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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 6, 2016 - 9 Months Out and Summer is Starting in Florida

Hello Family!

This week was pretty crazy again and it went by super fast! First off, I want a give a shout out to Parker-poo, he is now 11 and still way too tall for his age! So, this last P-day we had a zone activity with the entire Hialeah Zone and it was super awesome! We had lots of activities and lots of fun! We (the Daddy District) dressed up all in camo and looked legit. We won a lot of the games so that was cool. Then afterwards we went proselyting and we taught Adline who is a former we knocked into a few weeks back and she is super awesome! She has a baptismal date for the 18th of June and she brought all 6 other members of her family to church and they stayed all 3 hours! WOOT WOOT! It was awesome! On Wednesday, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings and then I went on exchange with Elder Spotts and we biked a lot. Then we went to our meal appointment but the member forgot about and then she got locked out of her house so I (the smallest) had to climb through the broken window in the back. All I've got to say is it is a good thing that I am 25 lbs lighter now than I was when I left the MTC! haha! Anyway, on Friday night we went and taught Pierre and Tanya with the Georges' who are a recent convert family. The lesson went so well that Elder Celestin and I didn't really have to say much of anything and then after we left at 9:10 the Georges' stayed until 12:30 am still talking! They had to fill us in Saturday night and it sounded pretty successful! When we got home that night we were locked out of our house so Elder Petersen climbed up our second story balcony to get in through the back door! Apparently, that note on the door that says don't ever lock this, is there for a reason! I guess I shouldn't have messed with it, oops! On Saturday we biked all day and it was 106 degrees according to Elder Deklerk and Petersen who were in their nicely air conditioned car... Anyway it was hot to say the least...

That is about it for the week, my last thought comes from "The Will Within" by Thomas S. Monson (1987) he says, "Our responsibility is to rise from mediocrity to competence, from failure to achievement. Our task is to become our best selves. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final."

Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we are continually given the chance to "Try Again"! By our human nature and desires of the flesh all men will sin, but through the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ we are given a second chance, and a third chance, and a fourth until we eventually we receive His grace "after all we can do" (2 Nephi 25:23) Thus we must be "reconciled unto God" and have "an eye single to the glory of God" (D&C 4:2) and focus on our Eternal Potential and progression to Eternal Life and perfection! (3 Nephi 12:48) Perfection is achieve by daily decisions to turn to God and away from the desires of the flesh.

I love you all and wish you all a happy summer and hope that all the kids are enjoying the break! 

-- L'ap fe anpil cho ete sa! (And many hot this summer!?)
Elder Hansen
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission

Haitian-ing the Work

The District - Elders Petersen, Celestin, Deklerk & Hansen
The Daddy District lookin' legit :)

The Hialeah Heartbeat Zone - They were the Camo team

With Elder Petersen, the "smolder"

A breadfruit tree, that is crazy looking!

I wonder if they knocked at this house?

1 comment:

  1. It is a good thing you were there to help your friend get back into her house, and it looks like a friend had to do the same for you. I am assuming the lock on your door is broken, and I hope you are able to replace it so you can start locking it again. I am glad your recent activities were full of friends and fun.