He's back!!!

He's back!!!
HE'S BACK!!!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pioneer Trek!

Hey!! how is everyone doing??!?!  Thanks for your letters and stuff.  ..     word. .  Anyway,
This week was packed with good stuff!  We played ultimate frisbee last p-day which was fun to play for the first time in a while!  Then we had a mission training meeting on Wednesday!!  It was great!  Learned a lot about how to be a better missionary and how I can help people more fully come unto Christ.  I learned how to be more bold in what we have to offer.  .  This week we even invited a couple people on their doorsteps to be baptized!  They said no, but it was still good to know that we have to be bold in our invitations for people to change or else they won't especially in this area.  Anyway, I also learned how I could improve my efforts more and just try my hardest and renew my efforts to give it my all for these 2 years.  It was a great meeting. . It was from 8:00am till 5:00pm though . . So we were pretty dead afterward, but we still managed to find a new family that we are going to try to teach the gospel and get baptized.  So that was a blessing!  We had plans to take an investigator to temple square again, but they cancelled 30 minutes before we were supposed to go . . :(   it was lame, but we'll try to get them to go again soon. 
We had the opportunity to do a lot of service this week!  We helped 2 non-members who love missionaries prepare their house to be painted by moving a lot of furniture and taping the baseboards, etc . ..  Im glad I painted for those summers back in high school cause now I can do these things pretty quickly and we might get the opportunity to help someone else paint their house as well.   Anyway, that was fun and we taught a little to them and he bought us pizza for our service.  It was good!  He is an awesome guy! He has  some tumors on his spine so he couldn't walk well or do much of anything, but he has been getting better lately and they gave him some more shots of cortezone and other steroids and things to help him.  So yeah.  And by the end we said a closing prayer and he was crying when we left because of this seemingly simple thing for us to do that he appreciated so much.  So that was good. ..  But then we went to do more service for someone in the ward. . . . . .  They are hoarders . . . ..    errr whatever you call them .. .  .They have soooooooo much junk!  We cleared out a whole garage full of just random stuff. . . . It was ridiculous and it took quite a bit of time. . .  And some of this stuff was heavy like the 7- 94 puond bags of cement that I carried and the bench saw that was just solid iron . .    and a bath tub . . . .   and some other big stuff. . . . well in the process I think I may have pulled a muscle in my side. . . .   its like behind my ribcage or in it . .  or somethin . . .basically it hurts a lot when I try to sleep at night so I haven't rested well for the last 3 or 4 days . ..  like sunday night I woke up at 3am and I never could get back to sleep because I was so uncomfortable. .  I took 12 advil yesterday throughout the day, but it didnt help much.  Im sure it'll heal sometime soon so Im good, it was just a little lame for the trek we did yesterday! It made it a bit harder to pull the carts and stuff. 
Anyway!  I dont have much more time to write, but we did get to go on the pioneer trek yesterday at "This is the place"   . . It was fun! We got to experience a lot of cool things and we were at the top of this mountain and could see the whole Salt Lake valley just like when Brigham Young was up there!  It was sick . . I'll try to include some pictures if I have time!   
Also the Brigham City Temple dedication was on Sunday!  I loved it :)  It was the first I have ever seen (we just watched it at the stake center where it was broadcast)    . .  but it was soo cool!!  Boyd K. Packer was there, L.Tom Perry did the dedicatory prayer, Russel M. Nelson was also there!  It was sweet.  :) I love the temple.  I can't wait to go there again soon.
Well I love you all!!  Wish I had more time to talk!!
You all have great weeks!  miss you guys,    Godspeed.
-Elder Hansen
Peak The Strategy
P.S.  Mom, could you ask our stake president, president Williams,  if there are any tickets left for conference in Salt Lake?? And if so can you see if you can send them to me so that we can take more of our investigators???  Thanks!  Love you all!

Monday, September 17, 2012


Hey Family!!!  Well holy cow. .. .    . . . . my fingers are like spazing out from all the emails I am writing!! Thanks for all your emails!! They mean a lot to me and make me happy :)    So good to hear from all of you!
Well  consequently . . . I have like no time to write this email today  . .. . .  oops!!  but i'll try to type super fast and get out as much as I can! 
This week has been good, but hard..  Still can't get anyone baptized. . .    people are so flakey . . it drives me crazy sometimes, but we just keep our heads up and help however and whenever we can!  We gave 3 or 4 blessings this week, so that was cool :)  The priesthood is such a blessing in my life and I am grateful I am able to use it and actually witness miracles happen out here!  A girls ankle was sprained and we gave her a blessing and then at church this Sunday she was completely fine!  I feel so blessed that we get to see things like that happen by the power of God!  Its so real .. .  This gospel is true . ..  it has been true, and it will always be true no matter what happens in these last days. . .  All the smartest people in the world can't disprove this church, Christ's church on the earth today and they cannot dampen our faith . . . I am so grateful for this gospel and that I get to be out here serving at this important time.  It is such a blessing.  Anyway,
We tracted a lot, but nothing good came of it really. . . . so that was lame . . .    but we are trying.  We did service for some people . . My hand got some crazy blisters from using a pick axe to take out a stump for an old lady . . It was good though . . .oh and we had a crazy dinner this week!  We ate with a Pakistani family and their food was sooooooo spicy!!!  It was nuts  . . . Elder Driskell and I were like sweating and our sinuses we all crazy and it was just intense . . . but it tasted really good actually!  We hace rice and curri and chicken and stuff it was great..  Then for desert we had this weird dich named Kied . ..  it was some sort of wheat thing . . .it was good though.  . .  Anywho,
I think that is about it for this week . . We are still super busy which is good, but it is getting really hard to find new investigators to teach in this area . . so yeah  . .
Well I think thats all!! 
I love you guys!  I hope you are having great lives!  haha . . .  word
Here is a picture of my new comp Elder Driskell and I!  Oh and a picture of our apartment.   sick . .
-Elder Hansen
Peak The Strategy

