Monday, August 14, 2017

Week 54 - August 14, 2017 - Morgantown, West Virginia

Whatttuuuppp y'all! You know who it is. Things have been going really good over here in Morgantown!! The traffic here is absolutely NUTS now with all the students coming in and everything. But it makes driving more entertaining almost hitting students left and right. Also we drive a van so that's chill. All things are going great over here :). The streets in Morgantown are very narrow.

UPDATE ON INVESTIGATORS AND LESS ACTIVES:

Jeremy and Cassie. So we taught them the Word of Wisdom this week and it went really well! It's gonna be a huge struggle for Jeremy though. He said he's gonna do his best before September 9th (their baptismal date). And Cassie doesn't have a problem with it! Just pray for them that they'll be able to live the word of wisdom and come to church this Sunday! They're doing great :) Up next? 
The law of chastity. lolz.

Aaron. So Aaron is a less active member and he is trying to quit smoking. So we taught him a lesson on how to quit smoking and he's been doing good so far! In a week, he'll be a non-smoker!! So please pray for him that he'll continue to have the strength to resist the temptation to smoke!

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK:

So this one is a little different than the previous ones. But you know I always say, "Every member is a missionary!" Well, some people have been asking me how they can be a missionary and here's the advice/challenge. BE AN EXAMPLE. Just be an "example unto the believers" this week (1 Timothy 4:12). The way you live your life says a lot about you more than just words. So think of how you can be a Christ-like example to your friends, family, and even strangers this week!

FUNNY MOMENT:

So we were trying a potential investigator one day and we were stopped by this guy named Bill. He was drunk as a skunk let me tell ya. He grabbed both me and Elder Howe by the ties and told us that he could hurt us. But then he started laughing uncontrollably and told us he was just kidding. Then he proceeded to tie our ties together into a knot. Haha! Then he walked away with one of our Books of Mormon. It was a pretty great experience! We know where he lives so we'll try him later this week haha!

I love all y'all so much! Thank you for the love and support you've given me :) hope you guys have a great week!

Romans 5: 3-5

- Elder Hanson


Aaron signing his non-smoking contract

Me and Elder Howe at a member's house for dinner!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Week 53 - August 7, 2017 - Morgantown, West Virginia

Noah's new address for mailing letters and packages:

Elder Noah Hanson
3002 Kaustin Drive
Morgantown, West Virginia  26501


Heyyy y'all! So I'm sorry this email is gonna be a bit shorter than my previous ones because I don't have a ton of time today! But just wanted to point out the fact that I finally hit my ONE year mark this week which is NUTS!! I only feel like I've been out for like 4 or 5 months! Time really does fly when you're getting doors slammed in your face, serving others, loving the people around you, and forgetting about yourself! Gotta love missions!

UPDATE ON INVESTIGATORS:

Jeremy and Cassie. So a lot happened with them this week; however, we weren't able to see them at all. Jeremy has been having seizures like crazy (more than usual) and both of them are just going through a lot of struggle but are still trying to live the gospel! They're so incredible! Please please pray for them. They're an amazing couple and they are so ready for the gospel!

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK:

Read MOSIAH 14. I promise you won't regret it. It talks a lot about the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As you read this, I want you to think about what the Atonement means to you and your life. How has it affected you? How has it blessed you? 

FUNNY MOMENT:

So this was definitely 2 weeks ago but I just remembered it! So my very first night here in Morgantown, Elder Howe and I were in the car when suddenly behind us is a police officer. Nothing was happening but then I said "Ha! What if he pulled you over-" and then that's when the lights on the cop car went on. Elder Howe got pulled over the very first night I was here! Hahahaha! Apparently there was something wrong with the registration but he got off with a warning! Whew! You bet your bottom dollar I was laughing the whole time though!

Love y'all! Hope you guys have a great week :) keep the faith! Stay strong! 

Mosiah 14: 5

- Elder Hanson

P.S. Also Happy Birthday to my boi Elder Wilson yesterday! Love ya bud!
West Virginia Football Stadium

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My one year shirt right before I burned it!

Elder Prince

Elder Willie

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WV Police pulling us over!