Monday, November 25, 2013

November 25, 2013

This week was so fast, I don’t really remember what happened. ha, I went to an area called Almafuerte with one of the zone leaders on tues, the zone leader Elder Ramirez helped with two baptism interviews in almafuerte, and I went with an elder Named elder Buitrago. We had good day. Then after another few days of work I went with my district leader to work with him in his area. Elder Goncalvez is a big help to me, he teaches me so much. Only a convert of 3 years, but he’s a great missionary. then we were going to baptize Adrian Rocha this Saturday, but we couldn't find him to get his interview in because he is working a ton this week and then his wife was sick so they ran to the clinic, and so now we wait for the weekend. I love Argentina, I realized that I only have 1 year left to really enjoy this wonderful country and the people, and then it will be hard to come back after. I dread a little the end of my mission because of that, but I love where I am right now and i wouldn’t want to be in any other place! I love you all!

Elder Nelson

Elder Parejas with a pancho or aka hot dog

me with pancho

My desert area of field

Yesterday we looked over a hill
and found some kind of rodeo! 

Oreo Argentino
They are so little!

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013

This week lots happened. tue I worked in the ward Roque senz pena with Elder Goodwin, he’s a cool elder, he’s got a great testimony of the gospel. We had lots of success that day. Then wed was a zone conference in Cordoba, I got to see lots of my old comps like elder Jassman and elder Michalek. then friday I worked in the bimaco ward with Elder Reyna from C√≥rdoba Argentina, he was suppose to be in Bolivia but with his health they sent him closer to home, he’s way cool.

Yesterday at the 1st part of church we had no investigators. We were counting on Adrian, but it wasn't a strong comit, so we left church to go look for this investigator to bring her to church, she gave us excuses why she couldn't so we left, we called all our investigators and nothing..and so as we were walking back to the church I was praying with all my heart that Adrian would come to church, be baptized this week and one year from now be sealed for all time and eternity. It was really my desire that they could be sealed. And so we got back to the church...nobody. So we waited by the door for investigators and all of a sudden I saw the son of Adrian, and then his brother, and then their sister and then his wife, and they all walked in the 4, and I thought, oh great, Adrian is still sleeping...immediately my mind went to, every Sunday, we have nothing, what am I doing wrong, why are there no fruits...but then all of a sudden this head pops out and there is Adrian, clean shaven, dressed nicely, ready for church! :) oh the tender mercies of the we are preparing his baptism for sat or fri depending on his work...Adrian and his family have Family Home Evening with the bishop today, and he’s going to be baptized! :) I’m so excited for that family! It will be great! well that’s about it. i love you all.

Elder Nelson

1. family in Roque s pena ward,
the kid is a member and
his parents are going to
get married and be baptized

 The Zone conference, Elder Jassman
with his posterity haha his hijos,


Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11, 2013

This week was great, we worked a lot and found a few great families. We found 2 related families, and both are studying with the Jehovah witnesses, so they have lots of questions about the doctrine especially what is the name of God. But both are such great families and we love them. Enzo and Andrea are one of them and the other is the little brother of Enzo named elvio, and his wife. We had a lesson with Ruben and he told us he would be moving to another city closer to his family. So we taught him a few of the commandments like the word of wisdom and the law of chastity, just in case, and now we are looking for a way to send missionaries to him, there aren't many members if any by his little town. We had Adrian come to church and he had a great experience, he now has everything ready to be baptized except a little few things he’s working on, and once he breaks free, he’s good to go! I love that man, we taught him about the temple in the church and now he wants to go, once someone makes the temple their goal, everything makes a lot more sense. I love this work and I love the change I can see in others! We love this ward, my comp and I, and we are seeing great changes! :) I love you all!

Elder Nelson

Friday, November 8, 2013

November 4, 2013

This week was great. It really was. I was able to learn a lot and grow spiritually. I've learned lots of new things that have helped my growth. The gospel is great. The changes it makes. We were walking in the street and I saw this guy on the side, outside his house. I felt the prompting to talk to him but at the same time, every reason in the world flew to my mind why I shouldn't, but I did, I talked to him, he let us enter his house and started to tell us everything. He’s been separated from his wife for 3 months because of things he has done and all he wants to feel is forgiven. We gave him a Book of Mormon, taught him to pray, and he promised to do it, when we followed up with him he had been reading and praying and he says he feels so happy, the thoughts of his wife don’t torment him as much and he feels more of the spirit in his life. I cried, he’s so cool and so prepared by the lord. His name is Ruben and he was so excited to come to church, he showed up at 8:15...45 min early to make sure he was on time...he was there before we were and we were early. He stayed for all 3 hours and loved it, he’s going to be baptized the 16th with a chance of earlier, we’ll see...but he really was our miracle for the week. We had found more prepared people but their progression is not as rapid as his, he’s a cool good guy and I love him to death! With that, I've been growing so much in my studies, really helping me focus on what’s important that is really...inviting others to repent, and not telling and talking but helping them have their own spiritual experiences. What a great calling. I love this work we are all called to!

Elder Nelson

Letter from my little cousin Megan 

Kind of a weird photo but we bought ice cream for Elder Cruz
for his birthday, in the photo is Elder Goncalvez at the top left,
Elder Reyna at the botton and Elder Flores

 Street flood, it rained so hard the other day