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Hey family, I sure love you,
That is great if g-ma and g-pa hansen come to when I get off the
plane, but don’t worry about inviting anyone else. I don’t know what
i want to do when I get home, probably just chill with you guys, and
answer all your super deep doctrinal questions… haha. That will be
cool to see jack attack again… I don’t know what else to say, to
tell you the truth it rally hasn’t hit me yet that I am going to see
you in a matter of hours… Love you, and see you then. Sorry if you
had any other questions that I didn’t answer.

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Hey family, I am glad to hear that every one had a great week, I too,
had an amazing week.
We baptized Erin Emmerson on Saturday, and then she asked me to
confirm her on Sunday, and to give her the gift of the Holy Ghost. I
had totally forgot that I was doing it until they announced that it
was time to come up and do it. I read over my little handy card, that
says how to do ordinances, real quick, and then said a little prayer
that I would say every thing right. I put my hands on her head, and I
could feel that I was being helped, which was a very
comfortable/comforting feeling. I said the first part, and then just
waited until blessings started coming to my mind, and then just said
what came to me, which was awesome to be able to have the opportunity
to be the mouthpiece for the blessing. What a great way to finish out
a mission.
I feel like these last two transfers have been two of the best of my
mission. Elder Skelley and I have been trying to keep the rules with
exactness, and we have been greatly blessed for it.
I will be able to check my email next week, so feel free to email me
one last time if you like… Love you guys!
PS. Don’t think I am perfect either, I am ultra trunky, ever dinner
people tell me of nieces, and grand daughters that I need to look up
once I get to BYU-I. I have received more “refferals” in the last
couple of weeks then I have real referrals the rest of my mission,
hah, but no worries, I will do my best to work hard this last week,
endure to the end!
Elder Hansen

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Hey family, one of the best weeks of my mission has now come to pass.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson came to our mission on Saturday and gave
us all much needed advice. We all got to shake his hand, and he asked
each of us where we were from. He talked a little on obedience, and
then opened it up for questions. One missionary opened the questions
with “how can we more fully purify our hearts?” Elder Christofferson
said, “Be obedient to all the rules, I know that each one of us has
at least one that we have a hard time giving up, there will never be
a time better then now to give it up” “Second continue to have daily
scripture study” “Third praying twice a day is not enough” He gave us
a discourse on prayer, saying that what he enjoys most is praying
with no time restraints, he said, we needed to pray at a time when we
had no other pressing matters, and no appointments, so that we could
pray and ponder as long as we needed. It was a great experience.
That is about it for this week. Love you guys!

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Hey Family, it was good to hear you voices yesterday, I am stoked to
see you guys again. We had a ton of people to church yesterday, it
was awesome, the boss family that I told you about, that are super
crazy, they came, and two other less active families, one with two
kids, and one with four kids. We had great meetings, at Church, and
then just kind of took it easy till dinner. Our dinner canceled on
us, and salazars called us, so it worked out perfect, we went over to
there place, and ate with them, and talked a little about them going
through the temple. I said it would be nice if they could go through
while I was around, but not to adjust when they were going if they
didn’t feel ready yet. They said they didn’t think they could make it
in the next four weeks, but they said they would wait till I came
back to visit to go through for the first time… not good. I told
them that I could come back and we could re visit it at any time, so
not to wait for me, but I may have to tell them a couple times, so
they know I am serious about them not waiting for me. To tell you the
truth I am a little worried, because they sometimes blow things out
of proportion when they don’t understand it, and they temple prep
teacher is a joke. I think that the ward has really dropped the ball
with them, but the AP’s are now in the ward, so I am hoping, that
they will crack down on the ward a little bit.
Sister moss told me to tell you thank you for raising such a good
missionary, so I thank you as well, for raising me right, and setting
such a good example for me.
That’s all for this week!
I guess the office can ship a bike home for like 25 bucks, which is a
pretty good deal, I was thinking about filling another bike box with
suits, and stuff like that because it seems like it would be cheaper
to send it that way, what do you think. Also how much was it for
John’s mom to do it, and could I do it through her again?

