today were having thanksgiving dinner with the zone and of coarse there is no senior couple on the island to make it so we have to do it! we got the turkey and i was in charge of cleaning it out because everyone was to grosed out to stick there hand into the turkey! lol it was super funny! anyways not much else has happened this week it was transfers again and of coarse i stayed here haha i dont feel like im leavin any time soon! as far as the work permits there done but there wanting us to pa for each of them which wouldnt be a problem except there about a thousand dollars each $3,000 EC each which rounds down to about $1125 usd and there are like 15 of them so its going to be an interesting next couple of weeks here on grenada! the mission is only sending its very best here! its a struggle because the work permet is a work permet exemption form which means free! lol but o well whatever happenes the lord has his hand in it! he loves us all and really wants us to be happy and to just serve him holey and just get out there and go to work and do it! if we over think what were going to say we will just confuse others but if we humbly and intently listin the spirit will give us what to say! it also gives us those instances of jenious! which i am not because i dont even know how to spell it! hahah i always remember those times when were in the office trying to figure something out and then i sugest something and its perfect i know that is the spirit speaking to me! and i love it! if we dont have the spirit with us we are not listining to it! i pray that we will all always be listining to the spirit! when my pore companion got a call from the ministry saying that we have to pay for the work permits he got supper stressed and e couldnt figure out why i was so calm untill i told him im not worriein about it because its out of our hands there is nothing we can do but to go out and work and sace soules and do the things that we need to do! and teach people with the spirit! i love this gospel! and as we learn to over come our pride and get to work we will be blessed and i love you all and love this gospel!!! im sorry i gotta run but we gotta get cookin love ya! Love Elder Hazlett!!!!!
Monday, November 18, 2013
1 Timothy 4:15 meditation is what the prophets have told us since the beginning! we have been studying that and that is really how the spirit truly speaks to us! its such a great thing to be able to have! this past fast sunday we had a branch fast for the work permets to come in so we will be able to have the new missionaries come in and what I realized was it was not just up to us to fast and then just do the same thing and just wait for them! but instead we learned that we needed to send or relief society president sister jane who has been baptized just about a year and she is such a strong member and she knows someone in the ministry and so we went in and found the problem and now its just about getting them to do their work! lol its stressfull but it is what we have to do! waiting 4 months for something that should only take 3-4 weeks is redicuolos but anyways so what happened is between one department to the next they somehow got lost so we went in and tracked them down and they should be in by the end of this week! were hoping for that because our numbers have dwindled from 12 to 6 its crazy! inyways sister jane has gotten us teaching her friends her light is truly going strong! its humbling to see such a great person like her in our branch we are teaching her son and her friends who work in her bakery! its some good bread and stuff!its been so great learning my way around this island I sceem to know ware most everything is now and ill tell you it is super confusing to drive on the left side of the road but its awesome at the same time! anyways! I know that this gospel is true and that god lives and loves us all! im so excited about this gospel! and the joy it brings to us and others!!!! I love you all Love Elder Hazlett!!!
Monday, November 11, 2013
as alot of people say down here peace and love! having thought about it we really should slow down a little and see things as they really are its like the picture in our house the one right when you open the door if you look at the big picture you see a cool picture of a trees and stuff but if you look really closly you will see that its made up of tiny little dots and thats what form the picture all working in perfect unity! to make a beautiful picture! same with the play and the football team! we see the play and we see how awesome it is but ot alot of people get to see the behind the sceens of them and its really the small things that matter! as well as the big ones!
me and elder dall have had two missionaries move in with us and they are so funny its crazy i cant really explain whats going on but we will just say that there not the most obedient or observant ones and they are always making mistakes the funny ones like taking the spair key to there appartment as well as all the others it was great but i am not here to make fun of them every time they do something all i can here in my head is dad saying, Think Jed!!! and i realize that i need to think and learn from others experiences anyways i love them even though i may not show it as much i think i picked up dad's state of mind when i poe fun at you it meens i love you! haha
Yesterday we went to the relief society presidents house who was baptized just over a year ago and she had a friend over named kevin (kevon is how they say it here) and he had some questions for us and the book of mormon and sadly we didnt have enough time so we schedualed a return appointment for wendsday! and opefully we will have a new investigator! so far the senior couple and the other missionaries work permets have not come in and if they dont come in by next week im afraid that Elder Dall wil be leaving and even thought he has been trunki i have learned t love and help him in the best ways possable which is great! but if he leaves that means that the responsability will fall on me because there is noone else on the island who is capable or is to young in the mission. i really hope they come in soon because i dont know if i can handle the responsibility of that! im sure being related to mom i would be fine! i might have to ask for some help with learning to use the computer or something!! haha all will be well ill just be taking one step at a time and im sure it will be good for me no matter how hard it would be! its hard i know but it will be worth it! ill be better able to run a company! :) anyways i have really been thinking lately of love and how much the lord loves us and our savior jesus christ! who loves us so much he is willing to suffer death for us! well i love you all and i hape your all doing great! Love Elder Hazlett!
ps dad i want to see pictures of the plain you built! love ya! ;)
Monday, November 4, 2013
Halloween was interesting we didn't realize that Halloween was this wek until Thursday at around noon when we saw a bunch of the medical student families in costume it was funny! but other than that not much happened! we had another baptism because of the sisters in the area are on fire! and there baptizing grips of people they are baptizing almost weekly and me and my companion are getting burned out of the senior couple stuff! im fine as much as I can be haha its fun! its worth it! a talk from I think Elder Holland keeps coming into my hear its about a soldier or a missionary thatwrights ar prays it has been a long time since I read it but it says hope you know I had a hard time! and I have realized that a mission no matter how hard or easy it may sceem its still worth it and it really will change you!
sadly the grenadians don't celebrate Halloween and thanks giving is in October so its nuts but its worth it its really funny to see the cultural difference between the people here and back home! I love it here!
things I am gratefull for? I am gratefull for the means to serve the lord and all the oppurtunities that he has givin us to serve our neaber and also for loving family who are funny supportive even when I am not the perfect child that they want me to be! I am trying its hard but its worth it! I was reading in preach my gospel about the sabath day and it was really humbling to see what the spirit revealed to me it was that if we want to keep the saboth day holey then we need to go into it with a singleness of heart and to look forward and look up for guidance! not much else happened this week and I am so thankfull for a loving heavenly father and his son Jesus Christ thay they have sacrificed so much for us to experience this life! I love you all and hope you are all doing well! love Elder Hazlett