Monday, August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

Hey there family!!!

So this week was interesting,. Our numbers were pretty terrible, but we had a really productive week anyways. We decided that we needed to get out and to meet all the members of the ward, so we have been going through the ward roster, trying to get our faces out there and maybe get some members doing some missionary work. We have a few members we have met that have been working with people and we are hoping that by us coming by it might help them to ask others to be taught.

Crystal and Keith are getting baptized September 17th so that they can be married first. They are awesome, they came to church yesterday and brought all of their kids and some friends. One of them is named Amy. We have actually taught her a couple times, but she was never keeping her commitment to read and pray, but when she came yesterday I asked her and she said that she had, so we are excited to go over to Crystals tomorrow and teach all of them, and see how her reading went. Hopefully we will invite her to be baptized as well.

We have also been teaching a couple of kids named Zac and Tyler. We tracked into them a few weeks ago. They are pretty cool and we are going by there tomorrow. Zac came to ward basketball on Wednesday and seemed to like it. They were supposed to come to church but he got sick Saturday night so they didn't. They have some great potential as well.

Answers to your questions:
1. No, the hurricane hasn't effected us. The weather has actually been really nice. It got up to like 95 this week which is like 105 heat index, which actually isn't too bad, so we were able to get out on the bikes and ride a bit. Did the hurricane effect Robbie at all? I heard it went through the DC area.
2. Elder Z is great! He just found out that his sister is having a baby right after he gets home, a little by, so he is really excited about that.
3. Elvis days were pretty sweet. I will send some pictures with an e-mail... I definitely wouldn't pay money to see Graceland, I don't think, but is was good to be able to walk around the area and see some of the stuff. I don't know if I told you about one of the top members of our ward was actually converted by Elvis. Turns our he was meeting with the missionaries when he died, and had actually gone home to read the Book of Mormon the night he died. Anyways, she got hold of his copy of the BOM through a friend and ended up joining the church. Really cool story.
4. E. Badger has been out like 16 months, so he still has some time left. He just told me this week that Kierra has been anti'd and doesn't want to come back to church, so I am going to have to give her a call today and see if I can talk some sense into her.

Oh!!! so last week we went to play disk golf with willie, and I beat him!! I shot 1 over. I should have shot under par, but I screwed up a couple birdie opportunities.
Oh Oh!!! Willie received the Aaronic Priesthood yesterday and was ordained to a priest. It was so cool! We knew it was coming but didn't know when and all of a sudden the Bishop called him up during church and sustained him. We were amped and then we got to be in on his conferral after church. He is such a stud...

Anyways, not much else I can think of. I love you guys!!!! Tell everyone hello!

Love, Elder Nelson

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