Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Adventures of Harlequin and Dorito

Once upon a time..

There were two missionaries named Harlequin and Dorito (names have been changed due to privacy.. just kidding. They are nicknames courtesy of a recent convert who can't ever remember our names). 

Harlequin and Dorito had an amazing week this week. Fighting Satan and bringing people to the knowledge of their God. 

Okay, in all seriousness we had an amazing week this week! (sing song voice) I absolutely love missionary work!!! 

We had a miracle. AGAIN. I looovvee miracles. 

We met a man and went and taught him yesterday. We waited for ages and he kept changing the appointment and my companion was like "let's just cancel it and go." But I really felt prompted to wait for him. So we waited for quite a while and he finally showed up! We taught him and he told his life story and he told us at this point in his life he was choosing to either follow God and change or to end it. If we wouldn't have waited who knows what could have happened! Even though he has had these thoughts and challenges he is so normal!! He wants to be a missionary like us one day.. He just wants to help people. He recognizes the spirit and is letting us teach him tonight!

And the story continues... 

We had tea at the Nolan's this week. MMmmmmm so good. They made this delicious chocolate lava cake. Wow. Delicious.
I am also so amazed at the love in this ward. We have an investigator that is really struggling and usually the missionaries no more than the ward about the investigator but in her case this ward is doing so much to take her under their wing! It's amazing how much love they are showing her. 

I love you all so much! I am hungry now and will be traveling in to Piccadilly to go to Barburrito. One of the only places in this country that sells burritos. :) 

yes... I still loved burrito's. 
and I still
Love you all!! 

Elder Humpherys

Catherines Baptism!! 

Me and a Fallen over tree. I look horrendous in this picture but I want you to see the magnitude of the occasion. The tree was blown over by the wind! 

Elder Humpherys is having dinner at the Ward Mission Leaders home. I love looking at the food and dishes etc.  He is happy. This email is from the Ward Mission Leader, Bro Nolan.  He is so good to send pictures and updates.


Friday, March 21, 2014

I'm Sitting on Top of the World.. Just Singing a Song..

Dear Family and Friends,

Soo many things have happened this week! Woah. It's been so crazy and I have learned so much. 

I have a new companion - Elder Doherty - and he is from England. He is really funny. I enjoy serving with him. We had a crazy experience this week. 

We were walking down the road and we were a bit lost because I couldn't find the map so I used our big map on the wall and memorized where we needed to go. We were wandering around when all of a sudden this man looks out of a telephone box and see's us. He hangs up the phone and walks out and says "Are you those bible people?" We say yes. And he asks for help. He said he was in a load of trouble and has been trying to change his life. He talked to us about his family and how he wants to be a better father for the baby that is on the way.. He walked us back to his home and told us everything! He is so humble and so ready. He said every time he looked at me he could feel the something different. He wanted to be as happy as I was. I promise I did not look that good. I was super tired and I am in need of a hair cut. ha ha. But he could see something different about us. He said he felt butterflies in his stomach and was getting goose pimples whenever we spoke about the gospel. He said he'd do anything to change his life. 

Such a grand experience. And thus it is with the mission.

I just wanted to share a quick scripture. Isiah 1:18-19

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

Repentance is an amazing thing. I know for myself that if we humble ourselves before God and ask for forgiveness for the things we've done wrong we can be freed from guilt and shame. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can all be forgiven. The Saviour WANTS to forgive us. I know that we can feel freedom from bondage as we have faith in Jesus Christ and repent.

We had a movie night this week and we watched Ephraim's Rescue! It was wonderful the ward loved it and there were about 30 people there. Which is amazing! I am so happy. Anyways, things are going well. I am happy and alive.

I was able to go to the dedication of the new YSA building in Manchester. It was great. I BREATHED THE SAME AIR AS D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON. :) He was nice and it was good. We took two of our Hungarian investigators and they loved it.

Anyways. I just love life. Everything is great. I l love my mission and never want to leave!! :( Time flies too fast.

Hope for good things. Trust in the God. Love your fellow men. And believe in Jesus Christ.

 Elder Humpherys

My new Companion ELDER DOHERTY
My name in crazy graffiti English flag styled writing :)

We had a fantastic baptismal service on Saturday and part was a piece by the FTMs where they sang- I am  a child of God. Pictures of rehearsal

The YSA building


Middleton Missionaries