Monday, August 11, 2014

Change is in the Air

Hello again, transfers are here and I am staying! Elder Gregory is leaving though he is headed up to Morro Bay. Neither of us know who our new companion is, because they are flying into the mission today, and we will meet them tomorrow. I am super excited to train and can't wait to meet whoever he is. It will be interesting to see what happens. I am glad that I get to see Elder Bate leave too. He wasn't ever my companion, but I have spent more time living with him than any other missionary. It will be cool to hear his final testimony as a missionary, and also sad to see him go. The work here is great we are staying very busy, I just hope my new companion is in shape, and if he isn't we can fix that. Marcia is doing great we taught her on Tuesday and set her with a baptismal date for September 13, so that was really exciting. Her husband seems to ok with it, but hopefully he softens his heart a little bit, so we can at least meet him. She came to church on Sunday and is always just so excited when we see. her. We also taught a bunch of other lessons this week, but one of them in particular was special. we were biking home from church Sunday morning (we had a correlation meeting) and we always go the same way home except for some reason we took a longer route, but in the process met zack. He was standing next to his car, and we stopped to talk with him. He told us that he feels like he is searching for something, and can't seem to find it. In the process he has gotten himself into a mess of addictions. We talked with him for a while, and we answered a few questions he had. He was a Muslim, but was really excited to learn more about Jesus Christ and His restored Gospel. It was just a really cool experience to be lead by the Lord to someone who really needed help. He was only here for a day and lives up in Bakersfield. He gladly gave us his address and phone number, so the missionaries in Bakersfield will have a fantastic referral. It has been really busy, and I don't think that is going to change anytime soon. Thank you all for the support. See you in more than a year.
Elder Hamson

Dinner with the Johnsons.

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