Will all be explained in 1000words or less..................
LastTime: we ate Crab for the 1st time, I went to Mountlake Terrace with Elder Rees my bud from MTC, He got an ear infection he really hates it! Got Wayne a cool dude to church, nobody thought he would come, they thought wrong. Some guys tried to trash talk us at Mcdonalds, we were all like "we ain't taking None of that", they left and we ate peacefully! Another guy tried to bash with us, but we wouldn't let him, we kept the jokes roling and kept bringing back to reading the book of Mormon, needless to say he was dissapointed! That was the gist of two weeks ago!
ThisTime: Spent a lot of time this week (20 hours) painting a Part Members family home, The family used to be a do not contact, but because of recent events, their hearts have been softened, Tina Smith the Mom (the only member) invited us back to come for dinner and her kids Lafonzo (10), Kalie (9), and Frankie (6) are super cool and we are excited to get to know them and teach them the Gospel! It was a Miracle seeing how a lot of our ward came out to help us and Tina paint the house, now Tina has many friends in the ward.
We had dinner with the Jaramillio's (Argentinian Family), super Active, except for the oldest son Lucas, After dinner Lucas left and we were about to have our lesson, when we decided to call Lucas back in for the lesson and the Mom was like "that's the first time that missionaries have called my son in for the lesson", we asked what does the Gospel mean to you in one word? everybody gave their, I guess you could say "primary answers", but Lucas who went last gave an astounding answer , you could tell that Lucas believes at heart, you just got to let him shine! needless to say the family was shocked at his answer their faces were priceless!
While painting on Friday, we get a call from the mission home saying that we need to get to the Swedish Hospital to give a blessing. We excused ourselves and ran to the apartment to get changed and walked to the hospital, it's two blocks away from our place. At the hospital, we met Aaron a lifelong member and he basically had his Hemorrhoids removed yeah it's not fun! The blessing was beautiful and afterwards he talked to us and gave us really good advice for life
The weeks go by fast and the months go by way faster I truly am in love with Edmonds, just so much good that we do up here! I don't ever want to leave, but I know I will soon, because of how long I have been here. I hope you all know how much happiness this Gospel brings me and the potential joy it can bring you!
With Love & Prayers, Elder Matthew Larson