Monday, May 7, 2012

¿Ocho meses?.....¿ya? (8 months)

Wow, thanks for making me notice that I am already to the 1/3 mark in the mission. That is pretty crazy and it makes me just want to make the best of the small time that I have left. There is still soooo much to do here!

We had a pretty fun week. We are setting new goals that we have never even thought of as we are now reaching new heights. I hope everyone had a good Cinco de Mayo. We tried to enjoy it the best we could just like all of the other holidays ya know? Growin moustaches and cooking taco soup. Mothers day is coming up. Getting ready to Skype the fam next week. I can´t believe it´s already time again. Are you sure you want to hear my voice again? Maybe you will get to talk to my bishop because we will probably do the Skype at his house. He speaks english.

During our weekly planning on Thursday, we made a list of 18 people that we thought could come to church on sunday. We did all we could on our part and ended up getting one there. Ofelia will hopefully be getting baptized this Sunday after she attends church one more time. Erica De La Fuente is also another that may get baptized then also. She has been attending seminary every day this past week. We just haven´t been able to get in touch with her. She is from a part-member family with a few recent converts. As I usually say, we are working with a lot of people right now, but it is just the commitment part that is the hardest for them.

I have a couple interesting stories...but time does not grow on trees so you will have to come to me when I get back from home and have me open my journal. Ha. Ask me about the crazy in search for a father for her children Hiru Krishna God worshipper. Good stuff.

Oh yeah, and one awesome thing that is just great is that Chiquita, one of our convert baptisms here saw that my shoes were in not very good shape. The ones that grandpa gave me were falling apart on the bottom because they are flat and I have been walking on too many rocks. She surprised us one day with a way nice pair of leather shoes for both of us! She is one of the best people I have ever met and deserves a lot of gratitude. She is also going to fix the soles of my other nice shoes and pay for half of it. I can´t turn her down or else she will feel bad because she just likes to give all she has to the church.

In a few studies this week I have used my study time to study gratitude. Especially so that I can find ways to show my gratitude for selfless people that dedicate their lives to the Lord and know that their worldly possesions aren´t anything compared to what God has in store for us if we obey his commandments and keep our sacred covenants as all the members of the church have made.

I definitely know that I owe tons of gratitude to my family for all that they have done to help me get here. I know that there is no other way in the world to obtain a lot of the knowledge and go through some of the experiences that I have passed by so far here except by accepting being called to be a servant of the Lord. It is amazing to see what things He has in store for those who have desires and are called to the work. But about the gratitude thing, I wish there was like a button here on email that would make this email more meaningful or make my words more poetic or something. Maybe I´ll write a poem next time...ha. But for now, thanks for all that you have done for me fam!

Remember to have a heart filled with Gratitude(D&C 78:19)

Con un amor indescriptible,

Elder Larisch
La Iglesia es verdadera
fun argentine wall of my faves
My Bishop
Hermano Sanchez with a picture of his dad that looks just like him(but in the picture he is 19! Crazy!)
Cinco de Mayo Taco Soup(not an Argentine Holiday)