You would be blown away with the house that we are living in; the assistants have lived there for several years, as you can expect what used to be a house slowly turned into a bachelors pad. The bathroom had mold build up everywhere. Our President called it the "gym" due to all the weights and work out equipment. We spent most of last P-day and this morning deep cleaning the house. We took a truck load of stuff to D.I. It is nice to have a clean house.We spend a lot of time working on campus and finding people to teach from the members. We do however talk to everyone it is just hard to get something to come of it without a member involved.We got to teach 3 girls from all over the country on the soccer team at BSU. They said they wanted to learn more and had lots of questions for us, so we have 3 new people to teach and focus on.The suit looks and feels great, I had to buy some new shoes, I have had the same ones for like 6 years haha I was so shocked that they have lasted this long! Thanks for the financial help:)I just uploaded this talk from Elder Holland and really enjoyed it, I hope you can listen to it. The talk is called "The Best is Yet to Be." It is a great one and one you can send to anyone you think that would enjoy it,\I am jealous that you got to go on such a fun trip to the Nikken Leadership Convention. I will keep Isaac and Hannah in my prayers. Have a wonderful day. I love you. Love Elder Samuel Nelson
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Hope you can listen to this! Love, Elder Nelson.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Hey, thanks for the pictures they are great!Sad to hear that the Government shut down is affecting the Browns! We here about it here all the time.... Sounds like everyone is doing good. Hopefully Dan does good with his Wisdom teeth.That is awesome that Isaac and Hannah went to the temple and are taking that path! So when are they getting sealed?I know Dad has been excited about his new calling and the things that he is able to accomplish. He told me that his home teaching for the high priest is 90%-100% which is awesome seeing that we heard a lot about home teaching.So I had a early transfer this last week; I am now in the office as an assistant to the president! I am serving with Elder Nicholls and Elder Jones until Elder Jones goes homeWe will be covering 3 Y.S.A. Wards, so this will be new for me. President called me into his office last week and told me that he would like for me to join him in the office and that Elder Jones and Elder Nicholls will both be gone by so I needed to take good notes.I was sad to leave my area that I had served in for 7 months. I didn't get to see many people before I left because of the short transfer so I hope I will get to go back and serve in that area!We already found 2 new investigators this past week in my new area. We were on our way to an appointment and had a little time to spare so we contacted 2 young women and taught a brief message of the Book of Mormon and set up a return appointment for this week!!! We will see how that goes.We are an extremely young mission so this will be a great opportunity for me to be the best I can so that they have a good example.Anyways I will be taking pictures this week so that I can send them to you next week.I love you and hope everything is going good!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Today is a very special day and so I'm taking the opportunity to post a few pictures of Elder Nelson when he was a wee wittle one...
We love you Elder Nelson and are so proud of serving in the Idaho Boise Mission!! We send our love to you today and hope you enjoyed conference on your birthday (seriously, what a great way to spend your birthday on the mission ;)!!!