Tuesday, July 27, 2010

7/27/10 - Pictures from Watford

This is our garden and what the elders did to us. Their prank...i think we got them back :)

We made time to get the ELDERS back for a prank they did to us. It was fun! "I dont get mad, I get even"...right dad? THAT'S MY GIRL !!!! :-)

Email 07/27/10 - Last email from England!

Hello Everyone!
How are you doing? It has been such a crazy, busy and weird week. Everyone has been trying to see us and get us over for dinner. I have never been fed so much on my mission. Every single day at least one dinner appointment. And saying goodbye to everyone is not the greatest thing to do. Everyone keeps asking me what I am going to do when I get home and I just tell them, I don't know. Too much to think about. I know I have been out on my mission for 18 months and a week and I am supposed to have learn to set goals and make plans....I will get there I guess. I never have planned out my life passed my mission. It's going to be interesting.
Anyway, so many great things happened this week. The Elders here in the ward had another baptism this week and we were able to give 2 baptismal dates. We have 3 ready to be baptized in the month of August. I am so sad I will not be able to see them but I am grateful I have been able to be a part of their journey. This area is exploding and we are still meeting so many wonderful people that are prepared the hear the gospel. We had a miracle on Sunday. Sister Anderson and I have 3 investigators to church on Sunday and the Elders had 3 also. We had a total of 6 investigators in the ward on Sunday and the overwhelming feeling of love for each one of them came over me. I am so happy for all these investigators for the strength that they have to make such a big step in their life. It must not be easy. I have been so blessed toward the end of my mission and I am so grateful for that.
Sister Anderson and I have had so much fun together and I will miss her so much. She is a hard working missionary and I hope her new companion will be able to keep up with her. Her new companion, I have never served around so I don't know how it will be for her, but I think she is also form Utah.
This Ward is one of the best. They are so good in their missionary work. We have been able to do service this week and it has been fun to spend time with the members. I will miss them but the work will so go forward.
I don't know if I have shared this story or not, but I found out that on Saturday someone that sister Anderson and I talked to got baptized! During one of Sister Anderson's first p-days we went to the town center to pick up some things she needed. And we were in the mall and were dressed in our missionary clothes with our badges on and a girl was working and wanted to sell us something and we said no thank you. But then after we walked off she yelled to stop us again and we didn't look back but by the third time we did and she asked if we were from the Mormon church and we told her yes. she said that she was supposed to be baptized but then she moved and got a new phone number and hasn't been able to get in touch with the missionaries again. So we asked where she lived and it was in a different missionary's area. So we got her information and referred it to the Elders in her area. She has now gotten baptized and confirmed. AMAZING! We get to see these miracles every day, and even though I didn't get to teach her or anything, I am grateful that I was obedient and doing the things we should be doing so I could be that instrument that Heavenly Father wants me to be.
But, that's all for now. I just want to thank all of you for you support, prayers, letters, emails, etc...I could go on forever. I know I wouldn't have been able to do what I have done here without your support and prayers. I love you and and I will be looking forward to seeing you soon.
Sister Jennifer LaMay Olsen

Monday, July 19, 2010

7/19/2010 - Stake Athletics Day and Baptism

We held a baptism for Amanda. The Elders and Us have both taught her. She is wonderful!

We had stake athletics where all the different wards competed against one another in feild events. We competed in the 3 leggad race and lost :( But it was still fun!

Sister Anderson and I won 1st in the Missionary Race for the sisters :) (too bad we were the only sister missionaries)

Email 07/19/2010 - Busy in Watford

Well how is everyone doing?
This week has been so crazy! We had Stake Activities, a baptism for Amanda on Friday. We found 2 new investigators that came to church. It was such a great week! We have been working on this man who is Orthodox and he was so against coming to church when we first met him but this Sunday he humbled himself and walked halfway to church. It was truly a miracle! We also have had a lot of support from the ward members and the work is so busy right now in Watford. We are finding so many potential investigators and the work is going to sky rocket. It really makes me not to want to leave it all because we are being so blessed. I love being a missionary and to be training the last transfer. We are having so much fun!
I love you all! See you soon!
Sister Olsen

Monday, July 12, 2010

07/12/10 - P-Day fun!

We went to the wax Muesum and it was great. We had so much fun last p-day.

Mission Impossible????

Jim Carrey!

picture - 07/12/10

Sister Shattuck and I at Zone Conference. We had to say our good byes :(

Email 07/12/10 - Just a little update

Hiya all!

It's been a wonderful week as always. We have been so busy like always and have had some exciting things happen, like Sister Anderson having to climb through an investigator's window (she was wearing all white) because she got locked out of her house. Also we had a carnival this week that we had a booth at and talked to a lot of people. We also made dinner for a less active whose kitchen is under construction. We even had Zone Conference in London and it was a great motivation to us all. President is wonderful! It was full of fun. Also, Susan was able to receive the Holy Ghost on Sunday and she was able to get 2 out of her 3 children blessed with a name. The spirit was amazing and to see not only Susan coming into the church but even her children. This gospel is amazing and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to serve and to teach and testify of the truthfulness of The Book of Mormon. The spirit is the best feeling we can receive and I am so grateful I get to feel it in such an abundance every day.
Thank you all for your support! I love you all! Take care and remember the church is true!

Sister Olsen