Monday, December 26, 2016

December 26, 2016
Christmas week

Hello and Happy Day after Christmas, everyone! I hope you all were able to enjoy it with your families! Christmas week is always SO special to me, in the misión it's special too, but a Little difficult, because the work moves a Little slower during vacations. Actually, we were ordered NOT to proselyte (spelling is out the window at this point, sorry, I have no idea how to spell that one. proselite? proseleight?) the 24th or the 25th. ! Which for me was CRAZY. But it's because, really, here in Mexico, there are a LOT of parties, lots of drinking that happens, and the 24th they stay up until about 1 or 2 in the morning partying, so all day the 25th, they want to sleep, and they don't really like two girls knocking on their doors. So, we had permission to watch a movie as a zone, do a present inter-change, and the eat with the members. Oh, and to talk with our families. ;) So that's what we did! (NEVER HAVE A FELT SO LAZY IN ALL MY MISSION LIFE EVER!!!)

As a zone, we watched 'Un Gran Dinosaurio' (a great dinosaur?) and I only cried a Little bit. ;) We also had our Christmas dinner in President's house. It was so much fun! Hna. Garcia and I got to be in charge of an hour and a half of games, and it went really well!

My highlights of the were two, ONE, President accompanied us for a lesson, but on the way, we found a man and his daughter walking on the sidewalk, and they asked us, while we were in President's car, where a city was. Turns out, the city was far far away, and they had been mugged and robbed and had been walking for over an hour to get to a train station, to try to get home to a DIFFERENT STATE. Let me just say that our President is SUCH a good example of charity and service, I was hesitant to know if they were telling the truth or not, and I gave the daughter some outerwear that I had, seeing as she was shivering, and my companion gave them some pamphlets on the Plan of Salvation and the Restauración of the Gospel, and President payed for an UBER (safer type of taxi) and for their train tickets home. They were SO touched, that they promised President to look up the missionaries there where they're from. And, seeing as the man is a salesman of electronic goods, offered President a flat screen. haha he turned it down, but later, during the Christmas dinner that we had at President's, he received a phone call, and it was that man! Saying that he and his daughter had read the pamphlet's and that they had brought him a lot of peace, and that they were going to look for the missionaries! (still). ! What a neat Christmas treat that was for us.


And the second was talking with my family. =) I sure love them. How blessed I am to have each one of them in my life. =)

Love you all! Happy new year!

--Hna. Larsen

más fotos de Navidad

A few of the missionaries who were there.

President in his Christmas tree hat (bad quality, sorry)

And Hna. Garcia and myself

December 19, 2016
La Pastorela

Shout out to dad's b-day:

The Elders´new fashion.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December 14, 2016
Shayna's testimony of the Savior for the Cedar Hollow 2nd ward Christmas party

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December 12, 2016
What a week!

Well, we're busy preparing for Christmas here in México, and trying to "Illuminar el Mundo" with the cute Christmas pass-along cards that they've given us. Today was the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe... (I'm not really sure who she is, but she's like a Latin Virgin Mary that everyone has alters of here), so that was fun. We're preparing for the Ward Christmas party this coming Saturday, and it's chilly at nights and baking at mid-day! haha gotta love the misión. Thanks to some very thoughtful and loving people in my life I had the opportunity to celebrate my birthday on Wednesday in a very special way. I sure am grateful for these sweet people here in Mexico. =) Also! We have a new investigator, Laura, who came to church for the first time yesterday! She brought her 5 year-old daughter Alin, and Alin LOVED IT. It was really great to see this step towards Christ that they made for the first time this week! Wahoo!

Sure love you! Here are some pictures:

They both slammed their thumbs in the car door. The Apple doesn't fall too far from the tree I suppose. ;)

Monday, December 5, 2016

December 5, 2016
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Monday, November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016
fotos de la semana

Here is me on divisions with Hna. Gomez. She's from Texas. She was in the Airforce. And she is AWESOME! Because of her, I'm seriously considering joining the military.

Then Hna. Garcia and I with Hna. Sarahi (a member here in the Ward. She says hi). Today she showed us how to make some of her truffles which are HEAVENLY!!!

The next pictures are from today. We went and played basketball with some other missionaries and with some investigators and members. It was fun!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November 21, 2016

I just sent some photos, but SOOOME of which, show one of the biggest temporal highlights of my mision! Dun dun dun DUN!!! 


The FIRST time in more than 15 months, and it felt just like coming home. =) Kirkland logos everywhere, people buying things at super good prices in BULK, I loved every second. =) The very sweet Buenrostro family took us today. Sure love them! 

Also, something pretty cool that happened this week, I got a new calling! a DISTRICT LEADER. 

... yeah, no. I super thought it was apostacy too. And technically my title is not "District Leader"... but my zone leader told me that I have ALL the functions of a District Leader, except that I don't do divisions with anyone. So... That was crazy. I gave my first class in our weekly meeting this last Tuesday on faith and obedience, and I planned my first district service project where we helped Maria Dolores sew some bags. So it's going well so far! 

Later, we had a stake activity this Saturday called viaje Hawaii! And it was really fun! But I have 0 time to tell you about it because the internet is closing early for a holiday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Happy late birthday Grandma Lois Jean! 


Hna. Larsen 

Un miembro del Barrio en los Reyes