He's back!!!

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

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day! Slash Happy Birthday to Mom and Jamie!!!

Thats probably the longest email title I have ever written.... ha ha
Happy Birthday Mom!   Happy Birthday Jamie!! 
I hope everyone is doing well and that you all had a great weekend.
Well this week was pretty awesome!  We saw a lot of miracles and had two baptisms this weekend.  Bowen Allred was baptized on Friday, and Jordan Sutton was baptized on Saturday!  It was great.  The spirit is always so strong at these baptisms.  I love it.
Also one of our investigators that has been looking into the church for about 4 or 5 years finally decided that he will be baptized on the 22nd of June!!! :)  I am soo excited.  It was so cool to see him decide and see the spirit work on him.  That night we sang him a hymn.  "Nearer My God To Thee"  It brought the spirit so well and was such a great experience.  I love being a missionary.
Also we found a new girl who is 9 years old who wants to be baptized!  She is setting the goal of being baptized on the 13th of July.  It was a miracle.
We also found a lot more new people to teach this week. It was such a blessing.  I love seeing the blessings as we work hard and put forth our effort to bring others unto Christ.
Alright well I am going to keep this short. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoys this warmer weather!  I like it.  The summer is finally coming.  Sick.
Well Love you!
The church is true. 
-Elder Hansen
Peak the Strategy

Monday, May 20, 2013


Well hey there.  How is everyone?

This week was pretty much the same as last.  We saw some great miracles though.  We met a young girl named Jordan Sutton that has already been going to church and wants to be baptized!  So she is supposed to be baptized this Saturday.  So that was a great blessing.  Then we also met some other people that seem like they are somewhat interested so we should be teaching them this week as well.  The work is great out here.  A lot to be done, but we need the help of all the members.  

Hmmmmm what else.  Not much else happened, just teaching a lot of people, doing service.  Pulling weeds, helping people move, moving washers and dryers.  Just doing all sorts of stuff.  

Going down to SLC tomorrow for zone leader council.  Should be good. word.

I'll send pictures with these emails from Evanston.  

Well I love you all!  Miss you.  Hope everyone is excited for summer!!!!!  I am.  I've had enough snow, rain, and cold this winter.  

Have a great week!
-Elder Hansen

Peak the Strategy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Hey everyone!  It was great to see you on google hangout yesterday!  I miss you all and love you very much!  I am going to keep this very short because we had to go to Salt Lake this morning so we only have like 5 minutes to finish emailing before this place closes.  
So this week was great.  Leaving Evanston was hard.  I met a lot of great families that I miss a lot already, not to mention the people that we were teaching!!!  And I came here to basically start over in this area and work from the ground up.  We are already seeing some success here.  I hope to see a lot of success in this zone by the end of these 6 or 12 weeks. 
We have met with a lot of bishops and the stake president already and gotten a ton of referrals to contact.  So now we are working on contacting these people and offering them the happiness that comes from this gospel and sharing it with them.  We expect to find quite a few new investigators this week and put some of them on date for baptism.  We are praying hard to be directed and find those who are prepared to receive us.  
Well thats just about all I have time for!  I'll send some pictures next week that I took with people in Evanston.  Love you all.
Have a great week.
Once again it was great to talk to you yesterday!
Happy Mothers Day!!!!!  
Love you Mom!

-Elder Hansen

Peak the Strategy

Friday, May 10, 2013

Moved again!

Hello Everyone!  Well I got transferred again!!  Its so ridiculous.  I had only been there for 11 weeks.  And now I am on the complete opposite side of the mission.  I am serving in Tooele, Utah!  I live in a tiny town just outside of it called Erda.  Interesting name for a town.   But yeah.  I am still a zone leader.  I am with a new zone leader. His name is Elder Wampler.  He is such a boss.  We are white washing the area though.   So we don't have any idea what is going on.  He came from an area in Holladay and I came from Evanston as you know.  We both got put in there new and so we are just piecing things together and trying to figure out who was being taught and who will be baptized soon.  I love it out here though.  We cover 1 stake.  The Stansbury South Stake.  There are 10 wards in the stake.  A great place to work and to find people to teach.  I think I will really like it here.  I hope I get to stay a little longer than I did in Wyoming.  So yeah.  Don't send any more mail to Evanston.  It will be hard for me to get it.  But here is my new address.
Elder Michael G. Hansen
4796 N. Hwy 36
Erda, UT 84074

Also, I don't know where we are going to go to use computers to skype or google hangout or whatever on Sunday because we are both brand new here so we don't know any members.....  So we will try to figure something out and I will probably call you in the morning or afternoon to set something up.  Alright.  Love you!  Miss you all.  Have a good weekend!

-Elder Hansen

Peak the Strategy.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Hello my awesome family!! How is everyone?  I love and miss you all and hope everyone is well.  
Well, this week was pretty rough again.  It started pretty badly.  I got a migraine last Monday.  So we didn't get to go out and work.  It was a pretty bad one.  The first one I have had in just over a year.  I was really hoping not to have any one my mission, but I guess not.  I got a lot of powerade and bananas and all sorts of good stuff to eat so that I'll be more healthy that way.  Also I don't skip as many meals any more. And I try to sleep 8 hours each night, but by the time we get done with everything we need to and I write in my journal I end up getting more like 6 or 7.  But yeah.  I'll be fine, just trying to take care of myself better so that it won't happen again.  
Then we went to Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning for zone leader council.  It was good.  Then the rest of the week was basically just trying to get some work done in our area and try to get it moving again like it was before.    We had zone meeting on Friday in Lyman.  It went alright.  These missionaries really struggle listening and learning from what we are told to train on, etc.  But it went okay.  It was on planning. I have learned so much more about planning on my mission and now I really know what it takes to achieve what we want.  The training basically summarized that it starts with a vision, which leads to goals, which leads to planning, which leads to accountability.  Its a cool concept.  Also ideally we should have 4 set planned appointments each day, daily contact with our investigators, set commitments to leave with our investigators at each appointment each day,  and set people on-date and coming to church.  All these things are to be planned out a week before.  During our weekly planning session.  Its a lot of work to do, but it makes the week run so much more smoothly.  And we achieve a lot more.  So yeah.

Only 1 of our investigators came to church yesterday.  That was really hard.  It has been a struggle the last two weeks to just get people there!  But we are working on it.  
Well I think that is all for this week.  Transfers are on Wednesday.  So we find out tomorrow who is leaving and who is staying.  We have no idea what is going to happen.  So I'll let you know!  I will probably stay.   Or maybe not.  I dunno.  

Alright.  I love you all!! Have a great week.  Peak the Strategy
God lives and loves us.
Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer.
The church is true.

-Elder Hansen

P.S.  Here is a picture out in the Almy Ward. Pretty wide open space.  Sick.