Sunday, November 17, 2013

Top Ten Week

Good morning everybody!
Well, it's just been another awesome week chalked up for the mission. Glad to hear you all had a good week and glad to hear that sister Sarah had a good birthday! Don't worry- Sasha gave me a hug for you!
Definitely we've had one of the "top ten weeks" of the mission to go on the highlight reel- obviously the number one would be Sasha's baptism! It is a pretty big privilege to have been able to teach and help him grow in the gospel. We had a good little lesson on Tuesday before a week of zone conferences and just talked a little bit about baptism- it was so sweet to just ask him why he thinks he should get baptized and he just answered, "1- we can get the Holy Ghost, 2- we join the church and accept the teachings, and 3- we receive remission of our sins!"
Anyways it was really cool...great weekend.
I am so sorry we got a bunch of things going on in the office and interviews to translate for and had some stuff to help president with and now have an investigator showing up and time to punch in the number and get to work! I promise I saved time to write a good report, but I guess that will wait till next week! The church is true! Love you all!
Elder Nielson

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Good morning everybody-
Well we have had some good times around here- just doin’ some work and finding and teaching! Glad to hear your all doing well, glad to hear that you had a good time with the one and only Elder Taylor! So crazy to see!
Of course the number one highlight for the week is with Sasha- we basically finished up all the lessons and he passed a baptismal interview yesterday morning! So, we're planning for this Saturday with him! It was pretty cool to sit there with him for about 20 minutes as we waited for the meeting to start- we just kinda talked about how we had met and things and just the way that Heavenly Father had prepared him for accepting the gospel. He had told me that he noticed that as he started meeting with us, he noticed that his life just became more in order and things, but in particular as he began reading and understanding the Book of Mormon he noticed how he got the order in his life and things became more clear for him. Anyways, just another testimony of the Book of Mormon and the power it brings as people will just read it!
Besides him, we've got some other great people that we are working with- it has been a fun last couple of weeks. We've been working with a Sergei guy that had met with missionaries a few years ago and still has "I need thee every hour" memorized! Haha so funny the random things we run into! But he loves the church and is going to get baptized on the 30th of this month as well.
Anyways, we're running low on time. The church is true- I am so grateful for the confirmation that I see of this every day as we do the Lord's work! Love you all!
Elder Nielson