Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011

Hey Pops, Things are going good. We had a pretty good week this week. On Saturday we knocked on this guy naned Brian's door, and he let us in. He is one of the coolest guys ever. He is 20 and he was just like, "I know there is a reason you guys came here today, and he came to church the next day. He hasn't been to church in like 5 years, and we are talking about baptism, he wants to get baptized, but he wants to make sure first. The whole thing was pretty sweet, how we found him and everything, definately led there by the spirit. We have 3 baptisms this weedkend that should happen. This lady and her two kids, I'm excited. The new ward is pretty cool, there are actually 8 missionaries serving in just this ward, so there are a lot of baptisms and we are around other missionaries a lot, it makes it a little more fun than being 100 miles away from the nearest other set of missionaries. Don't worry Pops, we are staying safe. We were talking about this the other day, and how watched over and protected we are as missionaries, and we are always just comforted when going into a shady spot. We were laughing because everyday we do something that back home we would have been scared to death to do, like walking through some apartments where some guy was threatening to shoot us haha, but you have to do it, the work must go on, and it's like it doesn't matter. We don't even give it a second thought. We are living in a big house that is actually in Raleigh Tennessee and our next door neighbors are actually members, the Carter's. They are pretty cool. Being in such a big ward, I don't think we really get as personal of a relationship with the members like we did in Blytheville, but it is still pretty sweet. Well, we have to run, sorry for being short but we just got a call and have to run back to the apartment. Love you, talk to you next week... Love Elder Nelson! p.s. I love playing ball with the black guys, they call me the "white Kobe"!!! haha p.p.s. could you send me my basketball shoes, or send me money to buy some?

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