Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 20, 2012

Hey mom it's good to hear from you!
 I'm really excited that football has started again!  I found out the other day that NFL pre season has started I was so excited!ha!  I'm glad that the family is doing good for the most part.  Let grandpa know that my prayers are with him.
My area is pretty good.  There are a lot of people here and we just need to find the ones who are receptive.  I think we might have just found some the other day, we found a family of 3, so that is really exciting!  I love you so much mom!!  Can you let the boys know how much I love them and also dad. Well my companion is an interesting fellow but a good guy.  I'm learning a lot about patience and it's coming along good. Well mom I have to get going. I love you so much and can't say it enough.
 
Love Elder Henze
 
P.S. Please give the Watts my best. I don't know what to say.  I remember the last time I saw him was right before my mission, and it was only for a second.... please let them know that they are in my prayers.

August 13, 2012

Hey mom!!! It's so great to hear from you and hear that things are going good at home dispite things with grandpa.  Mom I can't tell you how proud of Carl I am.  That had to be a way hard decision and I'm really disappointed that none of the teammates stood up for him!!  It reminds me of Thomas S. Monson and his talk "Dare to Stand Alone" and the quote that I love from that and Carl was a perfect example of, Thomas S. Monson said
 " Dare to be a Mormon,
 Dare to stand alone,
 Dare to have a purpose Firm,
 Dare to make it Known!!!"
I can't tell you how grateful I am to have him as my brother and parents that taught us the way that God wants us to live our lives. Give him props for me!!
 Well mom I think going back to school will be great! I'm excited to hear how that goes!  Sage is finally going on a mission and Trevor and JD, and holy there is a lot of them! This will be way cool!! I can't remember, where is Ben Knight going again?  How is Alex Tracy doing? I hope they're doing good. 
 So in my new area I also have a new companion who is nothing like me.  He has a hard time keeping up with me on the bike it's kinda funny.  He says his bike is possessed (he's ripped the crotch out of 3 pairs of pants!!hahahaha) I think it's just him. He never learned how to ride a bike before.  He has just learned on the mission and sometimes he scares me out in traffic! We get honked at all the time and get yelled at and people are just great! ha ha!!  I have had 3 flat tires in the course on my stay here and it's only the end of week 2!!ha ha!! And yes a bike kit would be way nice. But to be honest I love it!  I love riding and working hard. The first little while in this area was way difficult to get up in the mornings but then I told myself I have to really show God that I'm about his work and I'm going to work to accomplish it.  It's said that "I looked for joy and didn't find it, then I went to work and found work is joy" . So this last week I have been doing even better than I have on my mission I am waking up at 6 instead of 6:30 so I can work on Spanish and also get my workout in. It's been good.  I feel so much better and I have so much more time to get stuff done.  Ever since I've been in this area I have cooked pancakes every morning with maybe some eggs and if I'm feeling up to it and if I have time I even throw some bacon on! It's been gooooooood!!!:)  Well mom this week has been a good one for the most part.  I have a very interesting companion but not only that he is also fluent he is native so it's been a little difficult when he points out all the errors I make in my Spanish especially in front of investigators!   So, I have been learning even more patience, but I love the kid.  I feel I have been able to help him out a lot but I'm not sure, we'll see.  This area is great we are getting it going so it's coming!  Well mom I best get going I hope everything is going good with you and the family. Also, how is your health mom?  I worry about that a lot.  I hope all is well.  Mom I love you sooo much and I look forward to hearing from you next week!! 
Love Elder Henze





August 6, 2012

So this week started out pretty crazy!  I got towed to start it off so we got to our area late but that wasn't to bad.  The being towed was a pain but we got that all figured out so that is in the past time to move forward. This week in the space of 2 days I have had 2 flat tires! Yahoo!  By the way I'm on a bike! I love it it's working me hard.  I'm so happy to be here!  My comp is a little slow but that's okay he'll catch up.ha!  So i got to go back to Oak Cliff this Saturday for the 2 baptisms we had and they went great. This new area has a lot of great members and I am so excited to be working here and to be on a bike!! Well this week has been a finding week we have been out a lot knocking doors and contacting on the street. We have had some pretty spiritual experiences where we got followed by this guy who finally asked us a question to start bashing with us but with the spirit and scriptures we explained to him why we believe the way we do and shared with him the plan of salvation it was a really cool experience!  Not sure anything will come of it but I know my testimony grew from that experience!  That is about my week I'll write some more next week hopefully. ha!  We'll see.  Love ya'll and I hope ya'll have a great week!!!!
Love Elder Henze

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