Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 27, 2011

 sewing session and lesson with a family with members... members on the right, investigators on the left

tHIS IS A BEAUITIFUL flower that i have found in several places here in LAS FLORES.... MAYBE THAT IS WAY THIS PLACe is calle dlas florews because in summer there is alot of flowers.

Hey Family!!!
How is everybody doing there at home?? i Hope that everybody is doing well there!!! How are the kids and... i didnt hear from dad this week so how is he?? And mom, i live on the street Las Heras, between San Martin and Carmen. But it appears to be my last weeek in Las Flores, except if my companion gets his visa this week. Then i would be staying here, but that is very  unlikely. It is kinda funny because right now in this internet cafe i am listening to all the music that you like mom and dad. I little bit of sting, micheal jackson, i think cool in the gang or some other disco was playing too... it is pretty funny. i am enjoying my time in Las FLores and an realizing the great friendships that i have made here with all the members and the investigators. It has been a great experience. My companion and i are finding more people and teaching alot. it is great!! I love teaching and i love helping the people come closer to Christ because they recieve blessings in their life and they know that the message is true, not becasue we tell them or because it is logicall, even though it is the most logically gospel in the world, but they know that it is trues becasue they can feel the Spirit. That is one of the things that i have learned to love while here on the mission, is the greatness of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. I love it...it is soo great!! I have also realized that the Spirit is fragile and that we need to always, constantly be striving to have the spirit in our life. But the basics are for inviting the Spirit in our lives is reading the Book of Mormon and other scriptures and praying, going to church and keeping the commandments. I know that this chruch is true!!!
I hope that you all are safe and can have the wonderful guidance of the Holy Ghost in you lives. I love you all and i hope that you are all safe and well!!! My prayers and thoughts are with you!!!
Love Elder Shane Larson
ps...that was a funny joke hans

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 20, 2011

Hey Family!!!!!
HAPPY FATHRS DAY DAD!!!!!!!!  I am happy to have a father like you Dad!! I am one in 9 of the world with a perfect dad :D I liked your talk too. I am happy to hear from all of you and also from Hans. I am really enjoying life, and i have soo many blessing that it is unbelievable! I always get so happy talking to you and hearing from my family and friends because it seems like Heavenly Father put me in such a good position, that  i often wonder what i did to deserve all of this, and if i am doing enough to deserve allof this. I am also happy to hear that Jeff is out in the field. I love all the young men with whom i have grown up. They are all great examples and shall all be great leaders.
To answer your question mom, i live on the street Las Heras. about 2 blocks from the plaza españa. i wil have to send pictures next week. What happened is that i got a virus on my memory card and so it has been difficult to send pics.I will try to send tham next week.
This last week was good. We just keep working. I have only 2 weeks left in Las Flores. We are finding and talking people and all of them seem to be great candidates for baptism. I hope that they all can be baptised in the Church of Christ. I really like the mission because i always seem to find time to reflect and analize myself. I like that alot because i see my progression. It is an unforgettable experience and absolutely necesary.
We had a zone conference this week. There were a couple of main themes. Having personal revelation from the Holy Ghost and dont put obstacles in your path and mental boundaries. I loved the conference and i learned alot. Then i was able to give a talk on Sunday about the Holy Ghost and the importance of the personal revelation.
I love you all and i am thankful for all that you all do for me!! I hpe that you are all safe and can all have the wonderful companionship of the Holy Ghost always!!! ( I learned alot about that in a zone conference this week)I love you all and you are all in my prayers!!!
Love Elder Shane Larson

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 13, 2011

Hey Family!!!

