Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Talking Temple!

Rendering of the Indianapolis Temple
Located at 11565 Temple Drive, Carmel IN
The open house begins July 17th

This week all we have been doing is talking about the temple! 5 and 1/2 weeks until the open house! Woooooooo! I am so excited. We have no clue if and what we will be helping with. But I do know that we will be helping with the temple a lot! We have been trying to get the members inspired on inviting people an get them excited about going to the open house. It is not hard to do because they are just as excited as we are! 

We had stake conference this week! All the missionaries in the stake were asked to sing at the adult session! It was good! We sang Dear to the Heart of the Shepard! If you look at the lyrics it has a great meaning behind it! It talks about finding the lost sheep. We all have a duty to find the lost sheep! I also learned during stake conference that I need to be turning outward instead on inward!

Well our investigators this week are kinda not doing well. haha. Pamela moved to Indianapolis! But we still keep in contact with her! Which is good! She still wants to be baptized but we will have to sent the indy missionaries over to her! Pamela and Greg are stalled right now. They think of us as friends more than missionaries that are there to teach them. So we are in the process of finding lots of more people to teach that will actually keep commitments! We found some kinda solid people! Johnathan we found while on exchanges. We stopped by on Saturday and he said he forgot about our appointment. He has been through a lot! We rescheduled and gave him a plan of salvation pamphlet to read before we come back. He seems pretty sincere. We hope to be getting to someone to church next week! Church is just wonderful!

Training I think I am getting more used to it and am not as stressed as I used to be! Well I know in the olden days you guys had to pass off lessons. We don't do that today. There are some things we still have to memorize. President does not let trainees drive. Senior comps drive and that is it.
I have no clue why but i didn't take any pictures this week. I think I did get a little bit of a sunburn though. I will have to take more pictures next week! Love you all!

Love Sister Hanson

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Everything happened this week!

Some of Allyson's district
Well it has been getting more humid and I found out my hair gets really wavy when it rains and i just let it dry out. So far humidity isn't too bad! On other news the Temple open house is coming soon! Pretty sure it will be here in 6 weeks! That is so soon!

Alright so I bet you don't remember but I do! We got back in contact with a lady named Beth. Don't know how she feels about baptism because we didn't get to that when we talked to her. But she is doing well and probably will be moving to Ft. Wayne! haha But the missionaries found her here! So it is great the Lord knows what he is doing!

Greg and Pamela! They are working all the time but we got back in contact with them also! Turns out her son-in-law did not like it when we came over. He moved out last week. So now they answer back to text messages and us knocking on the door! They are funny! Greg is still trying to grasp the concept of God but he listens when we talk! Still trying to get them to read the BOM.

Oh I spoke in church this Sunday and i was only assigned to give 15 minutes but the other 2 people went short so I actually spoke for about 25 minutes! That was great! I am actually starting to enjoy giving talks! I also noticed people were paying attention! I gave a talk on Chapter 11 in Preach My Gospel! And talked about inviting! I think why they asked us to speak was to inspire the members to invite everyone they know to the temple! 

Lately I have been able to know how the Spirit talks to me better. Whenever I am praying I get promptings! And it is just cool to see what comes to me!

Love you all! Have a wonderful day!

Love Sister Hanson

Sister Chidester, Allyson, and her new companion Sister Perkins

Allyson with her MTC companion Sister Anderson

Allyson and Sister Chidester getting caught in the rain.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Allyson's Call To Be A Missionary Trainer

Sister Hanson with Sister Perkins from Herriman

Dear Brother & Sister Hanson,
Your daughter, Sister Allyson Marie Hanson, has been assigned to train a new missionary. The position of trainer only comes to missionaries who have demonstrated the highest level of trust, obedience and diligence.  A new missionary's trainer sets the standard and establishes the framework for the entirety of the new missionary's mission experience. We have every confidence in Sister Hanson and know that she will be a great blessing to her new companion.
We appreciate your love of and support for Sister Hanson.  Those acts have helped prepare her for this new assignment.
Steven C. Cleveland
Mission President

Sister Anderson

Secretary to the President - Baptisms & Referrals
1980 E 116th Street, Suite 200, Carmel IN 46032
Office: 317.580.0479