Monday, December 11, 2017

Week 70: Just Pics

Jarett didn't send a group letter this week, but here are some great pics:

When we were looking for a reference at the top of our area.
My comp clocked out on the way home for the leadership meeting.
With members.
We found the rare Lima Lion.
FHE with some converts.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Week 69: Ups and Downs

This was probably the fastest week of the whole mish so far! It's cuz we were so busy, heres the scoop:

Monday—Killer p-day filled with ping pong and foosball.

Tuesday—Special meeting with president about our goals for December and how to reach them.

Wednesday—Temple trip!! It was awesome, we got to do the first session in the morning, then did baptisms for the dead with the ward...they did over 200 baptisms and my comp and I were the witnesses for all of them. It was awesome!

Thursday—Interviews with president—we have the biggest zone in the whole mission so it basically took the whole day. :/

Friday—A big service project to start Light the World! We cleaned the sidewalk of the main highway from one end of our zone to the other! 

Saturday–District meeting, work visits, and trying to invite everyone and their dog to church on Sunday!!!

Sunday—Our efforts were in vain because only 2 investigators showed up...and they weren't even the investigators that we have with baptismal dates. :/ We were a little bummed out...But we HATE losing to the Adversary so this week we are gonna work triple hard!!

Love you guys!!! Have a great week and everyone do service for someone and LIGHT THE WORLD!!

—Elder Hale

Just your classic Temple selfie.
The fist time I've seen a beaut like this here in Peru so I had to take a pic.
Huge service project to kick off #lighttheworld!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Week 68: Challenges

This week has been good! We finished up another month, its always a little crazy at the end of the month cuz we are running everywhere trying to get everyone baptized and interviews and work visits and stuff! But we finished November pretty bad. :/ Idk what's going on with the zone rn....well actually the whole mission, the numbers were pretty bad. Guess we just had a bad month. But we are excited for December. We're going in with lots of potential and with new ideas so that we fix what went bad!

My new area has a lot of new challenges, I kinda feel like God is putting me to the test to see if I can take it and still accomplish what He wants me to accomplish. I love being a missionary and that makes the time fly by!

—Elder Hale

Goood grubbin! Shrimp ceviche.
Found a skateboard in a members house while waiting for lunch!
A p-day well spent! The Forehand Hero hasn't lost his touch.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Week 67: Just a lil update!

Hey Everyone!

Just your pal Elder Hale with a little update on thngs down here in the M.P.L.N.!
-its getting warmer and the farmers tan is getting stronger
-I eat more and more but get skinnier and skinnier...I hope there are no worms in my tummy #peruproblems
-my comp and I are getting along great, it was nice to get a new one!
-the area is getting a lot better!! We are setting baptismal dates for December!
-we have interviews and zone conf coming up so we are stressed and busy preparing trainings n stuff
- I'm LOVING the mission still, haha

Also, we had Christians baptism on Saturday and man he is a champ! He is a member's boyfriend and he's only been to church like 5 times but it seems like he's been attending for years and he knows more of the ward than my companion, hahah. He is the boss of a food administration business and he is going to college so he's a busy guy but he is super dedicated to the church! The bishopric is already thinking of calling him as the young single adults counselor. He was super ready to listen to the gospel and the Lord definitely prepared his heart! 

Well...have a good week and read the Book of Mormon everyday!!!
-Elder Hale

just grubbin
My comp sleeps with his eyes open!!!! I mean what???!!!
Christian's baptism

Monday, November 13, 2017

Week 66: New Companion

*Jarett didn't send a group letter today, so here is an excerpt from my letter:

We had a good p-day. We ate Chinese and it was delishhhhhhh. I ate pollo w/pineapple, won tons, and coke with lime!! I found root beer today too while shopping #YEEEET. I saw a cool remote control car too...I was thinkin of buying it but wasn't sure its its against the rules, hahaha. My new comp is a good fella! He's from Arequipa Peru! He's dying (meaning he only has 2 months left). He's a lot more obedient than my old comp. We get along better too!

Elder Hale

Me and Will Clark's cousin are in the same zone!
Little rascals!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week 65: Howdy!

Well, well, well!!! 

Another p-day and another crazy week! haha life is never boring over here in the M.P.L.N.! 

We have been busssyyy. We had zone conference this week so my comp and I had to clean the whole church and prepare trainings and stuff, but we had a great conference!! Pres exploded our minds with full doctrine about the plan of salvation and then he talked about how we can help our investigators understand and get converted with inspired questions. 

On Saturday Luis was baptized!! Woohoo! it was a interesting experience cuz the church was out of water on Saturday so we couldn't fill up the font!! We had to rig up hoses and fill it up from far away haha, BUTTTTT...the missionaries that were in charge of turning it off, wern't paying attention and it OVERFLOWED!!! hahah. There was a lot of mopping...but it all turned out good.

Have a good week folks. 

A pigeon sniped me from the telephone wires....DURING A CONTACT!
Hahah but hey you cant win em all right?
Just another pizza pic!
This bad boy tried to sneak up on me when I was opening the church...he was huuugeeee!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week 64: Tough Week (Kinda)

Hey Everyone!

Sorry for not writing in a week or 2 or 3! Life is good and busy!! This week was good and bad! We have been doing work visits with our zone all week to help them with their investigators with baptismal dates. It has helped a lot and our zone is getting better!!! BUTTTT...since we've been working so hard with the zone we have lacked organization and planning in our own area and we had a slower week. :/ We only had 1 investigator come to church....BUTTT he will be getting baptized on Saturday!! His name is Luis! He is an awesome guy, his wife died a few years ago and he started drinking, but we found him and taught him the gospel and it has filled the hole in his heart!!! He hasn't missed a Sunday since we found him and is super ready for Saturday. :)

Yesterday, all of Peru has a census!! Everybody in the country had to stay in their house from 8 am to 5 pm! Church meetings were canceled and we stayed inside. My comp and I took advantage and did some hard core planning and organization so we can hit this week strong!! Also, I got to read the scriptures with I sadly don't have as much time for anymore....and wow let me tell ya, I LOVE the Book of Mormon! That book is FULL of truth and light! It literally is like a big ole bag of problem fixers! These past 3 weeks I haven't had much time to study cuz we've had lots of meetings and interchanges so my study time has plummeted and my spirituality too! But yesterday when I read the BoM I realized how much I've missed it and how much I love it! It brings the spirit into our lives!

Well...I'm out of time but I love you all and may the force be with you!

-Elder Hale

We had a pet for a day! Made me miss being a puppy deliverer, hahahaha.
Exchanges with Elder Anderton—we tried some coco water.