I don't think I've ever started an email with "Good Morning" before.
It was another good week full of eating well and working hard, basically everything that comes with the job description of serving international. Just when I was getting in swimsuit edition shape, here I am serving these wonderful generous American families. But oh well, it's amazing. In International work you spend a lot of time traveling and not as much time out pounding the streets, because our area is the entire mission field excluding Macau and an island called Lantau Island. So we get to know the bus routes to get around pretty well, and we get to talk to a lot of people while traveling, which is nice.
We're still working hard with the Welcome Center, this coming week is the last week of the "Trial Period" set by President Hawks, so we will see how it all rolls out. It's been pretty good so far. We live right behind the chapel, so we can be doing our studies and get a call from the security guards that there is someone inside speaking Mandarin and then Boom! 2 and a half minutes flat we're in the chapel in our suits spitting some mad gospel. It's a really fun assignment. It's fun being able to work with people from all around the world.
Serving with Elder Young is still super fun, he goes home in a month...so I'll keep kicking his butt. We're working hard though. International work is really different though...I'm used to "Working Hard" being finding all day every day and sweating a lot, just going out swinging against the world. But we don't get much of that here...we do a lot of referral work, which is a little bizarre, but it's ok.
All in all, things are good. My testimony of the truthfulness of these things burns strong. It truly is something that cannot be taught, but can be learned. It's an answer that is absolutely, undeniably true. The evidences of it are overwhelming, but more important than that, God Himself told me it's true. Now that's a trump card. I sure love you all, you are the best. Keep up the good work!!
Love, Elder Hafen
p.s. Today we're going to the IFC tower, that's the one Batman jumped off of.