Monday, October 14, 2013

Bolivia, Charcas—Week 3

My muchly loved and muchly missed Nelson Clan, other Family, and Friends!

Thank You!
Thanks for your prayers and everything else on my behalf—and for the letters. I don't have much time to read and write emails, but I love reading letters from home, so keep ‘em coming!

This week was a bit harder—a lot of my companion telling me what to do and a lot of frustration. She is great, don't get me wrong, but at times I get frustrated when I can't talk to her about my feelings. But it's all going to be okay. I just need to trust in the Lord a little more.

There was a fire next door to our house early Tuesday morning. We were all fast asleep and then our landlord/neighbor pounded on the door to wake us up. It was really sad—the family lost everything, but the government is going to help them out. The next day we got to sleep and rest a bit for the morning since we didn't get any sleep the night before.

We've had much success finding people to teach. It seems that everywhere we go, there is someone willing to listen. It is difficult, though, because a lot of our investigators are not wanting to listen anymore and don't answer their doors. Hopefully next week will be better!

Stake Conference
We had Stake Conference, but I didn't understand much. Then, later in the day, we had a mission-wide conference. It was great being able to see everyone again—especially Elder Evans! He's doing really well, and it was a relief to see him.

Read Alma 17. It's all about missionary work and how the sons of Mosiah were the greatest missionaries! They prayed and fasted all the time, and although they had many afflictions, they were blessed exceedingly.

Our investigators are great. Eduardo is learning lots and is getting more and more excited about baptism. Yay! Also, we received a reference and halfway through the first lesson he asked, "So, when is my baptism?" Yep! We have another baptismal date set (that makes 6 and counting). Yay for missionary work!

Things are about the same here. I'm doing just fine, so don't worry about me! Thanks for your support and prayers on my behalf! I know that you are the reason I'm still out here doing what I need to be doing.

Keep up the temple attendance and scripture reading! It is a blessing in many lives! Sorry I couldn't write more, but the computers are very slow and the internet keeps shutting down. Hopefully I'll be able to write more next week!


XOXO Hna Nelson (Manda) 

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