Tuesday, July 21, 2015

La mejor misión del mundo.‏

Buenas días!
This will be my last letter home! I can´t believe that this day came... This is going to be not as organized and well written as I wanted, I didn´t have time to write it out before and I don´t have a lot of time today because we have a zone activity so less internet time! First I´m going to tell you about my week!
We are teaching the family of a recent convert, and the mom isn´t a member! We taught them about the importance of reading the scriptures and it was SO spiritual. The mom totally opened up to us, and she wants to get baptized!! :) I love moments like that. I know that she is one of the reasons I had to come to La Serena. I love that.
My companion was super sick most of the week, she couldn´t even hear for 5 days!!! It was so sad. But she´s better now, don´t worry! :) We have seen a lot of miracles this week, even though she was sick! I´ll tell you more when I see you guys haha.
We had zone conference, and I SAW HERMANA FRANDSEN AND BLUTH!!! Hansen, Frandsen, and Bluth, beginning together and ending together :) We met our new president and his wife, they are AWESOME! I am really sad that I don´t get to spend more time with them. They´re really fun and really good teachers!  I learned a LOT. The mission is so great in that way...
Another miracle, today I saw Hermana Evans and it looks like we are going to get to go to LORETO'S BAPTISM!!!! Do you guys remember her?! She was our miracle in Chorrillos, but really hard to find! She´s getting baptized on Sunday and we are going to do everything we can to go see it! :) Such a miracle. I love seeing God´s hand in my life.
Okay, but here we go. This is my last. I honestly cannot believe it. The mission has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have never been so happy in my entire life!
Before the mission, I had a desire to go on a mission, but I had no idea why. I was not very good at sharing the gospel, I believed the church was true but I didn´t have the strongest testimony, I didn´t know the scriptures very well, and a million other reasons. In the MTC, I was really nervous and had no idea what I was doing! But I can say now that the mission is exactly what I needed. God called me and qualified me. I gained a testimony. I know without a single doubt that the church is true. I have seen miracle after miracle. I love the mission. I love Chile. And I love my Savior. We are so blessed to know this gospel. The mission has not been easy, but it has been the biggest blessing of my entire life.I am so grateful for the opportunity to share the gospel with my brothers and sisters and to serve my Heavenly Father. It is incredible how my Heavenly Father knew that I needed to go on a mission to this place in this time. This work really is marvelous and a wonder! And what helps me is to remember that it doesn´t end when I leave Chile. I hope to be like Christ´s apostles and leave behind my nets forever, not just for this time. I want to serve Him for the rest of my life and bring this light that we have to all of those that are in the darkness. There are so many that perish in the darkness only because they don´t know where to find the truth! I hope to be able to continue helping my family here on earth.
All I can think of are the words to one of my favorite hymns: Then sings my soul, my Savior God to thee, How great thou art!

Thank you all so much for the support you have given me. Thank you all for helping me to be able to come to Chile and on this mission, because my life has been changed forever. I love you all so so much, and I will see you soon!

Hermana Hansen
Cute coca cola
How Hayley feels after eating corn

Maria Inez - a member they helped reactivate

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Buenas Días mi familia!! :)
Para que sepan... Next week is my last week for email, because the Monday after I am going to be with Hermana Evans saying bye to her converts so that she has a companion to do it! SO if you want me to read something you are going to send me before I go home, you need to send it THIS week! :)
But this week has been great! We worked hard! We´ve been working a lot in Brillador B, the sector that we´re opening, it´s been good! We have been seeing a lot of miracles with incomplete families, we have been teaching a lot of families of recent converts! They all sit down and listen to us :) It´s so cute! I love it when people just honestly want to learn about the gospel. Because that´s all God needs, a humble heart and an open mind, so that he can change your life for the better :) 
My companion is sick with the cold, so we couldn´t do everything we wanted, but God still made things happen for us! :) It also rained a ton on Sunday!! We were going to have a Noche Blanca, a bunch of baptisms one after the other in the stake center, but it got cancelled because of the rain! Seriously, the streets were like RIVERS! La Serena is not prepared for rain haha.
L and L are doing well! It´s sad, the soonest that they can get married is in October, so I´m not sure if my companion will be there for their baptism... :( I already knew that I wouldn´t but I really want my companion to be there! BUT at the same time, I am so excited for them!! They promised to send me pictures of their wedding and baptism :) They are so converted! It is amazing how God prepares people. J came with us and the bishop to visit less actives, he is seriously a member without baptism! But his wife doesn't want to let us visit them... It´s weird. But, we have faith that he is going to get baptized Saturday the 25th!! We´re finding new people too. We are just working along here in Brillador!
I really love this ward. The members are really great with us! I am just so happy to be here in the mission. It´s weird, I still don´t feel like I´m going home soon! It´s like being in the Celestial Kingdom here in the missions. Everything is so perfect. Obviously it´s still hard, but it´s amazing to be able to serve the Lord and others 24/7. It´s so unique, and honestly, it´s so simple. I am so grateful for this time in my life so full of light!! I now can say that i KNOW miracles exist, and that i love my Heavenly Father with all of my heart. His plan is perfect, and I just hope to be able to follow in His light. I just want to lose myself in these last two weeks, and touch as many lives as possible and bring the light that I have found to others. It´s beautiful, the light of Christ. I hope that all can have it, and that I can always be able to share it with others. I know that His light is true and lasting happiness and peace. How great is this work!
I love you all so much! Have a great week!
Hermana Hansen
Drinking mate.
Comps drinking mate!

