March 7, 2011

Hola Como Estan?
hows it going? i was talking to a few missionary's about going to BYUI and they said that the track should be on the thing that we received. i don't know if that is true. also the mom of Elder Squire (future roommate?) asked for your email address. i thought it was ok so i gave it. i thought about getting hers for you, i could do that if you want.
Some things that are happening here, that happened this last week:
Crazy exercises, there is this little mountain thing near our house that we have been running up basically every morning. so that has been fun and exhausting, but worth it.
we have been doing a lot of service projects lately, for people that are not members so that has been fun and has been opening the hearts of many in our sector. We started fixing up a fence of this house that doesn't look so good, that was fun.
through doing that we found this guy that has to leave this house with his wife and basically live in a shack. well he has got a lot of medical problems and cant exert very much strength. he needed help to make a hole, 4 feet by 4feet and like 4 or 5 feet deep. as we were digging the hole we found a bag, that we accidentally broke into, and it smelt like death. i thought it was a dead guy that we had found, because the bag was huge, but it was just a really really big recently buried dog. that we had the pleasure of digging out, it was pretty funny.
we have been facing a lot of trials these last few weeks, but it has been one of the times when i have learned the most. i have learned about God, his nature which is fundamental to know in order to obtain The Faith necessary to let us come back to live with him, and a greater testimony of the divinity of this great and marvelous work.
i have never felt so needful of the grace of the Lord than i have on the mission, i have also never felt Pure Joy and Love the comes from knowing that you have been an instrument in the hands of God to help is children. to hear the words ¨that is exactly what i needed to hear¨, or ¨you got here right when we needed it most¨ has become the means of bringing such peace to my soul. i Echo the words of Alma when he said,
1O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the atrump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people!
2Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and acome unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth
(Alma 29:1-2)
Love you guys and am eternally grateful for your support and for your prayers.
Elder Nelson

1 comment:

  1. Are these pictures of your district? Looks like a great bunch. I'm so thankful you're having experiences that strengthen your testimony. What a great blessing!