Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Companion Coming

Transfers! and thus ended the 4th transfer, yea, the six months of the reign of Deming and Hale upon the land.

Elder Deming is whitewashing Wellsville (in Cache Valley) with Elder Alexander (a black missionary with whom we currently live). I'm staying in Centerville and my new comp is a Tongan named Elder Kafoa? (I'm spelling phonetically, I don't know how to spell his name). Aparently he doesn't know English very well. He sounded ok on the phone. It sounds like he's a way good missionary tho so its gonna be awesome.... I just dont know what to do with a new comp, I haven't had one for the past 6 months! haha

The baptism was amazing!!! Elder Deming and I were the witnesses and right when the first girl (Jaqlyn) went under i started crying and tears flooded my eyes. You don't have to see to be a witness do you?? It's the first baptism that I've actually cried at. The spirit was so strong which was great because Collette had a lot of non member friends there. Collette bore her testimony at the end and said that if anyone had any doubts that the Church was true then realize that the spirit was testifying of its truth. (it sure did.), and that "I wish that you could feel and know what I feel and know right now." She directed that last part to her mom. Watching them is such a testimony that this Church IS true and that the Lord's hand IS in all things. We told Cole that we hadn't taught her anything, that she was so receptive to the spirit and truth that she pretty much taught herself and we were just along for the ride. After my mission I wasn't planning on coming back right away but now I will be back two months after I get home to see them get sealed in the temple =) so cool.

I love this gospel and the happiness it brings. We don't have any dates right now but many potentials. Please pray for those people that they may be ready and willing to recieve the gospel, and we will do our part on this end of the field to bring them that happiness.
love ya'll so much!

Elder Hale =)
Things are going awesome this week. Winter is done, all the trees are blossoming, its up to 70s now, and Collette and the kids are getting baptized!!! Like you were saying Mom and Dad, The Lord has amazing timing. We've been teaching Cole and she has quit smoking, drinking alcohol, drinking coffee and tea, and her family especially her dad has been giving her a hard time about it. Last week we taught about the Plan of Salvation and a few days later her dad had a heart attack and has been very sick, so Cole flew out to Kentucky over the weekend to see him. She has been such an amazing example of faith and strength to her family. When she learned about the Word of Wisdom and that Heavenly Father wants her to take care of her body and wants to bless her, she completely stopped everything. She looks so much healthier and you can see her countenance is brighter. Before she left for Kentucky we gave her a blessing of comfort and strength because she was way stresed out. I spoke, and after the blessing she just gave a big sigh and started crying. She said she felt so peaceful and loved and the spirit was so strong. We had been talking about what the priesthood was to the kids, and after the blessing, no matter how much they understood the concepts they understood the feeling and power of the priesthood. Even tho that wasn't the first time I had given a blessing it was definitely the most powerful time and it has strengthened my testimony of God's power that has been restored here on the earth. I love this gospel so much, it makes people so happy! This Saturday at 4 is going to be so cool. Matt gets to baptize all four of them! And the next day during sacrament mtg Matt is confirming Cole, Elder Deming is confirming one of the twins (Jaqlyn) their grandpa is confirming the other twin (Jayla), and I am confirming the 10 yr old boy (Oakley). Its gonna be awesome!

Other than that there is not much happening. We have about 6or 7 very potential investigators, we just need their friends to invite them. Transfers are coming up on the 28th and Elder Deming will probly be leaving. We shall see. I love you all so much, thanks for everything!

Love Elder Kendric Hale =)