Saturday, August 21, 2010

9 Aug 2010

Hey Family!

Well we had a great week! we really saw a lot of miracles... aight here is the first one. Moliere is getting baptized this next sunday! We had a lesson with him after church yesterday and he had a few concerns about doctrine that we were able to clear up. And he wants to get baptized this sunday. It is a pretty big miracle, this area has not seen a baptism in over a year and we got blinded in to this area this transfer. So its pretty sweet that we are having a baptism the same transfer. But I'm not satisfied we need to have a lot more next transfer. We have 2 families now that are looking pretty good for next month to get baptized. Here is the other story... We were looking up people who are former investigators, we had planned to look up like 15 people in one day. We had a teaching record from a lady and her 2 daughters from 2007 that has had no contact since than. Basically what the record said was that 2 of her daughters got baptized in Florida and she was threre for the baptisms cause she was visiting them, she came back to new york and came to church 1 time. The missionaries never actually taught her, and they lost contact and never had any updates since than. I'm sure that missionaries have tried to look her up before but have never found her. So we wrote down to stop by her home at 8 o clock. The whole first part of the day all of our plans didn't really go as planned and we were not really able to look up the people at the times that we had planned but for this one we were literally rounding the corner to her house at exactly 8 o clock. Her name is Diane... So we come around the corner and there are a bunch of people outside and they all look at us. One lady started running toward us, she looked really excited too see us, which is really strange around here. So she tells us she is diane. We start talking with her and than another lady comes over, come to find out it is one of her daughters that was baptized in Florida in 2007. She was in the process of moving to Maryland, and she had her car and U-Haul trailer in front of the house, she had literally just pulled up from Texas where she was living 30 minutes before we got there. And than she tells us that her and her husband just got sealed in the temple last week with their 3 kids!!! So basically it was amazing and completely out of our hands, it was meant to happen. it was an answer to many prayers for sure! So Diane is in Maryland right now helping her daughter move and get settled in but we gave her a book of Mormon and her and her daughter are supposed to read it together. and hopefully she will go to church with her daughter in Maryland. she is coming back this week and i think that her and her 2 daughters will be baptized this month! thank you everyone for all of your prayers! Everything is going great! Elder Roderick is really excited to have his first baptism next week, but we need to have allot more! I really want to have like 10 to 15 baptisms next transfer my final one. Please continue to pray for us and our success. I love all of you!
Hurrah For Israel!!
Elder Olsen

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