Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 29th letter

well hello mother and fam!!!
i have much more time this week and the internet is functioning for me!!!! sounds awesome that you guys have snow, boy do i miss the poop out of snow!!!! its like a hundred degrees here everyday! i miss my snowboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so the package is perfect, you send it to the address that says something like c/saavedra, empresarial, something with those words, but we changed the building to piso 7 instead of piso 9, its the same building just different floors so its ok if you still send to piso 9, i´ll still get it! but you can still write me through dear elders if you want, it will just take a little bit longer to get here! well bolivia is crazy!!!! someone has already tried to rob me! a crazy drunk man came up to me and said Dame cinco pesos which means give me 5 pesos and i said no, no tengo dinero para usted which means no i dont have money for you, and my comp and i just ran off! pretty dope sauce!!! so ya its super duper hotttttt here and its rainy season so like everyday it rains and it rains alot!!!! we teach alot of people and contact alot of people!! its super hard but its coming along pretty well, the spanish is coming along alright! send me some pictures if you can, just through internet, i wanna see how everyone is doing, and send me some pics of the snow!!!! i miss it!!! well not too much has happened this week other that teaching alot, we had our first baptisms last week i think i already told you about! they went great!!!!! my comp is chilean, elder navarro is his name, he is pretty sweet and super good at teaching! well we have transfers this next week and i am pretty sure i´m getting transferred to a different area, so wel´ll see! i love you all sooooooooo much and miss the crap out of you!!!! thanks for the letters and love
love you
love elder olsen

Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22 letter

hello Family!!
how are you doing?? i have like no time at all because the computer
is so super slow and i cant send anything so next week i am going to
write you guys, just letting you know whats up, bolivia is great, we
had our first baptisms last saturday and they went great, i will tell
you all about it next week!
love you all very much
love elder olsen

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 16 letter

well hello mother!
i´m glad the surgery went well and everything is going good, bolivia
is crazy hott and humid and when it rains, it rains alot! my apartment
is actually nice compared to what people here live in, but its not
nice at all compared to the u.s. i do have a bed and a tile floor, the
bathroom is sketchy tho, i´ll get pics and try to send them next week,
the computers are so dang slow and take up alot of our time! sressfull
it is!! but spanish is slowely coming, its super stressfull as well,
my companion is elder navarro from chile and he is very helpfull and
teaches amazing! but ya, i got super sick last week and had to stay in
the apartment all day it was crazy, i am pretty sure i had food
poisoning, whatever you do dont eat food off the streets in bolivia!
but its all good now, my first baptism will be this saturday super
dope! hopefully it goes well! well tell everyone hello and i´ll try to
write them when i have time! glad the surgery went well, keep praying,
love you very very much
love elder olsen

Monday, November 8, 2010

Brady is in Bolivia!!

well mother and family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am finally here and it is so
crazy!!!!! we first arrived in santa cruz and its pretty crazy there,
everyone is santa cruz drives cars or busses and there are no traffic
lights or signs so everyone just flies through the streets hoping that
the next intersection there isn´t a car! but we met the mission
president and his wife and ate there and got to know the mission and
things like that, slept in a hotel and then the next day they assigned
us to our areas, my area is riberalta and it is about three hours away
from the city of santa cruz, we flew on this tiny plaine here and it
is soooooo sooooo poor here, its so crazy, nobody has a car, its all
moto´s its so crazy and there is no road, its all red dirt!!! the
houses are shacks and if they are lucky, they have a roof, the floor
is dirt and its just packed with poverty!!!!! the spanish is so hard,
everyone here speaks so fast and i can barely understand them, but
know i´m getting a little more familiar with this place, its like over
a hundred degrees everysingle day and our showers are cold, our
apartment is pretty ghetto but it is actually nice for riberalta! so
we got here safe and sound luckily, the plaine ride was super
sketchy!! i wont tell you about that, actually i will cause it was
CRAZY, so were in miami airport just chillin, waiting for our plaine,
its finally here and were all loaded up ready to go, they back us up
out of the terminal ok and the entire plaine just shuts off, like
electricity and all ok so thats sketchy, problem number one, they tell
us theyre going to pull up and check it out, after a little bit they
finally get it back on, and so were hauling down the runway super
duper fast, we are taking flight and were about a minute or so into
our climax, like over the entire ocean and bay of miami, like the
ocean with sharks and big fish and stuff that bite hard, and were
about half a mile or so into the air, and i am sitting on the right
window seat just behind the wing, ok and the engine on the right wing
goes BANG BANG BOOM BOOM and backfires like crazy, like it spit out 20
foot flames, like alot of fire! and i´m right behind it and i totally
just pooped my pants because i was so scared, it was so sketchy!!!!!!
but luckily the pilot got us back to the ground safely and we switched
plaines and got here safely, but hey dont worry about that, we were
safe we had a plaine full of 21 missionaries and i know the lord was
with us on that one! plus supposidly you can still fly with one
enging, but its better with both!! anyways, thats my story for the
week, dont worry about me, i´m doing good!!! its super duper hard and
stressful because the spanish here is so fast!!!! but its slowely
coming along! well i love you all so much and take care!!
love elder olsen