Monday, June 6, 2016

06.06.16 Another Week in Paradise !!

Hey everybody!

Sounds like everybody is doing great!  I love you guys a lot I hope you know!  Conner sent me a picture with peeps from the Mall of America.  Oh man, I love those peeps!  Conner is the man!  So is Nate!  Karli is ready to have the baby!  Que emocion!!  Cant wait to meet my first niece!  

All is well here in Puerto Jimenez.  This week Elder Paiz and I went on divisions to Ciudad Neily.  So, we crossed the gulf and headed to Ciudad Neily.  I worked the day with Elder Maldonando from Guatemala.  He is a great missionary.  Their area is basically the oldest here in the zona sur.  It has over 25 years as a branch, with an attendance of about 35 and a list of members with 750 names on it.  They have a lot of reactivation to do if you ask me.  Thank goodness we know who all of the less active members are here.  While on divisions it was raining terribly.  We were soaked from the knee down because the wind causes the rain to splash you even though you have an umbrella.  The rainy season has started here and because we are in the middle of the rain forest it is pretty strong.  A couple of days ago they said it was dangerous to be outside because the rain and wind was ripping up the trees and throwing them all around.  Pretty crazy!   

The district president of the Rio Claro district lives in Ciudad Neily, so I sat down to dinner with him while we were on divisions and we talked about the growth of the group and the progress that we have seen.  He is a great man and I told him that Puerto Jimenez is the best in Zona Sur and that he should give as much support as possible to these faithful members on the peninsula.  I love these members so much.  They have so much faith and strive to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ.  I feel so blessed to work at their side.

Church was great yesterday.  Denia came!  She is progressing well with her husband Elogio.  We just have to commit him to come next week.  Sonia and her son came this week as well!  Woot woot!  They are progressing so much and showing their faith by keeping the commitments.  I hope that they can be baptized before I leave.  They are so great!  

Elder Paiz and I are working hard here in Jimenez.  We have been talking to everybody and we have set the goal to contact the entire boat as we cross the gulf to the district meeting.  We will see how it goes haha.  Doing contacts at sea!  Also, they put air conditioning in our house this week!!!!!!  I had to pull out the blankets because we had it so low haha!  I haven't slept so good in two years haha!  All is great here!

I love you guys!  Keep the faith!  This is Christ's church! See you soon!

Elder Nelson

Mi amigo mexicano siempre me decia "Siempre hay que echar bastante repelente, si no, los zancudos te comen."

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