Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 27, 2015- Last email!!

Well just wanted to send out one last short email thanking all of you!  Thank you for the love, Support, and Continuous emails.  I have loved serving the Lord out here and have learned so much.  I can't say the corny phrase that,  "It's been the best 2 years", but I can say, "it's been the most important 2 years of my life, so far".  I know that Christ does live and the Atonement of Christ is real and infinite.  I have loved learning about and experiencing the Atonement.  I also know that the Power of Prayer is real and that God hears all of them!  The Priesthood has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that authority has been passed down to our Prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson.  The Book of Mormon is the word of God and works together with the Bible. I would invite everyone, no matter how many times they have read it or prayed about it, to read the Book of Mormon with an open heart wanting to know that it's true.  Ask your Heavenly Father to reveal the truth of it to you, and you will come to know these same truths.

  Thank you all again!

    The Church is true, The Book is blue, and Moroni is still on the ball ;)

Love Elder Bubba Nelson

Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 20, 2015- I Ran Out of Titles

 Another good week, found another lady to teach named Beth.  We found her while we were tracting a street called Gobblers Knob (Weirdest street name!)  We set a return appointment for Tuesday so we went back and she was actually there thats a rare occasion ha.  But we had a good lesson with her about the Restoration.  Her son is a member over in Seattle area.  She says they get in arguments because she feels she has some spiritual gifts and he says she can't have those kind that shes talking about because she doesn't have the gift of the Holy Ghost.  So we told her that her son was an idiot (ha not really) Just said that she can very well have those gifts; some people are more sensitive to spiritual things than others, so she liked that.  She also liked the story of Joseph Smith.   She feels like her experience has been similar.  We have another appointment with her tomorrow so hopefully it all goes well.
    Also had an exchange, one of our Zone Leaders came with us, Elder Barnes is his name.  We got this refferal from Scotty's care taker (Scotty is the ladie we found a few weeks ago and kicked her ex in the *@%#)  But we went and contacted the refferal and when we walked in there I could tell it was just gonna be a Bible bashing meeting.   He opened his Bible and started flipping/slamming pages down.  So we went on with his little rant and turned to the verses he was talking about and shared our own, to shut those down.  (which isn't the best idea)  Bible bashing gets nothing down.  So we said thank you for sharing what you believe.  May we just share with you a short 2 minutes of what we believe?   We shared the restoration in 2 mintues and testified, then got out of there.  The whole atmosphere changed when we did that.  The Holy Spirit was finally present when we did that; instead of arguing and laughing at his arguments (because they were ridiculous)  ha.
  Other than that nothing real exciting happened.
I don't know if I will be able to email next week.  So thank you everyone for your love and support and your emails!  Can't wait to see you all!
Elder Bubba Nelson!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

June 29, 2015- Skunked

Still haven't found any new people to teach yet, but we did finally get in with a lady that we haven't seen in a couple 3 months, the Grandma of Whisper, the little girl that was baptized a few months back. The Grandma has been having heart problems lately she has had 2 small heart attacks the past couple of weeks but the doctors finally got her on the right medication so hopefully that all works out.   Hope she starts coming to church she didn't come this week so hopefully next week.  We were also able to do a church tour with a part member family but the dad who is the member had to work, but they seemed to enjoy it.  When we were out knocking doors on Saturday it was like 105 and pretty humid, it wouldn't be bad if it wasn't muggy, but everyone was like "it's to hot to be doin this" and to a couple of them I said " well let us in then!" But only one did haha and another one gave us water.  We went on a hike today with our Branch Mission Leader and his family back to a lake and they were all swimming and I was so tempted to jump in but I guess I will have to come back to do so.  It was a really fun hike and gorgeous I will send some pictures.   Love you all!   Have a great week!

