Monday, January 9, 2017


This week was fantastic, of course. It is super dang cold outside but it's a good thing that we have the Spirit of the Lord burning within us!!!! (Although it doesn't prevent frostbite). The humidity makes it so pretty much no matter how many coats/shirts/pants/socks etc. you have on, you basically have nothing on! Likely all the problem is just that I am really soft though..
Sick stuff happened this week!! To start it off, on Tuesday we went down to the DC temple to do baptisms for the dead with our recent converts, the Jeghedes!!! It was such an amazing experience! I can't even begin to tell you how strong the Spirit was there. They did temple work for some ancestors on Sister Jeghede's side and while we were there Brother Jeghede got so pumped up to come back and do the temple work for his ancestors too! It was such a cool experience! Also there was a temple worker there that I met at the beginning of my mission who at the time was very recently baptized. It's amazing how prepared so many people are for the gospel and how well they are progressing so shortly after they are baptized! The Jeghede's daughters are already talking about where they want to go on their missions to. The Lord's work is hastening!!
On Wednesday we had transferred and Elder Carlson got transferred up to Pennsylvania but Elder Howard came in to replace him and he is a stud! He is from Denver, CO and has been out about 20 months. It's gonna be a good transfer!
For 2017 I made a goal that I would find 2 new investigators to reach the standard of excellence every week and on Sunday night at dinner time we still hadn't found any yet for last week... There goes that goal haha.... NOT!! We had a lot of stuff that we had to take care of this week so we didn't have a ton of time to work but Heavenly Father always comes in clutch when we need him to. After dinner last night we went out and found 2 new investigators without any fret. Such a miracle! First we picked up Norman and we taught him outside his house which was super cold but it was well worth it! Then we picked up Brandon and he is super cool! He was a referral from a member in the Jones Falls ward. And we have a bunch of investigators that are still plugging along, getting closer and closer to baptism!
Have a good week!!
-Elder Larson

Sister Jeghedes postin up at the temple 

The Jeghedes

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