California San Diego Mission

California San Diego Mission

Friday, November 27, 2015

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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

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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





Day 77

Hello!!!!!

so i have come to the conclusion that it is summer all year long here in San Diego and i am just about sick of it! Its been up in the 90s all week long. The people that told me that San Diego would have nice weather lied. The weather is so hot and humid here.....I'm still waiting for fall to come and i don't think that it will ever come!..... 

Anyway so this week was good. Not fantastic, not bad, just good. I have realized that when i am sweating the whole day that i am not very happy so that's why this week wasn't my favorite. And plus i am constantly getting scolded by my trainer....yayy my favorite thing. lot she puts me in situation that i epicly fail at and then scolds me about it.... So yeah lots of fun things happening over here. Really learning how to be patient and deal with my anger and just love her. 

So this week something really cool happened. When i was church the bishop calls us out of class and tells us to talk to his girl. We go up and introduce ourselves to her. She is really super nice and really pretty (not that has anything to do with anything:) and she told us that she went to seminary lots of times in high school, she goes to church a lot, she is not a member of the church, but really wants to get baptized!!! Yeah i know crazy!! she just came up and told us this! we didn't have to do much! it was such a miracle!! But the bad thing is that she is YSA age so we cant baptize her......grrrrr i feel your pain all the time Tyson!! But yeah there is lots of work to be done here n San Diego! Oh also Monalisas friend Janet came to church this week and she LOVED it! she is this older black lady and she was saying "AMEN!" to everything in Relief Society! lol it was the greatest! i know she is going to be baptized soon! And also we got one of our investigators with a baptismal date so that is exciting!! she is 14 year old girl and she reminds me of Sophia!;) she plays volleyball so when i teach her i liked everything to volleyball to help her understand better! its great!

So something really cool that i realized this week! God gave us the Book of Mormon for us! the book of Mormon was not for the Nephites and the Lamanites, it did them no good! It was written for us in this day and age! So anyone that tells you that the Book of Mormon is just an old book that does not apply today TELL THEM THEY ARE WRONG!!!! And also God tells us to read the Book of Mormon not to benefit him, its for our own benefit! If we read it will only help yourself, it does nothing for God. We act like reading the Book of Mormon is such a horrible long task, bu really its not. Its a selfish act! When we read the BOM its only helping us! Not God, not your neighbor, not your wife or cousin, only you!!!! And its its something that we take advantage of! like its such a chore to read this wonderful book! we should be so excited and grateful that we get to better our understanding of Christs gospel and strengthen our testimony through this book! so yeah that's something that i came to the understanding of this week because we teach a lot of less active families and its like pulling teeth trying to get them to read the book of Mormon. Bro its only going to help you in your life! Like why would you not read it!? 

I hope all of you are doing well!! i love you all and pray for you every day!:) 
Xoxo 
Pioneer Olivia❤

Day 70

Dear Everyone!!!! 

How are you all!? How is the fall treating you? The weather is finally cooling off here in San Diego so it kinda feels like fall, but for the most part it still feels like the summer and its really weird because its october. But at least out apartment is cooling down! yayyy so this week was awesome! Conference was great as always and i took so many notes! i feel like conference is way different as a missionary because a lot of the talks dont apply to you, but they apply to the people that you are teaching and so every talk was amazing!! My favorite quote from conference is "fill your life full of things that make you happy!" and even though i cant really do that right now on my mission because everything that makes me happy is against the rules i can still ask all of you to do that! so this week fill your life full of things that make you happy and grow you closer to the Lord!:) And for my ponderising scripture i picked 1Nephi 10:18!! i loved the videos of the cousins saying their scriptures! it made my day:) Speaking of conference we got Monalisa to come!! she has a sprained ankle, so she only came to conference the last 20 minutes of it, but she really liked it! then after conference the stake fed everyone so we got to eat and talk with her and it was great! 

So i legit saw miracles this week!!!!! seriously this week was amazing! and its all because of Monalisa! We saw her twice this week,once on friday and the other time was yesterday! so when we went over to her house on friday we were having a great lessons with her and teaching her about the restoration and it was awesome! she is so smart and remembers a lot of what we teach her and she reads the Book of Mormon when we leave (which is also a very rare thing for investigators to do) and at the end of our lessons this man walks out of the back of her house and starts talking to us. We find out that this man is Monalisas Dad TJ. He is a big tall black man and i was for sure that he was going to bible bash us. BOY WAS I WRONG!!! He started asking us all kinds of questions about our religion and he told us that he has been part of the mormon religion a little and that he has found it to be the most true religion of them all. He can also read people so he was telling us all kinds of werid/cool stuff. But the thing that he could not get over was how he felt when we were over. He kept telling us that he felt a power, a good power when we were in his house. He really liked it and he liked how smart we were and how kind we were to his family. anyway long story short he loved us and asked when we were going to come back (which also never happens) so on monday we go over to Monalisas house again to teach her, and her Dad TJ and her friends Janet that was home and wanted to learn about our church as well. When we get there we end up teaching 4 adults about the gospel (monalisa, TJ, Janet, and Lina-Monalisas friend) it was INCREDIBLE!!!!!! such an amazing lessons. TJ told us that he didnt want us to leave (which also doesnt happen either) and that he was going to read the Book of Mormon and come to church with us. And he was going to bring all his friends and i know it sounds super lame,but it is literally the answer to my prayers. I can tell that he really wants to learn about the gospel and that Monalisa wants to learn too and it just brings me so much joy because i can see already by the few times that we have gone over how God has been helping them in their life! Ahhhhh missionary work is just the best! and i know that God has given me and Sister Stirland so many new people the teach becasue we have been obedient and have faith that we will find people! 

