Monday, February 20, 2017


Gucci ,

This week was Gucci. You already know that it was super crazy aka lit fire swag #300!!! A bunch of crazy stuff happened this week, both good and bad. So I'm gonna start off with the bad first... SO on the day of her baptism,,,,,, Katrina woke up super sick with a very bad fever. Dang, that is not lit fire swag #300!!! In case you are unaware, the adversary works SUPER hard with our investigators the week before (and especially the day of) their baptism. And he is very obvious about it too! BUT, fear not because the Lord is at the head of this work. Katrina has cancer of the bones so her immune system is weak because of all the chemo therapy that she was devastated that she had to miss her baptism but she will be getting baptized in a few weeks when she is fully recovered. Keep her in your prayers!

Now it's time for the lit fire swag #300 news! Elder Jones just got transferred here last week and he is a stud!!! We are gonna have the sickest transfer and get so much work done! He's from American Fork, UT (fun fact- only my second (of 11) companion from Utah!) We've already had a ton of fun and seen some crazy miracles. This last week we picked up a new investigator, Sebastian, on Monday. He is the one that showed up to church with his family that has been less active but is coming back. Anyways, on Friday when we went back to teach him, he already got an answer about the Book of Mormon! While he was reading it he received a some very important personal revelation and he recognized that it was because he was reading the Book of Mormon so he knows that it is true! So we put him on date for March 11, so money!! He's solid! March 11 is gonna be a good day, Katrina, Greg, Sebastian and Troy should all be getting baptized on that day. That's what's up!

Anyways, I hope y'all have a lit fire swag #300 week!!! You know we will in BMORe!

-Elder Larson

The only nice place in Baltimore!:)

Dolphins Crib!!  @ BMore Aquarium!!!

Elder Jones (5 head)

Monday, February 13, 2017



What's good? This week was awesome! First of all, we had 3 baptisms on Saturday! Renee and her daughter Rebecca and then Samara all got baptized this last week! It was such a sick experience! Funny story behind the baptism: we went to the church an hour and 15 mins before the baptism started to start filling up the font and then we went to go print out the baptism programs and we didn't find out until 25 minutes before the baptism that we forgot to put the fonts plug in! Oops!!! So we didn't have nearly as much water in the font as we would have preferred for the baptism, in fact it barely went over our knees, but it all worked out! I got to baptize Renee and the first time, I'm not gonna lie, we were not even close to getting her all the way under the water haha.... But somehow miraculously the second time she was fully immersed and it all worked out! I was super nervous about that! Rebecca and Samara weren't a problem at all thank goodness! It was awesome though!

On top of that we have been seeing all sorts of other amazing miracles! Greg is another one of our investigators and he came to their baptism and is looking forward to his in the beginning of March. Katrina is going to be getting baptized this Saturday which we are really pumped about that! Picture in your mind what you think a typical older, super positive, Hallelujah, Baltimore black lady would be like, and that is Katrina!! She is the best!! The week after that Troy, Renee's son, is getting baptized as well. He came to church yesterday and he was telling us that he is super glad that he did because while he was in church he opened up his Book of Mormon and the first thing that he read was about baptism, so he knows that he needs to get baptized now! Super dope! Also we had a less active family in our ward show up to church (they are from Africa) and the were all in these sick ritualistic robes and they told us that their cousin just moved in with them and that he wants to be baptized so we are going by today to go teach him! Super cool! Good stuff is happening here!

Also yesterday we got our call-outs and we found out, to our surprise, that Elder Howard is getting transferred and I'll be staying here for another one. Dang! I'm super excited to be staying but I'm gonna miss Elder Howard! Elder Jones will be my new companion, he came out with me!

I hope y'all have a good week!

-Elder Larson

Rolls Royce in Bmore

We get that money!

Ferrari on the same day we found the Rolls Royce, dang!


Renee and Rebecca!!

L to R: Troy, Marvin, Renee, Rebecca, Tyion #TheSquad


Monday, February 6, 2017


What's up??

I hope y'all had a crazy but fantastic week this week. This week was temple week so we got to go down to the DC temple on Friday it was awesome! Every time I go there I learn so much and receive a bunch of revelation! The DC temple is the best too, it's super pretty!

On Tuesday we went on exchanges with the assistants and that was a ton of fun. On exchanges you see some of the best miracles!! On Wednesday we had MLC in Frederick all day long and at night we had our Book of Mormon class and Katrina came to that and loved it! Interviews were on Thursday and Renee came so that she could be interviewed by our mission president and she passed! Her and her daughter Rebecca will be getting baptized this Saturday, we're so excited!!

Also this week we had 4 investigators come to sacrament meeting! Renee, Rebecca, Katrina and Greg were all there and loved it! It's always a good thing when investigators love church here especially on fast Sunday because in testimony meetings in Baltimore some crazy stuff is said hahaha.... I've heard multiple people swear over the pulpit bearing the testimonies (don't worry it was in an positive (kinda) way). But it's ok when people are converted by the Spirit then things usually work out good!! Katrina is on date to be baptized on February 25 and Greg is on date to be baptized on March 4. Money!! Greg was taught by the Jones Falls elders and they put him on date but they found out that he actually lives in our area so now we are teaching him haha! Yay!! Samara Goodwin will also be getting baptized this Saturday, it's gonna be a good week! Also this last week we picked up Daisy (Purnell's wife) and Deandre (Renee's nephew) as investigators! 

I hope y'all have a fantastic week!

-Elder Larson

Bal-rat (Baltimore rat) in comparison to Elder Howard's foot

Chesapeake Squad

Elder Howard and Elder Larson