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

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