I'm writing early today because all the missionaries serving in and around
could catch the go-train (kind of like the metro). This week has been pretty
crazy, it coming down to the last week or two of my companions mission and this
transfer is almost over. It will be interesting to see who they give me and what
will happen to the area. We are getting 19 new missionaries this transfer but
another really large group is leaving so its completely up in the air... its
kind of wierd right now, the last group of people who I thought of as old
missionaries is going home so now its just full of young guys like me. Oh, and I
got the infinite atonement signed by president Callister!
I had a funny experience on sunday, we had one of the members of the
temple presidency speak in our ward on sunday and after church I said hello to
him and he came over and said, "Elder Olson, are you a scriptorian?" and then
when i told him I wasn't he jokingly said, "thats alright you can repent and
change!" Then he gave me some of his favorite scriptures that talked about
missionary work. Later that day we saw him at a members home and when we were
leaving he told me that when I got married if it was in
[where hes from] he would seal my wife and I. That was the first time anyone had
ever offered that and it kind of scared me. Especially when it seems like I get
a wedding announcement every week- I actually have gotten more wedding
anouncements in the last few months than letters. But, anyways thats quite a few
years away yet.
We had a really good week this week, we found an awesome new lady who really wants
to come to church and was talking all about how she had always wanted to be
baptized, so she said she would be baptized in a month.
Sorry i can't respond to your e-mails this week because I got in so early! Sorry
I haven't sent pictures in awhile- I am still taking pictures. I was going to
send a letter and my camera cards- but I needed the cards back quickly. I tried
to send everything express but it turned out to be pretty expensive, so I just
ended up sending the letter, but I'll send the cards this week sometime they are
getting pretty full.
Hope your all well,
Love Elder Olson.