Monday, September 22, 2014

Jeremys last email from Oregon

I just want to shoot out one last email to all of my friends and family from home and from Oregon. So to those here in Oregon. You have become my family and I love each of you as such. This really has become my home. Leaving here oddly enough is much harder then leaving home was. I'm going to miss my mission and serving with each of you. This has been the most amazing experience over the last 2 years, and each of you have played an important part in my conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I can never thank each of you enough for all that you have done in your own ways. I will be in Oregon with my family until Saturday this week so I hope to be able to see some of you. I love this Gospel and I know that it truly is the true Gospel of Christ, and that through it we can find the peace, stability and direction we need to succeed in this life. I'll keep in touch. To those at home I am excited to see many of you again and I'm looking forward to being able share the experiences I've had with you. I can't really put in words what this mission has meant to me and I really hope that you will bear with me because its all I'll talk about for a long time haha. I have changed, I'm going to continue to progress in this Gospel and I look forward to being a part of your lives again. I've learned something over the last 6 months from my time with Elder Norton in Newberg and now with Parkinson. There is NO FINISH LINE. I've been blessed to devote all my time to this over the last little bit and now its required of me to fulfill another calling in God's Church. Leaving this experience is the hardest thing I've had to do. I love the Lord, I love this work, and I pray that each of us can continue to move forward in life and find happiness. I know the best way to do that is through the Gospel. I love all of you! Elder Jeremy Larsen

Monday, September 1, 2014

Darkness and Miracles in Oregon

Okay, so looking at lil bullcut with ya'll the kid looks lost. I don't blame him though, I would be to. If bullcut ever needs to geek out about mission stuff just have him email me. Life has been crazy, we are seeing some serious miracles throughout the week. Weird things going on also this week... I'll tell ya a bit about it. So over the last few weeks we have heard everyday about demons and other paranormal stuff with people that have been or are stuck in very dark life styles. Anything from abuse before to selling virtue for money and a lot of drug abuse, primarily meth. All of these people's stories are so similar and we aren't the only ones who are hearing about these things. Everyone throughout the two zones are having increasing experiences with this sort of stuff. I've really come to know just exactly what 2nd Nephi is talking about when it says that we become captive to the Devil through our own choices. Seriously some of the stuff I don't want to write because it give me the willies. Its been wild. While learning about these things though I've come to know even more of the power that the Atonement has. No matter how dark it gets for anyone we can help them overcome with the Lord. (meth is nasty though, I've gotta tell ya a story about another thing to do with it though, 2 weeks and I'll tell ya) I don't have much time to write but know I love ya and think about ya'll all the time. You are in my prayers! Elder Jeremy Larsen Elder Jeremy Larsen