Sunday, January 13, 2013


This week in my letter to Spencer, I told him about a family that is coming to the Gospel Principle class at church.  I told him it would be fun to see how he would teach these people.  That is what his first comments are referring to.  Poor kid didn't have a very good birthday this year.  I still haven't even sent him his package yet.  It's always been a challenge to celebrate his birthday because it's so close to Christmas.  So if anyone wants to send him a quick note to wish him a Happy Birthday, I'm sure he'd appreciate it. Still no pictures, because as you read last post, his brand new camera he left at a Chinese restaurant.  I got a quick call from him the day he lost it, and he wanted to get a new $300 camera because he thought he would take better care of it.  I told him absolutely not and to get the cheapest one he could buy.  This boy drives me crazy!!

Hey mom and everyone,

HAHAHAHA. So you want to know how I teach the Principles of the Gospel class. Well things really haven’t changed in my teaching style since I left haha. I just read the lesson in sacrament meeting. Hahahahahaha. But I now understand how to kind of give a class. A big majority of the time I have to give that class or the YM/YW class or Sunday School haha. Yesterday was the first Sunday of the year. So they still didn’t have the new year’s book. So they asked me right after sacrament meeting was done to teach the young men’s and women’s class. And then they said no that I had to find a teacher for that class and that I had to teach the Sunday school class. So I just taught them how they can help us in mission work. I have given this class/talk like 2 times in this branch haha. Whatever works right haha. 

So yesterday was my bday right. I just wanted to have a little time to rest in the afternoon. So our 1st real cita was at like 530pm and for my bday I just wanted to chill. Man I laid down for like 20 minute, and nope, my companion told me that we had to go out and work. Man my bday sucked in comparison of the last year. Last year I went and ate shrimp and to the beach. And then the Zl’s told me to go take a nap hahaha. Yesterday, just a normal work day.

But... there was a little good about this week. We baptized. Yessssssss! Her name is Marina Torres. She is the aunt of my 1st baptism her, Hrm Glenda. The cool thing about it is that she can’t hear. She is deaf in her right ear and in her left can only hear just a little. And when she was a child she didn’t learn to read nor write so because of that she had never learned really anything about God, just knew one existed. It was a great baptism. That was the big things that happened here haha. I love you guys I’m doing great. And I miss everyone.

Elder Spencer Olsen 

Dec 31, 2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hey mom and everyone,

Well man did I have a new years day haha.

So to start off... after Tuesday was over we got back to real missionary work. It was a tough week this week. So this is one of the very few areas in the mission that has bikes. So with De Leon we would always go everywhere on the bike and I would always tell him that I used more energy on the bike and that we shouldn’t use them haha. Man was I wrong. Right now my companion doesn’t know how to ride a bike. So we have been walking everywhere. Man I am really getting tired a lot quicker haha.

But my comp is doing good. He is just right now trying to get the feel for the mission. He some times goes a little too in depth of the things that we teach and doesn’t know how to put together the lesson and stay on track but we are working it out hahaha. I just think about when I got here and I couldn’t even speak Spanish haha. But we are doing great. He is just really, really obedient. But we are trying to break him in to the mission Honduras Tegucigalpa haha.

So my new years man probably the worst I have ever had haha. So it started that nothing was open so we didn’t do anything it the zone. So we decided to go to Nacaome and get out money out for the 15 days. So right when we are out waiting for the bus my Branch Pres. passes us and was headed the same way, so he gave us a ride. So when we got there, there was only one ATM that worked and had like 30 people long. So we ended up driving to San Lorenzo to see there and we got in. So I get the rent put into my account at the beginning of every month and so I had an extra 3000 limps in my account and so I have 5300 limps in my account and you can only take out 4000 a time and we have bank of America and they take 50 limps for every time I withdraw so I have to wait to take out money till Thursday. The super market was also sooooo full and we couldn’t but anything. So then we went back to Nacaome and nothing worked out there either. So we went to go each lunch and we were there and it was all good and I took a pic of one of the guys we were with and when we left I forgot to grab my camera. And I lost it. It sucked.

So last night we had a few people that we ate with tamales and what not and when we got home I just told my comp I think that would make me happy to stay awake and greet the new year so I stayed up till 1 am waiting for the new year. Man alive can they do new years here. So that make these big like scare crow doll and they fill it with a bunch of fire works. So at 12am they burn the doll and it’s just an explosion of fire works. I couldn’t even hear myself. It was awesome.

Well l I love you guys hope everything is going well.

Elder Spencer Olsen