California San Diego Mission

California San Diego Mission

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

CHRISTMAS!!!!! 5 months!!!

This week so much happened!!!! 
i will start on Christmas eve! Sister Sorensons grandparents came to the MoBat and then took us out to dinner that night (which i dont think is allowed...) but they took us to this really really nice restaurant. They wanted to take us to the nicest one that they could find to treat us right for Christmas. I got a 37 dollar steak!!!!! Like whaaaa! So that was really nice, we had a lot of delicious food so that was awesome. They also got us Christmas presents! woo! and then i went home and opened all my presents! Because i wasn't going to have time the next morning. All the sisters sad in the hallway of the apartment building and we opened them together so that was really fun!:) I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful things that you sent me!! It was such a memorable Christmas:) So then the next day (Christmas day) me and the comp go to the marnie base and sing to the marines. It was such a cool experience!! we go into this building and it is freezing col because they don't give the marines AC or heating, and these poor marnie's sit down and are allowed to eat one cookie. So we give them a cookie and sing to them and they are all crying. These huge grown men are weeping because they are alone on Christmas. They literally have NOTHING!!! Not even heating! i thought my situation was not fun, NO it could be worse, i could be a marine in boot camp right now. So then after we sing the mission president gets up and he shares this beautiful poem about a marine and Santa. It is the most touching poem i have ever heard and it made me cry. I cried so much. I realized that missionaries are a lot like marines. We both sacrifice so much to serve. We are both fighting. Missionaries are fighting a spiritual battle, and marines a physical battle. But no matter if we are not with our families for Christmas, no matter if we have a lot of presents or just a cookie, the one thing that is given to all of us this Christmas is Christ. Jesus Christ was born so we can all live again. He will never leave us alone. The atonement is available for all that desire it and on that cold Christmas morning that is what i learned. 
After we left that i went to the church and GOT TO CALL MY FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!! shortest 40 minutes of my life, but it was so good to talk to you all even though you all make fun of my for being spiritual...-_-...thanks for being insensitive, but none the less i was so happy to see you all! Truly made my day/ year/ most memorable Christmas ever! and if you are all wondering yes i did cry! Ok does that make me any less of a women if i cried saying goodbye to my family? i say NO! then after that i went to the Battalion the rest of the day. 
Then the nest day something so so so so so so cool happened! it was totally an answer to my prayer! i have been praying to go Spanish speaking because i want to learn Spanish so bad, but i don't think that it will ever happen, so instead i got to go on exchanges with Hermana Barney and i got to go Spanish speaking for one day!!!!!! IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!!!!! we ate dinner with the Aguliar Family at this Peruvian place and man it was so good, and the whole time everyone is speaking Spanish and i understood about 60 percent of what was being said so i was pretty impressed...:) I even got to speak to them and they just laugh when i speak Spanish and tell me how cute i am...but it was so awesome! we went to this lesson and i couldn't say much, but the man could understand English so i spoke English to him and he would respond in Spanish..which i couldn't understand most of the time, but the most amazing thing about it was even when you don't know the language that is being spoken you can still feel the spirit and it still testifies to you that what is being said is true! I felt the spirit so strong in that lesson, even though i didn't understand what was being said!! Like whaaaa??? It was truly an experience that increased my faith and i am so thankful for the time that i had to go Spanish speaking!!!:D 
Then on Sunday sister sorensons WHOLE family came to the Battalion and it was crazy. He family is awesome and fun and it made me wish that my family was here visiting me:) Oh by the way everyone now says that i have the MOST HILARIOUS family:) way to go guys! 

Oh I totally forgot something totally important this week! we baptized FAITH!!!!! wooo! i will send pics of it all! but her baptism was totally the most stressful thing ever....but she did it so yayy! she is in the kingdom now!:)I love you all so much and love all the emails that you send me now that you all have the latest iphone;) talk to you all next week! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!! 
XOXOXOXO 

Our Apartment


Getting my hair done


Day 146 CHRISTMAS!!!

Hello!!!! 

