Monday, September 12, 2011

September 12, 2011

Hey Family!

I had an interesting week. On Tuesday afternoon we got a call from the President telling us that two Spanish speaking Elders were coming to live with us for the week. One of them, Elder Scott, just had surgery and couldn't stay at their apartment because the water was bad, so they came to stay. Elder Zendejas got sick, so Elder Clouse and I went out every day and were able to meet some cool people. We met this guy named Mr. Smith, who 10 years ago was wheelchair bound, then one day he prayed that he could walk and he stood up and walked. Before he was stuck in the wheelchair he was a walking postman, so that day he went back in and got his job back. He was a really cool dude. We also went up to Memphis and went contacting one day and it was pretty fun, I had forgotten how much I had missed the people of Memphis. We also had some guy up there get in our face and start throwing up gang signs and telling us to get out of his neighborhood. haha It was pretty awesome, I just asked him if I could give him a pass along card.

Yesterday, we were asked to go into primary and talk about how being a missionary has blessed us. It was pretty fun, the kids had all kinds of questions. One asked why sister missionaries had to wait to go on their mission until they were 21 haha had to avoid the real answer to that one.

Crystal and Keith should be getting baptized this friday. We are pretty stoked, but Amy isn't quite ready, so we are going to keep working with her. Also, yesterday the ward added 4 new ward missionaries as well as an assistant ward mission leader. We are pretty pumped to have some more ward missionaries... Get the work on a roll!!!

I have a new quote I love now. It is from the John Tanner story. "No man putting his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God".

Answers to your questions mom, The Elder with the bug is Elder Lisch, and the bug is a butterfly. I have taken pictures at a bunch of lakes, one is Horn Lake, and one is Coro Lake.
Desoto memorial gardens is a funeral home and cemetery here. haha, just had a cool lake, so we took pictures. The rock wall surrounds Graceland in Memphis.

I love you guys, thanks for everything!!!

Love Elder Nelson

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