Monday, June 9, 2014

This is the Coolest Thing I Have Ever Done

Hi all! Hows it going!? Thanks for the emails and for the mails! Yes mom, the water is pretty cold actually, though its always so hot here. Our water heater is some solar powered thing, and the shower is usually warm. :)

This week's been great. It started out with some lesson filled days and ended with a split with the assistants. It was fun to be with them, and learn from their example. They do a lot of non typical work to help the mission. Helping other missionaries (like us) and running errands for the President, and the office. Just cool, and crazy.

This Sunday we did a fireside in our ward. Holly cow it went well. We didn't have a huge turn out, but it wasn't bad either. The fireside was specifically just for members, and it was to motivate them and help them have the desire to do missionary work and catch the vision of our stake. It went super well, and the Holy Ghost helped me and Elder Ball a lot. I had no problem speaking at the pulpit, and I got all the ideas I wanted to express, and more off. We then had some converts bear their testimonies, and watched some district videos in french. It was really cool how much heavenly father helped us! Hopefully we shall see the results soon!

This week we had our last leadership meeting with President Sinjoux. He is about done. It's weird, sad, and happy at the same time. I love him, and look up to him, and at the same time, I'm excited to learn from President Bize too. I think we're lucky to see two presidents. During the meeting, President talked about having FAITH which will enable us to succeed. I though of Enoch, and realized that if Heavenly father wants us to succeed, WE CAN! Its dumb, but it just kinda clicked. I realized that I AM NOT SET UP TO FAIL. I'm set up to win!

I was nervous before the fireside then I read Moses chapter seven. I read verse 13, felt the spirit and knelt and prayed for the spirit of revelation, and the POWER of language that Enoch had. I prayed for the power to accurately say what heavenly father would want said, and it just was like a buffalo miracle for me (mom gets this one). I know I'm just a missionary, but I felt the Holy Ghost and after the fireside, I knew my prayer had been answered! I felt that I had been a good tool for Heavenly father, and it was one of the sweetest things I've ever felt. I am soo happy. This was just a special special experience for me. :)

I love you family! I am truly finding joy in the service. This is the coolest thing I have ever done, and as I approach half way, I am seeing the truths in the oath and covenant of the priesthood. I can do ANYTHING! I really can; but the kicker is that I gotta qualify for Jesus to be on my team :) D&C 84:88

I love you! Have a good week and be safe! I will see you all in 15 months..... sheesh, it used to be 24. Wow.


Elder Larsen

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