P.S.  Last week we got $100 just from people giving us money!  It was crazy!!  Looks like we will be eating well this week! :)  haha

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Not a letter from Michael

(Monday, September 10, 2012)
Well, this week POOR Elder Hansen lost his whole email at the library when something happened unexpectedly to the computer he was using. He was also frustrated because he lost the email he was writing to President Winn.

Here is an excerpt from his brief message explaining that he lost everything:

ANYWAY . .. .
What I wrote in my other email.    . . . .       Stake conference happened.   We got to go to the conference center to see it in person because it was a regional conference including 69 stakes . . .   so yeah . . It was sweet . . Elder L. Tom Perry spoke and it was amazing. . . . . .   but I wrote a lot in my other email about it, but now all that is gone and I dont want to write it all over again . . . . .. . sorry . . .. . . . but yeah . . My new comp is Elder Driskell.  He is a boss . .  He is already a great missionary so yeah .   . .     I am glad I get to "train" him.     word . . . welllllllllllllll . . hmmmmmmmm . . . .. . .         .   .           .

ughhh . . . not much more to say. .   We played a sorta mean prank on my new comp. . hahaha it was awesome.  There is a family in one of our wards that loves missionaries so they had us over and I told my comp that they were nonmembers and that he had to teach them the law of chastity.  It was awesome hahaha sooo funny. . Their son (an RM) was pretending to be gay. . haha it was a little mean, but it was all in good fun! And I think my comp has forgiven me :)  haha hmm

 well . . .     .     I love you all! Thanks for all your emails and letters. .  You rock . .
The church is true . .
-Elder Hansen

Peak The Strategy

It's me, Christie, again - since tomorrow is Monday, we should get an email from him! I sure look forward to Mondays now!! :) :) :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Hey just a quick email today.  Transfers happened, I am staying in the
same place.  Cannon Zone B - Pioneer Stake - 32nd ward and 25th ward.
      Its great.  There is one difference from transfers though.  I
have a new companion.  Elder Allen left to the South Salt Lake Zone,
and I am training a brand new missionary.  Crazy right?  I haven't
been out for very long, but president wanted me to train apparently so
thats what is happening.  My new companion is Elder Driskell.  He is
from Nashville.  He is a great guy.  We got to street contact in
downtown salt lake yesterday.  It was a great experience for the both
of us.  I love this gospel.  Well . ...  . .    I'll write more on
Monday.  Love you all.  Have a great week!
-Elder Hansen

Monday, September 3, 2012

. . . Word

Hello Family!!!!! I am emailing pretty early this week because we are gonna go play disc golf in Holladay!   cool right?  Yeah and then right after that we are going to the Bee's game!!   As a whole mission.  It will be sweet.   But yeah Im excited for those things.  Thanks for the emails and letters.  They are truly appreciated.    Word.
Well . .   this week was pretty much the same. .   We didnt get to teach with President again!!  Its ridiculous.   Errbody cancels on us when he wants to come teach with us.   Its lame.  But oh well!  We had interviews this week which was nice and a zone meeting to try to pump us up to find a new investigator every day of September!  It will be super hard, but it is possible with the Lord's help and the help of the wards.  So yeah ....  hmmm what else.   Well transfers are on Wednesday.  I am pretty sure I am staying in the same area, but I won't know for sure until tomorrow morning.  And then I think I will email quickly on Thursday about it.  So yeah.  Oh and the stake president asked me to speak at the priesthood leadership meeting on Saturday at 4 . .   Its a stake wide thing.   So that will be interesting I spose.     We have stake conference this weekend, but its also a regional conference so there will be 22 stakes attending and it is held in the conference center in SLC.   so that'll be fun to go to!  And then on the 23rd is the dedication of the Brigham City Temple!  Church is cancelled and we go to the stake center for a broadcast of the dedication.  Im excited! I've never seen a temple dedication before. So yeah  . . its gonna be sick.   ha ha anyway . . . .
hmmm I think that is about it for this week.   We were supposed to have a baptism this weekend, but the Lady cancelled on us. .  She has been pushing back for the past 4 or 5 weeks now!  Its super frustrating.  But I think we finally figured out her real concern and so we are trying to resolve it soon.   But other than that we are teaching a lot of people.  The struggle is that nobody comes to church!!!!! We have like 7 investigators in the 32nd ward, and only 1 of them showed up to church yesterday when they all said they could and would come the day before. .  .   Its ridiculous.  But we're tryin.    .      Well I gotta go.  sorry this email is pretty boring. . .  just the same old stuff. .  ya know??  haha well I love you all! Have an awesome week everyone! 
Peak the Strategy
-Elder Hansen