Nate's Address

Elder Nathan Willard Naegle
Colombia Bogota North Mission
Calle 72 # 10-07 Oficina 1001
Edificio Seguros Colmena
Bogota Distrito Capital

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Email August 30, 2009

Hi mom,
Well you want a good email to put in the news letter, well, I had 3 baptisms this past weekend!!! I forgot my camera so you will have to wait until next week for pictures but yeah we had the baptism of Fam. Cuellar. We found them in the street one day and they contacted my companion and I in English, cause they both are English professors here. They thought we were both Gringos, it was really weird to see my companion look at me when something was being said. Haha. But we later found out that Miguel is a member that has been inactive for about 20 years, and we taught them all over again, and well he got the priesthood, and baptized his wife and 2 daughters, and their youngest son is 5 so in 3 short years they will have a complete family. It was a little crazy, cause Siomara, the mom, told me she basically had the worst day of her life before the baptism. They were about 40 minutes late, and there one daughter, Camila, who is 9 didn’t want to get baptized, hence she isn’t in any of the pictures, but once she saw her mom and sister Paula, do it she wanted to. It was a crazy night. I was so happy for them. And if I am in Bogota in 1 year, I can go through the temple with them, HOPEFULLY!!! I am praying. Also, the ward went to the temple on Saturday and 2 of the families got sealed, One of them is the man that I have pictures with Obama the Sheep. He was so so so so so happy on Sunday, just grinning from ear to ear. So that was pretty cool to see. I wish I could have gone so bad, but pres. Hacking said no. other than that I am doing pretty good. I have had a really bad headache, since Saturday morning, so not so sure what that deal was. And also i have found a other friend to go to Utah state after, Wagstaff told me today that he wanted to. So that should be good. Thanks for all the love and support. If you see ali here in the next little while tell her hi, and that I e-mailed her. As for me I am just dandy. I found a wonderful talk in the October 2008 conference, that I would advise everybody who reads this letter to go and review it again, it is “Come what may and Love it” by Joseph B Worthlin. It is really good, and it brought me a lot of comfort this past week. I love you thanks for all the love and support mom. And remember, you can do it all even when you think you cant, cause you have been doing it all for the past 19 years I have been around. I love you mom! Love your son nathan

Well dad,
Thanks for your letter and support. I like to hear that your investment, is paying off the way you want it too. And before you know it I will get to enjoy it with you. That is cool that steve and Claudia were up there with you. Tell them both hello when you get a chance, and that I am so grateful for all their support over the years with soccer, young mens , and just being the parents of one of my best friends, they were practically like 2nd parents to me. As to bear, I am glad he is still around. And the blood hounds, I want one really bad, but I have well time to think around here, and I doubt I buy one of them when I get back. I have learned that I need an obedient dog, and huskys and bloodhounds are not known for that. You did give me any opportunity I ever wanted, minus the dirtbike when I was 8. Which, to be honest was a good thing. So thank you for giving me those opportunities. I think I will do things differently, in that have more open weekends to be at the cabin, or backpacking. But who knows, my kids may want to be playing baseball every weekend. That is all in due time. As to Sogomoso, right now it is the rainy season, it rains almost everyday. So I am quite happy that I had bought my rain jacket in bogota when I was there. Not much else, except it still gets to me that they don’t put their meat in the fridge. But well it goes down the hatch still the same. Also a cool thing, I found capt crunch in the store this week. I was thrilled, so I bought a box, to have a little treat this week. i love you and am so glad you are my dad. I learned a lot from, well I would say just about everything, from you and mom. I have such great parents, I like in 1 nephi, 1:1 cause that applies to me and our family. Hope all is well, and I cant think of anything new that I need answering right now. Thanks for all your love and support. I love you your son nathan

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