Bubba with the Peterson Family

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 15, 2015-Dying in Cle Elum

Stayin in Cle Elum for my last transfer, I guess tracting it out 4 times wasnt enough so I gotta do it a 5th time! Keepin Elder Potts around as well. I it was a hate love thing to stay I feel like I have been here forever but I guess there is more work here. And one of the members has a sooped up Semi truck that hes gonna drive me to the mission home in. They are trying to get me to come meet there daughter after I get home because they dont have a son in law that wants to take over the company yet haha. They were really pushin that on me at dinner last night.
  This week went pretty well. We found a potential investigator who is 11 years old and from England cutest girl. She comes running up to us begging us to preach to her. She is very spiritually mature and knows her bible really well. She needs to get permission from her dad before we can start really teaching her. She was there with her aunt who is one of our investigators but the girl Maddie seems way more interested so hopefully her dad gives her permission. 
  We went on a hike this morning before one of the Elders in the district went home. He was trunkin me out the whole time. "Hey Elder Nelson whats your favorite thing to do? Picture me doin that in 48 hours!" But it was a fun hike though. Everything else is goin well. Thanks again for the shoes they are awesome and swag nasty! You really didnt have to get that expensive of ones though but I do love them:)
Thanks everyone and love you all!
Elder Bubba Nelson

June 1, 2015-57 Days and Counting!!!!!!

 This week was pretty good. Last week for P-day we went to the Stake Presidents house and had a memorial day BBQ and also played ultimate frizbee and volleyball. I was so sore the next day ha but it was fun.
  Went on an exchange with Elder Wilkey in Ellensburg had a good time there did some service cleaned up a back yard. One of the kids there made steak and shish cabobs and asked me to finish the steaks and I cooked em medium rare ( the only way to cook steak) and he was like thats not done so he grilled em till they were jerky but it was nice of him. Also I finally had sushi for the first time in 2 years while I was there:))
  Then came back and one of our Zone Leaders came up here and did an exchange with us, it was a fun time and worked really hard. Havent worked that hard in a lil bit I was so tired the next day ha. But we did find 3 new people to teach that week and a total of 6 people to teach through out the week. Elder Barnes ( my ZL) definitely taught me to teach in every situation. One of them we tried by this guy Shawn who we talked to about a month ago and said we could come back. Well we finally contacted him again and when we went there his girlfriend was there so we talked to her and as we were talking to her Shawn pulls up and says " What do you want?! Im havin the worst day of my life!!" So we just said well you said we can come over and share a message with you about Christ. ANd he said alright i'll give you 5 minutes so we start talkin with him and then I ask him if we can go in his house and sit down with him and his family. It was an awesome lesson we were able to see the Holy Spirit soften his heart as he heard the message of the Restoration.
  As we were getttin in our car Elder Barnes was like Elder Nelson you got some huge Juevos to ask him if we could go in side I was afraid he was gonna tear our heads off. The Spirit really softens peoples hearts!
IT was a good week!
Love you all!
Elder Bubba Nelson

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

May 25, 2015- Gettin' Weird

Hey Ya'll,

  Sorry gonna be another short one, not like I do a lot of long ones anyway. But I just emailed WednesdayThursday we had Zone Conference, and I had to give my departing testimony! So it was hard to be focused for the rest of that day when I had to do that 9 weeks before I go home ha. But it went well I haven't been that nervous to bare a testimony ever!  So I don't think I can give my homecoming talk sorry Bishop...:) haha jk. 
  Nothing else really happened, its still been a struggle to find elect people. We are gonna try to start working with the branch more. They need to get excited about the work.  There has been 9 baptisms in the past year here! But everything else is going well.
  Love ya'll
Elder Bubba Nelson

May 20, 2015

This week was great! We had some great experiences, we had a great lesson with a lady Mary Canfield she is reading and praying about the Book of Mormon right now. She had a daughter commit suicide about a year ago and is still torn up about that. Taught her the Plan of Salvation and she loved it. She wouldnt commit to a date for baptism or to come to church. We couldnt understand why if she wanted peace in her life so much, come to find out she was in an abusive relationship and is nervous around big groups of people right now. Hopefully she will find comfort and strength to be able to commit to come to church.
Also found a new investigator Gloria, we tracted into about a month ago and havent been able to contact her since. But Elder Potts and I tried by one last time yesterday and she finally answered. She said " remember that old guy (Elder Taylor) that was with you last time and how he asked if there was something wrong and I lied to him and said no but there was. Then he prayed for me and I felt a weight lift off my shoulders" She kept saying she wants more of that feeling. It was awesome. She has a friend thats a member in Yakima and she is moving there next month maybe to Elder Taylors area, we will find out.
  Everything else is going well. Went to the Temple today that was really good. Have Zone Conference tomorrow those are always fun to see old friends. Got to get an interview to renew my temple recommend means im getting old!
  Well hope yall had a good week. Sorry I dont have a lot of time to email. Love yall!
Elder Bubba Nelson

