“The time of Hastening the Lord’s work is now.” – Elder Russell M. Nelson

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November 9, 2015 -Week 4 in Hollywood

Jodi a se Lendi (Today is Monday)

How are all of you! This was a crazy fast week and I will try to catch you up!

This week I got to take part in my first blessing and I did the anointing! Super cool experience but I was super nervous and used like a 1/4 of my oil.... oops!

Also on Tuesday Leslie's mom's boyfriend yelled at us in Haitian and told us that we weren't welcome back because it was "too late" to be knocking on someone's door.... even though we had made an appointment 2 days before. So Leslie won't be getting baptized anytime soon, and it is really too bad because he's super awesome.

Also this week I got to set up an old Haitian couples T.V. while Elder Becker go to know them so that was fun, haha. We also had dinner with the Hamilton's (the family that cuts our hair) and we had pulled pork and mashed potatoes, it was amazing!

On Wednesday we knocked into Rockell (yes mom like your name) and she is pretty cool and we have an appointment with her today! Also twice this week tried to hand out pass along cards with a picture of Christ on the front and they were refused because, "that's not what Jesus looks like, I've done my history!" Apparently in the Bible it says that Jesus is Black. Who knew?!?

This week was Sister Gailey's birthday in our district so we (we/I) made her brownies and had ice cream for a comp study!

This week our miracle was Steven! We knocked into him a few weeks ago but lost contact with him, but he came and contacted us this week! We went and visited him and he and his wife Charmaine both have backgrounds in the Church. He has watched General Conference many times and actually quoted Elder Oaks from 3 Conferences ago! He is super solid, however, Satan is working hard against him and he was unable to come to church yesterday.... but we are still working with him and hope to see him baptized this month!

Also Satan, was working overtime yesterday and Jenece and Deon were unable to come to Church because their plumbing backed up and their room flooded, so they won't be able to be baptized until the 21st of November... but they are still set for that day!

Yesterday 2 different Haitian families gave us food! Fried bananas and Sausage and the Haitian macaroni! Super good and super unhealthy, Haitians love giving the elders food!

This week I have continued studying in Alma and in my reading I came across Aaron's teachings to King Lamoni's Father in Chapter 22 verse 14 where he says, " And since man had fallen‍ he could not merit‍ anything of himself; but the sufferings and death‍ of Christ atone‍ for their sins, through faith and repentance, and so forth; and that he breaketh the bands of death, that the grave‍ shall have no victory, and that the sting of death should be swallowed up in the hopes of glory;"

Man cannot merit anything of himself! We need our Savior Jesus Christ in all things! And through faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, and baptism we can overcome sin and "be swallowed up in the hopes of his glory!"

I hope you are doing well!

-- Avek Lanmou (with love)
Elder Hansen
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission

Haitian-ing the Work

The District - Elders Lolani, Wolfe, Nielsen, Becker, Edwards, Hansen
Sisters Andrew, Pearson, Tuiolemotu, Gailey

Abinadi and King Noah

The re-enactment! I love the cheetah! Elder Lolani makes a good King Noah :)

Elder Becker and Elder Hansen at the Library

With Elders Becker, Nielsen, & Edwards in the car

Florida wildlife, it's huge!

Caught sleeping again.  I love that he's right in the doorway. 
I think I would cover him with balls too!

Haitian food, sausage, fried plantains and salad (w/ lots of beets)

The golf course they live next to.

Yay, palm trees!  These are just for me :)

Highly disappointing... this is the beach, at night. Not cool!

The Dragon car!  Nice :) 

Their apartment

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