This WEEK IS CHRISTMAS AND I GET TO SKYPE/FACE TIME HOME!!!!!!!! i am seriously sooo so so excited even though we get less than an hour to do it....-_- (still trying to love mission rules even though it seems like they were made by satan) but i will be calling home around 12:00 san diego time, so i have no idea what time that will be in Roswell so make sure you are all ready!

So this week was awesome! The Bills family came to the Battalion this week and IT WAS SO AWESOME!!!!!!! I got to take them on a tour and i hope that they enjoyed it! It was literally just what i needed! To have someone that you know come through the Battalion is just about the best thing and especially the Bills family because they are so awesome and Sister Bills and I have such a strong relationship and the entire time i took their family on tour you could feel the spirit so strong and ahh i will tell you more about it when i Skype home:) 

not trying to scare you mom, but i almost died this week....because i ate nuts.....and had to use my epi pen.....in the middle of a lesson.....because i ate a cookie that had nuts in it at a members home and.....i couldnt breath....but used my epi pen and now im ok:) I will also tell you more about that lovely experience when i see yall on friday! 

Yesterday was the Christmas devotional and what that is, all the missionaries in the entire mission get together (which never happens) and the mission president talks to us and they show this huge slide show of all the baptisms in the entire year and by watching that it made me SOO motivated to go out and baptize everyone!!! it was a good way to end/start the new year! :)

So i am geting my hair colored today so wish me luck that she does a good job or i might just kill myself because i feel like an ugly nun here on my mission because i literally have 0 time to get ready and take care of myself....not even kidding i usually have about 20 minutes in the morning to get ready, and Dad i already know what you are going to say "thats more than enough time to get ready" no its not! being on a mission you can control absolutely nothing except what you eat and what you look like and so the fact that i cant even control that really makes me angry/sad/anxious/nervous/angry/angry/mad....:) 

Well i only have a tiny bit of time on the computers today...:( but i will see you all on Christmas!!!! woooo i hope you are all as excited as i am! and Shout out to Tori for writing me an email this week! first time in basically forever!:P woo i love you all so much! thank you for all the wonderful Christmas present:s):):):) you sure know how to treat a girl;)

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE 
Sister Olivia Ann Price


MoBatRap



Swimming pool lust


Faith and San Diego



Mission life

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year! It is full of songs and
presents, toys and tinsel. Beings a servant of the Lord you experience
Christmas in a very different way. I don't get to put the Christmas
tree up with my family, I don't get to watch the Christmas story, I
don't eVen get the chance to wrap presents. Every morning I wake up
and I put my beloved name tag on prepared and willing to go out and
teach the world about our Savior Jesus Christ. I get to tell the city
of San Diego about the reason we celebrate Christmas. And it has never
brought me so much joy! Serving others is truly a gift from God. As I
think less about myself this Christmas season I am filled with the
love with joy, not a joy that I usually feel around Christmas time,
but a joy that fills every fiber of my body! It makes me want to sing
and dance because the message I have to share can help every single
person. It can benefit the rich and the poor, the young and the old
and I rejoice because I have confidence that I can walk up to every
single person I see and know for a certain that I have what they need.

But does this mean that it is easy? NO!!! I now know what people mean
when they say a mission is going to be hard. No one really ever
prepares you for what you are going to experience so I made a list so
other can know how a mission is hard. A mission is hard because
everyday you wake up willing to serve others and doors get slammed in
your face. Over and over again. Rejection all the time. You have a companion
that you have nothing in common with except the Gospel. You try as hard
are you can to invite other to come to Christ but someday no one wants 
to listen. You work long hours
to serve your investigators, you think of ways they can get to church and 
certain scriptures that can help them, and in the end they don't listen. They don't
keep commitments, don't answer your phone calls or texts. You are always
thinking of ways that you can improve and rarely ever think of the good 
that you are doing, all that you knew before the mission is taken away. 
No more music, family, friends, normal clothes, normal food, normal 
sleeping time, vacation, relaxation, exercise, games, school, all gone. 
You are ripped from a world you once new and are thrown into a new life 
of rules and obedience. A new life that is never about you, but in the same time 
all about you. A life that is no unnatural and bizarre. 

