Friday, November 29, 2013

November 26, 2013 Hi everyone..... Well this weeek was another week of dreams haha. Me and Elder Hintze are being so blessed right now haha it's ridiculous. I'M LOVING IT!!! We've baptized 3 weeks in a row and we're looking at finishing up the change with baptisms every week here on out. Pray for it!!!!! We baptized the sweetest 85 year old lady that you can even imagine haha. She is named Aurora and she is so awesome. She is like the cutest little miracle that I've had on my mission.We found her like 2 and a half weeks ago and just said to us, "I've been wanting to go to your church I just didn't know how to get there." Three Sundays later....DUNK!!!! It only took Elder Hintze 4 times to get her down too!!1 KILLER!!!!! Great one there. We went to the temple this week too. We saw the new video and just sat there in SHOCK AND AWE!!!!!!! First of all I hadn't seen any good entertainment for like 14 months and then that???? I loved it so much. For Christmas we are going back and it is going to be so awesome. I love the temple. The peace that is there is amazing. Now I can go through without any help in spanish and english. Pretty awesome. The other picture that i sent is of the volcano Pacaya. It is spewing lava all the time and there is smoke coming out all the time. It's so cool to see all that stuff. There are 4 volcanoes that we can see just by looking out out door. We are right at the foot of Volcano Agua. Super cool. It's so nice to be with Elder Hintze. I think we are only going to have 2 more weeks together. But we've worked hard and had a ton of super fun times. It's crayz that we are companions haha. I love it. We had a Stake Conference yesterday and didn't expect very many investigators to go but we ended up having 9 and 2 families. It was a huge blessing. It was a stake General Conference with Pres. Eyring, Elder Scott, Elder Fallabella and Sister Wixom. Sister wixom was talking about how she had come down here a few years ago and she just described how she saw the people and how she saw the ladies with their kids in their baby pouches and their dresses from here and just was talking about the people here and I just started crying like a little baby. I couldn't even help it and it was the first time for a while that I really lost it like that. I love this country and I love these people. It is amazing how one can develop such a love for something. I love this work and am so thankful to be here. I love you all and am so thankful for you and all you do for me. Thanksgiving is going to be great for everyone. Me and Elder Hintze already celebrated because we though it was this Thursday that just passed..... retards right? I love you all! Have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


October 19, 2013

Hi everyone.....

This week was FILLED with learning experiences. Great week but a little bit hard at the same time. Super blessed and I am loving this place. I LOVE GUATE.

We're being so blessed right now. We are baptizing a lot lately and it is going super well. Lots of success in the district and it is so nice to just be blessed. We're finally seeing the blessings of our obedience and our dilligence. 

We had interviews with President Brough this morning and that was so amazing. Stuff had happened this week that was pretty crazy here and I just loved getting the love from President this morning after a tough week.

We are going to the temple tomorrow and I am SOOOOOOO STOKED for that. I love the temple so much and I wish we could go more often. I feel like the temple is a refuge house from the outside world and as missionaries, we really aren't in the real world. I think that that is the reason that we don't go very often, because we are very watched over and very protected.

We baptized the niece of the Family R this Sunday and that was great. Great baptismal service and we were blessed to get that done. Now we're working on the mom. She loves everything about the church and knows all of it is true, just needs to get thrown into the water. We'll try and get it done before Elder Hintze peaces out.

A bird pooped on Elder Hintze's shirt the other day and that was so awesome too haha. He walked around the whole day with all the poop on his shirt. That's true courage. He is way sick right now haha got the major boo. It should be a good day of work. I'm going to enforce the toilet paper lined in the garments that dad taught me for this day hahahahaha. 

We're almost at our goal for the district for baptisms and for our companionship. LOVIN IT. We didn't go to President's house this week. We go on the third of December (can't believe we're almost in December) and we have to have district meeting in his house. Which means I'm in charge with the big boss. That should be interesting haha. Pray for me.

Don't worry about me having fun haha. I work hard be I do have fun too. I don't know what I would do if we couldn't have fun. Don't you worry haha we're having fun.

I'm working on trying to get back to everyone that writes me. I still have a couple more and now that I have a post office in the area, I can get stuff to you guys faster. Like two weeks. I'm trying to write every P day to someone that I haven't written that has written me. Just be patient and I'll get to you!!! 

Thanks for everything! I love you all so much! HAve a good week and we'll see you next week!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!

Elder Hintze dying in the bus........ 

Baptism of Kimberly R

Friday, November 15, 2013


November 12, 2013

Hi everyone.....

THIS WEEK WAS AWESOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEE. We got the familia R down into the water!!!!!! YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!! So great. I will tell more about that story a little bit later. We were the most successful district in the mission this week and so we are going to have district meeting with President in his house and he will be giving us lunch!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOOO STOKEDDDDDDDD. Great week. Very blessed.

I liked what you told me mom about how God loves us no matter what we do. I totally believe that. But I do believe that as we are obedient and as we do all we can in our hands to do all we can, we are more blessed. I feel like if we do everything that we can do that is actually within our hands, we will be blessed. Maybe I can't control the amout of baptisms that I have in the mission but I can control how dilligent I am and how obedient I am. I can control how blessed I am too. I love that about our Heavenly Father. He always will bless us according to our obedience and dilligence. Not according to our success. He controls our success and knows what our numbers are going to be before we even came to this earth. We have our agency and we can choose for ourselves what we want to do, but let's just do it the right way and let's be blessed! LOVE IT!!

