Monday, February 19, 2018

The Book of Mormon: The band-aid for life


A good snowy morning from Oregon! We got a good dusting last night but thankfully Mr. Sunshine is melting it all away. We had a really good and busy week over here in the Murrayhill ward! Our zone is going through a lot of challenges and trials right now, and they are pulling through like champs! We are very proud of them.

Elder Hadfield and I set a pretty high goal of handing out 25 copies of the Book of Mormon this week. We quickly went to work and we were seeing miracles! The other night we only had an hour of finding time, so we said a prayer and asked God where we needed to be. In that short hour, we talked to 13 people, and handed out 9 copies of the Book of Mormon! It was super cool and we were very excited about it! Not to mention, we hit our goal of 25 copies handed out this week! We were pumped!

We are getting ready for Dana’s baptism this Saturday! We had a lesson with her this week and she is so ready! We are very excited for her and the knowledge she has gained of her Savior these past few months. The ward loves her and is *almost* as excited as we are for her! 

We went on exchanges this week during Valentine’s day with the Aloha 2nd elders and it was a lot of fun! I stayed here in Murrayhill and Elder Jacob came to party with me while Elder Hadfield and Elder Gard partied in Aloha 2nd. We had a successful day and a lot of fun while doing it!

Just a quick side note, we found out Steph Curry’s godmother lives in our area, so we went and knocked on her door because he was in town for the Blazers game so we thought he might be there. Nobody answered, but we felt pretty cool so we took pictures.

We had interviews with President Bullen this Friday and it was great! I love that guy so so much. He is a good man. We had a very good lunch meeting with President Bullen and President White that afternoon as well. I love taking President Bullen out to restaurants because 99% of the time he has never been to these places and it is super entertaining to help him order.

This week was a tough one for our zone. Two sisters with the flu, an Elder with an ear abscess, one with a sprained ankle, another with pink eye, and we had another sister go home for medical reasons. We are literally hurting over here in Beav West this week! So much sickness and it is always so so so hard to send a missionary home early. Not only that, her companion (my pal Sister Bray) was transferred to another area for the remainder of her mission. It has been tough on everyone, and especially sad for me because my last area, the Farmington ward, no longer has missionaries. 

You know, in all of this our zone of missionaries have stuck together and stayed strong. Despite this pretty sad and difficult week for everyone, we have persevered through it all! I credit all of our success to one simple thing: the Book of Mormon. Goodbyes are so hard. Sickness is so hard. Working out in the whipping wind and freezing rain is hard. Life is hard. But the Book of Mormon makes anything achievable. The Lord will always look out for us! I love you all, have a wonderful Presidents’ Day and an even greater week!

With Love,

Elder Hall


My amazing valentine from my mother!             Steph Curry’s Godmother’s house!

The snow this morning!

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