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Re: Mom here

Well I talked to the mission president and he said that I could only send eMail to direct family, like sisters, mom, not like aunts or anything like that. So my mission address is:

California Roseville Mission
8331 sierra college boulevard
suite 208
Roseville CA 95661-9486

They advise that I have family and friends and everyone else send mail to the mission address, and then they will froward every thing on to me, because they never know when I am going to get transfered, or anything else.
I have been having an awesome time here, I could not have asked for a better conpainon, he is from Rexburg, and he is a mad hard worker, and really knows how to be a good missionary. We really get along well, and I am really stoaked to be serving with him.  We have taught a bunch of lessons lately, and I am memorizing a  bunch of scriptures. I actually got to extend an invitation to be baptized to someone, but she wasn’t quite ready yet, so we are still teaching her, and trying to contact her everyday.

Everyone thinks my tape job on my bike is hilarious. My conpanion was telling me that a sweet thing to try is to a 40 day fast, I was telling him about ours in the ward, and he said what he was talking about was fasting from the things of the world. As a missionary, you really wouldn’t thing that would be that hard, but in reality, it is super hard not to thing of, non church songs, bad or not, and not ever to talk about home, or girls, or the such, so we are going to start on fast Sunday this week, and we are going to bust it out. The promised blessings from this is to be able to be more in tune with the spirit, and also to be able to have this spirit in our lessons. I am way stoked for this.

My comp said that people expect more out of you about 6 months into the mission, but after six weeks, he was the senior conpainon and he had to make all the appointments, and every thing else, so he is like rushing me into it, and it is like overwhelming, but in the same breath, it is awesome to be the leader every other day.

The city seems to be about twice as big as IF and I think that we only cover a part of it.

Oh so I met the hybrid of Shawna and Mike E*****, he is this crazy guy named brother Gibson, he is like super out spoken, and says whatever he wants, approite or not. He is out mission leader in the ward, and sometimes it is a little hard to work with him, but I am sure I will grow to love him.
Here we have what they call OYM’s it stands for open you mouth, and we talk to every single person we pass every day on the street, which is about 30 people average a day. It dosn’t sound like a lot, but that is a lot of people, and at first it was a little hard talking to random people on the street, but now it is just fun.

I am like amazed at how many people, aren’t home, or just don’t open the door when we knock, about half open when you knock, and about one out of ten will invite you in for a drink, and I haven’t yet knocked on a door and had someone interested in the gospel, but I am sure that is to come.

Anyways, enough of my complaining, their is actually good parts to a mission as well. We are teaching this lady named Linda B*****, who has severe heath problems, all coming from a jellyfish sting she had about eight years ago. She has an over active thyroid which means that she can’t get to sleep at night, she can’t keep any weight on, and she is always too hot. We are teaching her lessons, but coming to church is hard for her because she sometimes only gets a little sleep, but she is super humble from all of her challenges, and she always follows through the things we commit her to, which is really nice, and really rare.

all the people here don’t wear half as much clothes as we do, members or not, but I guess that is kind of to be expected. in 105 degrees about every day.

Well love you I am going to head out, Write me

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Mom here

Elder Hansen,

I saw pictures of you on the internet under the Roseville California
Mission.  There was one of you in the airport, eating in the mission home,
standing with your mission president and one with your new comp.  Is that
your new companion?

Are you in an apartment?  How is it?  We’re going to have to have your
address so that people can send you mail.

I gave Keegan your email address today.  I told him that you might not
email him back but maybe you’d write a regular letter, I didn’t know and I
didn’t have a regular address for you yet.

How was your flight?  You’ve only flown one other time and it was when you
were like five so I didn’t know how the whole experience was going to be
for you.  What do you think about the area you’re in?  Is it big-city or
is it more rural like Shelley?

