Happy New Year,
Here is a quick note that mom and dad received from President and Sister Rasmussen yesterday.
We attended meetings in the Derby Ward today. It was wonderful to spend time with the great Sisters and Elders serving there. Sister Caffrey, Sister Schollars, Elder Rasmussen, Elder Labrum, Elder Nielsen and Elder Jones are much respected and supported in the ward.
The brother on the back row was baptized yesterday and confirmed today. There was a strong spirit in Sacrament Meeting as many members bore a strong witness of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please know that your children are taking part in a great service. We thank you for all that you do to aid them.
President and Sister Rasmussen
It was great to have President and Sister Rasmussen in our Sunday meetings yesterday (Jan. 4, 2015). The Ward here in Derby is great, I think that I am going to fit in very nicely here. Elder Jones and I get along really well and we have lots of fun. We don't really do much with the Sisters we see them once or twice a day in the streets but don't really do much teaching with them.
It has been a messed up week with new years and what not. My body clock is very messed up. We didn't do anything for new years because we had to be in by six. So pretty boring right. So we just packed it in early. I will attach some pictures of the snow that happened last week. It is by all means not Idaho snow but it is snow none the less. It lasted for about five days then melted away. It has also warmed up to. I am no longer wearing a jumper (sweater), just my jacket. With new years it has just been crazy. Everyone is getting over their Christmas hang overs and getting ready for the New Years one. But we still had a good week. We have had a problem teaching people since I have been here. We can get three to five at Church but when it comes to teaching them they don't want to make the time or are just to busy. It is an interesting change from teaching many people in Soulihul and having a hard time getting them to Church.
But a big chunk of the week was just getting lost going everywhere. Elder Jones last companion didn't help him learn the Area so it is like the blind leading the blind. We have had fun getting lost and we do it on a pretty regular bases. This week we went to a members house and found out that it was their old house. So we had to call them and ask for a lift because we had no idea how to get to their new place. Other than that it has been a quite week other than the Baptism on Saturday and Confirmation on Sunday. Hopefully we can start to teach people and get them to Church to hear and feel of the love of our Savior.
Remember that the Lord loves and cares for each of you!
Love, Elder Nielsen