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

Monday, April 24, 2017

March 20, 2017 - "...but his hand is stretched out still."

Hello family, 

We had a whirlwind of a week here in the FFLM! To start off, last P-day we played some sports and I cut my hair, which has apparently, unbeknownst to me, been the cause of grief across the nation. So that happened and then, on Monday we went out with President Valcin our Branch President and all our appointments fell through... To give you the overview of the week, we had 15 scheduled lesson's and only taught one.... So we were stood up 14 times which is higher than average.

On Tuesday, we had Zone Conference which was super boss. We are making a big push to hit our goal of 100 baptisms in #TheRiseoftheFFLM for April, it's finna be dope! We all signed a Florida State Flag to commit to the goal. (Elder Hansen didn't realize it at the time, but he made the front page of the Mission Newsletter! It was a fun surprise for us to receive this email message and photo from the Mission Secretary, "I thought you would enjoy seeing photos of your fine son at Zone Conference yesterday. He is signing the mission flag, pledging his diligent effort towards April baptisms." Sister Burdick.) 

On Wednesday, I went on exchange with Elder Burton, one of the Greenies and we had a good time knocking. Then for mutual we went out contacting Less-Actives with the young men. As we were waiting for everyone to get there we played some 4 on 4 Pros-ball with some of the young men and we blew there minds with our skills. The Three-Master lives on... :)

On Thursday, we helped a white family move and we were the only ones to show up and it took like 4 hours... we were tired after that. Then all our appointments fell through again so we visited some less-active members and gave them blessings because they are sick.

On Friday, our appt. fell through (shocker) so we took some time to tape our bumper back on because it keeps falling off. After that we gave a comp study to the Palm Beach North Sisters on Charity and Selflessness. Then we ate with the Jean-Robert family and then we knocked some more doors and found a family! Gertude and her family have been looking for a Church since they left Haiti... 8-years ago. They seem pretty cool.

Then on Saturday, we knocked doors and then went to another Haitian party which was lit. Food, Haitian music, dancing, the works... The best part though is that half the people there were non-members so we are hoping to get some new investigators out of it!

On Sunday, we had to teach primary and that was an adventure! Then for singing time your's truly was the pianist (for reals this time). That was about it for the week.

My last thought, "Alas, many stay at arms length from Him whose arm is outstretched" -Neal A. Maxwell

Sometimes we blame God for being far away when it is actually us who refuses to grasp the outstretched hand of the Savior!

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

Teaching Primary and playing the piano in the Haitian Branch

This little cutie is Junior Exalus :)

Another Haitian Party, this one is to celebrate the Relief Society

Signing the mission flag 

The entire Florida Fort Lauderdale Mission 

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