Elder Nathan Hubert's Mission Blog

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Transfer Week, Indian Dinner, God is like an Egg, Nobody at Church, andLabor Day Miracles

So, from the subject line you could probably tell that we had quite the week here in Wisconsin!  I'll just kinda give you the details and you can infer how we felt about it...  ;)

Last Tuesday was a pretty good day!  :)  Minus the adventure in the morning.  Basically I woke up at 5 AM to the sound of beeping!  So I got up and tried to find out what it was, and when I couldn't, I went back to bed.  Then I heard it again, and tried to find it, and ended up waking Elder Miller up because it was either the fire alarm or the carbon monoxide detector, and then we found out that it was the carbon monoxide detector!  So, we went out to our balcony and called our district leader at 5:15 AM who then told us to go and get on our bikes and go over to the Hmong's apartment, so we did!  We got there at like 5:50 and slept there until later, and then we got breakfast there too, and then went back.  At the apartment the beeping had stopped so I closed the outside screen door that had been left open to let it air out, and right as I did that it started beeping again, so we called the Zone Leaders and left to go to Hmong's again, this time taking our stuff with us so we could get ready for the day.  Later, our landlady went in and replaced our detector because it was apparently a faulty detector, so we're okay now!  :D  We also got to teach Alexis, say goodbye to Elder Dobyns, and have an incredible dinner with an Indian family in a tripanionship of me, Elder Miller, and Elder Harding because Elder Evans had to go down to Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

Saying goodbye to Elder Dobyns

Wednesday was transfer day, and we had Elder Harding in our companionship as we went around to a nearby area to contact some of our friends, and then we went to the church to drop him off so he could wait for his new companion, who is actually his trainer from almost a year ago!  They get to serve together again!  Later, we went and taught 6 lessons near the Spanish Elders' apartment and near the Bus Station as we were waiting to go home - it was a pretty good day!

Thursday, we had helping Dale as our service project again, but the bad part was that he came in super late to the YMCA so we only got to help him for like 20 minutes before we had to leave!  But when we got home, we got to do some weekly planning before heading over near the church to teach Ulises, one of our new investigators, and Luis at the church later before playing Basketball with some other investigators that came!

Friday, we got to go have a lunch appointment with a less active guy named Cesar, who actually wants to serve a mission so we're going to be trying to help him finish his papers coming up.  Later, we basically had every single lesson that we had had planned fall through, but we still found pepole to teach, including our land lady Nicole who came to the apartment to check something out, and then started asking some questions about who we are, what we believe, and what makes us different from everybody else.  And we placed a Book of Mormon with her!  It was sweet!  :D

Hmong food

Saturday we got to accompany the Hmong Elders to a gigantic Hmong Sports Tournament in Green Bay, and we went because there were tons of people there from all cultures so we wanted to see if we could meet any Spanish people!  :)  While we were there, we met this old Hmong lady who was baptist, and she was trying to convince us about the 3-in-1, the Holy Trinity, and explained it like God was an Egg, like they all have different parts but they are still an egg.  But as soon as the 4 of us missionaries started asking about the doctrine of the Bible regarding that, they basically just contradicted themselves and it was kind of funny...  :P  But we kept the situation cool without having to bash at all.  :)

And on Sunday, we unfortunately did not have any investigators at church, but that is okay, because there was really NOBODY at church!  Since it was Labor Day, most of the people in the branch decided to go and do stuff so there were only like 20 of us that attended church on Sunday - too bad..  :P  And then Sunday night there was a baptism help where I was invited to sing at it, so I sang an arrangement of 'Joseph Smith's 1st Prayer' to the tune of 'Come Thou Fount.'  It went well!
Then yesterday, Labor Day, we had a miracle when we were looking for this less active man named Edgar who apparently had the same address as a completely active family, but we had never met him before!  So because the buses didn't work, we walked to their house to ask about him, and he ends up answering the door and inviting us in, introducing himself to us, and it was such a miracle!  And then they fed us!  Turns out he has lived there for 5 years and just works all of the time and doesn't come to church anymore!  Who knew?!?! 

Anyways, i love you so much!  :D  I hope each of you has an incredible week and that you remember that Heavenly Father loves you!  :D
--Elder Nate Hubert

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