Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Hey Family!!!!!This week went really good for me. Here there is nothing such as thanksgiving. We didnt do aything special or anything for that matter for thanksgiving. However, the President of the mission left with us for a good portion of the day. He was with us in the morning and also a little bit in the afternoon and also in the evening. It was great to be able to work with him and it was also cool to see how he teaches and what i can do to get better. He is a great teacher and he is also a great leader. He loves all the missionaries in this mission and he really lets eveybody know that. He is also very understanding. I really enjoyed the time that he spent with us and i had some really great spiritual experiences with him all day thursday. I believe that my testimony grew stronger and that i was able to grow as a person.
This week we also had a stake conference and that wasa just normal. There were some good messages, but the sound wasnt working too good so it was just a good normal stake conference. We are trying to work hard here, and it is getting pretty hot down here. The kids are starting to buy fire crackers so we here those in the strreets often, and the christmas season is swiftly closing in on us. The time is flying by super fast it is unbelievible. This week we are gointo have Elder Aidukaitis give a zone conference, and the zone leaders are going to have another meeting with him. It is going to be interesting to see how that goes and i hope that i can learn all that i can from him while he is here. Other than that i am doing great here in the mission learning everyday and trying to become a better person. I am very happy for this opportunity that i have to be here and learn soo much. i am also very thankful for all the many blessings that i have in my life. especially my family. It is different being so far from the family, but it is good to know that familes are eternal and that we have an eternal family. I am very thankful for the gospel and for all the many blessings that i get from the gospel. I am especially grateful for Christ and the atonement. i am grateful for the scriptures and for wonderful lessons that they teach. i thank you all for all that yo uhave don e and do for me and for all your support!!! I love you all!!!!
Love Elder Shane Larsoncongrats to matt on the engagement and what happened with erik over thanksgiving?
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Posted by Elder Shane Larson at 8:07 AM
Monday, November 14, 2011
How is everybody doing??? I am glad to hear that Matt is happy and that Shannon is helping him and i am also happy that Erik and Alesha are happy and that they are doing good. They are great exapmples for us liek hans and i. I am happy to hear that hans is doing good too. I cannot believe that he still weighs only 165 pounds. that is really good and i can see it being a good weight for hans. To let you know i am weighing about 83-84 kilos, 10 more that hans. so that means that i am weighing about 85, but i think that i am losing weight... we will see i guess though.
It sounds like that stake conference went pretty well. It is interesting that the focus on missionary work is getting bigger and bigger. it is definetely the number 1 thing that we need to do as missionaries and members: help all of our brothers and sister that dont have the Gospel, get it in their lives and hold on to the iron rod. Missionary work is great and makes one feel really good. This last week we had a baptism of a 10 year old girl. She want to be baptized even in the first visit that we had. She understood everything very well and she seem very prepared for her baptism. It was great to see her, being so happy getting baptized and also when she got confirmed. It is a great priviledge and blessing that our Father in Heaven gives us to help our brothers and sisters in this special work.
It seems like the time is going fast. All of my days get scrammbled together because the time goes by so fast. I cannot belive it. In my area we are really trying to find more people becasue we dont have many investigators now. So that means alot of wlking. The weather rght now here is alright. Sometimes it gets pretty hot and other times, like today, it gets prtty nice. there is one thing that i dont really like about the weather here is the humidity. But it is alright the work goes on :) I think that i have already got burned a couple of times, in fact today we played futbol and i think that i got a little burned because when i saw my face in the mirror i looked all red.
Other than that i continue working here in Tolosa. I am very blessed to be here and to have all of your support. I hope that eveybody is doing well and that eveybody has a great week!! I love you all!!! My prayers are with you!!
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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Friday, November 4, 2011
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Monday, October 24, 2011
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Monday, October 3, 2011
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Congradulations on the new baby in the family Nathan and Mindy!!!!!!! That is soo cool and the baby sounds like he is big and healthy!!
Posted by Elder Shane Larson at 5:57 PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Posted by Elder Shane Larson at 8:25 PM
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thank you all for the letters again. they really help alot. I am glad to hear that erik got a job and that everything is going well with him. That is cool that his boss is his former teacher at the MTC, that should be a cool experience!!!! I loved the MTC so i can imagine htat he is loving it there. That is also cool that alesha is doing good. I didnt know that Mindi was pregnant... i am happy to hear about that becasue that means that i will have another nephew before i get home!! that is cool!! i am happy that the family is doing good there. I am also doing well here in the mission. this week alot of walking took place, but it was a good week. We are expecting a couple of baptism here this week and also next week so we are excited about that!!! My companions last week is the next so we are happy to have these baptisms. my new assignment is pretty fun. there are more meetings that i have to go to and i am in more contact with the President so i am enjoying the time. I am hapy that i have the opportunity to serve other and i hope that i can become the leader that my Father in Heaven wants me to be. It has been fun so far and i am excited to continue to serve like this!!
