Monday, July 22, 2013

I am staying in Burnley

I never have anytime for these weekly updates. I am doing well though.
Elder Peterson's birthday was this week and we were able to celebrate at the Moore's house! The Moore's are such a wonderful family. I love them so much. They are so kind. 
Friends. Send me pictures. I would love them!! 

Service!  Look how much we pulled!
 Here is an experience I want to share with you: 

Burnley is such an interesting place. There are so many interesting people here. I have honestly met so many crazy people... they are insane. But I love them nonetheless.There are so many Muslims that live here. We have had the opportunity to teach a few but it is really hard. They don't believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.. and the ones we've taught are really engrained into their religion. Each Muslim I have taught can talk for 30 minutes on one aspect of their religion. It makes it hard as a missionary because we need to be polite and not interrupt so we just have to find a point in the conversation where we can pipe in parts of the lesson. I admire the Muslim faith though. It is incredibly close to what we believe. In Bolton (I'm not sure where that is..) there are some amazing things going on. One Muslim family was converted to our faith. After that, miracles happened. They referred all of their friends and family after family began to be converted. Elder Miranda, who just went home, told us a story of a woman he taught. He explained to her that if she converts to our faith then if she has to go back to her country she may be brutally beaten and even put to death. She looked him in the eyes and said "I'd rather die following Jesus Christ than live while knowing the truth about him." The work in England is moving forward.

Unfortunately in our area we are not seeing too much success. Elder Peterson (my trainer) and I whitewashed into the area and it's taken awhile to build a good foundation here. But we are expecting miracles in this next transfer. 

My companion was just made district leader which means a lot of responsibility will be placed on me in regards to my area. I will be the one planning and staying in Burnley while he goes on a million exchanges.
Elder P's birthday with the Moore's

 JULY 15, 2013
No weekly update this week. Sorry. :( I will be better next week. 

I'll tell you a few things. I have 4 minutes left.

1. Karen has chicken pox still. Looking good though. We think we'll be able to see her this week.
2. Lee (husband) wants to stop smoking! 
3. I am getting a haircut today! :) 
4. I have been in the field for 5 weeks. woah. 
5. I love letters.. *hint to everyone to send me letters... hahah* 
6. I love you all

Love Elder Humpherys 


Monday, July 8, 2013

It's Hot. Hot. Hot.

There has been a heat wave in England! Seriously. There is such a great stench of sweat when we get on the bus...

I love it here. Things are going well. We have a new investigator named Wilf. He is so great. I hope things continue to go well with him. People still don't really want to talk to us but we are working on that.

I am grateful I bought a sidestrap bag because backpacks are no longer allowed in the mission.

We went and visited Karen's parents last night. They are so nice. I enjoy my visits with them. Karens father is one of the happiest old men I have ever met. I asked him to give me a big smile last night and he opened is mouth and gave me the biggest smile I have ever seen! 

Anyways, I am short on time again.. But know that I love this gospel. I know that it is true. Thank you for all the encouragement everyone! 


Elder Humpherys. 

 A view from one of the members house

View from my back window

Companionship unity. Oh ya.

View from my front window

 A member has the hand of Sauron in his house.. WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHOW THIS TO ARISSA!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Temple Week

Dear Family and Friends, 

         This week was amazing! I loved every minute of it! There were so many fun things that happened! It's really all a blur though. I don't even remember it all. But, I want to send pictures and I don't have enough time to write and send pics.. so here are just some picture of this week. 
I loved the missionary broadcast it was aamzing!! The Chruch is true and I know it. I love this work! Keep up the faith my friends!

Elder Peterson and I at the temple

Elder Peterson and I at the temple

Elder Peterson and I at the temple

Elder Osborn! We were a TRI-panionship this week because Elder Miranda went home with a broken knee.