Nate's Address

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Email Sept. 20, 2010

Nate just sent pictures this time.

80 cents it cost us for this little pedicure with Furmanski

and me and the assitants williams and Centurion

Email Sept. 13, 2010

Got a ton of Dear elders this week thanks mom. Tell my buddies hi. They tell more about their people they are teaching then I well I guess I will
Sandra and Catharine. They are friends, 26 and 21 years old. Reference from a guy in another ward and they are gold, both super smart. Accountants and well actually ask questions, so i am hoping they make the right choice here in the next few weeks. The spirit is super strong when we teach them and sandra had the best question ever, about fearing GOD, I loved it. As for the rest of the people around here, all is money and husband wife problems. I am quite certain I will have good marriage cause I have seen so many people well to be frank, screw up their marriage here. so yeah. my ward is pretty good. Just the normal rumors and mean things said to have inactive people there are quite a few as well..about 150 attend which is my biggest ward yet, but there are about 600 members, maybe that is the news from the missionary work.

Well that is about it... am happy. Gotta make the best of my time cause well there is light at the end of this tunnel, and well in some ways, isn't the best thing. I love you all. Have a great week. Thanks for your love and support. Tell people hello I may know.
Love elder Naegle
PS tell dan hi.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Email Sept. 8, 2010

Well I always get such long good letters form you mom, but I just don't have much to update you guys on. Your schedule changes everyday, mine is the same, just different people to try and get them to feel the spirit. But I love it. Love meeting new people to get to know them. As for my house, well today we had to stay inside all day, the entire mission, to clean and whip these houses into shape, we got some new Elderly missionary couples, the Boulters, and I guess they are going to be checkin the houses. Also hear he played baseball for the Oakland A´s so helps you sent me my hat mother!! I hear he was a pitcher and just is a giant of a man, that can tear our arms off like Chewbacca from Star Wars. But such is life. Guess we will see how that goes.
As for my area, well opening an area is terrible, cause well not many people here to teach, and we are starting at square one, so it may be awhile before we can get things rolling. and it doesn't help my companion goes home in 4 weeks.....but such is life, and I am on the lords time and just have to do my part and see what we can stir up.
As for living with Furmanski, well I love the kid. Just catchin up on old times. He wants me to get a jeep so we can go jeepin, but well figure the old scout at Malvern will do, but well needs a little work, but well always wanted to learn how to work on cars, and Furmanski wants to buy a 800 dollar jeep that doesn't run so well might do that with him, that is if my Good uncle lets me, as well as my father haha. Maybe get it running so my brother can drive it when he gets from his mission.
Well that is all I have to say about that.....
As for my arrival date, well interview tomorrow with president, and soo well we will see, thanks dad for your advice. Mom well thanks for yours as well. Love you all have a great week. Love your son and brother
Elder Naegle

well here is the weeks events, Subway with the family from Duitama, furman and i cleaning i love it and what not. just having a swell mission time. may not see much of my area cause well don't want to get robbed with my camera. love ya all

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Email Aug. 30, 2010

Well this week was a good one.
I have my new comp. Elder Cuevas. From Bolivia.
New Area, Zarzamora.
New house, new bed new suit new lots of stuff,
but the best new, New Zone leader and roomate, ELDER FURMANSKI. It is AWESOME. we just are tying to catch up on the whole past. but it is great to have him in my house. we have a good time.
Well i don't have a whole lot, my new ward is pretty good. Just trying to meet members and find some of the investigators that should be left around. Got to Bogota with out problems. and just have to try and get used to being here again. There are just so many people here it is incredible. but yeah should be able to see a few families i love if i can get things worked out, but i don't want to be all lazy in my area. just workin at a steady pace to get some stuff done.
And yeah. Not sure what else to tell you. oh yeah, started a BUCKET LIST with a few things i want to do before i die. so i would encourage all to do so. even if it is not very long, make a few goals to accomplish some of the things you have always wanted to do in your life.
i better give my brothers a heads up, one of mine is Ride the Baja 1000 and well i need a team. so well we gotta make something happen. lots of practice out in the desert in Toquerville.
Well anyway. Just want to let you all know i am doing well. Learning lots, and my testimony continues growing. I know this whole mission thing is about other people, but wow, i sure have learned a lot about myself. I quite like it. The church is true, it was Restored. Christ is leading it through his prophet Thomas S. and well we have all the Priesthood keys for salvation and Exaltation. Love you all have a great week love your brother son cousin and friend
Elder Naegle
Well mom i just want to tell you thanks for all you do. Thanks for the pictures you sent with dad. Made me smile. Hope you enjoyed a little of your summer. cause next summer is going to be out of control with preston leaving and me being home!!

