Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 1, 2017

                                   Bob's Baptism in the Tiger Tail

P-day in the Jungle

Last Hair cut in Taiwan

Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday April 24, 2016 Last Month of the Mission!


How are y'all??????????????????????????????????????????

Can't believe that they already have my flight time already figured out...where did the time go?

Life continues on in the tiger tail. B is getting baptized this Saturday, which he's really excited for. We went to the Nan Tou Mountains for Pday today.

Lots of stories to tell y'all in 4ish weeks. 

I'll try to call on mothers day, not sure about time yet though. Probably after out church service which ends at 12 30 our time.

Love yall have a great week!

Elder Nelson


Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017


How are y'all doing??????

First a question. Mom do you really want me to skype on mother's day? 

Everything is going well over here. I sent y'all a ton of pictures of some of our pday escapades so hopefully they came through.

We're really excited about B. He's planning on getting baptized on the 29th of April. He's more active than a lot of our members haha. He's a little miracle himself. A month or so ago we walked into a Family Mart (one of the billion convenience stores sprinkled across the island) and saw him studying. At which point he said he was kinda busy studying and we asked if he'd have another time we could get to know him. He left his number and that was that. About a 25 second contact.

R and C also made it out to church this last Sunday! They're both doing great and are reading the Book of Mormon daily. C was that lady from the red light and R was a guy that we found in just a short 10 minute period of time in between lessons.

You know, it's funny that you'd bring up J again Senor because it's been amazing to realize that the effects of the work we do will never totally be seen by us. But every so often God lets us see these small little miracles. Just this morning, i dont know why but as we were biking to the train station I felt like we needed to bike really fast and get there as soon as possible. I didn't think anything of it until when we got there we ran into one of our relatively new investigators K (chemistry high school teacher) who we hadn't been able to get a hold of the past couple days. She proceeded to set up a time for later in the week. It wasn't till after I finished talking with her that i realized the small "nudge."

The work is really starting to pick up in the tiger tail. I love being a missionary and am excited to tell y'all even more about it when the time comes.

The thing that i keep realizing more and more is kinda like what Elder Holland reminded us in his talk "The First Great Commandment" - "What I need, (Elder Nelson), are disciples—and I need them forever. I need someone to feed my sheep and save my lambs. I need someone to preach my gospel and defend my faith. I need someone who loves me, truly, truly loves me, and loves what our Father in Heaven has commissioned me to do. Ours is not a feeble message. It is not a fleeting task. It is not hapless; it is not hopeless; it is not to be consigned to the ash heap of history." The journey of coming to know, truly know, Jesus Christ is a long one. And it starts now.

Love you have a great week!

Elder Nelson

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 No News for Last Two Weeks - Explanation this week!


How are y'all doing????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Sorry i need to repent for not emailing y'all the past couple weeks. It's just that, as much as i hate to say it, my time left here is not a lot so our p-days have been filled with a lot of attempts to soak in as much of Taiwan as possible while i still have it. The past couple weeks we went to Ken Ding, which is the Hawaii of Taiwan and this famous museum in Tai Nan that I've always wanted to go to. Today we're going to a famous mountain range to the east of Jia Yi called A Li Shan. Pics will probably coming next week.

The work is going great here in Taiwan. We have an investigator named B who's super awesome! He comes to church, english class, the single adult FHE and institute every week. He's loving everything. 

We also have a couple others who we're really excited about - E a freshman in college who's experiencing a lot of change in her life and wants to find some direction, C a 30 something single lady who ran into missionaries up north before but is now in yun lin, and K, a highschool chemistry teacher who's also super awesome.

Elder Bennett's doing great. It's been amazing to see him progress with the language, ability to talk to people, etc. I'm blessed to be able to work with someone who's willing to work hard for the last stretch.

Conference was great, we watched it on a week delay because of the translation. The biggest message that hit home to me : charity, true love, striving to become a real Christian.

Just because i dont write much doesn't mean i don't love you. I'll be happy to tell you all you want to hear and then some when it's all over. Have a great week! :)

Elder Nelson