Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Last Email?

Dear Family and friends. 

So this is my last week... wow I can't believe it!!  So ya, I'll be back on the 7th a little bit after lunch time.  But I have no idea what I'm doing after that!  Tell Quinn good job in his football game.  That's so awesome.  I can't wait to go home and see him play some football and watch Sydney do their dances and spend some time with you. 

So the week for missionary work was good.  We only had 1 investigator at church.  But on the 17th of October,  we will probably be having 2 baptisms for Chasty and for Loreine.  So that's really good.  Keep them in your prayers.  I'm hoping to stay in contact so I can find out if they ended up getting baptized or not!!  I'm loving the mission so much and it's gonna be so hard to come home after being here for 2 years of my life and just learning to love everything here.  But I'm excited to see you guys! I think the Cafe Rio would be a really good lunch for the homecoming meal!  That's cool that Easton and Jeff are going to sing!!  That means I might actually have some people show up!  That's exciting! haha  Sorry not much to say.  I'll see you guys in 9 days and remember I love you guys.  This is my last email so I'll keep it small and sweet right?!  Love you guys!!

Mahal Ko kayo!!

Ingat kayo lagi!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Almost home

So dear family and friends!!!

So this is going to be my 2nd to last email... wow.. that's so weird to think of!!  We have 1 more Monday to email.  So on October 5th, I won't be emailing just so you know.  I'll be in the mission office so remember that!  But it sounds like everyone is doing good back home so that's great!!!

So this week was pretty good week.  I can't believe how fast the time is going by!  The last 2 weeks of the mission, it's going to be good and we will be getting some good work done!  This week we had some pretty great work!  Tatay Jay bee is doing really good and it's been a week without him drinking alcohol.  So that's completely awesome.  Seeing the struggles he was going through and now seeing how he's starting to get rid of it!  So keep him in your prayers and that would be so helpful!!  Sister Chasty is a part member who is just perfect.  She has no problems.  She should have been a child of record but just missed it cause she went and lived with some other family members for a while.  So we are teaching her and just finishing off some of the lessons.  She will be getting baptized the 2nd or 3rd week in October.  So that's really exciting!!  Getting some good work done right before I finish the mission.  Kind of excited for that!!

Don't really know what else happened this week.  I bought some decent looking clothes for when I  get home off the plane.  I don't look bad with ripped clothes and everything haha...  So that was exciting!!  Nothing really happened though!  I have some pictures I might send.  I might just wait though since I'm close to coming home. haha  Just a hassle to get it all saved right.  I'll think about it haha.  Remember the church is true.  I'm doing okay in my book of Mormon reading but I don't think I'll finish it in time... but who knows!  Remember to be obedient and be good members!!  I love you guys and I'll see you guys in 2 weeks!! 

Mahal ko kayo!! (: Ingat kayo!

Love Elder Hedman

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Thanks for the love you tools.... :p

(That was all I got!  I was so sad.  But then I realized, he didn't get my email I send to him.  I accidentally sent it to his google email instead of the one for his mission.  Luckily, we forwarded the email and he got it later that day or the next day and sent us a "real" email.)

I have to get on to send this thing in to the office... so I'll email you quickly!!

Ya sorry, I just didn't get the email!  But I'm glad you guys didn't forget me!(:  I was starting to think that you guys had forgotten me.  I was like - oh no I guess I'm just gonna get off the airplane and I'll have no one there to pick me up... haha  But the week was actually pretty good!  We had 3 investigators at church!!  Tatay Jaybee was there again so he's doing really well and is progressing! There will probably be like 3 baptisms in the area for October, but I'll be back in America by that time so I wont be here for them.  But it's always good knowing that you are leaving the area progressing and helping people move towards baptisms!!  That was awesome!!

Elder Farr and I get along great.  He is an awesome guy and it's still so weird to me that they live so close by!  It's kinda cool!!  But he's a fun guy and we get along great! 

So yesterday, I think I sent some pictures home.  We went hiking for p day and we went to this sweet waterfall.  So I took some pictures.  It was really cool but we had to walk through some rivers!!  They were kinda fast also.  I slipped and my knee started bleeding.  But I remember that you would probably just tell me to suck it up so I decided I would!(:  I didn't even cry!(: Hehe... (:  So that was really cool and it was a blast.  We went as a zone so it was some good zone bonding and the zone here is so fun!  I can't believe how fast the time is going by.  I have 3 weeks left and I'm back in America.  It's so weird to me!!  Sorry that I didn't email you guys.  I just thought you didn't email me so I thought I'd let ya know how it felt!(; haha (: <3

But I do love you guys and I'm glad you are doing good!!  Sorry this is a weird timed email but remember the church is true!!  The work here is going good and I'm trying my best to work hard till the very end!!(: (:

Mahal ko kayo!(: 

Elder Hedman

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Reading the Book....again!

Dear Family!!!

Well this week has been a pretty crazy week!! 

The time is going by so fast.  I can't believe that I'm going to be home in like 4 weeks.  It's going by so fast I can't even believe it!(:  Me and my companion are getting along great.  We had some really good work this week with our investigators.  We were able to get 3 of them to come to church which was really great!!  Tatay Jay bee is progressing pretty good and he is starting to get rid of the alchohal problem he has and just trying to change his life around.  He was even taking pictures in front of the church.  I think to show his wife who is in a different country so that was really awesome!!! 

