"I am so grateful for my testimony and for my membership in this great Church, this is the Church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth! It has been a dream to represent our Savior each day, to go out and to represent Him, I know that He is our Savior, I know that this is His work! I am grateful to have been able to serve Him!"

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Hello Family!!!

Hope you are doing well today, I hope you know how much that I love each and everyone of you! In case you might have forgotten this is my last P-Day thus last email from the mission, I can't thank you guys enough for your prayers and support over these last 2 years! So with that being said, I'll see you guys next week!!!! :) Here is the week!

Saturday - After we finished up our emailing we started our proselyting! We did some family history with Therese, but it was kind of hectic, because we were also getting set up for the other elders baptism, so we filled up the font and then set up the room. While doing some family history. Then we attended the baptism the girl's name was Zoie, good baptism as always, Therese gave a talk in it, so that was pretty cool. It is so cool in 5th ward, because there are so many recent converts, so it is cool to watch all of them grow! So after the baptism p-day began, and so we got our shopping done and then we went to the FSU fields and we just played football and ultimate frisbee, and then we went for some ice cream afterwards, and man was it good! So it was a good day today!

Sunday - Before church we did some weekly planning, gotta love it! Then we went to church and we had Alexander Farabee there and Jen Kovak was there. Church was good! Jen could only stay for sacrament meeting, but we had Alexander there for the full 3 hours! Afterwards we did some family history work with Therese, it is getting really really complicated. Dusty and Therese during church got callings to be ward missionaries, so that was super cool! Also Therese got her temple recommend, so she's ready for Utah. After the family history, we came home for some dinner and then we finished out the night with our weekly planning!

Monday - We did family history with Dusty in the morning! So then we went and we did some contacting on campus and we went on splits, so Dusty and I went and Otu and Carlile went together, and we weren't able to be out there for very long before it started dumping rain on us... like pouring! So we get caught a bit away from the church, so Dusty and I just start sprinting across campus to get to his car, so we can pick the other two up, but the time we got to the car it was as if we had gone swimming, it was crazy! So we went and rescued them from the rain. After a bite of lunch, we went to the church for the dodgeball tourney! And as you guys well know, we took home the championship again! I must say though we got to the finals and we lost, but it is double elimination, so we had to beat another team, then we came back up to the finals and we had to beat Tally South District twice (my old district) and my faith was wavering, I didn't know if we could do it! BUT WE DID! I played pretty well myself, so I retire with 4 dodgeball tournament rings! After it was all concluded, we got picked up by Alexander Farabee and we went to dinner and a lesson in President and Sister Smith's home! It was great!! We taught him about enduring to the end, but mainly temples/eternal marriage/and family history work. It was a great lesson! And plus the mission home is amazing and plus Pres and Sis Smith are the bomb, so it was a good evening!
President Smith, Sister Smith, Elder Hintze, Elder Otu, Elder Carlile, & Alexander.

Elder Hintze, Elder Carlile, Sister Smith, Elder Otu.
Tuesday - District Meeting in the morning, it went well! We had a mission wide conference call as we usually do, but President took a lot longer than he normally does and he talked about Responsibility, Accountability, Attitude, and Desire, how we need to improve all of those things! The Tally 1 Zone is killing it, and the Campus District is killing it! Once we are done with June our district will have already exceeded our baptismal goal for all of 2015 and already reached our stretch goal! After district meeting we had a lesson with Alexander and Therese came, we taught him tithing and fast offerings, and he is pumped to pay tithing! He was raised in the Catholic church always paying, so he already has a testimony of it! Took a little lunch break afterwards and then we had a lesson with Jen Kovak. We taught her the Restoration, and it went well! Then we made a few phone calls, before we had a lesson with Emilee McGann, and Angy came with us, it was such a fantastic lesson!! She said, "every Mormon that I have ever met has been the nicest person in the whole world!" So we read 1 Nephi 1 and 2 with her, and she already started to gain things from it, so it was killer! And then she stayed for Institute afterwards, and so we were there with her, and then we had dinner there and then bounced home!

