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Elder Austin Nelson
Chile Concepción Mission
P.O. Box 30150
SLC, UT 84130-0150

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Ready to Find a Lot of People

Letter Received August 30, 2010:

Hey Everyone:
Elder Findlay, Eva, Jesus, and Me

So this week was a little bitter sweet.  It seemed all week that we were really struggling and we were really trying to find people this week and all of my investigators that we had are really having a lot of opposition and we are having a hard time keeping up with it, but we are doing ok with it.  We have to help them and work it all out for them so that they can get baptized.  It seems like we knocked door after door and not anybody wanted to listen us. We did over a hundred contacts this weeek and the last contact that we did that night finally let us in the house.  We weren't even able to tell her who we were and she told us to come in.  Her name is Yolanda.  We started to share with her and she is awesome and she accepted a baptismal date for the 19th of September.  She is really cool.  She and her mom that is like over her seventies and she also accepted the date for baptism also.  It was really cool! So, I have really learned that you just need to be paitent in waiting for the Lord to bless you and do your part so that the Lord can bless you.

Hermano Silva, Eva, Jesus, Hermano Nelson

It seems that we need to find a different way to find because I am really getting sick of knocking doors for 5 hours on end.  When you don't have people to teach that is what you have to do to find people because your members only have so many references to give.  Only some families will take you seriously that you really need their help and that you are going to come back and verify if you have a reference for us, ha, ha, ha.  We are doing well I was just getting really sick of having a ton of contacts but not having any lessons and all the opposition that our investigators have been recieving.  I am doing well and we are going to have a training with our President tomorrow and the next day.  I have already done it but I am looking forward to being able to do it again.

We do have some good news, our baptisms went through this week and I really do think that these people are the most converted people that I have baptized because they have been waiting to be baptized for a long time but always lived in a situation that hasn't let them do it.  Especially Eva, the mom, has been waiting for almost twenty years.

Us and Eva and Her Family

Me and my comp are getting along really well.  I felt like this week went by really fast but also slow at the same time because the days seemed long but the week seems like it went by fast.  I don't know if that makes sense but that is how I feel, ha, ha.  Mom, now we can get the packages every two weeks when they get here now so its all good.  Yeah, the last shoes you sent me are really good they are kinda like boots so they have been goood for the cold. I am glad to hear that everyone is doing well and I miss and love you all very much. Sorry this letter is kinda short but I am kinda short on time but will write more next week.

Elder Nelson

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