Monday, January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011

As you know Elder Curtis and I are both on a new diet as of January 1. We received permission to go to a gym for our morning workout so I got a membership to the YMCA. This is not going to be a long-term thing. We just received permission to do service at the YMCA so soon I think we will be able to work out there for free.
This week has been a fast one. We were not in our area for the whole week. Monday was P-day of course, Tuesday I went to West Des Moines with Elder Russon, Wednesday we traveled to Ames with the Elder Jones and Harris in the 2nd Ward, Thursday we had district meeting in Ames then traveled to Newton and stayed with Elder Clarke and Harmon through Friday. We traveled back to Ankeny, got some new clothes and went up to Story City with Elder Ballard and Poulson for Saturday. It was fun to see everyone and see how they teach and find people. We all have the same message but everyone does it differently. We really got ahold of where the zone is at right now. As you know, last transfer we slowed down over some big stumbling blocks. Now we can see some of the small details that are slowing us down to our goal, "500 to heaven in 2011!" (its our new baptismal goal for the year) The family that that we have been teaching for the last month or so moved this week. They were five on the baptism dates that we had set. We are still teaching N, who has a date for the 26 of Feb. We had to move it back a couple of weeks in order to get him ready. So now our teaching pool is cleared out and it's time to go out and find some new ones. It what the Lord wanted so we will do it.
I LOVE YOU ALL -Elder Hale


Suzanne Barker said...

Oh Gosh, he did get a membership at the Y!

Cynthia said...

Yes, can you believe it? I thought it was a fraudulent charge on his account and made a mess of things for him at the bank. Now I have to undo the mess.