Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Winter's Coming! (Oct. 26, 2010)

Floridian+late October+bikes=really cold

Too bad it's gonna get colder. Apparently tho Syracuse doesn't get as much snow as everywhere else, but we get windy lake effect from the big salty pond next door. As far as trips to Antelope Island, they probly won't happen. Its a 7 mile bike ride out there and only three member families and a herd of buffalo live out there. But well get out there for a p-day or somsing. The three investigators with a date are all for November 13th. They are pretty excited the only thing that would stop them is if they didn't go to church the next couple weeks.

THanks Christiansens for the amazing cd!! Yes I did get it and was so excited to get a package, especially one with Amy's cd and a letter from you, thanks!! Does Amy have any more cool cds??

love yall!!

elder kendric hale =)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baptisms in South Ogden

New Area, New Companion

Hello from Syracuse Utah!

After a week of being in Syracuse I have made some observations:

1. Syracuse is flat

2. Syracuse is just a giant neighborhood with a wal mart in the middle

3. Syracuse is right next to the Great Salt Lake, if you don't believe me take a big sniff. In fact Antelope Island is in our area.

4. We don't have a car =( ...and its getting cold, but I'll be nice and fit when I get home

5. Syracuse is full of crops and cows, if you dont believe me take another big sniff. The last dairy farm in Davis County is here.

Elder Barney is awesome! He is from So Cal by Death Valley close to Barstow. He's been out a YEAR on the 21st of Oct (next week) and he needs to be senior at the end of this transfer. He is 23 years old, his favorite ice cream is cookie dough and his favorite color is black, and dark red. He has been in the Syracuse Zone for his whole mission and this is only his second area. I remember way back when I was only a year out I had just gotten to my fourth area (Centerville). He is the first comp I've had that I've been taller than!!

This week we picked up three new investigators and all of them have baptism dates which adds up to.... three people with a baptism date! things are picking up. Its great!

That's about all the news I have for this week. Sorry its not much. I hope your fall colors are great wherever you are. There aren't many trees in SY, just dried up corn husks and lots of pumpkins.

love ya'll, have a great week!

Elder kendric Hale =)

COPS: In Ogden and Transfer to Syracuse

first of all, the story of last week...

So, the night before general conference we went to teach a lesson that wasn't home, but four doors down there was a guy and a lady that were yelling and arguing. Then the guy turned around and punched her in the face. She dropped like a rock. We called 911 and the po-po showed up and talked to him, then the cia showed up to take his picture. We had to leave then so we didn't get to see if they took him to jail, they totally should've, he's a jerk.

now for this weeks news: drumroll please!!............................

Elder Kay and I are getting whitewashed out of South Ogden! Elder Kay is going to Clinton and I'm going to Syracuse West to serve with a BIG PURPLE DINOSAUR! I have been released as district leader on special assignment to build up Elder Barney and help him gain confidence. It's probly good that I got released cause I'm terrible at training people in district mtgs. I love investing in missionaries and helping them out in their areas but I can't train them very well. As for the area, I'll be back here on Saturday for Amanda's baptism which is gonna be sweet. This last Saturday Colleen and her son Charlie got baptized!! I got to bapticize Colleen and Elder Kay baptized Charlie. An hour later CHLOIE got baptized!! She's 9 and she's super hyper and also one of the 10 black people in Utah. She's awesome!

Things are awesome. It's weird to think that Syracuse West is going to be my last area. South Ogden has been so great there's lots of cool people here to remember. I'll have some more info next week.

love yall

elder hale

Monday, October 11, 2010

General Conference Follow-up

Conference was so great!! I got to be at Saturday pm, and both Sunday sessions. We took our investigators and they loved it. Its so cool to go and see the prophet! I wonder how it would be for the people that didn't know that there even was a prophet on the earth, and then to go get to see him. I think it would be cool! Its kinda fun to go down to SLC, OUTSIDE OF OUR MISSION! But its ok, we got Elder Snow's permish. Elder Kay saw 6 of his friends from home including his best friend who got off his mission a few months ago. He got to sit with him cause we didn't have enough tickets for a session. I saw a friend from up in Providence and that was cool. Its really cool to see how many people from other countries get to go to conference. We tried to talk with a lady from Japan and a family from Germany and Austria, and there were ladies from Ghana with their traditional clothes and hats. All to have the opportunity to see and listen to the prophet and the apostles and the other men and women who spoke. I love it!!

There's another cool story but I have to share it with you next week.

love you all

elder Hale =)