Tuesday, September 13, 2016


What's up guys??

This week was awesome! Highlight of the week (no offense BYU fans) was when I heard in stake conference on Sunday that Utah won!! Just kidding the highlight of my week was teaching repentance;) Also we are emailing today instead of Monday (yesterday) because yesterday we had a mission conference with Elder Robert C. Gay of the Quorum of the 70, it was awesome! It is amazing to hear from general authorities, they are all so inspired! It's also amazing to see how much they have to give up to be general authorities (I'm not even gonna tell you how many huge companies Elder Gay owned before he was called to be a mission president) it is inspiring! And on top of that, this Saturday we get to hear from 3 general authorities!! Elder Oaks (yes the apostle), Elder Robbins, and Elder Calderwood are all coming here to Frederick (woah) for a special mission tour on Saturday!! Super pumped!!

We saw some pretty sweet miracles this week! We got a referral from the Frederick elders of this family that literally just showed up to their ward on Sunday looking for a new church and it turns out they live in our area so we went over and started teaching them! Their names are Ashley and Regime and they have 3 boys, they're super cool! The best part about it is that they asked their neighbor (the Walkersville sister's investigator) which church they should go to and she told them to go here! They came to stake conference on Sunday which was cool too.

Friday was one of those days... We had a bunch of appointments and they all fell through and they were all super far away from each other so we bike like 700 miles (not really that much) and we were both super tired and almost bummed out (still optimistic). Towards the end of the day we had dinner all the way up in Walkersville and an appointment all the way down in Frederick and we got to our dinner appointment and they weren't there but they called us and said they were coming, long story short we were late for our next appointment and we were biking super hard to get there to tell them we were sorry for being late and we'll reschedule because it's already super late. Then out of nowhere, Brian, our investigator pulled over and picked us up (conveniently he has a bike rack on his car) took us to our appointment and then took us to McDonalds afterwards, such a homie!! Miracle!!

Funny story of the week: on Sunday I got to give a baptism interview to a lady and her 2 girls (ages 9 and 10) and they were hilarious! With the 9 year old the topic of marriage got brought up and she said she was never gonna get married "Why don't you wanna get married?" "Because my mom almost got married but she didn't because her boyfriend cheated on her. I don't even know what that means??? What does that mean?? Did he cheat in a game?? Why was she so sad????" The whole time I was biting my lip trying so hard not to start laughing! Then later she asked "When I get baptized will my skin turn from brown to white?" "No" "I want to look like Jesus and Jesus has white skin, why can't I have white skin like Jesus?" "Yikes".

Have a good week!

-Elder Larson
Maryland Baltimore Mission at Conference

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