Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011

Hola familia!!!

How is everybody doing there at home?? I hope that everybody is doing good there and that there arent any problems of any kind!

Your Sunday school class sounds pretty fun dad!! I love to hear about the things that you learn. I think that Bro Greene is a very good teacher and he is very inteligent as well. I bet that it is fun having him as you teacher!!! Be sure to tell him that i say hi!!

First of all, to answer your questions :) I did watch toy story in english because there are only 3 latins in my zone and there were only 2 there and one knows english. There are about 196 missionaries in this mission, and there is about 18 to 20 missionaries in my zone. I think that there was about 60 missionaries when we went and ate at the house of the president.

We had just had transfers, but i did not get transferred anywhere. I am still here in Las Flores with my companion Elder Espinoza.That means that i will be here for at least 2 more tranfers, i think. Other than that, there hasnt been anything very new going on. My comp and i are still working and we are helping the area progress!!! That is the best part. We are seeing a lady, her name is Maria del Carmen, progress and come closer to her baptism. She will be baptized on the 29 of January. She is the mother of a member and enjoys what she learns. I also think that she has seen the blesssings from the Gospel in the life of her daughter, so that helps motivate her!! It is really great to see somebody understand the truth and then change. 

Las Flores is really relaxed, maybe too relaxed because the people dont want to listen and stuff, but we are still trying. I think my favorite area would have to be Berazategui. I am not sure why, i have liked all of my areas just some more than otheres. I like the zone of Quilmes though, that is a fun zone. I think what makes the area is the people. The places are different but the people that you meet and the other missionaries make the area that much better.

Other things that happened in this week were that we had another lesson with the pastor that i mentioned earlier. He had read a few parts from the Book Of Mormon. When we were in the lesson he began to tell us what he thinks about the Book Of Mormon. I know that his views are different. But i could feel a calmness in me during the lesson, tell me that the Book of Mormon is true. He has to find out for himself in the prayer. I am not sure that he is willing to do this task, but he says that he wil continue to read and to study the Book Of Mormon.

Last week in Sunday i had to direct the music. The last song was "My Saviours Love" number 113 in english. The congregation didnt know it, so it was me, my comp and one or 2 others singing. It was a fun/funny experience but i thought it was good. I really loke that song anyway so maybe ill have to give a solo when i return home. 

I have been learning how too make different types of food, so maybe when i get home i can cook for everybody. 

I have finished the Book of Mormon this past week!! I have began to read it again and i am already learning new things and i am only in chapter 7 of 1 Nephi!! I encourage everybody to keep up on their reading!!! The Book of Mormon is priceless!!!

I love you all and i pray for you all!!! I hop ethat you feel better Mom and i hope that everybody is safe and happy!! Time is sure flying by, and i am about to complete a year!!! I hope that everybody takes time to enjoy life and to remember to do the Gospel Basics :D

LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Shane Larson

ps- was there a tornado in AZ? People here are telling me that there was...