Monday, November 9, 2015

Consejo, 8 week training, exigiendo

Leadership Council
Familia y Amigos,

How is everyone doing?  Things are going super well here, we are finally getting the zone rolling, the area is fine, getting a little better, and the comps are doing great.  This week was wonderful as I had to travel to Managua 2 times.  Yes! Here is a little bit more about it.

Tuesday me and Elder Merrill had to go to Consejo de Liderazgo (Leadership Council) in President’s House in Managua.  We got up early and we caught the bus at 4:30 am.  The best part is that when we got on the bus, there were no seats.  The only thing you really can look forward to on that bus ride is sleeping so we were blessed to stand up for the 3 hours it took to get there. :)  When we got in the taxi to go to the Capilla en San Juan, I slept for like 30 minutes and that was it haha.  Consejo went good, it was chill, the mission is going to reach the 2060 but we´re working hard for the new raised goal of 2300.

On Wednesday we just worked in the area and tried to find new people.  We are trying to work more with less actives and have them give us references, it is working ok, but we haven’t seen huge success.  It was a normal day.

On Thursday I got to go back to Managua with Elder Smith for his 8 week training.  It went well and we ate Burger King again, I think I eat that like 2 times a week with all the times I have to go to Managua. We got a seat on the bus so that was nice and I slept the whole way there. They verified the training program and I passed so we are in the clear. We got back at like 5, worked and then Elder Merrill and I planned for zone meeting (again).  We are really trying to get the zone animated and baptizing so the meetings are helping out.

Friday we had zone meeting.  It was good to get the zone together and to talk about what we have for baptisms this month. We talked about preguntas inspiradas (asking inspired questions) (I feel like we talk about this too every week but people just won’t learn to use them!) and then did some practices doing them.  We are trying to put a bigger focus on families, because families contacted means families teaching which means families in church and in the end family baptisms.  Things are going better in the zone and we have seen some miracle baptisms just pop up for the missionaries’ obedience.

On Saturday, we went to the baptism of the hermanas, they had 5 in total.  Things turned out well and we just committed people to church.

On Sunday it was the usual routine, people lying about going. We got a good amount of people, and the zone did well too!  That was good.  We are working hard and might have a baptism this week.  Other than that not much is going down. We are a trio now so that might slow down the work.  I love you all!

Elder Hanson
Twinner ties for zone conference, what are the chances?
They both must have wonderful mothers with fabulous taste! ;)


  1. Hi! My name is Jenny Merrill and I am Elder Merrill's mom. Sam sure loves your son and yes we do have fabulous taste!!

    1. Thank you for commenting! The feeling is mutual. Romney is super excited to serve with your son. I think they are going to make a great team!