Monday, November 17, 2014

Si Hombe Je

everyweek  i think that maybe it might be normal and i wont have anything funny or weird to write about. and then by the end of the week i remember that this is honduras. and normal doesnt exist here. 

this week was freaking great. i had my first baptisim where i baptized the person! his name is nahum. hes the man. i feel like if i wasnt a missionary we would probably hang out. its been amazing to see how the lord has truly changed his life and prepared him for baptisim. i honestly thought he wasnt going to get baptized but, of course the lord always pulls through for us and now nahum is the newest member of our ward here in la sarrosa.

so anyways this week ive realized that the same guy that stole two pairs of my shoes came back this week and stole our pots and pans from our house. and another pair of shoes. so this week i have starved. i hope that somehow this letter gets to that person that stole of our stuff and he returns them. thank you. haha

no, but other than that this week was good. my teeth decided to be stupid and one of the caps for my cavities fell out. so i had to go all the way to san pedro to go to a dentist. that was pretty scary. also i got sick earlier in the week. i made the mistake to tell one of the members. she made me come to her house and she squeezed a 2 limes into a cup and then poured like a pound of salt in the cup and made me drink it. yummy

and the week was capped off by watching this extremly drunk dude get in a fight with a dog at a gas station. this dog was just minding his own business and the dude would not put up with a dog looking at him. so went over and tried to tackle the dog but he was to drunk and the dog would just bite him. 

way better then watching tv back at home

i hope everyone at home is doing great. dont forget about the power of prayer this week. it has truly been a life saver for me this week. so pray. 

much love

elder matty boy larsen

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pictures from previous Week

Visiting a beautiful waterfall after a hike up a "big" (not Utah like) mountain!!!!


once again, hello all

i hope you guys arent tired of hearing from me. this week has been full of great adventures and spiritual experiences. its been a way good week. me and my new comp are killing it. we had 15 investigators at church yesterday. which is like a record somewhere. haha. and one of our investigators asked if i would baptize him this week. so im pretty nervous for that. but lets do it anyway.

adventures (if you could call them that) 

1. this week we are trying out a new lady to cook for us. we pay her like 25 bucks and she feeds us for 15 days. shes a great lady but the menu this week was beyond awful. this week i ate liver. i dont know what kind of liver. for all i know it was from a human. next i ate fish. and the people here dont scale or cut or do anything with these fish. it was horrific. head and everything. and then to top it off we ate crab soup. everyone got there own full crab in a bowl with soup ( hot salt water) poured over it. YUMMY. two of the elders threw up after. so that was entertaining.

2. these old ladies here love me. one this week said i looked like i was 24 years old. which made me so happy. i think that im getting alot taller. then this other old lady this week saw me when i walked into a house and walked over to me and just repeating " que bonito muchacho" which means "what a cute guy" and then she grabbed my hand and tried to pull me in for the real thing. luckily when she pulled me in she pulled me into a clothes line and it like wrapped around my neck and stopped her from kissing me. 

3. we were in a lesson. and somehow we got on the topic of how fat this ladies kid is. she was adiment that i know how fat her little kid was. so she went and chased him down and brought him over to me. and this kid is screaming bloody murder. just crying as hard as he can. but i knew we werent going to leave that house unless i pick up this fat kid. so i picked him up. turned out he wasnt so fat. but i was just really awkward for the rest of the lesson. 

4. today we went and hiked a mountain for p day. we started at 6 and i just barley got back like an hour ago. we hiked to this waterfall. and it was insane sweet. nothing like utah mountains but it was still awesome. i slipped and fell in the water. so the walk back sucked. 

5. and also. i was about 2 inches from getting hit by a car friday night. some car swerved at us. and an elder grabbed me by the arm and pulled me out of the way. THE LORD IS WATCHING OVER ME.

hope everyone is doing great. much love and prayers to all of you. dont forget about me in utah.

elder larsen

Monday, November 3, 2014

Funny pictures and first baptism….

Si Hombre

hola friends and family, another week reporting for the lord from the murder capitol of the world. 
this week has been good to me. ive grwon alot this week and ive seen alot of families grow through the gospel this week. 
this weeks adventures were tamed down a bit but still a couple of ones worth mentioning. 

ummm i noticed this week that we have a water jug dispenser thing at our church building. but the thing is is that there is only 1 cup that EVERYBODY uses to drink from it. so out of the 150 people that show up to church they all drink from this same gross plastic cup. and its been the same gross cup since the day i got here. so that was pretty gross.

i was teaching a 19 year old girl this week and we invited her to church but she said she couldnt go because she had to wash all of her clothes on sunday. so i promised her that if she would come to church i would come the next day and help her wash her clothes. AND SHE ACTUALLY CAME TO CHURCH! and the first thing she says to me is what time i would come help her wash her clothes. so i quickly fleed the scene to avoid that situation. she probably wont go to church next week... haha

also some tool jumped our 10 ft tall gate somehow a couple of nights ago and stole two pairs of my shoes that were sitting on the portch. so that was a pretty good trial this week to forgive that guy.

but i had my first baptisim this week. it was awesome. his name is carlos. he doesnt really talk. ive probably heard about 30 words from his mouth the whole time ive taught him. but hes the man. its been amazing to see him grow. im so happy i had the oppurtunity to bring this gospel to his life.

anyways. great week. keep the mail coming. hope everyone is safe and going good.

much love.

elder larsen