Tuesday, December 24, 2013

December 23, 2013

Sounds like we will do the Google chat this Christmas!!!

So today is going to be a little short, I will talk to you in a few
days. Also am I going to be able to talk to John?

So this Christmas Eve we will be eating at the Stake President's house
with his family, they have a fun family tradition. On Christmas we
will be having a breakfast with the Winders and their family, we have
invited our investigators that don't have family to spend the day
with. We are bringing 3 extra people to the Winders for dinner:)

I am going to be better at carrying my camera with me this week so I
can send pictures to all of you! Sorry I have been so bad about
sending pictures!!!

Thanks again for all that you do and I look forward to seeing you
soon! Have wonderful week, talk to you soon.

Love Elder Nelson!
PS- here's a picture of George...

Monday, December 16, 2013

December 16, 2013

I didn't know Amelia got a new name, its cute. I always keep them in
my prayers! I hope it all works out for them:)

Oh Scott Curry... Was he the one with the Bees? I hope things work out
for her in Hawaii, I am sure she is doing good in Hawaii though haha:)

You will have to have Maria and Dirk give me some tips for working
with the Spanish District! I don't really know how to get things going
forward in Spanish! Any tips would be great:)

You got to love the grandkids tough:) I am sure that wont be the last time it happens!

I will check and see if I got anything for Christmas! Also could you
send a few ties? Maybe some brighter colors? That would be so

I am super excited for Isaac and Hannah! 2 Months that is so soon, I
can't wait to see her.

Tell Emma I said congrats and to keep it up! She is definitely your
prized possession:) love you and wish you all the best!

So sad to hear about the Seeley's! I would have never guessed, and yes
Justus was my age. Is Justus still in St. George? I saw him on campus
at Dixie State awhile ago, it was really good to see him and the
growth that he had made.

Hope all is well I love you and Wish you a good week. Talk to you soon!

Friday, December 13, 2013

December 9, 2013

Hey Mom,

Thanks again for the pictures! St. George looks good with a little
snow! We got a lot of snow over the weekend, we have been below
freezing for the whole week and it gets down to about 6-7 each night.
I have everything I need to stay warm though.

Doing missionary work has been hard the last 2 weeks in our area, It is
finals week and everyone just got back from thanksgiving break. We
were still able to stay active in our work and find meaningful things
to do.

So did the Skype thing work?

Our mission president came out with us the other day which made things
really fun. We talked to a lot of people and got to set a baptismal
date with one of our investigators! I learned a lot being out with
President Winder he is a great example in missionary work. When we go
to the air port to pick up newly arrived missionaries we usually see
who can talk to more people and talk about the gospel. Not in a
competitive way or anything; he saw me doing it the first time we went
to the air port so now he is starting to do it and we have fun with it

We had something come up in the Spanish Zone with a District so now
Elder Dearborn and I will be giving the weekly district meeting
trainings. We are pretty excited about that!! Too bad we don't speak
any Spanish haha, we will make it work though.

Elder Dearborn and I are working really hard to get things going in our
mission!!! He is a computer wiz!!! So he makes office work go a lot
faster, it helps with a lot of the small detail work that we do.
We are going to be teaching a class at BSU for 15 minutes then have a
Question and Answer at the end, we are going to be speaking on the
plan of salvation so we are hoping to get a lot of success from it.. I
will let you know!

Anyway It seems that the family is doing great tell them I said hi! I
love them and love you and Dad! Hope all is well have a wonderful day.
Love Elder Samuel Nelson!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 2, 2013


That is so good to hear about Isaac and Hannah! Do they have a name picked out?
I miss the whole family! It seems like their is so much going on
without me, everyone is growing up so fast!

Yes I will be able to skype you on Christmas, as far as I know I will
be able to. I will just need to make sure I have a place to go.

We just had a transfer meeting, a lot of it came in last minitute so
we had a lot of unplanned expectations happen today. My new companion
is Elder Dearborn from Denver Colorado, he is a good missionary and a
very patient Elder so I enjoy being with him. While we walked through
Wal-Mart I was able to talk to 5 people about the gospel... We are
doing great work and lots of stuff is getting done.

We are getting 33 new missionaries tomorrow so we have a whole day
planned out for that! We have a whole day dedicated to training and
getting them ready for the mission.

I am learning so much and am being carried by strength I didn't know I
had. I am so thankful for coming out on my mission! It will no doubt
help me succeed in life.

Anyway I love you and hope all is well, Have a great day say hi to
everyone for me. Love Elder Nelson