Thursday, February 12, 2015


Another great week in the mission!

We had a meeting with President Corbitt this week, and we talked about the importance of the Spirit in missionary work.

I have a very strong testimony of the Spirit in the mission. As I teach, I search for revelation from the Spirit about what my investigators need to hear.  As I do this, I see miracles and I see a light in their eyes that confirms to me that they have felt Heavenly Fathers love. I don’t know how to describe it exactly, but as I have learned to teach by the Spirit on my mission, my mission has changed!


Hermana Hansen

Friday, February 6, 2015

Photos from Carrie (1/26/2015)

Beautiful View from My Apartment

Bus Ride with Sister Hilbun to the Santo Domingo Temple 

Beautiful Day at the Santo Domingo Temple

La Romana Zone at the Temple with
President and Hermana Corbitt

US Coast Guard in Santo Domingo!!!

The Town Where We Translated at the Clinic

Translating at the Clinic with Hermana Hilbun,
Elder Amador and Elder P

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2/2/2015 A Really Great Week!

My Heavenly Father has reminded me time and time again of his infinite love and support for me. I don't even know where to begin with all the things I have learned. But I know God lives. He loves us. I know because as I seek Him, I see His hand in my life daily. 

He loves us so much that He sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the price so that we can make our way back to Him. I know that because Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself and took upon Him my sins, pains, weaknesses, anxieties, and sadness. He can heal me from anything. His power has no limits, we are never too far from His perfect redeeming love.

I know that as we humble ourselves and realize our incredible need for our Savior, and as we follow His teachings, He will change us, and make us into people we could never become on our own--stronger, more faithful, kinder, and more patient. He will fill us with His charity and with His love. As He does, we will become more and more like Him until one day, through His grace we will become even as He is.

There really is no greater gift. There is no greater gift than the atonement of Jesus Christ. I cannot think of any greater gift than to change, to have my very being changed into something better than it was before. 

That is the message that I am here to share. That our Savior lives, and because He lives we have every reason to rejoice.

I know God fulfills His promises if we just have faith in Him.

I love you all. Have a beautiful week! I invite you to search for Gods hand in your life and record the experiences in a daily journal. 

Hermana Hansen

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

1/26/2015 Carrie sent several photos to post, but I am having trouble adding them to her blog. I will keep trying. Check back in a few days.

So transfers have rolled around again! And for the first time I’m going to spend a second transfer with the same companion. I am very grateful because I still have so much more to learn from Hermana Hilbun and from La Romana. 

This week we traveled to a part of our area where we’d never been before. We took a 20 minute bus ride farther out into the country. It was beautiful!! And the area has basically never been visited by missionaries. I could tell by the increased amount of stares we received haha =) From the minute we got there, we saw miracles. One being, the Lord guided us to a family of 11! They had such a beautiful Spirit. The parents came to church on Sunday and we felt the Spirit strongly as we taught them. I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!! 

I also learned a lot about humility this week. I was studying and pondering about how we can find spiritual progression without any really hard trials. The Spirit testified to me of my absolute need for my Savior in every minute of every hour. Before, I was trying to improve mainly by my own efforts and rely little on His grace. Now, relying on His grace has become my central focus as I try to give Him all my heart, might, mind and strength.

I love Moroni 7:48. We have to pray with all the energy of our hearts so that He can FILL us with HIS love. 

I love you all!!! 

Hermana Hansen