Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Transfers and a Trainee to go with it!

Well this week was crazy! First off news on iPads! All missions in north america will be getting them either in September or December! That means I will have an iPad like the last 4 months of my mission. haha! The biggest thing is that the temple open house is in 7 weeks! Ahhhhh it is coming soon and there is no slowing down. President has made it mandatory to go finding 3 hours a day and we have been talking to all the members about inviting all their friends to the temple! I am so EXCITED for the TEMPLE. Our mission has already seen so many miracles because of it!

Okay my new trainee is Sister Perkins. She is from Herriman Utah (which is pretty close). If any of you know Tyrone Michallis (well she is dating him). She is 20 years old (her birthday was when she was in the MTC). Sister Perkins is great. She jumps in during lessons (which I never did in training haha). I am still adjusting with training. I get stressed out sometimes because President expects us to be diligent, obedient, and consistent. I am trying to fulfill those shoes as much as possible! 

Update on investigators! Pamela is doing well. She still has yet to come to church! We have been trying to find out why she won't because we have a ride for her every week! We met with her today and she almost cried. It makes me sad to see people struggling. I want to promise them that if they would just come to church that it would make life so much better! I know going to church helps so much!

Greg and Pamela. The family we were teaching. We have not been able to get in contact with them since Sister Lowry left! Sometimes that happens when things change. We are doing lots of finding lately. Talking to people about the restoration and the Book of Mormon and especially the Temple!

I have been working on Faith a lot! Go look up Hebrews chapter 11! It gives so many instances of faith! Faith is something we must work on all the time or we will lose it! Faith is something we act upon everyday! If we do not act on it our faith does not grow! Understanding the basic principles in the gospel is going to be the very foundation that we are built on! Go look up 3 Nephi 11:40 It talks a lot about faith!

Well I love you all! Have a wonderful week! I know if you read your scriptures every day and pray you will never fall away!

Love Sister Hanson

Mission = Change

This week was wonderful. You know when you feel like you have done nothing and then you look back at the week and it seems like you did everything. Well this week is one of those weeks! 

We have been working with this less active sister and she is so wonderful! Her name is Silvia and she knows how precious this gospel is. She loves learning about the church! I love how much passion she has for the truth. I wish I had as much love of the gospel as Silvia does! She is such and example to me!

This morning I was reading in Luke 15. Funny thing Dad how you are going to be teaching about the prodigal son! But it was a great a couple verses that I love is verse 7! It talks about how the one person that repents is better than the 99 people that don't! Wow we need Christ in our lives more than we think we do! He is the one we should depend on! Repenting is a hard thing to do but we all need to do it! Go read Luke 15! I love it and it can help with everything that is happening around us!

Kathy! She is one of investigators. She is also the mom of our recent converts! We taught her about the Plan of Salvation! Love that Plan of Happiness! Mosiah 4:7-9 and 16:7-9 Those talk about the Plan of Happiness! She told us that she does not want to be baptized but she will come to church! Better than nothing right! Yeah but she does believe a lot of the things we teach her! So hopefully as time goes by she will gain a testimony and want to be baptized!

We also had zone conference with president! And we learned how to help investigators live the gospel more fully! That was helpful! 

Well I love you all! Have a great week especially you Katie! I love you and am thinking about you all the time!  

Love Sister Hanson
Sorry no pictures this week!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Miracles Happen!

This week seemed like it flew by! So many miracles happened this week! We were able to put 3 people on a baptismal date! It is cool to see how many people accept to be baptized! We were planning on them coming to church but they weren't able to make it. Hopefully they can make it to church next week! I am so excited to Skype next week!!!!!!!!

The work is going well this week we were so busy we could not fit in everyone that we needed to. Pamela is doing good she has a desire to be baptized. We just need to help her quit smoking! Hopefully she will stop soon! She may be moving so that is sad. We will get her in touch with the missionaries in Indy if that happens!

Okay so really wonderful thing happened this week! A lady called us this week. She is a less active member. Her name is Silvia. So she called us and wanted us to come and visit her! She has not been to church in about 5 years and she is the only member of the church in her family! Her husband died about 3 years ago. She came to church on Sunday! When we went to her house you could feel the Spirit there so strong! She is the sweetest lady! We think she is around 60! I cried when I was over there but the thing is I do not cry. ahahah She has so much faith and we gave her BOM because she lost hers. She loved church and she already has so many friends! I love her so much and I was able to see a glimpse of how much love God has for each of us! He will always be there for us! She found our number on a pass along card from years ago and called us! Wow!

I don't have any pictures this week! But I love you all and hope you have a wonderful week! I will see you on Sunday!

Love Sister Hanson