Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers that have been a big part of my life. 

It was so nice to Skype home on Mother's Day!  The best part is more of just it is nice to see the family and to see how much my younger siblings have grown and changed.  I was talking to Elder Omokaro about it.  Email is enough really but Skype is nice because you get to talk and don't have to wait for a week to hear back from them.

Elder Omokaro's family isn't very big, I think three or four.  But he is 21.  It is nice to have an older companion instead of a young one.  So we are having a great time together and working hard to Hasten the Lord's Work here in Cannock.

This week has been a crazy one. The weather over here could not make up its mind.  It is almost as Bipolar as Idaho. We have had really strong wind this week.  It has been a pro and a con. The pro is that going down the hills on our bikes we didn't have to use our brakes the wind stopped us.  The con was going back up that same hill.

We have been working this week finding and also teaching Ingrid and her family. We have had some really good lessons with them. They are scheduled to be baptized this weekend. I am stressing a little bit.  It is pretty quick to be baptized four weeks after the Elders started to teach you.  But it just shows that the Lord is preparing people to hear the message of the Gospel. We found a new investigator this week.  He is a pretty cool guy.  It will take a week or two to see how interested he really is.  He asked one of the golden questions though. We where teaching the restoration and talking about how God has called a Prophet in every dispensation of time.  He then stopped us and said," Lads, If God has called a Prophet in every time period why don't we have one now?"  We just smiled and said we will get there. We then talked about the first vision and Thomas S. Monson.  He was blown out of the water.  He kept saying why hasn't anyone told me about a prophet on the earth.  Wouldn't it be big news?  We have something so precious do we realize how precious it is?  We talked about the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth right now in Gospel Principals. One of the recent converts said something that made me think, "If this is the true Church Satan would do anything and everything he could to keep people away.  Look at all the anti and negative things that are said about the Church."

That is part of his testimony of why this is true. I have been thinking about that and how true it is. That is why we have Missionaries. To spread the good news of there is a Prophet on the earth. That is why Missionaries are always being tested and tempted. We are constantly battling against principalities and Satan.
 The Lord is with us.  This is His work. With His help we can not and will not Fail. 

Love Elder Nielsen

Elder Nielsen showing off his new clothes. Cannock, England May 2014

Elder Omokaro and Elder Nielsen Cannock, England May 2014

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