Monday, May 22, 2017

President Russell M. Nelson in Bloomington with Elder Last

Hello Everyone,

        This was one amazing week. We had President Russell M Nelson of the quorum of the twelve apostles visit our mission. So a lot of this week we were helping President Forbes prepare for the conference. So much
went into the conference it was honestly so cool! As President Nelson arrived to the building we had everyone in the Cultural Hall for a mission picture with President Nelson. So when he walked in he came into the gym and we snapped a quick picture, President Nelson walked out and went to the entrance into the chapel and he shook everyone's hand as we walked in. Elder Craig C Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy was also there. He is also a powerhouse! We were instructed for two hours by these two special witnesses of the Savior. President Nelson talked about what we learn from the Book of Mormon and posed the question "What would you do without the Book of Mormon in missionary work?" We talked about all of the things we learn and things that are clarified and it helped strengthen my testimony of Book of Mormon. His testimony was powerful and pure, just being in his presence was a blessing. He truly is an amazing man! 92 years old and walking like a champ.

        He held a YSA fireside that evening and we were able to also go to that because we had a member go with us. He is a very Christlike man! What an example! I seriously love him and will never forget this week.

        Sunday we had Mission President's Fireside that I conducted. We had all the missionaries in the Twin Cities bring their investigators and recent converts speak and tell their conversion story. It is a great event! We had two people from the Young Single Adults ward speak. It was great to hear their stories. It strengthens my testimony.

        I got to go on exchanges with Elder Peterson who I served with over a year ago in the Lake Marion ward. We were in St Paul and we had a good day. We went joint teaching with a awesome priest. We called a member from the Lake Marion ward who loved us both a lot. He accepted to come and take us out to breakfast. We went to a place called Mickey's diner that has been open 24/7 since 1930. How cool is that? It was a great
time being back with an old companion catching up on old times.

1. The Priest From St Paul
2. Elder Peterson and I
3. Brother Stanich at Mickey's Diner
4. The Entire Mission With President Nelson(See if you can find me)

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