But this new life as bizarre and different as it is, is so wonderful at the same time! 
Helping others change and see the hand of God in their life has never been so fulfilling! 
Meeting someone new and immediately loving them the way God would touches your 
heart in an unforgettable way! And that's why i do this! That is why i put up with rejection! 
That is why i push through my tiredness! That is why i learn to love my companion! 
I do it all because loving someone the way God loves them out weights everything else! 
Seeing a child of God change their life toward happiness gives you power in those days 
of loneliness and sadness! 

That is why i am here. That is why i stay. Even though i miss my family and friends 
more than they can imagine, the experience i get to have and the lives i get to change 
are helping me so i can be a better friend and sister to all those that i have left for 18 months.

I want you all to know that i LOVE Jesus Christ! I LOVE God!! And i am so grateful for this 
Christmas season, even though i don't have a tree or gifts to give, the greatest and most 
important thing i can share with others is the message of the restored gospel, and i don't just have 
to chance to share it around Christmas time, i get to share it all year long!!! But during this time of 
the year don't forget the true meaning of Christmas! Jesus Christ the Savior and redeemer of the world 
was born in a tiny stable. He was born so we can be born again! If we love Him, remember Him, follow Him!! 
I invite you all to remember Jesus Christ this Christmas season and help others 
to come closer to their Savior Jesus Christ!:) 
I love you all and wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!!<3

Day 140

Buenos tardes!!! 

So this week has been crazy! Being at the Battalion we have so much less time in our area to proselyte.....which makes it seem like we are not doing missionary work. I calculated it, Tyson imagine only spending 2 and a half days in your area a week, how much missionary work and lessons could you get done with that amount of time? Yep that's how much time Battalion Sisters have in their area....even though we have so little time in our area the Lord blesses us with lots of people to teach and i am so glad for that! We definitely see miracles from it. But don't get me wrong i love working at the Battalion as well:) Except for on Sunday....i hate working at the Battalion on Sunday...lol and i will tell you why. So on Sunday for my entire life i am use to not doing ANYTHING!!! its "the day of rest" WRONG!!!! when you are a missionary it is the most busiest day ever. And on fast Sunday it is literally the worst. On fast Sunday i am tired, and super super hungry. i get up at the crack of dawn and go to ward council, then go to church, then go and work at the battalion for 5 hours and then we get to go to our dinner appointment. Well those 5 hours that i am at the Battalion i have to act happy and cheerful, and i have to act like i am so happy to serve the people that walk in the door, when in reality i don't want them to be there and i want to be eating thanksgiving dinner in my bed. So the other Sunday i was at the Battalion (starving and tired)  and a bunch of families walk in and i think to myself "No go away!" but of course i don't say that, i put my "golden retriever" smile on and take these people on a tour. Well these people are members of the church and sometimes members of the church act like they are entitled to everything that the church has (that includes visitor centers like the Mormon Battalion) and they treat me like i am their servant.....and that i have nothing better to do than to serve them...(which not going to lie is the truth but i like to think that its not...) and so in my tour i am talking and doing my MoBat thing that i normally do informing these peeps about the Battalion and they look so bored and i don't know why but i just got so mad. I have never been so mad in my entire life before, and i think it was because i was tired, hungry and i was giving all that i had to make the tour fun and to give these people (that were not very nice to me) a tour that they would enjoy. And in the mists of my extreme madness a quote by Jeffery Holland came to my mind and it says "when they are cast out, and spit upon and made a hiss and a byword, they are standing shoulder to shoulder to the greatest life this world has ever known, the only pure and perfect missionary that has ever lived and they have every reason to stand tall" At that moment i thought about Jesus Christ. I thought of how He knows what i am going through, and how Jesus Christ is standing right next to me in my trials willing to help me if i ask. I thought of how He would respond to the situation and when i thought about that i was immediately comforted and my heart was softened for these rude people i was taking on tour. It is so amazing to me the power of Jesus Christ!!!  He can literally help you thorough ANYTHING that you are going through! No matter what, even if you are a missionary the atonement can still lift you and guide you in your life and that is something that i came to realize this week:)