So this week we talked to this homeless man that had a pet bird on his shoulder and he had a SUPER FAT CAT!!! holy cow it was the fattest cat i have ever seen it could barley walk and we were talking to him about the gospel (obviously) and oh man the things that he thought were true about mormons was so funny! he thought that there were 2 towns were only mormons lived and no one can escape and no one can come in and they do all this werid stuff and i was dying laughing when he was telling me this stuff (my companions didnt like that fact that i was laughing...but it was hilarious i wish you could have been there) because i knew that he was just straight up crazy. So thats the perks of being a missionary:)

I love all of you and cant wait to talk to the fam on Christmas!:) Have a great rest of your day! 
ps-i am learning how to street contact in spanish! Dad you would be proud;) 

Love Lots, 
Olivia the Pioneer / Sister Price❤
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2 Months

Good Morning California!!!!! 

that is what i always say when i walk out the door every morning! lol so this week has been so awesome!! It was the last week of transfers but no worries i am staying in the same area and with the same companion because i am still in training. The big news this week is that i started driving here in San Diego and HOLY COW it is so scary! not like driving in Roswell AT ALL!!! so many cars and things to get distracted on but don't worry i am getting the hang of it. Last week for P-Day we got to go to Sunset Cliffs and its a place here in San Diego that we as missionaries are allowed to go and its the closest we can get to the ocean! it was so beautiful! AH i loved it! i will send you some pics from my iPad, and also a video of it:) So that was really fun. This P-day me and Sis Stirland are just going to write letters because we didn't have the chance to do that last week, so letters will be on their way this week!!:D 

So are you all excited for conference? i totally am! even though i wont get to watch all of the sessions because i have to work at the Battalion...:/ they still try to make it so we can watch as much as we can. I got to watch Elder Scott's funeral yesterday and that was something really special to watch. I had never watched an apostles funeral. I also watched the women's broadcast on Saturday and i really LOVED Uchtdorfs talk<3 ah he is just the best! I am so excited for conference!!! I want to hear all your thoughts on what talks you like:) 

So i had a life changing experience this week with an investigator. Oh my goodness it was awesome! So we are teaching this lady named Monalia, and it was kind of a miracle how we found her and last week we taught her the restoration and she really liked it! it was a good lesson and we had been trying to meet with her for the longest time, but she would have a bunch of stuff going on, but this last week we finally made an appointment with her and we are going over to her house to teach her and we see that she is sitting outside smoking. And it was a little awkward because i could tell that she was in a bad mood. She puts out her cigarette and lets us in her house. Her kids are in the house and its a little crazy. We sit down on the couch and i am over whelmed by the spirit. It just kept telling me to tell Monalisa the God loves her. Over and over in my head and in my heart i needed to tell her this, even though it had nothing to do with what our lesson was about. So we start teaching her the lesson and Sister Stirland is grilling her about what she remembers from our last lesson and how she needs to read the Book of Mormon, and i keep getting the feeling that i need to tell her that God loves her, and that i love her and that i need to share this story from my life. Well we ask if we can start with an opening prayer and we ask her if we can pray for her or anything in her life, and she looks at us and tears just start to come out of her eyes. She tells us that she is having a hard time and all the things that she would love for is to pray for. So Sis Stirland prays and i can tell that she does not really know what to say or do in this situation. So she stops talking and she looks to me. And thats the GO signal!! So after she stops talking i look at Monalisa and tell her "Monalisa i just want to tell you that I Love You So Much!! i really do! and i want you do know that God Loves you." i continued to tell her that i know only a little bit of the love that God has for her and that she is so special, that she is a daughter of God. And then i told her how i felt prompted to share this story from my life. And as i was sharing this story i started crying, and Monalisa started crying and the spirit was so strong in that little house. I bore my simple testimony of the power of the Book of Mormon and how it will help her in her life, and asked her to come to church and she said Yes!!! it was amazing! It was life changing because one i taught the entire lessons, which normally does not happen, two because it was 100% guided by the spirit, and three it changed my life because i could feel only a little bit the love that God had for this beautiful lady. My heart was so full of love, and it was a feeling that i had never felt in my entire life. To love someone soo much, to feel how much God loves them. Ah anyway the mission is amazing and life changing! Everyone needs to go on one! 

Also i love working at the Mormon Battalion! Everyday i get to tell the story of how these men marched to California and sacrificed so much! It really is such an honor and it blesses my life every single day! I have learned to be a much better public speaker and have more confidence in the things i say! I get to work and teach people from all over the world, from every kind of religious background, and every age! I literally have the best mission call in the entire world!:) 

Oh and thank you so much everyone for all the emails you send to me! i love them:) you are all so great and i appreciate all that you do for me and all the prayers! I love you all so much and how you have an amazing week and an even more amazing experience at conference!

Xoxo
Sister Olivia Ann Price❤😘