May 11, 2015

It was good to talk to y'all yesterday!  Happy Mother's Day again Mom and all the Mothers reading this!

   After I skyped,  my comp skyped and I was talking to the family whose house we were at , we are teaching there neighbors the Thrush's.  We talked about how to help them and they are still reading the Book of Mormon and Sister Thrush came to Sacrament even though her Son was coming in for Mothers Day.   That was good to see!  They gave us 2 refferals while we were there and we went and contacted them right after .  The first one wasn't interested, said he is atheist.   He was like 50 years old and still racin' motocross.  Then the second one,  was a part member family.  They didn't have time yesterday because they had company, but said we could come back.   So we are excited to see where that goes.

   Nothing else really happened this week.   Just got my staples out. Trying to build our teaching pool back up.   And I got untrunked from yesterday, so that's a plus!  :-)

Love you all!

Elder Bubba Nelson

P.S. Oh, I'll be emailing on Wednesday next week, because we will be going to the temple. 

May 4, 2015- Eventful Week

 What an eventful week!  Started off going to urgent care on Tuesday to get some staples in my head from some pruning shearers hitting me in the head.  But that wasn't bad i'm doing great!  Then Thursday we get a call from the Spurgeons ( who are housing coordinators) saying they are moving us in a day early so we had to rush to get all our stuff ready.  Then on Saturday the greatest event of the week Daniel Coburn got baptized!  He was shinning so bright and so happy!  On the way into the font he slipped and fell pretty hard I was worried he would be hurt since he is 79 years old and hit pretty hard but he got right up and proceeded with the baptism.  He came and talked to me after about how this has changed his life he said,   " Once I just stopped fighting it and humbled myself it just came".   Which I never saw that he was fighting it, maybe it was before.  But, it is so true!  Once we just let God help us it comes easily, He is just waiting for us to accept his help.  His daughter joined the church when she was 8 but went LA and came back 8 years ago.  She gave the talk on baptism and in it she said " My dad came to me about a month ago and said when are you gonna tell me about your secret religion?  She said now, and then she reffered him on mormon.org to us." I have loved watching Daniel grow closer to his Savior and watching him find the happiness this Gospel brings into lives.   I'm staying here another transfer but getting a new comp. Elder Potts, who is Chase Allens cousin.  I guess Karalee was right about me being comps with him! Gonna be a fun transfer!

Daniel Coburn's Baptism

Goin' to Urgent Care

8 Staples

April 27, 2015- Elder "Bubba" Nelson

 Pretty good week! Went throught the whole week with out finding anyone one new to teach till Friday and Saturday then we finally found some people! Daniel is doing awesome! He is ready for his baptism this Saturday! Really excited for him! He asked my comp to baptized him and me to confirm him.
  Got sick this week. Havent decided if its the bi-polar weather not knowing if its winter or spring or the black mold thats in our house! But we are moving into our own apartment this week im so excited to have our own place!!
  Everything else is going good. Just working and working. Hope all is well with everyone who reads these!
Elder Bubba Nelson

April 21, 2015- Get 'Em to Church

So this week was alright. We have still been able to teach quite a bit so thats still goin good. We havent found any one new to teach this week. Thats the first week that has happened since I have been in Cle Elum. So pray we find some this week.
   Daniel Loved church! At the end he said " I loved it, wish I started this 40 years ago" Which is when his brother in law introduced the Book of Mormon to him I think. He says he is ready to be baptized and thinks the Book of Mormon is true/ We still invited him to pray about it so he isnt taking our word for it or his daughters. His daughter has sent him so much literature!! Im like dangit women!! Let him focus on the Book of Mormon right now! Daniel was feeling over whelmed and thought he had to read all of that stuff before his baptism. And we told him to just focus on reading the Book of Mormon and its alright if you dont finish it before your baptism you dont have to.
   Sister Thrush also came to church and stayed for all 3 hours this time. She seemed to enjoy it. We didnt have a chance to talk to her after. She was gone by the time we were done talking to Daniel.
   Things are still going great. Hope all is well with ya'll
Love ya!
Elder Bubba Nelson

April 13, 2015- What is Happening??

