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

Letters sent home from the Phillippines

Elder Nielsen

Elder Nielsen

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Back To Normal Again‏

Another good week. We feel a little relieved that the Christmas season is officially over. Our schedule will hopefully return back to normal, with our investigators and less actives returning back from the provinces, where they spent Christmas. We had a lot of success with finding this week. We contacted some of our recent OYM's, and taught them Lesson 1. We feel that these newly found investigators have a lot of potential because after the first the lesson they said they really felt something. We plan to return back to them tomorrow, and continue teaching them. We also have been teaching these 4 ladies that are really good friends and neighbors. They attended our ward party two weeks ago, and have really been progressing in the lessons. One of them, after our last lesson, said that she knows what we are teaching her is the truth. We hope they will have the desire to continue reading the Book of Mormon and go to church. 

Our investigator Brother Jem, had his interview last Saturday by President Feliciano. He said he would report back to President, but he said he doesn't see any problems with him being baptized. To avoid any problems, we decided with him, it would be best to move his baptism back one week to the 16th of January. This way we won't be rushing his baptism and can announce it in church next Sunday. 

We had a great turn out in church on Sunday, most likely due to New Year's resolutions and the time of our meetings switched from 9 to 1. Nonetheless, we were able to talk to less active members we have never met before, and they said it would be okay if we visited their families and taught them. We plan to find and teach those less actives this week. 

Elder Gurtiza continues to teach and perform wonderfully. He has such a strong desire to talk to everyone. It has been exciting watching our teaching improve the last two transfers. We feel like we can teach and transition effectively now. We haven't had any problems getting along with each other. 

Yes Mom, I remember Hannah Blach, she is a really sweet girl. She always like to hangout with our little Mormon group. That is exciting she is going to be baptized! 

Not a whole lot to write because I talked to you a few days ago. But I love all of you and hope all the wedding preparations are going as planned. Work hard always, and pray even harder. 


Elder Nielsen

1. The carolers that sang to us. The kids go to houses and sing, and the people give them pesos. We just gave them pass along cards, good enough right? And yes Am Bam, that is a lava lava, or how every you spell it. A Polynesian sister gave it to me in my last area.
2 Our Christmas Picture

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