Monday, August 29, 2011

August 21, 2011

hello family!!!

thanks for the letter i know how life can be sometimes!! so fabiola got baptised all went well!!! and we passed for a little miracle yesterday!! i dont know if i ever told you about teo! well anyways about the first week into the transfer he came to church, but went to another ward and they told him that our ward was the ward he lives in! so we talked to him and he came to church with us the following week!! we were so excited, my comp and i, just thinking about baptism and how he was going to accept a date!! we casually and directly talked to him about baptism and when we put the date down he said no!! we were so confused, but he had told us that he needed more time and knowledge before getting baptised, we were so bummed, so we said ok,and had been teaching him a few more lessons, put down another date and said no!! WHATTTTT we didn´t know what to do with this guy, because he comes to church every sunday and its almost as if he were a member, he knows more than some of the members in our ward even!!! thats why we were so confused!!

we continued to teach him and pray for him but he kept saying he needed more time and he wanted to be sure and wanted to know more!!! so after a mountain of lessons and time with him, yesterday after church we taught him!!! in the morning my companion and i were thinking about what we should teach him, and the thought of temples came to my head so we decided to plan temples to teach him. when we got to church, the speakers, all three of them talked about temples and temple marriage, in sunday school they talked about the law of chastity and mariage in the tiemple and in priesthood we talked about temples and temple recommends!!! wow did we get insight from the spirit that morning!!! and so when we taught him westarted reading a book about temples and asking questions and the spirit was so strong!! testifying of the truthfulness of the temples, at the end of the lesson we invited him to get baptised on the 3rd of september!! he sat silent for a while and looked at us and said "do you think that i´m ready?" i looked at him and with a cracked voice i said " yes, i know your ready" and after a minute of silence he looked at us and said " ok.... i know its true" !!!!! YES it was so awesome the spirit was strong and it had testified to him the truth!!! i´m so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! were working hard with him so the 3rd can be a unforgettable day!

mother i know life can be hard sometimes and it always seems like a the weekest point and when were just about ready to give up, the lord gives us the help we need!! i have some scriptures for you, read DC 24:8, the lord is always with you no matter what, and on of my favorites is found in 1 corinthians 10:13 (i dont have my bible with me but i´m pretty sure its verse 13) but remeber that life is nothing without goals, and remember that dreams are only to become true, so now i dont sleep to rest i sleep to dream!!! but one quote i absolutely love that helps me become the person i want to be is "DARE TO BE DIFFERENT" - elder l. tom perry! like my patriarchal blessing says, "never compare your life to the life of others" i know that sometimes we want to give up and find the harder things come more than the easier things like as joseph smith says in joseph smith history! that when he was about to give in to the temptations of the devil and could barely hold him self up straight, his body week and ready to fall there appeared to him a pillar of light whose brightness and glory defy all description and standing above him in the air he saw two personages and one of them spake unto him, pointing to the other and said, this is my beloved son, hear him!! the lord always alway always give us the way out. because there is always always always right and wrong, good and bad, there are always opposites, if not the world wouldnt run!! therefore take some words of advice, and let me tell you mom, if theres a way in, theres a way out!! the lord loves his children and as it says in moses 1 39 his work and glory is to bring to pass the imortality and eternal life of man!! he gets his joy through us and nobody else, he never lets us suffer because thats not his work and glory, its satans, satan gives you the way in and our heavenly father gives us the way out!!! i just really want to let you know how greatful i am for the prophet joseph smith in giving us the truth and bringing back the church of jesus christ! read mormon 8:26-34 and notice that it talks about the time when a prophet (joseph smith) would bring to light the book of morman and in which time frame it would come to pass!!! i love that man to death and when i see him i am going to give him a big hug and say " thank you" and when you read that scripture, you know that all of it has come to pass!! on the side of the scipture i put " and it will come to pass in the year 1820" i love you mom, money is just a bunch of paper that goes from one place to another!!! it has no worth, only the things of heaven have worth.....the family!!!

i love you very much and keep on praying

love elder olsen

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