Monday, January 6, 2014

Fountainebleau area 1-6-14

Como estan!? Me encanta hablar espanol! Anyways sounds like you guys had a crazy fun christmas break and new years! My week has been pretty eventful too. Probably the best thing was our baptism! booyah! Holy cow, but yeah so I told you all about O before, and man him and his family are so awesome! His baptism was super spiritual, and man he was feeling the spirit so hardcore! He has 2 little twin girls that turn 8 at the end of january and they were so excited to see their dad finally make the decision to be baptized! Then he got the priesthood this sunday, and he's going to baptize his daughters when they turn 8! Their family was so happy at church, and you can already see how the gospel has changed their lives! Sadly, the families I talked about that we found kind of fell off the planet and we only met with one of them once and then they wouldn't give us a return appointment. So ticked about that! Yeah we've been shut down a lot this week. We led our zone in blessings given, but hardly any of the people we blessed gave us a return appointment. so we're gonna try and find some new ways to find people, and we're going to try and get a free english class going! Because literally no one here speaks english, so we figure if we can hang out enough flyers for free english classes that someone who's willing to accept the gospel will come! The people are really awesome, and they all really do believe in Jesus Christ, but it's hard to find people who are willing to accept anything new. Like probably 95% of the people we invite to be baptized say they've already been baptized, most of them when they were babies to. So we try and explain to them that we need to be baptized like Jesus was and by the right authority, but then they just reject us. But we've got some good Investigators right now, one of them is named Julio, he's an awesome guy from Ecuador, the only thing is we have to help him live the law of chastity first. Yeah, the way he puts it is he has to know what's inside the grocery store before he will shop there, or something like that. Haha but we're working with him and hopefully we can baptize him this weekend! Also this super cool lady named Hermana Pavon and her sister Netty. Hermana Pavon has cancer and so her and her sister live in this apartment and they are just amazing. Holy cow they have so much faith, the only problem is it's hard to find a time to teach them because she has to go to the hospital a lot but we taught her the restoration and they committed to read and pray about it, so we'll find out today or tomorrow how it all went!

Familia I love you all so much, and miss you all as well! Just reading all of your emails about all the family being together made me think of all the goods times we've had as a family and then I wanted to just wrestle some little ninos! Haha I know this church is true, with all of my heart! It has truly changed my life and I know it can change anyone's who decides to follow the example of Jesus Christ! Keep loving life in Utah!
Elder Nielsen
Oh and p.s. thanks for reminding me of my birthday, haha I seriously forgot. Oh and yes I got Grandma and Grandpas package literally like 4 hours after I emailed last week.

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