Monday, December 9, 2013


All I can say is -20 isn't very pleasant. I know I've started off the last couple of e-mails complaining about the cold... but come on now!! Other than that... Great week for us!! We had some very exciting things happen! Wednesday we met with some referrals that we got on sunday night. The referral was for someone named Choua (Chew-uh). When we went over to talk, it turns out that there was more than one coincidence (or should I say MIRACLE!! <a favorite word in every missionary's vocabulary>) We started teaching him, and his wife came in to sit in on the lesson, and immediately started offering feedback, and questions. We asked her if she wanted to learn as well, and she said absolutely! After introductions, we found out that she has relatives who are already members, and she had no idea! Elder Burgoyne had served in Sheboygan, where they lived, and somehow, we found out she is related to members there. After some more discussion, their brother, Kong, came and started listening... THEN after a little MORE discussion, their GRANDMA came and sat in on the lesson. We ended up teaching for about 2 whole hours, and we were invited back this next week... We are very hopeful for all of them, and as it turns out Kong and 2 OTHER siblings that weren't there had previously studied from the missionaries, and were even committed to baptism, until their father disallowed it... That means from 1 referral, we have 6 new investigators... And a partridge in a pear tree. We are blown away, and very thankful for this blessing! On friday, we went to the house of a way less active named Jessica. We REALLY enjoy our talks with her because she is not afraid to ask questions. We just know that they are personal questions that she wouldn't ask anyone else, and they are very deep, very spiritual questions. We are able to answer each one with scriptures, and we leave her house each week feeling very accomplished. This past week, she told us how much she enjoys the time we spend together. She doesn't know it yet, and hasn't been to church or in contact with anyone from the church for at least 10 years, but she will make a great relief society president when she returns to activity. Finally, last night we saw the Christmas devotional, and what a blessing that was! I encourage you to watch it if you weren't able to last night... That's about all I have time for this week, but I love you so much, and thank you all for your support!!!
Elder Larsen!

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