March 14, 2022


Jardim Flamboyant Campinas


Elder Nelson

Guess who's still alive yall!

Was thinking about Billy Currington this week. "God is great Dr. Pepper is good people are crazy", something like that.

Been crazy busy lately and it has been super awesome. We've been playing a fun game with our city when we do street contacts. I like to call it ,"Tell the missionaries you can meet at this time but you really can't. It's pretty complicated. We do a contact, get their number and set an appointment to do a lesson. Here is where its a lil' complicated. When the missionaries go to call you decline the call. HAHAHA

We had a solid 43 lessons fall through this week. Yes, that sounds devastating and it is and then you learn to trust the Lord and lean into him.

These last weeks have been insanely spiritual learning how to better our work with EVERYTHING. You cant do just a little here and there you have to be all in with EVERYTHING and then keep doing it.

We have been working harder on our relationships with our friends we have been teaching. We have not just been teaching a lesson but building a relationship with them.
We have spent more time on personal studies and studying together. It has been amazing!

Highlights from these last weeks:
Talking to these dooope hippies, my comp getting darted in the head by a sandal (latin ladys are insanely accurate with their sandals) people saying devils prayers, learned apparently we have a world war 3 happening? Baptism! Zone conference, meeting some insanely spiritually awesome people and many many more things its fantastic I feel like ill be able to make a Netflix series about my mission by the time I am done .

Ilrickson was baptized this weekend. It was so amazing to feel the spirit and excitement that came from him. When he was baptized he came out of the water and fell to his knees. When he was on his knees he was crying and praying. It was absolutely incredible. another reminder of why baptism is such beautiful gift that is available to all of us.

Spiritual thought

2 timothy 1:6-8

6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God

Love this scripture. It's just nice and simple, show off your testimony like you show off ya boots!!!

Love you guys miss everyone like crazy!
Lil lunch today
Our city
The Hippies and their store (we see them about once a week teach them a lesson and then they turn it into a rap its super cool not gonna lie)

We were filling up the baptismal fount and my comp started messing with the chain for the drain and i told him if it gets unplugged im throwing you in (because if it gets unplugged you have to go into the water to get it back in) sure enough he unplugs it i pick him up so close to throwing him in and hes screaming bloody murder so i let him go and got in the freaking water


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