Wednesday, February 27, 2013

How many apples in a seed?

Hola family!

Great to hear that everyone had a great weekend in Idaho with lots of fun. We had a really good week here, we had Zone conference and had the oppurtunity for Elder Jorge Zaballos of the 1st Quorum of the Seventy came and talked with us. It was awesome! He is a very good speaker. He talked to the Latins alot about the importance of taking advantage of American companions to learn English, to be able to read the scriptures in English, because that it the original language that they were written in. It was very powerful and a great zone conference, but his wife also spoke, she spoke about not judging people from the outside, and not worrying about only little success in the mission. She took an apple and cut it in half and said, how many seeds can you count, and she said, 8, 9ish. Then she said how we can count the seeds in an apple but we cant count the apples in the seeds. How we´ll never know the effect we can have on people, And then her husband talked about how he was a convert, at 12, the only one in his family to be baptized, when he was 29 he was a stake president and he had the oppurtunity to go to general conference and he found the missionaries who baptized him, he eventually became a mission president, a general authority but they never imagined that when they baptized a 12 year old kid. That is awesome about all the missions that have been created, it is amazing to see the hand of the lord. OR a stone cut out of the mountains without hands will keep rolling until it fills all the earth. My Companion thinks its cool how there is a new mission in the city that he's from in San Pedro Sula West, Honduras. This group that is coming in of missionaries is one of the biggest yet here , with 15 elders and 15 sisters, its amazing to see this and to be such a part of it in the middle. 

So the other day, we went to visit a part member family, where we have been teaching the fiance, and she just barely gave birth to a little girl, it was so precious, it made me think about Jeni in a couple months, the girl was only 2 weeks old.

This week Elder Mendoza was having some problems with his arm, so we went to Osorno, it was nice but we lost a day of work, but we bought our bis tickets and still had an hour until the bus leaves, so we went to a store called Jumbo which gets alot of products from the states and they had Dr Pepper! It was the best haha, i also bought a rubiks cube which i can now solve in about 2 minutes, i will get to under a minute by the time i get home.

Well, Thanks for all the love and support that you give me.

All of the doorways in my new apartment are too short...I keep hitting my head!
Love Elder Nelson