Exchanges, driving, meetings…miracles

So it was one heck of a week. last monday we cleaned our apartment- like deep clean! super clean now, easier to think in there. Had fhe and two of our inv were there as well! tuesday we watched president nelson and his counselors get announced, he is offically the president of the church now! if you ahvent yet please watch the videos fo the relase to the church and the press conference.  also dropepd by  lot of formers we had selected. on f them said to some bcak on thursday! so excited. visited anne, she had been a member for a year now! helping her out with quiting smoking.  she is doing really well, tons of progress.  had dinner, then we fisnhed cleaing up the computers at the fhc that had been clogging up the computers.  the family history ladies were very appreciative of it:) wednesday we drove 3 hours to meet the sault ste. marie elders for exchanges, had lunch, then me and elder garrett derove back to norht bay- got home at 4, dropped off a bible, caught a less active family we hav ebeen trying to see, had dinner with anne and our ward mission leader brother bgraham, then had an inv lesson with 2 of our inv lessons- tlaked about the book of mormon wit them. thursday we did delivered somethign to a rerunging member, had 2 appointments set up up- one iwtht eh formes, went by and his wife answered and we taught ehr simply tht book of mormon and about our church, she is looking for the truth and so we will be meeitng with them soon! 2 new investigators.  the other appointm,en canceled, droped by some potentials- nothing.  dinner at an ative members place, one of their daughters is going on her mission to BC! saw a rerturning member, she ahs been reading the book of mromon.  friday we drove to sudbury and haed district meeting together as a district- cant do it too often since we are so far way, but it was good. talking about how to helpe peopl,e keeep their commitments.  dinner at a members, a chaotic lesosn with some inv- one had his mother there and she only belives in the bible and would nto even consider the book of mromon, very hard to teach. saturday we dropped by a referall we got kinda out of the way- the person was not interested, so we visite d a member we hadnt seen in awhile- she was so happy to see us, she said it mad eher day- share the light with whoever you can! rest fo the day we had appoitnments and dinner, then we got a new coach! forgot to get a pic, but its awesome! our old futon coach broke- not usfal at all! sunday we had church, no inv came, ward council-t hey are planning a family hsiotry day next month- and weekly planning,. and dinner at a family in the ward, the stevensons, i love them! goood week. miracles. loves! also doing achallenge in the zone on missionry stuff called the olympics, gonna tell mroe about it nex week! when we have smart phones!!! loves

elder hanks

ps scripure: check otu the sutff on lds.org about president monson and the new first presidency!

pps jokes:

Q: What do you get from sitting on the snow too long?

A:  Polaroids.

 

Q:  What’s an ig?

A:  A snow house without a loo!

 

Q: Why did Frosty the snowman want a divorce?

A:  Because he thought his wife was a flake.

 

Q:  Why does it take longer to build a blonde snowman than a regular one?

A:  You have to hollow out the head.

 

Q:  What do snowmen eat for lunch?

A:  Icebergers.

 

Q:  If you live in an igloo made of snow, what’s the worst thing about global warming?

A:  No privacy.

 

Q:  What do you call ten Arctic hares hopping backwards through the snow together?

A:  A receding hare line.

 

Q:  Where does a snowman keep his money?

A:  In a snow bank.

 

Q:  What is it called when a snowman has a temper tantrum?

A:  A meltdown.

 

Q:  What do snowmen eat for breakfast?

A:  Frosted Flakes.

 

Q:  What do you call a snowman with a six pack?

A:  An abdominal snowman.

Pics: selfies!!!

 

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appointments, exchanges, warm, and cold

