Monday, October 10, 2016

Everyone Bailed!

So this week was a good one with lots of excitement! Tuesday-Thursday we were at different ZTMs. (zone training meetings)

Tuesday we were able to teach Jessica while we were in Shreveport. That was awesome! She hadn’t been in contact with the missionaries all of the past 2 weeks. So it was fun to see her again, we also taught her fiance Carlos. He is agnostic and so it was awesome that he listened to us! 
We got to go see the Osborn Family- on exchanges with Elder Smith in Shreveport!

Friday we were able to go on exchanges with Elder Bledsoe and Elder Gilbert. We went to Gary’s and he had his Systematic Theology book laid out ready to throw some stuff at us....... I was done.. After he went off for a few minutes we shared a few scriptures and then basically told him that what he read was insignificant because of the apostasy which he had already gained a testimony of. We told him that we could go back and forth sharing our different beliefs/opinions of the scriptures but it doesn’t matter because the gospel has been restored to the earth through a Prophet.  We told him that in a nicer way than what I just said though, don’t worry. 

Saturday we went to the Mississippi State Fair to try and contact people. We talked to a lot of people but most of them just told us they would talk to us after the fair was over haha..... 

Sunday we were planning on having some people in church and they had committed and everything but last minute everyone bailed!  That is alright though.

This week has been pretty successful!  We were able to make a lot a plans and goals for the branch and share them with the leaders. They were all on board and wanted to help us out!  Hopefully we can see the Jackson Branch grow in some sort of way to help the people here in Jackson!

I am doing good!!  We got to go have dinner at the Bradburns last night and share with them a video from Jeffery R. Holland!  Gary made some good strides but then bailed on coming to church... We have been working super hard though.  This week we are going to Hattiesburg and then we have an exchange, other than that we are just going to get to work really hard in our area!
Dinner with The Bradburn Family!
Blake Bradburn- Recently returned Missionary!
Hope you are all doing well!
Love, Elder Larsen

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