Friday, January 23, 2015

Back in Abbottsford

Hi family,

Well guess what I'm back in Abbottsford.  This is exactly where I was a year ago and the same area where I started my mission.  The only difference is I'm in the first ward this time instead of the second.  I really love the people here.  They are all super friendly and down to earth.  The people in Coquitlam weren't like that as much.

We did a ton of service this week.  We helped some investigators we've been working with pack because they didn't want us teaching them while they were packing.  We kind of taught them while we packed.  It was crazy it took us almost three full days to get everything loaded up and moved.  I'm not sure how solid they are as investigators, but we are finding that when we serve people they are much more willing to listen to us which is good.

We have been running and lifting every morning and I'm starting to lose my mission gut which is sweet.  I've been cleaning so much that the apartment is practically spotless.  You would think my mom had been here.  It's crazy she would be proud!!!
The first picture is the bishop and his family in Coquitllam.  They let us spend most of Christmas day with them.  It was so nice of them and we had a lot of fun.  The other pictures are of brother Blanks.  He is a less active guy we've been working with since I first got to Coquitlam.  He is really cool I like him a lot.  When he heard I was transferring he cried.   

I love you guys.  Have a great week.

Elder Morgan Nielsen

Friday, January 9, 2015

Merry Christmas

Hi family,

I have to share this cool experience with you.  We were at the Lougheed town center talking to people just after Christmas and there was this lady carrying groceries.  I said hello to her and she didn't say anything just looked kind of mad and super frustrated.  As we started to pass by she put down her groceries and said I have been praying for people from a church to come talk to me.  She told us her parents died two years ago and she has been really depressed and didn't know what to do.  We talked to her about the plan of salvation, Jesus Christ, and all the other good stuff about our church.  I prayed with her and she started crying.  After we got done she said my whole body feels so good what is it that is making me feeling like this.  She said I want you guys to come visit and teach me.   Unfortunately we found out she lives in Burnaby so Elder Hall (my missionary buddy from Spanish Fork) and his companion get to teach her.  She was so excited and said I want to hug you boys right now, I said sorry you can't do that. :) It is honestly a miracle and all because we said hello.  By small and simple things shall great things come to pass!

It was so great talking to everyone at Christmas.  I love you guys.  I love my mission and serving the Lord.  Have a great week.

Elder Nielsen