Monday, March 15, 2010

15 March 2010

We had a wonderful week here. we had a big time miracle! The Lord is really blessing us here. We have an investigator named Yury (pronounced Judy) she is from Colombia she had been investigating for over 2 months. But she would just never accept a date to get baptized. last week we set up a day that we would fast together about her getting baptized and picking a specific date. . . so she started praying about it. we stopped by Tuesday morning to start the fast together and she told us that she wanted to get baptized this Sunday! ha ha we hadn't even started the fast yet. so we still went through with the fast and the following morning we made her a big American breakfast, finished teaching her everything and than she got interviewed. yesterday she was baptized! it was an awesome experience... Oh and i forgot to even tell you guys but last Sunday David Watson got baptized as well. I was working with him for 2 transfers, and we committed him for baptism 2 weeks before the end of last transfer. so he got baptized my first week here in Rego Park. sadly i was not able to go to the service, we were way too busy. But they took a picture with just David and said that they were going to photo shop me in ha-ha. We have a really busy week ahead of us. we have zone leader council tomorrow and than we have 2 zone conferences that we have to do. as well as 2 zone leader exchanges. so it is going to be kind of a crazy week. We are not going to have a lot of time in our own area. so we are going to be praying like crazy for miracles. we have some really good people that we are working with that could very likely be baptized this transfer. We are teaching a family from Brazil actually. There names are Jennine and Edison, they have 2 kids, a 15 year old girl and a 6 year old son. Jennine is really awesome and she basically all ready has a testimony. Edison is really awesome as well he is just scared of the change He has never been very religious and going to church and reading and praying are all very new to him. but he is making progress. they are a really nice family though. well everything is great. I am loving my mission. I honestly hope that i don't have to spend very much time in this assignment, we don't have allot of time do just do regular missionary work. we have to do allot of office type stuff and a ton of planning and meetings. ah I hate meetings. But i am getting used to it, its just a lot different than what i have been doing the last year and a half. but it will be nice to go back to just being a regular missionary. I am learning a lot though, President Nelson is amazing! Well i love you all. I have been studying the Doctrine and Covenants on my free time lately. It has been pretty awesome. Section 130 has got some really deep stuff in it, if you have a D and C study manual it will help you understand it a lot more. you should share with me what you all have been studying... well i love you all! the church is true. i love doing this work
Hurrah For Israel

Elder Olsen

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