Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Letters sent home from the Phillippines

Elder Nielsen

Elder Nielsen

Monday, December 14, 2015


It was a good week last week. We were very busy with Zone Interviews, 5 week training, Christmas Devotional and exchanges, so we did not have a whole lot of time to work in our area. But overall, it was still a very beneficial week, we were able to complete  lesson 4 with Sister Cinco, and schedule her baptismal interview on this coming Saturday. She is doing very well, and is looking forward to her baptism in the next few weeks. Brother Jem is continuing to do well, he has attended church four consecutive Sundays. He attends institute every week and he also attended the Christmas Devotional on Sunday. We hit another small block last week with Brother Denilo. After we taught him about the Word of Wisdom, he told us he drinks coffee two or three times a day. He tried to give it up last week, but said it was very hard and he needed to drink it. We will continue to work and pray with him to overcome his addiction to coffee. Sister Queenie our other investigator, made a lot of progress last week. She is the only one in her family that has not been baptized. Her parents are recent converts of little over a year and her sisters were baptized in October. She is 19 years old and is pretty shy. She was a little reluctant when we extended a baptism date to her the first time. She seemed unsure or nervous, and we weren't quite sure why, but we have continued to teach her and she has really progressed. She has came to church three times since we have been in the area, and a few more times in the past. Our last lesson we taught about the Holy Ghost and we gave each person in the family the assignment to find a verse about the Holy Ghost and share it with us the next lesson. Sister Queenie studied and watched videos all about the spirit and she shared practically a small talk with us about the spirit. You could see her knowledge and testimony had grown from all the studying she had done. We are excited to continue to work with her, and extend her another baptismal invitation. 

Exchanges went really well last week. I was companions with Elder Foster. He is truly a great missionary, he taught me a lot in that little time we spent together. He is just a wonderful example for me about how to be humble and Christlike. 

Oh I forgot to mention but I'm sure you figured, we had transfers again. But just like a figured, Elder Gurtiza and I are still together. 

Elder Gurtiza is continuing to  help me everyday in every aspect of the work. We get along and work really well together and are excited to be together for another transfer. 


Elder Nielsen

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