Awesome week!  We found 4 new people to teach!   First one is Jim Studabaker, he and his family are going through a hard time right now.  All his questions were about the Plan of Salvation, so we taught that and he was in tears the whole time.  They call the Missionaries the Mormon Angels because they always show up at the right time.  And his wife Cinnamon says she will never convert but whatevs, we will see about that!  Jim wants to learn more and is working towards May 2 for baptism.

  Also Bill & Jan Thrush are meeting with us now.  I have mentioned them before they are friends of the Rowleys who we stayed with last week. (which I gained 6 pounds from btdubs;/) (btdubs means by the way I guess...I had to ask for an interpretation)   But they are awesome, down to earth people.  They loved the Restoration video and Jan came to church.   That was awesome!
We got a media refferal from the MTC for Daniel Coburn.  His daughter, who is a member, referred him!  He is so ready and has been prepared.  He was outside when we pulled up and invited us right in.  Starts talking to us like we know what's been going on and why he wants to meet with us.  (Which we didn't know)  So we told him that and he was like well " What do I gotta do to get in this thing?"  And he says I know you guys live clean lives but are you still allowed to go out and do things?  I couldn't help to laugh, and said, " Yeah of course we are still allowed to live.  He started naming some of the Word of Wisdom stuff and he new basically all of them and we told him about coffee and tea and he said, "That's not a problem I'll give that up today.  I rarely drink that stuff any way."  Freaking insane, ha.  So we taught the Restoration and after the 1st Vision he said, "Well that makes sense."  It was a great lesson he is on date for baptism on May 2nd as well!  I don't know what we are doing to get these Elect people.  Thats how all the baptisms have been here!  And it's in Cle Elum of all places!!  Goes to show that God is in charge of this work and just gotta involve him!
  Well hope ya'll had a great week!  Love you Famdamily & Framily! (friends)

April 6, 2015- Spiritual Overload

People actually read my letters.....uh oh...better watch what I say then - ha.  

Dickerson's sent me an Easter package.  :-)

     Conference was amazing!  Saturday mainly made me trunky!  Mainly all they talked about was marriage and fatherhood!  It was ridiculous!  And to make me even more trunky on Wednesday morning, I got my "Trunky call" where the mission office just calls, makes sure your address and all that is the same.  But some take aways from General Conference are:

1.Live the Law of the Fast

2.Use the atonement it will heal us, leaving no scars

3. Male and Females complete each other, not compete

4. Receive the word of God with Gladness and acceptance

5. Don't stay still in Trials, move forward and CHOOSE to BELIEVE

6. Follow Christ, like the Sunflower follows the sun

7. Search the scriptures and pray often

8 We all have strengths and talents-Build upon them

9. We hold the PRIESTHOOD of GOD

10. The Book of Mormon is Key to spiritual survival

Those were some of my main take aways of conference.  We didn't get too much done this week, had a lot of meetings and General Conference takes up a lot of time.
      We got kicked out of our house for the week, they had family coming into town so we couldn't be there.  So we are staying at another families home, the Rowley's.   They are awesome, they are retired farmers. He now has the biggest wood shop for a hobby I have seen.  He mills all his wood as well, from his own property.  Imma get fat this week I'm used to just having protein for breakfast but they are cooking us breakfast.  Filled us up with waffles this morning.  Idon't know if imma wanna leave at the end of the week.  I get a queen size bed and don't have to shower in sulfur water like at our usual home!

