Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 22, 2014

My new companion, Elder Rogers? Oh man, he’s great! I love this kid.  He’s been out about 9 months.  Even though he’s from Australia, he doesn’t really have an accent.  He’s super smart with computers and has a really calm personality like me, so it’s really cool.  We do well working together, pretty much the same as always.  We just talk to a lot of people.
This week Elder Bates is going to Inverness and I almost got to see Elder Simpson passing through Glasgow but I just missed him.   We went to the ward activity just a couple hours after Elder Rogers got in and it was a munch and mingle with Santa.  Then we went to what they call a "panto" and it’s a pantomime and it was about Aladdin and pretty much it was just a kids play but it was actually really good.  We got to have fun with a lot of members and a ton of less-actives came out and we got to talk a lot with them, it was great! I’m just super excited for Christmas!   Today we are going down to Airdrie to pick up my packages and I’ll try to see how long I will last with not opening them haha. I love you and I will see you soon!
Christmas Corn

Elder H.

December 15, 2014

I'm getting a new comp named Elder Rogers on Wednesday.  All I know is he's from Australia and that he's coming from Edinburgh. Elder Bates is going to Inverness, so all the way up north. Yesterday we went to the Christmas Truce that the church put on and a it was really good just seeing peace happen for two fighting people. We have been passing out a lot of "He is the Gift" cards that the church is working on. 
It snowed a little this week and it was pretty cool, it just stuck a little, but it's been really cold.  They have called it a "weather bomb".  
The work is getting harder because people don't really want to talk to us and open their doors when it's freezing outside but... we just keep doing it. 


We went to FIVE GUYS On Opening Day in Scotland!

Monday, December 8, 2014


I am so thankful that Dad is doing so well, I was thinking about how many heroes of ancient times in the Book of Mormon, like Alma and Nephi and captain Moroni and just how great these people are and just how I have learned so much from them.  I also thought about how God is the same yesterday, today, and forever so there must be people that are like that today and Dad is someone that I will always see as my hero.  I haven’t learned so much from any other man, save it be the Savior.  I also was thinking about John 3: 16 and how that Dad is also doing the same thing. He loves the people of Scotland and Ireland (even though he doesn’t know them) and me so much, that he is willing to give me up for two years especially at this hard time.  All I have to say is, “Thy will be done!" 
This week was pretty good.  We were able to see Bridy and talk a long time about a lot of good things that I think over time will bring her closer.  She is still very active in her church and hasn’t said anything about leaving her position.  We went to also see Billy and it was really good.  We had Sister McFedrein, his cousin over with us to help teach and I can tell that he really likes what we teach.  He isn’t really good at reading and I told him that I could relate to him before my mission because I had a struggle but now I have no problem at all, it’s pretty amazing.  He also said how everything we were telling him sounded really familiar and it all made sense and I just said we don’t really teach people, we just remind people what they have forgotten.   I love you! and I know that God loves us and cares about us.
Love, Elder Hanson 

We keep em done

Hmm, Looks like they have a wee leak

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas is Coming!

This week was gooood. 
We had most of our appointments on Friday but that was also the day of zone interview training and we all got to have interviews with El Presidonte and that was pretty good.  There was not too much out of the norm, so we weren't able to see too many people. 
Yeah, it's pretty freezing over here but at least its clear, I think it's a lot colder than last year. There's no snow yet but they say there will be a lot coming. I don't really care too much about getting snail mail or not. Actually I got a package from Margaret and Joy (members from Belfast) and it was a bunch of American candy for Halloween. 
So actually for Thanksgiving Elder Bates and I made a feast! I made a whole chicken and a bunch of other things.  We didn't have enough cash to buy a turkey, but it was pretty good! 
Now it's December! So we set up a little Christmas tree that we found in a closet and now the Christmas music is starting! 
Merry Christmas!

P-Day.  Now Let the Christmas Music Begin!
I'm in Awe of anything that can play Christmas Music.