Saturday, November 14, 2015


I am not going to try to explain how I feel right now because I wouldn't be able to. Too many emotions to express.
This is my last week in the mission. I will continue to strive each day to give all of my heart, might, mind and strength to the Lord and His work. Not just through this week, but forever. I thank my Heavenly Father for His goodness and mercy, and for the many, many blessings He has given me. My heart is filled with gratitude for my mission. It truly has been the best 18 months =)
This past week was really great! Yesterday we got to translate for doctors wayyyy out in the countryside. It was quite a muddy hike making it out to the clinic.
We are teaching a really awesome man. His name is Nielson. We found him while we were visiting a member named Franklin. Franklin is really special. He has to use a wheel chair and has a speech disability, but he has so much knowledge about the gospel and is the happiest man I have ever met. If we all sang hymns with such enthusiasm as Franklin, the world would be a lot happier.

The first time we met Nielson we asked him if he would wheel Franklin to church because Franklin hasn't had someone to take him for a long time. He lives a good ways a way so that's a pretty big commitment. Ever since he has brought Franklin to church, he says he feels in his heart our message is true. He has a lot of faith. He plans to be baptized at the end of this month.
I love you all very much! Have a great week!
Hermana Hansen

Photos from our day translating for doctors


So I don't know if I've ever told you guys but I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY.
This past Sunday I was really reminded of that. I had been fasting. Our district was fasting to be guided to those prepared to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. I also decided to dedicate my fast as a fast of gratitude to my Heavenly Father for my mission. As I did that, Sunday in church I had this overwhelming feeling of love for this work, for this country, for the people, and for my mission. 

I love it. I cannot describe how much I love it. There is nothing better than being in the service of the Lord.

I love you all!!!
Hermana Hansen

Sunday, November 1, 2015


This week was another great week. Today we traveled far far far out into the countryside and explored some really cool caves. We got really muddy. haha. It was fun to go hiking. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera cord so pictures will have to wait until next week.

Being a missionary is something really special. I was reading a conference talk the other day by President Russell M. Nelson called "Ask the Missionaries, They Can Help You," (at least I believe that would be the English translation). It reminded me that being a missionary is a sacred privilege.  I can't quite express how blessed I feel to have the opportunity to serve as a full time missionary. 

I have been remembering why I decided to serve a mission. I am serving a mission because I have witnessed the joy, fulfillment and peace the gospel, and specifically the atonement has had on my life and on my family. I truly want others to have those same blessings. There is nothing better than being in the service of the Lord no matter what phase of our lives we are in or what calling we may have.

This week we taught a really special women. This past year she lost her brother due to a tragic accident. We taught her about the plan of salvation and how she can be together with her brother and family again and forever. At the end of the lesson we asked if we could set another appointment with her. She said Saturday would work because that is when her mom would be there. She wanted us to share the same message with her mom so that she too could find peace and healing. That is what we do when the Spirit touches our hearts and the Savior begins to heal us. We have a deep desire to share it with others. "When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren," Luke 22:32

I love you all!!!! I invite each of you this week to find ways to share blessings you have with others. As you do, you will see God using you to bless others and He will also bless you abundantly.

Hermana Hansen