California San Diego Mission

California San Diego Mission

Thursday, November 24, 2016


This week has been super slow at the MoBat and at the temple. My trainee (bless her heart we are working on being more focused!) asked the question "What would happen if all the Battalion Sisters were stranded on a desert island?" (It would honestly be the best selling drama production!) So we decided who would be the first sister to die, and who would build the coolest shelter and what not...but Dad you will be pleased to know that I got designated as the Sister that would survive the longest!! πŸ’ͺ🏾πŸ’₯

I told my trainee this week that my family isn't going to recognize me when I get off the plane because I'm so fat and weird now, and she told me "You can be fat, or you can be weird. You can't be both." So yeah I'm really trying to work on which one I want to

Also dad I met Ryan Tingys relatives..(The Capners) this weekend. It was pretty cool :)

This week is thanksgiving and it does not feel like Thanksgiving. But a man gave a talk in church this week that really touched my heart (probably because it had sport analogies in it!) but he told us that if we want to be happier in life then we need to increase our gratitude! That if we live in thanksgiving daily our life can be forever full of joy. Now I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty nice..:) so that is something that I have been working on this week, is increasing my gratitude! You should all give it a try!

I love you all so much!! Eat a lot of turkey for me!!:)

^^^^our face when Julie said she wanted to be baptized this Saturday!!

^^^exchanges and temple shift! 

^^^^^when no one signs up to feed you because you left your dinner calender at home so this is your back up plan...πŸ˜… 

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City heights!!! Where I almost got attacked by a dog...

Have a great week!! 
❤️Sister Olivia Price! Your favorite missionary in the CSDM;)

Ghetto Splints

I just heard the song Stitches by Shawn Mendes and literal tears came from my eyes.....hands down the hardest thing about a mission is not being able to listen to music. 

So this week we had MTE's (missionary training experience) and President Schmitt gave us some training. He showed these three videos to us about people running track. There was this one video that he showed us that was about these two brothers. They were running in the world triathlon championship. One brother was in 1st place, and the other brother was in 3rd. The brother in 1st place was so close to the finish line and his body started to fail him, he could run any more. So his brother came up behind him and carried him to the finish line, but pushed him over the line so that his brother could win 2nd and he finished in 3rd. It was the biggest act of love that i have ever seen in a race. The whole time president Schmitt was showing these videos i was crying (of course) because it made me think of 2 things. It 1.) made me think about Kaylee. And how much fun we had running track together. How she would have done that exact same thing for me. She would have pushed me over the finish line first so i could finish before her. All the memories i have of running track with her are so tender. 
It also made me think about my Savior. How Jesus Christ is carrying us through this race of life that we are running. That when our bodies fail us and when we feel like we cant go another day, that we have someone stronger, and someone that is right next to us helping us to the finish line. :) 

other then MTE's the week was pretty normal. Oh i did hurt my finger really bad ( your not a missionary unless something on your body is in pain right?) so i made this ghetto splint....on the back side of my finger is this weird piece of wood that i found. #AthleticrainingSkillsComingInClutch
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^^^^Gosh the temple is so beautiful!!!

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^^^Can we all just admire how cute Tyson is???? just look at him! and a big shout out to him because he comes home in less then a month!!!! WOOOOO!!!!! (yeah im not excited at all..)

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^^^this building literally glows!!#PrideandJoyOfTheCSDM

Love you all so much!! Hope you have a great week!!!

πŸ’œThe Coolest New Mexican in San Diego- Sister Olivia Price

Happy Election Day

why did no one inform me that i could vote on my mission??? Just throwing that out there?

So this week was interesting. We were at the temple working our weekly shift when these 2 Brazilian men walk up to our booth. They start asking why they cant go into the temple, so we tell them why-give our little shpeel about the temple. Then they starting asking us about ourselves, like what our first names are (which is super weird to tell people on a mission idk why?) and if we have been in the LDS church our whole life. Then they walk away....then one of them walks back. He is kinda nervous and continues in his broken english saying "would you like to get ice cream on the beach later tonight...??" me and sister trujillo are horrified and dont really know how to tell him that we took the holy nun oath and are not allowed to, but before we could say that our new trainee say "yeah sure whats your number?" now im even more horrified! WHAT!!! WHERE IN THE WHITE HANDBOOK DOES IT SAY WE are allowed to go to the beach and get ice cream with random brazilian men???? yeah NO WHERE! so that was interesting. this is a picture of the text message they sent us later that night. 

