My name is Tanner Nelson and I have been called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been assigned to labor in the Costa Rica, San Jose Mission.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Mom and Dad!
Holy crap Karli is going to have another baby? That is so awesome. Everyone knows that May birthdays are the best :)
am doing well and working hard. This week we had changes!.. but I'm
still here with Elder Mejia haha. Really though we get along great. We
are buds. I don't think we have had a problem this whole transfer so we are
getting along well! Really though I am working so hard to become the
best missionary I can be. I have realized that there are tons of
missionaries that are just kind of floating from day to day with no real
goal or purpose in mind. I'm seriously going for it! There is no
reason to be one of the thousands of okay missionaries when I can shoot
to be one of the best.
This week we had the baptism of
Jose. It was a great day! It's a little bit difficult because we don't
have a church building here. We had to take a twenty minute bus ride to
Guapiles with all of the family to get to the church. Also, mom I took
out extra money because I had to pay for all the bus tickets for the
family to see the baptism because they wouldn't have been able to go
otherwise. When we arrived everything was set up for us but the gate
was locked! We were freaking out because we didn't want to have to
postpone it again.. no way. We were frantically trying to call the
other missionaries and get them to come and unlock the gate when a
member that happened to have keys to the building walked by. There
aren't a ton of members here, let alone members with keys to the building
so we were grateful to see that miracle this week.
Mejia and I are preparing for six more weeks in La Rita! Wooh! We are
setting goals and we are praying and working for success! Finding those
that have been prepared to receive the truth!