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Monday, April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 - Lots of Doors and Lots of Lessons

M Pa Ka Jwenn Yon Bon Tit Pou Mesaj Sa, donk.... Sa La
(I cannot find a good title for this message, so... this is it?)

This was a long week where a lot happened but it seemed to just fly by. I can't believe that it is P-day again already! This week I overcame my illness which was good and we went out and worked hard. We knocked lots of doors and taught lots of lessons! We were able to give service at a soup kitchen in Belle Glade called the Light house Cafe, which put us in contact with a lot of amazing people. It was a very cool experience. I had never been in a soup kitchen before, it's a happening place! We had a great time serving there and it is good to know that there are still good people out there in the world trying to do the right thing. This week we had a miracle referral, again from Hendel. He came back to Belle Glade and told us about one of his friends named Ludger and we started teaching him and his friends. We taught the three of them; Ludger, Kimberly, and Jean, the Restoration and the Plan of Salvation and they are set with the 30th of April as a baptismal date! They have some of the best real intent I have seen in Haitians and they ask great doctrinal questions, it is quite fun to teach them. I invited them to be baptized on the 30th of April but instead of saying "Trant Avril" I said "Tran Avril" which doesn't actually mean anything, so there was some obvious confusion but it all worked out and they are committed to be baptized on that day! On Saturday we did a service project with the Branch where we cleaned the Light House Cafe from top to bottom! Later we had a fish fry at the Church and had Catfish and Hushpuppies! On Sunday, Ludger came to church which was awesome and Hendel got the Melchizedek Priesthood on his last Sunday in this branch. That was the readers digest version but that was about all that happened this week! 

My last thought comes from a quote I came across from George Albert Smith. George Albert Smith often repeated the counsel his grandfather used to give to his family: “There is a line of demarcation well defined between the Lord’s territory and the devil’s territory. If you will stay on the Lord’s side of the line you will be under his influence and will have no desire to do wrong; but if you cross to the devil’s side of that line one inch you are in the tempter’s power and if he is successful, you will not be able to think or even reason properly because you will have lost the Spirit of the Lord. When I have been tempted sometimes to do a certain thing, I have asked myself, ‘Which side of the line am I on?’ If I determined to be on the safe side, the Lord’s side, I would do the right thing every time. So when temptation comes think prayerfully about your problem and the influence of the Lord will aid you to decide wisely. There is safety for us only on the Lord’s side of the line.”

Let us always make sure that we are safely on the Lord's side of the line.

I love you all and hope you are all enjoying Spring!

-- Pa Bliye'm (Do not forget me)
Elder Hansen
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission
Haitian-ing the Work

A surprise Happy Birthday text and photo from Sister Ponce
for Steve's birthday!  Love it!

The Stuart Zone with the AP's at Zone Training

It looks like he got the honey we sent them! You don't chug honey!

Doing service at the Lighthouse Cafe soup kitchen.

Their room, his bed looks really long and narrow.

The mountains of Florida...? 

There latest investi"gator"... :)

The swamp mobile

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