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also our ward is full of crazy people. This really old black lady went up to the stand on sunday wearing a straw hat and says this "Im gunna tell yall about the dream i had las night. I had a dream that i was in my kitchen with a big pitcher of Kool-Aid...hahaha yes i do dream in color. The Kool-Aid was red..." and continues to tell us about her Kool-Aid dream. And at the end of the testimony she says "And bless ALL YALL in the house today! Amen" hahahahah i was trying to hold in my laughter so much! It was hilarious!
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^^a man that walked in to MoBat on day of the dead!! lol 

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^^the pride and joy of the CSDM

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^^^had MLC this

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^^^^^city heights is so beautiful 

Hope you all have a great week!! love and miss all of you!!!! 

The coolest Sister Price in the mission field!πŸ’™

Dia De Los Muertos

Happy Day of the Dead everyone!!! 

So biggest news of the week would be that i got my hair cut. I cut it in half, and i LOVE it! I do not regret it at all! Thank you Great Clips! 

This week we found a new family to teach. A family of 9. It was a miracle! Usually when we go into Conglese families homes it is really messy, there is a bunch of random trash and stuff everywhere, and it has this familiar smell of rotten cabbage. And usually they all kinda live in he same area of san diego. Well we meet this man named Esroni at one of our investigators houses and he tells us (in english) that he wants to come to church. yeah yeah yeah everyone always tells us they want to come to church, so we go over to their house to see how solid they are. We go over to their house (which is in an unusual part of our area) and we walk in the door and all 9 of them are sitting in a circle around the table waiting for us. I was very impressed! Not only were they waiting for us, but their house was SO CLEAN! and no rotten cabbage smell! #blessings
They intentivly listen to the message of the restoration and commit to say family prayers. What was so amazing about this experience was when i looked into their eyes i could feel the love that God had for this family. So much love! I could feel that they were sent here for a divine purpose! That God loved this family enough to put them in a refugee camp so they could come to America and learn about the greatest thing this world has to offer. (the gospel of Jesus Christ). There is something very different about this family compared to the other congo families that we teach! I dont know what it is, but i am going to find out!!:)

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^^City Heights and California Sunsets, what more could you want?

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^^^Collin was the cutest little.....(i have no idea what he was) but he looked so cute!

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^^^what goes through my mind when i enter the kitchen

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^^^the perks of serving at the MoBat

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^^^how they did dentistry in the 1840's 

This week was crazy busy, but what i have really learned is that God has a divine plan for all of us. It may require us to struggle and go through trials, but that is why he sent his Son Jesus Christ. So we never have to feel lost on our journey back home! 

I love you all so much! Hope you have a great week!!! 
Sister Price❤


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE YOUNGEST SISTER FEEF!!!!!! I love you so much and hope that you have a very special day and that tori gives you an extra special wedgie today;)!πŸ’™

Training Sister Gygi (Geegee) makes me look and see how much i have grown on my mission. To me right now i feel like the same Sister Price as i always have been, but seeing where Sister Gygi is (which is where i was at the beginning of my mission) and then seeing where i am now, HOLY SMOKES its a world of a difference. 

This week, not going to lie was straight up rough. We helped teach gospel principles to all of our investigators which speak a combination of (french, spanish, swahili, and kinawanda) and they all barely speak english. So we have to figure out how to help these people understand the gospel without really speaking english (WHICH IS THE ONLY LANGUAGE I KNOW!!) so that was a little frustrating.....i feel like im expected to pull some miracle out of nowhere and all the sudden know how to speak swahili. So pray that somehow i get the gift of tongues and can know how to help all these refugees. 

