Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June 8, 2011: Eric's Letter to President

From: Eric Nelson
Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 11:37 AM
To: President Satterfield

Dear President Satterfield,

Goals: 5 10 6 5 3 20 55
Actuals: 4 5 6 8 2 24 91

Hello President Satterfield and Sister Satterfield! Thank you for everything you do, and all the hard work you guys do! Elder Horner and I really took away so much from Zone Conference! It was a really uplifting day! This week we had a really good week! We didn't have as many people show up to church as we wanted to but we are trying to do all that we can to get our investigators there, so they can partake of the Spirit in greater abundance! Yesterday after conference we went to work and then went to an appointment we had at 6:30 at the church with our baptisimal dates, (the Johnson family), and their fellowshipping family! It was such a neat experience because as soon as we arrived, another one of our Investigators that has read the whole Book of Mormon and knows it is true was sitting on the curb outside the church, he has an addiction to marjiuana, and was waiting for his addiction recovery class at 8pm. We talked to him and he told up about the change of heart he has had! And how he wants to be baptised this month! It was cool, Elder Horner and I related very well to him, because we both have had massive changes of hearts in our lives and it was so cool to relate to him! This morning in studies I was going through the challenge of the Book of Mormon and was reading in Alma chapter 5, and it was talking about that change of heart! We are planning on talking to him about that today, along with reading the chapter with him. And also setting a baptismal date with him. And after we left him in the gym, we went to the Primary room and had a great lesson with the Johnson family and they loved The Gospel of Jesus Christ! We made each principle as a stepping stone, and taught the lesson with the family of all ages, and had alot of fun doing it, and then after wards we had them go down the path and tell us about each stepping stone! And they did a wonderful job relating the key points about each gospel doctrine! They did a wonderful job and are so excited to be baptised on the 26th of this month! Things here are going great! The work is amazing! And we are working with everything we have, mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally! And are seeing wonders and miracles come to life here in the Brockett Ward, we have reclaimed the ward and they love us as missionaries! One member made a comment to our ward mission leader that said, "Wow, we have some really good, high caliber missionaries don't we?" And he said, "Yes we do! They are great missionaries!" And the Bishop called the other day and thanked us for everything we have done and for the enthusiasm we have brought back into the ward for missionary work! It was quite amazing! We have been working very well! And are doing wonders here! Thank you for everything you have done for us! And we hope you have a wonderful week!

Love Always,
Elder Eric Dean Nelson

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