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