So let me see- last pday i did an intense workout and my arms hurt like the rest of the week, but i felt great so yeah. helped a member shovel their driveway and then dinner and the family home evening with all the singles in the ward. tuesday we planned a good day- visited a online referall, tuned out to be a lessa ctive family that said to come back tomorow- cool mriacle, now we know we can help them out! member fed us lunch at an all you can eat fish and chips place- i had 6.  then a less active called us, wanted us to visit so we saw him.  did companionship study, then visited our recent convert anne, who fed us dinner- stuffed prk chops.  figured otu how the broadcast systen worked at our chapel, then visited a rertunign member, he is gettign moe motivated to come to church.  wednesday we spent the mornign helping a member shovel snow off his roof- no joke, it was cool. i was ont he ground dont worry mom.  he fed us lunch, we visited another less active that called us out fo the blue and wanted to m3eet with us.  did companiuon study, visite the less actives that said to come back- will see them soon.  had personal study, dinner party with lots of members at brother cutts, then got a member and visited a member who is alo returnign to church. as you can tell we do a lot fo retrunign member work. thursday we went to kate kountry kitchen for lunch with the downtown elders, elder staheli and elder rigby. went with elder staheli, he is from saint goerge utah.  got back, planned some lessons, vsited anne, ate dinner, visted another less active that called us out fo the blue, and then went and gave a blessing. me and eldr staheli talked that night.  tons fo fun.  fridau we had district meeting over skype, that went well, ate poutine for lunch, watched the funeral broadcast for president thomas s monson.  wonderful service, it is sad to lose a prophet of god.  he is with his eternal companion francis now, im sure he is happy.  exchanged back. on our way ack to norht bay, there had been a bad accident- 2 lane highway, ice(actually all the snow had melted the day before, ididnt even wear a jacket! and then it all froze- calleld a flash freeze.) 2 cars had collide.d waited until it cleared enough for traffic to go through. visited the allens for dinner, had currey.  then visited a member that also cameto churhc out fo the blue this last week. tons of miracles! saturday we did studies in the morning- it was nice- grabbed some things- i had a package ot pick up, then we visited a retrunign sisters that is not doing to well, then took a young man form the ward named reuban to see anne- it was great.  ate dinner, did weekly planning, then visited 2 of our investigators we havent visited in a while- one came to churhc the next day! i lvoe teaching lessons.  sunday we had church, had a linger longer after- we brought brownies- talked to the bishop for a while. visited a member quickly, he needed some help moving things- and my companion is tall! i had to take a nap, 30 minutes- think the stress and fatigue wore me down, but im good now.  finsihed studies, ate adobo for dinner- phillipono dish a member made for us, updated our area book completly, then watched the pres and siter ucthdorf broadcast to all the young adults in the world.  it was fantasitc- my favorite part was when he said eternal questions require patience, so dont be suprised is some answers dont come right away.  anyways, back to the cold weather. hope all is well, loves!

elder albert hanks

ps scripure- look at lds.org at all the thomas s monson material after his passing, watch his funeral; if you can. what a giant of a man.

pps jokes- why did the elephant cross the road?

its an elephant whos foing to stop it?

pps pics: i got gluten free food in a package… i felt like wearing a SUU hat this week, and elder staheli brought his camillian onese.  yup.loves

 

RECORD Breaking cold…

so yes we received confirmation from our mission president that it hit record breaking temperatures this week! we were told not to be outside for more then 20 minutes at atime, even all bundled up. Even with our limited ablilty to go out, these missionaries were blessed with success! pday was good, we had dinner with our recent convert and then had to do a survey for missionary stuff. Thursday we attempted to go contacting- and was chased inside to our car by the wind.  visited 2 returning members, they are doing well, did most of our weekly planning, had dinner at a members. after we taught the 8 year old named Shirley about repentance, since she is getting ready to be baptized soon! Friday we had a stelar district meeting- the zone leaders told us about smart phones! then we drove about 40 minutes out to deliver a bible- and the indiviual, a very nice lady, let us share the restoration lesson and give her a Book of Mormon! she said she would read it! had dinner at the allans, who feed us every week, had correlation with our ward mision leader. Saturday we helped out a recent convert- she had been a member alsmost a year- out a bit, tired to figure out if oru car has a block heater plug in it, visited some lessa ctives- one guy said we could come back! we visited the next day, very  nice! some potential for seeing him again! Sunday was church, fast and testimony meeting. the new cirriculum has started, that will be good to see how that goes! visited a member, shared the restoration video with him. visited someone in our building, older lady, thanksed us for the visit! oh and the 3rd miracle this week was that we had a member who has been les active for a while came and bore ther testimony and is going to start on coming back! and we got another media referal from someone that wants missioanry visits! hope all is well, we are doign well- cold, but well!

loves

elder albert hanks

ps scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

PPS JOKES
Q: What do you call a fake noodle?
A: An Impasta

Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?
A: An Investigator

Q: What happens if you eat yeast and shoe polish?
A: Every morning you’ll rise and shine!

Q: “What’s the difference between a guitar and a fish?”
A: “You can’t tuna fish.”

Q: What do you call a pile of kittens
A: a meowntain

Q: What do you call a baby monkey? A: A Chimp off the old block.

