Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September 24, 2012

Hey Y'all!!!

I'm going to be real quick because we are getting together with a bunch of Elders to play fooball.

We had our baptism Saturday and it was awesome.  Rylie was super nervous to be in front of a bunch of people especially for her confirmation, but she did awesome.
She asked me to give the talk on the Holy Ghost,  you would think with how often I have to speak in front of other missionaries that I wouldn't get nervous, but I was still as red as a tomato.  I was glad she asked me though.  We also have another baptism this coming weekend, her name is Shelby.  We went by with the Bishop to see their family yesterday and it went awesome.  It feels nice to finally be back having some baptisms  again, we went through a rough spell.

Zone conference went great as well.  I had actually already started to do the 40 day fast thing, not so specific, but basically to get rid of everything that kept me from complete focus on my mission.  Now it is just a little more official.  I'm excited to see what we are able to do with it.

Elder Scott and I were asked to present on "Revelation through the Book of Mormon" it went pretty well other than I was really sick, didn't have a voice and was struggling to keep my nose from running, so I struggled my way through with this hoarse/nasally voice that was just terrible.  haha  It went well though.

So I must be off, but thank yall for all you do!

I love you!
Love Elder Nelson

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 17, 2012

Ola mi familia!

So, our baptism this week had to be pushed back to this coming Saturday, but it will for sure happen this week.  We actually have baptisms scheduled for the next three weeks, we need them bad.

This week was another pretty good week, on Tuesday we had Zone meeting  which we did on "Being Bold" and working effectively, it was about 2 hours and went well, we now have to plan for a specialized training meeting which will be for us and another zone.  This time we only have to present for about 45 minutes though, so that shouldn't be too bad.  Haha

Yesterday was our primary program as well, it was awesome and one of our investigators, a 10 year old girl came and loved it.  I am glad to hear that Jack is the one that belts out the songs as loud as he can.  Haha.  We laughed about one of the kids in our program out here that had this high pitched squeal and he was sure proud of it.

I'm glad to hear you are taking care of the missionaries out there.  Good members are always awesome, make sure you're not just feeding them though!  See if you can find them someone to teach!

Love y'all!!!
Love, Elder Nelson

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012

Hey Y'all!

I just gotta tell you how much I love being a Missionary!  We had an awesome week Tuesday, we went up to the Spanish District Meeting, which was interesting.  I am learning a little bit.  I can't speak it but I can keep up with most of the conversations.  Afterwards I went on an exchange with Elder Carrol the District leader up there, we rode bikes forever, haha  it was rough and it was like 100 * out.  On Thursday we went up to Zone leader council, it was a great meeting discussing where to go with the mission, after two great months it is nice to not really have to identify big weaknesses but focus on the next step in moving forward.  We have Zone Meeting tomorrow that we are pretty excited for, which is new for me because I am usually rather nervous to get up in front of people.  It will be fun though.

We have been teaching a couple named Patrick and Sandra that are awesome.  On Monday we invited them to pray about being baptized.  The next time we went over he pulled out his baptismal certificate from his old church and all the information from it was gone.  It was really cool.  He will officially be a Mormon on October the 6th.  This Saturday we will be having another baptism as well, I think I have mentioned her before, her name is Riley and she is 11 years old.  Over the next 2 months Elder Scott and I plan to have some great success.

Thank yall for everything you do!
Love ya!
Love Elder Nelson

ps.  We didn't get to go to the Arkansas game, we weren't able to find tickets, that is all okay though because it ended up that we were really busy Saturday night and had a lot that we would have missed out on.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 3, 2012

Hey y'all!!!

We are over at the Adney's home e-mailing for today since the library is closed.

This week was a great week, we were able to set a couple more dates, one with a girl named Riley who is getting baptized on the 15th and the other with a girl named Shelby who is getting baptized on the 22nd. We are so excited for it.

On Friday night we went out on splits with a couple of the Priests in the ward.  Elder Scott went with one and I went with another.  Elder Scott was able to see everyone they had hoped to, but all of my appointments fell through, I couldn't let that be this kids first missionary experience so we just started talking to everyone in this apartment complex and we were able to teach 8 lessons and find 3 new investigators including a couple that we contacted at the Sonic after.  (we always take the young men to get a shake after they come out with us)  We went by to see that couple yesterday and committed them to baptism, so hopefully that works out and they will let Daniel (the Priest) baptize them.

I went on an exchange down in Pine Bluff and was able to spend the day with Elder Dannatt, it was a lot of fun, he has grown so much over the last 6 months since he left Trenton, it was great to see.

Elder Scott and I also set personal mission records for lessons taught with members present for our mission, it was awesome and it seems like every lesson we teach there is a member there.  Keep praying for us so we an get these people baptized, I can't leave Little Rock without any.  haha

I love you guys!
Have a great week!
Love Elder Nelson