Sunday, March 29, 2015

03/28/15

Hey everybody!!
I love hearing from each of you! Thanks for everything and for keeping me in mind and in your prayers.  You sure are in mine!

This week has been another week full of excitement!  Things have been cooling down a little bit here in the office, but it is still as busy as can be.  So for migration purposes the church has a lawyer here in Costa Rica and I am in constant contact with her trying to keep everything under control with the legality of the missionaries.  Well, about once a week we have the opportunity to go to her office and meet with her to discuss how we are doing and anything new.  Let me just say that it is the coolest thing in the world!  Her office is in a high rise building in Escazu, which is by far the nicest part of San Jose and where all the rich people in Costa Rica live.  We have to drive about thirty minutes to get out there to meet with her but it is so awesome.  Elder Nielson and I walk in wearing our suits and our shined shoes with all of the business people that are walking around on the bottom floor.  The security guard beeps us in and we go to the elevators and up to her office.  In her office she has a board room surrounded by glass walls.  We get to sit down with her and her assistant to discuss everything and it is seriously the coolest thing in the world!  And it is in Spanish so I love it even more! You just feel like such a business person or something!  How many missionaries get to do that?!  I think it is super awesome! We got to do that yesterday and it was great!

This week was a good week in the field as well.  Noelia is still progressing, but has had a little bit of a hiccup with coffee.  But she is super close to kicking it completely and we are very happy for her.  She has had a tough life and she has come so far to get out of a lot of problems she has had.  She used to smoke and drink a lot, but through her desire to be close with God had been able to overcome that a while back.  She is a single mom and tries to get along without even having a watch to keep the time.  She said that ever since we have been visiting her, the weirdest thing has happened.  About every temptation has come into her life.  She has once again seen all of her friends that are bad influences and they have invited her once again to go out with them.  She said no of course haha!  We testified that she is so close to the kingdom of God, and that God will always be more powerful than His counterpart.  This week we also found two awesome families!  One of them is a family from Nicaragua and the father said that we showed up at the exact right time in his life and we are planning on picking him up for church tomorrow!  The other family is just amazing and we are excited to work with them as well!

The rainy season is coming back soon here in San Jose!  It should be hitting at the end of April and the beginning of May.  We need to start carrying our umbrellas around with us all the time now because you never know when the rain will start to fall!

I love you all and wish the best for each of you!

Elder Nelson

Mi amigo mexicano siempre me decía "Que hermosa la mañana, que brillante era el sol.."

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