Monday, June 9, 2014

Photo of Julian, Rosario and their family!

Hey Fam!

Thanks for the letters! Sounds like another amazing week in Magrath. Love to hear that things are going well and that you guys are happy and doing well. Always love the photos and the updates.

The last month or so has been the craziest time of my life, so busy but I love every minute of it :) There are a few people that I need to respond in emails or letters but I just haven't had time, I am going to try to get better at this. I have yet to find postcards, but I will have to go look and see if they have some in the mail service here. I also got your Dear Elder letters the other day mom, thank you! 

Is that the apartment of the Sister Missionaries? Spoiled haha, where are they living at these days in Magrath? They moved from Sister Clifton's house a few years ago right? Im kind of out of the loop.

That's crazy Carson was married. You will have to give him my best and tell him congratulations! Crazy how fast time flies by hey. 

I loved your comments about the Priesthood, it really is a truly amazing power. I have been thinking about my Linea de Autoridad (Priesthood Lineage) I believe? Could you guys put it together and send it to me? It would be a useful and great thing to have here in the mission.

We had another great week here in Marcos Paz! Julian and Rosario were baptized this weekend! Antonella still wants to be sure that it's what she wants to do so she is going to wait more time.. we are supporting here in this decision and know with time she to can gain her testimony. Rosario and Julian had a great memorable weekend. A bunch of their family members came to support them and it was a great service. I love being apart of baptismal services. The Spirit is always so incredibly strong. I was honoured that they wanted me to baptize them, and just before we entered the font Julian looked at me and said "estoy lleno de gozo" which means I am filled with joy. His eyes were so bright and he was so extremely content. It was amazing.

That same day there was a Stake Primary Activity and they both went. The next day the Primary President told us that Julian got up in front of everyone and bore his testimony! He talked about how he was just baptized a few hours ago, but that he had never felt so happy in his life. He talked about his life before and the different church's he had studied (he went to a Catholic church for a year) but had never felt this way before. He shared how he truly felt like he was in the true church of God and that God was happy with him. I was truly overcome as I heard this.

Gustavo is always continuing to progress and is excited for his Baptism for the 21st of this month! It's been so amazing to find so many prepared people. He truly has had a change of heart in these past couple months and I am excited to continue to be a part of his life. The Flia Torres is doing good, still no news on their papers. It's pretty strange but I guess the Lord has something planned. They just continue to trust in Him and His plan, and attend the church every Sunday :)

This letter is going to be a bit shorter. We are full right now and don't have a lot of time. As a mission we have started reading the talks from General Conference every day. Maybe Hermana Carter posted it on her blog.. but if not I invite you guys to do the same. We read 1 talk every day. It's amazing to be able to relate the modern day revelation to our lives. Sometimes we take these words lightly but they really are inspired for us in this time. If we follow the counsel that is contained in the words of our leaders we will be blessed and guided for the next 6 months.

I want you guys to know how blessed we are to be members of this church. To look and reflect on the things of life their really isn't anything more important than our Savior and his life. He left his teachings behind to guide us to happiness. I know the Lord loves every one of his children. I have felt this love more strongly then ever before, and I want you guys to know that I love you all. Their are so many hard days and moments in life, but that is the best part. The trials make us who we are and help us reach our full potential. Enjoy them :) and help others overcome their trials, it's one of the greatest feelings.

I hope you guys have a great week! Good luck with everything and know that I'm always praying for you.

With Love,
Elder Hansen!

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