staying together for another round! Our zone hasn't changed that much
(thank goodness! We have a strong group of missionaries). In fact, 2
missionaries got transferred in our zone, but just moved to a
different area within our zone - pretty rare!
We've already seen improvement in this transfer as compared to last.
I'm super pumped to just baptize everyone in Annandale!!!
Our investigator, Alfred is doing really well! He's come to church
pretty consistently for 4-5 - ish weeks, and he's bent on learning
more about the church. He and his brother, Osman (member; baptized in
Missouri), are so sweet! They have difficult living conditions, but
they're staying faithful.
The person they're living with is a total tool. He's thrown out their
mattresses, changed the locks, and destroyed the hot water heater.
He's doing everything he can to get Alfred, Osman, and his two little
kids out of his house. He's even pastor! He professes to know the
Christ, yet he treats his brothers like trash. Osman and Alfred don't
have anywhere to live. One night, they had to sleep over at their
fellowshipper's house, the Andersen's. They also don't have jobs -
they're both qualified, honest men, hard workers, but nobody's hired
Despite all these trials, they're staying true and faithful to the
gospel - they come to church consistently, read the scriptures, and
pray often. They do all they can to make ends meet, and allow God to
make up for what they can't do on their own. Because of their
faithfulness, Alfred found a job last week! He's working at a hospital
The Lord will prosper those who keep His commandments! I know that to be true.
We had the best dinner ever on Sunday night with the Spaldings - I
have never laughed so hard in a member's home! Sister Spalding is from
Hong Kong, and Brother Spalding is probably from Utah, or something.
They have 4 kids, their youngest is 14, so they're all kinda grown up.
Sister Spalding is crazy! But she's a great cook, and she'd do
anything for the missionaries.
After dinner, they pulled out a torture machine. It was a shocking
toy, with two joysticks connected by a black cord. In order for it to
electrocute you, two people have to hold the metal handles. It goes
through stages 1 - 5; 1 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest. I
got all the way to level 4 and I wimped out. :p it was so painful! It
made my muscles contract uncontrollably! That thing was crazy!
Our other investigators are doing okay. The referrals we've received
were promising at first, but they aren't returning our texts or calls,
so now we're in the finding mode.
It's tough to get an appointment with Lenny, she's pretty slippery.
She wants to go to the YSA ward, but she's 30, turning 31. When you
turn 31, you've "aged-out." All she wants to do is marry a handsome,
young Mormon boy. We hope that's not her only reason why she wants to
come to church!
Other than that, everything is going swell! Elder Johnson and I are
working hard, and we're hoping and praying for more miracles!
Thank you for your support! Love you!
Elder Tanner Hansen
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