Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Philippine Cebu Mission President Wife Says Good Bye to Missionaries

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From: Barbara Hansen <>
Date: Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 7:43 PM
Subject: Salamat kaayo

Dear Missionaries of the Cebu mission,  
We've all hugged and shook hands a bunch of times, but it is still hard to say "see you later!"  I want to personally thank each one of you for being the person you are--willing to dedicate your lives to the Lord for 2 years or 18 months.  I know that at the end of our time, we each want the Lord to say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant."  Service creates love.  My parting advice is:  If you feel unhappy or unkind feelings about someone, serve them and it will soften both hearts.  If you love the people, serve them and watch that love grow.  Remember to say your prayers at 6 am every day.  We will be saying ours at the same time (4 pm in Las Vegas).  It is awesome to think that we have friends all over the world!  And that we are all praying for each other day and night!  
A part of my heart will always remain in Cebu, with the people, the missionaries, and all the sweet memories we have gathered here.  May you know that you are loved by President and myself for eternity!  May God bless you in your labors in and in the life after the mission. 
Sister Hansen

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