If you want to send one email and tell about your experiences I can
forward it on to all the family members if you want.  I can also take out
stuff before I send it if you want, whatever.  I sure love you sweetie!  I
dreamed that you came walking in the back door the other day.  I said,
“Hey, Jake, what are you doing home?”  I can’t remember what you said.
Something like you decided to make a quick three day visit or something
like that.  You’d better not, by the way:)
Kisses, Mom

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Finally in the Mish!

Hey hey,
I know you just heard from me, and you probably grow weary of all my speaking, but I just wanted to tell you that I made it to Roseville! I am super stoked to be here, and my mish president, and his wife are awesome, they tell me that we are going to their house for dinner tonight, and then we get to meet our new compainions and find out where we are headed off to, I will be able to email on mondays, so that is a good deal, that is my P day, I called dad, but I couldn’t get a hold of him, so I just left him a message, so he is probably going to be all kinds of sad that he missed his last chance to talk to me till christmas, but it’s all good, I forgot to ask you guys to wish him a happy father’s day last time I wrote, so hopefully you guys could do that for me. Well anyhoo, just thought i would tell you that I am here, and safe, and I will send you a letter as soon as my next p day comes along, tell ryan and his kids that I love them, and I love you guys so much as well.

Elder Hansen

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Dear Elder Hansen,
I heard that you were being a little pig at the MTC, that you are doing just swine, that your roommates nickname is porky. Just having a bit of fun. hope you are doing better. By the way, the field is much funner than the MTC.
Uncle Ry.

 

Hey Jake, Hope u are having an awesome experience. How r u liking it at the MTC?? U will have to tell me all about it when u come back home. I bet that is pretty hard to be gone for that that time. Well, just wanted to say HI!!!!!
NANA:):):)

 

dear Jacob i hope you find yourself a girl that you like a lot while your teaching.but don’t get so sneaky. i also hope you get some cake while your there i. think way wound up hope you have fun
love hunter!!!!!

 

jacob I hope you have a good time on your mission. tell me if you learn a new trick. did you get the email about the guy who’s really good at biking?did you really get the swine flue?when you come backI will be ten.
sincerely weston.

 

HI jake are you having fun when you come back i will probbobly be 13 have you made any freinds was it fun having swine flue do you have a girlfriend or do you have a boy friend go to the mall in utah it has huge pretezls i cant wait tell you come back we should light a fire cracker and then make a rat swollow it do you ever get a little break to come back you should get a pet like a hamster my email is **************@yahoo.com how do you eat did you bring a laptop to email
love Gage

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Dear Elder Hansen,

I just got done writing you an epistle on dearelder and it all disappeared. I hope I can remember everything I told you the first time. I’ll do my best. I love reading your letters. I can hear your voice inflections, feel your spirit and see your facial expressions as you talk. Kayla was laughing out loud while she read your last email. I’m not sure if it was you gutting someone on her behalf or if it was because you’re getting a “smokin’ hot righteous wife”. Either way, you crack us up. You’ll have to expound sometime on your productivity in sick-bay sometime.

Jared took your bike over to John’s house today to be mailed. He didn’t dare wait any longer for the part that hasn’t showed up. Jared put the journal you got in the mail today, into the bike box. So when you open up the box, there will be an added bonus in it for ya. We’ll send the part to you in the mission field when and if it comes. Is there a tracking number or something we should be checking on? Jared is so funny. When I told him that you had swine flu last week he said, “That’s sweet!” Almost your exact words. Two peas in a pod. We’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of telling people that our son has swine flu. Sucked it for all it’s worth. A good journal entry for the beginning of your mission.

Thank you for sending council to your siblings. It always comes across so much better from you than from me! I can’t think of anything else right now so I’ll write more later if I have a brainstorm. I love you, son.

