Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Missionary Countdown!

See you in four months, Miguel!!!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Updates and UGA {Miguel's Missionary Moment}

February 10, 2014

"This week has been pretty awesome. We got back in contact with Dorsey!  He called us and said he is ready to change and how much he wants it and how while we weren't visiting him he had been trying to apply the things we taught him and how well it went. We went over last night and read 2 Nephi 4 with him and he really had his first true connection with the scriptures. We talked about how even Nephi a prophet had struggles, but he didn't get down he just continued to follow God and trust him. It was a great lesson.

We also have been teaching a guy named Westly, and we challenged him last time about baptism, and he said he would pray about it. Then he called last night at like 10:15 and said he didn't want to get baptized because of things he likes to do and we don't do. But then he said he should probably get baptized in our church and how its on him not us for him choosing not to. I challenged him to read Mosiah chapter 3, and at 11:00 pm last night, he called and woke us up and asked how soon he could get baptized. We said the 22nd, and we are going to talk more about it with him on Tuesday!

We also found a family of 3, Montine, Zyon, and Ndya. They are pretty sweet. Zyon is 13 and he was super engaged in our lesson, and I think if he keeps interested he will bring his 11 year old sister and his great grandma, Montine, with him. We had a great lesson with all three of them, and we are going back on Tuesday, We will be extending a baptismal date to them. We are also teaching Laura still and she has been doing really well. She said every time she reads the Book of Mormon it rings true to her and we are hoping to extend a date this week to her, as well!

HMMMMMMMM what else?!?!?! Oh today we are going on a full tour of UGA's Stadium.  A member is on the grounds crew, and he is taking us through everything even the locker rooms it is gonna be so sick!!!!! but yeah thats about it! 

Hamer Out

Mosiah 5:12 "I say unto you, I would that ye should remember to retain the name written always in your hearts, that ye are not found on the left hand of God, but that ye hear and know the voice by which ye shall be called, and also, the name by which he shall call you."

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Get on your knees, Get the help of God, Get up, and Go. {Miguel's Missionary Moment}

February 3, 2014

So this week has been kind of slow with Tuesday and Wednesday being snowy and icy.   Basically, all of our appointments for the week fell through because of the weather. But most of them rescheduled.  Jon, our top investigator, dropped us. She came out and said that she wouldn't come to church and wouldn't be baptized and isn't interested in us coming anymore.  It was a complete surprise. She was going to invite her Chinese speaking husband to meet with us and the member that spoke Chinese, but I think he made her stop meeting with us. Another lady named Laura, was an investigator in the past, we started teaching her. We challenged her to pray about what we taught and we stopped by and she said she got an answer but wouldn't tell us her answer. Instead she just talked about how if what we share is true than it changes everything. I felt so strongly she got a yes it was true.

We built this sweet snow man and some little black kid jacked it.  I saw him with it and I walked up and was like "That's a nice snow man did you make it?" and he was like "yeah I did" then I was like "Are you sure?", and he is like "well my friend mostly made it but I helped", and I was like "are you sure?", then he was like "my friend made it."  I was like "bro this is my snowman!" It was sooooooo funny. but that's all I got!!!

Elder Hamer!

Get on your knees, Get the help of God, Get up, and Go."
(Miguel's special message to me above)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The End?

It is with a heavy heart that I have come to the decision that this may be the end of blogging for me.  I have been blogging since 2008, and have thoroughly enjoyed this writing outlet, however recent activities in my life may need to become a priority.  I am running a youth organization.  It takes a lot of brain time for the planning and time, time for the activities and meetings.  It is a good thing, and I am excited about it, but I just don't think I'll have the consistent time to devote to my writing here on this blog.  It is hard to put blogging on the back burner.  I have loved it and the friendships and relationships I have formed.  However, I don't look at it with the same passion and burning desire that I have in the past.  The spark just isn't there, my creativity is lacking.  As I move forward into a different chapter of my life, I will do so with that word of the year and Be Brave.

I plan to continue posting letters from Miguel so that family and friends who wish to, can keep up to date. Perhaps every once in a while I will post on MMB, as well.  Regular, consistent posts from me will be rare.  I do plan to stop in from time to time and visit your blogs and comment.  Please don't un-follow me, if you like me as a blogger and person.  If after a month or two I change my mind, I want to know you are still out there.  You know a girl can change her mind...

Is this the end?

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Nerf guns, roaches and teaching {Miguel's Missionary Moment}

January 27, 2014

This week has been up and down, it has kinda been that way the last 2 weeks.  We had to drop one of our top investigators, Dorsey, he just wasn't progressing and it was time to move on. We are still teaching the Chinese lady named Jon.  She keeps every commitment she accepts but, we are struggling to get her to church.  She is apprehensive because of her English, but her English is great! Tonight we are going over with a member that speaks Chinese and he is going to invite her over to his home. We are going to extend a baptismal date again.  The last time she said she wasn't ready yet, but I feel she may be ready now. 

We are also teaching a lady named Lora, and she was a former investigator we contacted.  There was no drop reason in the area book, I guess she just slipped through the cracks. We had a really good lesson with her, she said the last time she had met with the missionaries she asked God about what she should do, and she felt she got the answer of obedience. We are also meeting with her tonight and we are going to extend another date to her. We ran out of time last lesson because she kept asking questions, which is great!  There is also an investigator named Westly we have been working with, and he has been reading the Book of Mormon everyday but he kind of doesn't understand there is only one church.  We go over tomorrow.  Last time we had a pretty bold lesson about "one lord, one faith, one baptism." He was going to pray about it. This week we had put a family on date but then they just disappeared.  We got in contact with the wife/girlfriend we don't quite know, turns out the man was kicked out but she is willing to listen.  So now we are going to teach her and her two kids in a couple days. 

I have never been in an area where people have so many distractions or with people who lose focus so fast.  It is pretty hard to keep people going even with daily contact.  I have been praying a lot for what I can do and haven't figured it out yet. I think mostly we just need to pray for those that are ready to progress and have a true desire.  I have been doing that for the past week and I have felt a lot better about the people we have found. BUT on another note...

Our apartment has a roach problem and it is being treated but it brings the bigger roachs out so we have been hunting them with nerf guns every night it has been uber fun! I hunt in my Georgia onezie so I can have protection. haha We think it is because one of our neighbors is like a pack rat..... so yeah gross! but this cool black guy told me I was chosen last night. haha then I told him I was ordained, oh and for Stake Conference here the entire South East region received a broadcast from Elder Nelson about hastening the work it was pretty awesome!! but ummmmmmm life is good!

Hamer out!"

Mosiah 4: 9 "Believe in aGod; believe that he is, and that he bcreated all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has allcwisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not dcomprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend."

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