Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 15, 2010

It has been a really good week.
We stopped by a guys house on Saturday night who one night randomly followed us to english class and we hadn't seen him since so we decided to stop by his house and he was there! so we went in and he played some mexican music for us on his key board which was really fun and then he just told us I am coming to your church tommorrow. it starts at 9 right. We had very little trust in him that he was actually going to come because we get that told to us all the time and he is only 17 or 18 and just didn't believe it but when I saw him walking up to the door of the chruch I believed it. He came with his book of Mormon and he stayed for the entire 3 hours and seemed to really like it. He got along with the members really good and he told them he just wants to learn more about the Bible and the Book of Mormon because he never went to school and he can't read very well. He is just a really hunble guy and I am pretty excited for him. He can speak pretty good english to which is really nice.
I got sick with a sinus infection the first part of the week but feel alot better now! The mission has to cut a ton of our miles back and so we are trying to ride our bikes as much as possible while it is still really nice so we haven't been in a car for three days and we are only in it today because it is raining. I really dont' like the Alabama rain.
We set some baptismal dates with Emigdio and Rosendo and Elias. I am prett excited but they haven't come to church yet which needs to happen.
I don't have much time though so this is about it.
Mom can you ask Robert for a list of all the areas that he served in in the Mission? thanks
Love Elder Haws

November 8, 2010

We had a really fun but cold week here in Montgomery. The temperature dropped really fast and so we weren't really expecting it. We have been able to ride our bikes and let me tell you! That is such a weird experience. Riding your bike in the cold but you are hot from working out. So you are cold and warm at the same time.
I am trying to get into better shape by running in the mornings. So far it has been successful I have ran one day out of one day. I am on a roll!
I don't have a ton of time today but things are going really well! we are making a lot of headway here. It seems like things just keep happening and some how we find people to teach. I hope we will be able to help some of them accept the gospel and feel the Holy Ghost guide them in their lives.
We have invited two different people to be baptized and they both have said yes now we just need a date for them. One of them is a family of 12 in totall and with a possible 8 that are baptismal age. We are really excited to see how it goes.
We are having a lot of success with our english class still and we bot really love teaching it. We have got to where our students want to start with a prayer and some of them will even pray in english which is really cool.
But I have to go sorry it is so short I love you all
Elder Haws.

Transfers November 1, 2010

Well it has been another great week. We had transfers and as you all should know my companion was going home so I got a new companion now. His name is Elder Klabacka (pronounced Kla ba ka) He is from Las Vegas and has 2 little brothers. His dad is a convert so that means that he is the very first Klabacka to ever serve a mission. How cool is that! The best part about him though is that he has been speaking spanish for the same amount of time as I have. So we both are still really new at speaking spanish. This is his second area in the field. We are having a lot of fun with it though don't worry.
We have this really sweet guy that we are working with right now. His name is Emigdio (pronounced just like it is written) He is 20 years old and is from Quatemala. He comes to our English class everytime we have it which is three times a week. We started teaching him because we were tracting and knocked on his door. We gave him a Book of Mormon and he read the first 12 chapters in like 4 days. He has continued to read and I think that we are going to see him at chruch next week. We are going to try to set a baptismal date with him tonight. We are also kind of teaching his uncle and his cousin and other family members aswell.
On saturday we went and played soccer with him and with more of our English class members. It was lots of fun to see everyones faces when we showed up because they were all Quatemalans we are white. You could just tell they thought we weren't going to be that good. However, Elder Klabacka is athletic and I played soccer so we did pretty well and they were all impressed and we got along really well. It was a lot of fun.
Church was really good and we are hoping to have a lot of success this transfer. We have a lot of potential with the people we are working with right now. Thanks for all your support and prayers.
Love Elder Haws.