Today is transfers and i am staying in Linda Vista 1st with Sister Sorenson! wooo party! we decorated our apartment with all kinds of Christmas stuff so it looks legit, even though we don't have a Christmas tree..lol so John Preston my recent convert blessed the sacrament this week!!!! and HE WENT TO THE TEMPLE and did baptisms for the dead!! it was the coolest thing ever to have helped him get to do that, that that is for sure my favorite thing as a missionary!:)  

and i know you are all dying to know when i am going to skype home.....wait for it.....wait for it........I DON'T KNOW?! haha i dont know when i am going to skype home, they have not told us yet..-_-..... but im hoping that its in the morning, so make sure you have skype open and ready to go and send me the skype address so i can call you ok!!!! DONT FORGET TO SEND ME THE SKPYE ADDRESS!!!!!!! 

As for Faith, she decided that she wants to get baptized on her birthday which is the day before Christmas so she will be getting baptized next week, but she is still awesome!:) The work moves on and i wish that i could tell you all everything, but i have already spent an hour writing this email so I'm going to go!:) 

Also there is never a dull moment with my companion, she is crazy and i have finally come to love her:) 

have a great week!!!:D

Sister Olivia Ann Price 

PS its freezing here in SD! 47 degrees!!!

Switching the room around


Mostly Temple pics





Never a dull moment


Temple shift


Blackout


The District


We need cars like this!



I Lover her



Construction at the Batallion




Outside my apartment


Our first baptism



4 months!

This week was thanksgiving and it was good, ate lots of food which was really nice since i thought that i wasnt going to be getting a thanksgiving:) It sounds like all of you had a great holiday week, but the most exciting thing about this week was i had my first baptism!!!! JOHN is now baptized! It was one of the most spiritual baptism i have ever been to! And i have to admit i cryed, i cryed because there is something so special about helping someone come closer to Jesus Christ and helping them enter into the sacred covanent of baptism. I taught John all of the missionary lessons, we over came his trials together and he is now the newest member of the Church of Jesus CHrist of Latter Day Saints!! wooooo go john! the next step is to get him to go to the temple and do baptism for the dead, and he is getting the preistood next week so that is awesome!!:) (side note, i want you all to know that i suck at writing emails about myself....its not normal for a missionary to think about themselves so its really werid to talk all about my week, and thats why my emails are always terrible so i apologize) 

Sothis week a new christmas movie/mormon message came out and IT IS AWESOME!!!! if you go to christmas.mormon.org you can watch "A Savior is Born" and "A World without A SAvior" both amazing videos that as missionaries we will be using a lot! before every battalion tour we show those two short videos and they are so powerful! So i challenge you all to watch them and to discover why we need a savior and how you have come closer to the Savior this year as compared to last year:)  

as a missionary you really learn to love your companion even when you two are totally opposite, and that is what i am learning to do right now, there is never a dull moment with Sister Sorenson and i really enjoy it! Yesterday we were walking around this apartment complex and this security (hard core secrutiy guard) comes and asks us what we are doing and we act like we are lost so we can talk to him, and he angryly tell us where to go and we tell him that we are going to be visiting a member of our congregation and my comp asks is he wants to come with us, and he starts to walk away and yells no and she says "oh come on it will be fun" and he just starts cussing at us and saying all kinds of horrible things about God and wow it was terible, but i couldnt help but laugh because God never did anything to that dude, and my comp was totally egging him on, and something else that i realized is that he needed our message the most. This angry mean man that said he was athist needs the message of the restored gospel the most! and that is why i am on a mission is to share this wonderful message to peeople like this angry security officer! 

another side note is that i am a total noob when it comes to talking to boys now....like i cant even act normal around them. And you want to know why? its because i spend my day around 21 other sisters and its a horrible sin if you talk to boys in person on a mission....the missionary struggle...im awkward now.....grrr 

welel i am super short of time but i will attach pics because lets be honest those are the best part:)

XOXOXOXO 
Sister Price

Friday, November 27, 2015



























Christmas list

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN SEND ME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!
-shampoo and conditioner(treseme kind)
-face wash
-socks
-sticky notes
-envelopes
-paper for letters :):):) but really send me lots of shampoo and
conditioner, I never have enough money to buy it

Thanks I love you all!!!!!
So something cool is that me and my companion went to the gas station
and ended up adding the man that worked there as an investigator,
which means we had to teach him something, commit him to do something,
and get a return appointment! And he lives in our area (which is very
rare) so yeah it's was pretty cool experience!! We literally talk to
everyone! Even the weird dudes at the gas station!!:)

Thanksgiving !!!

