A very short one

Hey y’all!

So sorry to disappoint but the last thing I want to do right now is write a weekly and I feel like not much noteworthy happened this week. It’s been a weird day honestly. It was a great week just filled with normal stuff! I love being a missionary!

I will depart with one of my favorite scriptures:

D&C 6:22-23:
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things.

Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?"

I promise I’ll send a better one next week!

All my love,
Sister Oscarson

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Hurricane survival part 2

Hey y’all!

I hope everyone has had a great week! Ours was way good, honestly not much exciting happened but it was still so good!

Tuesday both Sister Clifford and I were sick with some form of the plague probably. Whatever it was it took us both down. But thankfully it only lasted one day!

Wednesday was super productive with a great district meeting in the morning and we were able to get in contact with Kiara, a 16 year old who got baptized 2 years ago and nobody has been able to find out where she lives until now! She is the sweetest thing! That night the Tupelo sisters came and slept over because they had an appointment in Montgomery the next morning. Sister Dustin and Sister Tunuufi were in my MTC district (Sister Dustin was my comp!) so it was SO MUCH FUN to be together again and catch up on everything. Seriously love them so much. It was a blast!

Thursday we weekly planned and visited our fav Pauline and found some really awesome new people! That night Sister Clifford and I went to basketball and PLAYED. Just imagine that, ladies and gentlemen. Yep it was pretty hilarious honestly.

Friday night we had a great lesson with Lee! We asked her why she keeps wanting to be taught by the missionaries (she’s been being taught off and on since March) and she said that she KNOWS that she will find and answer to what she needs in the Book of Mormon if she just keeps reading it and keeps learning. She doesn’t know what the answer will be or when it will come, but she knows she will get it! It was so cool to see that she already has a testimony of the power of the Book of Mormon and that it contains answers. There have been way too many times on my mission that I’ve been able to see the power of the Book of Mormon and how it changes lives. THIS BOOK IS TRUEEEEEEE!!!!!

Saturday we helped a cool part member family move in and had lunch with the best ever Hydricks and had dinner with the Millbrook sisters and did lots of other things that I just can’t remember haha.

Aaaaand then Sunday hurricane Nate came through so church got cancelled and we were told to stay in our apartments ALL DAY. Probably the most boring day of my whole entire life. And the weirdest Sunday ever. But I’m glad to say we made it out alive.

Have a blessed week everyone!
All my love,
Sister Oscarson

Wow look at our terrible pumpkin. Bonus points if anybody can figure out what it’s supposed to be.

Conference=Christmas

Hey y’all!

What a weekend, right?! I feel like I could say so much about everything that I loved! Here are a few highlights from the week:

Tuesday morning we met the cutest girl from Spain named Rocio! It’s the coolest story how we met her. Sister Clifford is from California and she had a good friend who is from Spain as well and recently got baptized into her ward in California. Last week Sister Clifford got an email from her saying that her best friend from Spain just moved to PRATTVILLE ALABAMA! (seriously who moves to Prattville from Spain?) And she wants friends! We contacted her and she was totally open to us coming over so we did and it was the best and she even made us spanish food. Wow it was the best. She wants to learning everything we have to teach her and meet people from the ward!

Friday was zone conference! I love zone conference and I love Montgomery so it was a great day!

We watched the Saturday afternoon session of general conference at Mary Ann and TJ’s house! Goodness they are some of my favorite people in the whole entire world. It was sooooo good for them to have that in their home. They are making such incredible strides forward! My heart swells when I think about all the amazing progress they’re making! It is a privilege to witness it.

Sunday afternoon between sessions we went to visit Steven. He’s a former investigator, kinda on again off again. He just has so many distractions in his life right now and is not willing to take investigating seriously. He LOVES the Book of Mormon though. He totally knows it’s true he just won’t make the connection that if that’s true, everything else is. We pulled up to where he was sitting on his truck and he said, "I’ll tell you one thing, the Book of Mormon saved my life." A couple days ago he was in a bad almost rollover in his truck and to be honest I couldn’t really understand what he was saying but his Book of Mormon was in the truck with him and he truly believes that it saved his life. How cool is that?!

That night we took Daileigh with us to an appointment with Preston. We tracted into him a couple weeks ago and when we first met him we were positive he was going to bash with us. He showed all the signs of it haha. But he didn’t and he’s actually really awesome! So last night we taught him the restoration and he stopped in the middle of it and said, "I have to be honest with y’all. My brother is an ordained minister and I called him and asked him about the Mormons. He said to stay far away from y’all." If you had seen me in this moment I was trying so hard not to just roll my eyes. (bad I know haha) BUT then he said, "But I think that’s just his opinion. I really want to know if all this is true." Talk about a relief. He is really so sincere and he LOVED that he can listen to the Book of Mormon on his phone!

Whew! What a miracle filled week!

I am so grateful for the chance we had to listen to the words of God’s servants this weekend! I am also so grateful for the Book of Mormon and the emphasis that was put on it. We NEED this book. It changes lives and has everything we need. I LOVE THIS BOOK!

All my love,
Sister Oscarson

“Jesus cannot tell you you’re a loser.” -President Sainsbury

Hey y’all!

We had a much better week this week! Fall is starting and it’s heaven in Alabama!

Tuesday we got to see Lee again!!!! It has been so long and she finally reached out to us again. It was SO good to see her again. Aaaaand she told us that she’s pregnant so that was a shocker. But she really is doing so good and wants to jump back into things. I love her so much!

Wednesday was transfer day but our whole district stayed the same so we had district meeting while everyone else was at transfers! I love this district so much! Here’s to a new transfer!

Thursday night we went to go contact in downtown Prattville and before we started we prayed that we would recognize those who were prepared to be taught. While we were walking this man got out of his car and walked past us and stopped in his tracks and said, "you look really familiar. Where have I seen you before?" Turns out we had never seen him before but our prayer was answered and the one who was prepared actually recognized us! It was so cool!

Friday we went to Gardendale for the follow up training meeting! It’s the same meeting every time and I was at the one last transfer so I wasn’t really expecting to get anything out of it. (not good I know) But there were things that I’ve been praying so hard about that got answered and I learned a ton! It was a good good day.

Saturday we got to see Nicole and we went to the women’s session of general conference! Loved it of course. It’s a huge privilege to be able to listen to a living prophet this weekend and know what God needs us to hear!

Sunday was literally one of the best testimony meetings I’ve ever been to. The spirit was so, so strong! I also played the organ for basically the first time in my life so that was terrifying but all is well. One of the best Sundays ever!

I hope y’all have a great week!
All my love,
Sister Oscarson

​16 months today!