Tuesday, March 15, 2011

PostHeaderIcon Trying to catch up on letters!

I apologize for how horrible I have been about updating lately.

Brooke :)

Letter from 3/14/11

so this weekend was good. we had two baptisms. jovany alexander santos soto and his sister kenya melissa santos soto. it was great. theyre moms a member. but theyre dad isnt. its hard for him cuz hes a taxi driver but its our goal to get them to the temple. the kids are really really smart and really soft spoken nice kids. the cool part is theyre uncle got to do the ordance. hes an x missionary. and super cool dude. he got up and bare his testimony. well. last night i got a call from my little sister that my nephew and neice are gonna ge baptised tomorrow and they want my to come. after chewing her out for a little bit for not telling me sooner i said of course and we were on our way. haha. funny stuff. oh and two times the busses we were on this week broke down. and we had to wait for 20 min for the next one to pass by and then we cram on like sardeens. welcome to mexico.

dyc 93:37. i like it cuz hes gonna fight our battles and verses 29-31 its in his hands. even though 14 we will always have trials. anway.

oh and we went to a mexican cabin it was way cool. like its own world.

nothing around. so tranquil. and i heard the office and scrubs is

canceled. im pretty upset about that.

and i met a dog that i swear was half blackbear. hahah anyway. ill

talk to you soon.

love you.




this is the puente family or like half of it ha. we taught the little

girl so she could get baptised but shes born in the covenant and is 8

so it just counts cuz they rock.

Letter from 3/7/11

the scipture i liked this week was in matt. 11:28-30. its a scripture that a teacher in the mtc named hno grow showed me. hes one of the most inspired people ive met. Realy taught me a ton and just about how to be a missionary and understand the doctorine.

i totally grow a cross between a canadian lumberjack beard and wolverine beard now. ok. maybe not that bad but still hahah.

so its been good here i juarez. the area is gigantic. theres like four buses that go through it to go to all the different areas of this part. its ok cuz were by walmart and its like shopping in america. kinda. the area is kinda slow and we just dropped two bapt dates cuz of this family that has been tryin to get married and went to do it this week in another state and the place couldnt do it. sad. so they cant get baptised. it was really sad and they felt bad. but were keepin them excited and positive. theyre really good and have read like through jacob in their books of mormon. crazy.

also another cool thing happened this week. so theres this lady named consuelo and we go to her house and whats up is that she has gone to church once and is good but she doesnt wanna go now cuz she thinks her husband was cheating with an hna in the ward and all this stuff. And it started that she wants to go to another ward wich doesnt work cuz god is a god of order and went through that explanation. that was fun. then she just said well its cool im just gonna have someone do the work for me when i die and all will be good. and then had to explain that. well you have your chance here. you get to accept it or not. even if you accept the ordanace in the spirit world... cuz you rejected your chance here. there is no way you will go to the celestial kingdom. and shes like oh shoot. and then i had to explain repentance. changing your heart and actions and not doin the same sin again and then i had to explain forgiveness that if she doesnt wanna

forgive shes not gonna be forgived. its call the bednar. hahah its goes like this..... sister. we know someone did something bad blah blah blah. but guess what. its time to grow up and go to church. bednar taugh this when he got here about the less actives. and yeah. it went well hahah to end she says to me. well........ I have to say sorry to that person to.... yep. ok. well i know that god put words in your mouth today..... cuz elders have come here for a year and they have never left me speachless. ive always had an excuse

or an arguement.... but today... is diferent. god was talking through you today.....

well never had that happen before hahah the cool part was when I walked in the door when we got there she was like..... hello again. I know you from somewhere. have you been here before. i was like never. im completely lost. i have no idea where i am hahah second day in the area. and yeah. so we taught the lesson and after everything and a

prayer she was talking and i realized i know you. hahah two months earlier elder montaño and i contacted her in the plaza in Guadalupe and turns out eight months earlier than that elder montaño was the first elder that taught her in his first area that he was in. that was crazy. hahah and pretty cool. anyway. small world eh.

love you all

love nate

oh ps. a realy realy good friend of mine just got her mission call.

shes gonna head to the peru lima south mission on june first.

im really proud of her hahah.

good luck emily.

shes gonna rock.

