So Good to hear from you!I am still in Amity and I do write my adventures down daily. I am doing all I can to improve.I am sorry this has to be so short, I was writing the President and my e-mail to him got deleted so I had to start over...I love you and thank you so much for all you doLove Elder Nelson!!!
Monday, August 26, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Hey,We had a wonderful week. One of our investigators made us each a blanket She has been searching out the truth in the scriptures and other things. We have had a wonderful time working with her. Her name is Cindy Allen and she also has had us come do some service at her house. That is the picture of us below.Elder Dees and I have been doing great, we have both seen people learn and grow and have built great relationships with members.Great week ahead of us, lots of work and things to get done. Thanks for all you do I look forward to the meal replacement and all the other things you do for me!P.S.! Thanks so much for the Belt and everything else you do.Have a great week Love Elder Samuel G. Nelson
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
So sorry I was unable to write you last week... we ran out of time to write. We had to drive alot and rush to do other things so I was not able to write an e-mail.Everything is going really well, I am with Elder Dees from Florida and we are still serving in the Amity stake, which is part Meridian and Boise.We got to speak this week and did pretty well as well as next week I will be speaking... I might end up speaking twice in two different wards which would be a good challenge.So I wrote Dad a letter that is on its way and will be there shortly, I wrote about us having dinner with a Tongan family who gives us tons of food. Every Sunday they have family over for a feast and it is always an open invite for the missionaries.We are getting along just fine at this point and are finding lots of work to do as we rely on the leadership of the wards to find and set up appointments. I have spent alot of time tracting and have come to know for myself that it does not work and that working through the members is alot easier.Anyway, all I can say is that my personal skills have improved and I have grown alot since I first got out on my mission and will continue to learn and improve my skills. I have been supported by the Lord and truly see as He said in Ether 12:27, I give men weakness that they may be humble, if they humble themselves before me and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. That is not all of the scripture but it is sufficient for the purposes of my explanation of how the Lord is working with me and helping me overcome my weaknesses.I was also able to write Starshine and hope to hear back from her.Once again Sorry about not writting you last week, I love you and will do better at explaning what is going on and the things that are happening in my area. Love Elder Samuel G. Nelson!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Sounds like everyone is doing so good!Isaac is still with Hanna that is awesome! Dan is doing Tile? is working with a friend or what?Tell everyone I love them, The mission is great i am having a blast. I will keep you informed on anything that happens.Let me know if isaac seals the deal. Is hanna a member? if so are they planning on entering the temple?
Dear Elder Nelson,
I am very grateful for your desire to serve the Lord. Your mission will give you a great foundation for life.
Sounds like you are really doing good and learning every day.
I think that you are happiest when you are serving as a missionary, I remember when you were working at the
apartments on Warner avenue. Your pictures all look good and it is so exciting to get a baptism.
We are all doing good. Sara and Reed have moved to a new place on an acre and half. It's nice and they are
working on it to really make it beautiful. Isaac is still going with Hanna and I think that they will get married this
spring. Daniel is up in St. George and is making good money laying tile. He works from like 7:00 am to 6 pm
5 days a week. John is here with us in Gilbert and is studying with mom and goes to Seminary every day.
Emma is growing up wonderfully and is a joy to have at home, as John is usually gone with friends.
We are praying for you on your mission. So we hope you are blessed with bold faith and a powerful
testimony to teach the gospel.
Love you, Dad
Hey,So the temple just opened up i am hoping a lot of people start asking questions! We will see how it goes, my area has been kinda dead for awhile, the people just do not like us here! But some are having their hearts softened:) I just hope we can see a lot more people come to the temple. No complaints on my part just loving the work. How about at 18 years of age John can be a missionary? Is he Excited?(Picture) So the Ladies in my ward invited us out to Ladies night at Chuck-a-Rama! So I had to get some pictures to send you guys they are so awesome;)
Hey,So yeah I love sharing the gospel it is such a blessing to have it. My gospel knowledge is very good, I have been blessed to be able to study so much.We are the South Meridian Zone, which takes in Meridian west and south stakes, also paramount and the amity stake. We are over 2 districts which is 8 companionships. I am not positive how many zone leaders there are, maybe 20. I do have magsteps and I wear them every day! I have been so blessed,Because I have a good understanding of the scriptures, that is growing day by day I am able to lay many scriptures before people and plant a seed of faith. Some reap some sow.Elder Porras lived in St. George. I knew his older brother from church, they lived in our stake! He is just finishing his mission and is awesome. I have learned a lot from him. He is a good missionary and is a great example to all the Elders we are serving with.I am a lot more busy now, hopefully I will still be able to write you as often as I have. I am improving in a lot of ways.I am loving this time out here. I will try to send pictures here shortly, let me know if I can do anything. Thanks for all you do Dad! Love Elder Nelson