Monday, February 22, 2016


What's up guys!!

This week was awesome! The work is hastening for sure, especially here in Hagerstown! We picked up 3 new investigators this week, the Lord is making sure that we have people to teach and I'm not complaining! We couldn't do anything if it weren't for Him! 2 of our new investigators are the friends of some members in our ward who invited them to meet with us, so we went over and had dinner with the members and then afterwards taught their friends! It went really well and they are really interested in the church! So for all of you that have friends in mind that you think need the gospel, don't be afraid to invite them! There is no such thing as a failed invite!

Mary was interviewed by our district leader for her baptism and she passed and is ready to be baptized this Saturday! We got everything set up for her baptism and we are super excited! So is she! Unfortunately we are going to have to move Alvin's baptism back because of some health issues, but he will get there! And this week we put another one of our investigators on date to be baptized on March 26. His name is Larry and we found out that he is autistic (slightly) and is on the special olympic basketball team! So we get to go watch him play on March 5 which is gonna be awesome!

On the more spiritual side of things, we have been working with a less-active member named Brother Bunch since Thanksgiving. He is a Vietnam veteran and recently lost his leg due to exposure to Agent Orange in the war. But we visited this guy like twice a week for the longest time in the hospital. He has been bouncing back and forth from the VA to a bunch of different hospitals because he has a ton of medical issues and he refuses help from the nurses and doctors because of his severe PTSD. While we were visiting him last week with Elder Jaccard, he felt impressed that we should give Brother Bunch a blessing to help him slip easily into the spirit world if it is his time to go. So we gave him a blessing and we left with an assurance that the blessing we gave was needed. I have given many blessings to this very individual because of health issues in the past but the feeling I felt after that one was much different from the rest. It turns out that this brother passed away yesterday morning and I knew that was the best thing for him. It is amazing how the Spirit can work through us!

Also our investigator Lawrence is really struggling right now, he is going through radiation treatments for cancer every day and it doesn't look like he is going to be around much longer:( Please keep him in your prayers!

Anyways, I hope y'all have a good week!

-Elder Larson

Elder Peery and Elder Larson with Larry

We made a cake for Elder Jaccard's birthday

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