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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August 7, 2017 - "Are not my days few? Cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little..."

Well, It's my last full week as a missionary and it feels really weird! It's exciting though! Even though the end is near we are still pushing along doing the same things that we normally do! This week we were able to teach the Peruvian Family twice and on Wednesday they fed us Ceviche! (It's fish cooked in lime juice by the acid, it's good trust me) The lesson went well though, they ask a lot of questions especially about the Word of Wisdom and Eternal marriage and we keep telling them that they have to have the basics before we get to the really "cool" stuff. :)

Let's see... what else... Well, we got a random call from this Less Active guy that has a really messed up life. He is living proof of the scripture at the end of the email. Anyway we had an interesting lesson with him.

In other news, on Saturday I taught both the Restoration and the Plan of Salvation in Spanish. It was both Elder Te Hira's and my first time teaching the Plan of Salvation in Spanish, and I think it went well considering the circumstances! My Spanish is rusty and may have a few Creole words thrown in there but I can communicate! Que Milagroso! (What a miracle!)

Also this week we went driving around town with the Branch President and the Clerk in search of, "The Perfect Milkshake" and for some reason we ended up at McDonald's... (Key West isn't known for it's milkshakes apparently...) Anyway, then we drove up to Sugarloaf kKey to visit one of the members that just had surgery. We had a good visit, but because of the long search for the milkshakes we didn't end up getting home until 10:15 at night (sorry President) but it was good. It's nice having your Branch President as your neighbor and landlord, especially when you come home and he says, "Just in time, I was grilling you guys some Lobster...." yummy :)

Also last thing, Ricardo, a recent convert, was ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood on Sunday which is great! He is awesome, we are like best friends.
Okay the real last thing, My last thought, "Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble; or rather, in other words, blessed is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart, yea, without being brought to know the word, or even compelled to know, before they will believe." (Alma 32:16) 

How much less heartache and pain would we go through if we didn't have to be compelled to be humble?! How much easier our lives would be if we humbled ourselves without having to be chastened by the Lord? Christ spoke the truth when he said "And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted." (Matt 23:12)

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

Me and Cicso (just for you Kaylee!)
Elder Te Hira looks like an actor on the "Flash" that Kaylee has a crush on :)

A bad sunset pic our the back window, but it gives you an Idea of what we see everyday

Branch President Rengiil and his family

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