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Well another great week of just livin’ it up! Skelley and I are still bro’s
and we are staying together until the end of my mission. We are getting
closer every day to getting on the same page as our ward mission leader, so
that is always good. One thing we thing that we tried this week that was a
little different, is we went into Lincoln 2nd ward, which has been a little
slow lately, and Elder Brennen and I went in one car, and Elder Skelley and
Del Rio went into another car, and we all four stayed in Lincoln second
ward and just started contacting a ton of people, after lunch, we busted
out their ward list and we had three of us at a time, each on our own phone
calling through the list setting up lessons with active members for the
week. With nothing set up at the beginning of the day, we got four lessons,
and set up eight more for the rest of the week. More importantly then that
we kept them excited about the work, and showed them that no area is dead.
It was a blast! Skelley and I set a goal to read six chapters of the book
of Mormon a day, which takes about half an hour a day, but we will get
through the whole thing before I come home, so that will be really cool.
We have been doing a ton of service, which is my favorite, and just having
a ton of fun teaching, and doing everything together, I feel like this is
one of the most spiritual parts of my mission. We have been watching elder
Holland’s testimony of the book of Mormon with those that we eat dinner
with, and we watched it the other night with a family, the Bailey’s, who
just had a son who turned eight and got baptized. The movie was very
powerful, I think in part, because they already have the spirit very
strongly in there home, and after the movie I asked the 8yr old son, liam
if he felt anything, he said yes, I asked what he felt, and he said a warm
feeling inside. I started to tear up, and told him, that feeling was the
whole reason that I was on a mission, and that helping others to feel that
same feeling is our whole purpose. It was really cool for me, and I hope it
made an impression on him as well.
Our investigator came to church again, and after, we thanked her for
coming, and she said, don’t thank me, this is a huge blessing in my life,
and I love coming. She is totally going to get baptized! The only thing
holding her back is the fact that her family, including her gay brother,
and her dad who thinks the Mormon religion is a cult, is going to disown
her as soon as she gets baptized. We gave her a talk by G.B. Hinkley titled
“it’s true isn’t it, then what else matters?” I think it will help.
LOVE YOU GUYS!
Ps. Dad I asked my last comp what I needed to change, and he said I need to
not just say whatever when a missionary breaks the rules, but come down on
them a little more, and rebuke them… My philosophy is to reward good
behavior and ignore bad behavior, (and report it of course) because
attention positive or negative, is a reward. I don’t know, the theory still
needs a little work, but it seems to be working, everyone in our zone is
almost perfectly obedient, so we are doing good.

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Hey baby,

I loved the picture of Cody, with the rock chuck with a gaping whole in the
side of it, that is awesome. Sounds like you guys had a great time with
Easter, I am getting excited to see you guys again. A girl in our ward here
just got home from her mission, along with two other guys, and it is weird
because I can see myself in there shoes here in 6 weeks. I am way too busy
to get trunky though, Elder Skelley and I are working our tails off, and
having a blast at it. Our Ward Mission Leader is a slave driver, but he
keeps us motivated so it is nice.  We have a lady we are working with Erin
Emmerson, who is reading the book of Mormon ever day, and praying about it,
and last night we had a lesson with her, and she said that she knows the
book of Mormon is true, and the Church, and that she wants to get baptized,
she just has some questions about the temple, and doesn’t want any
“surprises” to come up after her baptism. She is great, she said that she
went to a Rated R movie the other day with her son, and she said usually
the dont’ really bother her, but this one really offended her, and she felt
like walking out, but didn’t. We told her there is no shame in walking out
of a movie, and it was the holy ghost telling her to leave. She said that
next time she would be sure to leave, so she didn’t have some many bad
thoughts floating around in her head.

Love you!

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Hey family, not too much time this week with transfers and all, only one
important thing, I am staying with my best friend skelley! not much else to
say, just a good easter week, we have a new family who is a little less
active that we are working with, and then are a buch of fun, the BOSS
family. well, I guess just look foward to six more of these emails!

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