Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011

first things first!! happy birthday to mother and oakley last week, i didn´t forget your birthdays, i just forgot to tell you last week!! but i promise i didn´t forget them and i even wrote you a letter with some pictures saying happy birthday so you´ll be getting that in a bit!!! and yes i have seen that movie, and its quite funny!!!!! its kinda what a mission is like but not really exactly!!! i´m still in riberalta but i´m training an elder from hawaii but moved to sandy when he was young!! look him up on facebook mika fonoimoana!! from sandy utah! go look him up and you´ll meet my companion! training is pretty fun and as well as the spanish goes, its perfect!!!! because my comp doesnt speak spanish so i´m the interpreter and helper for him!!! spanish really is awesome now, i can understand and speak just fine!! i love it!!! so tell me how your birthday was, guess what, i got sick too, right now ive got a cough and sore throat!! sounds like your luck came my way!!! i bet oakley is super huge now and talkes all the time!!! i miss that girl as well as everyone home!!! me and my comp are having some success, we have a lot of baptisimal dates on some families but the bad part is that they aren´t married!!! so we gotta get them all married which ends up being a hasstle but its all good!!! the next transfers are in april, 20 and i´m almost certain that i´ll be gone!!! i´ve been in riberalta for 6 months, thats a long long time!! but the time sure does fly!!!! well i love you guys so much, be looking for your letter mom!!! i promise i didn´t forget your birthdays! happy 29th birthday! enjoy being young! i love you aloooooooooottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
love your son
elder brady cade olsen

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February 28, 2011

hello mother dear!!! yes alottttttt of people sure did email me but
hey i´ll write as much as i can!!! first things first, we had three
baptisms this past saturday so the lord is making us successful! my
comp is super cool from arizona, we get along absolutely great no
contention between us! we find lots and lots of people! we work our
behinds off and have had lots and lots of success! this transfer we
have already had 5 baptisms and lots more to come! the jungle is where
i live, literally the jungle, right in the middle! lots and lots of
animals, we played with somebodys pet monkey the other day which was
super duper gnarly! lots and lots of just stray dogs in the streets,
they all have diseases and are half dead, literally billions of
chickens just everywhere! and bugs the size of a soccer ball!
mosquitoes like crazy but we sleep with a mosquito net, its rain
season and it litteraly floods the entire city, the streets are pure
water like noah and the arc, literally poors and poors and we cant
leave the house, it poors so much that all the little boliavans can
swim in the streets is so deep! but they say its like this until the
middle of march so well see!!! we already have transfers this 9th of
march so we´ll see if they send me out of riberalta, i´ve already been
here for 4 and a half months! thats 3 transfers! so here in south
america they have something called carnaval where they just party, i
mean everyone just goes out in the streets and is just party after
party after party, not sure what they do cause i´ve never experienced
one for myself but us missionaries will be stuck in the house until
its over and it goes on the entire week! so we´ll will be in the house
just reading, sleeping, not sure what we´ll be doing but for about 3
to four days i´m guessing we will be stuck in the house!! the people
hear just go crazy and dont respect the missionaries so we gotta take
care of ourselves and be safe!! so i´ve seen some sloths here, pretty
sweet and super super slow! got plenty of photos but when i´m in santa
cruz and the internet is better i´ll be able to send you some! i sent
you a letter so be looking for it!! i´ve gotten all my packages and
letters so far, they always come, just sometimes takes a little longer
but i get them!!! i´m certainly missing the snow!! lucky familia!!
happy birthday bob hope everything is going good, i pray for you all
every day! love you
love elder olsen

February 22, 2011

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! snow!!! that looks super
delicious to my eyeballs!! i wish i could exprience something like
that but no, its just super duper hot and its rain season!! it pretty
much poors everysingle day and floods the streets! but the people are
great! its not much different than anywhere else, they are all just
normal people who sometimes want to listen and sometimes dont! but all
in all its good, everyone usually listens but just thinks were other
believers there to talk about god! but tsall good! so i´m sure that
kessley is huge now and i am almost guaranteed that i wont recognize
her at all and as for oakley thats kind strange! but hey shes a little
kid with a giant imagination! everything is great in bolivia, we have
2 more bapisms this weekend a 23 year old and a 10 year old who are
ready to be baptized! they are both great people! so i got your
letters!! thnks muchisimo! everything seems to be going a.o.k. hows
everything going with bob and stuff! found anything yet? my companion
is great, we always talk in spaish but sometimes we need to speak in
english to get a point across! we get along absolutely great and love
it!! we have transfers the 9the of may!! i sent you letters with
photos so be looking for those!! i love you alll alot!!!!!!!!!!
love elder olsen p.s. i am pretty sure i have josh´s address and as
far as the news letter, doesn´t really matter to me, if you wan to
then i want to!!! :)