Tuesday, November 8, 2011

An American in Armenia...

“Why can’t he understand us?”

Elder Olsen has arrived in Armenia! He said the one phrase he understands best is: “Why can’t he understand us” since it’s the line he hears the most often! :)

Alex says the language is coming slowly and he can’t understand very much of what the Armenians are saying. Yet. He knows it will just take time. But He feels fairly proficient conversing about the gospel.

His first area to serve is Gyumri, an area hit hard by the earthquakes. The people are extremely poor and humble. The members in Gyumri are small in number but strong in spirit.

President Carter is Alex’s mission president and he sent a really great letter to Lisa and Bruce. The mission home, according to Alex, is really nice! It’s in Yerevan, the largest city in Armenia.

I love to read Alex’s emails. He’s got such a positive attitude and is so excited to serve and love the people of Armenia. He knows how much the gospel can help these investigators. Getting his weekly emails will definitely be a highlight of my week!