Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

Pics!!!! I hope you enjoy... i thought one of those was similar to the one erik too when he was on the mission because he was sitting in a small chair lik i am. Please excuse that this guy has his shirt off, many men dont wear shirts because it is hot here and neither did he that day. This was new years eve. This man is named Matias and he is investigating the church. The meat pics are the famous Argentine Asado.

Hello Family!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am not sure what to write! There had been soo much that had pass in the last 2 weeks... 

To start off it wsa very great talking to you all and to hear from you all in the emails.I must say that this was a little stressfull time of year, but all is welll. The new year has started and i am looking forward to having a great year!!! We stayed in the pension for the day becasue there was nothing to do, nothing was open, then we had to be in at 6. I wrote some letters to the gang that is on missions and then i read alittle and i washed clothes and took a nap. It was good to relax for a day.

For the holidays i was fortunate to spend them with good families. We ate alot of meat, which is the big holiday food here, and it was a good time sharing it with people that want to be with you. They know that the missionaries are far away from home and it was nice for them to share their evenings with us. There are a few fotos of Christmas and the New Years Eve events that i went to.

Other than that, the work seems to keep moving forward. We had a good week this last week, but it seems to me that there is always room for improvement. I was able to go on intercambios with my district leader and i was able to learn alot. I have had some good experiences with some investigators and i hope to keep having these wonderful experiences!!!

I cannot believe that sean is leaving and that Alli is too!!! Micheal is already home?? that is crazy!!!! And what is this about Darwin Jr.???? Tell Molly that i say congrats!!! And that God may be with her and the new baby.

These past weeks have been going by fast. This last week we had a good week of work and we were able to set some dates for some baptisms. I am hoping that we can work even harder this upcoming year. Especially since this is my last year of the mission- which is absolutely crazy to think about.

I am not sure what else to write. I would like to thank everybody in the family for all the suport that you have all given me. It really does help getting the letters and knowing that my family is here supporting me all the way. I have been really blesed. I have had the time to think about so,e of the blessings in my life, as well as seeing the life of others, and i cannot help to think of how blesses i am in my life. Everything from you  all and the family, to all the great people that i have meet in church. I have really taken for granted the things that i have in life, and i still think selfishly, but i want to thank you all for everything that you have given me. Especially you mom and dad!!!! Really what i am today and what i want to be is because you have programmed me to be like this. It is a big blessing to know that ou Father in Heaven has a plan for each one of us and that we can recieve all of these wonderful blessings for throughout the eternities!!! I am grateful for the prayers at home and for all of the thoughts!!

Now i guesss to start this year I would like to invite you all to keep being strong examples of true latter day saints.  i love you all and i want you all to know that my prayers are with you all and that i wish the best for all of you!!!!

If i may, i would like to invite everybody to pray and ask God if the Book of Mormon is true. I have found it to be true and i would like to extend this invitation to you all, my family, so that you might have the renewed sense of love for Christ, and the blessings that we recieve form the most perfect book, and the desire to share this with others. (I am aswell testing this invitation :) )

I love you all and hope that you all have a wonderful start to this year 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Shane Larson