Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 2, 2012

Hey Family!!!!
That is pretty crazy that you havent been home for new years in a while dad. But now that i think of it, i havent either hahaha. I am happy that you and mom were able to spend time together and that you two are doing well. That is a little funny about the classes that you had to take, but i am sure that it was a good experience. This week had also gone by pretty fast for me too. We have been pretty busy here and this week we will again be pretty busy. I think that the more you are busy, the faster time goes by.
We started off the last week well by finding a young girl by a reference from a member. She has been going through some hard times and she is very receptive to the messages. From what we seen now, she is going to be able to be baptized before the end of the month. Then we did some exchanges on tuesday and wednesday. those were good and we were able to halp some other elders out as well, so that was good. Thursday and friday we had some pretty good days at work and saturday was a little rougher. We ate at the house of the bishop and then we went home after we were done. At midnight i was woken up by the fireworks that everybody was throwing off in the neighborhood. They were throwing off alot and many of them were pretty loud and were pretty large as they exploded in the air. So i went back to bed soon after we saw the fireworks. Then sunday we worked all afternoon after the meetings in chruch. It was overall a good week and we are pretty happy about it.
Here in la plata there is a tradition that the people make big muñecos. they are like huge piñatas that are fiiled with explosives, aerosol cans and fireworks that are make them explode. i didnt see any explode but i saw them around. They are all huge and very cool looking. There are some that are really artistic. There were some of dragons, yogi the bear, the smurfs and alot of other things. they burn them in the middle of the night at several hours.
I love you all and i thank you for all of your support!!! I hope that everybody has a great week and that you are all safe!!! Tell Nathan and the family i say hi and that i love them all!!! Keep up the good work that you are all doing there at home!!! I know that the church is true and that we are truly Blessed!!! I hope that you all can start the new year off well!!! Happy New year!!!!
Alot of Love
Elder Shane Larson