15 March 2012

Pretty Porto

Thank you for your emails, honestly they make my entire week. This week was a better week for teaching. We had a zone meeting on Wednesday to talk about what we could improve in our zone. I could actually kind of understand. So I think I’m getting there with the language. I see you got my pictures. Right after emailing last week we went over to that bridge and it was the most breath taking view I have ever seen. 
We didn´t have a lot of time (we never have enough time; people who have served missions know exactly what I’m talking about). I wish so bad that I could write individual emails back to all of you and say what I really want to say and go into detail but never have the time. But we will all just have to talk for a really long time when I get back :)
This week I received an email from Dene, Paris and Jenny. I died I was so happy! I need more stamps so I can respond to your letters. But finding stamps here to the US is nearly impossible.
This week we helped several people move. One was this adorable lady named Giselle from Germany. She has lived in Portugal for 27 years teaching ballet and has two sons. One is a member and one is not. We are trying to help the one son to accept the Gospel. We also taught one of our recent converts Vanessa a few times. She’s adorable and from Mozambique and has the whole Rihanna thing going on. We´ve also been helping her move. During one of our visits she said she came across a ton of anti-Mormon videos and websites that started to make her doubt her faith. It’s heartbreaking to see what people have to say out there about our religion. It’s Satan working so hard on us to deny what we know is true.
I know without a doubt in my mind and heart that this Church it true. The Spirit has born testimony to me so strong of the truth of these things. I know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. Every time I watch the restoration video (I nearly have it memorized in Portuguese), I know that he saw God the Father and His Beloved Son. Sharing this gospel is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I can´t wait for the day when I´m finally fluent in the language and can really make a difference in the lives of the people here.
I´m sorry my letter is so short this week, but the most important thing is that you all know my testimony and I invite all of you to thank your Heavenly Father for all of the many blessings in your lives. He loves each of you so much and knows each of you individually. Thank you all so much for everything. I’m sorry I don’t have time to answer all of your questions but know that I’m perfectly happy, working hard and seeing miracles. And that I love each one of you.
You´re always in my prayers...
-Irmã Nelson
Oh, this week we found a McDonalds by our house. It’s seriously the most glam place I’ve ever seen. They are so nice in Europe it’s insane. They even have different food, nice couches and super dressy outfits! ( McD´s in the USA needs to take a tip or two from these people) and we may or may not have eaten there twice.....don´t judge me

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