A Pretty Normal Week

Dear mom,

Thank you for getting emails this week! Last week was good and I still
email Zach, he also has me included in his weekly email feed, but we
write every once and awhile.

So I got the awesome package from ya’ll this week! The only thing was
that the cinnamon rolls exploded in their box, thankfully the box was
the only damage, we put the rolls in the fridge and finished them off
this morning.

This week was pretty normal, one thing we did was take the map in our
area book and find all of the past invs. And plan routes and blocks
according to the routes! It went really well and we have found a few
new people to teach!

I don’t have a ton to talk about this week, we had a district meeting,
and I led the recitation and we said D&C 4 and our missionary purpose,
good thing we recited those in teacher and priests quorum!

We also went tracting a lot, due to mapping out our past investigators.

Also! We had an exchange with the zone leaders as well, I stayed in
our area, we went walking for most of the day.

I have to go but I hope you have a great week!

Elder Grant Hagen

Package that contained exploded cinnamon rolls

Package that contained exploded cinnamon rolls

Selfie

Selfie

Exchange

Exchange

 

A Hard Week

July ends this week, that was brief.
This week felt like there was a ton of pressure and I have no idea
why, like some days I felt exhausted. Maybe that is just what happens
at this point in a mission? I have no idea, but I am still going
strong!
Some awesome things happened though, we are teaching a family that
last week had come to church, they weren’t able to last Sunday but
they are moving forward at an amazing rate. During the week we taught
them about baptism, which they have plans to do already, then we
taught about the temple, and now they want to go! On Saturday a member
baptized his son and the family came as well! We were so excited and
the members were so happy to have their son baptized, we had taught
him all of the lessons and helped plan everything!
I hope you have a great week! I look forward to hearing from you!

Elder Grant Hagen

Found a cute little buddy

Found a cute little buddy

 

Shooting Hoops

Shooting Hoops


Howdy pa,
Thank you so much for emailing me this week, when I signed on this
morning, only your email and the mission report came up so thank you!
This week we went back to the town called Mineral Wells twice, the
first time we went we tried by a few referrals the elders in the
English branch over here gave us. Well all didn’t go as planned, first
we had to deal with a large guy with a bat as we pulled up to the
first house, he walked out of the neighbors home. We got an uneasy
feeling and left. While looking for another home, the Gps got us lost
and we ended up by the abandoned prison and all of the either
evacuated or abandoned, it was not a good feeling either way.
The second time we went back we had an amazing dinner of pork tacos
with a member family that lives out there, afterwards we had an
amazing lesson since all of their family was there. Something cool we
did is each person shared their testimonies as we went around the
room. It was such a spiritual experience and some family members
decided they now are strengthening their goal to go to the temple so
that was cool!

Que tenga buen semana papi! Nos vemos!

Elder Grant Hagen

Highlights

Howdy Ma!

We had an amazing week!
And yes, sister Morrill and I remembered we are cousins, but she goes
home on Wednesday, crazy right?!
Tuesday we had a wonderful lesson at a members home with a family we
have been teaching basically since e beginning of my time here! We all
had a dinner of taco salad and then taught the family! Hey had a pet
llama that was walking around outside he whole time, it was so cool!
We had district meeting on Tuesday as well! I gave a cool training
about why we are missionaries.!
Sunday we had two families at church! It was so amazing, as we
anxiously waited at the entrance to the foyer. Just as church began
they walked in the other side! One family could understand English,
but I was translating the whole meeting for the other and a few more
people.
I think those are the highlights  of the week!
I am so happy with how the work is going here and to make it even
better, I am not getting transferred!

I hope you have a great week, I love ya!

Elder Grant Hagen

Look Ma... a llama!

Look Ma… a llama!

Silly Elders

Silly Elders

Flowers in my hair

Flowers in my hair


Hola papi!

Pues esta semana no fui a muchas lugares tan interesante pero a mi me
gusto lo que ha pasado.  After these two transfers we had two families
come to church! These people are so ready and prepared for the gospel!
Also, elder Beckert and I get to stay together for my second to last
transfer! Your week sounded awesome, and I definitely have stories of
my mission, and I will have even more! Plus, everything is lined up,
people are ready, and we may definitely baptize this transfer!

Thank you for all of your support!
Elder Grant Hagen

What's in the bowl Elders?

What’s in the bowl Elders?

Monster trucks

Monster trucks