Thursday, December 23, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Letter from 12/20/10

Sorry it took so long to get this one posted.

hey mom. so i hope your all doin great. its probably crazy right now
gettin ready for christmas. it should be fun here. we´ll just be visiting tons a familys then to some members. so on the 25th you can call me at 1230 our time. noon 30. and dont be
late. ha maybe 15 min early if the lines free in time but i doubt it. i think were in the same time zone but double check. the numbers just a members house. the family delgado.
anyway. this week has been good. we are heading to the chrismas thing on wed. with the whole city and ill get my package!!! whoot whoot. ha. sounds like elder jolley is doin good and just havin tons of fun with the new
comp hahah. i know how that is.
anyway. not much new. we just played soccer thismorning with a bunch of mexican kidds from the ward and it was way fun. after we went and made french toast and sister delgado went to texas and brought me a box of
captin cruch. it was the best gift ever. hahah they dont sell it here. impossable to find...... freakin sweet. now were gonna head to a meeting so i hope to talk to you soon. love you
talk to you saturday!

also saturday we did service at an old folks home haha that was run by
nuns. they didnt let us talk to anyone hahah but we got some good
cleaning done in caterayta.

love nate

PostHeaderIcon Missionary Mom Poem

Joni has a new pen pal, Melissa Jolley, she is another missionary mom from Nate's mission. They talk all of the time and she sent Joni this poem. Joni wanted me to post it. Enjoy!

A Missionary Christmas (author unknown)

I skipped the sales after Thanksgiving. The thrill just wasn't there.
No pictures taken with Santa Claus, My decorating has no flair.
His presents are shoes, shirts, and ties, two suits and fun.
I've bought him all white clothes because... This year I'm giving Christ my

I've spent more time in the temple, my testimony stirred.
I've reread November's Ensign, Felt strength come from His words.
Our family prays more frequently. My tears are quick to run.
Abraham seems closer because, This year I'm giving Christ my son.

I wonder how those Lamanite mothers, gave their sons to war?
Or how the pioneers chose Zion , their sacrifice was so much more.
My loss will be his presence, I'll miss his smile a ton
For two years we will pray for him, I'm giving Christ my son.
I stare at his face when he's not looking. I memorize his eyes, their
He's always hungered for the part of him, that makes his soul divine.
The stories and lessons he always heard, His choice and mine are one.
I'll put my faith in God's hand, This year, I'm giving Him my son.

Past gifts have lost their glitter; I think I finally understand
Christ's birth should be celebrated by giving Him a hand.
It's because I know Christ lives and reigns that all his packing's done.
My gift has taken years to make, This year... I'm giving Christ my son.

I know there's One who understands, the sacrifice I'm making.
Who knows the gift I willingly give, The toll it will be taking.
For He has done it all before, Greater love - there could be none.
For years ago God gave to me, His only begotten son.

The hands I washed, the hands I held, The hands I taught to pray;
Now knock on doors to find the ones Who will listen to what he'll say.
Because I know Christ needs him, Until all the gathering's done,
My gift has taken years to make. This year...I'm giving Christ my
Thursday, December 16, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Letter from 12/13/10

hey mom. hey dad. hey family.
so this week has been good. we had some good investigators show up to church
also funny story. so this week we went to bed like thursday night or
so. and we go in.. close the door... say our prayers and im like oh. i
gotta pee. so i get up. and walk to the door and turn the know.
anddddd it moves but the handle doesnt work. now the doors here are
ghetto. and so after an hour and a half of trying different ways to
get out of this door without destroying it and we finially have to
give up. there is no way anyway will be getting into this house to
open it or anything. so i did it like brad. and punched a hole through
it so i could reach the other doorknob. which ended up not working
either. in the end we wripped a foot of the door and the whole handle
out of it so we could open the door and get out. man i had to pee by
the time we got that open hahaha crazy so that was the adventure of
the week.
we went and sang in a park this weekend with a bunch of little kids for
one of the other areas. it was pretty fun. me and this other kid did a
solo in spanish. ha it was chill.
christmas will be fun too. we will have a meeting on the 22 with all
the mishionaries in the city and then on christmas we will be with a
family from five till ten and then on new years too. appearently you
guys are supposed to call us. at the church or possibly a members
house on christmas. ill have to let you know. appearently its a rule
we only get 40 mins now just fyi.
anyway. think thats all. love you. talk to you soon.
love nate

dont worry mom. i know how to mop like a champ

oh and then one of the guys in my district we were at the church for
an interview last friday of the guy that got baptised and the elder in
my district after the investigators had left just decideds to have a
minute long sezure. it was crazy were just like holdin him and hopin
he doesnt die. theres nothin we can do. it all came out good though.
that was fun hahah hes good ish now
Monday, December 6, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Letter from 12/06/10

oh so we had a baptism this weekend his name is jose angel. hes awesome. his brother is a member in tx and hes just solid. he just sits and testifies all the time to his wife that its the true church and that she and the kids all need to be baptised haha its pretty cool. so its perfect here like 50 degrees hahah

merry christmas nate!!


Nate has asked me (his sister-in-law) to update his blog while he's gone. I will be doing a lot of copy and pasting so it will be up to you to interpret his letters! Good Luck!!!!!!! :D

Brooke :)

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