Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August 23, 2010

Hi Family!!!!!!
I am doing good. It is starting to get hot here. The winter did not last long like it did last year from what i heard. Yesterday we had a stake conference with a 70. Elder Etchegaray. He talked about how we need to have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. That we are here and we are not perfect but Christ is perfeect. That Christ invites all those that arent perfect to come unto him and that we need ot have the faith in him that we can be healed of any infirmity- spiritual or physical- through Christ. That sometimes we need to make changes in our lifes. This shows the faith and if we are willing to show him that we want to change, he will help us change. It was a very very good talk. I really enjoyd it. He is a good speaker. Other than that it is starting to get hot here and i am walking around here in a short sleeve shirt. But i am used to the heat from AZ. hahaha My comp and i are working hard together and we have a couple of planned baptisms here in the next couple weeks. A funny story that happened is that we bought pizza the other day and my comp wanted pineapple and ham. so we ordered pineapple and ham and i ordered one with tomatoes and oregano and ham. the funny thing was there is a sauce here called salsa golf which is ketchup and mayonase and they put that on top of the pineapples... hahaha he hates ketchup!! it was really funny or at least i thought it was hahaha

So i am reading hans´s letters... i thought that he was grown up before the mission and then i read his letters and he sounds more grown up. Then i think about my letter and i am writing funny stories that dont have meanings and think that i still have some growning up to do... hahahaha Right now i am in the plata. the capital of the provincia of Buenos Aires. I am having a good time and I want you all to know that i love you all. I want to thinak you all for the examples that you have given me. Be safe to all and i hoppe that everybody is doing well!!!! My prayers are with you!!!!!!

Con amor

Elder Larson

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16, 2010

Hey Family!!!! It sounds like everybody had a good time there in Idaho!!! I cant believe that Erik is already married now!! Icannot believe it!! That is sooo awesome and it sounds like sooo much fun up there. It is funny because all the sisters in the ward all tell me that he should have waited until i came home but it is better that he didnt!! I am soo happy for him and i hope that erik and Alesha are doing great!!!I am glad that everybody enjoyed there vacation and i am happy to hear that you were all able to visit with McKell´s family!! hahaha que chistosos!! Everything is going good here!!!! Nothing really new. We are working really hard. and it is really fun getting to know everybody better. I think that my spanish is finally coming along. Therefore i am content with that!!

There people here are pretty nice. there are some that live it big houses and some that live in little shacks, but generally the people are pretty friendly. I havent been in any dangerous situations or anything so everything here is very nice and whant we say traniquilo. It is interesting how the Lord works with us as missionaries. also how the Lord molds missionaries into who they will be in the future. I have noticed that you can really learn how to work things out in life. That things are necessary and what every we do we can help it became better!

I am not sure what else to write. We had a very good week this week. and we had done alot of things this week as well. We had met new people and have recieved references, i even think that we will get another baptismal date here soon. Yesterday, i was fortunate to teach the primary about Jesus having power over the death. I look back on it now and it was a privledge to share a few stories in the bible and talk about Christ being resurrected. I know that Christ has power over death. that we can live with our families once because our Savior had completed the atonement and has resurrected. What great hope thatwe have!! What great knowledge we have as latter day saints!! I am very happy for the good examples that you have given me mom and dad!!! and I am happy to be able to have experiences liek this in Argentina now.

con amor

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 9, 2010

Elder Baggaley and Elder Shane Larson


Hey Family!!!

That is sooo crazy that erik is going to get married this week!!! way crazy!!!! oh man!!!!! I am super super excited for him!!! I am sorry to hear about Hans´ investigator. He will be baptized and I know tht Hans has the faith to beileive that he will.

It is weird having a comp from the US, we speak english wayy tooo often in the pension... but oh well... my castellano better not start to suck it up... We are in the same pension and we had to clean today... argh 4 horas o algo así. no me gustaba tanto, pero is limpio en la pension ahora!

I told my parents this story about how we were finding people this week. It was weird,i was pretty much guided there. and after 8 rejections we found this lady. "This week went really good down here. i am here with Elder Baggaley and we are working hard. He is a hard worker and we have good goals going on. We found a few new investigators this week and i belive that i was guided to there houses. I felt that it was inportant to stop by a house and i heard a little girl yelling in the backyard... a good sign that we should talk this person, because ther is a family. I clapped and this lady opened the door, saying that she hasnt come in contact w/ the missionaries for 3 years. She is from bolivia and her unlce is a member. He had taught her and she realizes the purpose of the church. I think that she will be baptized her in a little while, and all thanks to the guidance from the Lord!!" I was on intercambios when we found her but it was awesome... I was sooo happy!!! I love experiences like this- so especial!!!
We are working really hard and are always busy. I like it like this though. Time is flying by and i cant belive Michael and Forrrest are coming home soon. This is crazy.

I love you all and you are all in my prayers!!! Enjoy the wedding!!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!! my prayers are with you all!!!!!!

Con Amor!
Elder Larson

Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2, 2010

Hey Family!!!
I am doing good here. We baptized last week a little girl with 10years. She is great and she has a cousin that is really great too but her parents won´t let her get baptized until Jan.. is that stinks but we will see how it goes. We had transfers this week and I have a new comp. from Utah. His name is Elder Baggaley. He has 11 brothers and sisters and has been in the mission for 13 months now. I am still in Berazategui and doin good. I just hope that i can be a good guide for my new comp. We will see how things are going. He plays the trumpet and is really upbeat. He really wants to work hard too so that is really good.

Other than that everything is doin good. I have met the Pres. about a months and a half ago. almost nobody has cars here. Very few, and if they do then they are really old. Everybody uses the train or taxis and cars like taxis called remises. I think that it is funny that Elder Woodside siad that about me... He is an awesome missionary and he has great potential. I think that he says i am happy all the time because i laugh alot. There are some funny missionaries here, as well as some members. I liked that transfer with Elder Woodside, he is a great missionary. He also left the zone this transfer so i wont see him in a while, but thats the life of the mission.

Can somebody send me pics of the family. I lack fotos and i would liek top show the members what my fam looks like. Thank you a bunch!!! I love you all and i hope that everything is going well!!! I continue to pray for you all and i hope that you all are safe havin a good time livin life!!!!!

¡¡¡Hasta Lunes!!!

Con Amor
Elder Larson