Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oct 15, 2012 Langue 1 ANO!

Well, Elder Olsen has made it a year now!!!  Can you believe it's gone by so quickly!!!! He is so happy and he sure is being rewarded for the trials he has endured the past few months!!! I can't wait to get the next email to find out what he has found out from the Lawyer!! He looks great and I think as time goes by he will look even better.  I think he is finally getting it all.  It's amazing how you send out a boy and they turn into a man while they are serving the Lord for 2 years.  Have fun reading this one!  It's a good one.  This is better that a t.v. show!

Hey mom and everyone,

So yes my area is called Langue. I can take a bus for about 35 minutes and I’m in El Salvador. The part of the boarder in my area is called Amatillo. My area is just really far from everything. When we were headed down in the bus they told me that there were more pigs than dogs. I thought they were kidding... but they weren’t hahaha. 

Ok so my comp, his name is elder De Leon (of Lion). He is from Guatemala also. He is from the very north of Guatemala by the boarder of Mexico. He told me that there is a mutual agreement with that part of Mexico and Guatemala that he can pass through Mexico whenever he wants. He is a cool kid. He just seems a little uncertain at times. But it might just be that its new changes with a new comp. But out here he is going to help me lose weight and go running with me in the morning which will be nice.  I’m not eating much and sweating a ton. It’s unreal right now (how hot it is) and it is winter here, and I’m going to be here for the hottest week of the year which is the week of Easter. That should be interesting. 

I’m not there with any of the people you have told me about. I was hoping to be in the same zone as Cizmas because he goes home at the end of this change.  It was so much fun being in the same zone as Cizmas 2 times in my mission. He is a really fun kid. The gringos in my zone are Adams, Gonzales, Meckeehen, Edwards (his family live in Sonoma ranch I think, but does live really close to the house) Andrus, Hna Mangoon, and Hna Reyes. All the others that you talked about are in the city. I wish I could have been with Cizmas because this is his last change, so in the middle of November he will be home. 

We went to go see Dani and Lani on Friday, and come to find out they live on the same street as us but... they live like 20 minutes up by bike. So they live kind of far away. But tomorrow I’m going to start everything over I’m going to check on all the papers and get in hold of the lawyer and find out what we need to do to get Lani divorced.  But they are doing great. The one big thing for right now is that Dani, her husband, is going to go work in Danli in the coffee fields out there until they go back to high school, which starts in February, but I’ll still be here. So it’s not that big of a deal right now. 

The house is actually a hotel. We live in a hotel room. The president of the Relief Soc. is the land lady of the place so she has given us the place really cheap. And she is also the cook lady. So it works out really well. She lives in a house connected to the hotel. So it’s kind of worth. The one bad thing is that here in my area there aren’t many members. There are so few members that we don’t have a chapel. We have a house, and the baptismal font is a water tank, hahaha, that is above ground. But they say if they can get the attendance to 90 the church is going to build a church from them. But on Sunday there was less than 40 people and that included new born babies. 

But we are doing well. I have felt in my 1st week and a half here I have lost like 5 pounds haha. But I’m doing well. I’m having the time of my life. It should be a good 4 changes. I love you all and tell dad ill write him next week. 

Elder Spencer Olsen 
ps just to let you know the official day that I get home will be Oct 17 2013. Every missionary has an extra 5 days added to their mission and that fits exactly with the day of changes.

The tradition in the mission is at the year mark is to burn a shirt and here’s mine, hahaha.

 The other day we helped make tamales for a branch activity. Man that carp is hard and I found out really fatting. They used a whole liter of pork fat to flavor it. 

- Last night a drunk guy came up to us and wouldn’t leave us alone. So we had a little fun with him. We made him hold his breath, dance, sing, and pray. His name is Andréa’s I hope we can find him and change his life for the better . 

This is my comp with the drunk guy.

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