Kisses-Mom

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Re: Mom again

I am not totally solid on when and who it is ok to talk to on email, so I probably won’t send email’s to those people, but it is really up to my mission president to make that call, so I guess we will see. I will send a letter to you guys to give to Jared though, Thanks for thinking about me, and for sending that address book, there is no way that you could have put into words the way that you love me, as much as showing me through that book, it must have taken forever to put all those people in. I am out of the sick bay, and it really wasn’t all that bad, I slept the whole first day, like literly, and didn’t eat anything, and then after that day, it wasn’t terrible, just a little crappy. I think I lost every thing that I put on in the first week of MTC all you can eat, life though, so I am back to putting away the grocries. I am glad to hear about grandma and granpa’s shin dig, that sounds like a ton of fun. I hope that you guys love living with ryan, and his kids, I don’t know if I could do it. I am glad to here that you guys are going to work in the farming (worm farming) part of the world, that you teach you guys to get up early and work hard, which are two things, you will be glad you know how to do. Sorry Kayla, that I left the car a big stinky mess, and torn apart, I am glad to hear that you got it back to gether an smelling good, you might have to convince dad that for an early birthday present you want a working radio and windshild wipers (I think the wipers a just a fuse) and make sure to let him know that they are truely a safety hazzard untill they get taken care of, especially the radio 😉 Be way careful who you date, and don’t ever date any one that you are not confortable dating, the spirit will tell you if someone is a bad idea and YOU NEED TO BE WATCHING AND LISTENING FOR HIM TO TELL YOU!! no matter how stoked you are to go out with someone. Seriously, I have herd some pretty bad stories about people being taken advantage of, and I would hate to have to gut someone coming straight off a mission. But ya, sounds like you guys are having a party without me, and I will send you another letter before I leave the MTC. Just so you know I was a super productive missionary in the sick bay, and I am looking foward to a smoken hott righteous wife because of it 🙂 so keep your eyes open for one for me to date when I get back.  Mom, I miss your hugs, I miss waking up super late to you just calmly asking what you can do to help, and all the small stuff, that I am now appricating now that I am out here. My half hour is up, so I will write more in a letter

Love you all,

Elder Hansen

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From JAKE!

Hey, I just wanted to tell you that I got this email set up, I can only check it on tuesday, as well, as only being able to write letters on tuesday. Most missionaries, write letters every day though. I don’t need letters or anything, I just bought them from the book store. I have been having a fantastic time here, and really felt the sprit. I got sick yesterday night, and so I had the elders in my room give me a blessing, and it was one of the most amazing blessings that I have ever received(not including my school blessings of course) We have been going to a ton of classes mostly based around teaching and the restoration. I have been gettting along with my compainion, elder sheldon, really well. He is a super nice guy, and he talks, kind of softly, and with kind of a vally accent, if you kind of know what I mean, maybe like brennen, or jordan minie, or something.  Well I think it would be more effecent for me to receive the Dear Elder mail, then from email, but whatever is eaisest for you guys is cool with me. You guys can send me each of your email addresses if you like, or if this is the best one to receive email on, that is good to go as well.  Maybe you want to have brielle set up a new email, just for going back and forth with me, so that anyone can check it at any time, or send me emails from it. Well anyway, Just know that I am having a fantastic time. Oh, I forgot to tell you, I Went into the clinic to see if I had swine flu, which, there are like 50 current cases of, and they took my temp, and said that I didn’t have it because I had a normal tempature. I was thinking about the saying the other day, he will make your weeknesses your strengths, the other day, and then I was thinking about how I really don’t like to lead, but ever gosple related group I have been in, I have been the leader of, or really close to the leader. So I think that through my righteousness (being in the gosple) I have had me weekness (leading) been made a little bit stronger throught all the experiance. Well the little red clock in the corner of my screen is counting down the seconds left to type this (started with 30 minutes) so I think I am going to wrap it up, Do you think you guys could send me a letter, with a couple of ward memebers, addresses on it, like fieldings address, christensen’s address, and maybe bishop hansen, and hillams, and any other one’s that you can think of, that I would want to write to.  Well anyways, It was way good hearing from each of you, and I know that your prayers are truely, helping me, and I am sorry Bri, but any answer is better then no answer. Well anyway, I love you guys sooo much, and I have gotten many confermations that our church is the true church, and I am doing the right thing with my life. Again, love you lots,
JAKE

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