Monday, October 20, 2014

Hunger for the Light - Pictures of Rostock

It's Elder Bean's last week on the mission!  I am excited for him and we have some good appointments already set up which will make the week bright and full of joy. 

We played soccer this week with a bunch of awesome guys.  E___ invited us to come play and it was super fun!  A couple of the guys were pretty good and had a really fun attitude.  I did really good actually haha I was proud of myself.  After we played, we went home to change and I couldn't move.  My body just hurt so so bad haha.  It was terrible but I finally moved again.  We got to talk to a couple of the guys about the church a little bit so that made the pain worth it :)  E___ also made us muffins yesterday!  She is so great.  I will get a picture with her sometime. 

We had a couple of good first lessons on the street.  It is so great to give testimony of the Savior and the Restoration.  You see the people feeling the spirit!  You see their eyes light up as you recite the first vision but most of the times they shy away from that feeling.  They get scared of it!  They don't know how to handle it!  But they wont forget it.  It will burn in them until the satisfy the feeling.  They will start to hunger for that light again. 

We met with a couple of college students this week who turned out being a little crazy or just really opinionated but they were cool.  They said we were cool guys and that we could hang out but we don't do stuff like that fortunately. 
Thank you for sending the pictures!  It is so great to see all of your faces.  You're all such beautiful people. 

I am so grateful for my mission.  I love my prophet Joseph Smith and I love my Savior.  Can we go to New York sometime?  I think I am glad that I didn't go before my mission because I really appreciate all that he did now to bring about this work on earth.  He is amazing.  At night I have been listening to lectures by Dr. Truman G. Madsen on the Prophet and the early life of the church and it is so amazing to get the real story in detail of the everyday life of the prophet. 

I love you all and thank you for all you do for this church.
Elder Hays

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