for help and has the desire she will be able to stop and be ready for bapism. I definately know that she can do it. It's possible with the Lord's help. I know all things are possible with the Lord's help. Even tho I was sick this past week I was still able to work. If the Lord wants his work to get done, which he does, then he provides a way. I was blessed to not actually get swine flu, I only had a fever for one day and then it just turned into a cold. So thanks for all of your prayers!

love you all
Elder Hale =)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Winter's Coming

All in favor of watching general conference again say I!! It was amazing! I loved Niel L Anderson's about repentance and Pres. Monson's about anger and service, and Pres. Uchtdorf made me dad trunkie. But I loved Elder Holland's, he was way into it. I thot he was going to jump over the pulpit! His testimony of the Book of Mormon was intense! There's no way after that talk anyone could say the BOM is not true. I hope my testimony of the BOM can get that way, to the point where when I bear testimony of it nobody can disbelieve my words.

Well the fall colors are great right now but it feels like winter already. In the past week it's snowed twice already and the averege this week was 40 degrees. Thats so stinkin' cold for a Florida boy!! Needless to say, I brought out my big jacket. We are looking for a new apartment because the one we're in is way cold. It was even cold during the summer. I'll let you know if I need any winter stuff. Yesterday we had to travel down to Ogden for Elder Henke's glasses. It's a lot warmer there, by about 15 degrees. But through the canyon was a big snow storm wich was exciting. It was beautiful tho. The food of the week was taco soup. Had it 3 times, twice in one day. Fun stuff.

Elder Henke is pretty cool, he's got long arms and...he's 6'2 and...he has long arms. I dunno what to say about him except he's the polar opposite of my last companion, which is refreshing in a lot of ways. We don't have a lot of investigators and none with a date. But there is Erin & TJ Kaufman (bro12 and sis14) Justin Haas (9) and Brianne (9). All of them just need to have more desire and a better testimony of the atonement. I'm sure we'll get a new investigator soon tho. There are some people that are being prepared right now. We don't know who they are but we will find them.

Love ya'll so much!! Thanks for all ya'll's prayers!

Love, Elder Hale