Welcome Home Elder Nelson!

Tyler will be home in only a few days.  Can you believe it's already been two years?  We couldn't be more excited to see him and welcome him back home after a fabulous mission.  Please join us if you can!  Thanks for all of your support over the last two years.  

July 11, 2011

Hows everyone doing?
i am doing great!! we are here working hard, im not going to lie, its hard to remain focused in the last week. but we are doing our best and this last week i will leave with a baptism, i feel great and am very exited. im glad to hear that everyone is doing great. today i am visiting some of my converts and people that i have known. in the morning we visited someone that i baptized named Bryan. we reactivated his mom and baptized him, but his dad has never wanted anything to do with the church. well we have always gotten along, and when i visited he gave me a gift wrapped up. (i think as a joke but at the same time serious) i still have not looked at it, but he hinted as to what it is, and i think that it is a bottle of authentic Chilean Wine. so now i have no idea what to do with that.
well i think that this might be the last email that i will write in chile, but all good things must come to an end.
I love you guys and thank you all so much for the support that you have shown me. love you all and will see you soon.
Love Elder Nelson

July 4, 2011

Hey, mom!!
 yep, 2 weeks left. but im working until the end so don't worry. on the 11th i get to say goodbye to my converts so i am excited for that. i am glad that Chad had a good time at EFY, what a stud! it sounds like it is hot over there. it is still pretty cold here. it freezes in the morning. we are teaching some great people, and i really do love the people here in Curacav√≠. i hate it when we have to go into Santiago every week cuz i love the small town feeling. our ward is struggling, we have been working a lot on that- trying to help out the leaders. it is interesting how much the members, and people who are not members depend on the missionaries, and what they have got to say. the other day someone told us that he felt that if the missionaries left Curacav√≠, the town would be lost. a little dramatic i know, and i laughed a little when he said it. but it does help one feel the weight of their calling.
our new president has invited us to restudy the life and teachings of Christ, and i have loved it. it has really helped me a lot, i have found. and President Essig taught that if one really whats to become like Christ, one must know him. its true and i invite you to do it also. i know you are basically like Christ being my Mom and Dad, but its helped me a lot. i thought i would throw that out there.

Love you guys and cant wait to talk to you guys next week,
Elder Nelson