|Our NICE new flat!|
|Elder Parsons fixed lunch|
|Elder Utley is ACE|
Sweet letters from the Condies:
October 27, 2013
Dear Elder Hanson,
Oh what a great joy it has been to serve here in Aberdeen with you. You are a special young man and it’s been good to see you sharing your testimony and the gospel. You’ve been an example of Christ like attributes as you have served with your companions. I am glad to know this will not be the last we see of you as I expect a visit from you to Springville when you return home!
I want you to know I have a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice. I’m thankful to Heavenly Father for His plan and the opportunity of being a mother and grandma of 34 grandchildren. I catch a better glimpse of His purposes and reasons for families and the gospel plan as I serve this mission and study the scriptures and associate with you special young missionaries.
I have read The Book of Mormon many times now and continue to learn life lessons and the experiences of these people have helped me in my personal life situations and raising my family. I know it is true. It truly is another witness of Jesus Christ and reading it daily on my mission has helped me be closer to Heavenly Father.
Please keep in touch with us. You hold a special place in our hearts as one of our most special “mission kids”.
Till the work is done….
Dear Elder Hanson,
I say “ditto” to everything Sister Condie has said. You are a great missionary. I feel you have a special spirit that can touch the hearts of many people as you talk to them and share your testimony.
There is a special spirit in serving with you in this mission. You’re one of the Arabian Horses that responds to the call of the Master’s tent. Keep up the good work.
Keep in touch with us as Sister Condie said.
I know the Lord is mindful of you and will strengthen you each day. Pray to Him often and don’t stress. All you have to do is your best!
Dear Family Airdrie
Nov 4, 2013
Today was an awesome p-day. We went to Glasgow with the other Airdrie Elders (Parsons & Utley) and just went around looking at the city. It's crazy that they already have Christmas things up. Today the four of us just pretty much hung out and had fun and went shopping for random stuff.
Nov 5, 2013
Today we had district meeting in Glasgow. We got to take the train so that was pretty cool. We take the train a lot here and I went on exchanges with Elder Parsons and that was a lot of fun. He has taught me a lot with just how to act. We also all had dinner at the Bishop's house and he is amazing. Then we did a lot of chapping to end off the night. We were walking at night and saw a bunch of fireworks and Bon fires in backyards.
Nov 6, 2013
Today was just a really hard sore day. We are doing a lot more walking here and a lot of tracting but it's good. It builds character. It never has been easy work. My legs feel like they are going to fall off, ha ha. We had lunch with a member in the ward, Shawn, he's a little off, but I love him. Over all, just a simple day today.
Nov 7, 2013 (Adam's birthday)
Today we went shopping to get stuff for our flat like pots and pans and other stuff we need. Then we had dinner at the McGowan's. They are an amazing couple and really funny. It's super fun to have four missionaries instead of just us two because it's always exciting. I'm also starting to get the hang of things and I really like it. My mind isn't racing 100 miles an hour because this is starting to be all I know.
Nov 8, 2013
So today we went on exchanges again and I was with Elder Utley from Colorado, Elder Parson's trainee. He's a really cool guy and is really nice to be with, a little green, but good. We went with Jamie, a man in the ward to just share a message with the widows in the ward and he got us lunch at McDonald's. It's a lot of fun. We also went to see Bill tonight and he's actually trying to stop drinking because he has seen how it has destroyed his life and it is just making him really tired because his body isn't used to being without it. Even though he was a lot more alert and with it tonight.
Nov 9, 2013
Today went by super fast! We went to charity shops to see if we could volunteer on Saturday and then we did service at Br. Smith's who is actually losing his house so we helped him move and throw away stufff and it was really hard to see because he's just a really nice guy. You can still hear the fireworks that people have for Bobby Burns Day. I've also been wearing a poppy flower, the last couple of days because everyone wears them here to help support the troops. It's like 4th of July or Memorial Day.
"A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day (or Robbie Burns Day) or Burns Night, although they may in principle be held at any time of the year." -Wikipedia
Nov 10, 2013
We went to church today and had some really good talks. I also got to just stay and talk with and get to know some more about the ward. We had dinner at Sister Dougherty's and it was really good. We learned that a couple of years ago she was one of the last senior Sister missionaries that went proselyting just like young missionaries do. She served in Australia and a couple of her companions were 21 and she was like 40, but she had companions that were even older than her and she just has a strong passion for the Gospel.
Love, Elder Hanson