Monday, February 22, 2010

Feb. 16...Jellyfish??

So, the new myldsmail is up and running. It automatically changed my email to but I think it forwards everything sent to the other one to the new one.

So yes it was Chinese New Year on the 14th and we got permission to go eat with Mei Qing (former investigator in Kaysville) in the evening, that was cool. The dumplings she made were amazing! and also I tried another new food, jellyfish! It was not that exciting, just chewy. And she had these amazing shrimp balls battered with bread and deep fried, mmm so good. It's kinda funny cause we moved to Centerville and we are teaching another Chinese lady named Zhao Ning (zJow-ning is the best way I can explain how to pronounce it). She knows Mei Qing. She's way cool and really wants to be baptized but because of political issues she can't right now. But she is doing mish work: she invited her friend Ying Ying to learn about the gospel and she likes it.

Rebecca is getting baptized on the 27th. She is early thirties prolly and is extremely ready. If you didn't know it you would think she was already a member. Other then those two we really dont have any investigators. =( but that's why we're here and what members are for =)

Last sunday one of the sacrament mtgs we went to was a missionary homecoming. The missionary's name was Elder Packer, the grandson of Pres. Packer, so who else was there? President Packer himself! He was the closing speaker. It was really cool to see him outside of Gen Conference. It was very cool. Probly the quietest Utah family ward sacrament I've been to.

Love ya'll and hope to hear from ya'll!

Love elder Hale =)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Letter from the Bennett's

Sent: Mon, February 8, 2010 4:24:32 PM
Subject: Elder Hale

Hi Lynette,

Your son Elder Hale, gave me this address as per my request. He said that you are okay with random e-mails. I just want to tell you Thank you for a wonderful son that you raised. We have enjoyed getting to know him and his companion Elder Deming. They have fun personalities and a strong testimony of the gospel. Our testimonies have been strengthened as they have shared dinner, family home evenings and stop by visits with us. As members, we don't get the opportunity to have the missionaries over too often. We were happy when our daughter saw them in church and invited them over for dinner. They shared their music talents and I have to say they sing very well. They sang silent night and the harmony was amazing! They also came over so we could share birthdays. Our son has the same birthday as Elder Deming and close to your son's on the 13th of December. I attached some pictures we took during a family home evening lesson they gave on putting on the Armour of God to help avoid the fiery darts of the adversary. They made this Armour themselves. I love the duct tape and the broom end they used as accents. As you will see, they used a nerf gun to symbolize the fiery darts of the adversary. We loved the lesson and their testimonies.

Tonight during family home evening my children will write some thoughts on Elder Hale and the impact he has had on their life. Your son and his companion have been great examples. My children, ages 17, 14, 11, and 8 have commented over and over how much they really like Elder Hale and Elder Deming and that they are fun missionaries. I will send that to you in the mail. I thought you might like to see the pictures and know what's coming. Thanks again for your sons example. He is an awesome missionary!!

Sister Josie Bennett
Kaysville Utah

Putting on The Whole Armor of God

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dinner at Hewlett's

Elder Hale and Elder Deming

Baptisms and Transfer to Centerville


Ashley and Bray got baptized Saturday evening!! Ashley's baptism was so cool. It was at 5pm and she had lots of friends and family to support her. She was so ready and the spirit definitely bore witness.
Then Bray's baptism was at 7 so we just added some more hot water to the font for him. Right after he came out of the water he hugged the guy that was baptizing him as he cried and the spirit was there so strong. Then he wanted to bear his testimony and spoke for about ten minutes. Probably half the people there were crying and so happy. His non member parents were there too so they felt the spirit. The next day in sacrament mtg he chose me to do the confirmation. It was such a cool experience! He is so happy and loves the gospel! This gospel is so true!

Now, for the crazy info on transfers...Elder Deming and I are........staying together!!! But not in Kaysville. Apparently because Kaysville is about 90% members it hasn't been doing well this last year as far as baptisms so they are giving our area to other missionaries and taking all our stakes off active proselyting. As for D & I, we are whitewashing Centerville, just two towns south of k-town. But we're in the same district???? It doesnt quite make sense yet. I've determined that my brain isnt large enough to wrap around all that's happening. I will have more info (hopefully) by next week. And I will let you know what I know. But I love ya'll, and now I have to go pack and clean our apartment.

love elder Hale =)