Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi everyone!!!!
Life is good here in Indianapolis!!! The weather is getting quite cold but we can bear it!!! We still tract even though it is cold!!!

Debbie!!! She walks!!! So what really happened was we went to go and visit her on Tuesday and she told us she had been fasting for 2 days so that she could walk and go to her mom's funeral. This is all because she was reading about Enos in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon really does have all the answers to the questions we might have. Debbie is now in Mississippi and will be coming back shortly to finish her recovery and finish learning about the church and get baptized!!!!

I spoke at a baptism about the holy ghost. The senior couple in our ward helped get a less active family active again and they asked me and Sister Sowards to speak. Chad is 8 years old and his baptism went well!!! So I got a bear for him (Chad) and read a song called the Holy Ghost.

Ronn is still progressing. We had a wonderful lesson with him about Personal Revelation and we brought the bishop! The bishop really wanted to meet him because he cannot come to church yet. At the end of the lesson Ronn told us that he needs to pray more. hahaha We read the story of Enos with him. Ronn is doing so great he reads the BOM all the time and prays a lot but I think this lesson helped him realize he needs his own testimony!!!!

We had Zone Conference this week! It was a revalatory experience! I think as I keep going on my mission I find more and more things I need to improve on! People say I am a seasoned missionary, but really I am just beginning! Meetings on a mission just bring you closer to the Savior and help you learn how to become a better missionary. I have looked back at those notes a lot since we had zone conference.

Allyson with Sister Sowards

Monday, November 9, 2015

Transfers AGAIN...

Allyson and Sister Sowards

I feel like I just got a new companion like 2 weeks ago and now it is transfers again. hahahaha
My new companion is from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been out 3 months and her name is Sister Sowards! Yes you say it like sour-ds. ahha I am now serving in the INDY 1st ward!!! Love it here.  We teach English to refugees Burma. and We also teach regular English people. The ward members help out a lot!!! Love all of them!

Here is an overview of who we are teaching. We are working with one of the member's mom. She is from Mississippi! and she is so funny. She can't come to church because she fell down the stairs and broke her pelvis! So we go and visit her and teach her the lessons! She wants to be a Mormon!!! So she is way funny too since she is from the south! Debbie usually says in every lesson "I don't do stupid people"! Makes me laugh every time!

We are teaching Ronn. They tracted into Ronn. He has a unique story. He is 72 now but when he was 17 before joining the army he took some lessons from missionaries. He had to declare a religion when he join the army so he put LDS. Wow. So they found him a couple of weeks ago and we have been teaching him. He wants to get baptized too, but he has to go through cancer treatments and can't come to church until February! So it is not fun with those 2 and church but they both (Ronn and Debbie)(not related in any way) want to be baptized!!!!

And we are also teaching a bunch of Chin people ahah! we teach them English then we read out of the pamphlets and I will have to get a picture of one of the cards we use so you can see how they work! In this area when we go tracting we run into a lot of Chin people!

I hope you all have a great week! Love you all!
Sister Hanson

These five people were all in a musical number on Sunday at a fire side. We sang in a quartet and the girl with the blond hair Sister Doyle played the piano.

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Week I Left Terre Haute....

Allyson with the Weeks family (top)  Most of the YSA Branch members on Indiana State University (bottom)

This week is a bittersweet week. I am sad to leave Terre Haute and I thought I was leaving my wonderful companion Sister Tanner here with all the people we had been teaching. But nope, that did not happen.... She is leaving too. Sad.

So let me just tell you about all the wonderful things that have happened this week! First of all Sister Tanner is cured! She now can walk on both of her feet!!! Hallelujah!!!! The weather is getting a bit chilly but just enough for a light jacket. Oh, and all the leaves went pretty then out of the blue they all fell off haha!

So we taught on Sunday (which was yesterday!) we taught this really cute couple Clayborn and Maraih! They both don't have a church and they are going to ISU. They both have had experiences with God that they cannot deny and they are just trying to see where God fits in their life. So we got to teach them the Restoration this week! That was a good last lesson for me and Sister Tanner BTW. We gave them a BOM and committed them the read the introduction. haha I hope they keep learning the with new Sisters that come to replace us!

Okay! We taught Arinze this week! He is doing good. Hopefully he won't freak out when we tell him we are both leaving. And hopefully he will not stop meeting with the missionaries if we leave. But it is all in the Lord's hands. We gave him our search for happiness and he read all of it in a week. So i think he is very interested in the church! haha But all is well.

Cool thing we did this week. We have some family history missionaries (old couple) in our ward. We went to help them with digitizing documents! That was good fun! We were unfolding documents that were from the early 1900s! I always have enjoyed family history! They do this 5 days a week from 8 to 4. So 8 hours a day! Crazy! I was glad I got to help them. They were actually featured on lds.org a couple weeks ago! Back to unfolding documents. They had coal dust on them so our hands were black after 2 hours and we were unfolding the documents that they fill in after you die. So that was wonderful!!!

Well hope you have a great week. I will too! I promise! haha
Love Sister Hanson

 A cool Cathedral at Saint-Mary of the Woods