PICS: i did not build the snow fort- but took full advantage of it! and that is a lake thats frozen, there are fishing huts on it, and me to go into the cold! loves

happy New Year!

i cant even really remember big things happened last week. probably becuase i was sick for the first part. we had a bucnh fo appointments with members and returnign members. but some cool miracles. we got a call on wednesday from a member from BC who was doing a funeral the next day for his step father, and he wanted us there since he was the only member of the church there.  he said some words, it was a nice funeral, and i was aksed to say the closing prayer. it was a very tender, spiritual momment for me. oh yes we got a new investigator last week- we visited a returning member and she had a friedns there, we taught the restoration and he said he wuld read the book of mormon and pray about it! amazing to see, we werent expecting it but the lord blessed us witha new investigator- around the holidays as well! we have some potentials that said they would meet with us in the enw year, so fingers crossed it works out! sorry its short. happy new year- no we did not stay up to midnight, we were tired and had a busy day doing service th next day. oh funny story- we helped  a sister move some funrinture in her basemnt since there was a leek- probably frozen pipes- then we went and shoveled her back porch. we were excited to do it- rpoblems were it was up our knees, hasnt been done yet, toys all over in the snow, we werent wearing our boots, and i forgot my hat and mittens…. halfway done by time i realzied all this, soooo we kept going. oh and it was snowing andthe wind was blosing real good. she gave us hot chocolate thouhg:) thats the highlights- toady we ar taking it easy. anywyas, loves!

edler hanks

ps scripture- jacob 6.

pps why does a seagul fly over the sea?

if it flew over the bay ti would be a baygul!!!

ppps-pics me and my family at christmas!!! my last districts ugly sweator pics- im really good at photo bombing elder kimball- and there was ice on the inside of our apartment window- and our car was really clean!!!!

 

 

CHRISTMAS!!! and -30 degrees Celsius…

so, let me see where to begin. been a week and half because the last two days have been holidays in canada- Christmas and boxing day. so let me see last week was soooo hecktic i will just give some highlights. pday we just chilled.  Tuesday we had some appointment then drove to sudbury, ate dinner, then drove to barrie with the sault ste marie elders. stayed in the abrrie elders apartment.  saw elder coffey and elder strong! my old buddies- elder strong is goig home next week!!!!!!! weird- christmas zone conferencfe was good. gave each of ym district members their favorite candy! saw lots of people. most of the missioanreis there are youngert thne me- so weird!!! im getting old.  talked about preach y gospel a lot.  drove home, spent the night in sudbuy. 16 elders stayed the night there- all slpet in the same room, got ro bed on time too! got back on thrusady, had some appontments.  did sports night- fairly good turnout, some volleyball and basketball.  Friday we did weekly planninh, had christmas dinner wiht the allans, and visited one of our investigators- she is no longer interested in meeting with us, but she was nice and happy to see us. Saturday we visted a bunch of memebers, helped haul wood, then drove to an nursing home and caroled wiht the stevenson family. it was fun! sunday- we had church, just and hour block, nto too many people came either, made some brownies for some people, made cards, deliver some, spent the night with another family called the brady family. we sang songs, read scriptures, and ate food- they gave us a present each. then christmas! got tons of cool stuff, lots fo food and clothes, socks, some letters nad cards always appreciated.  I GOT TO SKYPE MY FAMILY!!!!!!!!!! mom, dad, grace, mary, izzy, and my brother kd, his wife nikki, and my nephew charles and my neice evelyn(who i have not had the privledge of meeting yet!!) so awesome. spent the rest of the day deliverng cards, doign some suprise service for our convert named anne, then had dinner at the stevensons for chirstmas.  yesterday- woke up with the flu!!!! and a stuffy nose. soooooo i slept a little more, did studies, went out for an hour to do some things, had lunch, slept for and hour, worked fr about and hour and a hald, then was fading fast sooo i slept for a little over 2 hours- my companion did a gingerbread house! had dinner at a members- first time i ahve ever had fondue.  then we visited a returning member. this mornign it was -30 degrees celsius outside- the car didnt want to move for almost 10 minutes! anyways, a little better, but it was a good holiday season. transfers this weekdend- see if anyyting happens. anyways, loves! happy new year,

elder albert d h hanks

PS Scripture: 3rd nephi 1: the book of mormon perspective on chirstmas day!

pps jokes

Q: What do you call an elf who sings?
A: a wrapper!

