Monday, July 27, 2015

May 18, 2015

Ahhh man-- I have the best family in the world!!! Seriously you are the best.   I love you guys so much and I am sorry I might spell a lot of things wrong-- Spanish is destroying my brain! haha 
But sooo for everyone-- I have been really changing and have been kinda receiving some cool different revelation haha!! Soo-- the first one is I cut my hair. It looks ok just short and I will not be growing my hair back out!! hahah So when I get home and say I want to-- please show me this email haha!!  I don’t know, you just realize how all the little things are what make the big difference and that is something for me. I really want to sacrifice all I can to my Savior and be everything that I can be for Him, because I love him so much. 
As for some funny things this week-- I tripped again... all the way on my face haha!!  I’m the worst!! (I blame the weird court haahah ) We are also getting teewees!!!.... :( Ask Chantz what they are) haha!! They are the things in the car--not to stoked haha!!  We still have 4 more weeks in this transfer and then we will know what mission we will be in!! haha So we are all waiting for this next call haha! Oh-- another funny story was that we were walking around this house on Friday to go to the back because most of the Mexicans live around back. So there was this huge dog next door that was going nuts... but there was a huge fence so I was totally thinking I was fine... nope, he jumped all the way up the fence and almost bit my head!! I could feel  his breath hahaha!! and lets just say I ran faster than “Sandlot” hahaha! I freaked-- it was nuts and there was a member with us so you know just still embarrassing myself! hahaha 
As for some really cool spiritual stuff-- the S’s are getting baptized this Saturday!!!!! They are so ready! We had Stake Conference and they got to meet President Ware.  When J was talking to President,  he just started crying and said he could feel God's love perfectly for him.  It was the coolest thing ever. He then said that he doesn’t believe anymore that this is true--he knows.  So of course we were all crying! haha  It was so cool and we are so excited for them! 
They also got a blessing this week and they said they have never felt stronger and every temptation has left. We just know Heavenly Father needs them on His side right now--it’s the coolest thing ever to see! I love this church! haha 
Little side note-- I got super sick this week.  I think it was salmonella! haha I have no idea but you’re all going to laugh--but it was one of the most spiritual experiences I’ve had, because I know Christ suffered for that. He knew exactly what I went through and I could feel Him with me when I was sicker then I’ve ever been in my life. I love my Savior so much and I will do anything for him, sacrifice everything for what He has done for me. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I know it’s true! 
I love you guys so much and hope you have an awesome last week of school!

Love Elder Oliver 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

May 11, 2015

Dear Mom & Familia-
Whaaattt?? Don’t write back?! Pshhh of course I’m going to! I never feel like  we have enough time on Skype but it’s just good to see everyone and laugh!!
As for the things I didn’t tell you about this week. So first off-- if you ever give a talk in Sacrament, please do not start talking about deep doctrine hahaha!  We had a guy yesterday start talking about everything about the Temple and we were just dying because the S's were there. So just know if you do talk about deep doctrine-- every missionary is getting really nervous and not liking you too much and then having to repent!! haha  Some good stuff that happened this week was we've been doing a ton of service and we have been like building a house!  We also have been laying sod and doing tons of other stuff sooo… now I know how to do it!!  It just gets kinda tough! haha The weather here is pretty nice though-- really sunny, about 80 so it is not too bad besides the whole sun thing and being the whole ginger thing and getting sunscreen in your eyes so it looks like I’m always crying hahaha!!  So we were in an investigators Apt. on Thursday and the lady was just telling us this super long story (Mexicans do love to talk) but as we were listening I look down and I see a mouse crawl in between my companions feet and then under the couch!! haha  It was nuts and I had to try my hardest not to say anything-- crazy though!! haha  As for the S’s  they are so awesome! Their date is the 22nd  because she drank coffee and we have to wait two solid weeks without anything. But they are still doing super good and she felt so bad for it. haha They asked if we could get J a tie so we got him this clip on and they had him wear it to church! Its sooo awesome-- they all just look like members!! haha Sometimes I feel like they are better than members haha! This week was really good though! A lot of good stuff is happening and it is really cool because Elder Cataldo and I get to like build it from the ground up.  So I have no idea if we will stay or leave or what’s going to happen. But I really do love Elder Cataldo he has helped me grow sooo much! We talk all the time and sometimes it gets so spiritual we both just start tearing up and then laugh at how weird we probably look haha! But it’s ok because I really do know that God put us together for a reason--and I love it! haha He’s the best and I have so much respect for him! 

Anyways I love you guys so much and again it was just so good to get to see you and talk and laugh with all of you I hope you really do know how much you mean to me and how you really are THE best family out there! 

Love Elder Oliver