Well this week consisted of a lot of meetings. We had a new missionary training meeting and i had to give a talk at it and it was...horrible. I had to talk about being a master planner, finder and teaching in front of all the missionaries and i got so nervous for some reason and i just forget everything that i was going to say so it was so embarrassing. People afterward told me they liked my talk but i knew they were just doing it to be nice, because i know for a fact that it was the worst talk the mission president and all the missionaries have ever heard. And besides being at meetings most of the week, i worked at the Battalion and that took up most of the week. But John Preston is getting baptized this week and i am so excited!! FIRST BAPTISM EVER!!! And since its thanksgiving this week i am going to list all the things that i am grateful for! Ok here i go- first i am so grateful for all of you!! for all the emails that you send me and for all the time you take to write me letters!:) It makes it a lot better and easier to be on a mission when you have your family and friends support! I am also grateful for my mission call! San Diego has the best weather and it is so beautiful here! I kinda don't want to leave because its like the garden of Eden here! i am also very grateful for my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ! For the love that God has for me and how kind he was to send his son to the earth to suffer and die for our sins. ok well we have only a couple of minutes to email because its thanksgiving week and the place that we are emailing is closing so i have to cut this short, but all in all i am so grateful for my family! (and for my best friends Nikole, Jessica, and Tristan) i appreciate all that you do for me! really i am forever grateful for all that you have done and the extreme kindness you have given me!!:)

i LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH AND EAT LOTS OF TURKEY FOR ME...because i wont be eating any....because i have to work at the battalion...we don't get thanksgiving dinner.....:(

Olivia Ann Price :)

Day 112 I think

Hola!! 

So i have a new companion!! Her name is Sister Sorenson and i am follow up training her. That means that she is not brand new,she has been here for 6 weeks already, but training is 12 weeks so i train her for the other half of her training. And let me be the first person to say that IT IS HARD!!!! like a whole new meaning of hard. I thought last transfer was hard, but this is a different kind of hard. Its hard because i have to do every single thing because she does not know anyone in our area, so that is a little stressful, and we have this goal of baptizing 10 people by Christmas day and i have no idea how i am going to do that.....and i dont want to fail and not meet the goal because i know that it can happen. Merrrrrrr and then on top of that we only get to spend half the day in our area so that makes it even harder, compared to regular missionaries that get to spend all day out trying to find people and teach them, im secretly kind of jealous of them because i wish i got to teach and find as much as a regular missionary does. But i love being at the Battalion so it really an internal conflict. 

On to the good news, yesterday me and S. Sorenson went to taco bell and the cashier was LDS so she didnt make us pay. It was sooooo nice and such a tender mercy! That is the second time someone has paid for my food as a missionary because they are so grateful for what we do :) So let me tell you a little about S. Sorenson, she is from northern California, went to BYU and has soooooo much energy all the dang time! Holy cow i dont know how she does it! She is super hilarious and really good with connecting with people. We are the same height and people get us confused which i think is really weird because our faces don't look anything alike....the sister training leaders tell us that our companionship was made in heaven because it is so perfect. lol she is great though and i love her. She loves to give me hugs (which sister stirland did not like to do..:( which i really like!  

