Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hey guys! It's been another crazy but awesome week here in PQ. I hope you are all doing great! Let me know what's new with all of you!

This week has been suuuper busy, but super fun. It all started with exchanges last Wednesday with the assistants to the president. I was cruising around my area with the other Elder Hansen. It was fun to introduce ourselves as Elder Hansen and Elder Hansen. People always did double takes at our name tags. We had a super fun day. The weather was crazy, we got some storm action this week. Wednesday was an absolute deluge. It was awesome. Here they really aren't equipped for rain like that, too so streets flooded and walkways were like shin deep of water. While we were at a members house they even had a brief tornado warning. It was awesome. We were teaching the kids of that family who aren't members we talked about the wise man who built his house upon the rock and the foolish man who built his house upon the sand, and how we need to build our foundation in Christ (Helaman 5:12) so that when the storm comes (like it was when we were teaching) we won't get washed away like the foolish man's house. It was fun to teach while the storm was raging outside and we could hear it. We had an awesome lesson later on with the Wagner family who we found a couple months ago, but who we just recently have been able to see. It was a super powerful first lesson, and our member friend brother Grant was right there to bear testimony which is always awesome. They are a great little family, they have a 2 year old and a 2 month old.

Thursday was busy too, we had a district leader council, which we lead for the district leaders in our zone. Then we had our long planning session for a couple of hours. We had a fun lesson with the Jamchis, I was trying to help Shana work on some family history so we can get a name and go to the temple, and Alex had just gotten home from a long day at work so he was in the kitchen and then you had Elder Maughan right there keeping the kids occupied with one hand watching his watch timing for Jordyn's times tables the other hand in a boxing glove taking Austin's punches and then also helping Savannah draw. It was a hilarious sight.

Friday we had district meeting and then had to plan for our zone meeting, which was Monday. That took up a good chunk of our afternoon. It was good though. That night we got to see our investigator Joe, and we finally got through the restoration, he likes to talk a lot. We also got to see Christofer Lundin, who is super cool. He and his family are awesome. He just got married, he should be getting baptized here pretty soon. Keep him and his family in your prayers! Then we met a super cool family- the Colantuono family, they are former investigators who we called. they are super nice, we had a really powerful first lesson with them. Traci is seriously one of the sweetest ladies ever. It was a really awesome lesson. Brother Larson- our ward mission leader came with us, it makes all the difference.

Saturday was crazy- driving from one coordination meeting to another and then a baptism where we met some awesome contacts and then we had to drive all the way to the mission office, it was a very administrative day.

Sunday was pretty typical, long. 6 hours of church plus ward council meetings.

Last night was cool, we could really tell we were in the right place at the right time. we taught a good zone meeting about stretching ourselves and setting goals, and reaching them by using fundamentals. Last night we felt really impressed to go see an investigator at 8:15, and it really didn't make sense, but we went anyway, and while we were walking from our car we ran into a member who had just gotten out of jail a couple of months ago, and now he wants to go back to church. That was pretty cool, plus on the way back we met a really cool potential investigator named Christian, from Guatemala. He's super open, and so we really felt like we needed to be there.

Anyway, life is good out here. We see miracles every day. Thanks for all of your love and support!

Elder Hansen

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