Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Postcards from Preston: A Missionary Miracle

Postcards from Preston: A Missionary Miracle: Last Saturday  the elders were playing some basketball in the adjoining stake center.  This cute Elder Hegerhorst went up for a basket and ...
Mother & family,

How are you? Thank you for you emails, this week has been even busier than last week. We had something called MLC which is a mission leadership meeting, so we had to drive to Kingston.  The catch was that Elder Evans and I were assigned to pick up some sisters so we had to drive to a place called Paignton. The trip was something like 700 miles, so we did a lot of driving. Crazy. We drove to Kingston, dropped off the sisters, then went to another missionaries flat, stayed the night then went to the meeting the next day. It was a good meeting. President Millar and the AP's spoke to us. It was good.  The reason we did not email yesterday was because we were running from place to place. We had to pick up a couch in a city that is about an hour drive from our house. We barley got the couch in the back of the car and we were driving down the freeway when we notices the gas light come on, we were still far away. We also had an MOT which is like safety and emissions. So we ended up just rolling into the shop with no petrol and a couch hanging out of the back. It was really funny! Elder Evans and I laughed a lot.

We are doing some good things here. It has been crazy, but really good. We are setting some good goals for the zone and trying to encourage them to realise their potential as missionaries. Sorry I don't have much time. I will do my best to get you a nice long email next week. Love you all so much, and thanks for your emails. I will get back to you. Have a great week!

Elder Hegerhorst
Sent April 22, 2013

This week has been crazy. It is just such a fantastic time to be in the mission field. You hit the nail on the head with the pain of furnishing new flats. Elder Evans spent a lot of the week last week furnishing ours. It is so much work! I never realised how many things we use every day and take for granted.  Example: the other night we had to buy a really easy meal because we had nothing to make it in. We made it in the oven, but then we realised we had nothing to eat it with like a fork or anything. We ended up sitting on the floor eating it with our hands! It was funny though. Don't worry though mom, we have all that worked out. We have not slept on the floor yet. Luckily a sister in the office ordered some beds that got to us in less than a days time. We spent a lot of time this week cleaning and preparing the other flat for the Sisters to move into . We spent so much time doing it because we knew that Sisters would be moving in. Last week was also the official moves day. It was a busy day. There are 29 missionaries training this transfer, and there are like another 60 coming in soon. Lots of changes. Being a zone leader is like being a mom I decided. You have to deal with all these little problems that no one ever really sees, until they are a mom! well I don't know if I have the right to compare anything to motherhood, never really experienced it myself. The motive behind the analogy was to give you and idea.
Our area is doing okay.. ha not too well really. We have two investigators. **** is the main one. He is a boyfriend of a recent convert. He is a really nice guy. He goes to church, reads the Book of Mormon and prays. All he is struggling with is getting a spiritual witness that God is there. Maybe you can pray that he will recognise his answer. It is a brand new area, which means Elder Evans and I will be hitting the streets this week. I am excited to do that though. There is something exciting about the thought of opening a whole area and just making it into what I want it to be. More what the Lord wants it to be. We are going to have to seek His guidance a lot this coming week/transfer. My companion is feeling better. He is a really good missionary, a really good teacher and I am excited to learn from him. He is Australian, not sure if I told you that last week. And guess what? He know Tory Mason! He met her in Saudi Arabia. Crazy huh. Do you know what is going on with her? Both him and I are curious. I don't hear from those people.
Not too sure what else you want to hear about. I am doing well, a little stressed, not bad though. I love you so much mom. Thank you for taking the time out of your week every week to send me an email. It is really nice. I hope all is well. Tell me if I can do anything for you. I will continue to pray for you and all the family. Tell them I love them. I think I will send you and Email addressed to Kate.
Elder Hegerhorst

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bath, England
Look familiar to all you fellow Les Miserables fans? :)

Mother and family,

Once again I have no time to email you guys.  Basically it has been the craziest week of my mission. I got emoved to Bristol and am now a zone leader. I got emoved, because of another missionary.  It's a long story, but this is what was going to happen at transfer time but it just got sped up at this moves. It sounds like you had a good time in Cali. I printed off your emails so I can read them in more depth. My new companion is Elder Evans, and we are in the city of Bath right now. It is so cool! Look it up online, it has a ton of history. Sorry we have a conference to get to at the temple for the leaders.

Love you all! Have a great week,

Elder Hegerhorst