We had a wonderful experience here in the ward. We found a new family from Africa and we will be teaching them this week. It was a
really humbling experience because they were refugees that got split up from their family and the 16 yr old boy opened up to us and said,
"It was really hard for me over there." and you could see that he had been through a lot. I will keep you updated on the progress of them.
We had a youth fireside yesterday and me, being the oldest missionary at the meeting, I got to speak last and share some experience that have happened over the last 2 years. I am happy to say that I had everyone laughing and made it a good experience! Afterward we sang the song "Will Bring the World His Truth." It was really powerful.
We have been working a lot with the young men in our ward and have been staying really busy with service in the area. As you saw Arnold
Hagmann had us working on his back yard. We have been working with the less-active daughter and his grandson, who is coming back to church.
I am so grateful for my mission and the many things that I have been able to do. I am in awe with how much growth and strength I have obtained during my mission.
Thanks for all that you do!
It is just getting warm here so I am starting to enjoy my bike rides everyday:) Have a wonderful week.
Love Elder Nelson
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
So I am serving in the Boise North Stake and my district is the Boise North District. My companion is Elder Tran he is a good missionary from Cali Apple valley.
I got to bear my testimony yesterday, I felt really good and very accepted by the ward. Most my nights right now are restless, but I am still moving forward and finding new ways to do things. I can't wait to put the things I have learned into affect with school and with all the other things that I will be doing. We have found 3 new people to teach and have been working really hard to get things going. I have been staying really busy and being ever so diligent with the work in our area.
Thanks for all that you do. I am doing work to get things good forward on all cylinders.
Love Elder Nelson
I am glad to here about the family and all that is going on. I will
keep Lana in my prayers! I am so excited to hear where Dan will get
his call letter! So it should be what another 3 weeks before he finds
out where he is going?
Also I was wondering if I still have any books that I read a long time
ago? I was hoping I still had the two great classic books. one was
Euclid and Nicudimus? Let me know if you find it.
I am living with single guy named Ethan Hawkley who has been through a
divorce but is such a good teacher and a fun person to be around! We
work with him a lot doing missionary work. I am loving my companion
Elder Tran! He is so willing to work and try new things and has a love
for the Savior. This transfer has been amazing thus far.
This week I will be giving a training on "Revelation Through Church
Attendance." I have good idea of what I am going to do.
As a zone we have set a goal to talk to at least 420 people per week.
That, on average, is 5 per companionship per day. We have been doing really
well as a district to get out and start talking to people.
Our ward has been great in helping us in this work and bringing a lot
who have fallen away back into the fold. I was a little disappointed
with our Elders' Quorum class, we didn't even cover anything from the
manual, the teacher started taking us down the road of politics and
started talking about socialism and capitialism. I will talk to our
President and make sure we stay on topic for those who really need it.
Anyway everything is going great on this side. I love you and look
forward to seeing you soon. Let me know what you find out.
Love Elder Nelson~!