Monday, September 19, 2016

Week 7 - September 19, 2016 - Gallipolis, Ohio

Sounds like the family is doing well! That's awesome that you guys went to the Temple! I miss it so much! And that's fun to hear about the Aggie game:) sounds like a lot of fun! Ah! I miss that kind of stuff! Tell all the SBO's hi when you see them at Corinne's farewell! It's good to hear that you're doing my challenges because I KNOW that they will bless you life! So thanks for that:) Love you Mom and Dad so much! Thanks for everything that you've done for me and the family! Truly blessed :) 

Okay wow! So this week was full of amazing events as usual! Like for instance, we got 5 new investigators this week!! Freaking insane! Anyway, now imma update you on certain events!

Okay, so we're driving with our Bishop to go see some less actives and everything right? And we are literally in the middle of nowhere and look to our right and see this GINORMOUS sign in the middle of a field that says "TRUMP FOR PRES." and then right next to it was another huge sign that said "You build that wall!" HAHA! I had kind of forgotten that there was an election going on before I left. How is that? What's going on with that? Actually in all honesty, I don't really care because MISSION.

Anyway, update on Donna! She's SOOOO close to raising that money for her marriage license! She told us that they could have the marriage license in their hands by the end of this month! And she also said that they are planning to get married in the middle of October!! WAHOO! They're almost there! Please please please keep praying for her and Billy! Satan is doing everything in his power to stop them from getting married and her getting baptized! She wants it so bad!

Update on Gus and his family! Gus is doing amazing. He is till going to church and is going to have a calling in the church soon! So that's exciting! His wife has stopped smoking for 23 days now! Wahoo!! She lost her job though. So my companion and I had an impression to tell her that she probably got fired for a reason that will benefit her in the future. And then guess what?? Gus told us, 3 days later, that she might be pregnant! Like whaaaaat? So that's another amazing thing for them to look forward to BESIDES the Temple! Haha :) but keep praying for them! Pray that they will stay strong in Jesus Christ gospel and never give up!

So we have 5 new investigators! I'll just briefly tell you who they are. So first, we have Peggy. She's the wife of a less active we've been trying to see for the past 3 weeks! She seemed pretty interested in the gospel because her husband never talked about it. Then we have Dylan. He's a really good friend of one of our investigators, Brady Thacker, who we've been trying to teach for a long time now but just barely got in contact with him! Last but not least, WE GOT AN ENTIRE FAMILY! The Mercer family. Their names are Lori (wife), Butch (husband), and Adam (son)! They are all hardcore baptists. But they're super friendly and wanted to know what we believe, so we invited them to read the Book of Mormon and they did!  I'll update you on that next week :)


SERVE SOMEONE ANONYMOUSLY! This week we had many of opportunities to teach people about service and missionary work and how it can not only make others happy but ourselves as well! And also how it makes us feel even better when we do it anonymously! So serve someone in any way that you can without them even knowing that you did so. The only person that will know that you did something good to someone anonymously is you and your loving Heavenly Father. And He will bless you tremendously for it! I promise!


So in case you didn't read my subject title for this email, here's what happened this week. WE SAW A FREAKING BABY STROLLER WITH A BABY IN IT ROLL DOWN A HILL. Okay, now before you think I'm a horrible person for thinking that that's funny, I'll tell you the ending first. The baby is fine! No worries! The hill wasn't that big but we didn't know that until we got close to the hill! Anyway, so my companion and I were walking to an appointment and we saw this kid pushing a stroller around with her baby sister in it. The big sister was pushing the stroller right along the top of this hill and she was carrying a blanket while pushing the stroller. She dropped the blanket and for some reason thought that she needed to pick the blanket up before she needed to stop her baby sister's stroller from rolling down the hill! So the stroller rolls down the hill and the big sister chases after it screaming. My companion and I just stood there for a second in shock of what we had just seen. Then we started running to help but the sister stopped the stroller in time and then we started laughing really hard once we realized the baby was fine! Haha!

Anyway, love you guys! Thank you for all of your amazing love and support! I truly am blessed with the most amazing family and friends! 

D&C 31: 9, 12-13
Ether 12: 27

- Elder Hanson

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