Thursday, December 4, 2014

12/2/14 Holidays!

Hello everybody!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving dinner and good times with the family!  Reading the letters was awesome, it sounds like the grandkids are so cute and cuddly!  Bentley is starting to talk?!  That is so awesome! Here we had an awesome Thanksgiving!  It was so awesome that the Zone Leaders called and said that they wanted to come on divisions with us to help us "plan."  They just wanted some Thanksgiving dinner from the best cook in the mission!! Hoo-rah!!

Some crazy things have been happening in La Rita.  There is a young man in the ward who is totally our buddy!  Well he has had some difficulties growing up and he was a drug dealer for a while.  Well as of a couple of months ago he decided to turn his life around because he wants to serve a mission!  But he still owed the equivalent of 30 dollars to the drug guys.  So one day we passed by his house and he looked like he had just seen a ghost.  He wouldn't talk to anybody and we found out later that night that earlier in the day the drug guys had passed by and threatened him at gun point for that money.  Well he doesn't have that money so they said they would come back at 10 that night for the money.  But it turns out he got the money and now he's in the clear but it stressed us out a little bit haha.

Also, we just found out yesterday that we have been teaching some sort of leader of bad guys in La Rita.  One of the members in the ward found out that we have been teaching him and basically told us that we should never go back haha. So now we know and we won't be going back haha.

Other than that we have been working super hard in the area.  We started working a new area and are starting to see the fruits.  We contacted a recent convert that lives in the area and now we are teaching her cousin that lives in the same house.  She has gone through some rough times lately. She separated from her husband because he was aggressive and she has a young child.  We were teaching the lesson and focusing on the true nature of our Heavenly Father.  The majority of the people here have the idea that God is somebody angry that wants to punish us.  We always have to explain first the true, loving nature of our Father in Heaven and then we build from there.  So at one point in the lesson Elder Mejia asked her that if Heavenly Father was here right now, what would you ask for?  She began to cry so much.  The Spirit was so strong.  She wanted a second chance at life, and we taught about baptism and that we all have a second chance.  We are super excited to work with her and help her to progress in the Gospel.

Well I love you all!  Hope you all have a great week!

Elder Nelson

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