Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5/11/2015 Happy Mother's Day!!!!

We had a fabulous week! It was great Skyping with the family! You guys looked good! 

This week we kept working with our investigator, Danilo.  He keeps expressing the change that has happened in his heart since he has started attending church.  He desires to be baptized and to follow Christ. I am very blessed to be able to be one of the missionaries that shares Christ’s message with him.

We also found an incredible family! The Family La granz. They have five kids ages 3 to 13. They are a very loving family and have a desire to learn more. I am very excited to work with them. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ will bless their family very much. 

I love the mission. It is incredible. I knew it would be, but it has far exceeded my expectations. The mission is also hard. The hardest thing I’ve ever done in ways I would have never expected. More than anything I was not expecting the change that would be made within me. I am so grateful. Moroni 7:48 says,

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this
love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the
sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope;
that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen.

As I have dedicated myself to His work, I have tried my best to turn my will over to the Lord.  I am far from perfect, but I really am trying to give Him all of my heart, might, mind and strength. As I do, I have realized the limits of my abilities when I try to do it on my own. When I try to change my heart only using my strength and knowledge, not only do I not progress but I fall.  But when I look to Him, when I do my best and then “pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that I may be filled with this love”--or this humility or this faith or this virtue, or this hope, or whichever attribute of Christ I am working on,  I see miracles happen inside me. I am changed, I am cleansed and I become new. I don’t know quite how to explain it, but my heart becomes different than it once was. I know it is not because of my power or abilities but because of Him, my Savior Jesus Christ, and His power and His grace and His mercy.

I commit to dedicating my life to Him and His work. I love my Savior. I want to become more like Him.  I stand all amazed at the love Jesus has for me, and all of Gods children. I am overwhelmed in gratitude by the blessings that envelope my life. 

I know our Savior lives and all who come unto Him will be blessed with eternal happiness and peace. As we turn our will over to Him, He will work miracles in our lives. That I know to be true. 

I love you all!!!!

Hermana Hansen

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