Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 28, 2011

 Hey Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have to say thank you  for the letters that  i have recieved!!! They are all way awesome. Every week i am shocked at the progress of my friends and my family. I am grateful to have heard from Hung as well as seeing my best friends and family members in the mission growing soo much spiritually!!!! It is unbelievible. I always become super happy from the good news that i hear every week. I am soo happy  and grateful to live in the epoca , with the family that i have, and the friends that have been there for me. 

That is cool what you taught about dad. I always love listening to the lessons that you give!! and mom, i know that things can be hard but you have a great calling as a mother and a grandmother and you shall receive blessing for the magnification of your marvalous calling as a mother!!!!! 

This week we have been working like usual. It has been hard to find people and we have been walking in the street alot doing contacts. I believe that there is something that i have to learn here in Las Flores, i just need a little more time to find out what that is...hahha. That is cool that Hans is going have a Ukranian as a comp. That will be fun!!!! I know that i will be here in Las Flores for at least another tranfer... so about 2 months more here in Las Flores.  Aguante Las Flores!!!!! 

I can never think of what  to    write here......oh i have a story- 
Last week we didnt have a lesson planned for the night and we were walking the streets looking for old investigators.We always walk by a house with a pitbull barking at us... Here in Argentina there are alot of Pitbulls and dogs similar called Dogos, as well as rotweilers on account of    robberies and stuff--- here in Las Flores it is calm so dont worry... but we walked past this house just when a lady entered in the house and out came the pitbull full force towards us. I just stopped there ,and my comp ran... the dog passed me like i didnt even exist but ran towards my comp. It looked like it was going to trun bad, but luckily the dog was obedient to the lady, heard her call and ran back....it was a little scare, but now it is kinda funny hahahaha

Thank you all for your support!!! I love you all and you are all in my prayers!!!!! I hope that you all have a good week!!!!!!

Love Elder Shane Larson

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

Hey Familia!!!!!!!!!!1
It sounds like everything is going good there at the house. i am glad that everything went well for you dad in the Book of Mormon Journey!! That sounds fun what you did and i do think about my  bow  at times as well as the 4th of July shoot.  It souinds like Erike should have had a good time on his cruz as well. That is interesting  what hans saw a drunk man in the middle of the streeet that couldnt hardly walk... that is pretty sad, but that is a good lesson learned. 

This last week was pretty good.  We walked alot b ecause we had some days without many lessons. We were walking up to 150-170 blocks a day. Las Flores is pretty small though, so we walk almost the whole area every day, or everyother day. I learned a lesson this week that when we have problems or when times get difficult, we have to keep on going. The Lord blessed m e and my companion in the  week end and we were able to find some people and  have some lessons. 

 My comp is from close to here, a place called longchamps. He is 23 years old and he is preparing to go on a misison. He is enjoying  Las Flores, and has never visited here before. The time is passing by fast and i cannot believe that i  have  been here for almost 1 year. 

I am sorry that this letter isnt very interesting and is kinda short. I cannot think of what happened very well right now. Thank you  very much for the package of candies!!!  They are ver y good!!! Something funny  th at happened th is weeeek, i had to give a talk in church and the branch president called mee the night before. I tired to prepare my talk and  had it all ready, but when i gave it i couldnt think clearly and i am not sure how well it turned out... i hope it turned out well. 

I love you all and i hope that you are all safe!!! My prayers  are wi th you!!!!!!!!!!!
Love Elder Larson

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14, 2011

Hey Family!!!!!!!!!
Well, this weekwas not like any other week that i have had in the mission. I was with my mini, but he got some kind of lesion/ severe blister looking thing on his foot, and had to return to his house. He was a great mini missionary and was a great example to me. He had the problem with his vision, in which he could not see out of one eye and a little out of the other, and on top of that he had this problem with his foot, but he still had the desires to work and to continue. He tried to continue until he couldnt continue anymore, and he gave me a great example to never give up. I hope that he is doing well now.

