Tuesday, November 13, 2012

He's Home!!! Greatest Day Ever...

TODAY IS THE DAY! 11/13/12

Surprise email... 11/10/12

Hey y'all!!!

I don't have much time but I hopped on for a quick email.  I wasn't able to go to Blytheville because their baptism was too close to ours, however, Lenora was Baptized!!! and it was amazing!  She is awesome.

This week has been pretty weird.  We actually were able to find a couple of pretty solid people for Elder Scott and his new comp to teach and spent a lot of time getting Lenora ready for today, but it went great.  In a few minutes we are going to go do some service for a member who is feeding us tonight, then tomorrow we are going to be attending two church meetings because the Spanish Branch just joined with our ward, so Sunday School classes are going to be together but they will have a separate sacrament meeting and we are going to go to the first one.  Then we are going to eat at a members home along with a couple other families.  Then I gotta go out and find a couple more people.  I'm excited to see everyone.

Love y'all!!!
Elder Nelson

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

One week and counting!!!! 11/5/12

Hey Everybody!!!

This is super weird, most likely my last email home...the past week has been really weird.  I decided I needed to bear my testimony since it was the last fast Sunday of my mission.  I made it through fine, but as I walked back to my seat I suddenly flashed back to before my mission, I couldn't hold back the tears...(embarrassing by the way).  It all hit me at once what all my mission has meant to me.  I thought back to the day that we were getting ready for me to go back to school, when I realized that I wasn't meant to go, but that I needed to be on a mission.  I don't remember any time in my life  up to that point where I had acted on a spiritual prompting, but I am so glad that I did.

I don't know where I would be without my mission, but words can't describe what I have learned and come to know.  I am so grateful that even though I had completely decided not to serve, that Heavenly Father never gave up on me.  I am grateful for all of your prayers on my behalf.

So this week is going to be pretty crazy.  We have to do zone meeting tomorrow as well as a meeting with the Stake President.  Saturday is supposed to be a p day for me, but it doesn't sound like i will really be taking one.  We have a baptism that morning, and then I am going with one of the AP's up to Blytheville, for a baptism of a lady I taught way back when.  If I get a chance I will send you an email from Blytheville.  Keep Lenora in your prayers, she is our baptism this week, and she is going to need them.

I love y'all!!!
Can't wait to see ya in a week...
Love Elder Nelson