Monday, May 6, 2013

13th Week April 29, 2013

We've had some serious luck this last week people! We've had a cold front here in Laredo and it got down to a very chilling 60 degrees! We were all wearing sweaters and tights! I saw a lady walking down the street all bundled up in her coat, gloves, hat, and SCARF! this is serious business my friends!

We also had a serious thunder, rain, lighting storm! I have never witnessed such a thing as this before! it started raining Saturday night, luckily after we'd switched from bikes to cars(more news on my bike fun later) then it got seriously rainy. it was POURING. with tons of lighting and thunder. not like a Utah storm. like a serious lighting every few seconds and thunder rolling acrossed the mountainless land! it started Saturday night around 8pm. then ended sunday morning around 11am... crazy right? it was really cool though! however... when the alarm went off sunday we started getting up and just as my compy was about to get in the shower we heard a huge CRASH of thunder and the power went out... haha yay for sister missionaries getting ready in the dark!!! we used our bike flash lights for light all morning. then when we were about to leave for church the power came back! sister kreis was not happy haha(:
By the way! transfers were last week! I didn't bother to tell you before hand because training missionaries don't get moved on their first transfer after coming into the mission(: However in 5 weeks I may not be so lucky! guess we will have to wait and see huh? We did get a new zone leader and district leader however! our district leader and companion are now two tall blonde elders. both around 6'3" so whenever someone asks about them they just say "are your elders the big ones?" of course they mean that with love right?(; we do love our elders however! we gave them a ride to church sunday morning so they wouldn't get their suit coats soaked.. spoiled boys(:
Alrighty... just one HUGE more piece of news for you this week.... :D
TWO BAPTISMS YESTERDAY!!! Yep! My compy and I didn't have just one... we had TWO. Our investigator and her 8 year old son got baptized together yesterday(: It was so wonderful!!!! She was so ready and I feel very blessed that my compy and I were able to come into her life at the perfect time to bring her the gospel! I was going to try and email a picture of all of us before the baptism but the library computers don't allow you to connect your camera): so I will mail home a printed copy and y'all can bug my parents to share(:
Ok so I just want to leave you with one big thought! On may 12(MOTHERS DAY! WHEN I GET TO CALL MI PADRES :D) we are having invitation sunday in our branch! Yes. It will be awesome. everyone is asked to invite someone to church! it is a special day set apart for this! how cool is that? Well! I invite you all to pray, fast, and truly ponder who you could invite to church. It doesn't have to be sunday church, just inviting to an activity would be grand! To help encourage you to do this.. here is my scripture! Mosiah 28:3. I'm not telling you what it says because I want you to have motivation to look it up(; But basically its about the son's of mosiah(coolest missionaries EVER!!!) It breaks my heart now that I'm in the mission that I didn't share the gospel more with my friends at home. it would have been SO easy to invite them to a morning side and offer a ride... but I was always too scared. My motto scripture right now is 2 Nephie 22:2 I will TRUST and NOT BE AFRAID! I invite you to exercise trust and faith in the Lord and invite someone to a church activity. Just planting that little seed can do more than you've ever imagined!
Well that's about all I have for you! although I believe I became a real missionary this week(; I got my first bike injury! No I didn't crash.. I just ran the bike into my leg and got a nice bruise and scratch... and I got my first WEDDING INVITATION from a high school friend!!!! Crazy stuff! But I do love my Becca so its ok shes getting mawwied!! :D Be safe friends family and whoever else my dad forwards this on to! The Church is true and I know it is our job to help others know that too!! :D
Until next week!
-Sister Nielson 

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