      Everything else is going pretty well. Keep the Barkers in your prayers please. They found out his chemo isn't working and they have to try a new chemo.  He has had a couple of blessings saying he would be healed so we talked about not losing faith and believe in the blessings. And we bore our testimonies that they were from God.  We are going fishing over there today since they have a pond on the Camp Ground they manage, so we don't need a fishing license.
Love you all! 

Elder Bubba Nelson

Sunday, April 5, 2015

March 31, 2015- Always Learning and Being Humbled

(Just to preface....our family has had a few significant challenges since Bubs has been out on his mission, including losing his Grandpa Hancock and recently his Uncle Luke, who he truly loved.  It's been hard on him, not to be here with family during these things.  Please keep him in your prayers!  He'll be home in 4 months!!  Yay!!!  Thanks for your continued love and support. - Marie)

So from all the stuff thats been happening I have been to weak to stand, so have to kneel....a lot!   Not the first time that's happened out here - ha.  Wish I would learn already so don't gotta get humbled so hard all of the time.  I watched a video this morning, "MIssionary Work and The Atonement".   It takes clips from one of Elder Eyrings conference address's during Easter and Some clips from one of Elder Hollands Address's to New Mission Presidents.  It's very powerful it might be online.  Elder Holland says to the Mission Presidents "Your missionaries might ask; Why is this so hard?  Why doesn't it go better?"  The same questions can be applied to life.   He answers "Because salvation is not a cheap experience, Salvation was never easy!  If it wasn't easy for Jesus Christ, then why could we think it would be easy for us?!  We will have to shed at least one of the the tears Christ shed, feel some of the pain he felt. It will only be a little but we will feel it..... he goes one to say, " I believe we will have to pay one token that Christ payed, it will only be a token, but I believe it has to be paid."  It doesn't do it justice through email, so you will have to try to find it online.
I thought to myself, I'm a sissy, I can't do anything but pray.  But I realized Jesus Christ did the same thing when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane.  He cried out to His Father for help. Obviously, he was going through more than any of us ever will.  But turning to our Heavenly Father doesn't mean we are weak, or a sissy, although we are weak with out him.   But the Power of Prayer is real!  I learn that over and over again!

  I hope all is going well and you are all doing good! I Love you all!

Elder Bubba Nelson

March 23, 2015- Whispers Baptism

   This week was a really good week till the end of it. Whisper got baptized on Saturday. My comp started filling up the font and we felt the water about half way through and it was freezing! I went to go shut the water off to let the water warm up and I saw that he turned on the cold water instead of the hot haha. But we didnt have time to drain it and start over, We just filled the rest up with hot water. But it was still pretty cold! Im glad I wasnt the one in the water with her ha. Whisper was shivering and cold! But she was a good sport about it all. We told her she would be warmed up when she recieved the Holy Ghost "Baptized with fire".
   We have been trying to find some more people to teach and tracting alot. But no luck. Except Whispers friend Shylynn came to our last lesson and the baptism&confirmation and invited her to meet with us. She said she would ask her parents and on Sunday we found out that her mom is friends with another recent convert in the branch! So hopefully we can start teaching Shylynn!
    But eerything is going pretty good! Sorry to hear the bad news! I hope everyone is doing well and turning to the Savior for comfort. Uncle Luke is missed!
  Love you all!
Elder Bubba Nelson
Whisper's Baptism

March 9, 2015- Git 'er Done!

What up everyone??
      This week was awesome! We are seeing alot happen! A couple weeks ago we recieved a training in Zone Conference about Gods creation pattern. He created everything spiritually before he created them Temporally. We to must create thing spirituall (create it in our minds believe that it will happen and have faith in Christ to help us) then go out there and act and create it temporally with Christs help. Thats what we have been doing. Creating a vision for our area and go out and act in faith and its been working. We seen so many hearts soften and willing to listen. Im loving it right now. I cant believe I come home in 5 months I believe on July 28th to answer your question mom.
  Everything else is going great I love my Zone and my Zone Leaders we have a good time. One of them came out with me and is going home with me! Pray I stay in the Kennewick mission when it splits please!
Love YOu all!
Congrats Chaylee and Devin!
Elder Bubba Nelson

March 2, 2015- Kissed on the Mish??