Man im really trying to think of other things that happened this week, but nothing real exciting happened. Sad because i know i did so much. So did i ever tell you about the bishop is our ward? did i even tell you what ward that i am in? I am in the Linda Vista 1st ward and the bishop is unlike any person that i have ever met before. He is a body builder, concert pianist, lawyer and the bishop. haha we sing 7 hymns in sacrament meeting every week and the bishop plays the organ. But you may be thinking how in the world do you have time to sing 7 hymns? Well let me tel you, our bishop plays them really really fast. haha it just kills me because its so different, but the bishop is really good at playing the organ so i cant complain:) 

Well keep being awesome! i love you all so much and it makes me sad that i am not going to be home for thanksgiving...:( but i know that you will all be so blessed for me being out here serving! i am really learning so much every single day, and i know that what i learn is going to impact me for the rest of my life. What an amazing time i have to dedicate my whole time to Jesus Christ and it brings me so much joy when i get to share with people something that i love so dearly. I get to change peoples life for the better and i know for a fact that there is no greater joy than this. Missionary work makes me so happy and i am so glad that i decided to go on a mission, even though it is by far the hardest thing that i have ever done, it is also the most rewarding thing. I love you all so much and challenge you all to have a gospel centered conversation with someone this week! I know that it will be bring you all great joy to share something so precious with people that you love! and i want to hear about it in your next email!! Tell me all about the missionary work that you are doing! Invite others to come unto christ and to hear the message of the restored gospel because it will only bless them in their life:) i love you all have hope you have a wonderful day!! and week and know that i am praying for all of you!! 

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO 
Sister Olivia Ann Price

I'm a Mother

Dear Everyone, 

i have some really big news for yall!! Well i have officially been on my mission for 15 weeks now. And i am officially out of training!! WOOOOO!!!! I now know how to be a missionary! And tomorrow are transfers so i will be getting a new companion and today i found out that i will be training! HOW CRAZY!!!! I am going to be a trainer! I feel like i am still new myself how in the world am i suppose to train someone! So i am really scared and nervous about it, i will find out tomorrow who my companion is! So thats the big news that i have! i am in training and i feel sooooo under qualified to train but Sister Stirland  told me that i am a fantastic missionary and that i can do it so if she thinks i can then i for sure can do it! And i also find comfort in the quote "whoever the Lord calls He qualifies" so i guess that means that i am qualified to train even though i feel like a brand new missionary!:) So pray for me that i can do this! 

Something really cool that i realized today was how awesome it is to be a missionary! Like it is so awesome, even though it comes with so many sacrifices and challenges every single day that i wake up i am so happy that i get to serve people here in San Diego! You know how in school you always dream of ways that you can change the world? A way to make your name famous? Weather that is becoming famous, inventing something crazy, becoming an extreme athlete or world renowned doctor, at some point in our life we have all dreamed to change the world for the better. Well i get to do that!!!! Being a missionary i get to change the world! I can look at every single person i pass by on the street and know that my message that i have to share will change their life! I can see everyone with a love that God has and with that love i want to give them what i have! The happiness and joy that this restored gospel has to offer!:) No one is exempt! Every single person no matter how tall, short, gender, age, or ethnicity, they ALL can benefit from the message i have to share with them! And that is how i am changing the world! I am mending broken hearts and healing lost souls. I am bringing family members together stronger then they could have ever done by themselves. I am helping God children to return back to him by making sacred covenants such as baptism and getting sealed in the temple!! And i love it! Today is the day that i found out that i love being a missionary! Even though it is hard 99 percent of the time, i am go gratful for this time that i have to serve God and to help other peoples life! There is really no greater joy than doing the Lords work!:) 

So let me tell you a little bit about what happened this week! So this week i am giving a tour at the Battalion to this older man and lady. They did not look too excited to be on my tour, and they were the only 2 people on my tour. I was in one of the rooms explaining to them what the Battalion men had to wear on their journey here to San Diego and the lady fell asleep.....yep she fell asleep in my tour and i didnt really know what to do, but then after a minute or so she woke up....it was werid. I think she had that thing where you fall asleep at random points i dont know what it is called but it was werid! And yesterday me and Sis Stirland were trying to find this ladys house and we walked by this black guy that had a BRIGHT ORANGE BEARD!!!!! it was so awesome and i wanted to take a picture of it, but sis stirland wouldnt let me.....-_- so sad....

Well i love you all so much and hope that everything is going well for all of you! i miss you all and love you so much!!! Cant wait to hear from you

XOXOXO 
Sister Price

Day 97

Good Morning Everyone!!! 

