Nate's Address

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

Monday, December 13, 2010

Email December 13, 2010

Well I am just writing my letter this week. It is going to be a little bit of a hard week. With the others (Wagstaff and Williams) headed out this week, I doubt I get to see them before they leave.
But anyway this week, well last Monday was a downer for us, left internet to go and see Jenny, well she just very nicely said, elders I have prayed about it and it isn't my time yet to get baptized. So that was a little hard, but you know she was super polite about it and I respect her for that, she said we could still come by and she invited me to come by on my birthday. So that will be good. I just testified and invited her to keep reading the book of mormon, i think she will get baptized just not yet. So that was a downer, and we didn't find Angelica this week either, don't know what happened to her. but well that isn't my fault i have gone out of my way to find her and i cant, so what can we do, keep trying. And well we ended up contacting a lot this week, there isn't much space in my area for that, but well we had some fun doing it. I was just enjoying it. Contacted a super old lady that said the church is just the mafia and she knew more then me cause she is 80 years old and so i just cut her off right there saying i am 100 years old it was pretty funny.
Also the Christmas activity was this week. Pretty good time. Played soccer and Basketball in the morning at some big club thing, it was pretty cool. Then back to the house to shower and then go to a church here in Bogota, we watched toy story 3, it was pretty good I guess, but I thought it was missing a few things. Then all the zones did like a skit, it was pretty funny. then santa was there, got a pretty good video. then the spiritual part, a Stake President and his wife came and spoke, they did a pretty good job. i enjoyed it. then back the house.
So well, we are kind of at a stand still with investigators, but we are contacting and trying to find people, but to be honest it isn't the best time right now, but well cant complain, i am happy and good here in Bogota. Love you all thanks for the love and support. The Church is true, the book of Mormon proves it. I know it!
Love Elder Naegle

Monday, December 6, 2010

Email December 6, 2010

Well I am less then a month out can you believe it? This week was a doozy for me. Started out good last Monday night made a baptism date with our southern baptist, Angelica, she is great and accepted, so we got that coming up in 2 weeks on the 18 of Dec. I am super happy for her, she is a 32 year old lady with 2 kids, but we keep helping and please pray for her.
Well Tuesday hit the old knuckles knocking some doors and started with a cough. But we found some new people including a woman stopped us named Yolanda, who has been inactive for 10 years. So that was cool. We will come back to her. Then we watched the emma smith movie with a family that night and ran to the house, and it all went bad.

Didn't sleep a wink, had a terrible fever and it was bad, so well ended up staying in bed from Tuesday to Saturday morning cause it was just raining and has been miserable here, and I have been coughing like a chain smoker with flem and all. It has just been pouring hard here, lots of people suffering here in Colombia for the rain, but nobody in our mission, it is all the other 3 missions, I guess we are all on high ground here. But pray for the people here, it has been super bad. but well can't do a whole lot about it except pray for them.
Saturday afternoon, just kinda looked up our investigators and got ready for Sunday.
Open mic Sunday here is well never dull, about 12 statements of big apostasy were said this week, kinda funny. And there are never long pauses like at home. but yeah, then the Christmas devotional, well it was pretty sweet cause we had Yolanda and her 9 year old daughter come and when Yolanda walked in and sat down she was just TREMBLING unbelievably, it was really cool cause she was just so happy. It was great to see her so happy. I really learned that helping less actives return to church is just as heart warming as a baptism. I just felt good after when we walked her home. She is a great person. but yeah. it was awesome experience of the week. Well my beloved family I love you all so much,
Love you all keep praying for snow.
Love your son and brother
Elder Nathan Naegle