Tuesday, December 13, 2016

You always know it's a success when all the sisters are crying by the end of it!

This past week has gone by so fast and was probably one of the busiest
weeks of my mission. Not with proselyting sadly... but we had meetings
and events most of the week!

Zone Training went really well! We had two this time because we split the zone into two groups. It was different than Olathe but it was sweet! You always know it's a success when all the sisters are crying by the end of it!  haha .... kidding, but not really... the spirit was really strong:) 
It was probably the best zone training that I have had so far! 
It was great! The lord was definitely helping us out!:)

We were able to have a great lesson with Brother Freeman this week. He
is still going through a hard time but he is looking forward to a
brighter future! We also visited with Karinda. She is doing well also!
One of her friends had his apartment robbed and it is all torn up now.
So we are going to go over there and help clean it all up for him.
Elder Kelly has some good cleaning skills, so it will work great!

We had an awesome MLC (Mission Leadership Council) on Wednesday and then afterwards the stake president, President Cato, put on a dinner for all of the
missionaries! And Elder Kelly and I were in charge of some of the
entertainment! So we did a game with
President Vest and President Cato where they had to compete against
each other in different missionary themed activities. 
It was sooo funny! We all had a ton of fun! 
The leaders in this mission are the

Something amazing happened on Thursday! Claudia was baptized!:) She
was an investigator that Elder Blake and I found in Olathe. She is
literally the funniest lady you could ever meet. I don't think I
have smiled more during a one hour period in my life. The
comments she makes are so funny, and at one point she turned around to
me and just started saying very firmly, 
"The church is true, it is true! Do you hear me! Its true!" 
She has such a strong testimony, its
so awesome! The church had no hot water for some reason so the water
was superrrr cold. She was a good sport though and it all went well:).

We had a great lesson with a new person named Kat, we went through one
of the presentations at the visitor center. The visitor center is such
a great tool and I'm so glad that we have it! After the presentation
we taught her the Plan of Salvation and she was really curious and
receptive. I hope things continue to progress!

Things here have been going awesome out here in Raytown! 
Lots of cool stuff in the works:)

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and are enjoying the
#LightTheWorld Christmas video and advent calendar!

Love, Elder Odland

Our Bishop dressed up as Elvis and sang at the Christmas Party

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