This week has been absolutely CRAZY and i am so excited to tell you all about it!!! So this week we found a new investigator and his name is John. He is a marine and he is really good friends with one of our members. We met him at the members home when we were having dinner. We started talking to him about what he believes in and he straight up told us that he wants to learn more about the Mormon church, WHICH NEVER HAPPENS!! so we were pretty stoked from the beginning, and we teach him about the Restoration and ask him to pray to know if the Book of Mormon is true and if Joseph Smith was a true prophet. The next lesson that we teach him is the very next day at the temple which was awesome because when you are on the ground of the temple the spirit is so strong and when we asked him how praying went he said, you might want to hold on to your seat because this is so awesome, John told us that "I prayed and i know for sure that this church is true and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God!!" I just want you all to know that people NEVER EVER say that!!! Especially on the second lesson!!! it was so awesome! John told us his story of his life how he wants with all his heart to follow Jesus Christ and how grateful he is for us and the impact we have made on his life, (and just remember that this is the second time that we have met with him) After that lesson we asked him to come to church, and he did:) Except he couldn't stay for all 3 hours because he had to go on duty, but that ok because yesterday we met with him at the members home and he cooked us dinner!!! Yes that's right one of our investigators cooked us dinner and it was so delicious! He is from Texas so he made us some good ole Texas food! We taught him about the POS (plan of Salvation) and he didn't have any problems with it! (which also never happens) and he will be coming to the battalion tonight so we can take him through a tour that i know he is going to love because he is in the military and the Mormon Battalion is a group of religious soldiers so its going to be great!:) John is going to get baptized November 28th and ah i cant explain to you how amazing it is! He is so prepared and has so much faith in Jesus Christ and he is just a straight up great guy! he walks me and Sister Stirland out to our car after every lessons and opens both of our doors for us:) and has always has to resist from hugging us all the time!:) John is the definition of a golden investigator and he has blessed my life so much! 

So many other miracles have happen this week! we got 3 of our other investigators with baptismal dates as well! Mine and Sister Stirlands goal is to baptize 10 people before Christmas day! so please pray that we will find people that are ready to be baptized:) And also by Christmas day our mission has a goal that we will have read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover in less than 80 days! i started October 1st and i m already at the end of Alma. Im pretty stoked about that:) i have never read the BOM so fast in my life before! The work is progressing and the weather is finally getting cooler and i love it, except everyone here in San Diego is putting on coats and pants and its just weird because its not even cold outside. Lol San Diego Probs!  

But i love all the emails you send me! Looks like the family is having a great time with the grandparents!:) so sad i missed that lovely hike;) lol and i just want to say TORI YOU ARE SO AWESOME I TOLD EVERYONE AT THE BATTALION THAT YOU WERE ON VARSITY!!!!!!! seriously i am so proud of you! I taught you well;) And Dad your advice about the mission always helps me so much! I'm slowly getting over my home-sickness:) And Kaylee i love all the videos you send me! They really make me feel better and laugh and i especially loved the one of grandpa playing guesstures!;) lol this month is thanksgiving and we have sooo much to be thankful for!:) i love you all and cant wait to skype you at Christmas!! Keep praying and read your scriptures and sharing the gospel because EVERYONE needs it:) i love you all so dang much!!! i will write you some letters later today! 

XOXOXOXOXOXO BIGGEST HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU ALL!!! 

Love Always 
Sister Olivia Ann Price the cheetah;) 

Sunday, November 8, 2015







Day 91

Dear Friends and Family!

