Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November 2, 2015

Well this may or may not be my last email!!!
Its so crazy how fast two years really is you never tink or feel that it will go very fast but it does it just flies by!! I have never felt how strong so ready for the next chapters in my book to begin!
So i guess this week was alright we found ourselves kinda backed in to a corner with the work. So we decided to turn and climb the wall. Saturday was the adult session of stake conference starting at 3pm what ever time zone im in!! so we decided that we were going to do service with one of the most amazing loving open families!!!! The Robinson Family so the intention was to go with them and go cut down firewood for them for the winter. We left their place at around 9:15ish and arrived at this other guy named Tim i believe!! So was a little to busy to show us where we could get the wood from he was having his cattle checked if they were prego. Tim was a little short handed to do all the jobs that he need to do to check all the cows. So me being the red neck that i am i jumped at the chance to help where ever he needed!!!!! I became a member of the human wall!!!!!!!!
The human wall is where we separate parts of the herd and force them down in to a little area. 
It was so much fun we had to broken wall twice!!!! So the wall brakes when the cows charge the wall and we all move!!!! I was the head man for a few of the cuts so i walked in the cattle and separated them up! i also had a dog named Annie i believe was her name she was by my side and it was so much fun!!!!!
One of the broken walls i was the broken part the person next to me and i where to far apart and the cattle saw it and took it, often times we fixed the charge by waving are arms or moving in the way. this time i decided to throw my hands up to try and spoke them back but this cow was going to have any of that the cow and i meet the cow plowed right in to my hand head first and then body!!! ouch it hurt for about 20 minutes or so.
teaching right now is going kinda slow for us but the goal for this week is just blow up the numbers!!! We were able to have a great meeting last night we had a less active come to dinner with us with an active family and also another lady. Dinner was great after dinner we stared talking and we were talking churchy things and the lady that was there her name is sister bloom she invited our less active to join her and a few other single adults in our ward for FHE. he said he would like to go!!!!!
After he left we shared a message about Captain Moroni and Pahoren. We shared how we need need to be our best selves. Then sister Bloom starts sharing a story about her friend and how she wants to share the gospel with her! wow sister Bloom is on fire!!!!!!
Also this Friday night may be the very best of my mission!!!! we are going to Amherst a small town here in the Kearney area. We are having a death dinner for me the hall family has a tradition to take missionaries how are going home out to dinner not just any dinner PRIME RIB dinner!!!!!!!! so that the elder can say he has had really Nebraska beef!!!!!!  
This is going to be my best week in the mission!!!!!!
Well I love you all and hopefully i will some of you next week in omaha!!!!!!
Elder Stephen J Larson
Ps  Who know Grain bins gave birth????

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

Well its been a week that's for sure. Our less weren't where we would have liked but we did have a good week we found two new people none of which will be baptized within the next 2 weeks. But hey one is looking to being baptized in February!!! Very long story behind it but she may get dunked then!!! The other guy is very very very very smart maybe even to smart but he listens to us and allows us to come and share with the BoM.
Also this week we did a ton of service i also bought 12 4inch cookies and eat 11 of them yummy soft cookies some with frosting!!!!!! O Sweet Jenny Mac!!!!! (all Those Irish people out there)
So we have found that this ward has some out lining towns that has great potential its just the matter of the fact that we only get 750 miles. So we have thought of how to do it we go all the way out and as we come back in we visti the towns on the way back!!!! Super smart right!!! Elder Bugg what a guy!!!!
My back is doing much better i was even able to fully stretch it out this week pain has been a minimal. Thank goodness for good Doctors   

Elder Larson

Ps this picture was my idea but it was funny to do

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

October 19, 2015

ell this past week we had more then a few trips to grand-island. we went there twice in one week. We received mail saying that our car had a recall on it. so we take it in and low and behold there is a second recall on it. also the do not have the parts to fix it so we had to go back to get it all fixed. yeah road trips!!! so Elder Bugg and i decided that we were going to try working in the outer area of our ward! Shelton, gibbon, and revena, so it didn't turn out to bad.
So our investigator that we have been teaching she has moved to Tennessee as of today assuming she gets the car that she is waiting for the state to help her with.
Alyssa went to the temple this weekend. we didnt get to go because i said that we would help with a charity event. It was a good time but sadly missed seeing Alyssa in the temple!!!!
Well i think its time to get out of here.
Love ya'll
Elder Stephen James Larson 

Ps i also got a call this week the phone call went like this.
Hello this is Elder Larson
Hi Elder Larson this is Sister Hansen from the mission office. how are you doing today?
Im doing good Sister Hansen how are you doing?
Im doing well. i just have a quick question for you?
Is your father Harvey Larson that served in Ireland????
*Note its bad enough that my dad know everyone in Utah but now Nebraska!!!
Yes that is my dad!!

