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

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016 - Wo-o-oah Listen to the Music, Wo-o-oah Listen to the Music, All the Time!?

Salutations Friends, Coworkers, Associates, Neighbors, Acquaintances, Past Enemies, and Family!

Here are the highlights from the Week,

This week started out rather grand with a mission tour by Elder Dube! He came to the mission and we had a conference with all the Zones in the North and he taught us about TTIPF (pronounced ttipf) which stands for Teach, Testify, Promise Blessings, Invite and Follow up! He is a super cool guy and looks a lot taller on TV. :)

We taught Odinel (Elder Prince's Recent Convert) the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a good lesson but at the end Odinel took us out in to left-field when he started telling us about how he saw Americans on Mars and how they were speaking "Pachie" and doing business with the little guys that go "ti ti ti ti" and a man that had a thing on his chest that he wanted off. Needless to say, we were very confused. Finally after some digging he let us know that it was a show, so we asked him to bring it to us and he handed us Star Wars - A New Hope!  Elder Prince and I died laughing! It all made sense! Then Odinel told us about the 'Fire-knife' (light saber) that cuts people... Elder Prince and I couldn't keep it together!

While I was knocking doors with Elder Scutt on Thursday we saw a good sized alligator about 8 - 10 feet long in the canal so he decided it would be a good idea to mess with him. We were 5 feet away from this gator and Elder Scutt started throwing rocks at it... very dumb... it hissed at us and then swam away after Elder Scutt hit it in the head.

Later that night we OYM'd (Open Your Mouth) this guy Max and we sat down right there in the streets of Belle Glade and taught him the Restoration! He is a super smart guy and had good understanding.  On Friday, we saw the SpaceX rocket launch from Cape Canaveral! It was so cool! We even saw it staging and saw the first stage come back down to land.  Later that night I crashed my bike into a guardrail when my wheel went sideways as I was transitioning from the grass to the sidewalk... it felt real good... now I have a nice big bruise on my knee. :(  On Saturday I ate some Sugarcane! It tastes like watermelon, oddly enough.

Okay, time for my last thought:

"Hath he commanded any that they should not partake of his salvation? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but he hath given it free for all men; and he hath commanded his people that they should persuade all men to repentance.
Behold, hath the Lord commanded any that they should not partake of his goodness? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but all men are privileged the one like unto the other, and none are forbidden." (2 Nephi 26:27-28)

God hath given all men the chance to partake in salvation! None of us are forbidden from earning Exaltation!  He has given it with out price, we do not have to pay for our salvation, all men can be saved regardless of race, wealth or position, however we must all follow the commandments of God. In order to receive salvation we must perform all of the necessary ordinances and continue in righteousness until the end. Then will we be exalted on high as joint-heirs with Christ.

Love you all, stay safe, don't do drugs, and tell someone you love them!

-- Pase bon semen (have a good week)
Elder Hansen
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission
Haitian-ing the Work

Elder Hansen tries sugarcane for the first time.  
He says it tastes like watermelon!

Chatting with Frank (Elder Prince)

The poor gator that Elder Scutt threw rocks at.
I'm glad it chose to retreat into the water instead of chasing them!

Elder Hansen with his MTC comp Elder Petry

Yum, chicken!

On the plate is poul fwi, bannann peze and pikliz 
Chicken, fried plantains, and pickled cabbage

Elder Prince enjoying his Haitian dinner :) 

Working out at the house.
Of course, you wear your shades while working out ;)

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