|Just thought i would send some pix of our apartment. Now these aren't of our part of the building (on the lower level) but they're cool to see nonetheless.|
|I don't get to see as much cool wood carvings as I would like! Pretty cool though huh? I think they work perfectly for a missionary apartment...|
|How do you like our German Psalm Well?|
Here we are... back at the good ol' Cyber. Thankfully the sun has gone down so the glare is off of my computer and it's a bit cooler, thus making me able to see my screen now that the glare and sweat are gone! Counting those blessings.
|Posted this pic before, but Elder Kunz is the one in the middle!|
The scary thing is that I'm not really sure exactly how that's all going to work out because I'm really short on ideas, but everyone seems to be sending me the quote from this past conference on how we need to "doubt our doubts before we doubt our faith." There are a lot of doubts that go through my mind about training in this sector, because it's still tough. Maybe not as tough when I first got here, but tough nevertheless. Sometimes I doubt that we'll find new people, that we'll get people to come to church, or that I'll even have the strength to do this work, since it will be me doing a lot of the work now.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf's recent conference talk about doubting your doubts, not your faith!
Note from the Fro: So glad he got to go see his good friend Elder Kunz, no matter what the obstacles. He was in really good spirits today for sure. He was able to download some of this weekend's conference talks and put them on his mp3 player. Plus we sent him some music especially for his Birthday that he was able to download as well. Not sure if you've noticed, but sometimes he makes little spelling mistakes and spells words in French like "apartement", which I just have to leave, because it's fun to see the French slipping through!
Also, a special shout out to the LOWE family, he received your package and was thrilled! The TASTYKAKES made his day! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
He was also excited from this little conversation he had with the new couple in Togo: I was talking to the new couple the other day and they told me that in November, the Young Men's president and the Sunday School president would be visiting us... of course, a couple of seconds after he said that i was like WAIT A SECOND, THAT'S UNCLE RUSSELL!!!
How cool would it be if someone from the FAMILY actually visited his mission??? My mom is checking on that right away.
Meanwhile, I'm leaving you all with one of the songs we sent him for his Birthday. It's dedicated to him from our dog Pixie. She likes to sit on the top of the couch (not unlike a cat) and look longingly out the window. Elder Hawkins always imagined she was singing this song in her head (and he would sing it in the voice he has for her!). Now we know she's definitely singing it to him! ;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELDER HAWKINS!