Life Keeps on Rolling on Right?

Dear Madre,

Strange how life keeps on rolling on right? And no, I haven’t got my
trunky packet, but from trusted sources it is in or will be in the
mail shortly… Life seems to be slipping on by, but hey (and we did
see bales and bales of hay) we had am awesome week!
On Tuesday we had zone council, where the whole zone drives in and for
about 3 hours we set goals for the upcoming month and teach each other
skills to help reach those goals. After the council, we
started an exchange with the the Spanish training leaders, meaning I
got to be with elder Ray from my MTC district for a day! We went off
as a zone to do service cleaning up a lakeshore. It was pretty cool
and they seemed appreciative of the help to keep it clean.
We set baptismal dates with a family as well! It was so cool, we were
sitting in their home teaching, and we got to the subject of baptism
and we invited them to be baptized! They said they would so we set a
goal with them to be baptized on a certain day! I am excited for this
family! They have felt the spirt and I know it will help them.
To make it even better, we had a few church tours this week! The first
was with another amazing family that is so spiritually strong! We had
a tour together and the whole time we could feel the spirit as we
taught and testified. We ended at the baptismal font, set up some
chairs, and had a great lesson!
Then on Saturday the family who are planning to get baptized also had
a church tour! It was really cool to watch them learn and as they felt
the spirit as well. We ended with a kneeling prayer, the father
offered it for the first time since we have met them, the spirit that
was there was so strong, the mom wiped her eyes, and I promised them
that what they felt was the Holy Ghost and that God does hear our
prayers.
I hope you have an awesome week! Love ya’ll!

Elder Grant Hagen

Making cornbread

Making cornbread


Hey dad,
So this week we had the awesome chance to give two tours to two
awesome families, zone council, and a few good service projects.
Tuesday was zone council and we cleaned up a lake shore as a zone.
Wednesday we volunteered at a place called manna storehouse, I think I
have talked about it before, but it is a super awesome goodwill/
charity foundation on large scale. We help them organize and sort
donations, and such.
Thursday we had our weekly planning and then had a  meeting with the
ward mission leader to learn about a thing called the Parker county
Peach festival that they held on Saturday, apparently it is a huge
event of all Higgs peach related, they have it once a year in July at
harvest season. Unfortunately we weren’t able to go since we helped a
guy move.
Friday, we helped one of our investigators clear out an abandoned
duplex on the property he is renting, and it had been abandoned for a
bit of time, a lot of things were moldy, the ceiling was caved in, and
overall hot and sweaty, thank goodness for Texas humidity right?
Saturday we moved the less active member, or rather helped him load up
his stuff into a trailer he owned, we didn’t finish, but it reminded
me of moving cabinets with you, especially since we had to go
downstairs with most stuff. At least we got all the heavy and large
furniture items.
Sunday was church and pretty chill all around.
Also we taught at least once a day, and it was a good sized week in all

So today as a district we just had lunch at a vintage car museum! I
think you would like it, it wasn’t super huge, but the burgers were
pretty good, so a food and museum combo wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t
anything near NHRA scale.

Car museum

Car museum

Car museum lunch

Car museum lunch

I hope you have a great week!

Elder Grant Hagen

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