Thursday, May 13, 2010

Visiting the King's

Mother's Day call location
Pictures During General Conference Weekend

Mother's Day Call

Malo e lelei (thats Tongan for hello)

Mothers day was fun, it was great to talk to you and fun to see your smiling faces! thanks for the answers to those random questions. I got presidents letter just now (a little late) and it said please keep calls at about 40 mins haha how bout an hour and 40. its so that people dont get homesick but there was no time limit for Christmas so i figured it was the same for this mommas day. good thing i dont get homesick =) I hope everyones calls from missionaries were great and that everyone is diong well!!

We had Zone conference yesterday (mon) and it was the best one ive been to for a long time. there are two different trainings that our mission was given the last two zone conferences and when the latter one was given i guess everybody tossed the old one out the window. so this one was how to combine both and make both effective at the same time. one is called righteous routines and the other is the circle of life. then we had a special guest come to speak and perform, it was Alex Boye. hes the black guy in the mormon tabernacle choir from england. he spoke about his conversion story and some experiences on his mission and he has an incredible voice. he didnt know it but everything he talked about tied in to the trainings. the spirit was there to testify. when he left i was at the end of the row so he totally shook my hand. dont worry, im not a freak, i washed it.

but thats about it for whats happened this week, not much else to say.

love you all! hope yall are safe and healthy! kids be nice to your moms (and dads,) fifth commandment! haha

love ya

Elder Hale =)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Month, New Companion

Hey!! this whole last week has been cloudy and cold. i didnt know that you could have fog, rain, sleet, snow, and sunshine all on the same day but it happened a few times this last week. but its been a good week. elder Kafoa is great! he is from tonga but went to school in fiji. he has 2brothers and 5sisters making him third youngest. his family is all active and his parents are converts. hes been out for 6 months and didnt know english before the mish but he is doing very well. for the first time on my mission im reading the learn the language section of preach my gospel. before the end of the transfer ill know how to do the haka, haha. but its gonna be a very fun transfer.

we picked up two more investigators this week, one is austin who wants to get baptized on may 22 and the other is a couple that grew up southern baptist and methodist and doesnt want to get baptized yet but have lots of questions and are open to learn and feel the spirit. hes stuck on the whole once saved always saved but when we explained with 2nephi 31 what endure to the end means it seemed to make sense to him and then she had a bunch of questions about the plan of salvation. that sad part is that they are moving this month to woods cross =( but i think it will all work out, the sisters there are good missionaries.

we had a regional conference this last sunday where 16 stakes were invited. some of which were invited to the conference center by temple square so we were allowed to go. elder rasband spoke along with sister julie beck, elder hales and pres eyring. we got good seats, seven rows from the pulpit. it was a great conference amd i dont have any of my notes but ill tell you what they said next time. =) pres eyring spoke about families.

thats about it for this week, im looking forward to skyping this sunday, i love you all and like always thank you for your support and prayers! happy mothers day!!

love Elder Hale =)