Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October 26th letter from Brady

como estan familia! how are you all doing? the mtc is greeaat and i leave in one week!! gnarly!! well we just got posted that they will find out on friday if they have our visas and if they do we leave monday if not they put our name in for re-assignment but either way i will be leaving next week!! i'm super duper excited to get out there in the field, yes a little scared but i know that with patience and faith the lord will give me words to say because i'm am an instrument in his hands and he can make me do what ever he wants me to do!!! so yes i am excited! how are all of you doing? whats new??? mother, i am praying for you and your surgery to go well!!! as well as gramma woolleys! so get this!!!.......elder Russell M Neilson came to the mtc for a devotional!! we have devotionals every tuesday night and sometimes we get lucky and have an apostle! and yes we sure did! it was gnarley and he talked about missions and how important they are! spanish is coming pretty good and teaching is coming pretty good as well! me and elder sainsbury are getting better and better with the help of the lord of coarse but we are getting excited! our teachers are amazing and super dope sauce and i read the scriptures so much its crazy!!! everysingle line is underlined just about, i just started reading the book of mormon over again and i didn't realize how sweet second nephi is!!! go read second nefi two throu four! they are the best!

so how was star valley??? how is the extended family doing? all the aunts and uncles and cuz's?? how are the kids doing in school and what not?? get them to read the book of mormon because that is the most important book there is and make sure they understand whats going on!! start from the beginning and read a chapter or two everynight and explain who is talking and what he is saying!!! i promise you will grow a greater love for it and your life will be blessed tremendously!! durring our MDT (missionary directed time) we usually have around three to four hours and durring personal study i just read and read and i usually read up to twenty chapters!!! i started in the middle of last week and i am already in the middle of 2nd nephi!!! is so amazing and the passages in there are so simple and spiritual!!! i dont know how you could not misunderstand the importance of this book!!! well i love you all very very much and i am so grateful for all you do!!!
love you
love elder olsen

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New letter from Brady!

hello mother and family!!!!!!!!!!!
how is it going? the mtc is great awesom fantastic and whatever other word there is in the english dictionary that describes FUN but really, the language is going great and the studying is going amazing, i finally just started to tell myself how i should probably get familiar with the scriptures better so durring our MDT (missionary directed time) which is about two to four hours, and i just read about twenty chapters from the book of morman and it was great, it was the beginning chapters in third nephi which are the best ones in the book because thats when christ comes to the americas and teaches the exact same thing he did in the bible!!!!!!!! i love studying and learning about the gospel because its so amazing the promises is makes to us, we can have eternal life and live with god if we do one simple thing he wants us to do which he says is...."if ye love me, keep my commandments" thats it!!!!! well in three weeks i will be out in the field, its crazy how the time just flies, i cant believe i have already been out for almost two months, and just yesterday seemed like my first day! i love the work and i am so grateful for the oppurtunity to serve the lord, for everything that he has done for me, in return i'm showing my love for him be preaching his gospel and saving peoples salvation!!!!! this is the best thing we can do, i feel so mature and ready to serve, i dont even worry or care about the outside world, i just wanna preach!!!!!!!!!
well i love you all and now i'm going to go write some letters after i finish up my laundry:)
love elder olsen

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5th letter

Hello jello Family!
the mtc is going great and we learn alot really fast!! my spanish is coming along great however i still need to improve quite a bit but i know that if i put faith in the lord i too can experience the gift of tongues!! the food here is ok they just feed our mouthes like crazy and you can eat as much as you want!! but we have gym everyday and i'll start out with soccer every day then i'll run for the last 15 minutes or so just so i dont get a huge belly if you know what i mean! i love learning as well as teaching!! its amazing the feeling you can get as a missionary, after teaching someone, you feel like your on top of a mountain! its amazing! i only have three more weeks left or four i'm not really sure the time is flying by its so crazy! i cant believe that i'm already over a month out, it seems like last week i was getting dropped off here!! remember that mom?? so how is the family doing!!!??? how is all the aunts and uncles? let them know i am thinking of them and praying for them! whats new back at home? anything? so i'm almost positive that i might be getting reassigned because the visas have not shown up yet! but were being optimistic and praying for them but its all in the lords hands! i'm not too worried if i get reassigned because i just want to get out and start preaching the gospel no matter where its at, although i would love to be in bolivia!! so whats the latest news on bolivia mom, i know they just got done with elections and they are having alot of political unrest, but check up on it and let me know whats going on down there!! well i am going to go write you guys a letter now so you'll be getting that soon... love you all and thanks for all you do!!!
love elder olsen