Do you know Moira one of your dads converts?
Yes aunt Moira!!
Well Moria lives across the street from my daughter in Lehi!!! i thought it would be such a great idea if we could take a picture together and send it to them.
And i agreed fully. Sadly I am on the other side of the mission but Moria thanks for keeping tabs on me and dad thanks for going on a mission and leading us by example. We will be getting that picture in about three weeks!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 12, 2015

Well what week we had!! Emergency transfers for us Elder Brownie went to Beatrice and Elder bug joined me here in Kearney. President Gardner also has committed me to one more baptism before i head home!!! Which means got to keep pushing and pulling. So with having a new comp means new potentials and new doors.
So things here are becoming crispy....... yes crispy!! leafs are just falling like crazy and the leaves are still kinda greenish.
O one crazy thing i haven't shared yet is that there is a sister Wolfe returning from her mission on November the 13th two days after me crazy!!!!

So this weekend we are going to the temple with our recent convert!!! looking forward to that!! except the long car ride.
Our investigator that we had set for baptism is moving to Tennessee maybe so as of last week she was gone for sure as of today if she finds a place by friday she will stay if she doesnt.. gone!!!
Also the past week Elder Brownie and i and one of our members stacked 500 bales of hay it was a blast!!!! the members little son who is 4 or 5 was helping as well it was so cute!!!
Well i cant think of much else love yalls!!!
Elder Stephen J Larson 

Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Another 6 has flown by wow!
Things here in Kearney are going to be changing!!! 
Cause of many factors on is that i really need to kick this thing in to high gear our pool is down to zero. the one that was in the pool we will be cutting back visiting her. she has no really been progressing so we are going to let here cook for a bit and then visit her in a week or two!!
So the funnest part of missionary work finding! i think we are going to try the famous sidewalk chalk idea. Plan of salvation in chalk here we come!!! 
This week will being taking its fair share on my shoes!! 
Im going to be ready when the things come up!!
Store the words in your minds and in the very hour you need they will be given you!!!

Elder Larson

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 21, 2015

Well nothing really to say but working!!
Or recent convert is doing awesome the sisters are now teaching her mother and we are now teaching her brother! SO thats awesome blossom also the sisters brought a young lady with them to the baptism and they set her for baptism after. She said yes!!!
Right now our teaching pool is one deep and she is begging once again to move forward she came to church this week! she kicked her sister out of the house that smoked and hopefully here shortly she will be stopping smoking shortly she has stopped before!!
Prayers for Tonya would be awesome!
Umm things in kearney are awesome we did some traveling this week it was great. we went to a town named revenna (Spelling may be wrong) and we were able to contact 3 people from the ward out there and one said they would come to church this week but that was a no go sadly but we set plans to go out there again this week and hopefully the town is a ripe and ready to harvest as i fell it is!!
So Hopefully all will go well!!!
Elder Brownie and i went to a potluck this last sunday with the ward elder brownie made brownies!!! LOL 
Umm i cant think of much more but keep the faith. As Abraham Lincoln said "what ever you are be the best what ever you are"
Elder Stephen J Larson

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015

So my diet is over i have declared it a fail!!! 
Sweets and soda are the only things that keep
me going some days the strain
that is on my brain 
its made even worse when it rains!!!
mainly out in the plains!!!!
ok i have no idear what i am saying but man is being a district leader stressful thinking ahead and preparing trainings that will hopefully help the people in the district. 
But i am doing it and i will keep doing it until the very end.......... i think that was the plan to push the pedal to the metal for the last leg!!!
Things in Kearney are starting to get rolling. We do have a baptism coming up this weekend!!!! Which we be awesome!!! its for a 14yr old girl named Alyssa, she is the first of her family. during this whole time teaching her the family has supported her and no the mom is really start feel the spirit but she doesn't want us to push her, good thing for her we are just teachers not pushers that's the holy-ghosts job!!!!!
We also had an investigator set her self for baptism last night she set her self for October 17th She has been to church once she has a great fellow shipper. she does have some WOW issues to resolve but she wants to stop smoking but her family that lives with her smokes!!! tough.... But she has the desires!!!!  
So the craziest thing about being Kearney is that we have the same amount of miles as i did in Omaha.... crazy little fun fact and the area out here is a lot bigger then in Omaha!!!!
So update on my back its not doing better but i am making sure that i am being careful when we do service and when i have to do anything using my back!!! I am doing stretches that i have just figured out that help my back feel less tight. I am talking to people in the ward to try and find a doctor here in town and for the most part people don't really go to the doctors out here in Kearney the just rub some dirt on it and call it good. The magic dirt doesn't work for me at all!!!

Elder Brownie and i are doing well we arent the best team teachers but we are trying to improve or teaching skills together!
I have figured why in a letter from President Gardner he tells us to say we have been out for a little over a year members kinda go a bit crazy when you say 21 or 22 months and the members kinda shut down and think that you are getting trunky. i have been trunky and right now throttles are full force!!!!!!!
As we used to say in wrestling Short Time! Short time was said both ways if your losing and holding out from being pin or if you are winning going for the pin to apply that last bit of energy you have to finish the way you want to finish. Not being pinned Or pinning them!!!!
Finishing strong!!!!! Short Time!!!!!! Return With Honor!!!!!
Dont let anyone tell you what you can or cant do!!!!
Elder Stephen J Larson