It's been an eventful couple of weeks. Spencer's brother, Connor, received his Mission Call on March 22, and Spencer's Mission President gave him permission to call him when he opened his call. The Sunday the 17th, Spencer called us to make arrangements of when and where we would be opening his call, but he didn't know where he would be. He knew that he was going to be transferred, but didn't know if he would have access to a computer. We were going to be Skyping or on Google Plus Hangout. Well, we didn't receive a letter on the 18th because he lost power at the internet cafe just as he started writing to us. I was very disappointed, but I got over it because we got to talk to him.
Well, the big day for Connor came. He is at BYU-I along with his sister and brother-in-law. They had his activity room filled with people and his computer set up with Google Plus Hangout. (We practiced the night before.) We were gathered at our house in Gilbert, AZ with our family and friends with the computer hooked up to the TV. We had Connor big and us, Grandpa Ray and Aunt Michele Anderson logged in and Uncle Brett and family logged on in Tucson. Then we had to wait for the call from Spencer. We met at 6 pm AZ, 7 pm Idaho time. And then the call came in at 6:20 pm. He had access to a computer, but after trying to get him hooked up, the internet connection was too slow. So we had a friend hold the phone up to Connor so Spencer could hear and he read the call. He will be serving in the Argentina, Buenos Aires North Mission reporting July 3rd. Spencer isn't due home until Oct. 16th so they will miss each other by 3 1/2 months. It was so fun for the brother's to be able to share this moment with each other. When Connor read his mission, Spencer yelled out, "Connor, you're going to Argentina!" Connor yelled back, "I know!"
Ya last week sucked I was finishing reading your letter and right as I was about the start to write your letter and the internet went out on us. I felt so bad. But we did get to talk on friday for like 3 hours so you can't feel to bad. Hey just calm down with this hold it out stuff im fine. I just got a little baggi talking to you guys, and it didnt help that they had sent me to one of the worst areas in the entire mission. But things are getting better. Me and my comp talked some stuff out. He had apparently heard some stuff about me from some other missionaries that were complete lies haha. But we got everything fix.
So starting last week on Sunday we had the dedication. Man a live that was so amazing. The first 2 sessions were really great. But it was the 3rd that was the best. I had noticed that Elder Holland hadn't used headphones for the 1st 2 sessions. So in the 3rd session he finally got to talk. Man that guy really is powerful when he speaks. Then to finish his talk he gave his testimony spanish. Wow that was crazy. He doesn't speak it that well, but man it was so amazing to be able to hear an Apostle speak in a different language. Then after Ucktdorf gave his final talk and he said something really interesting. He Said he KNEW Jesus Christ. That was so pòwerful to know that that man literally speaks with Christ. WOW!!!
Then on Monday I had a great conference with some senior missionaries that are psychologists in the Carribien. The actual conference that they gave wasn't that interesting. And I had translate for the mission nurse Sis Smar. I seem to get along with the old ladies of the church hahaha. But after I was able to talk one on one with them. I have been getting a little stressed out but he helped me out a lot. I'm not crazy anymore hahah.
Then i got my changes to Triunfo. Man I have joked my entire mission about going to this place. I never really thought that Pres. would send me here. I have just heard the worst things about this place from Elder Carter. But now being there it really isn't that bad. It's just that everything is just really far from our house. My house is huge, way too big for 2 missionaries. It's big enough for like 8 missionaries haha. So I have found a new place that is prefect for 2 and the bedroom is insulated with ac and the land lord said he is going to pay the light and water bill and its only 500 limps more then the place we live in right now.
Oh a little back tracking. The Saturday before the dedication Alfonzo after nearly 12 years finally got baptized. He literally dropped smoking in a week. It was awesome. That Friday before I had to convince him to go to the dedication cuz they live in a sketchy place and they don't like to leave the house alone but I convinced him to go, and he loved it. I'm so excited for him. I just hope he stays in a good path.
Right now in El Triunfo we should be having at least 1 baptism if not 2 this weekend. I'm starting to like my area a lot. We will see how eveything goes. I am going to tell President to take me out at my 3rd change and to put me in the city to finsh out my mission. We will have to see what happens at the end.
Just remember that im doing good I know what I need to do. I'm doing it. I love you guys.
Don't worry about me too much.
With all the love I can give
Elder Spencer Olsen
Alfonzo, his wife Juana and their granddaughter Stepheny
This is Kefor, my Branch Pres. from Langue.
He was the coolest church leader I have had on my entire mission.
This is the Nunez Family. I got a pic with them just before I left Langue
Some little kids we dressed up as missionaries. haha
I had to fix our water tank so that we could shower. haha
I guess he learned well from his father. We own rental properties.
Tarver and I went on Divisions last week and climbed this hill that has a view of my area and of the ocean.
This is Hna Yolanda. All the Missionaries go to her house to eat baleades after district meeting every Thursday. She is way cool haha. And with her is her daughter Mamita. She is 15 Mitchell. haha
This is Baxter and another husky that lived there. His name is Casper
This is my Honduran Husky puppy. His name is Baxter
This is the landlady of my house in Langue. She is the Honduran Grandma Linda. They are exactly alike. haha
This is Hna Magoon. She is the coolest sister in the mish. She is just one of the boys. haha
This is another family. They are way tight. They always gave us food. haha
This is my Zone after the Temple Dedication
This is the Cruz Family. They make Hammocks for a living.
Yeah, we got Alfonzo baptized
I look sexy in white hahaha
This is a really cool member named Diana, her daughter Alma and mother-in-law Yolanda