Well crap, where to start.we got transfer calls and President called us and told Elder Auva'a that he's being transferred to Central Tucson and is now comp's with a BYU Rugby Player. SICK. Then he asked if I could train! So I'm now training Elder Hall. He's from Boise, Idaho (quite a change from Samoa haha) and is so stoked to be out here. We didn't find out until this morning who our companions were and then we had a 4 hour meeting after that, so we're stoked to be in this companionship. Will be doing my best to train Elder Hall. We'll be doing the 12 week program and see what we can make of it!
|Had no idea who I was training until this morning, his name is Elder Hall and he's a stud. AWE YEAH.|
Sooooo...there's an investigator in our apartment complex who is Penecostal and believes to pray in 'tongues'. One night, we said a prayer with her and then she started chanting stuff and then told me to 'pray in tongues'...I looked at her and was like "uhhh....I'm good! We can say a prayer in English!" so it was..different. Nothing against her at all and she's a really nice and kind lady. Crazy things happen on the mish. haha.
|Elder Ta'Ofi is from Australia! Not Utah. He calls me Eminem.|
There's times while on a mission when you just do or say something really sudden and randomly....last week while biking to an appointment, we past a guy was walking on the side walk. Usually we say something to them and if they respond at all...we might talk with them! The guy whose name is Nick was walking down the sidewalk and looked at us, and then I randomly asked, "Do you need any help?" He said, "Yes, maybe later?" We went over a couple nights later, taught the Restoration and set a baptism date with him. AWESOME! The lesson went really well. Right after, he said he was going to go talk with his mom....we haven't followed up with him since, but I hope she didn't bash us to him..if he's prepared, he's prepared. If not, we were able to plant a seed. Can only hope for the best.
|This is the usual group that played Football every once in a while nights with investigators. WHADDUP.|
One night our ward mission leader and us put together a 'Family Home Evening' for anyone who could come. One of our investigators John showed up and had been sober alll day...but then showed up and was hammered...in the middle of it we took him outside and literally almost carried him home because he pounded some Vodka right before he came over. Man. Freakin' Satan. He recently broke up with his ex, then called up his other ex from California who then showed up a few days later and is now living with John....and apparently they're engaged....wow. Little bit of a REBOUND, but hopefully it's God's plan! I might wait a day to introduce my comp. to John haha. Hmm...we hope to plan a date for them both, and get them married in the oncoming weeks.
|ELDER ROMNEY! We hung out yeeears back a few times and was in the same ward as him for a while, while living with my mom. He's a 'Visa Waiter' and will be here for a while. It was a sick surprise hahah.|
"Elder Hales, you have 3 seconds to make up a word!"
It's crazy to think I've had my call ONE YEAR. Dang.
|Elder Kunz! He's going home! He ran the same leg I did at Wasatch Ragnar which was awesome.|
There's a ton of change that has happened within our district and our zone, but things are good! Time to go shop, change laundry, find somehow to get somewhere to buy my comp. a bike, and then try to get to the Stake Center to drop off a bike for a Sister. Got to love the mish. life!
|East (SIDE!) Zone|
D&C 52:4, 14
Moroni- we've been teaching quite a few lessons about the "Light of Christ" and how it's the influence we all have to do good in this life. It will often help us know what is of the spirit and what is of the "natural man" within all of us. Boom.
Stay real everyone. Love to hear from all of you. Nothing is as awesome as getting letters.
Love you all!
-Elder D. Hales