Letter from 2/21/11

well ive decided. when you hit one year,,,, everything fails. Your pants rip. your gaffet falls off. highlighters run out. ha and you start getting fatter. so elder brockbank and i will be hitting one year this thursday. whew. and we start to die. fun stuff.

elder wakefield and i had a good time and elder montaño is great too. its always a laugh and hes teaching me a ton of spanish. its funny how i dont speak english anymore. its actually kinda hard.

oh and some guy this week asked me where he can buy some drugs like

you guys walk around all day. where is it. hahah it was funny. and

then the week before some crazy asked me to take him to texas to work.

so i decided i will now share a scripture or somethin in my emails and

they will be completely in spanish from now on. jk. english.

but anyway. my favorite scripture ill have to start with. in alma

38:1-5. four and five especially. but anyway. love you all.

love nate

Letter from 2/14/11

well we got transfers this week and elder montaño and i will be here still the same and elder brockbank too. he is gonna be the district leader of the other district in the zone. So its elder brockbank and elder montaño. Its good but now we dont get to do divisions with them and they arent even in our district and they live with us. funny how that works haha. Oh well. itll be good. he´ll be a good dl. and hes gettin a new comp elder burton. its super good though livin with them. and we did divisions three times this week. once i was with elder wakefield. My old comp. the other time i was with elder hurtado who lived with us

and then elder brockbank. each one was good. it was sweet to be comps with elder brockbank for a day haha we laughed a ton. got in a good fight with some crazy christians. cokes on me after that fun.... then ate chile relleno blah. and taught an awesome lesson to this lady that is cathlic an now understands everything that is wrong with the church cuz she learned how jesus did it. anyway. and im gettin pretty good at takin a shower with just a five gallon bucket. pretty sure you have the bapt pic of jose but not of his wife. and I iwll send you the one from aries daniel next week when i get it from

elder morley. and thats about it. dead here still but little by little reviving with the hard work. its tough cuz the numbers dont show it at all either but good thing its not about the numbers. the testimonies are so strong in the little areas huh. and the misionaries do so much. i think the ward you went to is bigger than the one im in right now though. that stories way cool. about the convert who went to nevada. its sad when people dont use the temples like they should the same thing has passed here in monterrey. there is only three sessions all day and people dont go when its less than 40 degrees outside. sad. the pres i

visiting around and bashin all the members and tellin em to go. Its good. he came to the stake conf. and the pres and a 70 elder anaya. He was way good. hes like whats the diference between these teenagers and the mishionaries. the misionaries are handsome. haha. funny. Girls tell the boys to go on a mish. anyway.

1 year here i come.

love you. Nate

Letter from 2/7/11

it was really really cold this week. and it was elder brockbanks birthday so we had a bbq and ate steak and sasages. it was soooo gooood..... some guy read my hand last week. that was weird. our neighbors had a bbq and now all my clothes smell like campfire.

anyway. thats all i think. love you!


Letter from 1/31/11

so its been good in mexico. the area is still dead. we worked our butts off this week and had the zone conf with the president. We contacted and taught more lessons that i ever have in my mission in one week and we have absolutely nothing to show for it. hahah. not one person is progressing. not one baptism. not one bit of help from the members here. weve done everything we can to involve them and some do help. like we have had them put there testimonies in books. and like just four of the members did it but it rocked so we gave these books to awesome families and they literally gave them back to us which I have never seen in my life. and i met a jew who completely deneyed jesus as the christ and that he was a god. that was a fun day. we had a nice little old testimant moment after he left and deneyed our testimony of crist if if you know what i mean.. and then not one person in sacrament. its honestly the longest ive ever gone i think without a baptism. its tough cuz its the hardest ive worked and the least success but thats the mish i guess huh... funn stuff. but its good. godll give us the success were hopin for. just gotta push it

out. my comp is pretty cool and helpin me with my spanish a ton. And the house we live in and the other elders are all cool. so it makes it fun. plus my area isnt 2 and a half hours long haha. but thats all. well. ill hear from ya soon. love you

love nate


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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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