Sunday, July 16, 2017


Hey guys!

We had a good week out here in Maryland! Our preparation day was moved to Tuesday because it was the 4th of July, so we got to get out on Monday and hit the pavement! We had a ton of appointments so we were running around like crazy! It was good stuff! For the 4th of July we had a BBQ cookout with our zone and it was tastey!!! Elder Burtenshaw and I were on the grill. Then we played some ball re-assuring me that I am in fact out of shape. Then Elder Burtenshaw and I hiked up into the mountains and threw up the hammocks, it was some much needed rehab time for my weakened body. Later that night we got to stay out a little bit later and watch some fireworks here in Columbia on the lake, it was a good time!

Wednesday we got back to work and went on exchanges with the zone leaders from the Eldersburg ward. Elder Simmons came here to Columbia with me and we had a good exchange! We picked up Mylea as a new investigator and it was a solid lesson! At the beginning she told us about all the concerns and things she had heard about the church and we didn't even address them! We taught her the doctrine of the Restoration and every one of her concerns was resolved by the end of the lesson. It was pretty sweet to see how the Spirit was working with her. She closed the lesson with a very real intended prayer, there aren't too many things sweeter than to hear an investigator pray like that! Good stuff! Thursday we exchanged back and then drove some cars around so people could get around.

On Friday we had a meeting out in Frederick in my old stomping grounds (Walkersville) and that went well. It was the Mission Leadership Council and it seemed to have gone well. We were able to instruct to everyone and the Spirit was strong in the meeting! President Christiansen decided that it would be a good idea to show everyone the "Hello" by Adelle missionary parody  to everyone haha it was very edifying! Afterwards we had to drive up to Waynesboro and then back down here to Columbia, a total of 4 or 5 hours that day. Then we got a call from President that some missionaries needed to be moved around and they happened to be in one of the furthest areas of the mission! Luckily they drove here so we didn't have to pick them up but we still got to drive around Pennsylvania all day dropping people off! When we got back later that night we picked up a care taker for one of the older gentlemen in our ward. Then on Sunday we picked up a man named Tony as an investigator as well.

I hope that y'all have a good week!!

-Elder Larson 

4th of July BBQ

P Day hike


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