Q: Why is Christmas just like your job?
A: You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.

Q: Whats the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?
A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel.

Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
A: Claustrophobic.

What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?
RUDEolph.

Q: Why was Santa’s little helper depressed?
A: Because he had low elf esteem.

Q: What nationality is Santa Claus?
A: North Polish.

What do you call a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa?
A rebel without a Claus.

Q: What do you call Santa’s helpers?
A: Subordinate clauses

Remember, Christmas isn’t about how big the tree is, or what’s under it. It’s about who’s around it

Pics: me on christmas, the candy for my district, our christmas set up, yes elder strong got a santa suit and i got a santa picture wiht him, and some pics of what i got for christmas from family and friends and peple here. yes we are spoiled.  and proof- candad is cold! loves

18 months!!!!!!!!!!

as of last friday- i ahve hit 18 months as a missionary. i offically feel old. where do i start- this was one crazy week. so let me see- last pday was slow and easy, tuesday- was a big old giant snow storm, aka not very good for finding. we did get out a little and visit some less actives and go shovel tracting- offereing to shovel peoples snow for free- that was about it.  One of our recent converts is doign really well, she has mad ea lot fo progress. she has almsot been a member for almsot a year.  wednesday- i dorve for about 6 hours to do an exchange with the sault saitn marie. thats like driving from bountiful utah to saint gweorge utah- for an exchange. only do that once a transfer!! but i went with elder robinson- form cedar city utah, and yes he is going to suu jsut like me!!!! gonna be sweet to see a familira face there. i had to use toe warmers all afternoon there thrusday ebcause it was cold and i forgot my boots- opps.  anyways, good tiem there. drove back to sudbury thursday night- almost 4 hours, snowimg at the beginning- and yes it looked like light spee from star wars!!! anyways, friday we had a live district meeting with my district- the sudbury zone leaders, sudbury downtonw, bracebridge sisters, north bay, and sault saint marie.  talk about finding and planning- funrole play just contacting people. wemt tp smokes poutine after for lunch. drove home to north bay- in a snow storm, going 10 under to be safe. visited some less actives on the way.  had dinner at a members.  saturday we had to do weekly planninh, and for the light the world that day we donated our extra clothes to the salvation army!!! we also had our ward christmas party-  we had a bout 63 people there, many of them less actives and non memers. we helped serve tje turkey and patatoes, ther est of it was potluck style and everyone got enough! i lvoe turkey dinner. we did a talent show after dinner, lots of performances. me an elder moldenhauer did a lip sync becuase we both are terrible singers hahah.  members loved it! sunday was church, we sang a lot of chrismas songs.  visited a family that was 30 muibnutes oput of town for dinner- got lost in the dark, btu they were awesome and we made it back in one piece.  today- jsut chilling. oh yes 2 miracles- one is a less active texted us out fo the blue and want sot come back to church, awesome! 2- members need our help and are feeding us a ton this week! guess chrismas time means make the msisioanreis fat! anyways, downside- our phone wont let us read texts- so we can only see the ebginnign part of them, so we are getting a new one this week.  gonna talk to my famiyl in a week!!!!!!! merry chrismas to all!!!!! happy holidays,

elder albert d h hanks

ps scripture: luke chapter 2. the nativity.

pps jokes;

Q: What cars do elves drive?

A: A toyYoda

Q: What do you call Santa’s helpers?

A: Subordinate Clauses.

Q: How did Scrooge win the football game?

A: The ghost of Christmas passed

Q: What is Santa’s primary language?

A: North Polish.

Q: What would you call an elf who just has won the lottery?
A: Welfy

Pics: what happened when we ad interviews last week- that snow was pretty much one day, snow plowed into a pile. lots fo elder and mission president shields! elder Robinson and me, aqward picture- cause why not- and a street named after me- again!

