Saturday, September 14, 2013

August 13, 2013


Thanks a ton for the emails.  From what dad mentioned it looks like we´re going to build a new house?  That´s pretty sweet but what´s the deal where is it going to be?  When did all this go down etc?  I can´t believe that Stephen is getting so close to leaving on his mission is he really old enough to be doing this?  

This week was a really good one to be honest.  Being the week of transfers it was a little bit stressful to try and have everything done but we did a really good job of planning out what we had to do and  by when it had to be done so there were no big problems and I slept 8 whole hours the night before the changes (that´s a miracle ps) haha.  Everything went really well and people seemed happy and content about their changes which should hopefully mean that they´re excited to work and to start having baptisms!  After changes we spent a good amount of time with the sisters from San Blas (sister Ericson) to help them do all of their grocery shopping to be able to go back out to the island.  It was a lot of fun to get to spend some time with her and she seems like she´s doing great!  I loved getting to spend some time with her and see how her mission is going.  It´s crazy to think that she´s going home the same day as me!

The rest of the week has been pretty good.  We have had a lot more time to work in our area and are being blessed finding new investigators.  We had a good lesson with a lady named Alina.  She´s from Cuba and has investigated the church for about 5 years.  I don´t know what we did but she just trusted us and started spilling us everything about her life before and how she´s come to know God.  It was a really neat story but helped me realize that a lot of times the pain that we feel in our lives is a consequence of our disobedience to the commandments.  The good thing about her is that she understands that concept and knows that by being obedient the Lord can bless her.  It´s tough because the only thing holding her back from getting baptized is herself.  We talked a little bit about baptism but felt like the most important thing we could do was listen and as a result we came to understand her and her problems much much better.  

Things are going well with me.  I´m happy and doing the work of the Lord so what else can I complain about?  I love you all and am so thankful for your emails and support it means so much to me!  Until next week.

Elder Hawks

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