Monday, March 16, 2015

March 3, 2015

We have had a really good week this past week. Elder Quiñonez and I have been continuing to grow as a companionship and have really been teaching in unity! It's been a lot of fun to change and grow, especially as he adjusts better and better into the missionary life. 

Today is the last day of this transfer, but we are both staying here in Chula Vista, which is exciting :) We should have some cool stuff coming up this transfer. 

Our most solid investigator is Yolanda. She's doing super awesome. We have been teaching her for about a month now and she's in 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon and has come to church the last 4 weeks straight. She accepted a baptismal date, but wants to be very sure before the date that this is what the Lord wants her to do, even though she has definitely felt the spirit at church and when we come to teach her. Also her daughter Alma came and sat in on the last lesson and asked some very good questions, she seems to be really curious, but is super busy because she's a senior in High School and does cheer and volunteers at a hospital on Sundays, but hopefully we can get her to come to church one of these days! Anyway, we are just hoping that Yolanda realizes that she really has received her that she will go through with her date :) but we know she will come through!

We had a cool miracle this last Saturday. We had just started our comp fast after lunch, and we were leaving to go work for the day and we had planned to go see Marcos, a guy we had taught for a couple weeks, but wasn't super involved in our lessons and never kept commitments. But we went to stop by because he will always listen to us! Anyway, we stopped by and he was really embarrassed because he had been drinking beer (not like we really care, that happens all the time, usually they offer us some haha!) and he really opened up! He talked about how lonely he felt there in his apartment and how he felt bad that he smoked (like 1 cigarette a day...he can quit very easily I think) and how he hated that when he felt sad he just bought beer... and without us even asking he asked if baptism would help!! So we taught him a little bit more, and he wants to do whatever it takes to be baptized. He also pored out the rest of his beer right there in front of us! I'm super stoked about his desire to change! 

Those are pretty much the highlights this week. We got a new ward mission leader. Brother Reyes. Our old one was working a lot and didn't have as much time as he wanted to help us. But Brother Reyes recently moved into our ward and recently got married. They both served missions in Oakland San Fran mission. They are super cool and fired up! They both have two callings, but they do so much for the ward AND come out teaching with us all the time! 

I'm stoked I'm staying...things are really picking up! We have a bunch of other sick investigators too, but too much to write about...Plus I get to hang around with Elder Takke for another transfer...haha can't complain about that!! Only 1 person from our district is changing which is cool because we have a tight district! 

Love you guys! Love the work of the Lord!

With Love,
Elder Hansen

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