Snow way- and COLD!!!!!!!!!

so let me see where to begin. i dont even know. last Monday us two elders attempted to buy some drapes for our apartment- yeah we have absolutely no idea what we are doing. gonna ask for some help from the sisters in the ward.  anyways, other then that, we are almost done on cleaning out our apartment and organizing papers for the transition to everything online! Tuesday we drove to mattawa and made lunch fro a member, she was soo happy and grateful- it was a nice change she said. you could say we #Lighttheworld by makign members food! we also went caroling to lessa ctives and some friends of members on monday and tuesday night.  that was exellent.  We have started the oraganize of the ward list, it is goign well.  thursday i went on exchanges with elder lee- he is from korea and was also born in don valley west, jsut like me! we had some lessons, did a bible study class, and then also knocked some doors. we contact a former investigator from 2 years ago and they gave us a phone number and said to call them this week! Friday was an adventure. most of the zone, minus bracebridge sisters and the sault ste marie elders were to be in north bay for 2 district meetins so president could do interviews with us! problem- we had a blizzard. th sudbury elders made it on time. the temiskaming, valdor, rouyn, and timmons elders were supposed to make it in by 11- due to snow and roa closurea and detours, they arrived at about 2:30 in the afternoon. and it kept on snowing! we were at the chapel all day fighting the snow/interviews/studies. we had a dinner appointment after and a teachign appoitment, but 3 sets fo elders stayed the night with us in north bay- it was a ton of fun but all te floor space in the main room was taken. they all made it back the next day. but it didnt stop snowing- not as bad- for the next few days. through sunday.  Saturday during dinner we had someone text us and wanted us to deliver a bible to him. we did that night, and he is open to us sharing our message so we got a new investigator! and all we did was deliver a bible, the lord truely blessed us.  sunday was good we had a linger longer after church. people brought food and we hung out together. i felt a littl sick at cherch, so i took a small nap and i was ok after.  anyways, that was the highlights fo the week. sorry again for my typing skills. anyways, merry christmas and happy holidays, love to all and remember toe #Lighttheworld.

Elder Albert Hanks

ps it was -23 degrees celcius this mornign- WITH THE SUN SHINING!! I am really in Canada for the winter!

Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants sections 31- pertains to missionary work but it is good.

Jokes:

A tourist was being led through the swamps of Florida.

“Is it true,” the tourist asked, “that an alligator won’t attack you if you carry a flashlight?”

“That depends,” replied the guide, “on how fast you carry the flashlight.”

 

Driving back from Vermont, I stopped at a vegetable stand. It was deserted except for a sleeping German shepherd.

I stepped over the dog, helped myself to some corn, then opened the cash box to pay.

Taped to the inside of the lid was this note: “The dog can count.”

 

Professor: “Why do pimples make horrible prisoners?”

Student: “Because they keep breaking out!”

 

A family of skunks went for their morning walk. They came to a fork in the road.

The daddy skunk said, “My instinct tells me to take the left fork.”

The momma skunk said, “My instinct tells me to take the right fork.”

The baby skunk pondered a moment and said, “My end stinks too but I still don’t know which road to take!”

Pics: Snow strom on friday! ice on the inside of our balconey, and some rods and curtains we got so far for our windows. we are on the 6th floor so no big rush.

#Lighttheworld and The Christmas Devotional… and the Hospital

alright so let me see… where to begin. First and foremost it is officially December and that means the holidays- and the missionary work just got crazy! So with the #Lighttheworld campaign we are now sharing pass along cards with people where every we go, inviting members to watch the videos and share it online, and we are trying ourselves to do the acts of service every day. plus our every day missionary stuff. Also, every single missionary in the mission will be getting their OWN SMART PHONES WITHIN ONE MONTH!!!! effective jan. 4th 2018 our mission will be a smart phone mission- we can use online for proselyting, so i will be using facebook to share the gospel! access to online ward directories, gps, etc. we can play videos, use the LDS tools app. oh we are so excited. now we jsut ahve to buy them… anyways this week. Was all over the place. wednesday we we exchanges with the ZL- exchanges- met halfway, hour drive, ate lunch at a diner, then i drove 3 hours to do a baptismal interview for a man named Albert. yes i am not joking Albert interview Albert for his baptism. we go it all figured out, Albert was baptized in Elliot Lake on saturday- in a swimming pool since they don’t have a building hahaha. Exchanges back. District meeting on friday went crazy- the computers we are allowed to use kicke us off while in the midst of the meeting, so i was upset about that a lot. the meeting was supposed to be on following the spirit.  we alsowe supposed to helpa member set up christ,as on saturday, then he had a really dizzy spell and fell to the ground and hit his head. so we followed his wife to the hospital and spent some time there.  might be his pacemaker we aer still undsure, but he is fine. had to get stitches. then we hauled firewood for 2 hours oin staurday as weel.  churh was good, fast and testimony meeting. i taught gospel principles on th spiriti world. ward council was great. took the sacramane tiwht the young men t brother allan who had hit his head, he loved the visit! hospitals look very boring.  today- we will be shpooing and doing christmas stuff. this week we will be crazy busy. anyways, love y’all!

