Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Dear Mom and Dad,

Another week has blown by so fast. I hate having to say "over a year" when people ask how long I have been out. But we have been working hard here in the Tweed Head.
Whitewashing an area is always hard but I love it and with this great ward it's not too bad. We already have meal appointments every day for the rest of the month.

Last week we had Zone Conference which was so great. We received training on helping people make and keep commitments. The work progresses so much more when you're bold but not overbearing. The Assistants gave a training on teaching from the Book of Mormon and instead of using our own analogies, using stories from the Book of Mormon. So this week we did that with our only progressing investigator at this point. Her name is Shanti. She is almost engaged to a member of our ward. We teach her at our Ward Mission Leaders home and they are such good fellowship there is no doubt in my mind that Shanti will be baptized. We had a lesson with them on Thursday night and taught out of Mosiah where Abinidi preaches to King Noah and the evil Priests. We then talked about Alma and related it to her. We committed her to baptism and went through the Baptism Questions with her and she is set to go... just needs to get married or move out of Josh's (partner) place. It was a great lesson. Our leaders were really inspired on what to train on.

Elder Tauiliili's parents don't use email so I try to keep it short so that he doesn't have to wait too long.

I love you and hope things are continuing to go well.
God Speed the Right
-Elder Hales

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