This week went really god for me. Finally a week that was actually great!!! I am happy and thankful for a good week. I am also happy to hear about you all and that youare all doing good! I cannot beleive about that fire... crazy and that someone would actually start that... thats pretty dang crazy. !!!!
This week was good because we were able to find alot of people and they are all willing to listen and to find out for themselves if the message is true. We did a contact and this man came out and treated us really well, but we couldnt enter then but came back another day and hium and his wife were super interested. They had the perfect questions and we had the answers. they hungered to know the truth... it was way awesome and the Spirit was there.
Another story is that we found another lady and she wants to know what church is true and how she can know. We explained how she can know and about the Prophets and got really excited when she heard about the prophets it was soo fun teaching her because she was so surprised and intrigued.
I have felt the Spirit alot this week and that is way i was sooo happy. I love te4aching and sharing the Gospel as well as having the Holy Ghost as a companion.
I love you all and i hope that you all have a good week adn are safe!!! My prayers are with you all and i love you all!!!!!
Love Elder Shane Larson
I know a couple of people from American Fork. That is cool that Erik and Alesha are thinking about moving and i hope that they are happy.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June 6, 2011

Hey Family!!!!
How are you all doing? I thank you all for the letters that you all have sent me, they were great!!! I cannot believe that Brad is finishing his mission already... that seems a little crazy to me.
Things seem to be going the same here in Las Flores, there isnt really anything new going on and so i have not a whole lot to write about. I am sorry, but it seems to be like that.
However, this week a little girl that has a baptismal date finally came to church for the first time and is heading for her baptismal goal. so that is really good!!!
I am happy to hear that everybody is doing well there and that you completed a goal mom!!! That is great!!!!!!! I love the scriptures and they really help us follow Christ. I hape that Madison has a good time in AZ and that she can grower in the Gospel. Like Hans said, Madison, you are the example in you family and you can make a big difference and halp your family alot!!! Kepp up the good work in School too!!!
I hope that everybody is doing good!!! I thank  you all for you examples and all that you do for me!! I am doing good and staying happy!! I know that true happiness comes for the Gospel because i have seen it many times in my life. I love you all and hope that you all will have a good week!!!! My prayers are with you all!!!!
Love Elder Shane Larson
Dad-Thank you dad for the fast that you did for my benefit!!!!! Thank you soo much!!!!!!!!!!
Alex- Charity is very important. I think that one of the things  that is important is that you love God and Christ the best you can. And then you will understand the love they have for you and for all the children of God. As a missionary, You are a representative of Christ, therefore you will have to love others as  if they are you brother, becasue they are. At times it is hard, but when you love a person you will find out that it is easier to get alon with them and you will want the best for them, even though they might not understand what is best for them. Charity comes by hard work and alot of asking in prayer. It is hard at times but it is possible. Like Hans said, you will have to refrain from judging others but loving them and helping them recieve blessings.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

hEY fAMILY!!!!!!
Happy Birthday Matt!!! I hope that you had a good birthday!!!
I cannot believe how big Chloe is... that is really crazy!!!!! And grandma looks like she is in good health too!! I can tel that Buffy is looking older and that you mom are looking good too!!! That little baby ashton is a cute little guy with big round cheeks!!! haahaa Qué bonito!!!
I cannot belive that tere are gophers at the house.... that is really weird, especially because they dont care for humans... very interesting... but they are cool little guy too, just not friends of the garden. I am glad to hear that everybody is do good ther ein the house and that everything is going well. Not a whole lot happened here this week....
To tell you the truth mom, i am not going to be leaving Las Flores until the 4th of July. I know that i will be leaving during that time, because that is when the transfers are.
I have been thinking alot this week with the area and how we are progressing and what we are doing. I have ben thinking that the Gospel is perfect and that the mission is really preparing me for realy life. I always think that this is a huge blessing and that i am learning alot  so i can confront challenges further along in my life. I am very thankful for this opportunity and i am very thankful for the examples that you have all giving me since the beginning!!! I love you all!! Keep up the good work and the Lord will bless you!!!
Keep working hard Hans!! I know that the Lord is happy with you!!!
I love you all!!!!!! My prayers are with you all!!!!!!!!1
Elder SHANE larson!! :) :)