But the highlight of the week was Sister Patterson came to San Diego to visit me!!! (she will never make it out of the weekly email lol) (and i like to think that the whole purpose of her coming to San Diego was to visit me...but it probs wasnt...oh well) Tender Mercies that is all that i can say! She came to the Battalion and surprised me (and all the other sisters for that matter, no one knew that she was coming!) I got to meet her beautiful family (finally) and see her in pants...which was the weirdest part ;) 

now for the weekly pics

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^^Last Pday at La Jolla Cove😍😍😍😍😍

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^^^^^the SD Spanish Zone (yeah they adopted me into this zone)

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^^^seeing this picture made me realize how long my hair im going to chop it today...:) #YouWillFindOutHowShortICutItNextWeek....:)

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^^^^it finally rained yesterday!! 

love yall so much!! Keep it Classy and remember to read the scriptures! 

Sister PriceπŸ’œ


Transfers are today, and i have some big news! Im having another baby! Im training AGAIN with Sister Trujillo, and we are still Sister Training Leaders (so we will see how that goes...) So i am excited to be in my first trio ever! Our trainee is Sister Gygi and she is from Boston! (ah i love people from the east coast!) we have not met her yet but we will tonight!
This week was pretty adventurous, and i am making up for all the pictures that i didnt send last week! So here ya go!
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^^someone sent me this pic-its when me and Sister Patterson learned how to cook like pioneers with our good friend Johnny over there...#NothingOnAMissionIsNormal
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^^^Zone meeting this week. Yes i am still in Zone 2...6 transfers later...and i will probably be in this zone for the rest of my mission....

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^^^^this pink pinata is what Sister Trujillo wants to be for Halloween...

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^^^oh i just love City Heights.....we found this Vietnamese temple this week. I thought it looked super cool, but our temples are way better :)

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^^^and best part of the week SHAKINA GOT BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!!!! It was the greatest baptism ever. Usually at baptisms something always goes wrong, but this one was really not all that stressful which i was SO grateful for!

I hope you all have a great week!! Love you all so much
Sister Price❤

Saint McCook

this week was crazy!!!!! by crazy i mean im trying really hard to remember what happened......
But the highlight of the week was that we added 11 new investigators this week! #finally 
This week when we went over to a members house for service (Sister McCook) she told us that yesterday she was talking to her neighbor as she was taking the trash out. She found out that her neighbor was going through some hard times in her life. When we went over she told us that we should go and knock on her door. Me and my companion were a little hesitant because she lives in military housing and it is VERY MUCH against the law to proselyte in military housing!!! So we role play like a million times the way that we are going to introduce ourselves to her neighbor without seeming weird, creepy, or any of the other things random people think missionaries are. So we knock on her door and miracle is SHE LET US IN!!!! What i really love about this experience is Sister McCook didnt really even know her neighbor, but she followed the small prompting of the spirit to send the missionaries over-even if it may have seemed a little weird! So folks dont hesitate to follow the spirit! You never know what is going to happen!!:)

Also here are some really great pictures that my companion took of me at random moments of the day...Enjoy:)
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Love you all so much!!! Talk to you next week!!!:)
❤ Sister Price

Where did the week go?

General Conference and MLC where this week so i have not taught any lessons since wednesday. and n wednesday the car we were driving had a flat we could go to our appointments until we waited for 3 hours t get it fixed. Me and Sister Trujillo got bored at PepBoys so this is the result of that. 

As for General Conference (because that is the only thing i did this week!) i really loved how the overall theme of Saturday session was missionary work and the Plan of Salvation! But if i had to pick a favorite talk i would say the second to last speaker of the sunday afternon session. He talked about how his mom would read the scripture to him and his family every morning, and how he would never listen. I really loved this talk because it made me think about how i want to raise my future family. 

Just want you all to know that lately i have been having the strongest urge to cut my hair to my shoulders.......someone hold me back from making the biggest mistake of my life! 

Also today we have to clean our apartments to be "temple clean..." to all the battalion sisters that have seen these apartments you all know that i need a straight miracle to do that....pray or me while i have a pday filled with bleach and 45 years worth of dirt. 

Another side comment have any of yall seen the movie San Andres?? Well San Diego lies on the San Andres fault line and there is suppose to be a big earthquake here today, and im forever scarred from seeing that movie.... 

I love you and miss you all!!

