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

Friday, December 9, 2016

November 14, 2016 - May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor

Hello Fam!

So anyway, this week was busy and we did a lot but I can't really remember all of it, so I will try to fill you in. On Monday we taught a member referral family of 5, the Riches' Family and they are pretty cool! Then when I got home I spent 45 minutes making a decal for our Zone flag. Then on Tuesday we had Zone Training and it went really well. In order to pump up the Zone we changed the Zone culture to the Hunger Games. The Zone name is the "Ft. Myers Zone: Catching Fire" so we lit a table on fire (no story here?) and did some other crazy stuff to get people pumped! We played the Hunger Games Anthem and the cannons for how many new investigators each companionship gained this week! It has seemed to work so far. Then after ZT I went on exchange with Elder Spottiswood and we knocked into Marie Elsee! She is a Haitian Mamie that just came from Pot-au-Prens and is excited to learn. We took the Ambroise Family (recent converts) over to teach her and they did an awesome job sharing their testimonies and answering Marie's questions! Tifarel didn't act like a member that was baptized just 12 days before. That was probably the highlight of the week! So anyway, on Sunday Marie came to church! Unfortunately, the Lawson's and the Riches' didn't come to church but we re-solidified them for next week!

So that was the week basically, now for my last thought, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth." (Luke 11:17) 

Among any organization, if the members within are divided, the demise of the organization is inevitable. Focusing on differences never brought reconciliation. Regardless of opinion it is important for us to focus on our similarities! We are all children of God and if we all follow God we would be able to live as the Nephites following the visitation of Christ, "And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people. And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God. There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God. And how blessed were they! For the Lord did bless them in all their doings; yea, even they were blessed and prospered until an hundred and ten years had passed away; and the first generation from Christ had passed away, and there was no contention in all the land." (4 Nephi 1:15-18)

I love you and hope you enjoy the fall colors!

-- Love
Elder Hansen
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission

Haitian-ing the Work

The Fort Myers Zone "Catching Fire!"

In honor of Rue, do the whistle!
It looks like this is the table they set on fire, yikes!

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