Saturday, November 26, 2016

Evento Rasband

OKAY!!!! This week has been so so so so so good!! We´ve just been finding a ton of miracles by talking to everybody that comes in our pathway and I love it so much! I am so grateful that I am still doing missionary work here because it makes me SO HAPPY!!!

Okay, here are a few highlights:

Friday- The Spirit guided us so smoothly to a house and we didn´t even realize it until we were at their front door. My companion said "Let´s contact this house" So we walked up and the front door was open and there was a picture frame that said "Family together forever" In English jajaja! So I started freaking out and we were so pumped and we clapped out front (ps the house was really really realllllllly nice) and one of the house workers came out and was being a little sassy when we talked to her but all the sudden the dad came out! YES! He was wayyyy nice and open and loves Christ and his family and we talked to him about the picture frame and how families can be together forever and he was way pumped and we have an appointment with them this week and I am peeing my pants because it´s way scary talking to rich people here because they literally never let us in!! He gave us his cellphone number and everything jajaja. After we left we were both so dang happy and we thought about how the spirit guided us there and it was so cool. 

Saturday- ELDER RASBAND CAME TO OUR STAKE CENTER AND WE GOT TO SHAKE HIS HAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Okay it was just one big spiritual bomb. He was there with some other area seventies and Elder Christensen from the Presidency of the 70. They all talked to us but Elder Rasband talked for like an hour and it was so good. He talked to us about how we can do more. He said that President Hinckley is famous for saying "Do your best" but he was in a meeting with him one time and President Hinckley said "We have to do our very best" He explained it way cooler than I can in this email, but he talked to us about how we have to give the best of our best to the Lord always. We´re not perfect but it´s what the Lord deserves from us and we can always do more. If we are true disciples of Christ, we have to give all we have to building up His kingdom. SUCH A COOL DAY. And we were there with all the missionaries from our mission and the other mission in Paraguay so it was way cool! 

Sunday- We had 2 investigators in church!!!! One named Andres that is like 70. He was just a random street contact that we gave a pamphlet to and he came to church holding onto that pamphlet for dear life!!! He was really excited and learned a ton. We showed him the baptismal font and he wants to get baptized so obviously we´re going to help him with that! We also had another named Dagne! She´s 17 and went to young womens and loved it! She´s really cute and the other Hermanas are working with her! Her dad is really Catholic and has some problems with her going to a different church but we´re trying to teach him too! 

So all in all it´s been a way good week! We are so happy and excited to keep doing the best of our best! 

Ponderize: Alma 38:8-9

Con mucho amor, Hermana Nielsen

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Okay this week was crazy! But way good! Just a ton of spiritual feeding! We had an area 70 come to our stake conference and it was way spiritual and I got a ton of my questions about life answered! He talked to us a lot about the power of fasting and doing our fast the right way. There is so much power that comes from putting of natural man things and giving ourselves more to God. God is so good to us and gives back to us wayyyyy more than we deserve. I have really felt that this week.

I just got out of my final interview with my mission president and it was so sweet to talk about the experiences I have had in the past (almost) year and a half. The Lord has taken what I´ve offered Him and given me so much more. It´s really cool what the Lord can mold us into when we just give ourselves to Him!

I love my mission so much! I am really excited to just enjoy the last few weeks!!! Not trunky though jajajaja Have a great week!

Ponderize- Mosiah 5:7-8

Con amor, Hermana Nielsen

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy Halloween

This week has been so great! I love my new comp so much! We get along really well and she is the sweetest, cutest missionary!

Transfers were really crazy because we had to help the 3 hermanas that left our house and get the 3 new ones. But after a lot of taxis and colectivo rides, we are good! We live with two other Hermanas, Hermana Basile from Argentina and she is training a brand new missionary from Manti. Hermana Cluff. We all get along great and we are having a lot of fun! The Argentines are trying to change my accent though and idk how to feel about that....

We wear pants now!!! Jajaja it´s weird and fun. But it rained a lot this week so it was nice to put my rain boots on with some pants!

We had to go help an hermana this week that has chicken pox jajajaja. Her and her companion didn´t have enough food to last them through the week because they didn´t plan for chicken pox so we had to go to their area about an hour away and help them buy groceries jajaja it´s an adventure being an hna leader sometimes.

Well to be honest this week was really stressful, I am stressed and happy for a lot of reasons but it´s a good stress I think¿ We had our leadership council for the transfer and a lot of things were changed and it´s been hard to try it out because I have been so used to doing things differently for my whole mission. I´m trying to have a good attitude and make the changes as best as I can because I know that they come from the Lord and they are what will make the mission better...I guess it´s just hard to teach an old dog new tricks?? But nothing is impossible!!! I´m really happy and enjoying everything that´s going on here! The weather 
has been pretty chill and that is such a blessing! We aren´t dying of heat...yet. 

I have felt a lot of the Lord´s love and guidance this week while it´s been stressful and hard and I found myself really grateful on my knees last night. It´s the best feeling knowing that we have a Savior that loves us and will take care of us especially when we turn to Him and do His will. If we let that happen in our lives, we will be blessed far more than we could have ever imagined. It´s been the best learning experience here in Paraguay.

Have a great week! 

Ponderize: D&C 88:41 Randomely opened to this scripture and it helped me a ton!

Love, Hermana Nielsen