It was another great week! I was able to spend the night with some other sisters this week because Sister Martin had a meeting in Austin. It is always a lot of fun to see the different mission apartments and to meet more Sisters. We were able to meet with "Joe" again and answer a lot of the questions he had. He came to church again on Sunday and expressed that he was ready to work towards baptism. So we are excited to continue meeting and working with him. We were able to go to the mission home again this Sunday evening. It is always such a privilege and a blessing to go to the mission home and meet with President and Sister Polley. President Polley always talks with so much love and excitement. He talked to us a lot about working hard and having the faith to find. I know that as I continue to work hard that we will find more people that are prepared to accept the gospel. It is still hot here and we still bike a lot. However, there is nothing I would rather be doing right now. Nothing is more rewarding then helping people come closer to Christ. :)
Love, Sister OlsenIt is such a blessing to live by the temple :)
I have been here in Texas for two months now and am starting to really speak the language. In other words "y'all" has been added to my vocabulary. I haven't quite reached the point of saying "all y'all", but time will tell... The first part of the week was super hot. We were out biking and no one was really home so we were really hot. Sister Martin found Oreos in her bag, so we took a short break to eat them (picture 1). Yesterday after church it started raining. We started biking and it was lightly sprinkling, which was a nice change of weather. As we continued biking, it started to rain harder. By the time we made it to the person's house we were going to visit, we were very wet. (Picture 2). The rain definitely cooled us off and we actually got a little cold. It has been so hot here that I was beginning to forget what it felt like to be cold. This week we had some cool experiences. One night we were walking in a neighborhood and we were able to stop and talk with this woman on the side of the street for 45 minutes. We were able to share our beliefs about Christ and what his sacrifice means for everyone. She isn't too interested in joining the church, but did really enjoy talking to us. I know that it wasn't by chance that we were able to meet and that God really does guide people into our path. We also were able to go over to an older couple's house. They haven't been able to come to church as often because of health problems. Sister Martin has an amazing voice and was able to sing them a hymn. They loved it and it always amazes me how much music can invite the spirit.
Have a great week!
|Sister Dickson is my second companion this transfer because our companions are the lead sister training leaders. We are together when they are in meetings and go on exchanges with other sisters.|