Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 2nd, 2013

Dear Family!
As you probably already know, I did not get transferred but my companion did! So my new companion will arrive tonight and for the day I am with Elder Thompson one of our Zone Leaders.
Mom in answer to your question, the 5 week transfer was only a one time event. Transfers are now six weeks long again.
This transfer seriously went by so fast for me.. It is APRIL! can you believe that?? Stewart is almost going to be graduated! I dont think time has ever gone by faster in my entire life! It is a blur!
Thank you so much for the easter package!! It was great!! And mom, I just want you to know, that for weeks now i have been fighting the urge to buy Reeses eggs because I knew that sooner or later I was going to get a package from you that would have some... so I want you to know that that package was perfect timing!
Elder Stainback called me yesterday! He was on the way to the airport! It was sad to say goodbye to him...but he will probably be in utah when i get home so that will be sweet to hang with him.
So we had a pretty sweet experience the other day! Actually, it was yesterday. But anyways, A few weeks back we talked to a lady named Katie on the street as she was walking her dog! She was very nice and said that we could come by another time. We set up a time a few days later and then we went our seperate ways.
Well, we went back( this was still a few weeks back from now) and we contacted some people right in front of her house right at the same time as Katie and her daughter pulled into their driveway and went inside. After we had finished talking to the people we knocked on her door but she didn't answer... we knew that she had seen us and she knew that we had seen her and so it was obvious it seemed to us that she didn't want to talk to us.
Anyways we hadn't gone back to see her at all since that day. Which brings me to yesterday! Yesterday we had the neighbor of a member call us and ask us if we could do some service! Her name was Debbie. Apparently the Richardson's gave them our number and told them we would be able to help. So we agreed and went over to assist them in stacking a bunch of wood into their backyard! It was good to do some work and they really appreciated our help but were not interested in learning more about the church unfortunately. BUT the cool thing is that Debbie the lady we did service for is the mother of Katie the lady that we talked to on the street! And katie just happened to come over to her mothers house while we were there doing service! Which as i am sure you figured out lead to us talking to her again and finding out that the reason she didn't answer was that they had just gotten back from walking their dogs and one of their dogs stepped on glass and was bleeding really bad so they came in and were bandaging the dog and couldnt answer the door! She had been expecting us and was willing to listen to our message! She said we could come back to see her this week!
Isnt that crazy? how does that happen? Ill tell you how! It is because the Lord is directing this work and the people that need to hear the gospel will be lead to us or we will be lead to them! (PMG pg, 167) I am excited for the opportunity to teach her!
Well, Sorry this is short, and no it isn't because i was emailing other people! I am still a district leader just fyi but my district did increase in size so that will be fun!!
I love you all so much!
Love Elder nelson
                                       Andrew and his ZL with a scary statue. Try to guess which one is the statue!
                                           Andrew with his District and Zone Leaders
                                              With Bro. Jones in front of Lake Mendocino
                                     Elder Monhondo who came out last transfer and is in Andrew's District

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