Mom,Thanks for the birthday presents, they arrived this week!We are super excited about General Conference this weekend, we are trying to get a bunch of investigators out to watch it with us this week.Those pictures are awesome I love seeing them. It looks like everyone is growing up so fast, I can't believe how big some of the kids have gotten! I can't wait to see them and get to know them when I get back.Thanks for the family update and the things that they are doing! It is always fun to hear.Not a lot is new, just working with my companions who are great, I love them. We have been working very diligently in this work to accomplish much in our area of missionary work.We have been doing a lot of service this past week and will be doing alot more in the coming week. I will take some pictures so that you can see some of the work that we are doing at this point.Thanks again for all you do and the wonderful mother you have been in my life. I hear you are an amazing Relief Society President! You and Dad have been such a blessing for the Ward, I know that Bishop Anderson is glad he has you at this time!Let me know what I can do for you! Have a wonderful week I look forward to writing you next week.Love Elder Nelson
Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Hey,So just a quick experience I had over the week, we had a fireside with Elder Martino of the Seventy and we spent the whole day with him from 8am until 9pm and got to learn alot from him... We were at a dinner appointment and we thought we could try one of the new things we learned, so we invited the family we were having dinner with, to take us next door and introduce us... We had no idea what was going to come of it, we got to know them and got invited back! It was so much easier with a friend who has their foot in the door to just walk over and invite.I had the wonderful oppurtunity to conduct the meeting with Elder Martino and got to speak with him while we waited to get things started. He said I had a wonderful countenance and that I did a wonderful job conducting! I was thankful for the time I got to spend with him.Elder Bateman, Laub and myself have had a good time together!The only thing that has been tough is home sickness for them, but I have made it a point that if we work and find things to do that home won't even be a thought. We live in an apartment with two other Elders so keeping everyone focused on the work will be a goal of mine.It is such a privlege and blessing to study the gospel for 2 years; I have been keeping a journal of most of the experiences that I have and the feelings that I am going through at times, which is a blessing in itself; not only do I get to have these experiences but I get to create a habit of recording my personal and spiritual experiences which will benefit me throughout my life!As a missionary in my area; people have said in my area that they have gained a new respect for the full time Elders and the work they do. We are seeing things pick up and start to fall in place, people are understanding their calling and the things that they must do to make this work move forward. It is the small help of each member that makes the whole body work proper and in unity.I love the pictures Dan looks awesome, and Tyler has a huge beard! Max is such a stud, I miss him! I hope you can get Isaac and Hannah moved in ok, but that is exciting to hear that they are planning on getting sealed soon.You sent an e-mail and it said happy birthday? you know my birthday isn't for two my weeks right? (Lol)Everything is going good here in Idaho we have tons of service this week, so that will be fun and also lots of teaching appointments!Thanks for sending the shirts and thanks for being a loving parent who has always set a great example for me. If their is anything I can do for you please let me know I love you and Dad! Say hi to everyone and send my love.Elder Samuel G. Nelson
Monday, September 16, 2013
Hey,So cool to hear. I bet the house (Isaac & Hannah's) is looking really good now! You will have to send some pictures of the house when it is finished!I and serving with Elder Laub from Beryl, Utah and am still with Elder Bateman.Things have been going really well this week, we got to do lots of service and teaching, so we are happy about that!I got to speak and sing in sacrament this last Sunday which was nice; I also get to conduct a meeting with Elder Martino of the 2nd Quorum of the 70 who is visiting our mission.This picture is all the Elders staying in our apartment, Elder Bateman and Elder Laub are on the far left side. The two in the middle are Elders Stewart and Elder Tarantino.Our President has commited us to work on a Christlike attribute this month. I have chosen 'Humility' so we will see if I can bend my will to the Lord's. I am excited about this goal.Anyway, thanks so much for all you have sent me thus far, the powder will be great and anything else you think I might need. I do have a favor to ask you... The long sleve shorts that I have are starting to wear out, could you send me one are two of those? Size is 16 neck and the rest is 32/33. If you can I would greatly appreciate that. Thanks again!In the other picture we just got done mowing a lawn for an investigator, it is a big lawn.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Thanks for the updates on everyone and the pictures. I wanted to let you know that I have plenty of ciaga and mens vitamins to last me 3 months, so you do not need to send more.
Elder Dees just went home onTuesday so I am with a visa waiter for a little and then transfers happen this Monday so we will see how that goes.
I wanted to ask you what I would need to do to get started at MCC right when I get home? I figure now would be a good time to start planning for school. I have been thinking about it and would like to major in English and then proceed my education into the medical field... I want to keep moving forward as soon as I get home, that way I can continue to have a stellar schedule and study habit. I am a little behind and haven't been in school for awhile but I know " I can do all things through Christ Jesus who stengtheneth me."
Anyway everything is going good. I got to give a blessing the other day to a child that was really sick, it was so amazing! The child was crying and in pain and as soon as I laid my hands on his head he ceased to cry and began to fall asleep as I started to speak. It was so awesome, I am loving the people here that I get to serve around and the wonderful time I have to share the gospel.
Thanks to you and everyone else I have been blessed in my life and have been given this opportunity to be here.
Love Elder Samuel Nelson