Monday, March 28, 2016


What's good???

We had a crazy/amazing week here in the Dirty Burnie!! To start things off we had MLC in Columbia and Elder Carlson came to speak to us it was awesome! Super spiritual experience! We didn't get home until super late! By that I mean 11:30 lol.. Then we had district meeting and we all got super pumped! Which worked because right after Elder Burtenshaw and I went and picked up 4 new investigators!! The mom was a referral and her kids are all super cool! Her name is Pebbles and they are all super hood and super solid! They are all stoked about prophets and the Book of Mormon!! The best part is that there are 4 or 5 more people in their family that we could potentially pick up too! Super pumped!

On Thursday I went on exchanges into Brooklyn Park aka THE HOOD haha it was so sick! We tracted through Cherry Hill which is apparently the most dangerous place in America haha! When we were waiting for the light rail we saw some guy smoke crack and then he came over to us and told us that he just smoked crack and then we got a return appointment with him haha! And he lives in Glen Burnie so I was pumped about that! But pretty much everywhere we went people were telling us to be careful or to get out of the area before something happened to us. In that area it is less than 10% white people haha. Super fun!!

Saturday we found out that a lady got evicted so we went and helped her move so we had to ditch our plans for the night because we were in a completely different area and we were on bikes. So we prayed that we would be able to make an effective use of the rest of the night and that we would have some awesome opportunities to share the gospel. As we were walking through our apartment complex we came across a family that was moving into the 4th floor and they had a HUGE moving van packed to the top with stuff to move up to their new apartment and everyone there was super tired and ready to give up and then we came in and moved pretty much the entire truck up to their apartment and they were all amazed!! A bunch of them told us that we were answers to their prayers and that we were angels! So we are going back this week to teach them so we're pretty pumped about that!

Also last night we were walking around contacting and we taught a guy while he was smoking weed and he is super stoked about the gospel haha!! And we picked him up as an investigator! We might have gotten second hand high from it, I promise I don't have a problem with the Word of Wisdom hahaha!!!

Have a good week!!!

-Elder Larson


BALTIMORE: The Worst City in America

Sleeping Man (hopefully he's not dead)

Monday, March 21, 2016


What's up fam??

I hope y'all had an outrageous week! Cuz we did! The work has been kinda slow so we have been out contacting and knocking doors constantly trying to find some people to teach! I don't know why but we have been bashed by more people this week than I ever have my whole mission haha! They tell us to avoid bible bashing with people as much as possible because nothing good ever comes from bashing. We have a few investigators, one of them (Linda) has actually been coming to ward activities and church and stuff so hopefully we will be able to put her on date to be baptized! 

We picked up a new investigator yesterday, his name is Earnest and he is an OG (original gangster) in this area haha. Everytime we see him he tells us that we are his favorite white dudes and that we are "flippin(except he doesn't use that word) classy". It was actually really cool how we picked him up! Yesterday Elder Burtenshaw and I were as determined as you can get to find a new investigator because we hadn't found one all week and we were gonna do everything we could to find one. We stopped by everyone that we had on the plans and nothing was coming through and we tried knocking a ton of houses and we just kept getting bashed, Satan was trying to get us to give up! We went to go stop by Earnest's house but his car wasn't there so we tried knocking anyways and nobody answered:/ In frustration we started knocking at
all of his neighbors doors and still nobody was answering and then right as we were about to leave Earnest pulled up in his car with his Gucci glasses on and we taught him and picked him up as an investigator! Super sick miracle!

Also Elder Burtenshaw and I found out that we are going to get a mini missionary to join us in a couple weeks we are pumped! Other than that we have just been enjoying the work and meeting some awesome people!

I hope y'all have a good week!

-Elder Larson

7 Eleven Slurpee Day:)

Big Boiz

Monday, March 14, 2016


What's up fam??

I hope you all had a good week! It was very sad to say goodbye to all the people in Hagerstown/Antietam.  I don't know why but it was super hard to leave that crazy place! But I'm pumped to be here in Glen Burnie! My new companion is Elder Burtenshaw and he is a stud! This is his 3rd transfer, he plays baseball and football, he is my boy! My district is pretty dope too it's gonna be a good transfer!

The work has been going pretty good, we picked up some new investigators and had some solid lessons with our investigators and one of them came to church! Hopefully we see a bunch of baptisms here! I am giving a baptismal interview to some guy the other Glen Burnie elders are teaching this week who is getting baptized the next week! Stoked about that!

Anyways I hope y'all have a good week!

-Elder Larson
Elder Burtenshaw and Elder Larson

Monday, March 7, 2016

Goodbye Hagerstown:(:(

What's up fam!!

My last week in the Antietam ward was a good one!! I'm gonna miss this crazy place! I'm headed to Glen Burnie in Baltimore to be a district leader I'm pumped! It will probably be even crazier than Hagerstown! For real though I'm gonna miss the ward here and all of our investigators! It has been a good 7.5 months here in Hub City haha dang that's a long time!

We had a sweet lesson with our investigator Bob this week. To give you an idea about Bob, if he was a member of the church he would be a general authority! But he is really coming around and he loves the Book of Mormon! He's awesome! We had some sweet lessons with Vanessa, Alvin and with Larry as well! We got to go down to Edgewood Maryland (which is north of Baltimore) to watch Larry play in his special olympics basketball game! It was so much fun! Also we picked up another investigator, his name is Kevin and he was taught by missionaries before! The work is bumpin right now! I'm sad that I'll be leaving!

Anyways I hope y'all have a good week! 

-Elder Larson

Fishing with Brother Kane this morning

The Dream District

My Boy Johnmichael