So my birthday I am not gonna lie was kinda hard. I was sad not to be with family and my companion didn't really help because he has been so focused on leaving he doesn't really care about anything else. Because of that it has been a kind of hard week, but I am super excited for what is to come so that makes up for it. I am not on to really announce its my birthday so the day was pretty normal and we didn't do anything. but the next day we ate lunch with a member and they found out and made me a cake. SO mom yes, someone gave me cake (: I loved the ties you sent me too! I am really impressed with the ties you choose, you have my stamp of approval. And i like the Cards shirt, gotta represent my Bird Gang. Anyways I had a cool experience. on my birthday we were eating with a member that are really old and I was pretty bummed about not being home for my birthday. We were sitting outside and before we left He asked if we could sing "Soy un hijo de Dios" or known as I am a child of God. We sang and i felt The spirit hit me so strong. I fought back tears, and felt the reassurance that God was happy with me, and He will never leave me. He is always on our right and on our left, will go before us and lift us up amidst our afflictions.
that brings me to my awesome mother who prepared an advent calender for for the month of December. I have been amazed to read every morning testimonies of friends and family. It has lifted me and brightened my day. Thanks to everyone. Well That's all I got for this email, ill try to respond to as many others as I can. Thanks for everything love you guys!
At a service project with part of his zone including Elders Hood and Marriot who will both be at BYU.
Elder Nelson standing on a balcony looking out over his area. The volcano is seen in the distance.