Picture Time – July 12, 2016

  • Companion: Elder Allen
  • Area: Summerwood

I was right, Summerwood is my new area and my new companion is Elder Allen. Here are a lot of pictures before I left Kingwood.

Elder Hobbs

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Transfer Day! – July 11, 2016

  • Companion: Elder Heath
  • Area: Kingwood 2nd

So transfers are today!! And I’m being transferred! Elder Heath is too!! We are both leaving! It kind of worries me out that we are both leaving because I don’t want some of the people we were teaching to get “lost”. But it’s my time to go. Change is good! I’m guessing Summerwood. But we will see.

Elder Hobbs

P.S. My new companion is Elder Allen!

How far we’ve come. – July 4, 2016

  • Companion: Elder Heath
  • Area: Kingwood 2nd

Our week was still blurring for the most part as usual. We did go to a funeral for one of our investigators’ wife. Her name was Holly. She had pulmonary fibrosis and had a double lung transplant 5 years ago. We also had 110 miles to blow in one day, and we could only
blow 60 miles in our area and not just waist time driving. But 60 miles here is a lot, Jennings not so much.

But anyways, my fast did go well. Afterwards I just felt better, I felt like i could handle everything a lot better! Still doesn’t change what’s going on but the way I handle it, it absolutely does.

This week we had interviews with President Drake and I was just able to feel comfortable. Before I had a ton of things on my mind, I felt like I wasn’t good enough, I felt like I wasn’t working hard enough, but after fasting and I felt comfortable. I was able to talk to him and feel good about myself. And we actually hardly talked about everything going on. In the end he told me i was doing good. And once again told me I have a leadership personality. But when he told me I was doing good, it wasn’t the first time he has told me that, but it was the first time i actually believed him. I just need to stop judging our performance from my best companionship, and more from where we have come.

Elder Brian Hobbs

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Kingwood Parade with the Smith’s, Elders Bigler, Heath & Andrew – Only parade in the Houston area.

 

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That day when you turn the calendar and see your “Half Way” mark!

Anyone Who Humbles Himself – June 27, 2016

  • Companion: Elder Heath
  • Area: Kingwood 2nd

So today I’ve decided to fast for help, for everything going on right now. I’ve fasted for help on fast Sunday, time and time again, but overall not a lot has come from it. Ok, well not how i want it, or in my time. However this time I’m fasting by myself, and on P-Day of all days. I’m positive that the Lord flat out told me I need to do this, it was quite the experience. Last night, I was “pondering” a lot of things. Then our district leader called (while Elder Heath was in the shower) making his nightly phone calls, and we talked about the week we had. I had two great exchanges, this week. (One with Elder Knebel our zone leader, and then one with Elder Andrew in Kingwood 1st, I was gone from Monday night to Wednesday night.) So after this conversation I remembered what President Drake said to me about pressure lasting a little longer at times than others, and that hit me. But the really cool part of it all, is out of the blue I had a book, chapter and verse come to my head. I had no clue what it was, so I quickly went to it. It was Mark 9:29 “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” I can never recall reading this before, but it hit me like a freight train and I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at it. I needed to fast. I had been praying and occasionally fasting. But not outside of the once a month. Our lesson in Sunday school just happened to be on fasting too. Then another random book and chapter came to me. Matthew 18 and the first thing I saw was the only verse I have highlighted. Verse 4, “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Well that’s what I need to do, I need to be humble. Submissive, meek, and humble, willing to submit my will to His. Then for whatever reason, I asked Him if He had anything else for me. And of course, another book, chapter, and verse came to my head. I thought I knew what it was and on the way there (finding the scripture) I was thinking how in the world does this apply. Well I was mistaken… I thought verse 17, but what came to my mind was Mosiah 2:19 and the part that stuck out to me was, “O how you ought to thank your Heavenly King!” God sure does have a sense of humor, I’d like to think. I temped him to give me more, because at the time I was thinking if these really came from God, well then, he caused me to humble myself. So I got down on my knees, thanked him, and started my fast. I’m not sure what all I’m going to get from this, but I trust the Lord will give me the strength and help I need at this time, and I’m sure it’s going to require a little more patience. But I just need to press on, and he will bless me.

Elder Brian Hobbs

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