Monday, April 13, 2015



Happy Easter erryone

Here is different that the good ol USA. There is no bunny who lays eggs of candy or anything. What they do on Friday is everyone eats this soup that is all types of marine animals because you arent supposed to eat any type of meat to honor when jesus was on the cross. Then on sunday for breakfast we had ´´Ressurecion soup´´ Lets just say i really missed the classic German Pancakes haha Also, there are people who act like the savior and have people beat them with whips and it is a disturbing thought to me. I am grateful for a savior and i know i dont have to suffer like him. 

The photos include a service project of building a house ( basically we moved dirt and bricks) but it was so blazing hot and the majority of the time just us gringos were goin hard but we made it a good time by making everything a game. 

Also, had a huge district activity so all the branches could enjoy each others company at the beach. It was fun playing soccer and enjoying others company. 

Conference we had a great turnout of investigators and less actives. 12 to be exact. I was so happy seeing each one just stroll in. I know each one of them heard exactly what they needed to because after we talked with them and it was so sweet to hear what they learned.

Beginning with WALTER, the day before we taught of tithing and fasting, and the first talk of conference eyring hit it out of the park. We asked walter later that evening what he has learned from the past month and he said, i really believe in the book of mormon, and i had questions of why we fast and pay tithing and they were answered in conference. We will see what happens this week, he doesnt want to be baptized too quickly he has a little fear. He is so funny he asked for a hymn book and pictures of the temples and everything. 

CRISTIAN our rock solid resuce! We came to EVERY SINGLE session of general conference. He told us that a few weeks ago his mom wanted him to train in the marines and he went to ask the place when he could join and they said come the following day. Cristian said he prayed and decided that a mission would be better for him. His prayer was reaffirmed in conference in priesthood session listening to the prophet talk of preparing to serve. He will pass the sacrament next week, and as we were filling out more goals we asked when he would want to serve, in a year from now, less? LESS!! 

I remember praying about a month ago to help this branch have a missionary serving, and the lord is responding quicker than i thought. The work is really his. Sometimes, i forget to recognize his hand in everything, but it is nice every week as i write to see all that the lord has prepared to be accomplished. During general conference i was thinking why has nobody mentioned baptism dont they know that there are so many people who arent members listening and then i was like duh almost all mentioned temple marriage and convenants in the temple. That truly is our goal in life, to get and remain in the temple. Baptism is just a step to get on the path. Grateful for temples. Everyone was asking me if i had been to the conference center, we are so blessed. Cant wait to go back. 

I read Helaman 10 and tried to imagine this 

and it came to pass as he was thus pondering inhis heart, behold, voice came unto him saying:
 Blessed art thou, Nephi, fothose things which thou hastdone; for have beheld how thou hast withunwearyingness declared the word, which havgivenunto thee, unto this people. And thou hast not fearedthem, and hast not sought thinown lifebut hast soughtmy willand to keep my commandments.
 And now, because thou hast done this with suchunwearyingness, behold, will bless thee forever; and willmake thee mighty in word and in deed, in faith and inworks; yea, even that all things shall be done unto theeaccording to thy wordfor thou shalt not ask that which iscontrary to my will.

I tried to imagine if i would feel comfortable getting this praise for my work here in Mollendo . There is so much more that i need to do and to pour my heart and sould into this work. At the end of the chapter the people still didnt listen. Sometimes we think our work is in vane because nobody is listening but i was reaffirmed this week when reading that it is OKAY, we are doing what we were called to do and that is what matters!
con amor
Hna Larsen

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