Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Elder Hayden: Chapter 33

It’s transfer week and Elder Hayden is being transferred after almost 8 months in the same area.  Love him and miss him but oh, so proud of him!  Enjoy!!

1) Half the week in Brooksville, half in Hudson
3) Can we just talk about what happened in there?!

Hey Everyone!
After 2 days of riding a bike...

This week I got to venture out of my area. I went up to Brooksville/Spring Hill area from Tuesday till
Friday. They only had their bicycles in that area. In total during that exchange we probably biked 55 miles. MY THIGHS BURN! But it was totally worth it. We saw some awesome miracles.

One downside however was that I foolishly locked Elder Harper and my bicycle to a pole and then accidentally lost the key. Whoops. So the other elders in the area let us borrow their bikes for the next day and Elder Sites brought up my spare key when he came to pick me up. That was a pretty funny but embarrassing moment. Luckily there was a nice sense that they were safe because we couldn't get them unlocked by hitting the lock pretty hard with a hammer so if someone stole it then they deserved it because that probably took a lot of effort. 

Some of those miracles consisted of teaching Moroni's promise to a guy after we knocked on his door and he told us he "knows" about Mormons and him accepting a copy of the Book of Mormon and told us he'd read and pray to learn if it is true. 

Another would be Colleen. She was driving down the road when we were biking home and honks the horn like crazy screaming "Hi Elders!" Then flips a U-turn and talks to us and asks us if we can come by. She used to study in Gainesville, just north of our mission border, and she and her boyfriend are interested and is glad she found us. 

Next would be a couple of people we are teaching, Connie and Tom here in Hudson. We teach them every Sunday and we went by and Tom told us that since we left the Book of Mormon at his house last Sunday he only read it that night. He also told us that now he is 30 pages into the book and excited to read more but doesn't have the time. We left them both with a commitment to read more, to be baptized, and that we can teach their family and they accepted each one. 

Finally would be Kimberly. We knocked on Kimberly's door about a week and a half ago and she was kind but didn't have time to meet. She went and got us a powerade from inside though. We went by yesterday and she comes to the door and says, "Hey Elder May and Elder Sites!" which is weird enough because everyone usually just says Hey Guys or something but she remembered the Elder part and our individual names. We sit down and start to teach and she tells us a few miracles she has seen in her life and how they have built her testimony on prayer. She has even witnessed a priesthood blessing given by a doctor to a patient that needed to be hooked up to a machine to breathe, heal her immediately and she didn't need to anymore. We explained how the Spirit feels and she knows what it is and is going to be looking for it when she prays to know if it is true. She set a date to be baptized as well. SO AWESOME!!!

On a final note, I got a call today telling me I will be transferred south to Clearwater to teach more of Gods children there. I am so excited. A feeling of excitement and nervousness all at once and I LOVE IT!!!! Here is my new address if anyone would like it 1802 Sunset Point Rd. APT. E Clearwater, FL 33765.

I love you all! Continue being so awesome! You're in my prayers! Talk to you next week!
Elder May

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