Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016

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September 19, 2016
It's not easy being Green...

Monday, September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016
The Show de Talentos, versión: Los Reyes

Hey all! This week was an adventure. haha 

Hna. Soto got sick for her first time on the mission! Wahoo! ;) No, but she's fine now. She just had a few stomach problems, but she's all good to go and working hard. 

We had house checks too, we cleaned the house a ton in preparation, and I got a 10 out of 10! yaaay! I love house checks. =) 

We also started giving English classes and piano classes. We had a pretty good group for the first week, and we just hope that it keeps growing! 

And we had our ward talent show! It went really well. The Relief Society performed a couple of dance numbers, the Bishop and his wife sang a couple of duets, an investigator sang a couple of songs, Hna. Soto and I sang as she played the piano, and a few kids performed their talents as well. =) It was awesome. 

We also had a zone activity today where we all went to an institute building to ´play air hockey, ping-pong, fooseball, and such. It was fun. =) 

I'm coming down with a sore throat, and I have trouble talking right now, I'll be fine, I'm just worried because a 70 is going to come this week and he might interview all of the leaders of the mission, and WHAT IF I CAN'T TALK! Pray for me and my health, please! haha It'll all turn out fine, but we'll see how that goes. 

This week, we had a few lessons with an investigator, Maria Dolores. She's an amazing woman who has a ton of faith. She works on Sundays, but wants to keep the Sabbath day holy, so we fasted with her this last week so that she can have the strength she needs to keep God's Commandments. She's really great and is progressing so much! She's very receptive to the Spirit and we're just praying so much that all will keep going well with her. Pray for her too, please! 

Sure love you all! Happy week! 

--Hna. Larsen 

Monday, September 5, 2016

September 5, 2016

Hola everyone! This week went well. We're learning and growing and loving it. =) 

This change, I'm the Sister Training Leader for 3 companionships, and with each of the girls, we're going on divisions, so 6 days on divisions, and then we have 2 with our sister training leaders, so at the end of these 42 days of the change, 8 of those days will have been on divisions. It's gonna be awesome. We did one this last week with some sisters who are just ROCKSTARS! They work so hard and help me to do so as well! I sure love learning from them! 

This week we had a leadership council, that went well. I forgot to bring my journal here to the internet, so I can't remember a lot of what I learned, but one thing that stuck was that we, as leaders, should lead, correct, and guide though true knowledge and love for these people. That's one of the ways that the Savior taught. We talked about how leading by obligating can bring a lot of results, but it's not the way of the Lord, which should be our goal. So, our goal as leaders should be to help these people to choose the right by their own agency and choice and desire. D&C 58: 28-29. The council we had helped me a lot, I sure enjoyed it. 

Hna. Soto and I are preparing a number for the Talent Show we're having this week, and I have to sing a high F, which is at the end of my range, so we're working on that right now. haha wish me luck! 

I love the fact that this Gospel isn't meant to be lived alone! This life isn't meant to be endured or enjoyed alone either. That's why we have families! That's why we have the church! That's why we seek out the best friends! I am so blessed on my mission from great friends and companions and a great family! They help lift me and bless me so much! How great is our Heavenly Father in helping us to know that we are never alone! I hope that each of you will accept the help that others offer, and strive to be the kind of person who lifts other up instead of tearing them down, and to surround yourself with those kinds of people as well. 

I sure love you all, and I testify that thanks to this wonderful plan, and thanks to Christ's sacrifice, we are NEVER alone! In the sacred name of Jesus Christ, amen! 

Enjoy your week, y'all! 

--Hna. Larsen 

From the leadership conference. That's Hna. Gamero & Hna. Sanchez. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

August 31, 2016
It's a girl!