The mission field has been pretty cool so far, with all of the members feeding us, a 9 year old girl getting baptized this last Saturday, and working with a few more investigators. The members like to make the best meal for us when we visit, so I haven't had a small dinner since I left the MTC! By the way, you should look for a recipe for Strawberry Rubarb Pie; that's what we had for desert, and it was awesome!! The girl's name is Roxy Kitchen, and she had a baptismal date before I arrived at the area, so I just got to see the baptism. It was really fun; her mom is a less-active member, but she still came for the baptism and the confirmation . It was really helpful to get to see someone join the church so soon after entering the Mission Field; I needed the boost in confidence.One of the other people we are teaching is named Dan, and he's great to talk to, fun to be around, and keeps the commitments he makes. He wants to be baptized, but can't yet because of some personal issues that he is working on with us. So, for now, we go over and continue teaching, and help where we can.That is pretty much the size of what's going on up here. I gotta say, 1400 people are much slower paced than 100,000+Elder Stuver
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Dear Missionary Parents,
How thrilled I was to greet your son and to welcome him as a full-time missionary in the Idaho Nampa Mission. What a blessing it will be to our mission to have him serving here to the assigned field of labor.
After arriving at the mission office and conducting a brief orientation of the mission, I had the opportunity of interviewing your son in an effort to become better acquainted with him and to feel of his spirit. As a result of this interview, I felt impressed to assign your son, as a companion, to the most obedient, most skilled, and hardest working missionary in the mission. You can be assured that this companion is one of our mission’s very best.
We are confident that your son will have a very positive experience while serving in the Idaho Nampa Mission. We know he will strengthen his skills, increase his knowledge and testimony of the gospel, and establish an increased measure of love for all of our Heavenly Father’s children he will assist in teaching.
May the Lord’s choicest blessings be with you as you sustain your son and pray for his continued welfare.
President Stuart B. Cannon
Idaho Nampa Mission
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
|Loading the car before the MTC|
|Mom and Nathanael on the way to the MTC|
|Nathanael and Jeffrey on the way to the MTC|
|Nathanael and Dad on the way to the MTC|
|Elders helping Nathanael unload at the Provo MTC.|
|Nathanael unloading at the MTC|
|Nathanael, Mom and Dad at the MTC|
|Final Goodbye at the MTC! Nathanael, Mom and Dad (Jeffrey is in the car already.)|
Thanks Mom for the pictures!