Elder Albert Hanks

PS SCripture go to mormon.org and check out the service ideas for a chirsmas advent callendar.

pps jokes: A blonde, a redhead, and a brunette were all lost in the desert. They found a lamp and rubbed it. A genie popped out and granted them each one wish. The redhead wished to be back home. Poof! She was back home. The brunette wished to be at home with her family. Poof! She was back home with her family. The blonde said, “Awwww, I wish my friends were here.”

Blonde: “What does IDK stand for?”
Brunette: “I don’t know.”
Blonde: “OMG, nobody does!”

Two blondes fell down a hole. One said, “It’s dark in here isn’t it?” The other replied, “I don’t know; I can’t see.”

pps pics this is my companion in a nutshell, a star night- should be stars- me on the roof at the ice castle 2.000, we were still home not breaking curfew, and aqward selfie as my sister would call it and mem and elder morris- form holiday utah. loves!

let it snow let is snow let it snow

So yes in case you cant tell- it snowed.  highlights of the week- we had 2 phones when my companion and elder sayers companion drove to brampton monday, so they had no phone. aqward, but it worked out.  go my new companion, elder moldenhauer, he is from bear lake utah and has been out 5 months- we have lots of fun together, sometimes i wonder if we have too much! we gutted the apartment, threw a lot of junk out- fun fact we have a fully functional tent in our apartment! i got my new glasses, i look spophisticatyed.  sorry for speelign time is short.  anyways, we taught some sweet lessons this week- an awesome restoration lesson to an inv we showed him how to download the gopsel library app and listen to the scriptures read to him as its on his phone. we as a mission will offically be getting smart phones come january 2018- the msision forece is goign modern! more to come on that… it snowed probably close to 2 feeet this week, and it snowed at least a ltitle every day since elder m has gotten here its a joke it snowed every day we will be together- see how it goes. my current district is me, sudbury zl and dt elders, sault satint marie- which is 6 horus away driving btw, so exhcanges will tkae a while- and bracebridge sisters. sweet missionaries. anwyas, church was good.  snowed a ton yesterday afternoon. #lighttheworld initive has started on mormon.org, go check it out- serviece every day for december before chirtsmas! anwyas, thast ym week, really good, ltos fo driving, and snow1 lvoe yall,

elder albert ahnks

ps scripture- moroni 10 i finshed the bom again thsi week

pps whats the best place to find out about spiders/

a awebsite.

pics: oh yes friday night the ward set up a stable and wore costutms for a downtwon walk about- abotu 10,000 people walked throuhg, we sang carols and handed out flyers for the christmas braodcast on the 3rd. exellent time. and my new glasses- and my old ones.  and our homemade thanskgiving dinner.  quite good eactually.  a member invited us over for pupkin pie for desserete, so we wer not forgotten! loves!

Quick One; transfers

So this week we visited a ton of people, we actually went on splits with some members and visited some less active,  it was awesome to see the positive response they gave.  we shoveled a ton of snow this week.  all morning Saturday, we got about 2 feet of snow i would say this weekend alone. minus 8 celcius this week on the thermometer this morning. elder huffaker is going to smith falls and i will be staying in north bay and getting a new companion. will say next week how it goes- get him sometime tomorrow.  Other then that, went on an exchange with elder sayers this week in north bay, it was fun.  Good missionary.  anyways, time is short but i love you all will do better next week- but we are busy it is a great feeling to be in theservice of the lord. we also watched the ysa face to face last night- very inspiring and uplifting to all who watched it- not a ton of ysa where we are that are active though hahah. anyways, lvoes, happy thanksgiving to all in the states!

elder Albert hanks

ps scripture: the sermon on the mount- and the talk elder holland gave last conference on beign perfect eventually.

pps jokes: A guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team’s bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. “Oh, I really liked it,” she replied, “especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn’t understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents.” Dumbfounded, her date asked, “What do you mean?” “Well, they flipped a coin, one team got it, and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was, ‘Get the quarterback! Get the quarterback!’ I’m like, hello? It’s only 25 cents!”

Q: What did the judge say when a skunk walked into the courtroom?
A: “Odor in the court!”

If you call one of those psychic hotlines and they don’t greet you by your name, you should hang up!

Pics: me and elder sayers, the senior couple zobells, and snow- its wet and cold haha