Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Feliz Navidad! 12/23/14

Hello everybody!

This week I don't have much time but it's okay because we get to talk on Christmas!  Vacationing in Saint George huh.. sounds pretty good to me.  Have fun!

This week we had our temple and Christmas activity!  We all went to Heredia to go to the temple and after we had a chance to eat a Christmas dinner as a mission and have a devotional.  The temple is such an amazing place.  The peace found inside is something that you can't describe. I also was part of the group that got to talk with the temple president.  We were a small group of missionaries but we sang a hymn and he shared spiritual experiences with us for a little bit.  It was truly amazing.  We then went to a chapel for our Christmas dinner and devotional from President.  He gave a powerful talk about searching for Christ in these times and then he told us that he had some news for us.  That morning the First Presidency announced the forming of a new mission in Costa Rica!!  It was such a powerful experience to hear the testimony of President Wilkinson.  He has so much love and pride in his missionaries. In tears he told us that he was so grateful for our work.  He said that every day he prays that Heavenly Father will send the best missionaries that he has to offer to Costa Rica, and he said that he has the best.  It is so amazing to feel the love and trust of a mission president like we did that day.  Then, we all knelt down as a mission to give thanks to our Heavenly Father for blessing us for our work.  It was so powerful.  Something I will never forget.  So the missions will be Costa Rica East and Costa Rica West!  Each of our names will be put before two apostles and we will have receive another mission call to one of the missions!  It is so exciting!

This week we had the baptism of Anllel!  He is so awesome!  He is nine years old and is so pure and willing to follow his Heavenly Father.  He wants to be a missionary and I am excited for him and his journey in the church!  This week we are preparing the baptism of Jose!  He is my buddy!  He is twelve years old and loves church so much!  Church starts at 9 and he is in the chapel at 7 waiting for us to come and sit with him!  Amazing young man!

Well I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!  I love you all and I'll see you on Christmas!

Elder Nelson

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