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Shout out to Sister Patterson because in every one of these pictures i am wearing your clothes!! #iMissYou!❤

literally serving in Africa

This week was a week of miracles!!! Holy frijoles!! bring out the tissues because God was so good to me this week! So it's starts on Wednesday. President Collins brings about 50 Congolese Refugees to the Mormon Battalion. First they have dinner out back, then I take half of them on tour. It was an unusual tour because I had a translator by my side the whole time. The spirit was so strong and even though these people didn't really understand the fully story of these incredible men they were still touched by the spirit that was there during the tour. 
On Sunday me and sister Trujillo are given a huge task. We are told that we are going to teach Sunday school to all the Swahili speakers. Last week when the elders taught the restoration it went straight horrible. Like it was literally the worst lesson ever. And president Schmitt was sitting behind them taking notes the whole I was a little nervous for this lesson because 1.) I don't know Swahili. 2.) I don't want president Schmitt to be there... 3.) I don't know where all these refugees are in the missionary lessons so I don't know if they have already heard the lesson that we are going to teach. But that little phrase "God qualifies who he calls" kept replaying in my head and I knew that even though I had so many fears, God would make us for what I lacked. And that is 100 percent true. Me and S.Tru taught the POS to all these humble refugees and it has changed my life. We made this giant poster with the plan of salvation drawn out on it and had lots of visual aids in the lesson. We also had Rebecca share her testimony in Swahili of the atonement and when she did the spirit was so strong. Some of these precious refugees were crying in the lesson. Tears flowed down not only their face but mine as well as we together learned about that loving plan that God had created for each and every single one of us. The lesson went so well, they were asking questions and even participating!!(which definitely didn't happen when the elders taught) then after the lesson we stayed in the gym and President Collins wife brought out lunch for everyone. She made African food (beans and rice with lots of meat) and I think my companion was more thrilled about it then the refugees ;) but after we got to talk to a lot of these people and hear their story.  Hear how they have felt Gods love in their journey here to America. How they have felt their faith carry them in times of trial. At those moments talking to those refugees I felt an overwhelming feeling of love. I am doing something that I never would have dreamed of doing. I am changing the world one lesson at a time. God is giving me this opportunity and experience as a way to show me how much he LOVES ME!!! And as I feel my saviors love increase I can spread that love to these humble people of Africa. 

This week was soooo amazing and one year ago i would have never imagined the things that God would allow me to do! Ahhhh missions are so awesome! 

Sister Price

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^^after the tour, panning for Gold

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^^^^^teaching all the congolese refugees the Plan of Salvation!! this is literally my favorite picture
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^^^the girl in the purple is an excellent photo bomber 
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^^^^^^^^they have my heart!!!!❤

Congo Branch

This week was definitely better then last week! So I have some super
cool news! First off we had 37 swahili investigators at church this week!! 
We had a member from a different ward come and translate for all of them 
and it was the coolest thing everrrrrr!!! My dreams are literally coming true 
we are going to start a swahili branch here in San Diego!! Our mission president 
has already requested swahili missionaries from the Congo😍😍
And last night all 37 of them got to come to the Mormon Battalion and i got 
to take them all on tour!😍😍😍 Congolese Refugees are the highlight of 
my mission!

Also I have to tell ya'll a funny story. Mom I hope you don't mind!;)
so this week we get a phone call and we are at the battalion so we
can't answer, but whoever calls leaves a voice message. My companion
listens to the voice message while I am still on a tour and the
message goes like this..."i got your number from your bishop and I
would really like to learn more about your
beliefs.....(laughing)....ok I couldn't resist calling you it was so
good to hear your voice!!! I love you and miss you so much" so my
companion is really confused and calls back, but no one answered this
mysterious phone. She thinks its like a former investigator. 
 So she texts the number saying "we didn't understand
your voice message, we would love to call you and get to know you..."
Well she said something missionary like along those lines. Then I go
talk to my companion and she tells me all about what had just
happened. How some random person called and wants to learn more about
the church and that she had texted them bla bla bla. I was super
excited because no one ever calls wanting to learn more!!! Woo!!
Thanks bishop!! So we are waiting for the person to text back, and we
get an unusual response. The next message says "no this is your mom
pretending to be an investigator..." I was super confused and looked
at the number and sure enough it was my moms phone number :) hahaha it
was a pleasant surprise and I thought the whole situation was so
funny! Thanks for making my week mom by pretending to be an
investigator ;)

