Monday, February 12, 2018

Email 02/12/18

I am doing alright. I will probably spend Carnaval with members or investigators. Things are slow in reference to my investigators, and my companion is getting a little frustrated with how slow it is. If you look at the numbers that we have in the weekly mission newspaper (journal), it has numbers for the mission. Yes I like it better than Caceres, and the members here are great. The fact that we are at the outskirts of the city makes the bus situation fun whenever we have to travel downtown. It usually takes at least around an hour and a half to make it downtown, when ever we have to go; for the cause of having to wait for the bus and ride in it all the way there. I will be continuing to go downtown for physical therapy every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the next few weeks.

Sounds like you had a good week. I like that things are going well up there. Thank you for the jokes. They´re pretty good. Thank you for the thought. I happened to finally send the blood exam to you. I put it in Drive in the Jan 28th file. I have some other photos in drive from last week not too much exciting happened.  We have been having a lot of rain lately. 🌧😁

Monday, February 5, 2018

Email 02/05/18

I am doing great, actually. I have been feeling pretty good. It is going somewhat well with my investigators. We visited many of them this last week, we have various. I am happy with this. These circumstances are much better here than in Cáceres. We are teaching several families. We have been lately having problems with getting even a few of them to go to Sacrament meeting. At least they are still receiving our preaching. I am not as yet a senior companion, and probably never will be, here on my mission. The Lord has purposes for me that are being better fulfilled whilst I stay a junior. Don´t worry I will be fine. I kind of like being a junior. The life of the leaders is very strenuous, at least here.

I heard about him (new mission president coming in July). My companion told me he is the same person who signed his papers for him to go on his mission. Thank you for writing his name. I am happy that President Oliviera is being permitted to return to his home. He has been in the mission field for much time. He definitely needs a break from this stuff.

I had a doctor appointment this last week. I found out that my spine is a bit off and this is the reason why I have some back pain. I will be taking some physical therapy this next Wednesday and on several other occasions during my time here in Industriario.

Wait, that Python in the photo is in our house? Awesome."Jory for short" that's funny. Kaitlyn (Jostan's girlfriend), got it. That first joke is excellent. Oh, 😆😂 your jokes are getting better. Thank you for the thought. and the jokes.

Oh, did you here about the rain that hit all of Brazil this last week? It rained in all of Brazil everywhere all at once. Elder Luiz Claudio and I had to stay in a members house for a while to hold it out. 🌧☔ Much flooding of the roads and various other places. 🌈 Thank you for the email.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Email 01/29/18

My week has been pretty good. I spent a bunch of time with members here in Cuiabá. We worked with some of our investigators and helped some less active members. I like my companion. The fact that he prayed to be my companion before I came doesn´t hurt my chances of liking him.

Most of the pictures I sent are from when we were in Cuiabá, more downtown I mean; and we were with our district leader and a member. We took pictures of the wildlife there. The capybara are great. We explored the park until it was time for us to return. My District Leader is leaving tomorrow, I think that is one of the reasons we were there. Elder Woodson is the American and the others are my companion Elder Luiz Claudio and Elder Amaro, our district leader. Hobbs is the name of the member that showed up and hung out. I have photos of geese and ducks, I think.

My health is improving, but I will still be going downtown to get examined again on Wednesday. I have an x-ray of my back and the blood results I still don´t understand when I try to read it. I will probably be able to understand what the heck they are saying in it eventually.  I was having a bit of back pain from walking with a bag constantly and probably has something to do with my posture as well. I hope to be able to improve it later on.

$6000, (to remodel the shower) wow in reals that is a lot: (18992,40). Melydi is getting married, whoa, that is awesome. Thank you for the news from home and the jokes and the thought. Have a great week. Tchau. 😊

Interesting ducks/geese Jarrek saw at the park.

Capybaras and baby capybaras at the park.

Jarrek's companion with some capybaras.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Email 01/22/18

My week has been great. I was transferred last Tuesday to Area Industriário. I am technically in Cuiabá. The members here are excellent. I live on the same street as the Bishop and several other members. I like how close we are to the members. The Church house is nearby, more nearby than most of my other areas. My transfer went well. When I arrived in Varzea Grande it was raining nice and hard. When I arrived in Cuiabá it was better. A member from another ward gave me a ride with my new Companion Elder Luiz Claudio and our District Leader. I like the members here they are a lot more friendly than the members in Cacerés. The members in Cacerés were friendly, but the members here beat them. Elder Luiz Claudio is from Recife and he is one of the missionaries that arrived with me here in the Field. He told me that he had prayed to be my companion. I think that that is part of the reason that I was transferred. I like him. He is responsible, likes to work well. I like how patient he is. So far I love my new area and my new companion.

