Monday, February 18, 2013

Dear Fam, Man, I wish I could have heard both Doug and Kyron speak this week. I didn't know that Doug was leaving this soon! I thought he was leaving in March or something because you never told me the date. I am so excited for both of them to get out in the field. Doug will only have 2 weeks in the MTC, that is so short and crazy. Kyron will probably only have 6 which is also crazy because that's not very much time to learn a language and what not. That was a pretty good story about the boy and the lamb. I hope they are both excited to get out there in the field. When are they both entering the MTC? I don't remember Kyrons and I don't know Doug's date. That would be really awesome if we had 9 missionaries from our ward out in the field at the same time. Heather and I will actually be getting back almost the exact same time. Crazy huh? Yeah I was thinking about Daniels birthday. He is one of the few people I can remember for some reason. But I thought it was on the 17th right? not the 16th. Who knows. I am glad Robert is out of the hospital, it would be hard to stay there all the time and I am glad he is able to work from home a little bit. I hope he keeps on progressing. Yeah, you guys didn't have too many people at your Women's Retreat. Whats up with that?? lol You guys need to force the importance of it or something. Why was it in February this year? Isn't it usually around the deer hunt more or am I just thinking of something else. I am glad Josh liked “A” town. People think there is nothing in small towns like ours but hey, it's “A” town! We got just about everything... except stores and things like that lol. The double baptism didn't end up going through on Saturday, but we did have one of them. I baptized Maria L. She is 19 years old and the girlfriend to a return missionary. He had surgery the night before on his leg and was in the hospital until the baptism that night, I am glad he was able to come and watch. He was in a lot of pain, his name is Alejandro. He is next to her in the photos. The picture with the other elders is like this. The ones with the suits are the zone leaders from Duitama, Elder Holmes and Elder Rodrigues. The other elders, without suits, are the Elders from Unicentro (The North Area of Tunja). Those 4 had to leave after I baptized her because they had other lessons they needed to be at. It was a good baptism though and I am really happy about it. Jaime was not able to return to Tunja last week because the baby is having worse problems. She needs a heart transplant but he is coming back this week, possibly today. He will be baptized this coming weekend with Sneider, one of the ones from Facebook. They are both really awesome and I am really excited for it. TOday we are sacrificing the latter part of our p-day because we are going to go with the Sabedra Family and buy the Registros for the Wedding. This was the day that they could go so we need to go and do it with them or else they probably wont do it. Their date is for the second so they would need to get married this week or early next week. Depending on if their older son, Sergio, wants to get baptized later we might move it back a week. We had our first lesson with him this week which was mainly practicing English and stuff but he became a lot more receptive to hearing the message. That would be cool, a whole family on the path of righteousness together forever! About the money thing, this week I bought a backpack. Yes I know I had a really good backpack. My companions backpacks (he had 2) both broke this week and he doesn't have much money to buy another because a decent to good one here is over 100 mil so he bought mine for 50 mil, which is what he had and I bought a new one for around 100 mil. That's what the last two withdraws was for. Sorry but it kinda needed to happen. I bought a smaller one, its actually a High Sierra backpack from the States and has a warranty on it here for 2 years. I got the package for Valentines day! whoot whoot! Thanks for sending that, I was a little nervous I wouldn't get it until March. I got everything in it which is awesome, thanks for the photo album, the ipod, the candy and all. I also got a package from Weapon with a few things. The package from Joetta never came so I don'tknow whats up with that. Oh and the Seminary letters. Did they ever send them or no? lol Yes, mom I know about the Jersey but I couldn't wear it unless it was P-day and I couldn't wear it that day, soon I will have a p-day where I will wear it. Today I can't because of the registros with the Sabedra family. Hope all is well back home with the family and all. I miss you guys a lot and hope you like the baptism pictures from this last Saturday, my first baptism! I should have 2 more this coming Saturday as well! I am excited for this coming Saturday. Hope you guys had a great Valentine's Day and have a great week this week. Love you all and miss you. Thanks again for the package. Love, Elder Larsen

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