Sunday, July 9, 2017

New area and new companion

Monday, July 3, 2017

Hi Mom!

Changes were today.  I am in the city of Guanajuato with Elder Hernandez.  I'm super excited! It's super pretty here and there are tons of tourists.  It's so weird to see white people speaking English. It's cool, I'm excited for what's going to happen.

Elder Hernandez is from Mexico City.  He's been out for 9 months.  We have met before.  He is awesome and I am excited to work with him.  

There isn't anything to tell you about this week, I'm sorry.  I'm sad I had to leave the Velazques family.

Love you bunches Mom.  Gotta go.

A couple of days later this picture was texted to me by a parent who was there picking up there missionary.  It was such a sweet surprise!  The smile....always that smile!!!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The last few weeks!

The next two weeks our schedules didn't match up to allow us our normal email chat so we just got a short note.

Monday, May 22,2017

Hi Mom,

I love you guys so so so much!  I don't know what I did to deserve you and Dad as parents, you have done so much for me.  I'm so grateful for you guys.  I miss you guys but that's alright, it means I love you. haha  I'm so grateful that we can be together forever.  I love you, Mom.

Sister Williamson shared this pictured and captioned it "shortest to tallest."
 To give perspective Hayden is 6'5" haha

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hi Mom, sorry we got on early today.  I want to let you guys know that I love you guys so so much and that I am really trying super hard to be a good missionary.  It is hard sometimes but I'm really trying.  I don't know what to tell you about this week.  I got kinda of sick and then I had a meeting with all of the District Leaders at the house of Presidente.  Next week I'll write you more.  Today is kind of weird.  I love you guys so much.  I want to be the best I can.  This next week should be interesting!  I love you guys.
District Leader meeting at President Williams home.

June 5, 2017

Hey Mom, 

We have two baptism dates!!!!!!!!  It's awesome, they are named D and G and they are 13 and 15 respectively. Their parents are members, they never wanted to get baptized so I decided to start teaching them.

It is awesome being a District Leader.  It is good.  It's been fun, Elder Motyer from Celaya is here and we have had a blast.  Elder Moncada is doing good and is learning a lot.

Well I told you about the investigators.  We contact a lot, 15 a day.  The family V are doing very good.  P the other day told me he loved me and it was awesome.  L made fun of me.  I got a nose zit so she sang Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  We always make fun of S, we always say "no maaaaaaanches S."  It's funny.  O always gives me hugs.  The hermano has some good work and is doing good.  They are awesome!  I honestly love that family sooo much!!!

 I have to go Mom.  I love you so much!

Hayden has said so many times even before he left, "I just want to love the people and change lives" and that he is definitely doing!  

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hi Mom,

We have another baptism date!  It was actually really cool.  I have been pretty upset because we are working so hard but we haven't been able to have anything, it is frustrating.  Sunday, a week ago, a guy stopped me at church and he was like, "hey I'm C and I was baptized a year ago and now my wife wants to be baptized."  It was so awesome!  I was like, "of course!!!!!"  We went to their house. It was funny because their phone wasn't working so we couldn't confirm the address.  I was like no, we are going.  So we went and then we almost couldn't find it but we kept it up.  The guard at the gate was like no that dude doesn't live here, and I was like oh really.  Then his wife saw us through the window and yelled hola chicos!! and I was like yesss!!!   We went in and taught her, it was cool.  I taught her about how baptism is like starting over and why it's necessary to get baptized.  She was like wow that's super pretty and then she was like ok I'll get baptized!  It was awesome!! 

Today we played a lot of soccer.  I suck!  I play goalie.  haha

Gotta go.  Love you Mom.

Monday, June 19,2017

We did lots of splits this week.  It was frustrating because all of our meetings with the investigators with a baptism date fell this week so we had to improvise haha.  Then no one came to church, it was rough.  I went with Elder Pantoja from Puebla and we worked pretty hard.  It was fun, he is my buddy.  Saturday we did mini splits with other Elders that are our friends.  My comp went with Elder Moncada from Honduras. haha  It's funny because they have the same last name and it's not a very common name.  I went with Elder Motyer from Canada and he's my good good friend.  We worked hard and found like 10 new people, it was sweet.  I am blessed with lots of friends and I'm super grateful.


Monday, June 26,2017

Hey Mom,

This week was ok.  We got denied like crazy but we worked hard so it was cool. We get changes next week.

That's about all we got from him besides a little family small talk.  We are anxious to hear from him tomorrow and find out if he is going to a new area. 

This quote is out of the July 2017 Ensign.  The First Presidency taught Elder Parley P. Pratt when he was a newly called member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.  I feel like it applies to our missionaries. 

"You have enlisted in a cause that requires your whole attention; ... become a polished shaft. ...You must endure much toil, much labor, and many privations to become perfectly polished. ... Your Heavenly Father requires it; the field is His; the work is His; and He will ... cheer you ... and buoy you up."

Hayden would love to hear from you.  His email address is in the header of the blog.  You can also leave a comment.  Thank you so much for all of your love and support.  We love every single one of you!!!