Monday, September 9, 2013

September 9 2013

Mom and Dad,  I have not received any of the packages or things that you have sent yet because now that I'm not in Urdaneta it takes a lot longer to get to the missionaries. because all the letters and stuff go to Urdaneta first and then to the other it will be a little while! But I  hope I get it soon. Of course I'm excited to hear from you guys I love reading your emails but more lengthy letters like dad was saying would be really nice too!! (By the way, I have sent a couple and he has not received them either!  Very frustrating and expensive!)  I sent you guys a letter for you and one for Jordan so please relay that letter to him.  As for the area its doing good we need to find new investigators but other than that its good!! Most likely my companion will be transferred and I will get another new comp. and I will most likely be a district leader next transfer.  I don't know if I told you guys that. Yesterday at church since we have our normal church and then a little meeting house that is far away with about 20 members we went out there at like three for sacrament again. But imagine this. Your just out in the mountains a little bit with mango trees banana trees all other kinds of trees some little bamboo houses and a bamboo little roof outside where we meet.  There are about 25 of us just under this little roof. And all of the sudden right when we started the opening hymn the rain came down so hard and the lightning and thunder was nuts!! It was so strong you couldn't hear our voices at all, but when the rain would die down a little you could hear our voices so well it was like angels were singing!  I felt the spirit like crazy. And just to know that all over the world no matter the meeting house people are renewing their covenants to come closer to our Heavenly Father.  I'm changing so much in my thoughts and desires so far on a mission its crazy!! I love serving so much!! 
hahhahahaahahahhaahhahahahaah! (This opening is because Alex teased him about how often he says Haha! in his emails, now if he quits, I will be sad!)  Just kidding!  I won't put haha! anymore in my emails but yeah you suck at writing back!! Just kidding but its all good.  I'm glad your summer was a blast! Now its going to start getting cold again out in Utah....don't worry it might cool down to about 85 degrees but trust me it still feels like a hundred! As soon as it hit September all the malls play Christmas hymns not a joke!  Sept 2 I was listening to jingle bells so yeah the Philippines is worse than mom at starting Christmas music early!! But yeah the work I'm doing out here is really awesome!! I was able to do a service project while on exchanges where we packed 1500 different sacks of food and like it was a ton of food and way fun to see all the members participating!!!! I have also seen some huge spiders here!! You can hear them running on the walls!! It literally blows my mind!! But keep doing good out there and let me know who all goes into the playoffs for baseball!! 
Love Elder Hansen


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Labor Day email 2013

hey mom I actually didn't know that you emailed Pres. (I emailed his mission president after being concerned about him being sick!) but next time you dont need to do that haha I'm the one that will tell him or text him if I need help haha cause we do have cell phones for our investigators and emergencies.  That's cool you guys are going on so many trips and stuff!! Even if they are little trips to random places its good to go on those!! I was thinking about how fast time is going by and if you think about it this way,  next month in October marks the year mark of when I started my papers! Talk about how fast time goes by right?? As of now we have two ibds for Sept. 28.   We need to get more investigators but right now its pretty likely that I will have two baptisms next transfer, and a new companion again haha!  Its weird I will be getting another comp. but its because my comp has been in this area for a while now so he will be transferred. President Monahan stopped by our house to study with us last week and after the studies he pulled me outside and told me that next transfer I will either be a district leader or training someone, but I honestly think it will be both! haha I'm nervous to be a district leader but excited as well!!! I've been happy! Nothing too crazy has been happening here.  I have just been really busy and focused on the work. It did rain a ton last week. I hope you are all praying for all my friends out on missions even if you don't know all their names!! I have a ton now out on missions it blows my mind. Make sure you fill me in on the class below me thats going on missions.
haha that is a great movie!! ( A reference to a comment Darin made to him, inside joke.)  I just first want to say how much I appreciate your support that you have given me. As I go through my mission I am realizing all the sacrifices you have made for us your children. And I realize how ungrateful I have been at times. So I'm sorry for that dad because I love you so much and I appreciate all that you have done for me. My health is all good now!! I'm still waiting for the letter that you said your were going to send me! Were you able to send it to me yet or no???
Keep up the great work in your job but don't get too stressed,  it is just a job.  Seek ye first the kingdom of God. Don't worry about what you will eat or drink the next day. We are blessed more abundantly when we do that.
love your Son
Elder Hansen