Monday, February 27, 2017

Just a Couple Blondes in a Very Puerto Rican World

So this week was great, I feel like I always say this but it's because it's true!!! Hna Josie and I had two baptisms yesterday of people that we found at the beginning of the transfer! Delfin (which translated to English means Dolphin) has been a joy to teach!! He's 42 and actually studied to be a preacher. He has completely fallen in love with the gospel and the Book of Mormon and always has great insights about what he has learned from our lessons. Oh! And Omar was also baptized and his story is INCREDIBLE!  We actually found him on the 18th because he was an old investigator of the elders that use to be here. He had received all of the lessons and had come to church a couple times but then lost contact with the missionaries. The day we found him he told us that he had really want to be baptized in our church but had lost hope when the missionaries stopped passing by. He accepted our invitation to be baptized on the 26th with a lot of excitement and is now looking forward to getting involved in institute!

I just feel so blessed to be on a mission and I cannot image my life without this experience. The church is true!! I know people say that all the time but I really mean it!! There is no way that it couldn't be!!

I hope y'all have a great week and that you enjoy the rest of your Monday!!

Les amo!!

Hna Larsen

My exchange with Hermana Pichule

Baptism of Omar

Baptism of Omar

Baptism of Omar and Delfin

Baptism Delfin

Pictures from February 21, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

West Side Best Side

Last week we had transfers and I got moved to an area called Mayaguez to be with Hna. Josie!!! It's on the opposite side of the Island than all my other areas and I kind of feel like I'm in a completely different mission here! But on the bright side, I'm right by the coast and this side of the island is known for its amazing beaches... well I guess that doesn't really matter because I can't actually visit the beach but it's still fun to know.
It was really sad saying goodbye to my other comp, Hermana Anderson!  She and I got along really well. Last Monday we decided that we wanted to do something crazy before we split up so we decided to dye my hair white-blonde! I was already really blonde but from the mixture of metallic water and long days in the sun, it was starting to turn a little yellow. So yes, I am now very, very blonde.
Anyway, I now live in a house with 4 sisters, 3 of us are blonde and come from Utah and Hermana Guevara is our cute Latina. We all get along great which is good because the house is tiny! But I love them and I'm so excited to be a Sister Trainer Leader in the Mayaguez zone!
I hope you have a great week and that you stay warm in Utah!!
Hna Larsen

Here's some pics from my last couple days with Hna. Anderson and my adventure in Mayaguez