Monday, October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween everybody! This week was pretty fun. We're preparing a sweet 10 year-old girl for her baptism for this coming week, and we're hard at work en la obra del Señor! (In the Lord's work)We also had our Multi-Zone meeting, where I got to participate in the choir. It went really well! We all loved it. We had different stations where we learned about being spiritually clean, physically clean, and also about the importance of a clean environment. I know that all three of those things are so so important! The Spirit is very sensitive, and we shouldn't expect Him to lower His perfect standards so that we can have His constant companionship, we must rize to the challenge! Spiritually, physically, and including in the environments that we enter and create. It was a wonderful Conference. We had a competition to see who could find different phrases from the White Bible the fastest, and I NEVER win those kinds of competitions, but I won three this time! Yaaay! Also, one of our investigators came to church for the first time this week!! We had a great week. Sure love this work! And you guys too!

--Hna. Larsen

So, Hna. Soto and I dressed up as each other for Halloween today. We asked a very sweet member to take a picture for us, and she accidently took a video. haha So, here's a video of our Halloween costumes! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016
El Bautismo y el programa de la Primaria!

She's María Dolores. The man is the Bishop here in Los Reyes, the two boys in the green jackets are her twins, and the other little one is her nephew. There're the sweetest. =) 

Monday, October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016

Hola everyone! I hope you all had an AMAZING week! I sure did! Because this week waaaas...

This was the first time I could go to the temple my whole mission! And I LOVED IT! Before we went, we had a devotional with President and Sister De Leon, where President talked about the Bible story where the woman who had the blood problem had the faith to be healed just by touching the hem of Christ's robe. He told us about what it was that healed her, and not all of the other people in the crowd, who were also touching Him. Her faith. He then went on to let us know that that's how the temple can be for us. It is not the place to go to repent, we should do that before we enter, but he told us that, if we prepare, if we enter worthily, and if we have that faith, the temple can heal us too. I really felt that this last week. The temple has an amazing way of helping us to see the world clearly. The things that don't actually matter flee from our minds, so we can feel the peace of the Lord. "La paz os dejo, mi paz os doy; yo no os la doy como el mundo la da. No se turbe vuestro corazón ni tenga miedo." Juan 14:27. I love the temple. It is the most important goal that one can have to be worthy to enter to that sacred place. And it's possible for everyone. We are all invited to strive to live worthily to enter into the Lord's House.
I also had the wonderful opportunity this week to go to the temple's visitor's center on Saturday with Maria Dolores and her two ferternal twins, Angel and David. It was very very special. We got to learn about what people do in the temple, how families can be together forever, and we watched the Joseph Smith movie. I love that depiction of the prophet, Joseph Smith. My companion was telling me, afterwards as we talked about the movie, about how Joseph Smith showed through his actions, how good, and kind and thoughtful of a person he is (Mat. 7:16). How much he really loved people. And then, knowing how loving of a person he was, could anyone really believe, that he would allow all of his familiy, friends, and loved ones suffer for a cause that wasn't true? I know that he stuck to it because he knew of it's truthfulness. He really did see God the Father and Jesus Christ in the sacred grove. I know because I have felt it testified to me through the Holy Ghost after studying and pondering it out in my mind. (Mat. 16:13-17) I love you all. And I know that these things are true, and if any of you reading this haven't come to know of it's truthfulness, or if you have any doubts, or even if it's just been a while, I invite you to read the fruits of the prophet Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and then ask God the Eternal Father in the name of Jesus Christ if these things are not true. I know that if you do so with a sincere heart, with real intent, and having faith in Christ, God will reveal the truthfulness of these things to you through the Holy Ghost. (Moroni 10:3-5). I testify of the truthfulness of these things in Christ's name, amen.
I love you all. =) Enjoy your wonderful new week.
--Hna. Larsen

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016
this week

Yay! another wonderful week in the mish. 
I've told you all about Maria Dolores, right? She's really been progressing SO WELL and this week she took a HUGE step with her faith in Christ! This week, after meditating how she felt in the Conference, and noticing how she feels as she reads the Book of Mormon, she quit her job working for the Catholic church on Sundays so that she can keep the Sabbath day holy and go to church with her two sons! And so she was there are church for her first time this Sunday, 10 minutes early, and everything. She is wonderful! And incredible example of faith! And she is looking for a new job now, and we're working on seeing what we can do to help, but please pray for her! So that she can find a new job soon that will fit her needs! 
We are meeting some new and wonderful people. We had some great lessons and now have some people excited to read and pray about the Book of Mormon! Yes! 
I'm our of time! Again! I love you all! Bye! Happy week! 
--Hna. Larsen

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016
I knew there was something I was missing…

Guys! I'm super sorry! But I super forgot to write until right now! And I don't have time, which stinks because this week was awesome! Ahhh! Lo siento mucho! Les amo un montón! Tenga una buena semana! Les amo! 

--Hna. Larsen 

Here is what google translate says that she said...

I am so sorry! I love you a lot! Have a nice week! I love you!