Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Email 12/29/09 It was a great Christmas!

Hello Everyone!

Thanks for all the gifts, cards and letters. Sister Shattuck and I have had such a great Christmas. And the best part was being able to tech Danny the 19 year old. The spirit was so strong and he understands so much! I love knowing that people want to change their life for the better. Sometimes we have to give up a lot but in the eternal perspective it is not much. :) So Christmas we were at the bishops house and played games like Uno and Guesstures. Also was able to see Polar Express which was so much fun! I've never seen it so it was a perfect movie. We had great meals and the tradition over here are crackers or poppers before you eat. It's their celebration and you get a little joke in it and a hat and a gift. Its fun. On Christmas Eve we were at the old Stake President's house and played lots of fun games and went caroling. There will be some games that the family will have so much fun playing. Can't wait to teach you them :) On Boxing Day we went to the Felton's family home and had yummy food and fun games also played. Its nice to just relax for a while and be with the family. They are a lot like an american family so we both felt like home. It was fun! Watched the Olsen Family Trailer. Our family never gets old. HA! Love you all! Also this week we were blessed to have 2 investigators come to church. Renata the Portuguese speaker from Brazil and Danny. Danny had a hard time waking up but he is just going to have to get used to it :) ha and the we had a lady from the Thetford Ward which is full of American Air Force families. A lady came that went to Brazil on her mission and it had been 12 years since she went and was still able to translate perfectly. We taught her a lesson after church and she committed to come every Sunday. We are seeing miracles and it is such a great blessing!We also have been trying to find more investigators to teach that are more solid and we were blessed and guided to a lady who has been introduced before to the gospel and has 4 children under the age of 9 and by her self. She is Portuguese and speaks english also. PERFECT for a friend for Renata. She invited us into her home and we are going back this week. It's been amazing to see all these miracles and to be able to feel the true meaning of Christmas and to share the best thing I have with others. I love you all and I hope the BEST for the NEW YEAR!The perfect new years resolution: READ THE BOOK OF MORMON EVERY DAY! :) It will BLESS YOU! It has blessed me so much and has changed my life for the BEST!

Love Sister Olsen!

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