your son Nathan

ps was with wagstaff today.....tell angie we are goint to their ranch and they are coming to the cabin....he is great.

Typical Mission stuff,
Burn sandwich, Holes in the shoes, washing by hand and just kickin it with some old buddies.
and of course meeting people you learn to love
Love you all from COLOMBIA it is with an O not U
Elder Naegle

Email Aug. 23, 2010

Well here we are again, another week down....

I guess i have a little news, got transferred out of duitama back to Bogota. I am happy cause wagstaff williams and Centurion are there so i should be able to see them a Monday or two. I am going to be companions with Elder Cuevas, from Bolivia. He goes home in 6 weeks.... i am looking forward to it the truth be told. I get to pretty much run the area. Also, i will be living with Elder Soria and Elder Furmanski, my new zone leaders. I am super excited to live with Furmanski. Should be a Riot with him around. So should be an exciting 6 weeks.

Once again i am sad to leave here in duitama, but also excited to move on to new things now. I have learned a lot about my self in the last 2 transfers. Dad sent me something important last week, that even though i am close to the end i need to just stick it out. Some days it is a little rough, if i let my mind wander home a little bit. But i just need to stay focused and try and receive the revelation i need, for my area and for my personal benefit. It is tough to get some of the things straightened out, but that is part of the learning curve here.

I was, and am super proud of my Brother and him having the the higher priesthood. He is a great example to me. Made me smile when he said he had already used it when he wrote me, and i don't think i used my priesthood until i was in the MTC... so good for him. So yeah. don't have much to say other than i am happy. Not sick. and just trying to experience the missionary life...Hope all is well. I send my love and prayers north everyday.

Lately i have been reading in the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 25-33. This might be my favorite part to the book of mormon. It is just Nephi testifying of the need of the Savior, and what we need to do to Accept his infinite Atonement. Nephi is a stud. I love his strong testimony. Sometimes we may feel we could have the same type of testimony if we saw some of the same things he did, but forget that we have to show our faith the same way he did. We could have the same strong testimony, but after many years of faith and diligence. I thank Nephi for his words.

I have a testimony of this Gospel. It was restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph, and we are able to enjoy the blessings when we keep the commandments and put in our part. The book of Mormon shows that Joseph was indeed called of God. We must all strengthen our testimonies of the Book of Mormon everyday. It will help us when the rough and hard times come. I also testify of the Atonement of our Savior. Only through him can we be cleansed of our faults. I love him and thank him everyday for choosing to go through with his Atonement. And last for today, Thomas S. Monson his the lord´s prophet here upon the earth today. Chosen and Called.

Love you all. thanks for the love support and prayers.
Hello to the home ward, friends and family.

With love Elder naegle

Love you mom thanks for all you do. especially your weekly letters

love you, your son Nathan

Email Aug. 17,2010

Well this week it was good.

