Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8/24/2015 Missionaries and the US Navy!!!

This week was really great. Tuesday was especially special. First, we had the privilege to translate for doctors from the US Navy who came as a part of a charitable organization. IT WAS AWESOME! I was assisting a nurse practitioner in a general medicine section. We were able to help people with all kinds of medical issues. It was an incredible, uplifting, humbling experience.

This was the second time that I was able to translate for doctors on my mission. This time it was a much larger scale. The US navy set up a clinic in a huge stadium. There were dentists, plastic surgeons, physical therapists, eye doctors, dietitians, mental health specialists, EVERYTHING. They did everything from helping people with back pain to surgeries! It was really awesome. Missionaries from the whole mission were assigned to go to help for all 10 days that the Navy was in the country. It was really cool to see the church work together with this.

In the evening, Hermana Lang and I were able to meet up with Ronald and Darla at the temple. We were able to teach them about the Plan of Salvation in the temple gardens. It was by far one of the coolest, most special, most spiritual lessons on my mission.  It was amazing to teach about the plan of salvation on the grounds of the very place where families can be made eternal. They were both very touched. They plan to be married in the next couple of weeks and Darla plans to be baptized soon after. I am so happy for them. 

We are continuing to receive lots of support from the ward. All of our lessons have been accompanied by members!!!!! That is incredible. Each week we have more and more investigators in church. The ward assistance has gone up significantly. We and all of the members are very excited. The Lord is blessing us so much! 

Transfers are tomorrow, but Hermana Lang and I get to stay here together!! Phew! We are very excited to continue to work as hard as we can with the ward. I know that the Lord will continue to bless us and we will be guided to the people and families He has prepared for us to teach and invite to come unto Christ.

I love this work! I know it is the work of the Savior. I feel so very blessed to be a part of it. 

I love you all and hope you have a fabulous week!

Hermana Hansen

The boat that brought the US Navy doctors
and medical supplies.

US Navy Doctors and Nurses

One of the LDS Volunteers

Very happy to be a translator and NOT a doctor

My companion, Hermana Lang

Teaching on the temple grounds with
Ronald, Darla, Hermana Lang & Me!

Darla & Ronald

The Santo Domingo Temple

Platano maduro y batida de zapote
(ripe plantains, fried and a
whipped dominican fruit smoothie).
I Love Dominican Food!!!!


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