Monday, September 28, 2015


deareset family... oh boy has this been a week.

to just start off i want to say that God has a plan for everything. Last monday i had one companion, and now this week i have 2 and i am covering 2 wards and it is nuts. but i know God has a plan. Tuesday was definitely the hardest day of my mission so far and i wasn't sure if i was going to make it but like i said in the beginning God HAS a plan. that day at zone conference i had a package from all of my young women leaders. so i just want to say thank you right now. one of the letters said, "i hope this gets to you in just the time that  you'll need it most" and boy was she right. you know no matter how bad something may seem, there is always a way out of it .. through faith, hope and love. Faith that things will work out, hope/action on making things better with a better attitude (even if you have to fake it till you make it) and Love.. just love everyone, you have no idea who needs what and when they need it. I love being out here and i love being here... my mission president said that this is a trying time, but it will stretch my faith and make it so much i am not sure how much it can stretch... but i will do it; if i am asked. 

 I am now companions with Sis. Kovacs and Sis. Griffin covering the Greenville 1st and 2nd ward. . Florita was baptized this week on Saturday, and it was so beautiful! i sure love that girl she was so nervous, but she did it and that is all that matters. she acted in faith. i think we can all be like florita. i wish i could tell you her whole story. but i promise if all ya'll will act in faith, you will be carried through!

there is a lot going for both wards here in Greenville and i can't wait to see what kinds of things happen. so wish us luck!

 p.s. i can't wait to sleep on a bed again. i am currently sandwiched inbetween two matresses on the ground. lol #missionlyfe. 


1. Florita's baptism!! (sister's griffin, kovacs,and me)
2. Life is what  you make it!!  (cotton field)

mon: ate at crackle barrel with my sis. Anderson
tues: Zone conference and Florita's baptism interview
wed:first day with the First sisters
thurs:did weekly planning for TWO areas... oh my goodness
fri:took our sweet shot by the cotton fields
sat:FLorita's baptism, and woman's conference
sun:found out we are an official trio! ;D

Monday, September 21, 2015

Made Pies

dearest frineds and family... 

this week. has been crazy. i forgot my i am going to do my very best to even try to remember what in the world happened. 

WE taught a lot of less-active families, and we made cup-cake size so good... don't worry we did service as well but let me just tell you, they were mighty beautiful. we dilivered them to Ann, and some of our other prospective investigators! so there is nothing better than moving to the soul with some delicioius treats right?? ;D no the spirit is the best key. anyways. i think we just had really bad timing with things this week for teaching/finding investigators. We got to teach Florita (who is getting baptized this saturday!!) and her friend Star. she is progressing really well. she has lots of questions and before she asks us she first prays, then goes to the Book of Mormon. .. the the fist place for the questions of our souls! 

funny story. so we went to the Timothy's (a family in our ward) to teach a follow-up lesson. and after a powerful lesson on the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the father bearing testimony of Joseph Smith we all knelt down to pray when their daughter (8) knelt by her brother (17). well this daughter looks up and shouts..."did you fart?" and we all just busted up laughing, and sister anderson had to say the prayer, and we couldn't get a hold of ourselves... lol but finally i got a good balance of everything.. and i kinda peed a little during the that's a new place... so when ever ya'll feel bad, just think of sister Olesen peeing her pants (skirt) during a member lesson... i know it doesn't seem like we are working hard... just sometimes the funny stuff is way easier to remember... i hope you allhave a wonderful week!! i love you tons!! wish Florita luck on her baptism!

mon: lesson with sister napier, her love of Christ, and the atonement
tues:we made pies
wed:had a lesson with this cute lady named Nicole reid... now i thougt my mom could she    can talk lol she has really great stories!

thurs:Taught tithing for the first time to Florita! she is so wonderful! and loves to learn!
Fri:.... i peed...
Sat: stake meeting with all of the missionaries, and ward missionaries/mission leaders. we learned how important missionary work is through members. 1:70 people that missionaries find on their own are baptised and 1:5 people reffered by members are everyone, do your missionary work, so we can ALL be together someday. 

sunday: i spoke in church for the first time! on community service :D  

LOVE sister Olesen!!  BE GOOD!! 

1.our pastries!!
2.the field is all white and ready to harvest... good ole cotton fields