A beautiful sunset in La Serena

Thursday, July 9, 2015

¡¡¡¡VIVA CHILE!!!!!‏

Hayley in La Serena


Okay first off, CHILE WON THE COPA AMERICA WOOO! and even crazier, our new mission president let us see it in the house of a leader!! SO we went to my ward mission leader's house at ate pizza and watched the game. Let me just say, I felt like a SINNER because it´s the first time I´ve watched anything that´s not a Mormon message in 17 months, but by the end it was really fun! After everything was crazy, there were a MILLION people in the streets honking horns and yelling and waving flags until like 5 am, but it was so fun! I love seeing the country come together. Chile deserves it!! :)

Okay done with the worldly part of my email haha. This week was good! We worked a LOT in the half of the sector that we are opening! It was good!! We are finding new investigators and the recent converts! The converts need  a LOT of help... there´s one that doesn´t even remember that she´s a member of the church (she got baptized a month and a half ago) one that is breaking hard core the commandments, and almost all of them are inactive. SO, we have got our work cut out for us! But we know that with the help of the Lord, we will be able to help them to come back :)

Awesome things of the week - L and L, our investigators, are going to set a date to get married today sot hat they can get baptized!!! :D AHH! I hope it´s before I go home, because here the marriage situation is ridiculous. But if not, it´s okay, because I know that they´re at least going to get baptized and later SEALED! I love eternal families. Another eternal investigator, J, got an assignment to work with the scouts this week! He knows the church is true, he says he knows the decision is for forever and he´s afraid of messing up after. we just need to teach him and he will get baptized any day now! YEAH! besides that, we´re looking, and we know that a miracle is going to happen :)

I wanted to mention a talk that I want you all to read! It´s called "A Priesthood Man" by President Eyring. ALSO, his talk about prayer in the last conference´s priesthood session. I LOVE those talks! I really want to better my prayers so that I can fully access the powers of God! I also am so grateful for the priesthood men in my life. For all the examples of faithful children of God that I have seen, so that I could have come to this point. I hope that I can be a good example for those around me as well! 
Thank you family for your love and for your examples to me. If it weren´t for you guys, I wouldn´t be here, and being here in Chile on the mission is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love you all so much!! have a good week! (AND I´M NOT DEAD YET NO MORE TRUNKY COMMENTS.)

Hermana Hansen

also i love this video:

Hna. Delgado in the apartment

Their kitchen

Spare room


Outside of their apartment
Cute companions on the 4th of July

Chile takes the Copa America!

Cute comps


La Serena

Outside of their apartment

Sunday, July 5, 2015




Buenos días a todos! My space-bar in this internet place is really bad, so I apologize now if this is short because I´m going to get frustrated haha and for the lack of spaces! BUT I continue to see miracles here in La Serena :) 

I´m just going to share a couple stories:
ONE, in intercambios, a HUGE miracle happened. I don´t know if you guys remember Ninoska and Alexis from Ovalle?!? Where I STARTED?! They were a young couple with a little baby and were having a hard time, but the gospel was helping them. We helped them move and everything! Well, it turns out that they moved to Tierras Blancas, which is where my Hermana Leaders are!! (so weird to say that... after being a leader for a year, it´s weird and nice to be led haha) So in intercambios with Hermana Mariscal (who is AWESOME) NINOSKA ran up to me!!! AHHH!! And she told me about how she had had a hard time and that she always sees me in her hard times. SO we took down her address! She is so prepared, I KNOW she is going to get baptized!! What a miracle....

We also found a woman the other night named María while we were contacting. She wasn´t very interested at first, but my companion gave her a card that says ´How can i find peace and happiness?´and she began to tell us about how that´s all she wants in her life!!! AHHH. We were an answer to her prayers! We taught her and the Spirit was WAY strong, and she accepted a baptismal date! It was awesome.

Besides that, we are opening a sector at the same time. This ward used to be two sectors, but now it´s one,and it´s HUGE!!!! So we are just running all over the place with a map and asking everyone how to get everywhere haha. We are SO TIRED!!!! haha But I love it, because I know that we are working hard and giving it our all! I LOVE hard work and challenges! (something I never thought I´d say haha) This is exactly what I prayed for in my last change. I just want to help this ward and my companion be as happy as can be. I want them to see MIRACLES like I have seen, and to feel the love that I know God has for them. I love being a missionary so so much! The ward is great, and I get to talk to everyone about Hermana Page :) (she was here for 7.5 months! and Hna Cook!) God is a God of miracles, it´s true. 

I finished reading the Libro de Mormon for the 4th time in Spanish today. I love that book so much. I know that it is the word of God. The Book of Mormon changes hearts and the very nature of people! I am an example. As I read the words written by the prophets, I can feel all of my desires to do what is against God´s will slip away and all I want to do is please Him. What more proof of the veracity do you need? I love this gospel, i love God, and I love being a missionary. President Kahnlein leaves tomorrow, but I won´t bore you again with more rambling about them haha. I just love them. They will always be a huge part of my life. 

I love you guys so much!! I hope you all have a great week :)

Hermana Hansen
*hayley didn't send any photos this week, so I am posting some that Hna. Sanford's mom shared with me. :)  They are not current, but still so cute!
Leadership council lunch

Cecilia, Mauricio, and Natalia