Thursday, August 27, 2015

July 7, 2015

We had an awesome week! I'm just going to share a couple highlights!

So we started teaching an older guy named Santiago, he's pretty cool! He's battling with the word of wisdom but it's great to see how his interest level changed as we testified about how the gospel can help him with that. Now he's super stoked to go to church on Sunday and is interested in baptism! We are going to get him with a baptismal date this week. He had met with missionaries about 5 years ago in another part of California, but they never invited him to church, so he is super stoked to go! 

Other highlight was our Fourth of July! In the morning we got to go to the baptism Of Alma Tomayo, the daughter of Yolanda, She's seventeen. We were teaching her along with her mom when I was in Chula Vista.  She asked me to baptize her! It was awesome! It was great to see Yolanda and Bishop Corona and all the other great people from Chula Vista! 

After that we had district meeting. Its our last one with our district the way it is. We had one sister finish her mission, and after transfers we will look totally different! We talked about the Atonement, and watched an awesome video with talks from Elder Holland and Elder Eyring. The video is called Missionary Work and the Atonement. You should check it out. It's on youtube. I had to have someone send it to me. It talks about how missionary work is hard because salvation isn't easy, but that because Christ offered his sacrifice, it makes it possible and makes it worth it. It's super great and motivating!

Saturday night we had to be in the apartment before 6, but we got a sweet lesson with Ulises in before that! He's super stoked for his august 8th baptismal date. We are looking forward to that! 

After we got home we ordered some pizza and started doing the study that president assigned us. We are studying all about planning and using the area book and stuff because we are getting the area book planner app this week and so it's important that we are master planners and know the area book like the back of our hand. 

Yesterday we had an awesome day too! We did service for a member in our ward. She gave us a bunch of food too which was great! We love doing service, especially when we get to do it as a district! Then we had a sweet lesson with Santiago! He's so stoked to go to church. And a lesson with an investigator named Eduardo who has been investigating with the sisters but we are teaching him now. We had a lesson in the home of our ward mission leader Hermano Robledo and his wife made us dinner. It was awesome because its a great environment to teach and the spirit was strong! He knows it's true, we are just helping him build his faith so he has a desire to follow Christ and be baptized. He's an awesome guy! We had home-made carne asada quesadillas which were delicious. 

And this morning Sister Gamez from our district took off, we got to have their car for the day and so we did laundry and here we are at the library emailing. We got the transfer call and Elder Gonzalez is leaving and I'll be getting a new comp tomorrow! It will be another exciting transfer of course!

Hope everyone has a great week!
Elder Hansen

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