Monday, September 28, 2009

Broom Hockey, Fireworks, Interviews and Baptism September 28 2009

Hey my family how is it going? This week was a little crazy, we are still in a threesome and it is going alright. We had one baptism, her name is Daniela and it was really cool.

I just have to tell you that I need to get better in writing in my journal. I am a little behind. But I have promised myself that I am going to do it this week. I am really excited for conference this week; it is going to be really good. This is what we did this week.

Monday: We played hockey with broom sticks. It was really fun, we broke like 3 brooms.

Tuesday: We had district meeting that went all right, we had a good time, I am trying to excite my district to work harder.

Wednesday: We worked really hard today, it was really fun. We had a lot of lesson today and throughout the week we had a lot of success this week.

Thursday: We also had a good day. I had interviews for my district and they were easy, they are getting easier for me. That is the one thing I didn’t like at first, the interviews, well still it is not my favorite but I can live with it.

Friday: We also had another interview for my baptism. I was able to do it because it was not my area. The thing is, is that the district leaders can’t interview their own investigators. So it was weird for me because I had basically been teaching her but got to do her interview. Sorry if this story doesn’t make sense.

Saturday and Sunday were really good we had a lot of success those days teaching and tracking. And the baptism.
Yesterday we watched a really cool catholic firework display. They had a doll with fireworks in it and It made it look like he was dancing, it was sweet.We had a really good week

Today we are going to center to look at a place where they killed people it will be interesting. Where they kill them in strange ways.

Hope this week is great for you.
Tell Courtney happy wedding and I am happy for her. Congrats.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Three Missionaries Serving together. Wonderful Stake Conference. September 21 2009

Well we had an alright week this week. Right now we have 4 baptisms. We have another one for this week and we are trying to get permission from a father for 2 others. We have another sister that wants to be baptized and can this week, we just need to find her.

One of the highlights was stake conference. It was a really great conference. It was one of those multi stake conferences that is transmitted from Salt Lake. We had President Uchtdorf and Elder Holland talk to us. It was really cool I didn’t know that elder Holland could speak Spanish. It was funny to hear him try to mumble, he speaks like a gringo. It was funny. They pressed really hard on the subject of paying tithing. We need to pay tithing to enjoy the blessing of the temples and all that good stuff. Here there is a small problem with tithing.

It was a really strange week, one of the elders went home and his comp is now with us until we can find a comp for him. It is really weird in a threesome. I don’t know if I told you but my comp reminds me of elder Noble (Cameron). It is kinda weird too.

How is Cameron(a cousin that is coming home from Tempe Az on Oct. 22nd) doing, is he trunky yet. He will be finishing this change, no. Wow time flies when you are having fun. Hey, have you heard anything about Danny? I need to write him. I just have no time. I will be writing letters today.We have been having a lot of fun this week, and we will start having more this one. We are going to try to do family home evening with the families in the ward. It will be awesome.

I love you all very much and hope all is just dandy alli.
Love Elder Hyde

Monday, September 14, 2009

Training a New Companion. Baptisms September 14 2009

We had an excellent weekend. We had 4 baptisms, 2 that we set this week. It was really cool.

My companion is Elder Rodriguez, he is from Colombia and the work is going really good. I am having a great time being a father.(When a missionary gets a new missionary to train they consider it as being a "father".) It’s a little bit more responsibility but it has helped me a lot. I have found things that I have not been doing well and I have been trying to fix them. It is going to help me a lot.

My shoes are alright solo the inside is going bad I will try to do something to get them fixed today or sometime this week.

We made cookies and they were good. I think I will make the other package today.

I have been taking pictures and I will be trying to send some home sometime this week. I don’t feel very safe carrying my camera all over. So I haven’t taken as many but I will try harder.

It has been a really great week and I hope that this week is even better.

I hope all goes well this week for you.

Love elder Hyde

Elder Griffen says hi, he is the other district leader in the zone.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Lots of Meeting.....Short Week......Short Letter.... September 7 2009

Hey we had a busy week. We had a lot of meetings this week. We went to the bank and also had a reunion Tuesday.
We had the temple on Wednesday; Friday we had a farewell for the elders and sister that are ending. Not much more happened this week than that.

We had some really good experiences teaching this end of the week. We tried to get a young woman to accept a date, but she still has a few doubts.

I don’t know why but I don’t have a lot to write. We found out our changes and it says I am going to................................................................................................................................................................stay and get to know my area a little bit better. I am finally going to get my newby well I think. I am going to have a kid.

Well about the comment about the dad wanting to pay for the baptism. We challenged the kid and asked the dad to sign permission and then the dad asked how much does it cost to baptize in your church. For his baptism I guess he had to pay. So he was expecting to pay for his son too.

I love you all tons and hope that everything goes alright this week. Sorry that my letter isn’t that long. It’s only been like four days since the last time I wrote so that is why it is short.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Into the water......finally.....yes and even under the water....September 2 2009

Hey my family how is everyone?

We had a great week. We finally got the sister in the water that we have tried for the last 2 weeks. But what is the chance that it wasn’t easy to get her under. We had entered the water and I said the prayer and went to dunk her but she stiffened up and I wasn’t able to do it. She was really scared about me dropping her. Well we had a bigger elder that just happened to be with us that day, get in and get behind her for support, but still nothing. About 20 min passed and the ward was trying to help her but nothing. So I told her watch I am going to practice with Elder Sanchez which was bigger than her. That was a mistake, his feet came up and we both slipped, but at the last second he came up and said look how easy that was. I don’t know if it helped or if it scared her more. Well after that she finally let us dunk her. Satan was working hard with her. She is going to be a really strong member. I am glad that we finally got her baptized.

This week we also found a really cool family. One of the kids wants to get baptized and his father was willing to sign the permission and also was willing to pay for his baptism. We are trying to get the whole family but the dad says he has other religion and the mother is not married with him, so we are trying to get all the kids baptized.

We have a lot of families that we are teaching and hopefully we can get something going with them, most of them need to get married first. It kinda sucks here because they just don’t know better.

I am getting the hang of my job as district leader and I hope I am helping everyone else.

I think that letter from Jose is really funny. Did you understand it. if you want tell him. "HEY, ESCRIBANOS EN ESPAƑOL, PODEMOS ENTENDERLE" and Joe can translate the letter for you. He told me that he wanted you to find him a chick that wanted to teach him English and he would teach her Spanish it was a little mixed up in the letter, in other words he is looking for a wife. Jaja

Well we had a beautiful day at the temple and we will be watching a movie that I bought about President Monson.