When I was on exchanges this week we were at our temple shift. We were
sitting there when this man on a motorcycle drives up, and there is
something a little different about him....he gets off his bike and he
is dressed in a FULL ON CAPTAIN AMERICA COSTUME!!!! It was slightly
creepy because he was this big fat man, and it looked like he had been
camping in this costume for a couple days.....he asks us to take his
picture so of course we did that. Then he starts telling us all about
how he got excommunicated....!!!! And the whole time the security
guard at the temple was driving past us with his phone in his hand
trying to get a good picture of Captain America. He drove past no joke
like 11 times!! And then Captain America wanted a picture of him and
the temple in his normal clothes. Well the temple is closed so he
could go inside and change his clothes, so he just straight up starts
undressing himself in the parking lot....i can honestly say that has
never happened before.

Well i hope you all have a wonderful week!! Its so great to hear all the things 
that are going on in your life! 

❤ Sister Olivia Price 

^^right before we saw captain america 

^^^My new comp :)

^^ for all you past MoBatt sisters that i have in this email, we got to have training meeting this week at Seeley stables and Tim Downing told us literally every fact about Old Town...:)

^^only smiling cuz i get to drive Car G...another shout out to battalion sisters

I love them!!!

I love city heights

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


this week was really rough.......

So to start off the CSDM got facebook....something that im really not excited about because i thought that i left facebook at home. Nope the law of consecration is real. So we got training on how our facebook need to look as if we have only been a missionary for our whole life (which means that i have like 6 years of posts to clean off my profile) So i start fixing up my profile. It felt like i was standing in an ocean getting hit continually with waves of memories. After about a solid hour and a half of this abuse i get a violent call from the mission president telling me that my profile is not missionary appropriate and that no one cares how many track meets or volleyball tournaments i played in, and that i needed to delete it all......if any of you served a mission you know how harsh that is coming from your mission president. Part of me wants to be obedient to what President Schmitt has to say, but the other half of me feels like if i delete these pictures that im deleting who i was. So im the midst of all this i make a compulsive decision to just delete my whole account all together so i dont have to worry about my friends judging me for being a nun. So folks i no longer have a normal facebook account. I am now Sister-Olivia Price and if you want to see the most molly Mormon sad profile go ahead and add me. :) 

Well this week has not been the best. Hopefully next week will be better. Me and my companion didnt take any pictures so i have 0 to send...i will be better next week. 

❤ Olivia

Summer Romance Ends

Have you ever seen those classic love movies where the boy and girl meet at the beginning of the summer, spend all summer together, then after a couple of months one of them has to leave and go to school or something? And both of their hearts break because they want to spend the rest of eternity together? You know those movies? This morning as I took Sister Patterson to the airport I felt like I was in one of those movies....that or i felt like part of my heart was getting ripped from my chest..3 transfers of pure bliss that is all i have to say! I feel like im still trying to recover from her leaving, but i know that her family is going to be so excited to see her! (psstt Terri dont forget to send me picture!;)  

So let me just say something spiritual real quick. Something really amazing that i learned from being with Sister Patterson is how to truly follow the example of Jesus Christ as a missionary, but have fun at the same time. She made decisions that would help others around her and put her absolute heart into everything she did. Weather that was sticking pictures on the wall or teaching someone about the Restoration. I dont think there was a single day that i saw Sister Patterson outwardly show someone that she didnt care. Everything always mattered. She put her entire heart and soul into her mission and she made a difference in many peoples life (including mine). 

But i have a new companion now! Sister Trujillo!! She is from Honduras and is the only sister at the Battalion taller then me! So it should be really fun! So since S.Patty was leaving this week we just ate a lot with members....#oops but here are a ton of pics of the different members we are with!!:D

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^^^ Last Sunday with S.Patt and the Congo Family

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^^^taking the bae to the airport this morning 
(many many tears followed this moment)

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^^^We have the coolest district ever haha #justKidding

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^^^eating at a restaurant that costs more then my life
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^^^^we cleaned the car out (the one holding the bat is my new companion!) 

Well i love you all so much!! Sorry for the short email and the long love letter about S.Patterson. 

πŸ’œ Sister O.Price