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

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 - Tons of 'Tisms

Well, there's lots of Baptism news from the Land of Florida this week!

First off, last week, my "eternigator" Adline from back in Miami Shores was able to get divorced from her previous husband and then married to her current husband and then she was baptized last weekend!!! Super awesome!!! Also we were able to have a baptism of own here in the Linton Branch! Natacha and Christlie got baptized on Saturday and it was amazing! We are super excited! Also in our Zone we have 6 greenies so we will be teaching all the youngling's what the FFLM is about!

We had Mission Leadership Conference this week and we have been prepping Zone Training ever since, so that has been exhausting. But, we saw a miracle this week. We found Joe and we taught him the Restoration and when he said the closing prayer he told us, in his own Haitian way, that he felt the Spirit! So that is super cool!

Okay, my last thought, in a increasingly sickening secular society the promise of happiness is tantalizingly out of reach. As children of Heavenly Parents we have been created to have joy, and that is a search here in this life, but just as satan, the creator of all lies, our modern society who follows him makes the same empty promises of "true happiness". Whether it is cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, worshiping celebrities, celebrating fornication, etc. the things that society offers us in actuality bring misery in contrast to the happiness that the morals and principles of the gospel bring that our society fights against. The only way to find true happiness is through the divinely created Plan of Happiness. As we follow the example of the Savior and assimilate his characteristics we become happier. For every virtue there is a vice. Impatience brings unhappiness were as patience brings perspective and happiness. It is the same with all Christlike Attributes...love conquers lust, charity conquers hate, diligence conquers laziness, the list goes on and on. 

If we follow the trends of the world and believe in the empty promises of pleasure, we will become as miserable as the being that created them. However, as we strive to become like our Savior Jesus Christ, we will obtain the same happiness that He and our Heavenly Father have.

-- Love
Elder Hansen
Florida, Fort Lauderdale Mission
Haitian-ing the Work

Elder Hansen, Branch Pres. Valcin, Chrislie, Natacha and Elder Jean-Louis

Elder Stevenson, Adline and the kids, and Elder Bissereth
Elder Hansen taught and baptized her kids, Jeffery and Lili, the little guy isn't 8 yet :)

Elder Hansen with Chrislie and Christo

The new ZL duo

We had a visit from the recently returned Elder Brown

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