Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 3, 2013


  This was just a great week for everyone! Reliefs from stress, you guys sent great letters, and I just was plain old happy this week! I can't believe Weston got dumped before he even got into a relationship. He should have sent another text that said: ''yeah, me too.'' haha
   Well, let me tell ya about this great week I had: H and A got married and baptized! It was so cool. Their baptism was really cool because they were baptized and also a man from my first area named J L was baptized as well. He's the one that has just been waiting for marriage since the first missionaries arrived, and he's cool enought to walk like two miles to church when he runs out of money. It was a very spiritual baptism.
   Also, I got to go to a really good motivational talk. President Kretly has been here for a few days just running around doing some cleanup work until President Merril arrives on the first of July. He gave a fireside talk based on the ''7 habits of highly effective people'' (he worked for that company). It was nice. The best part was seeing a bunch of people from my old areas. It's nice to know that people will remember my name.
   So, three quick things: first, I knew an Amy B that was in my class, but I didn't know her all too well. I'd be interested to hear what she thought of me, because I was a strange child in High School. haha. Also, I would love to know where that family lives. If they're just waiting for us. Just tell Kolby that I need the name of the ''bairro'' (pronounced 'by-ho') and a phone number and I can find em.
   Now, I have two quick tasks for weston and owen to do. Owen: Keep practicing for soccar man... my goalie skills are growing... fast... and also to update my facebook. There's been a lot of people tell me that they sent an invite. You rock man!
   Weston: Who is brittney? and also see if you can get a hold of that matlock girl. If you can, see if you can get a pic of her baptism and tell her to come to my homecoming. I'd like to talk to her. :)
   I love you guys. I'm getting pretty excited to come home as I watch other missionaries go. But I'm doing great. It's starting to cool down a little. I love you all so so so much!
Elder Alex Hobbs

May 27, 2013

   This week was a great one. We worked our guts out and got a lot of lessons in. We also found a bunch of families that I think have some great potential. Plus, the house I live in is so much fun. Things are good. Things are good.
    Zone Leading so far has been pretty much the same as other missionary work, but maybe things are going to change now that we're getting a new mission president. President Kretley will be here in Angola for about three weeks doing some trainings and such, and then there will be about a month of no mission president time until President Merril arrives on July 1st. The Abdos are the office couple here in between.
   But yea, things are good. I'm part of the 2nd Zone, (there's only 2) and I'm lovin' it. I'm thinking that Elder Harper and I will see a lot of success as long as we rely on the Lord. I hope I can be a better zone leader than dad's were!
   I think it's so funny that Pokemon is cool again. We'll probably be able to sell our collection for bank here pretty soon. Haha. But it sounds like school being out has everyone happy, which is great. Tell Weston that he needs to kiss a girl once before coming out, but after that: DEIXA or DROP in english. They are scourges to the missionaries here! haha.
   So, I'm feeling great. I feel like the Lord is blessing me a lot, and I'm learning to just be a better person now. Elder Harper is the man.
   Well, no new news, but I'll keep you all posted on everything else.
Love ya! Elder Alex Hobbs