Nate's Address

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Email May 3, 2010

Well let me see,
After our wonderful activity saturday that turned out well. We headed to church and then had lunch with the RS president, cause she made us some pajama bottoms for the Leadership conference, don't have a picture yet but I will get one soon. They are of airplanes and helicopters pretty cool. So we thanked her by buying chicken for lunch sunday. Then we headed to the house and off to Bucarumunga to find wagstaff and butler. And I got sick on the ole drive down, probably from the chicken, the first time we did it, I didn't eat anything but saltine crackers. So I know for the next time. We found ole wags and butler in the terminal and left at 1030 from Bucaramunga to go to Bogota, and well wagstaff was thinking this time and brought blankets for the bus ride. So we didn't suffer. When we got to Bogota, after a long night trying to sleep in bus, it was about 8 in the morning, went and found williams and ate at mcdonalds. Then went with all the Zone Leaders to play soccer in Suba. It was a good time. We all went and ate after, at KFC. I noticed I eat like home when I get these vacations. Showered, haha watching 10 missionaries try and shower and all get ready got a little out of hand, but we managed. Went and Bought 3 new ties, cause I am going to give some of my crappy ones away to the boys in my ward and then my companion and I prepared our capacitaion for the following day, about Baptism Interviews. And then went to the temple to sleep. Watched a Joseph Smith Video I had never seen and made lots of Maté to drink. Then the following day, got up got ready and off we went to the Conference. My companion and I hit the nail on the head with our capacitaion, my favorite part was using DC 39 17 about pruning and that we have to prune the people to get the best fruit we can as converts to really help the church grow. Then well just the same ole having leaders together is really pretty cool cause it is super spiritual. Also, did a session in the temple. And after found a ward that was from Valledupar, so well I got to give Parker another letter, that is the 2nd time I have met somebody in Bogota, that was from the ward he is serving. I hope he gets my letter. If not oh well but it was kinda neat for me. He is one loved kid up there. anyway. After the conference ended I went with my companion to stay with elder Sorensen because I got lucky again to fly back to cucuta. And yeah. this past week my companion and I were running around trying to get everything ready for Zone and Stake conference. We did manage to get it all ready and prepared. Hope it all went good. My companion and I were pleased at least. So I am not to worried about it. and yeah. I haven't written in my journal in 2 weeks, just haven't had time. So I hope things calm down a little bit and my companion and I can get back to work in our area. I am doing great. Happy to be here still even though some people take my rock out like there is no tomorrow. Take my rock out, that is a phrase in spanish, colombia, that well means your frustrated. But well that is all part of the leadership and mission thing I guess. Still learning to deal with it. I want you all to know that I have a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon, that if we read it looking for answers to our questions we will find them. That Joseph Smith restored the Church, doing the will of the Father, through the Son. They both live, and love us all. Thanks for all the love and support. I love you and pray for you. Also, Bishop Dave thank you for your devoted service and patience with me and for Bishop Welling, I don't know if I am still part of the ward, and how that all works but I sustain ya big guy. haha
love you all Elder Naegle
thanks mom for all your love and support, and I am sorry I have used my card a little bit, but well the world runs on money sadly to say, and well I have it all back one day when the mission can catch up and pay me. and well I usually don't carry the cash that I have, so yeah. sometimes that is the option. But thanks for all your love and support. It really means a lot. have a great week and I had no idea it was mothers day next weekend, so I honestly don't know when I will call. I would assume in the afternoon. around 4 or 5. but yeah I love you and hope all is well. Tell dad hello and I am glad to hear he is safely back from canada. Love you mom love your son nathan

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