First off. Thank you mom. I always thought you were a little crazy when we would read scriptures and you would stop every 10 minutes and ask us what was happening or give us a little recap. Also I thought it was a little annoying. BUT. I am very glad now that you did that. It has helped me understand the scriptures so much better. And how I learned that is through a lesson we were in this week. We were reading the Book of Mormon with this kid we are teaching. He is about 16 years old. We were reading and when we got to a certain point in the 2nd chapter of 1 Nephi, I stopped, and asked him to give us a little recap of what we read, don't know why. But I saw in his face when he told us what was going on that he was actually learning it and he was getting excited about reading on. It was a very cool experience.
Now onto a good story! So we were in one of our areas, and we didn't have anything to do for the rest of the day right? So we decided to walk to our other area. The only problem is... it would take us an HOUR for us to get there because its a LONG walk. But... the areas are connected by guess what? A jungle. What could go wrong? We look at each other, and we asked that same question. So, we start walking and it gets pretty thick. A bunch of spiderwebs and spiders everywhere. We actually found a pig trail to follow! That was cool. We ended up on the other side of a river, which we would have to cross later. And then we kept going until we found a baseball park! The only problem was that we were still on the other side of the river. Some people saw us (because they were practicing) and were like "look at the Americans!" At this point we didn't know where we were so naturally, we asked. Some kid said, "you're on the other side of the river, in the jungle." NOOOO REEALLLY? So we had some kids help us across the river by putting some rocks to make a small path, which didn't really help since Empey fell in. I saw that and I was like, NAHH. so I just took my socks and shoes off and walked through it. Whoops. It was quite an adventure! We got a pic with some of the kids who helped us that day. Good thing I brought my camera! All in all it took us about an hour to get through the jungle, so it wasn't really a shortcut. I blame that on the rain though because it was raining earlier that day and the water level was really high. Oh also, the day before I stabbed my hand all the way through on some razor wire but that's not really important haha.
But anyways! That's my week! Really cool and really spiritual!
Thanks everyone who sent me pictures! Especially Chelsey and Grandma Mackley! Those were awesome!
Love you all!
Elder Bryson Larkin
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