Friday, April 17, 2015

April 12, 2015


We work with tons of Nepalese people here. The only exposure I ever had to Nepal was knowing that that is where Mike and Sully got banished to, but they don't seem to understand when I bring that up.

Well...things are still rolling right along. We got to go play some tennis today, which was off the hook.

The Welcome Center is pretty good, let's see....we're getting some new banners to put outside of it, because right now the one that says "No success can compensate for failure outside the home" doesn't have our church logo, and the dad in the picture of a family has a devil skull on his shirt, so we don't want anyone saying things about "those dang mormons."

In Hong Kong, there's this phrase which is "Mo Men Gao", which is what everybody who thinks we are a cult says. We were on the escalator in the train station and this lady sees us and starts yelling all this crazy things about us and devils and all that jazz, and then we bump into her by accident and she screams "Don't touch me!!!" and oooohhhh how I had to fight the urge to start chasing her doing tickle fingers and saying "iiii'm gonna gitcha!" but I did, and man were we blessed because of it. We met 3 super super nice guys right outside trying to find their way around, and it turns out they were all from Utah, one of them being a return missionary who just so humbly bore his testimony of the things which we were doing. It was truly a tender mercy. Tender mercies abound.

Conference was awesome. Here in this neck of the woods we all get to watch conference a week later than all the crowd back west, so there were always the members giving us all these sneak peeks about what's going to happen at conference. President Uchtdorf speaking German....that sly dog.

We had a sickness bug go through our apartment this week, the other night we had to wake up and give Elder Peacock from Ireland a blessing at 3 in the morning because he was hurting so bad. But nothing that a little street contacting can't fix.

All in all, things are super good. We're happy and still working hard. Going hard. I sure love you all, keep up the good work and I'll talk to you next week!
Love, Elder Hafen

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