I have been feeling a lot better. I went to the hospital in Cuiabá downtown this last week to get examined. I will be returning there this week. They took some blood to find out if I have any problems. I hope that these examinations with be worth it.

I kind of like the fact that President Nelson is the new Prophet. I was not expecting Elder Oaks to become one of his Counselors. That is awesome. I remember when Elder Oaks was there in Provo for Christmas. The fact that President Nelson is the new Prophet is fun. The members here constantly ask if I am his Grandson. They´re joking.

I like that Jeffrey and Jostan are going to be driving. That ought to make things fun. A Snowstorm; sounds exciting. Jostan has a girlfriend; is she the same person as before or someone else? I like that Jostan is being a good older brother. Thank you for the jokes and the spiritual thought. The photos are great. tchau.📷😊.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Email 01/15/18

My week was pretty good. I got pink eye, along with Elder Aguilera and Elder Fuentealba. The Lord helped out by providing us with a prescription remedy that usually takes having a doctor prescribe in order to get, he got it to us anyway. We used it on our eyes and we feel a lot better. I am feeling much better than I have hitherto been. My investigators are doing alright. We had a few of them attend Sacrament Meeting yesterday. Elder Aguilera was very happy that we had them there, but they aren´t going to be my investigators anymore I am being transferred to Cuiabá; to the 'Industriário' area. You can see the information in drive. I downloaded the roster. I have not received the Christmas package yet, but I have a feeling that I may receive it in my new area. I will be transferred to my new area while the new First Presidency is being announced. I will have the surprise of learning when I arrive there. I have enjoyed much of my time here in Cáceres. I am happy to hear that Jostan has been taking driving lessons. That is awesome that he finally passed his driving test. That is great that we now have that new-to-us car. I like that Jeffrey is getting going on that [learners permit] too. Sounds like you had quite a project to do. That is awesome that you got to feed missionaries. Members do that regularly here. They normally give us lunch. That is great that James is finally back. I like the photo of Jostan and his excuse to drive. Thank you for the thought and the jokes and the photo. I will be leaving Cáceres tomorrow after lunch.Thank you. Tchau.🚌🛣

Elder Jarrek Nelson

Monday, January 8, 2018

Email 01/08/18

Hey. My week has been pretty good. We had the opportunity to spend New Years with Casal Silva. I am feeling better, but yesterday I got a major fever again. I hadn´t eaten sufficient vitamins and so I got sick again. I feel better now. Yes. I love many of the people down here. Their ways are very different from how we do it in the United States. Happy Birthday to Jemma. I had forgotten about it. My mind has caught up on many other things, I have hardly paid attention. I heard that President Monson died this last Tuesday in the Morning. I wonder who the Lord will choose next to be the President of the Church. Thank you for the photos and the jokes. The thought was nice too.🎆🎉🎊 Tchau.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Email 01/02/18

I do not take any multi vitamins as yet.💊 Those are somewhat expensive here. I like that I am having an experience. I like that I am on a mission. I am happy that I am doing what the Lord wants. I am still struggling with some things in the culture, but I will improve as time goes on. I enjoyed talking with all of you as well. I didn´t know that Grammy and Grandpa were moving to a senior center. I hope they enjoy it. That is great that Brin and John are in town. I am grateful that you all enjoyed your Christmas week. My was pretty good. I got to go on splits with my first companion Elder Novaes here in Cacerés. He is my Zone Leader now and he had not yet been here in Cacerés during the duration of his mission. He will be returning home in March. I am very grateful to have had a reunion with him. I spent New Years with Casal Silva and other members. Yes I have been trying to perfect my control over my tongue, ever since I learned the necessity of controlling my tongue. My week may be better. I hope to be happier this year than last year. Last year was very hard. I hope to be able to continue and be happier, even if it still has difficulties. Oh I forgot to mention, I got very sick this last Saturday. I had to go the hospital to get vitamins injected. I had a bad fever and I also have an infection in my throat. I have been taking three different types of pills for the last few days. I feel a lot better. The day I got sick I received a priesthood blessing and soon afterward felt better, but I was still weak for the majority of the day. Don´t you worry, I am well taken care of here.  I am still anxious to receive the [Christmas] package. Hopefully I will receive it soon. tchau 🎅