Well we had a scare with the familia R this weekend haha. Baptisms are just not allowed to go smoothly haha. Satan is a rascal. The lady totally started her period on Saturday night and I was like "are you freaking serious????" COME ON MAN!!!!!! But we went to their house in the morning on Sunday and talked to her and gave her a blessing and then once we got them in the church, I knew it was done. I've learned a lot about how Satan works in the mission. He always starts by trying to get us to doubt the things we know. Like President Uchtdorf said, "Doubt your doubts, don't doubt your faith!" LOVE IT!!!

One of the most blessed weeks in the mission. I now know why me and Elder Hintze are still together. We are seeing a lot of out little puzzle pieces come together nicely and it loooks like we are going to see the fruits of our work together. He is a great companion and a great missionary. He really just gets it done and I love it. Good to be in white this Sunday together.

I love this Gospel. It's the best thing in the world. I am so thankful to have been born into it and have known it all my life. Awesome leaders that helped me do the things I needed to. Awesome bishops that helped me get it on track and get my butt out here. Awesome friends that always lifted me up and helped me be a good dude. Awesome parents that always helped me keep it on track. An awesome little brother that is always watching over me as I am obedient. That's why I'm obedient, because if I'm not, Gabe can't be with me as much as I need him. I love you all!!! Thanks for everything you have done for me and what you still do for me!!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


November 5, 2013

Hi everyone.....

First of all, I'd just like to get it out there and say it. Don't want to offend anyone either.....I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT ME GOING HOME!!!! Not where I'm going to live of what's going to happen or where I'm going to school or what kind of food I'm going to eat or where I'm going to do whatever haha. I don't want to be mean or anything and I know that you guys don't do it because you want to, it's just that I just don't like to think about going home haha. I hate to think about my time in the mission. I hate thinking about going home haha. Not that I hate home, just that I don't like to talk about it to much. Sorry for the harsh words but I had to get out there and say it. I love you all so much. I will never come home.

QUESTION TIME much cooler than Esquintla in Palin?  Different from the cap? It's pertty hot during the day but it cools down quite a bit in the night. It actually gets a tit bit nipply in the nights. BOOM!
2.  Do you ever play soccer with the kids in the street? No not ever haha. That's something that is super frowned upon here in the mission central. I always want to haha but I don't feel like I'd be being dilligent...
3.  Are you playing a little B-ball? Yeah a tiny tiny bit haha. Elder Hintze always wants to and I do too but we can't go and shoot at the church in the morning for exercise. That sucks haha.
4.  How are your shoes holding up? I don't want to get new shoes haha I just want these ones that I came with to be so wrecked when I get home haha. They are actually holding up well. I'm surprised of the performance haha.
5.  Needs for package with Hermana Brown? I was thinking maybe a couple shirts more. But way smaller size! They are drowning me and I had to take them to a sewer to get them sewed and changed. I haven't gotten that fat!
6.  Have you ever "conseguired" one of those "en esta hogar, somos Catolicos" signs.  If not, let that be a goal. I WILL GET ON THAT. I love crap like that in this country
7.  How do you make all of your contacts?  What counts as a contact? We just talk to everyone. We get in the busses and talk in front and ask the people for their addresses and that is something really cool. Helps a lot. We have to do certain things so that it counts for a contact. Teach a principal, testify, and then invite them to do something (address, go to church, family home evening in their house) and then they have to give us an answer. That's about it haha.
8.  How can my class members overcome their fear of "abriendose la boca" when it comes to sharing the gospel"? Just read them D&C 60 verse 2 and then read them also verse 7. When we open our mouths, we are forgiven of our sins. SICK
9.  Cebollines is overrated, no? I don't know if I have tried them,.... I'm sure but I don't know...

I got my package with the heatt shirt by the way!!!!! WHOOOOOO LOVED IT. Especially the letters. Always the best part.

WELLLLL This week was awesome. One of the best work weeks I've had on the mission. We worked hard and we were blessed with a bunch of miracles this Sunday.

We were sitting in Sunday in church and no one was coming haha The R family wasn't going to go to church because they had to take their kid to the hospital and that sucked haha. We had a couple in when the meeting started and we were like COME ON MAN!!!! Then right as the meeting started, the miracles started. The investigators came in like a freaking flood!! It was the most amazing sight ever. Then at like 9:30 the biggest surprise of them all, The Familia R walked in and we were like WHAAAAAAAAA. It was awesome. I guess the wife was like I'll take the kid the the hospital tomorrow and let's go to church. They went and in that night we got them ready for their baptism this weekend. PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM!!!! The most amazing Sunday ever. We ended up having 13 investigators in church and It's looking like it's going to be a good change. Just hoping and praying and seeing what the will of God is. LOVE IT!!!

I love Sipacate...
I see the busses that go to Sipa every day and I just want to jump on and go back.

Great week this week and we're hoping for more to come!!! Jus praying like crazies to have this stuff happen. I also saw a baby go from breast feed to throw up in 3.5 seconds. Beat that record any missionary in the world. GUATEMALA IS AWESOME. Crazy stuff goes down. 

I love you all so much and am so happy and thankful for the support that you all give me. I just hope that everyone is doing wihat they need to do and getting it done so that they can obligate our Lord to bless them. D&C 82:10!!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!

Dad.... Do you speak mostly in Usted, Tu Or Vos when you speak spanish? I really want to know what the sich is. LOVE YOUUUUUUU

Elder Hanson   YOMO
Guatemala City Central
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