Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hello from the MTC!

Good morning!!!

The MTC gives so many blessings, but after each language learning block (three hours) my pride takes a hit because I am the slowest learner in the classroom, but there is a marked improvement and maybe I have been given the call to Mongolia just so that I can smile and say "I love you" to the people--I don't know how to type in the Cyrillic alphabet yet, so I can't show you how it looks. I know that the Lord is watching out because after one of my classes, I was on my way to dinner and broke down crying about how it would have been would have been easier to just buy a house and how I am not a stupid person, but I cannot seem to catch on to the language, when suddenly Naite popped up. Out of the blue!! I think that it was a pat on the back from the Lord because she just reminded me of home and I was able to just give her a hug and she said the same thing. This first week is the hardest, but eventually you start to pick things up and she let me know that she knew that I was smart. It was exactly what I needed to get me back on my feet and back to the classroom to try to learn more

Sister Olsen with her missionary host, greeting her outside of the MTC.

I don't know how to add pictures yet, so maybe next Tuesday, but there is a service you should tell everyone about call DearElder.com and it is same-day email delivery where they will print out the email to send to me that day. It is nice to have, but I love letters as well!


Sister Olsen

On her way to the MTC!
**This is Sister Olsen's first email sent to me (Allie), received this morning. I will be updating this blog with her emails as soon as I can. If anyone is interested in getting her MTC info, feel free to leave a comment with your email or a way to contact you and I can send the info over. :) 


  1. Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. You got this girl!!!! So happy for you and I am praying for you!

  2. We miss you! Hopefully it gets easier. You're doing crazy learning -- it's easy to feel like the last person in the room to get a concept, but it's rarely so drastic. I'm sure you're doing much better than you think you are... and even if you're not, you're doing your best so who cares! As long as you can understand more of the language than you did when you got there, that's what counts!