this week was interesting a very hard week and it was going rough and it was just all in all rough! but it was good! it is a struggle to be here but i know that the lord is helping us here i know this gospel is true and that God lives and loves up! as i draw near to the close of my service for the lord the more mixed feelings that i have i love the people here and i love the people at home i feel like i am being torn in two! but hey thats okay i gotta keep strong with the little time i have left! i love you all and i am so thankful for this oppurtunity to come and serve a mission for the lord! I love it! even though it has been extreemly hard! it has been the best time of my life! any ways ill talk to you later! have a great day and keep smiling!! sincerly Elder Hazlett
a picture of me singing "it came upon a midnight clear" improve went pretty well considering! it was fun!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
this week has been slow again but it was a great one as well it seems that the closer to the end it comes the faster it goes! time is fling by really quickly! but it is going great! i love serving the lord despite all my challenges! and yes i have a lot of them! but being out here on a mission i have truly learned to work with them! Yesterday was our thanksgiving dinner and our mission president invited us all up the the mission home and the mission president gave a few min talk on gratitude and love and how there interrelated it was awesome and also we were hanging out at the mission home and just being thankful for things! and i was just wondering around and my A.D.D kicked in and i was just wandering around not really knowing what to do and it looked as though i was looking for something and i walked up to a senior sister and the mission presidents wife and they asked what i was looking for and i told them nothing its just the A.D.D kickin in with to many people around and nothing for me to really do and so they gave me a quiet place and a book to read for a few min and it helped for a while then later i could not sit still untill i grabed a pillow and held it in my lap! and listined to a story that the mission Presidents friend was sharing! its amazing how the lord works! also on sunday the Mission President came to church with us and it was totally inspired i love this gospel and how it truly changes people we got the branch all set up to rebuild the branch so that it wont close down! i love this branch way to much to see it go under! i truly love this gospel! i know that this church is true and that god Lives and loves us! i am so thankful for you all and the wonderful influence you are to me! With Love Elder Hazlett
Monday, November 17, 2014
I believe the lord is trying to teach us all a lesson the missionaries and expecally the members! to try our faith! its hard but I know the lord is in it! I truly do love this work and I know that the lord will bless us I happened to glance threw the noember ensign and one thing that stood out to me was a talk from the general womens meeting it was talking about how we think that God is waiting to bless us and all we need to do is obey but in reality its more like God is continually raining blessings on us and we are holding an umbrella over us because of fear and sin and things!
any ways the hardest thing everyone knows for me is paperwork but that's okay as I have been continually trying my best the lord will and does help us! yes I get terribly Frustrated! every time that happens I remember back to when I was doing homework and I would get to the point of crying because I couldn't do it and then all of a sudden it would click! and I would finish it but what I have learned is right before I get to that point of crying I say a prayer and I am able to get threw it much easier and I learn exactly what the lord wanted me to learn! I guess that's why he gave us weaknesses so that we may be humble and rely on him a lot more than we do! so as we pray and study the scriptures daily we will be a happy and delightsome people!
on the other hand if we don't do that then the lord will bind our toungs so that we cannot speak ind that is terably frusterating! it doesn't help not being able to speak properly! I just need to think about what I am saying before I say it and that takes a long time but if we trust in the lord and study the gospel and treasure up in our minds continually the words of life then it will be given you in the very hour yea in the very moment that which will be mended to every soul! I now that is true! and I just quoted that because I am not sure ware exactly in d&c it is but I know it is there! I love you all and I hope everything goes great with the play and such! Sincerely Elder Hazlett
Monday, November 3, 2014
this week has been a really trying week for all of us so sad to hear about Taylor. Jake, the lord has something in store for them thank goodness for the plan of salvation! i know that it is sad but thanks to the priesthood and temples were able to live with god again! its truly amazing how the lord works sometimes we may not understand what is going on or why but we just have to have the faith that the lord will help us threw our trials! this week has been very hard for us here with the whole branch sceeming to turn on the branch President because he is not fufilling the role of branch President alot of people are falt finding people honestly if i was in his shoes with the trials that he has i dont think i would want to face them eather! were trying to work with him and his family the best that we can! its truly an honor to be able to serve and help those that are in need! i truly love this gospel! and i am so thankful for the oppurtunity that i have to serve others! i love this gospel! and i am so thankful for all that you have done for me and for others! now as for the essay it was really thrown together because i ran out of time and i am to stubborn to forward it lol but anyways it was ok i guess! ill stick to fixing things and driving! anyways i love you All Love Elder Jed Hazlett
