Friday, April 19, 2013

Hola Provo MTC

So... the news is: no visa. At least not this week, which means that my journey does not start in Lima, but in Provo. Am I a little disappointed, yes. However, this is a great chance for me to get a head start on living my farewell topic of patience. 

By the way, packing for 18 months is no joy ride. Seriously, how am I supposed to fit my life into two bags? Elders, you have it easy when it comes to packing. 

Hoping and praying that my visa will come so I will get to try out both MTCs. Well, off for more packing. I'm out.

Hermana Hansen  

Monday, April 15, 2013

I don't do well with Goodbyes

Today was the last Sunday with my Singles Ward. 

I always used to see myself as a tough person , and not one to be brought to tears very easily, but today definitely proved to me that I have changed. I said goodbye to my singles ward today, and I never thought it would be that difficult, but they have basically become my second family. It was fast and Testimony meeting, and my Bishop asked me to get up and bear my testimony first. I was really nervous, and my mind was really blank, and I couldn't stop crying the whole time. Our fast and testimony meeting was so filled with the spirit that I just couldn't help it. And to top it off I was emotional because I was saying goodbye to a lot of my good friends. 

The day continued with some more emotional and spiritual outings when I had been asked to teach relief society yesterday at 3 in the afternoon. I was very nervous that my  lesson wouldn't work out the way I wanted it to, but in reality, I see now that the Lord blessed my life by having me give that lesson. I learned so much and found so much peace through the message that I received, and the ladies  in my ward are so amazing.

I'm not good with goodbyes, in fact I try to avoid them, but today couldn't be helped. I have been so blessed to have been apart of my ward, and have been very lucky to have made so many friends . 

After church, me, Alisha, Emily and Jackie made a picnic and went to the park. We met a boy who had a pet chicken named Kay, and we all took pictures with the chicken. Then we fed the duckies, which was pretty epic :) 

In the end, we all ended up with our beds in the family room watching the Emperor's New Groove. Last night together and we are having an epic sleepover. I am sure gonna miss those girls. They are fabulous roommates and I will miss their cute faces and good examples in my life. 

Well, I'm pretty tired and emotionally drained which isn't a good combo.


Hermana Hansen  

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Beginning of an Adventure :)

So this is new for me... blogging. Weird, I never thought I would have one, and I feel completely blonde because its taken me 2 hours to figure this out. ha ha. Let's start this show.

It's finally coming down to the wire, and it finally hit me that I leave in 12 days. 12 days. I thought it would never come since I have been waiting forever! I guess what they say is true though, in the end, you start thinking about the beginning. I always knew that I wanted to serve a mission, but the whole idea of it never hit me until these last couple weeks. I'm still trying to figure out why the Lord has put so much faith in me. Sometimes I think he may have more faith in me than I have in myself. That's true for a lot of people though, and I know I'm not the only one that feels that way sometimes.

So, I've got two weeks until I head into the MTC. Well, actually I'm not quite sure what is going to happen. Me and my fellow Cusco-sisters are slightly nervous that we aren't going to get our visas on time... That leaves me to wonder if they are going to send us to the provo MTC, but then again where would they fit us? Maybe they'd set up a bedroom in the broom closet and I could feel like Harry Potter for a couple weeks. Maybe they will extend our waiting time... ugh that wouldn't be very peachy :/  All I know is that the Lord has a plan, and that I need to put my faith in him and he will take care of me. 

The other crazy thing I have noticed is how everything seems to pile up in the last couple weeks! I Have so much to do, and so little time!! Oh well I will get it all done :) 

I just need to breathe, and the Lord will take care of me. 

Okay, I'm tired.  

Stay Peachy,

-Hermana Hansen :)