"And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved."

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Letter That Took 4 Tries

For some reason, Elder Nelson kept accidentally sending his letter before it was finished.  Each successive letter was just like the previous ones, only a little longer and with an additional apology at the top.  I include only the final copy for your enjoyment and sanity!

(sorry, acidentally sent the letter before it was done, like not even close to being done, lets try again, and I apologize for bad grammar in the first letter)

(again sorry for the second letter, weird day)

(Apparently I am struggling and can't send just one full letter, I'll try to keep it to three ok? No rage)

Hey everyone who reads this, how are things going? Elder Anderson and I had a really great week.

One thing that we can both agree on is that we are getting better at teaching together. We are getting better at recognizing the others body language and letting the other speak which has allowed us to actually have a really good feelings in our times/ lessons.

So I said that this week was good and it really was, I am very proud of one of our investigators named Juno. Yesterday we had a very good lesson on Faith and we read a section from Enos, the section where Enos recieves a remission of his sins through his faith on Jesus Christ. I enjoy sharing Enos because it is very clear on the way that Enos gained a remission of his sins, and plus I like Enos so it was good all around.

This past Thursday our Zone Leader Elder Bowler came on a split with us to observe how we are doing and to provide aide and guidance in lessons and at the end of the day. One thing that he told us was that we are good at explaining the what and the how of a topic (ex faith) but that we should remember to explain the why of the subject, the reason it is important. One point of why faith is important is that everything here in the Church goes by faith, testimony, miracles, the reason we pray and go to Church, they all center around faith.

This week President Adams and Sister Adams came down for interviews and they were good, it was great to talk with Sister Adams and chat with the other Elders as we waited for our interviews. But on Sunday we got a big surprise; we were having sacrament meeting when randomly President Adams and Sister Adams walk in, Pres Adams went to a meeting but Sis Adams stayed and literally said after a small greeting "I don't expect to have every word translated"- Sis Adams, trademark and copy right (insert year here). So we tried but I can barely understand enough for it to make sense in my own weird head but to translate, hmm not so much.

My last thing this week, we were in a lesson and we decided to read the introduction of the Book of Mormon for the lesson because this person was a recent convert and it is more interesting on everyones part to still discuss the needed things but to do it in a different way. But when we came to the section where Joseph Smith states that the Book of Mormon is the most true of any book the Spirit came and it was goode to sit and discuss about the BoM, the testimonies given and spirit felt was just amazing.

I hope that you all have had a good week, have another enjoyable one, love you all

-Elder Nelson

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