Sunday, October 13, 2013

Oct 6, 2013 Friends in the Mission

I received an email from a friend that I have made through Missionary Mom.  She was nice enough to send a couple of pictures of our boys together with their companions.  I love Missionary Pictures!

 Elder Mahan, Elder Smith, Elder Boe, & Elder Olsen
What a great looking group of Missionaries

Oct 7, 2013 Tegucigalpa Coca Cola Cristo

Hello Mom Dad and everyone,

Well it’s getting really crazy out here with everything that is going on. The last few weeks we have been doing things to get ready to go home like last Tuesday we went to the temple with the missionaries that’s are going home with us. It was kind of crappy because they just kind of let us know out of the nothing. So a lot of missionaries recommends were expired so they couldn’t go it kind sucked so hopefully they do something more before we leave. Today I heard that one of the APs moms is coming down to pick him up and she is going to make us all food from Peru. That should be interesting.

So here in Latin America we always watch conference in English. WE call it ´´Gringo Weekend.´´ I really don’t like watching it in Spanish. The translators are really boring. The same emotions doesn’t exist in them as actually listening to the Prophet Apostles and Seventy. So on Saturday we went to one of the buildings that is part of the stake but out of the zone. We hooked up with all the gringos of the 2 zones in the stake. We were 12 missionaries in a small family history center. It was a lot of fun.

The Sunday morning we had to watch conference in Spanish because we took a few investigators to it and we couldn’t leave them alone so we had to go with them. I fell a sleep for like 5 minutes in Elder Scotts talk. He translates his own talks because he speaks Spanish but he has a very dull accent in Spanish. But is was good.

My favorite talk was Elder Anderson´s talk about the priesthood. I was really thinking in his talk that now is the real test. That man know I have my whole life coming up on me. That this is the moment to really see what I am worth. I know what I have preached for the last 2 years is the truth and that I have done it through God´s power. I always want to be worthy of it. I don’t want to fall like I have seen so many people and members have done. I am excited to see what happens and to see how I can inform the temptations I have. I know God will be there to always help me I am just going to have to look for him to help me.

Well today we had a really good time. I finally after more then 2 years of waiting we went up to Pikachu. That’s is the statue of Christ here in the city. Or what you know it as the Coca Cola Cristo. It was a lot of fun. If we come down here we will have to go. It was really chill up there. It reminds me a lot of northern AZ like Flagstaff Payson area it is way cool. I felt like I was back at Geronimo again hahahaha.

Well it’s coming down to the wire one more Monday and that’s if you go back to writing one email hahaha that’s so crazy. I’m so excited to get things going. Can’t wait to see you all.

Love you all I’m doing great we should be having my last baptism on Saturday. I’ll let you all know next week.

Elder Spencer Olsen

 Temple Trip

the last one is a zone pic we did an activity in the stake center an we were getting everything ready 
this was a lot of fun 
 yeah buddy
the solo pic of me jumping over tegus 
 me and oveson are really weird hahahah
 the 3 gringos of the zone
 the airstipr where i will be taking off from in 10 days hahaha
 the national satdium of honduras 
 the temple from a distance
here is all of tegus 
 this is elder rivera he is from the cieba here in honduras he is a visa waiter for mexico he finally got his visa after 10 months of waiting this week hahahaha we all made fun of him saying that someday he would get his visa and go to mexico 
 elder boe being doofy he drew those pants hahahaha
 my zone minus 2 sisters that werent there when we took the pic
 it was a very tiring day for elder oveson and boe hahahah
We gringos are really weird hahaha 
 me and oveson are best mission firends we do funny stuff together
Our gringo group for conference

Sept 30, 2013 Tegucigalpa 2 Missionaries Good, 4 Missionaries Not So Much

Dear mom dad and everyone,

Well let’s see this week has been a little crazy.

So we had interview with Pres. Hernandez in his house on Wednesday. We were there I kid you not all day. We got there at like 9am and they gave us breakfast (coco crispìes hahaha) then when the Zl’s got out of their interviews Hna Hernandez talked with us about how we can get more investigators and how to recognize the spirit when we go out and find these people. It was good. Then we got the interviews started. It kind of sucked. We were put last and we were there all day and we had to wait for the entire zone which is 19 people. So luckily Pres. has a few games in his house. We got playing Janga. We did tournaments with it. It got really intense between me and Elder Oveson. And he won by pure luck. So then we got bored of that and pulled out Monopoly. And when we got going on that the APs got there and asked Pres. if they could do their interviews as well, so we got even more people put in front of us. So when it was all said and done we didn’t even get to have our interviews.

So we had to go on divisions to have a baptismal interview done. So we had a little bit of problems that night. I went to the Zl’s house with Elder Oveson and we worked for a little bit and then I realized... I know I have the keys to the house. And my comp Elder Boe and Elder Martinez couldn’t get into our house so they showed back up to the ZL house and we all stayed there. So Pres. has always said when you have 2 missionaries together you can still have rational thought but once there is more then 2 that is when rational thought is thrown out and stupidity happens. And ever since I was in Monjaras living with 4 missionaries I have shared this theory... So Elder Boe is a man large in stature and so is Elder Oveson. Elder Oveson is an all American wrestler in the USA. So I’m not real sure what exactly happened but Elder Boe and Oveson started to wrestling in the tiny 15x15 room where the Zl’s sleep. We are looking at 2 beds 2 fans and 2 wardrobes for them to hang their cloths. So that makes the room with the open space of about 5x5 with 2 men of over 6 foot each wrestling in this room. It got pretty intense but Elder Oveson being the wrestler he ended up throwing Boe through the air on to the bed, luckily Boe didn’t hit his head. So it all ended with a broken fan and a broken window where Oveson happened to run through hahaha. Nothing happened to him. Sleep overs in the mish are so much fun.

Thursday I got great news that tomorrow we are going to the temple the last time with all the missionaries that are going home with us so it’s going to be pretty awesome to see everyone. I have a few comps and a lot of really good friends in the group so it is going to be a great time. I’m really excited to go. And then the next time I go to the temple it will be with you guys in Mesa, ARIZONA!!!!!!!!!!

Then on Friday we had another baptism. His name is Elvin Estifen Martinez Espinal. He is a solid kid of 12 years old. He has a lot of family that are really good members in one of the stakes from the other mish right across Tegus so I’m not too worried about him and his sister was the last baptism we had so it should be really good. Nothing too exciting other then that we baptized. 

Saturday we had to help the Zl’s with some stuff so nothing too big that happened. And than on Sunday we had another baptism to top off the month with 3 baptisms. We had the most baptisms in the zone this month so we are doing pretty solid.

Well just 2 more letter that you have to right. Its coming down to the end it’s hard to stay focused sometimes but we are still working. I can’t wait to see you all. Well that’s what I got for you today have a great week. Love you all

Elder Spencer Olsen

 Krystals Baptism

 Elder Boe Hanging out
 Elvin Estifen Martinez Espinal