Friday, April 8, 2016

April 3, 2016

Dear Everyone,

We are running and gunning it in Broome.  We found a new investigator and Elder Brown, my new companion, extended his first invite.

We have contacted all our less actives and all of our investigators and got rides for them to come to church...only one less active showed up!  It has been a very humbling week.  I started to train Elder Brown as fast as I could, but realized I was pushing the training and numbers was too fast and I had to apologize and tell him that's not what it is all about.  I told him that if you can get back on a plane, leave your area, and recall all your investigators and les actives knowing them by name, their struggles and their spirit, you were a true servant of God.

We get caught up at times in the numbers and the lesson, but are we taking the time to listen, are we truly listening with our hearts.  I learned a lot this week and I still need a lot of work and I really need Gods help and the spirits help...I have learned I am not the one who can train Elder Brown, the spirit will.  So I started praying that the spirit would teach us both and how it is!  I told Elder Brown to have fun, work hard, but don't become a robot...we have an amazing message to share so share it with a smile!

I am not perfect, I've been rebuked so many times out here by the spirit and others it is not even funny...I use to laugh at all of this stuff and even denied being a Mormon a few times, but I promise I'll keep trying because I love you and I love God.  Don't be afraid, life is hard but He never asked us to be perfect...He just asked us to get up and finish the race.  May the Grace of God carry us home, not only that but may it change us into what God knows we are capable of becoming.  I am so grateful for Jesus Christ and all He has done for me.  I cannot wait to see Him again.  I know I will see Him again.  I know this work it true.

P.S.  Ahhh, when I went to Zone conference in Perth I was able to play rugby with a bunch of huge was so fun...they are loud and fun to be was awesome!

Love from the land down under!!!!

Elder Nelson

Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 2016...Working hard!

March 2016

March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

I'm with a less active today for p-day, so I'm going to have to cut it short.  To all of you, God bless, don't ever doubt yourself.  After three weeks of practically no contact, we got Kilee to church.  Never give up, never surrender, especially for the cause of Zion.

Elder Nelson

Monday, February 8, 2016

Some pictures...

From Matt's letter this week.   2/7/16 

Haha so don't be mad I got a new mom out here... her name is mama Tessle that's what Elder Harward and I call her :)... she is this sweet old aboriginal lady that feeds us... she was taken when she was a child around 4 (lost generation) but the Irish nuns were so nice too her she is so sweet... owe some drunk guy came up to me and started sizing me up to fight me I kept saying no no im a preacher hoping he will not want to hit a "Christian mob" guy (mob means tribe) I have learned so much of these people it is so cool. I hoped god would send me somewhere that there were honest people and he did. :)


Welcome Friends and Family!  This is a blog set up for Matt while he is on his mission.  Come back often and check up to see how he is doing.  Pictures and letters will be uploaded here.  If you would like to contact Matt, his email address and mailing address is listed below.

His mailing address is:

Elder Matt Nelson
Australia Perth Mission
PO BOX 185
Tuart Hill, WA 6939

Thank you all for your prayers and support.