Nate's Address

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

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Nate was robbed on Friday night and had to send a letter to the mission president about the incident so he forwarded it on to Will. At the top he says "Hey my cool experience-dad tell mom all is fine!!

Well President,

What happened was, i was on splits with Elder Morris cause he was in the hospital, and they had an appointment, and the Zone Leaders couldn't split with them. So we helped out. We had gotten back late, so my comp. told me to just come and sleep there in Chia, because we also had baptism clothes they needed. So we passed by our house in Cedros about 8:30 and left to go catch trasmilennial, to catch the bus to chia, and we walked for the canal. It is about a 100 yard stretch to Calle 170, and we had always walked along there, because always lots of people, all lit with lights and never been a problem. And well the 2 dudes were just walkin on the other side of the sidewalk, and about 10 feet in front of us they took a huge step sideways and just started saying money, cell phone, NOW and so i reached for my wallet and pulled out my 9 mil which was all i had, and the other dude pulled a knife on Elder Morris and he didn't have time to just pull his money out so he just gave him his whole wallet, and they wanted the cell phone but i thought Elder Morris had it, and he thought i had it and well they wanted to be quick. so that was about it, it was over in about 30 seconds, and we were just astounded. But with the knife, we didnt want problems. After, we were talking and we think we got robbed with a butter knife, but butter knife or not, it isnt worth the money to find out. so we are fine, and all is well. ok well talk to you later, thanks for your love and concern. You may share this email with your wife. ok Love elder Naegle

Monday, October 19, 2009

Email October 19, 2009

Nate got to go to the temple this week for the first time and said it was "AWESOME" He also got to see some elders from his MTC group and so that was fun.

Well family,

Another week gone and I am doing pretty good I sent you some pictures and a voice recording, hopefully you could pick out a little bit of my Spanish, if not, well you now know a little how I have felt for the last 6 months. I am enduring to the end here, and only 2 weeks left, and well my district has been having some problems one is super down hearted cause well we are in a tough area. But yeah I answered most of moms questions in my tape. Sorry this isn’t super long. Andrew how were try outs? Preston you headed to the dance in these next few weeks? Natali, you are just flat out awesome for taking pictures for me I love being able to look at them. Also tell Eric and Denise congrats on their baby, I haven’t seen him or known about him before today. I love you all and hope you are doing great. It has been raining like crazy the last 2 weeks here, I kinda feel like Jordan in Seattle. So yeah doing good. Working when I get the chance, that is if I can get my comp out of the members houses. But it should pick up, I am going to send a letter to president here next and see what he can do for me to get my a hard working comp, cause they are going to close the other area in my district cause we just don’t have the missionaries, and it has only had 5 baptisms in the last year or so. And well I can do them both, if I get a good comp that wants to work. Ok I love you all and hope all is well love your son and brother Nate!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

E-mail October 12, 2009

Well mom,

I love you. And i know that i did spend a lot of Money on the jacket, but well it rained all day today and i was so happy i have had it for the last couple of days. So it was worth it. Ok i am doing great. Not a whole lot has gone on this past week cause we don't get a whole lot done in the week. Cause well only one here is trying to work, and it is also hard cause we have such a different mentality of what a missionary is. So well i just keep a lot a lot to myself and don't worry about a lot of things that go on. And yeah. Also i got to know one of the other elders in my district, elder Leiva. He is way cool and i think he will end up being my next companion cause they are going to close his area, maybe and we will have 2 areas cause we just don't have the missionaries that coming, like 18 are leaving with my comp. And like 8 are coming so president has to close some areas. So yeah. Yes i send robb a funny email. So yeah i am doing good. I get to go to the temple tomorrow for the first time. So it should be really good i am really happy and also i heard my Package came with my ipod so i am headed down to the office tomorrow after the temple to get it. So yeah. I am happy about that. And i am half way through this transfer, it has flown by. Also got a letter from charlie he is doing good in sacramento. So yeah. Well i gotta run. I love you all and i need a special favor, please give brother Doane a special thanks from me, truth be told had he and Steve not been my leaders i don't know if i would have come on a mission so thank them both. Ok i love you all and mom my apartment is right by the drainage canal. It is calle 168 with 14-45 there is a big drainage thing next to it. Ok love you love nate GO YANKEES for andrew tell him to update me.

Know that because of you i am a hard worker and it has come in real handy here and i am sure it
will even more after this wild ride im on. ok i love you hope things are good.
love your son nate.

Well my sister,

I am so deeply grateful for you and those things you do for me. I am so happy for you and that you are just EXCEEDING in everything you do. Makes me proud to be your brother. Know that i am so happy for you and that i am SO happy you are not getting married, because well as your brother i want to be there. (but dont let that stop you if im not) But yes i have thought about that day when i walk off that airplane, it is so far away but yet it will be a day of SUCH GREAT JOY for us all. Know i love you with all my heart and that you are such a good example to me. You were always the righteous one in the family. And well i have actually figured out what this whole church thing is if you can believe it! Sorry mine are short to you. But i have a great sister that keeps in touch. Dont worry how much you write, i will take one line that says you are doing good. So know i love you and pray for you con mucho amor, su hermano nate

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

E-mail Oct. 5, 2009

hey mom sorry this is short. Ok I love you and am so happy you are my mother. I am doing great here and yes I listened and learned a ton from conference. I listened to them all in English We need to go back and study the conference talks a ton before the next one. I hope that everybody is reading the BOM with me still if not they need to cause it is such a blessing in our lives and if they don't want to go listen to Elder Hollands talk and they will be humbled. My favorite talk was by Elder Andersen he was great as well as Elder Ballard. Those were my 2 favorites. If you talk to Kirsten again tell Jake good luck and to work hard. It flys by. I must say I can't be mad at Parker cause yes I also have pictures in a dress haha but mine aren't in public! also how is my good ole friend Clark doing?
ok well i love you and know i pray for you all tell everybody hello and cant wait to hear from you next week i love you
with lots of love Nathan

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Voice Recording...& oops

Sorry for the earlier email blast, that was a really old email that I meant to delete but instead I accidentally published it, so don't be confused by reading that one.

Here is another voice recording from Nate. He bears his testimony and talks about how much he loved it. I love hearing his voice, and maybe if you miss it as much as I do, you will too.

Voice Recording October 5, 2009