Monday, May 23, 2011


Hello everyone!
Real quick, did anyone see Jesus or the second coming going on on saturday?  I didn't see any fire and brimstone or locusts but I just wanted to check since you know, people decided that since Noah knew when the flood was they could determine judgement day.  Just curious.
Man crazy week, new companion, new apartment, new investigators.  We taught the other elders' investigator but he didn't come to church yesterday so we're wondering how serious he really is.  So that's awesome but also a bummer.  The greatest thing I think tho is that a part member's wife is really starting to warm up!  We were over at his house on saturday and had a great time making silly puns.  He says give her a few more times and she'll be coming.  I'm gonna trust him since he's almost 69 and has known her since he was 9.  Kinda long of a time. 
Church yesterday was awesome.  This week we ate with the bishop of Academy ward and the first counselor of Mountain Shadows ward and apparently they were impressed with us.  The counselor made us get up and introduce ourselves in priesthood opening, and said that we were great guys.  We got a member referral as well during sacrament.  Hopefully it'll be a good one.  We went into primary and helped teach about the restoration, and in relief society taught about the spirit of revelation.  Next week we're teaching about baptism in Mountain Shadows Gospel Essentials.  It's gonna be pretty fun.  Got Zone conference this week, next week is stake conference and Neil L Anderson will be here.  Pretty exciting. 
Anyway I hope everyone is great today, have had a great week.  Thanks so much for support you've given!  The church is true and "No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing." -Joseph Smith.  Love you all!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Herro Everyone! 
Man another crazy week this week!  The nice thing tho is that we've had some success this week!  We went tracting on tuesday and got to pretty solid potential investigator families in the same neighborhood!  We went back to see them, one was sick (don't know if it was just a cover, I'm giving the benefit of the doubt) and the other was about out of the door, very warm and receptive tho.  She told us another better time to come by so we are going to do that tomorrow (hopefully).  Pretty exciting! 
So transferrs are tomorrow, and although I'm staying in my area there's a whole lot of changes.  My companion is getting transferred out and so we'll have a new district leader.  Also the other elders are getting relocated to a new area so it'll be just my companion and I covering these two wards starting tomorrow.  Crazy big!  The funny thing tho is that since they're leaving we're getting all of their investigators, including one who has a baptismal date lol.  I'll miss them tho all jokes aside.  But now this district will only have 4 elders, and Elder Glines is going to a district with 8 or so Elders and sisters.  His old one is shrinking when he's going to a bigger one haha. 
So funny story for the week.  As Elder Glines and I were tracting on tuesday, there were these two teen boys walking down the street on the other side.  One of them decided to be funny and said "hola Amigos."  To which I used my knowledge of spanish and said "Hola!  Como esta?"  The kid just had a blank look on his face.  I asked "Bien?"  Nothing.  So then I started muttering whatever phrases I could remember, mainly foods and colors.  It was pretty great, not gonna lie.  It feels nice to be able to make someone think what just happened?!  Lol
Well that's all I have for now, Keep true to the faith, the church is true! 


Hello Everyone
Well pretty slow days for the most part this week.  My companion and I got a tad sunburned on saturday doing some service, mainly he did tho.  Fun stuff for sure.  We got invited to a recent convert's high school graduation by her mom who apparently is very anti, I dunno about that anymore...
So let's see funny story this week...  The other elders have crashed on their bikes twice this week cause of jsut not paying attention, that's pretty funny.  In a mean sort of way but they're alright, one of them just has some good road rash.  I know!!!  On Thursday we went over to the Weitzels house for lunch.  Bro Weitzel is a tax attorney.  He made the most amazing burgers I've ever eaten, calls them "buckeye burgers."  Well the other awesome reason to go there is he likes to play guitar and lets us play them too.  So I got to try out a PRS and a vintage Telly, pretty sweet.  He's alright I guess too for a tax attorney, he's played with bands like oh I don't know, Pantera, Tool, Dead Kennedy's, Iron Butterfly just to name a few that he's listed.  Who would have tought a tax attorney with straight parted hair would be such a rocker?  Kids these days.  He said that he played the club 2 nights before Pantera played there and Dimebag Darrel got shot.  Crazy. 
Now about the work, it's been a looooooong week but we have some progress coming!  One guy we are working with apparently wants to come to church, but something came up and we couldn't meet on saturday.  Another member's wife is warming up to us as well so hopefully we can make some good progress there before the transfer ends next week!
I love you all and God bless all of you!
Here's pikes Peak at a sunset from our apartment
An awesome view of Colorado Springs

Monday, May 2, 2011


Happy 3 month mark!  Yay for me!!  Only 7/8ths left to go!  Hahaha
Man has this week been depressingly funny!!  It's been depressing cause all of the new investigators we had basically stood us up, but funny cause I swear I was just like a walking comedic attraction!
It all started with last sunday.  A family walked into a easter presentation, but I didn't see the father.  Then he appeared and I said "There's the bearded one!"  Well, the mother had just walked in so she just said "what?!"  It was hilarious, she's really funny.
Then monday, we went out with another member to try and find people who were missing on the ward list.  Well no one answered, and there was a merry go round at the park next to us.  So... he decides to coax us into riding on it.  First was Elder Glines, then they dared me into it.  I got on, Glines asked me which direction I wanted to go, I said "I don't care, I'll go both ways."  Then the member who is a bit older said "Elder Nielson is bi, he goes both ways!"  Oh my gosh I could hardly hold onto the flippin thing I was laughing so hard.  I would have never expected it from him, he's freakin awesome. 
Thursday we went to Denver with a different member to get stuff from the temple.  He gave us a ride and decided to take us to breakfast at a restaurant that was pretty nice in all honesty.  Well, as I was getting out of his car I just heard a riiip.  The pants he had gotten me a few weeks ago ripped in the crotch down my leg.  it was just one of those "oh dang!" moments, so funny.  So we eat breakfast and he buys some safety pins for me to pin it up, he sees it and just says we're gonna buy you new pants.  So we went to the nearest store which was a macy's.  I destroyed them quite well hahaha!  Some other stuff happened the rest of the week but I can't remember off the top of my head.  It was pretty fun stuff tho.
On the other hand we are starting to work with the member's wife who took us to Denver!  It's pretty exciting!  He said he almost had her to church a week ago but had a relapse of pneumonia but she is feeling a bit better.  Right now we're just trying to really build a relationship of trust or BRT and it seems like it's going well.  She's a great lady, and they would make a really solid and beneficial family to the ward.  I could see them holding some really important callings.
Well I had better go, I hope all of you enjoy your springtime, keep praying for the missionaries and for missionary experience.  This is such a great cause and I'm glad I get to be part of it!  Love you all!