We welcome all to follow along as Elder Nelson shares with us his experiences as a full time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. These are truly they best 2 years FOR his life!
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
I had the best birthday ever so far
I believe that now that Elder Nelson is a Zone Leader he is finding that his time is very limited. This letter is a short one this week. However, I did receive a message and some pictures from a Sister in his ward. Thank goodness there are good people in these wards who understand how desperately a mother of a missionary loves to hear what they are doing and who they are meeting. So, here are the pictures she sent to me yesterday. Her name is Niki Kemple.
The Kemple Family w Elder Peters and Elder Nelson
Dear Family, So this week was really good... I am so grateful for the support I have from all of you!!! I got so many birthday wishes and especially from Tampa one. I literally feel like family!! I love them and missthem! This week... I'll be honest, we did not get to do much... And at first I was sad... And frustrated... We only taught a few lessons... But the few lessons we taught! We set a date!! This one man, is so humble and ready to learn! So many missionaries would kill for that! Brandon is his name and his date is set for April 12!! We taught him this morning and he wants to find out from God what his purpose in life is. And I can't wait for the moment he realizes this is it!!
I'm sorry not much time, and there are many events to tell! But our ward is beginning to see it. We have a couple members who are soooo fired up! They carry pass along cards just in case they meet someone!! They invited 2 of their friends to have dinner with us! And afterwards the family scheduled another time to have someone else come! There are some members calling us, asking how they can help!!! It is so cool! I wasn't seeing the miracles right before my eyes!! I had the best birthday ever so far because I spent it with my best friend. My Heavenly Father. We talked a lot on Saturday. Elder peters did a lot. But was sick:/ and I appreciated it so much. And then I had a lot of time to ponder and pray and wow. I felt his love for me. And reality of the work!!
There are ways to help... And there are miracles to make!