Friday, June 25, 2010

Email 06/21/10 - What a wonder week with my new greenie!

Oh it has been such a great week! Now too much exciting things happening but I got a new companion. Her name is Sister Anderson and she is from Provo, Utah and she went to BYU and took one class at UVU. She was going to school before the mission and majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She is a smart one and so I am learning a lot and she like to work on cars. She is teaching me a lot about it all. Ha! She is such a wonderful person. She just turned 21 and has one sister and 2 step brothers and 1 step sister. She has a strong testimony and is willing to work hard. We get along really well and are having fun together.
We found out this week that we have to have 17 hours of finding in the week instead of 15. And president urged all of us trainers to get the hours starting this week. Sister Anderson was such a trooper and endured it all for her first week. She works hard and she is better then I was at being a greenie and talking to people. We have found a few potential investigators this week and its exciting to teach them. We also had Nick come to church and he stayed for all the meetings. He is great and we are excited to see him progress, He has stopped smoking and is willing to keep the commandments. the spirit is so strong when we teach him. Also, Susan, she passed her Baptism interview yesterday and she is absolutely amazing! She will be baptized on July 3. We have been so blessed even though the weather has been cold this week we are loving the weather today with blue skies and it should be nice the rest of the week.
We also have been able to see some former investigators that were solid before but just stopped coming to church all of a sudden. We were are to teach them and we found out that they had been reading Anti Mormon and talking to their old priest. It was hard to hear that was the reason why they were not coming but we were able to answer a lot of their concerns and invite them to pray to know if Joseph Smith was a true prophet and its amazing that even though we are thrown with a lot of negativity as missionaries. We have the opportunity to TESTIFY boldly and the spirit is always so strong in those lessons. I am so grateful for the knowledge and testimony that I have.
Watford is a great area and it has been a lot of fun getting to know Sister Anderson. We are having another Zone P-day today and so I have been way behind on writing. I promise I will write soon. I love you all so much and I am so grateful for all your prayers and love.
Take Care!
Love, Sister Olsen

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