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Monday, September 5, 2011
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
First of all, my companion says Hi, and that he is excited to meet all of you. He says that he will try to visit the 2nd or the 3rd.Hey Family!!!!
Well, this week has gone well. We have been teaching some kids that have a baptismal date now and we are hoping that they will get baptized the 24 of Sep. They are really cool, but there living conditions arent the best, so i really hope that they can have the blessings from the Gospel in their lives. The family seems like it is struggling economically, so i hope that they can have the blessings of the gospel in their lives because i know that it would help them alot! We continue to work here in Tolosa and we are walking quite a bit as well, but all is well. We are trying to find people to baptize and trying to help people find the truth so all is well.
Posted by Elder Shane Larson at 8:06 PM
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I am glad that you are all doingwell there at home and i can hardly imagine what the house is like without any children nor anybody pretty much.... thst is super crazy!! This week went pretty good, it was pretty calm and a whole lot didnt go on. The time is flying by pretty fast, i can hardly beleive it. My companion is from Queen Creek- his name is Levi Combs and he end the mission in 5 weeks, but will be home in 6. He also served in Las Flores a couple of months before i was there. He wants to go and visit you all after he arrives so be prepared for a visit from him. To answer your question mom, i am pretty close to the ocean but i cannot go to it becasue my area is on the interior and my zone doesnt reach to the coast. But it wouldprobably take 45 minutes to get there in the bus.
Today for P-day we went to visit a soccer stadium and we also went to vist the governors house. It is a big building that is really old, but it is in pretty good shape. I took some pictures and i will try to send some nexy week becasue i cannot really send them this week due to me forgetting the things that lets me transfer them from my card to the computer. It is pretty cool here in la plata and it is very different from my other areas that i have been in. It seems like this place is a little richer than all the other areas that i have been in because this is the capital of Buenos Aires and there are alot of universities here. Another thing that my companion and i have started doing everyday is we go out to run every morning. I am feeling pretty good running every morning and i am enjoying the good exercises. Also, it is a good start for the marathon.
I am happy that everybody is doing well. I hope that Erik can get a job soonand i hope that everybody in the family is doing good!!! I dont write too much becasue everything happens soo fast and sometimes it seems like i do much of the some things everyday. I am doing good and i am very thankful for all of your prayers and the letters and eveything that you all do for me!!! I keep you all in my prayers and in my thoughts!!! Love you all!!!!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MOM AND DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Keep up the good work Hans!!! I know that you will... and everybody thinks that you are a stud- they know it- kepp it up hans!!!
Posted by Elder Shane Larson at 5:19 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
That sounds like everybody is doing great there at home!! i am happy to hear that Erik and Alesha are doing good and that they have completed a happy first year as a married couple!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! that is awesome to hear and i am happy for them. Hans sounds like he is doing good, so that is good. I hope that everybody is doing good and i hope that the grandparents are also doing well!!!
This week for me has been a good week. I have been thinking alot of time lately. Maybe it isnt a good thing, but i have been thinking that the time is just flying by. I can hardly believe. Half of the missionaries that i have had as companions have completed the mission and i am reaching the point to where i am almost one of the oldest missionaries. there are still other missionaries that are older, but i cannot beleive how fast time is flying by. It also makes me think of how important time is. We onle have a certain amount of time whether it be in the mission, school, or in life, and we shall be judged for what we did in the time that wwe have been given. There isnt enough time in the life, so you cannot waste not even a minute.
The news for this last week is that my companion were able to baptize a man that is half paralyzed from a stroke that he had. He can not move the right part of his body. He also has a hard time speaking and remembering. He had the desire to be baptized and was keeping the commandments. His wife is a member and she also had helped him. We were able to teach him and got baptized on Saturday. It was special because my companion and i were both in the baptismal font baptisming him. He didnt make it in all the way the 1st time so we had to do it another time, but before we did it officially we did some practices becasue we had to lift him off a chair that he was sitting on and then put him in the water and then take him out. It was a great service and the first time that i was able to baptize a person with a handicap like that. It was really special for him and for us.
Other than that, i have been transferred again. I am with an Elder from Queen Creek named Elder Combs. He is about to finish his mission. I am in a place called tolosa that is in the capital of the Buenos Aires. I have never been in this zone before so i am really excited to be here and get to know the people and everything.
I am doing well here and i am thankful for the opportunity to serve as a missionary of the Lord. I thank you all for the love that you express and for writing me. I love you all and i hope that you all have a good week!!! I hope that you all can have the great influence of the Holy Ghost in your lives!!! My prayers are with you!!!
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Monday, August 8, 2011
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How is everybody doing this week? Thank you for the messages and for your support. Thank you all for writing. I am happy that you had a good experience with your aunt Dad, and that really shows how blessed we are for being in the Gospel and knowing these great gospel truths. I know that your aunt is resting from all of the griefs and pains of the world that she had been experiencing.
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