We are also working with a new investigator named Chasty.  She's a part member family and she is just a little girl. But she is really smart and loves coming to church.  So we have them on a baptismal goal date for 2 weeks after I leave on october 17th.  So thats really exciting!!  I'm really trying my hardest to work hard till the end.  It's so hard at times but it's great.  I'm loving the Philippines!  It's going to be so hard to leave this place.  I've grown to love it so much!!  And so also this week, I started the 30 day challenge of trying to finish the Book of Mormon the last 30 days of the mission.  And so I started I guess earlier or yesterday... and I'm in 1st Nephi, chapter 7... so I got a lot of reading to do and I'm super excited to get into it and finish it off! 

Remember that the church is true and to follow the teachings of the church in all we do and it will bless us so much!! I love you guys and I hope you have a great week!!

Mahal Ko Kayo!!!

Love Elder Hedman!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bright shoes and India

Dear Family and Friends!!

So as I can tell by your guys email to me, I guess you heard the news....

So yes, this week was transfer week and some kinda crazy stuff happened to me!!  So I'm actually going to be staying in my area.  I'm not moving at all but my companion got transferred which was kind of shocking!!!  And I got the message that I was going to be training a new missionary!!  I was like, are you serious - I have 6 weeks left and this is what I'm going to be doing?  At first I was like super shocked.  But I found out and this is actually pretty cool, he's actually not like a new missionary.  We call it hosting here.  If you remember, I was companions with an elder from India... and this elder is also from India.  He just got here so I'm the one that's kinda showing him around and helping him adapt here!

They look orange, but he said they are red.  Holy bright, batman!

So first off, his name is Elder Farr.. and it's actually pretty cool!!  He knows Brigham (his cousin) a bit. And he knows Gage Davis (our neighbor)!!  He went to Riverton high school and is from Riverton - just real close by!!  He is a big soccer player and he's super cool!!  And so it's not that bad at all.  He is really fun and we get along great!  But I thought that's pretty cool how for my last transfer, I get to be with someone that I can kinda relate too just because he knows a lot of the stuff I  do!!  I really think it will be a fun last transfer!! 

The work here overall is doing really okay.  We got like 10 new investigators this week!  And we had 3 investigators come to church this week so that was really good!  And we are working with them.  We have a possibility of 1 baptism in September and so I'm going to try and work really hard for that.  It would be really cool to have 1 more baptism before I go home!!  It's crazy to think that I'm going to be leaving soon.  I was extending some baptism goal dates this last week and I extended them for after October 7 and I was like - woah.... I won't even be there for that. It makes it harder to work, but also gives me some good inspiration to work harder and finish out strong.  So I'm trying and I'll continue to do my best while I'm here!! Remember that the church is true and wish Brigham good luck for me!!! Tell him I'll miss him!!

Elder Farr, his new companion, is in the back sitting next to him.

Ingat kayo lagi!! 

Mahal ko kayo!!

Elder Hedman

Thursday, August 27, 2015


August 27, 2015

Elder Mac Hedman

Dear Elder Hedman:

Congratulations on your appointment as a Missionary Trainer! It is wonderful to see the effort you have put into your own development so that you have qualified yourself for this very important position.

You will have many opportunities for Church service, but none will demand a greater example of worthiness, obedience, faithfulness, leadership, or love than training a new missionary. I earnestly pray that you will understand the magnitude of this stewardship.

Provide the needed example by following mission rules with exactness, read the handbook each week, study, pray and follow the daily schedule established in Preach My Gospel. Be diligent in adhering to the proselyting schedule and do all things necessary to provide a foundation of lifelong faithfulness for this new servant of the Lord. Live so that your strength and leadership will constantly be observed by all around you.

You are well aware of the need for your new companion to immerse himself in studying Preach My Gospel. Be faithful in helping this new missionary to study hard and complete the 12-week training course for new missionaries. In addition to the 12-week training course one of the most important things you can do as a trainer will be to teach your trainee how to follow the recommended Preach My Gospel schedule, including quality daily and weekly planning sessions, as well as effective personal and companion study. I urge you to hold a companion inventory regularly. Strive for open, thoughtful communication. Listen carefully to those things your companion wants to say--and perhaps is not able to say without your help and encouragement. Love and encourage love. Be diligent in these things and in your work, and you will be blessed beyond measure.

You are a fine missionary! I pray for your success and that of our new missionary in this new responsibility.

Scott B. Clark

Monday, August 24, 2015

Short & Sweet

Dear Family!!

So this week, I don't really know what to talk about!!  Nothing really happened this week!  Just normal work and it was pretty good!! (:  We had 1 investigator come to church and that was pretty good.  It was kind of  sad that only one came but the others slept in and so they weren't able to make it and said that next week they will come!!  So that was okay I guess.  Hopefully this upcoming week we can find some new investigators.  We are running out of people to teach.  So we gotta do some great finding because we need some new people to teach!!  So we will probably be focusing on that in the upcoming week!  And this week is transfer week by the way!  So it's going to be my last transfer.  So I guess I will find out who will be my last companion and where I will be!!  I think though that nothing will happen to me and I'll just stay here with the companion I have!  That wouldn't be to bad so that's okay!!  We have hopefully 2 baptisms coming up in September but it depends on their word of wisdom and how their church comes along! 

Remember I love you guys!! Sorry nothing really happened this week nothing to exciting!!! (:

Mahal ko kayo!

Elder Hedman