Glad to hear you are enjoying Oklahoma... Weird that you're just around the corner. So, I think I told you how much I love the random stuff you get to do for service while on a mission, like cutting down trees, tearing down barns, farming, all that good stuff. Well this week we were able to learn how to put a laminate wood floor in. (Kinda had to teach myself) We ran into a lady who is trying to move into her new house but was really overwhelmed by it all. We offered to help and she told us she needed her floor done. We tore up the carpet, cleaned underneath and then laid down the floor. It was really cool. We did a pretty good job and it looks really good. Then we went back a couple days later and helped her move in. It was fun, we had 6 missionaries with us and a member. We are hoping to be able to start teaching her soon. She has 3 little kids that are awesome.
On Tuesday we had District meeting and I based it all on President Eyering's talk from General Conference "Mountains to Climb". Our District has had some tough times and it was definitely needed. Then I was able to go on an exchange with Elder Scow, he has been out about 3 months and is an awesome kid.
Yesterday and Saturday we had Stake Conference, Elder Hymus of the Seventy spoke as well as President and Sister Peterson and the Temple President and his wife, it was really good. The Stake President spoke about the members raising their children. Apparently in the stake their are like 126 young men from 18 to 26 that could be preparing for a mission but only 18 of them are. It was a very bold talk, but very good.
As far as our teaching goes, we are focusing in on a few of the investigators we have right now that have good potential as well as the members. We will hopefully be able to get it all going. Missionary work definitely isn't easy, but it is a lot of fun and very fulfilling.
Thank you for all your support, I love y'all!!!
Love Elder Nelson