So something I forgot to email last week... Last Saturday we were out talking to people on the street and this lady came up to us saying "You guys are in a devil town you are wasting you time" we just laughed and kept talking to her. She told us she didnt believe in God because her daughter died a year a go and didnt know why God would take her from her, she was crying the whole time. We talked about the Plan of Salvation for her on the street corner for 30 minutes. Oh and she was pretty drunk as well. But when we were about to leave she told me your a cute kid you gonna do a young lady good someday, then she grabbed me and kissed me on the cheek haha. I told President Ware about it at Zone Conference and he was like " was She cute?" I said well she was like 40-45 so not really.  then he just laughed and said dont do it again or tell her rather not to do it again, and this whole time I was freakin and geekin what he would say haha.
   The Barkers baptism went well! They are so excited about the Gospel and cant wait till some one replaces them at there job so they can come for all 3 hours and not just Sacrament meeting. There daughter who is a member came down for there baptism, she was really excited. It was an awesome experience to perform the baptism for Brother Barker and Confirm Sister Barker and vise versa for my comp.
   Everything is going well though. Our area is on fire. We have been striving to be more obedient with the trainings we been receiving and they have been paying off! Thanks for everything you guys do for me! Good luck with the Wedding this weeek!
Elder Bubba Nelson

P-Day Hike

Barker's Baptism

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 9, 2015- Happy Valentines!

   Yes I got the package thank you! I got a trench coat from a member this week:) So I am finally like Jason Bourne like I wanted to be when we went to Ecuador. The Barkers came to church, both of them this time! They loved it. It was Branch conference so they got some good speakers.
   The Stake President taught the 3rd hour. Before he started he through down about missionary work. He said the mission is spliting and that means there will be double the amount of missionaries in the area of the original WKM but now its gonna be 2 seperate missionaries. HE said they want a set of missionaries for each unit but if you arent doin you job then they will take missionaries from you and put them in a unit that needs extra missionaries. And told them its there job to find not ours. HAha I loved it because I wasnt in there shoes,
   Everything else is goin well. We are trying to find people that wanna learn. We have had to drop a few people.
  i started reading Believing Christ again and everytime I read it I realize I need to work on my faith so I have been working on that and being humble!
  Well hope all is going well!
Love you all!
Elder Bubba Nelson
Driving to Ellensburg for P-Day

Lovin' it

February 2, 2015- Sister Mission Completed!!

  Finished my Sister Mission on Saturday. So I guess the last 6 months is what makes me a man?? haha jk.

  This week was pretty good! The Barkers are doing awesome. We had to push there baptism back to the 28th because Brother Barker had to go to the hospital Saturday so they didnt make it to church. But they are still moving right along. They have given up all the Word of Wisdom issues and are going strong with that!
   Superbowl Sunday we couldnt really do anything again since the Seahawks were in it again. But, they lost so hopefully that humbled them!! The fans are ridiculous. They have this seahawk flag that like the american flag just blue and green instead of red, white, and blue with the seahawk on the stars. Pisses me right off! I wanna burn all of em'.
  Anywho things are going great. Weather is awesome not to cold. It started snowing today so we will see if it sticks.
  Hope all is well! Hope you guys get ready for the wedding in time suckers! I dont gotta help:P
Take Care!!
Elder Bubba Nelson

January 26, 2015-What's Good??

HEy! Cle Elum is still going good! Yes im still loving it. I wish the snow wood stick so its not so muddy though. How am I supposed to look fresh and clean with all this mud?
  Bob Barker came to church this weeek! That was awesome to see him there. His wife couldnt come because she has bronchitis. But they are still doing good. She has been off cigarettes for a week now! Now she is giving up coffee and tea. She was supposed to quit on Saturday so we will see if she did tomorrow.
  We had interviews with President Ware on Wednesday as always I loved them. He is awesome and keeps me moving. These last 6 months are gonna be hard I can already tell.
  Well hope everything is going good at home! Love you alll!!
Elder Bubba Nelson

Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 12, 2015- Met Bob Barker, what??

