Thursday, August 21, 2008

First E Mail

I just wanted to let Everyone know that this is my E-mail. Everything here has been so great. The first few days were the hardest because it seemed all so overwhelming. All I can say is prayer is so important with everything that I do. I pray before anything because the greatest gift that we will ever receive is the Holy Ghost and if we pray as it says In John 16:14 at least I hope that it is that one that the Holy Ghost will teach us all things and with all those things we will remember them. I have been able to teach lesson one a couple times so far and Elder Wood and I my companion have had the spirit with us. The food here is better than I could of expected but even Better at the Provo Temple. I have been able to play soccer with a bunch of missionaries from Germany and over in other European regions. They are good and it just helps me to become better. I can see the blessings already from daily scripture study as you pray before and after you study. As I study the scriptures I have been able to remember so much more than I have used to be able to. Dallin H. Oaks came and had a devotional about the importance of the Holy Ghost and Renewing your baptismal covenants so you can always have the spirit with you.
I can't expound much more on that as I am under a minute but always follow the teachings of the prophets and his servants.
I love all of You,
Elder Regan Hansen

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First Day of Service, MTC

Today we took Regan to the MTC, It was hard to let him leave but as the MTC President stated we are now placing them in the Hands of the Lord, and what better place could he be. Jamalyn placed his Missionary Name tag on his suit. and we all hugged (with several tears) and let him walk out the other side of the room. The Mission President stated that we should say good bye and send them away like we take off a bandage. Remove it fast and the pain is short lived. We are grateful for his decision to serve the lord. His Grandparents Jim and Evalyn Finch, and Kay and Ann Hansen were there to send him off. His Brother Austin and Sister's Caitlin and Sarah were also with us.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Church, Talk and Setting Apart

On Sunday August 10th Regan Addressed the Nibley 8th ward. His topic was the forth Section of the Doctrine and Covenant. He did a great job addressing the Christlike attitudes that he would need to serve the People in Florida, such as Faith, Patience, Brotherly Kindness and charity to name a few. we had several of our family and Friends over for Lunch after Church giving them the opportunity to say goodbye as he departs for the MTC.

Today Jamalyn and I helped him pack his bags for the MTC and clean up his room putting away all the stuff that he will not need for two years. He had a lot of stuff and I figured that it would be tough to pack it into two bags but we seemed to make it.

He is out in our car (sold his Civic last week) visiting Friends for the last time in a while. Then tonight at 8:30 we will meet with President Roland Parent where he will set him apart as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Clark Photography

Steve Clark was one of Regan's Young Men's Advisor