Last P-day in Catan eating watermelon with the some other missionaries
Shoes are hammered.
Well hey all!
So this week has been something else.. I don't even know where to start. So like I told you they called meand told me they were going to change me! I was more than shocked. But we worked a full the last 2 days I had in Catan it was great we saw so many miracles! We found a complete family that the parents are married and they have 9 kids! Pretty much every age from 2 till 21. They are unreal! We taught them the Restoration and the Spirit was so powerful I can't even explain it! They are seriously so prepared. As we shared the first vision the Spirit was present in such a special way and they were left amazed and wanting to know more. We invited them to read the Book of Mormon and to go to church and they said they would.. although I won't be there I hope they progress they are such a special family and it was such a miracle!
SoI was definitely all over the place as far as my thoughts and my feelings about what was going to happen. Right before the meeting I was feeling super sick to my stomach and there was a million things going through my mind haha.. I definitely was feeling the nerves. I don't even know what to say to tell you the truth, I feel super humbled about what has happened and where I have been called. Just as you can probably tell I am writing again... which means that I am in the office once again haha. Crazy no. But this time I have a lot different responsibility.. I have been called to be Assistant.. and I definitely feel so blessed.. and definitely very under qualified for the job... But If I have learned one thing on the mission is that the Lord calls us in our weaknesses and if we learn to rely on Him that we will be made strong. When I saw where I was getting called, a scripture from Exodus came into my mind... in Exodus 3:11-12 when Moses says to the Lord that he is under qualified or not capable enough to be able to do such a big task.. and the Lord responds that He will be with him through it all. I love this part, and I have to be honest is that I feel like I will be depending on the Lord more then ever in my life, but I think that is one of the greatest blessing I could have. I'm super excited for the things I will be able to learn here!
My companion is Elder Collins. He has 18 months in the mission as well, he is super awesome. He is from Wyoming and we already know each other really well so we get along great and it's a lot of fun. It's also going to be awesome to work with President and Hermana Robertson again. They are incredible people, the other day we sat down with President and talked about the Zone Conferences that we are going to be having in February and I'm super excited! It's crazy though. I think before my mission my biggest fear was having to speak in front of people about church doctrine. I was always terrified to speak out in seminary or give a class in talk. And now that's what my job is haha. We are going to be travelling around the mission and doing special conferences when we talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the mission and what we can do to get better. I'm stoked!
Our area is also great too! Yesterday we saw 2 incredible miracles and 2 people committed themselves to being baptised. One lady her name is Norma, she is so awesome! She has been talking to missionaries for over 15 years and she just never understood one thing.. mostly about what happens to good people who never get / got the chance to be baptised or know the truth. We truly did feel guided by the Lord and as we answered her doubt she just felt full of happiness and relief. She wants to read the whole Book of Mormon before she gets baptised and her goal is to do it in like 3 weeks! She's so awesome.
Well I don't really know what else to say. I feel like my time here in the office will be flying by again like crazy. It's amazing what the Lord has in store for us, and it's amazing how he tries to use us to bless the lives of others. I was reading today in 2 Nephi 26:27 today and it really showed me that our Heavenly Father desires that we all receive salvation.. every single one of us. And that the way he does this is through us, we are his people that he commands to share the Gospel and preach repentance to others. I hope we can always be obedient and try to magnify whatever calling we have or whatever the Lord has in store for us.. He knows everything and as we humbly ourselves He will work miracles in us.
Love you all, thanks for being such great examples and such an important part of my mission.
Have a great week!!
Love, Elder Hansen.