Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Children's Song at the Top of the Stairs

Dear Family and Friends,

Wow. So I love my mission so much. I am learning loads and loads out here!! I had a great week this week. I had an exchange with Elder Honour and it was terrific! Elder Honour is a really good missinoary. I learned more on this exchange than any other on my mission. I definitely have SO much I need to work on and I have loads of things I need to improve on. Elder Honour is a great finder! He talks to everyone. I really felt like I was working hard when I was with him. I had one of the most special experiences on my whole mission when I was with him..

We went to interview one of sister's investigators for baptism. When we arrived we greeted her and had a good time and all of the sudden I could just feel the spirit so strongly in my heart. The sisters and I left the room and took the investigators daughter with us. We went and sat at the top of the stairs and all of a sudden the little girl asked me if I would sing "away in a manger.." So I sang and again I felt the spirit so strong. Then the little girl pulled out a small primary songbook and we all sang "I am a child of God" and other inspired and tender songs.. When I was singing and looking at this little child I felt in my heart "THIS is the gospel of Jesus Christ." This is what missionary work is. Golden "shining moments." I know that the little girl felt loved by those 2 great sister missionaries and she felt the Saviours love. Her mom is now going to make such a sweet step into baptism and this whole family will be given the chance to feel the special love of the Saviour.. At the top of those stairs I realized that "THIS is what missionaries should be experiencing every day." Special experiences, faith building experiences or, in other words, MIRACLES.

The sister’s are currently serving in Oldham. WOW! I was able to go to Oldham! For those of you who don’t know, my ancestors mainly came from Oldham. It was a very tender experience! Walking the same streets and roads that my ancestors walked. When I think about it, I wonder if maybe I walking the same paths that they did in spirit as well. I have found that blood bonds us together much more than physical attributes. Did my great great grandfather have the same questions I do? Did he worry about the same things? Who knows? But let’s just say I LOVED being there.
Anyways I love you all so much! Hope you have a great week.
Elder Humpherys
p.s. no pics this week due to lack of cord. :( sorry

Monday, January 13, 2014


Okay, So sorry I didn't e-mail last week. I was quite overwhelmed and stuff. So I have been put in a new area. I am whitewashing into Middleton with a new missionary.  It is AMAZING! I love it here. The ward members are so sweet to us. I have an incredible district leader, and Ward mission leader, and the flat!!! WOW! Our flat is amazing:
Flat 22 Laurel Court, Caldbeck Drive
M24 5RS  
I would love some letters Please!!!  :)
It is HUGE and it is a 2 man flat!!!
It is absolutely great. Hopefully we can see miracles.
URGENT: President has asked me to get my driver's license.
I have to pay for my provisional license.. But guess what? If you have an English license your car insurance goes down (if you are American...) YAY!
PRAY that I will be able to get my license without too much testing. I am a pretty good driver and feel confident that God will help me get it quickly.
I love you loads! and I love my mission! Wouldn't be anywhere else in the world! 
 Christmas eve at the Haye's family. They are so fun! We went Christmas caroling, had hot chocolate and the MOST delicious homemade pizza ever! We also got to watch the Polar Express. I wish that train was real.

Me in front of our pathetic Christmas Tree

Anyone want to bake some chips on their way home?

My apartment! SPEYSIDE CLOSE