Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Hey Family!!!!!!

I am sooo happy that everything went well for you mom!!! I know that Our Father in Heaven is always wathcing out for us and that he had heard your prayers as well as all the prayers that everbody was offering for your benefit!!!! That is a greeaaat testimony and i am proud that you have such a strong testimony in the prayer!!!!!

It sounds like there was a good week for the preisthood there!!!! I am sooo grateful for the preisthood!!! This week we gave a blessing to a lady that isnt a member, but her daughter and grandaughter is. She had a problem with her blood pressure and in a bad condition, so we went to give her a blessing. We gave her a blessing and she really felt the Spirit and now is doing just fine. She has been taking it easy, but everything is better for her. We hope that she will comem to church and i have hope that she will get baptized!!! It was great to give her a blessing and i am happy that i have the opportunity to bless the lives of people throught the power of God. 

My comp has been having a hard time here because the people here are alittle hard in the heart, but we kept on going, enduring and the Lord had blessed us. I felt it necessary to ask for guidance yesterday and help having success because we walk around all day without seeing much success. Yesterday was the best day of the last transfer. We found a family and we were also able to visit that lady that we gave a blessing. I know that the Lord listens to our prayers and really does want us to have success, but we have to endure and continue. Hans, i know that your area and mission may be a little difficult, but keep up the hard good work that i know you are doing. You were placed there for a special and important purpose!!!!

I love you all and i want ot thank you all for the prayers that you offer for me. I can see the blessings!! I am here in last flores for another month and a half, so we will continue working hard. I love you all and i thank you for everything!!! I have been exceedingly blessed in my life and am truly thankful. I love you!!! Be Safe!!!! Continue steadfast and you shall see the blessings!!

Love Elder Shane Larson

in the package mom, i dont know if you could send some packets to make sloppy joes? and just some mangos and the mixed fruit. that is it... maybe some tabasco too...but that it is thank you very much!!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

Hey Family!!!!!!
It sounds like you are all doing good and that the last week went well!!! i am sorry to hear about your problems mom, but i know that you are strong and that you can overcome this upcoming challenge!!! I will be praying for you Mom!!!! that is for sure!!!
That is way cool how you all went shooting and that Erik and Alesha and McKell all went too!!! I saw some pics and they were way awesome!! I know that McKell  loved it, how did Alesha like it??That mink stole story is way cool... that is a nice lady that gave you that dad.
Well to start off, i would like to acknowledge the correctness Tuckers letter and Hans´s as well. I can see in the letter that them both are growing alot... well i alway thought that Hans was mature before he left the mission and i can only imagine. But Tucker has a good point. The mission changes a person. I was also thinking about that yesterday and i dont want to return to do some of the things that i used to. I love the mission because you get to learn a whole bunch and you get to experience alot of different things. I think that when someone goes on a mission, like what Hans and Tucker were saying, you learn and grow and you find out who you want to be and who you really are. It is a priceless experience and i thank both of them for the examples that they give.
Today i played basketball, the first time in about 14 months i think. It was really good. This last week was a little difficult... my comp was sick again and the work is going slow. It is always good to look at things in a positive way and that is what is need in Las Flores. Other thank that, not a whole lot went on. We continue looking for new investigators. SO if you all at home want to help in the work, you can pray to ask our Father in Heaven who is ready to be taught.... a friend or neighbor...i  know that God answers our prayers so he will answer your prayers and you can all have the joy that you get from sharing the Gospel!!!!
I love you all and i thank you all for all that you do for me and all that you have done for me. I still dont know why i am soo blesseed with such a great family and friends. YOU ARE ALL SOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! i love you all and my prayers are with you all!!! especially you mom!!!!! and not too much longer and you can have a big hu g too;)
Love Elder Shane Larson
mom, i dont need much in the packet... maybe some of those suckers and some peanut butter.... I dont know what else. I would like dried fruit and pic of you and the family to show my friends here!!! Maybe some protein bars but other than that nothing big. Thank you sooo much!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011

Hey Family!!!
It wsa very good to hear from you all yesterday. I am happy that everybody is doing welland that the family is soo blessed. I have had a pretty good week. It is amazing how much you can learn in such a short amount of time. I am enjoying the mission because it is a refining state. It really makes you see  how you are living, and how you want to live your life so that you can recieve blessing from the Lord. 
This week we met a woman and she has been reading alot and she had investigated alot of different religions. She has come up with several conclusions on the different religions and she says that she is looking for the truth. She has been searching for a long time and has a good amount of knowledge built up, but until now she has not been able to fin what she is looking for. It was really fun talking to her and seeing what she had to say. She would say something and we could respond easily because what she is looking for is what we have. I am happy to have the Gospel in my life and to have these answers in my life. I know thta the Gospel is true and i am happy to have the opportunity to share the Gospel!
I love you all and my prayers. I am sorry that this is a shorter note, but i am out of time.... I love you all and i think about you and the blessing i have recieved thanks to you all!!!

Be safe!!!!

Love Elder shane larson

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011

Hey Family!!!!!
How is everybody doing up there?? I am glad to have recieved all of the letters that you have all sent me, thank you very much!!!
It sounded like the week went goods for everybody. I am happy to hear that! I hear that Madison and Chloe are going to go there, sothat should be cool. Madison tells me that Chloe is really big now. It will be weird seeing everything when i get home, as well as everybody because there is soo many differences and everything. I can only imagine. I cannot belive how time is flying by. It is incredible. It also sounded like the Stake conference went good. that is crazy that Pre. Tilleman is already leaving for themission... i believe Erik called that one.
My week went pretty good. I am not sure what there is to tell about. The week, to see the truth was kinda tough for the wrk though... We had interviews which is always a good  experience that i always enjoy. Other than that, my comp and i have been trying to work hard. He was sick this week withwhat i had last week it seems. We have beenm walking around alot and trying to step up the work her in Las Flores. It seems like we will have to start from scratch and look for new investigastors because we are looking kinda dry in that area. I am trying to focus on all the blessing that i have. It doesnt matter what the situation of anybody, everybody has many blessings for a Loving Father in Heaven. At times it may be like things are not going our way or that things are difficult, but there are sooo many blessings that every person has in the world, that at times we arent aware. I was blessed to be able to give a lessoin on the creation again. It is amazing at all the blessings that we have. We can live, and that in itself is a blessing. I have been impressed to see all the things of the world and to know that they are God´s creations and that everything works soo perfectly... what a miracle!!!!
I am hoping that everybody is doing well. Next week i will be calling at about 2:00 or 2:30 in this time. I will have 40minutes to talk. I will call and if you have a card that you want to use, i will call Sunday at 2 to give you the number of the chapel of Las Flores. I love you all and you are all in my thought and prayers!!!
Love Elder Shane Larson