Nate's Address

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

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Email February 15, 2010

Well not much news, except we have a new investigator, that we found cause her husband was inactive for about 10 years, and showed up to church last week.. He is named Johan and she is named Joanna, and she is tiny tiny like Kara, and he is HUGE, like uncle russ big, so it looks kinda funny when they are together. But he is super super good, and wants to get married in the temple and so we are going to baptize her on March 6 with is the last saturday in transfer. So I am excited for that, and depending on what the bishop says about Johan he will be ready to baptize his wife, they have 2 little kids, that well when we finished our chocolate, the little girl, Alijandra (7) took our plates and started washing them, I couldn't believe it. And their son is David, (6). They are such a great family. And yeah I don't have much news. Played soccer today and got good ole sunburned. And just not a whole lot going on. I love you all sorry for the short letter, but thanks to the ward my family and friends for the support. And well the church is true here as well, a lot more apostasy, but well, haha on Sunday I had to correct the teacher in elders quarum about the war in heaven he told the class that 3/4 left with satan, and well I just said I was taught different and we got it figured out, math isn't their strong point, and spelling isn't mine. haha love you all
love nathan

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Email February 8, 2010

Hi mom
Well this week has been interesting.
Tuesday, I had the worst migraine I have ever had. I was in bed all day, I couldn't be up for more than 5 minutes without throwing up!! It was bad and my comp has the flu. So it was a boring day.
Wednesday, my comp was sick again and I had recovered so I had a nice day thinking about the last year and things I want to do different here for the next year. I also studied a butt load but nothing exciting.
Thursday, my comp is still sick, so we ended up going to the dr and well he has broncitis, can't spell it. Yeah but we went and bought his meds and went to an appointment, cause we hadn't worked the entire week and well i had a nice argument with a member. Well basically I cut her head off for telling us to give he daughter an exorsism. I was justified to do it, but i did feel bad and asked for forgiveness the next day. She also said sorry. It was a heated moment. But I gave 2 of her daughters blessings and well the spirit was super strong and probably my two best blessings I have ever given, so god couldn't have been to upset with me. and well I completed a year. Couldn't even believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, we had part of the zone in our area helping us find new people, and we had service, with the same family from the night before. My comp was still sick so I had service better said, I got to tear up a wood floor cause they have to change the sewage pipes cause they are just old. So that was fun. It has been awhile since I actually got to tear something up. And yeah, it was a good time. This family is the Tafur family by the way.
Saturday, we had service there again and my comp has to take it easy anyway. So well it wasn't a very productive week this week. We also helped a member move around the block, and well had dad showed up in the half way point and saw the dolly we were using, he would have died. Lets just say had I used it at home, I would have been in my car headed to home dept. for a new one with a sore butt. haha it was from the bishop and well the bearings on the steel wheels were shot so it just wobbled like a son of a gun. It was funny but here it is normal and well not many dollies to spare.
Sunday well, forgot to fast, but paid my offering, it has been like that for a while. But well things just slip by quickly. Didnt do a whole lot, cause my companion is milking his sickness for all it is worth and today in the house i just washed my clothes and what not. cleaned up. Caulked the shower, I would have made dad proud, I did a good job. And well I forgot to mention that I wash by hand now during the week, so it is pretty nice. But jeans by hand is HARD, but I managed and I have clean clothes always. I started doing it like 5 months ago I don't know if i told you or not, but well it is just easier that way. and yeah. I cant believe I am on the down hill but well it feels nice. It is kinda like senior year, like wow this really might end I better take more advantage of these things now. But i love it.
I did have one struggle this week. The fam. Tafur, well they have not a whole lot, but the oldest daughter Erica is the best church member I know. It is pretty cool I have found a family in every ward that well I just love, and this ward it is their family. But it is super super hard for me cause well for heaven sakes it rains and water comes in their house cause the roof well, is a piece of mierda, (don't look that up, it is crap but spelled with an S at the front) sorry, but it is true, and I want to just go buy them new roof plates, thats what they use here and fix the whole thing, but well at the same time that isn't my calling to do. So my companion and I are going to do a bunch of service there this week and fix some things up, cause they just don't have the time or the money. so yeah. It has been super hard for me to see somethings like that, cause i was always so fortunate to have just about whatever I wanted, and if you didn't give it to me I had the opportunity to do the work and buy it. I am trying to decide what god wants me to learn from this, and i think it is be generous when I get older, and well I have wonderful parents that have given me a perfect example. I love you all so much, I testify we have the great blessing to have the gospel in our lives. and that it is true. have a great week and I thank you all for the emails and love and support. and mom tell Renae kidd, that well I don't know how to write dan back cause I don't know how to send letters out of here. so can you ask for his email cause he can't email me but I can him to at least reply to him. Thanks love you all
love nathan

Monday, February 1, 2010

Email February 1, 2010- Hi Mom and Family

The dumb cat I let in
Elder Sanchez
The Catholic Church

Well this week was a crazy one with transfers. I was with an elder (elder sanchez) on Tuesday that went home to Chile. We had a good time but ran all over Bogota and my new comp got here from Bucaramunga. His name is elder Ayaviri. He goes home in March and well I was dreading it a little bit. But he just told me that he was trunky and didn't want to work hard, but now wants to end his mission good. And well we get along pretty good. He is from Bolivia, La Paz and his family is in the security business, like my family.........but they work a lot more with safes. But still kinda cool. He also is super sick today with the flu and also has stomach problems. So well he has to watch what he eats and is just sick. I feel kinda bad for him, but he is still just truckin along. Listo, as for elder Williams, well he found out Saturday that his sister is getting engaged, and called me, at a bad time, and well we chatted, vented both our feelings, and both felt better. He isn't mad just wasn't expecting or ready for a huge change like this. But well has accepted it. He is with my old comp elder Pelero, who goes home in March as well. I will miss him. But he has plans to come visit and try and play soccer at a university in the US to get his school paid for. He is a super funny kid i love him. ok well, the missionary work is going good, we have a bunch of new investigators and should have some results coming up soon. But crazy things always happen so pray for us here. Also, the pictures I sent home are yes indeed a cat in our apartment. haha we brought her home to play tricks on our Zone leaders but well bad idea, she didn't let us sleep. So I learned my lesson but still it was funny. And the others are a family we had lunch with on tuesday with Sanchez. Super good family. What else happened this week, not a whole lot. But Wagstaff´s family is having a girl in his stake come live with them for six months, so you will have to talk to his mom about that, they are super excited from what I hear. and I also hear you are having lunch with wagstaffs and williams mothers this week or something like that. Word travels quick here in the mission. yeah that is about it. I am doing super good. happy for Thursday (HUMP DAY), I wont lie, but also sad. A year has flown by but still I have lots of work to do and what not. I want to thank my family and ward for all the love and support, it is great to have the prayers and thoughts. I testify that our Savior does indeed live. That he gave his life out of love for us. That he called a prophet to restore his church in these latter days. Joseph Smith saw was he said he saw, and was indeed called of God. I testify that we have the fullness of the gospel and we can receive the blessings from it if we complete our part by keeping the commandments. The happiest people on this planet are members of the church that live worthy of their covenants. I love our Savior with all my heart, and testify of these things is his name, Jesus Christ, amen.

I love you all have a great week love your son, brother and friend