Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June 2, 2015

Sunset Cliffs

Hey family how's it goin! How was your week?

We have had another awesome week! This last week was transfers but Elder Gonzalez and I stayed together which we were both pretty stoked about! 

We have just continued to work to find, teach and baptize. There isn't a whole ton of stuff to report. Our investigator Juan is continuing to work toward baptism this month, with only his job holding him back. He's awesome though, we are having a ton of fun teaching him! 

We also have a couple of awesome new investigators! Two of which came to church this past Sunday which is huge! That was a highlight of this past week.

Teaching appointments with the French speakers are always short and as simple as we can keep them, we just let them read the pamphlets and the Book of Mormon because those are in French and they understand it way better! He was going to come to church on Sunday but backed out last second, so we will see if we can get him to come this Sunday. He's super cool and fun to teach! 

Funny story with that. We had just gotten the French pamphlets for Kendy and Evans and were going to teach them last Saturday morning. We get off the trolley and their apartment is about 100 yards or less from the trolley stop. As we walk up the street a guy stops us and asks us for something to read. It was obvious he wasn't all there so we were just going to give him a couple Spanish pamphlets and get on our way. As Elder Gonzalez reaches in his bag to grab a couple of pamphlets for him, the guy reaches in and grabs the only 3 French pamphlets we have, and won't give them back. He doesn't speak French he just wanted those specific pamphlets for who knows what we chase him down and try to reason with him, and eventually he traded us a Book of Mormon for one of the French pamphlets. So at least we had one to leave with Kendy, but it was really frustrating that he would take the only pamphlets that we actually needed in that precise moment..I'd say it was probably Satan working - haha .

Also other funny story-Today we were doing laundry in the laundromat. Keep in mind Lemon Grove is pretty ghetto. haha So we were just sitting down studying while we waited for our washers to finish up, and all the sudden this one black guy is yelling at another one how he's gonna take him out back and beat his *** and all these profanities and stuff. And the other one is yelling back and they are two tough guys just threatening eachother so we are just like "dang, are we about to witness a fight?" haha I'm not gonna lie I was getting excited about what I was gonna see. But then one left or whatever and the other guy comes up to us and is like "I'm sorry you good Mormon boys had to hear that. Just so y'all know black people don't always communicate like that". We were laughing so hard! It was pretty funny at the time!

Also I forgot to mention the other day we were sitting by the bus stop, and it was about 7 PM and in the evenings the buses don't run as frequently so we were going to have to wait a while. But anyway this guy pulls up, we don't know him, he's not a member but he offers us a ride! So we hopped in and he took us down to the trolley station and we had a nice little chat with him. He was a super nice guy named Dale. So that was a sweet little tender mercy from the Lord yesterday!

Those are some of the interesting things going on around here. haha :) 

Yesterday was fun! It was full of service. In the morning we went to help one of the Sister's investigators move, and she told us to come to a taco shop she works at that afternoon when she was working! So we did and she gave us a huge thing of Carne Asada fries which is like one of the tastiest things ever, but on the way there there there was a guy who ran out of gas so we pushed his car .8 mi to the nearest gas station. (I just looked up the distance on LDS maps) it was a good workout! I was sweating a lot it was hot and we were in proselyting clothes so that was fun! 

Friday's District meeting was awesome. We talked a lot about a talk that Elder Holland Gave in the MTC called "Feed My Sheep" he also gave a similar talk in the following conference. I'll include the links. 

Well that's pretty much the highlights of the week! What's new with you?

Love you!
Elder Hansen

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