Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

Oh my gosh I wanna cry!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this year all of my life, my Hawks won!!! They killed it, I love Peyton but I’m so glad the hawks kick butt and shut up the critics! I always had the feeling the Seahawks would win when I was on my mission. (Yep! He has said that since the Seahawks went to the Superbowl the last time!  Glad we have technology and he will be able to watch the game when he returns in December! I know he will love it then too!)  but I’ll talk more about that 10 months from now.....

This week was great for me personally as well as the branch, we have a new branch president who is really doing good work, coming from Rosario since 10 months he had served as a bishop and in the stake presidency over there and now he is here to clean up the branch here, such a great guy, his name is Presidente Torricela (Tori Chela). After hearing about miracles that come from the power of prayer I decided to better my prayers and to really say them as if I was talking to God in person. I then realized the importance to be 100 percent exact obedient and seek the power of the spirit in all I do. As I pray more often, repent more often and seek the spirit, I see changes in how I act and how I do the work. The Spirit is everything, like it says in Doctrine and Covenants, I receive the spirit by the prayer of faith and if I have not the spirit I shall not teach.

We were walking in the street the other day and a man stopped and started to look at us, I saw him and walked by and said , Hola como esta, and we began to strike up a conversation walking side by side in the street, I asked him what he did for work, he said he’s a lawyer, he asked us if we were missionaries, I said yep, have to talked to guys like us before, he said yeah a few times, then I asked him a questions as if it didn't come from me but the Lord, I asked have you read the Book of Mormon before, he said I’ve had it in my hands a few times and read it a bit, then another inspired question flew out of my mouth as if it came from the Lord and not me, I said, have you prayed to ask God if what you read was true....he then said, I didn’t know that was part of it, I then testified to him of the power of prayer and that God answers, he said, come by my place when you can, we will talk more about this, and now he is reading the Book of Mormon and we challenged him to pray. I just love those kinds of moments when you feel like the Lord really is guiding people to you, even if they stop right in front of you in the street. Elder Rivera is great I love him so much we are thrilled with our new investigator. We are trying to make changes in the area, and we see a bright future! I love this work and my savior! :)

Elder Nelson
Go Hawks!

Proud "Dad"

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