Thursday, April 24, 2014

Singing in the Stake Choir of Rahue

April 14, 2014
Happy Easter everyone, this was a really good week.
Well, I got drafted into the stake choir so this week we have been doing a lot of rehearsals because there is going to be a big stake choir concert on Friday. I am one of the basses and probably one of two that knows anything about singing.  Its funny because I thought  sang badly but the lady called me to be the bass part in a quartet, so that is a lot of fun, but its not easy, they actually have kicked a couple people out of the choir for not singing very good, its hard work being in the official Stake choir of Rahue.
Well, the time came for my companion to receive his carta Moroni which is a letter that asks us to give the name of the airport etc, basically the letter that says that the time in the mission is coming to an end so get ready. I worked with the secretary of the mission to get it laminated and put it in jello which is funny because he saw about everything but had no idea, we then brought the jello to a zone meeting that we had, it was one of the better ways to give a carta Moroni.
We are doing so good in the zone right now, we have been increasing alot in about every single number including baptisms which is awesome right now, we have been doing a lot of intercambios. I did one with an Elder Mendoza from Trujillo, Peru, and another one with Elder Perkins from Las Vegas. I have been in the mission about seven times as long as those two elders combined. One has a month and the other has about 3 months. I thought it was funny because Elder Mendoza ends his mission in March of 2016. I am hoping to be married by the time he comes home!
So a funny and gross story. Yesterday was the final of the Chilean national soccer championship and the local favorite Colo-Colo won, so everybody was in the street drinking and partying, we were going down a hill back to our sector on the side of a busy street. There was a guy about 20 feet in front of us who was semi drunk, and to make it known we are very used to people just peeing on the side of roads etc, that is very common, but this man went out to the side of the road about 20 feet in front of us and drops his pants and starts having diarrhea  right in front of us, and then he fell in it!!! It was probably the grossest thing that I have seen in my mission!!!
Well, it looks like in the next couple of weeks we should be having some baptisms here in our sector, which is great because we have been working really hard with a lot of people. I hope that we can start seeing our fruits.
We are just getting ready for the holy week here in a primarily dominant catholic country. I am so blessed that we believe in a living Christ, everybody should go and watch the video on the page  it is such a great video and really helps us to keep in mind the importance of this special time of the year that we are celebrating. We need to remember the words "He is not here, for He has risen" Lets remember it and share this message with everyone.
I love you all and hope that you have a great Easter.

Love Elder Nelson
Carta de Moroni delivered in Jell-o
The bass section of the Rahue Stake Choir