On wednesday he went home and i had to stay with the office elders for the night. The next morning i got a new companion named Elder Sosa, also a mini missionary. It was horrible the first day because there was a mixup in my keys and the keys of the other elders so we left late to go to Las Flores. After we waited for a long time we caught the bus and then the got a flat half the way there, but luckily we were at an official bus stop so it took only about 45 minutes to fix it and we were on our way. We arrived at about 8 in the evening. the mission is like that though, there are always challenges and alot of the time, nothing goes as planned.

I think that the weekend went good though. It rained saturday inthe morning andwe worked good. 

Sundays i give classes for thje converts that recently got baptized and for the investigators. The class was on Our Heavenly Father and our Heavenly Family. I recieved a testimony of the Love of God during the class, as well as the love of Christ. It was a great experience. Also we took a moment to talk about the power of God and His creations... one of the daughters of the members, she is 6 years old, told he that God is like the door in the room and we are like bacterias. I am always amazed of how many great truths that one can learn from children.

My prayers are with you all and i love you all!!! I hope that everybody is doiong well!!!! Tell everybody that i love them!!!Tell Pres. Tilleman i say congrats!!!!!!!!!!

love Elder Shane Larson

Monday, March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011

Hey Family!!!
I cannot write much this week, sorry, i dont have much time. This week went prety good. I am still in Las Flores and i will be here for at least the next 3 months. My comp is a mini missionary that lives in a place called Solano. He lives in the neighboring city of where i first started. He is doing what erik did right before he left on the mission. So he will be here for 6 weeks and then he gets to go home... He also says hi. He is realy excited to be here on the mission and he really likes to work. He has problems with his sight and doesnt see very well, but it is a blessing to have him as a comp and i learn things everyday from him. We are trying to work hard and stay focused in the mission and i think that we will see alot of success here in the next 6 weeks!!! It has been a good experience so far being a trainer and teaching a new missionary how to work. I will be here in Las Flores for at least 3 months from now, so it should be a good time. Other than that, today we just ate with a member, and i took a nap... pretty boring but the nap was good:)

I am sorry that the letter is soo short, but i have to go. I will writed longer next week. Thanks you for the letters and i am glad that all of you are doing well and i hope that Erik and Alisha have fun on their cruz!!! I lover you all and i hope that you all are safe!!! LOVE YOU!!!!!! you are all in my prayers!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February 28, 2011

Hello Family!!!!!!!1
Howare you all doing???? I hope that everybody is doing well today!!! I am doing good here!!!

This past weeek was the last week for my companion in the area. I will be training here in Las Flores the next transfer. that means that i will receive a brand new companion that has no time in the mission. I am a little nervous, but am excited as well. I want to be a good example for the new elder, and i hope that i wil be able to teach him how to be a good missionary. 

This last week went pretty well. There were a few interesting stories... well one funny story and the other sad...
The first story is sad so that you can be laughing in the 2nd. We went to a new converts house, the house of the lady that was recently baptized. Her husband doesnt want anything to do with the church... but we had a cita set and we wanted to go and teach her. We approached the house and saw this man with the new convert. We walked up the the gate to greet them and the new convert, María del Carmen, let us in. We walked to greet her husband and my comp stretched forth his hand and said "Hello brother, how are you?"... The man just sat there and stared and my comp and i and then said " I am not your brother to sart off..." he got up and told María that she knew what she had to say to us and then he walked away. María instantly started crying because of her husband... it was very sad because this woman is so strong and has a strong testimony but her husband wants nothing to do with the blessings of the Gospel.

The other story is funny...
We were knocking houses and we reached a house. A british man opens the door and says in spanish that he doesnt speak spanish. I ask him what we spoke and then we began speaking in english. It was funny though because i had a hard time doing the contact in english. I couldnt think of the words to say in english and spanish was coming out of my mouth instead of english. It isnt becasue my spanish is very good, but i could now think of the words that i had to say in english inorder to do this contact... It was pretty funny and my comp made fun of me for it.... he was wondering if i knew how to speak in english or if i knew how to teach in english. I thought it was funny, and it was a good experience for me to try and teach or do a contact in english.

Well, that was about it for the week. I will have my new comp tomorrow and we will see how the next week will go. I love you all and you are all in my prayers!!!!!!!!!

Elder Shane Larson