Monday, July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

Dear Family,

How is everybody doing this week? Thank you for the messages and for your support. Thank you all for writing. I am happy that you had a good experience with your aunt Dad, and that really shows how blessed we are for being in the Gospel and knowing these great gospel truths. I know that your aunt is resting from all of the griefs and pains of the world that she had been experiencing. 
Congradulations Hans!! That is way cool that you are an asistant to the president. That means that you are a great missionary and that your President has alot of confidence in you, and even more, the Lord has alot of confidence in you. I am happy that you are having fun and that you have that new responsability. Keep up the good work!!
That is way cool that you, mom and dad, were able to go up to the mountains and spend time with grandad and grandma. It has been about a year and a half since i have seen a mountian so i can just imagine the beautiful white mountains. I love nature and i love to ponder upon the beautiful creations of our Father in Heaven! In fact, where i am at there arent even hills, so i miss seeing mountains, but there are some pretty amazing fields here.
This week we were just working like always. It rained and there are very few paved streets here, so the mud is a little coplicated, but it is all good. We have been teaching several people and i have realized that love is really important in the work. I knew that it was and i want ot help the people here because i love them. This week we were talking to a lady that we have been teaching for a week, but she always refuses to be baptized. i felt alot of love for her this last lesson that we had because she doesnt understand, but has felt the spirit before. I felt a little sad that she hasnt accepted baptism yet, but i know with a little more effort , she will get there. 
Thank you for all that you do!! I love you all and you are always in my prayers!! I am happy and i am very grateful to be in the mission and to be able to help out the people of Argentina gain salvation. I hope that you all have a good week!!! Be safe and always remember to read and pray!!

Love Elder Shane Larson

How is Erik and Alesha? Have they found a house yet? How is everybody else? 

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011

Hey Family!!!!
This last week went really good for me!!! I ws blessed to be able to partake in the baptism and confirmation of 2 investigators. It was a great meeting and i felt really good. I remember right before the baptism i was feeling the spirit strong, i was feeling really happy. The baptism was great and yesterday they were confrimed members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Dzy Saints. There was a boy that is 8 and is grandmother that is 61.
We are working good here and my companion and i area having fun. We are trying to find prepared people to baptize. I think that we are working good, adn my companion and i get along good. The place is really cool and the branch is really friendly. I really hope that we can see more success here. I know that we will be able to!!!
I am really thankful for the mission. I know that Christ is my Saviour and that we are our Father in Heaven´s children. Everybody has problems and challenges in thier lives, but the Gospel offers the answer to whatever problem that exists. It is for everybody , everywhere no matter what situation, nor race, nor econmical standing. I love sharing the gospel and i like being happy. I know that happiness comes from living the Gospel and those who live the Gospel are happy, because happiness is the blessing to obedience. It was great to see the face of the lady that was baptized this last week. She was soo happy!! I know that God has a plan for every one of his children. He wants everybody to be happy and that is why he sent us here to earth, but sadly those that arent happy are because they dont understand what it takes to be happy. I love the Gospel and i love my Father in Heaven. I am truly grateful that i was born in a loving family and that i have such great influences in my life. Thak you all!! I love you all and i hope that you are all safe!!!
My prayers are always with you!!!1
Lots of LOVE Elder Shane Larson
Ya yo topata thats guarani for see you later

Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

Hey Family!!!!
Hows it all going there?? That was a pretty crazy storm i heard about and i also saw pictures of it too... plus it was on the news here too so wow, a world reknown dust storm is pretty crazy!! This week was pretty good. I am happy that i am out of Las FLores, not because i dont like Las Flores, but it was pretty small and there wasnt a whole lot to do because of the circumstances. I am very grateful to have served there and to have been able to help some people come unto Christ. The friends that i had made there to are eternal, i know that for sure. 

Here is really calm too. I like this place alot!!! The members are soo nice and they help us and everything and they all have a love for the missionaries, it is truly a blessing. And to tell you the truth, i have met some of the people here before,  so that was pretty interesting to find out. The area is a good area to work to. We seem to have alot of investigators and we find a good amount of people here. The pension is a nice pension and there are basically 4 of here because we live 2 feet from the pension of the other elders. I am the only one from the us here so i like that alot because i can practice my espaƱol more.

My companion is really cool and we get along very well. He is a good elder and he likes to work hard so i am happy with the situation that i am in. It is all good here. This week i had a little cold, but i am all good now.

Something interesting is that where i am at now, there are alot of paraguayos. (people from paraguay) so i am trying to see if i can learn a little bit of Guarani, which is the language of paraguay. It is pretty much like a native language but we visit families that talk in this language so i am going to see what happenes. It is funny because they speak in guarani to there family in front of my comp and i and we dont understand anything, for that reason we are trying to learn a little bit.

I am doing great overall fami. I hope that you are all good!! i am glad that everyting is going good for you mom and that dad is excited to run a marathon again... and i would like to see  if i could run a marathon. I will tell you one thing, i have to run alot when i get home so i can get back in shape because i am far from that right now. 

I love you all and i hope that you are all doing well!!! My prayers are with you all!!

Love Elder Shane Larson

congrats Alesha and Erik!!! 

Be safe everybody

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4, 2011

Hey Family!!!!
Bueno, today i was transferred. I am now in a place called El Parque in Florencio Varela. This is the 3rd time that i am in this city. I am happy to have been able to work in Las Flores, and i am also happy to be able to leave and to meet more people and work with others. I am now with another peruvian. His name is Elder Tantacucho. He just started the mission only 9 weeks ago so he is still new, but i am excited to have him as a companion and to work with him. He is from Chiclau, Peru, as like ELder Espinoza, a former companion of mine. 
Other than that, i ended my time in Las Flores well. On saturday we had a baptism of a little 9 year old girl, but it didnt go as planned. The mother got mad because of a problem that there was and almost left, but the baptism came out good so that was all good. The only thing bad that happened is that the girl got sick andcouldnt go to church to be confirmed, so next week she will be confirmed. 
It is been pretty cold here these past couple days, with even ice over puddles and frozen due. The humidity makes it even colder and after a thermal shirt, long sleeves, and 2 sweaters, the wind makes you feel like you are wearing a short sleeve. I am happy and i am doing good here. I love you all and i hope that you are all safe and having fun up ther!!! Happy 4th of July by the way!!! My prayers are with you all!!!!! Thank you for all your prayers and for the package mom!!! Everything in there is delicious!!! as well i loved the pictures and i like it when you send pics!!!! Tell the kids that i love them and to be safe!! I love you all!!!!!!

Love Elder shane Larson

I hope that Erik and Alesha can get the jobs that they wanted in Utah so they can continue to progress!
How is the rest of the family doing? Oh, yesterday some members gave me a mate, my first mate cup!!! So erik por ahi when i get home we can probarlo otra vez. 
If you want tohear some good spanish music, erik, look up Carlos Baute or spanish rap, porta thats what i am talking about.

I love you all!!!!!!!!!