Monday, October 31, 2016

Feliz dia de Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!!! 

For all of you who do not already know this (cough cough Katie) PR does in fact celebrate Halloween. Today we had an activity with our zone where we went and played soccer and ate pizza, it was great!!! While we were out frolicking around on the soccer field, one of the elders saw an iguana and so naturally he had to go try and tame it. He was unsuccessful but he did manage to pick it up and one of the animal rescue workers that was in the park with us helped me hold it.... I was terrified and trying really hard not to drop it. I will never attempt to hold an iguana ever again but I can now check off "take a picture with an iguana" from my bucket list.
This week we were able to see many miracles and find a lot of old investigators from missionaries who have served here in the past. One lady told us that she had been really looking forward to getting baptized but that the missionaries never came back to teach her. I'm really excited to see how this next week goes!! 
Feliz dia de Halloween a todos and eat lot of candy for me!!

Hna Larsen

Monday, October 24, 2016

La Gran Caida (The Great Fall)

Buenos Dias!!!

Every 3rd Thursday of each month we have to do 3 hours of service to the house where we are living. Well last Thursday it was our turn to clean the screens and windows. Simple, right? I know that compared to my companion I appear to be a giant, but my 5'5ft self was unable to reach the top of the 6ft windows. I had the brilliant idea to stand on top of a metal chair because we don't own a ladder. I failed to take into consideration that my shoes were wet and as I was reaching on my tip-toes to clean the top of the windows, my foot slipped and I went tumbling down. The actual fall didn't hurt me but I did get a pretty bad bruise from the chair that was mixed in there!

This week our investigator Anna Maria accepted a baptismal date and she came to church with us yesterday!! She's actually our neighbor and she's in a wheel chair so we left early yesterday to help get her ready and then we wheeled her to church. She loved it!

Here's some pictures of the sisters in my zone, cleaning day, 

as well as a picture of my attempt to make "home-made" brownies.... yeahhhh box brownies and store bought frosting just aren't the same!

Tengan Buenos dias!! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Buenas Tardes!!

I really wish that it was acceptable to walk around in bright colored rain boots, it would just make my life 10x more comical!! So yes, there is a hurricane in some part of the ocean and it has caused us to receive a little bit (aka a lot) of rain!! It's great fun!!

This week was really great!! We had to get creative but we were able to find new investigators and they want to keep their commitments and everything!! It's amazing how the Lord works!! I'm not going to lie, I was terrified to start fresh with basically no one to teach! Monday night we had a FHE with some recent converts and I felt discouraged because we had no investigators to invite. As we were talking to the sister whose house we were at, I noticed one of her neighbors was outside. I felt impressed to ask the sister about her neighbor. She explained that this neighbor is passing through a hard time and then turned to me and said "Let's go visit her together on Wednesday!". Well Wednesday came around and we had a very spiritual lesson and she even accepted to be baptized!! I'm super stoked!!!

We had a mission reunion this morning and we were able to share our testimonies and thoughts about general conferences and I was able to see all of my companions and friends!! So I hope you enjoy the pictures from that!! But yes that's basically the gist of my week and I hope you enjoy the rest of yours!!

Les amo!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Conference Weekend

Buenos Dias!!!

This week was full of the usually ups and downs of the missionary life!

Ups: We had General Conference and I was able to see a couple friends
from Utah!! I loved the conference and I was able to receive a lot of
answers that I have been seeking.

Downs: we had to drop all of our investigators and start from
scratch... this week will be a great week of contacting!! I know that
by doing this we will be blessed and led to the people who are willing
to accept us and listen to our message. I know I should be worried for
this week but I'm actually really excited to see how it goes!!

Here's some of the pictures from this weekend!! I hope you enjoy the

rest of your Monday!!

Friends from Utah

The District