 So this week was sikk nasty!! On Tuesday we had a return appointment with a couple Bob&Sharon Barker. There daughters (who is a member) called the Branch President here about the week before I got here because her dad (Bob) was diagnosed with lung cancer, and she wanted him to have a blessing. So the branch president sent the missionaries. And when they went they said they wanted to learn more about the gospel and that's when I got introduced to them at the return appointment. We taught them the Restoration and they loved it. They committed to give up smoking, tea , and coffee by this Saturday and also to be baptized on February 7th!! Bob Barker is getting baptized "the price is right" fyi not the real Bob Barker haha. The work here is going awesome. There are slow days since this place is so small but there are tons of people out there that are being prepared by the Lord and wanting to find happiness in there life!
  So, Almost died yesterda! Comin down a mountain and it was snowing and going a lil to fast and our jeep went sideways! Was about a foot from runnin into the side of a cliff then about 4 feet from rollin down the mountain. Its ok though got the Lord on our side and I know how to drift so I corrected it pretty fast:) I needed that adrenalin rush haha. 
  Thanks for all the Birthday wishes! Love you all!
Elder Bubba Nelson

January 5, 2015- 1st week in Cle Elum

What up?? Cle Elum is awesome! It's up in the mountains and there are actually pines there and green! I havent seen this much green since I have left. I feel like im actually in Washington now. Im serving in a branch there was about 30 people at church. But alot of people are sick there are usually 50 or so there. There was a baptism here on Saturday Tania Denny got baptized she is awesome! Im serving with Elder Drummond im greenie busting him he just finished getting trained. In our District is only one other companionship so its tiny tiny! Our Ward Mission Leader use to be a cage fighter pretty sikk hes pretty cool. We drive a 2014 jeep compass up here:) Had a pretty good lesson with a new guy we found named Nick they first talked to him outside of mikes tavern then we taught him on thursday. It was kind of a crazy lesson his neighbor came and talked to us to. So I was talking to her while my comp was talking to Nick. He wants to change his life but he doesnt see the hope of it happening. So the Gospel will give him that hope.
  Well thanks for everything love ya all!
Elder Bubba Nelson

December 29, 2014- Transfer Week! Cle Elum, WA here I come!!

So I'm getttin transfered to Cle Ellum.  It's up by the Cascade Mountains so it's gonna be green with pine trees:)  But it will also be cold cold.  I'm sad to leave HermTown but I guess I have been here long enough, and I'm needed in Cle Ellum.
  It was good to talk to you guys on Christmas everyone is looking good and happy.  Good to see that its still crazy there haha. 

  Chads baptism was awesome!  He was smiling the whole time!  His wife sang a solo "I Believe in Christ" he started crying during that.  He cried when Bishop invited them to work towards getting sealed in the Temple in a year.  He wants to go so bad!  They are thinking of moving to AZ:)  It was awesome to confirm him as well.
  I'm excited to go to Cle Ellum to find some brothers and sisters there and help them. Thanks for all you guys do for me!

Elder Bubba Nelson

Elder Bubba Nelson
8202 W. Quinault Ave. Ste. D
Kennewick, WA 99336

December 22, 2014-Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight JACK!

 *** BEfore I start my email transfer calls come saturday so anything you send, send to the MISSION HOME*****
   So awesome week! We got everything set up for Chads baptism! Its getting exciting and not so stressful right now! Our Bishop will be baptizing him and he asked me to confirm him. Im so happy and excited for him, its been awesome to see how much he has grown in the Gospel. He has paid his tithing since he got married 8 months ago to his wife thats a member, even when they were just living on his income. Bettter man than me haha.
  So I got a hug from a pro rodeo NFR champion Brad Goodrich look him up;) HIs son Gator (awesome name) just got baptized he is 9 and his mom grew up in the church and his older sister got baptized a couple years ago. They are in Elder Wilcox's ward I went there on exchanges over there a couple times and His mom Jodi shes a barrel racer and her daughter come to our ward though because he daughter Josie has a lot of friends in our ward so ive gotten to know them pretty well. I had the oppurtunity to interview Gator, that was awesome!
  WEll thats about it! How was y'alls week??
Elder Bubba Nelson
Merry CHRISTmas!!

Gator's Baptism