We have some great investigators, but they are just not willing to take the leap of faith and be baptized. The Palacios Family. They are awesome. Mom and 3 boys. I doubt we drop them cause they are so close and come to church every week. as for everybody else we have dropped them. Nobody was willing to progress, so i don't have much on the area today. As for Less actives, we are finding lots, but this is one of the worst wards i have been in with rumors and offending people. just a big ugly situation, so i guess we cant do a whole lot...but i am trying. As for transfers next week i think i will be leaving here. which is fine. I am tired of being a Zone Leader. So that should be a good change for me.

But this past week i had the chance to go to Sogomoso again. And well got some of the best information ever....On October 30 i will be in the temple witnessing a sealing....of the Cuellar Family!!! i am and was so so happy. so that should go super good.

Yesterday i was on a tour of Boyaca therefore i didn't have time to write. It was great. Told dad, but went to the Power Plant here and yeah. don't have a ton a pictures cause i had already taken a ton. But it was a good time. i was happy. I just want to tell you all i love you and thanks for the love and support. sorry it is short, but well i wrote just about everybody but andrew, cause well he didn't write me. so hope all is well. Naegle family reunion next year we should all be able to participate. Love you all. have a great week and i will tell you what happens with transfers.

With Love Elder Naegle

aka Nathan!!!

Email Aug. 9, 2010

Well i guess i and better ask for a little forgiveness for not writing but well such is life. please forgive me and know i love you all.

Well i guess i would dare say i had a pretty good week last week.

So Sunday night we went to Bogota, stayed with elder Williams and Torres and got to eat pizza hut pizza. And yeah, it was a good time. i enjoyed it a lot. It reminds me a ton of the first of my mission being with them both at the same time. Then Monday morning we started the Capasitations, and we did that for 4 days. It was a long ordeal but we learned a ton of new stuff that will really help the missionary work i think. like progress a little faster, we are pretty slow at the moment it feels like. but i wont bore you with the details, but the good news was that i got to stay in Alamos, my old area, and so i got to see the Flia Tafur, and the Flia Lopez. It was quite nice. Zuly was getting baptized on Saturday so i asked for Permission to stay and see that. The misisonaries didnt want me there. so i am not sure why, but that is the way it goes. so i just stayed there and worked with them at night after the meetings, and then Thursday, well the fun began. Since i had permission to stick around, I did a little work with elder Williams and i ended up staying with Wagstaff for Thursday Friday and Saturday. OH IT WAS A BLAST. we had a good time talking. so much better in person then for phone. we stayed up a little late talking about plans and what not, and it was great. lots of good stuff for us planned after this little ordeal. cant wait. but we were good, we taught a few lessons together and well we would be one of the best companionships in the entire world, cause well instead of trying to read each other to make the lesson flow, well we just read. it was pretty awesome. So i asked williams to make a miracle happen. i doubt president will be so generous with us. but we would work hard and be good. so i guess we will see how it goes. Then well i went to the baptism with Rosenbaum, who baptized, and it was super special. I did a little jerry work to get some people to come. but i was happy. All of the Lopez family was there, couldn't believe it. Tafur family was all there it was nice. the only down side was i didn't have my camera. so i hope Wags and Rosey send me some pictures so i can send them to you all. But well i just have to say i was a great week for me, i got a nice cold in Bogota, and well i have a nice big Canker on my lip that is killing me. but other than that. i was quite enthralled with my week. I guess i missed the lake, but what can you do.. Not much to report about my Area cause well i got back Sunday morning about 1 to Duitama.

I want to thank you all for the love and support. Nicholas family i get your letters that you send thanks a bunch. I love you all. I know the church was restored and the Book of Mormon is key for a conversion. I have been converted if you cant tell........have a great week. Love elder Nathan Naegle

hey mom i am thankful for your love and support. have a great week, give my dog a hug for me. love nathan

Email Aug. 2, 2010

Hey i am in Bogota, no time to write you. I love you and thank you for all your love and support. I have such a great family and i am so grateful for you all. So i will try and get you written on Friday when my Pday is this week. It is meetings today til Thursday.
Love you all have a great week thanks for the letters.
Love Elder Naegle
PS. the church is true