Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fall's just around the corner

Dear Family,
Well, this week, we can definitely feel that the summer time is ending as it is starting to be a lot rainier and colder in the mornings, but right now when it rains, it isn't that cold which is really nice.
This week, me and my companion have been getting to know alot better our sector which is really nice, we havent gotten lost that many times haha but it is definately getting better.
This week was full of meetings, we had a zone conference this week with the doctor of the area, he told us about the importance of making sure our backs and knees stay healthy and showing us ways to help them before they cause you alot of problems, after that we talked alot about the conference from Elder Ballard as he gave us alot of promises that we can have if we change some things, but it was really good. Our president is getting really close to finishing his mission and is trying to get one last good push before he ends (right after me). 
On Friday, we had a meeting for all the zone leaders of the mission, it was good to see a lot of my friends that I have known throughout the mission, President Rappleye showed us a really cool video about two missionaries playing basketball with a bunch of black guys, it is called Mormon missionaries in the hood playing basketball, go check it out.
We are getting super close to having some baptisms here in Rahue which is great, we have a great zone which always has the best numbers.
We had a ward activity on Saturday about the Book of Mormon, and I made some really cool little figures for the game which I will try to take a picture of and send to you later, almost nobody came though, which was sad.  Well, its going great right now, just working hard here.
Thanks for all the love and support,
Elder Nelson
 My puppy fix

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

100 Days!

100 Days til June 20th!  As a missionary mom, I get so excited when I get to the countdown!  Here we go!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Emergency Transfer for my Companion

March 3, 2014
Dear Friends and Family,
This week was a very interesting week. To start it off, right after p-day ended on Monday we received a call from President Rappleye. He called to tell my companion, Elder Smithson, that he would be leaving to go to Chaitèn, on a special assignment. It is a very small place about 12 hours away from Puerto Montt by bus, or 8 by boat, so he was sad and I was too because I had  a lot of fun with him. He was a way cool elder and he knew he was probably going to this small town of only 100 people to end his mission. My new companion is now Elder Peterson from Sanford, Colorado. He has 1 less cambio than I do in the mission but is a really good elder. He actually took my place in both Los Muermos and Puerto Montt, so he has been following me around and finally caught up to me. The only problem is that Elder Smithson left Wednesday morning and Elder Peterson didn't get here until Saturday night, so I had to be with the companion of the Financier of the mission because the financier had to go to Chaiten as well to do some tithing audits so my companion was the secretary and I was in the office for almost the whole week just helping out where I could. It was interesting  to see a little more behind the scenes of the mission, but i had to be a Zone Leader by myself almost the entire week. It was fun though because the office elders live in a huge apartment overlooking Osorno, and the elders in the Osorno Zone have p-day on Saturday so I got two p-days, but I just only went and played basketball finally but it was a lot of fun.
Well, there wasn't that much teaching, and I am kind of still learning the new sector because it is huge but I am sure loving the work.  It is going great and I know that this gospel is very true and can be a grand blessing to everyone who lets it into their hearts. I hope that all keep doing great and working hard. Everything just goes by so fast always I can't believe it. I hope that everyone is doing fantastic. I love you all and love the support that you all give me.
Love, Elder Nelson
Elder Peterson, Sanford, Colorado