Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4-18-17 HEY FAM!!!

 Man this is the first pday in a while that we actually have time to do stuff!! Its awesome to relax a little bit!! 

So E. Barclay is actually my comp right now! We cover Safaatoa, Tanumalala, Faleseela tai, and Fasitoo uta! We cover 2 wards and 2 branches, and we've got just about all of Samoa in each area!! We've got a really really thick grassy vao area, we've got one in the mountains, and we've got one right next to the ocean...its' awesome!! The people here are just amazing! We're still teaching,but we mostly do a lot of errands as well as district meetings because we have 3 districts we cover. We also take the elders or sisters with their investigators to Pesega to do the visitor center tour I was telling you about! IT'S AMAZING!! Yesterday, for the first time on my mission, we went with our ward and some investigators that just got baptized and took their family names to do baptisms in the temple!!!!!!!!! IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!! One word... it was just Peaceful. This month we remember Easter and the Atonement of Jesus Christ and how he is the Prince of Peace! Because of His sacrifice, we can find eternal peace in His gospel! LOVE IT!!!

We have 2 baptisms this week, Olioli and Litala! SOOO EXCITED for them! A lot of our investigators.... I've realized, especially here, have 2 of the  biggest problems. One is the Law of Chastity and the Word of Wisdom....BUT, it has strengthened my testimony in Jesus Christ seeing these sons and daughters of God take amazing steps to Him through faith and repentance, and finally through the waters of baptism!! I LOVE BEING A MISSIONARY!!!!!!!

Sorry not lots of time, but love you and hope all is going well! Props to the bros on all their sports and school achievements!! You guys are killing it! And how tall and heavy is everyone?! Haha just curious! Tell ALL our family...on both side...I LOVE THEM ALL and APPRECIATE ALL THEIR SUPPORT!! Love you all!

Elda Laason

No pictures again...so sad!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

4-11-17 Having the time of my LIFE in Samoa!!

How's the Fam?

I am so sorry! I just wrote this massive paragraph to you and I just deleted it by accident... haha sorry!

ZL life is so crazy busy, but I'm having so much fun, because we get to see Pres. Hannemann so much more often and it literally just brings such a smile to my face! Well, I had this really detailed explanation of this cool new program that our Pres.and his wife set up at Pesega, but I deleted it all by accident): So, deleted story short....the mission is doing a visitors center right now. Just about everyday we get to go with elders or sisters in our zone with their investigators and have one of the most spiritual experiences ever! IT'S AWESOME!! So it's starts with these massive pictures of Christ, the first vision, the Restoration of the Priesthood, the Plan of Salvation, temple work, and Christs baptism in the River Jordan! And then a 20 min  Restoration movie to end it and almost every single non member that has gone through, walks out with a greater love for the Savior and what he did, and a date to be baptized!!!! IT'S INCREDIBLY SPIRITUAL and I absolutely love it every time we go through!! I've really grown to love the priesthood, the temples and the work done inside, and especially the Savior!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Kyle, Cade and Keato! You all need to memorize the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood! One thing that Pres Hannemann is really emphasized to our mission, and it's really hit me and the spirit has testified to me the importance of this, that EVERY priesthood holder should have memorized the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood!! Always remember the holy power that you hold and how you need to live clean in order to access that power of God!! I've come to love...and am sooo grateful for the Lord's trust in me to hold His holy power and He trusts us all to live worthy of it!! 

Love you all! Sorry... not a lot of time, but that's just how ZL life goes! Oh...and I just got the package this morning! You rock!!!!!!!  LOVE YOU!!! Have a bomb as week!!
Elda Laason

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Busy...Busy... Busy!!! 4-4-17

Elder Larson's emails are getting shorter and shorter because he was made Zone Leader last week!
Here is this week's quick email...

Hi Fam!

Ah man... thank you so much for all you do!! I really hope to help you once I get home with the work and such! I am so blessed to have you as my family. I'm just super lucky!! 

Sorry... not a lot of time.  Everything is going well, and holy smokes... Zone Leader is busy! We didn't get home til 10:30 almost every night the past week... dropping off missionaries from the new visitors center in Pesega by the temple! It's super spiritual and absolutely the BEST!!!!!It's super spiritual and wonderful every time you walk into the office ...and we go just about every night with investigators of the zone! It's the absolute BEST!!! I LOVE IT! It's all centered around the Savior and baptism!! Then they watch a short restoration video after words! AWESOME!! 

 Love you all! Hope all is well and you are all having the time of your lives!
 Love and miss you, but we'll talk with you on Mother's Day... coming up!!!! 

Love you all! 
Elda Laason(;

No pictures again...:(