Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Week 11 - October 17, 2016 - Gallipolis, Ohio

Wow! This week was a crazy but an awesome one let me tell ya!  I've come to realize that apparently Halloween is a big deal here Haha! But the thing is, nobody trick or treats on Halloween! Like what the heck?? They, instead, trick or treat the Thursday before Halloween. Uhhhh k? Haha! Anyway, that's the fun fact for the day! Actually another fun fact: I gave my very first priesthood blessing on Friday! I gave it to a sister in my district. It was a really really neat experience! Then last night, I gave another one to a recent convert! It was so cool AND THE SPIRIT WAS SO STRONG! 

How's the book of mormon reading going everyone?? I Hope you all are taking advantage of this AMAZING opportunity to read 8.5 pages of the book of mormon every single day so you all will be done reading the B of M just in time for a "White Christmas" :) It will bless your life tremendously! I promise! That's good that you're reading mom and dad! Keep reading because it will bring you so much joy and peace because every word in that book comes from God!

Okay so update on our investigators!

B----. Ummmm we're not sure what to do with him anymore. Here's why. Hold on to your purses because this story is sad and crayy! So on Tuesday, we went over to his house and saw him sitting on his porch smoking. He looked really upset. Like REALLY mad. We walked over anyway and he told us why he wasn't in a good mood. His mom was really mad at him for no apparent reason and it just made him mad. SO we tried to calm him down by talking about prayer and how that can bring peace. He told us "Guys, I'll see you in a couple of days...maybe." Then the situation got heated like I've never seen before. I've never said so many prayers during a situation in my life! Please pray for him and his mom. He was really progressing and we KNOW THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRISTcan change him for the better. So PLEASE pray for them.

On a happier note... D----. She's doing great! We set up her baptismal interview for November 3rd! So we are going to do our best to make sure she's ready for that! Even though she's already FLIPPING ready! She's one amazing woman! Let me tell ya!

R----. We're gonna try and get her set on a baptismal date this week. She just has a hard time keeping commitments. She really wants to become more like Christ. So please pray that she keeps her commitments this week so she can progress and come closer to Christ!


Share your favorite hymn with someone you know! Now I'm not saying you need to SING it, I mean you can if you want to but share what your favorite hymn is, WHY it's your favorite hymn, and how it has blessed your life!


Okay so Gus and his wife Crystal are having a baby. I think I already told you guys that. But anyway, we walked into their house on Friday and Crystal was just BAWLING on the couch! My companion and I literally just stood there not knowing what to do. Gus walks in and is like "Babe what's wrong??" She replies, "I sp-sp-spilled a little bi-bi-bit of my soda on m-my pants." I had to turn my head because I didn't want her to see me try not to laugh. Gus then replied, "Girl. You're pregnant. You're raging with hormones. You're fine. I love you." HAHAHAHA! I couldn't contain myself anymore. I started laughing when he said that and then soon everyone started laughing! haha!

Love you guys! And to answer some of your questions: I'm doing well :) I LOVE THE FOOD! I NEVER COOK! I'M EXERCISING! Overall, I'm sleeping pretty good! I'm driving now :) and no I don't have an ipad and I want one SO BAD! UGH! Good to hear about the Patriots :) Tom Brady is FIRE! There's a member here, Phil McCombs, who updates me on sports and it literally keeps me sane! So thank you BOTH for that! My companion hates sports.

I'm super grateful for family : ) That's something that I've come to appreciate on my mission so much. Like, Oh my gooness! I have the BEST FAMILY! Tell Kate Happy belated Birthday from me! Tell  Uncle John that I love him like crayy and I'm praying for him.  I hope you all have an amazing week :) lOVE YOU ALL! Thanks for your support and prayers :)

D&C 9: 7-8
2 Nephi 32: 8

- Elder Hanson
Slap Ya Mama! seasoning

Silly District - At least they are having fun!

Gallipolis Sunset

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