Monday, January 18, 2016

January 16, 2016

well, as zone leaders we have a fairly big responsibility to make sure that the missionaries in our zone receive the help that they need to progress, and become the missionaries that they need in order to fulfill their potentials. on Tuesday we went on exchanges with Camotes again, and i went and worked with Elder Grey, and Elder Crapo. it was super awesome because we had the car, and we had so much success. we taught 6 lessons... we had a couple of bumps in the road. LITERAL BUMPS, ummm. it was super funny, but probably most of you wont find it as we did but it was one of those, "you had to be there" moments" on top of a very nervous and stressed out district leader.

now i don't really know how to tell what happened without actually telling what happened, i guess that i will just have to tell you all next, next week in my homecoming talk/report... if i can stop myself from busting out in laughter.. haha.

Elder Grey had just finished saying that he always gets close to hitting something but never actually hits it. well the same can not be said now. lets just say that Camotes is not safe for animals to be on the side of the road. don't worry no humans were harmed in the process. lets just say that each time we have gone out to Camotes he has amped up his game. he started by hitting frogs, then last time he flattened a chicken, he went bigger than the last time.

this week was one of the most awesome that i have had in a while. we were able to achieve the missions standard of excellence even though we were missing a day of work with us both going out to Camotes for a day. we went on exchanges 2 times this week one on Tuesday where we both worked out of our area and the other time on Saturday where we went with the other set of Elders in the ward (Elder Abuan, and Elder Navarro) i worked in our area and Elder Foote went over to the other area.  nothing crazy happened with us like it did in Camotes.

It has been crazy to see the increase in success and power, and see the miracles occur as we have been exactly obedient, and as we have sought the help of members, and other missionaries we have seen this zone, which used to be the party zone, grow, and thrive, and reach for something more.

i started my 16 days to sexy.... well it has been going pretty well, the only problem its that people keep feeding us... so i workout in the morning and then get fed throughout the day, i know that is how it is supposed to be, but i don't like it cause my stomach isn't going away like i want it to... all in good time i guess.

ummm. well today is my last pday in the mission, which is a very weird feeling, i am not sure what to do with it... i feel like i still have a long time pero dili diay.


-Elder Larson

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January 3, 2016

Inline image 1Inline image 2Yello, blue, green, purple, or i guess Hello!

i am doing good, i will be doing a lot better when all this stress and all of these problems go away.... but i am doing pretty good.

last week we were working, and about 5 in the evening my neck started to hurt, i had a way crazy headache, and when i we got home, i took my temperature and it was 102... so that freaked me out a little bit, i was super light headed, and didn't feel very good, so we didn't do planning and i went to bed at around 8:45. well when i woke up the next morning i checked my temp and it was still floating around 100.8, i just got up out of my bed and went and took an ice cold shower.... it felt TERRIBLE, it was so cold... we went through the day like normal, i did studies, and then we went out to work, i was feeling ok, not great... we did great, but around 7 i started to feel the same feelings, no energy, headache, and my body was sore. especially my knee, ankle and wrist... well we were thinking that it was going to end up being Dengue... but so far no rash has appeared, my temperature is back to normal, i still do get frequent headaches which is not common for me, but i feel almost back to normal.

for the last few weeks we have had Choir practice for a fireside called "Do You Have My Name?" and on sunday we finally had the fireside, i can't tell you how excited i am that it is over, there were so many problems that kept coming up because missionaries would just leave their area to go and participate in it, over all we did way good as a zone, but i just think of the extra 12 hours per companionship that they missed out on the proselyting time....

ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. is there anything that i forgot??? HAPPY NEW YEARS, how did your new year go?!? ours was ok, it was super loud! we watched the new movie "Inside out" as a district here in Danao. it was way cute... if i am allowed to say that or not...... but we went to sleep at 10:30, and at 12 i got rudely awaken to what sounded like WORLD WAR III and couldn't get back to sleep until they stopped which was until about 1:30, i have no clue how they had so much fire power...
-Elder Larson