How have you all been? So this week is what i like to call "missionary initiation week" remember when you were in high school and you would do evil things to the freshman just to stress them out and prove that you were better than them? well guess what once you leave high school it does not stop!! it continues on the mission. So this week my trainer acts like she doesn't know a dang single thing and i have to do literally everything!! And its absolutely the worst! So i will ask her questions and she will always reply with "i don't know I'm new" and she wont let me borrow her GPS so i have been completely lost, but i gave in and bought one today....it was a whopping 100 dollars.....-_- anyway so it seems like all the girls in the battalion are into cutting their own hair. So that's what most of them have been doing is cutting each others hair and they always ask me "when can i cut your hair?" and in my head i am thinking NOT IN A MILLION YEARS SISTA! haha no way am i letting anyone cut my precious hair! They tell me that its too long and bla bla bla its annoying I'm not cutting my hair and that is the end of that!! So before my mission i use to LOVE Sundays! they use to be the best day of the week, and i really thought that it would continue once i got on the mission, but NOOOOOO i strongly dislike Sundays now.....i feel so bad for saying that, but its the truth. We have to leave church early so that we can go work at the Battalion and its like every single person and their mother show up at the Battalion on Sunday! and my question is "WHY ARE Y'ALL NOT AT CHURCH?" like church is more important then the Mormon battalion! and then speaking of the Battalion, the sister that work there (including me) work our butts of there to give these people the best tour ever and the people that take tours on Sunday just stare at me and act like they don't want to be there....i secretly want to tell them that its a free tour, they don't have to be here if they don't want to! lol I'm really learning how to be Christ like with members of the church :) Also since i spend so much time at the battalion and get to interact with other families it has made me realize what kind of family i want. I am going to have well behaved kids that have manners! Some of the families that come through lack in those two areas....but anyway so in the Linda Vista 1st ward (the ward that i am currently in) it is comprised mostly of marines and lawyers. Its great! and we are not allowed to proselyte in military housing, but a lot of our members live there so we get to go over anyway. And the people in the marines remind me so much of Dad. I really understand now why he loves the military! they are such good people! 
So the weather here is like a bad ex boyfriend that just wont go away. What i mean by that is the weather will act like its cooling off, then one day it will be 92 degrees and we are all burning up..then it will start to get nice again....it really still feels like summer here and its weird. Being on a mission is just weird in general. But other than that the work is good! we have a lot of people that have the potential to get baptized, we just have to help them out a little bit. 
I love you all so much and hope that you have a wonderful Halloween! i will be dressing up as a pioneer...because i will be at the battalion because that place never closes:)
XoXo
Sister Price (the cheetah) ----I'm a cheetah because apparently i look like one..which is a compliment i think:) cheetahs are so cute!

Day 85

Hello!!! 

So i apologize right off the bat for not replying to all of your emails today, we are going to the temple today as a zone and so we have to cut emails short today which i am not very happy about but thats everything about vbeing a missionary, you do EVERYTHING that youdont want to do basically...but anyways this week was a little rough because i got really home sick and tired of my mission. Things were just not going well and i just wanted so bad to see my friends and family, but i prayed to Heavenly Father to help me get through it all and he did. He has helped me in the little ways that have mad ea really big difference. Like one of the sisters told me that i have the Battalion written on my heart and that i am going to be such a good leader here and that made me really happy, and then we went over to a members home and they fed us Inn-N-Out or a girl came into the Battalion and we were both from New Mexico and she knew one of my friends that i met at Weber State and that made me feel better during this week. So moral of the story is that God is not always going to answer your prayers in a big powerful life changing way, most of the time it is going to be in the small and simple ways and you have to notice them.:) 

This week we got one of our investigators with a baptismal date for Nov 7 so i am really excited about that! and we had Monalisas friends come to the Battalion yesterday and watch the Restoration and it was sooo awesome! we felt the spirit so strong and i know that they are going to be baptized soon! probably at the end of November so i am so excited about that:) This week the weather has been in the lower 70s and it has been sooo nice and i am so thankful for it because i am a much more happy missionary when i am not sweating to death! lol but yeah misisonary work is coming along! 

and this week is SOPHIAS BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! so a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her!!!!:D i will be sending you something special via email soon!;) well i will be sending it so mom or dad so they can show you ok Feef:) and thank you so much everyone for all the uplifting emails that you send me this week! they really helped me get out of the slumps and back into doing misisonary work! knowing that i have a bunch of people praying for me and cheering me on back home is really comforting to know! i love you all so much and hope you have the best week everrrr!!!:) i love you all sooooo much!!! 

XoXoXo

Sister Olivia Ann Price