Wednesday - We got a call to head with the Dalleys to give a blessing to a woman who was in the hospital, so we ran and we took the priesthood with us and gave her a blessing, she was a member from Quincy Branch! We then hopped onto campus and we did some contacting up until the time that we met Farrah on campus for a lesson! It was another marathon one we had with her, we didn't actually get to teach a lesson lesson, we just had to answer tons of questions and she literally just has picked apart the chapters in the Book of Mormon that we give her to read, so it was awesome. We headed back and did a late lunch and we made some phone calls. And then we got picked up for dinner with the Havlicak's (Bishop), they fed us and it was awesome! She gave us the Cafe Rio ranch stuff that she made afterwards and you best believe I have been putting that stuff down! After we came back, we hit the campus and did some more contacting!

Thursday - We had a member lesson with Quinn Berven in the morning, it went very well! We are still trying to get our member lessons down and fine tune our system! Immediately following him, we taught a new guy named Michigun with Quinn, so we taught him the restoration.
FSU Campus

Elder Hintze

Elder Carlile, Elder Otu, & Elder Hintze
After that we hit the campus and did some contacting and some lunch, and we got back to have another member lesson with Angy Vasquez. Immediately following we had a lesson with Jen Kovak, and we taught her the Plan of Salvation and it went well too! After her Errick Spradley made us some dinner at the institute. And then we taught Emilee McGee with Celine at the lesson, it as well went really well! And she asked a ton of good questions about it, she plans to come to FHE and Institute next week, she unfortunately won't be at church this weekend. Then we did some contacting to finish off the evening!

Friday - We went on an exchange with the Assistants, so I went to FAMU campus with Elder Sorenson and Elder Fortin, and Palau came to FSU with Otu and Carlile, turns out they had an amazing day on FSU, so that was cool! And we had a killer day on FAMU as well it as a blast to be able to serve with Elder Fortin and Sorenson, they are both amazing missionaries! We taught an investigator in the morning his name is Chris Wright, we taught him the Plan of Salvation! After some running around and some lunch, we hit the campus for some contacting! Such a difference in the two campuses, people are soo nice over at FAMU, so it was cool! We went to do some Family History survey tracting in this apartment complex and the first door we knock they let us right in and then we started doing family history with both of them, two roommates, so it was awesome!!! Got them hooked up on Familysearch.org, and set up return appointments at the FH Center. Then we had a lesson with Celine Burton, she is the recent convert, we taught her about Missionary Work! Then some dinner and then we had a lesson with their investigator named "Buddha", we read Alma 34 with him and we talked about the Book of Mormon/Plan of Salvation, so it ended up being a good lesson. After that we had a lesson with Zoie, their recent convert, she just got baptized, and she is awesome, so we taught her about Lehi's Dream, great lesson!

Saturday - We traded back this morning and then we hit FSU campus for a bit of contacting! And then we taught this new girl named Zoie, the Restoration.. the girl was awesome! So we taught her the Restoration and the Spirit was killer in the lesson, it was so strong! After that we were there while Alexander got his baptismal interview, so he passed and is all ready to go, Elder Milne who gave the interview said, Alexander has a better understanding of everything than anyone that I have ever met! So that is killer, he asked Elder Otu to baptize him, so I am pumped for that to go down! Then we ate some lunch at Newk's! And now are here!

I can't thank everyone of you enough and express my love to you all enough, I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity to serve a mission for 2 years!! It has been the most amazing to years of my life and I would not trade it for anything in the whole wide world, the good the bad, all of it has been nothing shy of a giant blessing in my life!!! I am so grateful for my testimony and for my membership in this great Church, this is the Church of Jesus Christ restored to the earth! It has been a dream to represent our Savior each day, to go out and to represent Him, I know that He is our Savior, I know that this is His work! I am grateful to have been able to serve Him! I feel like I am in a glass case of emotion! ;) It is bittersweet, sad to think of this being over, but I am very excited to see you all!! So with that, I shall see you all soon! Love you!!!!

Elder Hintze

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