Airport Talk from Elder Hale's own mouth!

Date: March 13, 2010
Area: Journey To Cauayan Mission
Companion: Elder Josh Dahlin (from CA)

 

 Here is what Elder Hale had to say when he called us from Taeipei, Taiwan...

He said he had slept well on the 15 hour flight and was feeling "fresh"...
He was calling with a card he bought at the airport. But had NO idea how many minutes he would get with the $7 card. ( I was thinking, not too many!!!)
He sounded great and full of energy and excitement.
He was saying how if the Taiwan Airport people were anything like the Philippine people then he was going to love it. He said all you had to do was smile at the people and they would smile back and he felt "at home".
He then let us know wht he was busy giving out pass along cards tp people at LAX. So that is why he did not call.

Then he shared some stories..

Elder Hale noticed and recognized Shawn (spl) Marion of the Chargers footbal team. So he went up to him and struck up a conversation with him. He was with Elder Hardman at the time. So Johnathan's opening words were, "Hey, Elder Hardman is a Big fan of yours." He then talked with him and among other things asked him what advice he could give to them as Elders to be the best they could be.  Shawn Marion said, "wel I can only tell you that when I have played a game I resolve to play even better the next game.. So he would advise them to teach even better the next time... Elder Hardman then gave him a pass along card...

He told us that he was sitting next to a lady that was very miserable. She did not have a nice word to say.. anything he talked to her abot she was not interested in and kept saying"No!".. Then as he kept sharing things with her she came arounf and listened and they talked about being grateful for many things...

He also shared with us that as he was sitting on the plane and pondering planes and flying.. he felt a strong impression that "we" had been blessed with the knowledge of flight to get Missionaries out to preach to all the world.. and that was what is was all about...

He also shared a moment he had in the MTC... He was going to the teaching (TE) area where they practice teaching discussions to volunteers. There was a lady there at that moment who should not have been as Elder Hale's teacher had to go somewhere and so this other lady stepped in last minute.. It turns out that as Elder Hale was talking with her she was uplifted and blessed as she had been feeling down. He commented that the Lord is always so aware of our needs and how things are not coincidentally but that was a blessing for thet lady...

He also said that a lady at CA was watching them and asked Elder Hale why they had such big smiles and were happy all the time. It really made her feel good.

He then told us about getting an Elder's mail in his MTC mail box all of the  time.. An Elder Jordan Hale... So he opened it one time to see if he could find out if he could find out why! So anyway it turned out that the letter was talking about this Elder's family being Kansas Jay Hawk Fans.. o he became aware of this team... from reading this Elder's Letter!!! Well, while at SLC and just after talking to us he turned around and saw a family with Jay Hawkes Shirts on... So he went up to them and talked about them being fans etc., and ending up asking them to commit to go on line to the Missionary web site.. He then went on to say that the problem with committing people is that you have to and should follow up.. He felt bad and wondered how he could follow up with this family.. He then decided that he could Pray for them.. So he went straight to the bathroom and went and prayed for them...

He was bearing his testimony continually to us and was so excited and ready to get to the people of the Philippines...  He was in mid sentence when the phone card cut him off.......

It makes you "hungry" for more.. but we will have to wait till Mothers Day in May to hear him again. In the mean time.. we will look forward to his first e-mail from the Philippines....

We were so excited for him and know he is in the hands of our Heavenly Father who will guide and protect him... His desire is strong and his LOVE of people huge!!!!!

While he was speaking to us on the phone he was telling us that they had travelled with a Filippino couple and thy happened to walk by so he said to us to wait a minute he had to say good bye as the were passing by.. We then heard him speaking in Tagalog to them and them replying.. Wonderful.. he desires to speak the alnguage and we know he will be blessed to be able to communicate through the spirit to the people Elder Hale already loves!!!




 

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