Monday, October 27, 2014
this week has gone by so fast! i truly do love this gospel and i am so thankful for the oppurtunity that i have to be able to serve the lord here in the west indies! nothing to exciting happened this week we taught a sweet guy named Dan and he was supper cool and excited about the gospel we hope to meet with him again soon i am truly thankful for all the the lord has done for us all! i cant really talk much cuz our Mission President is having us wright an essay on the book of mormon study that we just completed and you know me and essay's are not good friends! lol so maybe ill wright some more when i am done love you! Love Elder Hazlett
Monday, October 20, 2014
this week started out long and ended with a bang!!! o man it was fun
the beginning of the week started out SLOW with me being sick monday evening and tuesday we had district meeting and we got back in our area at 3 and still had studies to do so we got out to work at 5 it was rough! but Wednesday things started to pick up and we began to go finding because our teaching pool is about 2 people and so we went finding most of the week! we were not able to really see many people and the people that we did see they were eather interested interested in us as white young men or not interested at all just willing to talk just so they could go back inside and do there thing thats how almost every day was then saturday came around and Lydia was baptized and it was such a cool Experience!!!! my first time baptizing someone in a chapel font i was real nerves. but i had the miscle memory from doing baptisms it was no problem! my bigest worrie was that i would say the prayer for the dead lol but it went great one try smooth run greased it then after the baptism we went back and went finding again and the same thing then we went to a less active's house to find him drunk he spent about 10 mins just slaping me until he felt better it was very interesting testamony that one should not drink!!! then sunday was the bang!!! we get to the church at 8:30 to open it and get ready for church and there is no power in the area so we had no lights or fans and to top it all off the water is run on an electric pump so no water eather lydia was confirmed and no problems with that we desided to only have sacrament because the building was really warm! and druing the last talk niketta Lydias 16 year old daughter who is 5 months Pregnant passed out because the heat and has a seizure we were able to take care and she and the baby are doing okay now luckily this has happened before with her and also that is the third time something like that happened in church i really love the people here!! i always find it funny that they live in a caribbean country and if it is to hot or to cold things like that happen deffinatly nt used to climat changes at all! any ways thats an acount of this week i the average life Of Elder Hazlett wes very odd but hey there is never a dull moment!! Love You ALL Love Elder Hazlett
Monday, October 13, 2014
interesting i have been sick a few times mainly with sinus infection stuff and apparently i suffer from migrain headachs i guess thats what i think it is if caffiene helps then idk the last couple nights i have had a hard time sleeping because of my sinuses but i have some spray stuff that works great but it only lasts for about 4 hours! last night we stayed at the senior couples home and it was a really rough night i started out on the floor and ended up in a recliner chair! my companion was really confused when he woke up in the middle of the night and didnt see me on the floor but looked up to see me in the chair it was funny he is great he is from alaska and is going to go into the airforce to be a fighter piolet! then today we went to the beach to play some volleyball and when we got there the net was mashed up and so i and Elder Jeppson proceeded to tie it up and fixed it enough for us to play it was still low but hey it worked great!! kinda! any ways Lydia is preparing to be baptized this weekend she is supper solid and we are stoked for her and later next month her 16 year old daughter is preparing but were not so sure about her because she is pregnant and of coarse not married so we will be working with her a bit more! there supper cool though! the sucess that we had this week is that we had 30 people at church it was awesome it looked full and sure enough it was a bit it was great! okay so the senior couple here are the batemans and they are amazing they own a dairy farm 45 min south of provo and they are supper cool also he told me that getting a cow is way to much work than what its worth so dad we best stick with boats and trucks! haha there a bit easier its alot of fun being here and i really do love it one thing that i have learned and struggle with is that after a little while my brain just shuts off and i cannot get it to start up again this last week i went on a trade off in a next area and i was supper happy and excited about the work then when i got back to my area i was not so excited the only thing i can explain it as is add! lol its more than in the moment and i believe i have learned a bit on how to control it starting by doing something that i want to do telling myself that i want to learn and i want to study the scriptures truly having the desire to do it! of of coarse not getting a good nights rest it just makes it that much harder to wake up on time! hopefully ill be able to do my best this last couple months! I truly do Love this gospel and i love you all o so much! Love Elder Hazlett
ps i think eli got the idea for doing the girls hair from me lol i did it a few times i saw it on facebook! LOL