Monday, April 25, 2016

I am grateful for this time to serve the Lord!

This week has been great! Elder Graham is an awesome missionary and we really get along! Our investigators are doing well! Collin and Karryanns family come to church every week and are doing awesome they just haven't gotten married yet! Once they get married they can get baptized but they just keep pushing marriage back! So we are praying and working very hard to get them married so they don't have to wait much longer for the blessings of being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost!

Devin is still doing great! This last week we found a weed plant in his front yard and asked what this is all about? He looks over the railing and says, naaa thats jus a flowa!" Then walks down the steps pulls the plant out of the ground, says, "I hope God don't charge me for this one!" Then throws the plant into the bushes!! It was the greatest thing I have seen in a long time! Devin is the most humble man ever and wants to do good! He obvious has a couple concerns but nothing that the Atonement can't fix! He is doing so well and just needs to come to church!!

Elder Graham is from a place by Portland, Oregon. He has been out for a little over a year and is really a great Elder! He has served in Yallahs, Spanish Town, and Savvanah La Mar. He actually went to BYU Idaho before coming out and has family that lives all around in Jerome! Small world!

Our other investigators are doing great! They want to be baptized as soon as possible! They just need to stop doing some things and start doing some better things in order to do so! 

I am Truly so grateful for this time that I have to serve the Lord! It doesn't matter where we are in the world because the Gospel is the same everywhere! I know that this Church is true and am so thankful for the blessings that come because of it!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Rain and Crocodiles!

 My companion has been here for over 7 months, now so he is due for a transfer. He has also been filling out a bunch of paper work for the Bahamas so he will be leaving this next week. The transfer is next Wednesday. The work has been going good! This last week it has rained every day! It really plays a big role in the work because nobody wants to meet when it is raining! But it is enjoyable to be completely soaked and just ride through massive puddles! A lot of our roads are just dirt roads so it gets super slippery and muddy when it rains! We have a few families we are teaching and a couple men! So we will see how well they start progressing. This last week has really been hard to meet with any of our investigators because they don't want to meet when we are soaking wet so that is a bummer but this next week should be better! Hopefully not so much rain however the people are so happy when it rains because that is how they drink, bathe, wash clothes, cook, grow food in their farms. So it is a great blessing for the people when it rains just a little harder for us as missionaries! However we will be able to push through and our investigators will just have to show their faith by letting two white soaking guys into their homes! 

Last p-day we went to this place that gave boat rides to see wild crocodiles. SO we went and did that! IT was so sweet! Crocodiles everywhere! These Jamaicans would be slapping them and yelling at them to get them to come to the boat so we could see them closer! It was CRAZY!! Way cool to be able to see Gods crazy creations and power through crocodiles! We also got to hold baby crocodiles!

Elder Hansen