Friday, May 22, 2015

March 16, 2015

Dear FAM! 
Ok so first HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! Ahhh I love you so much and don’t even worry about it-- you still look 34 and I’m not just saying that because I’m your son! haha 
Sounds like you guys had an awesome week! Spring break ended with Las Vegas! haha That’s awesome!   Also-- Cassie gets home so soon I still have so much to do out here haha but that’s awesome! I miss you guys a ton and can’t wait for Mother’s Day!

This week was amazing. First off-- we were walking down the street and this guy was struggling to tie a tie and yelled for us hahaha so we tied his tie!! haha  You never know what you’re going to do for people.   It was so funny because we were just like "we tie one of these everyday". This week has been a little sad because I only have one more week with Elder Ribeiro. He’s seriously so cool and this transfer went by way too fast! He’s awesome! But something that is kinda sad is that when we go over to English members homes for dinner-- people treat him like a little kid.   I don’t know-- he says he’s use to it but it is just funny how people act because he is from a different country. hahaha  It’s just whatever for him though. So something else that happened this week is  we went on exchanges to Cashmere which is so pretty.   We had to do service which was cleaning this house... oh my gosh it was the dirtiest house I’ve ever seen... seriously so gross. Like rats and mice everywhere-- everything you can think of was in that house haha!! It was rough but it was super cool to see it after we left. It looked so much better! I guess they still had  groups coming for the next few weeks... but it felt good to do service.  We don’t get to do it all the time but it is always the best when we do! So about the Garcia’s-- they are still doing awesome! They feed us like every night haha!  Best food I’ve ever had out here!  They are already like members but there is something holding them back from baptism and we don’t know what it is. They have the strongest testimonies I’ve seen but they just don’t want to get baptized right now. So I think just with them-- it’s going to take time. They’re so awesome though! They always tell me and Elder Ribeiro that when we come to visit we will always have a place with them! I love them so much! Oh a story that I forgot to tell you about in Walla Walla that was super cool.  One day we were walking down this really long road and I always just wave to everyone and smile and you always think it’s not going to change anything but then this lady pulled over and wanted to talk to us and said she wants us to come over! So you never know who you are touching! Just a smile and a wave can change everything! I love this work so much!! I feel like it’s going by way too fast!

I love you guys so much! Hope you have a great week and a great b day! 
Miss you a ton,
Love Elder Oliver 

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