this week was a challenging week coupled with hard work and rain and alot of traveling and of coarse the lord humbleing me more so i can align my will with his! i am truly greatful for my companion even though he does get on my nerves a bit but honestly if you think about it living with someone 24/7 who wouldn't get irritated a bit? answer the savior he deals with our short commings and so should we learn to cope with others challenges because we are all imperfect i am probably more frusterating to deal with than him but thats okay. this sunday was stake conference and our mission President spoke and his wife as well and it was truly awesome the spirit was so strong! they talked about unity in the family and i applied it to our compnaionship! i love this gospel and as we truly live the gospel our desires will change for the better! and i know that is true! the bikes that we ride are not very good lol its okay though i truly do love the gospel and the people here in the west indies! even though i may not say it or express it as much as i should but i was thinking about it the other day and i have truly come to love the people we teach and i have nodiced that even with just one spiritual Experience with a member and not seeing him fro two weeks after meeting him once i was able to reconize him in the store two weeks later! its great! i love this gospel! i really do and the love of jesus christ has for all of his children and me i have really come to know that he truly does love us! i hope everything is good with you all and hope and pray that the spirit will strive to be with you as well! With love Elder Hazlett
Monday, August 18, 2014
hope the deso goes well im jellous but thats okay ill be there just now! this morning i was reading in the new testament and i cam to matthew chapter 8 verses 30-32 and i thought it was so funny i started laughing out loud it is ware jesus goes to cast out devel spirits and the devil spirits ask to be cast into the swine that were not to far off it goes to show just how desprate the devil spirits are to have a body but they cannot control them and so they ran the swine down a cliff and into the sea ware they drown lol it was pretty sad and funny all at the same time! any ways this week has been better my companion his passion is reading books and so i know that the lord put us together so that i can learn how to study! its great! its hard work but i gotta do it! this week we got twice the member lessons that were were getting since before i got here i love working with members because thats ware the real success is found! this area is absolutly thriving with people ready to hear the gospel we just have to contiually be excited about the gospel! and not doubt just have faith and be in a hurry to do the lords work because its time! its the last leg of the race just like gueto on cars when he changes lightning mcqueens tires on the movie cars we gotta have control and work like everything depends on us but rely on the lord because everything relies on him! i am so excited to be here and to grow with the people here the place we live is called penal and the shurch is in siparia not to far from us we cover both places but as soon as the work gets going more here we will be able to re open siparia to have 4 missionaries in the branch instead of just two! it will be great! i am so excited and yes i have weakn esses but they are here to help me become strong! i have gained much strenth since i have been here and i know i can do it we just gotta do it! Love you all Love Elder Jed Hazlett
Monday, August 11, 2014
A.D.D. is acting up as usual its terrably frusterating but its alright i know that the lord has given me this weakness that i may be able to overcome it! people may think i am weard but lets face it i could think there weard to for lot likeing trucks and boats as much as i do! haha so in that reguard everyone is weard! or better yet everyone is awesome! learning the lessons that we do are just what we need to corect our bad habbits! and make good ones! its hard being here when all you can think about is home expecally after hitting my 18 month mark and not really felt like i have done anything but been a burden to others because i just want to be working on something just makes us want to do those old things again! and it dont help that these computers are completly different that any i have ever used it just makes me more frusterated and then i just dont want to do anything the only thing i can do is trust i the lord i have 5 months left i have made it this far i can finish strong it just makes me not want to touch another book or computer ever again! its sad because i want to learn i have the desire to teach people lately every time i study i find myself doing the exact same thing i did growing up doing homework as a kid just imedatly get frusterated and not want to do it fighting myself to tears I want to serve the lord full heartedly but my body does not i love my life i love the gospel and seeing the gospel come into the lives of others is truly an amazing feeling. any way ill cheer up after i eat lunch or something any ways i love you all and i wish you all the best with love Elder hazlett
Monday, August 4, 2014
the area here is fantastic the weather is so nice and we even have a washer to wash our clothes! yes my cloths are holding up alright only two of my pants are riping on the side but thats an easy fix and it dont expose anything so its okay! our appartment is great ill have to pick up a card reader so i can put them on the computer the computers here are to old to pick up my camera so ill just get a reader for it no biggie!
the spirit has been so strong as i ave been here in this area in my last area i didnt realize how depressed i was untill i came here and on the long drive here i was reflecting about why i was a missionary and that i wanted to go home like the two missionaries that were droping us off were leaving for home the next morning! and something changed in my attitude as we got into my new area and met my new companion my attitude went from being depressed and frusterated to hopeful and happy and i have nodiced that most every day i get so excited about sharing the gospel that i can hardly control myself i just want to go on the top of the mountains and shout about the book of mormon but then when you really think about how effective that would be it souldn't hardly at all be effective so it will work much better if were talking to every person about the book of mormon and the spirit is so strong i just get so excited and i get to the point that i cant speak its pretty funny to share with others a smile and its amazing how telling someone to smile can help them have a better day! i am known in the mission for two things if you ask any missionary they will say that i always say dont forget to smile and naturally a am a good driver haha but i dont have a car here we usually walk and ride bikes and we cover two towns and so we walk in one and take a taxi to siparia and bike around there! this last month of july the mission fasted for baptisms and boy did we get them with 68 baptisms this month and 30 of them just in one day! i love this gospel and i am so greatful for the savior in bringing forth in these latterdays! o boy here we go again i gotta calm down cant type fast yet still faster that i was but not like supperman or mom haha i say super man because were in a gameing shop and there is a justic league poster right in front of me! haha this place rocks!!! well i cant really explain all of the miracles that happen in our lives here i wish i could just tell you everything! lets just say that after 18 months i am finally feeling the missionary spirit! i have always been a late bloomer but the late bloomers are the best in my oppinion because they spend so much time trying to figure out the basice when we finally break threw were so excited! i have nodiced a total changein my life i love this gospel and i know that god is the only one that is able to do everything men just have to be willing to align our will with his! in the name of Jesus Christ amen! Love you all Love Elder Hazlett