Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Week 78

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hi mom :)

I am good this week :).

I am happy and still going strong! For once in my life, I dont think I will crawl across the finish line like I did with High School... I am really happy about that one, but I have to keep reminding myself every day to give my all and do my best!!!! Thank you for your help and your prayers :) You make everything possible!

This has been an awesome week!!! We were in Naga, then we worked really hard on Wednesday, and then on Thursday I was in Labo on exchanges, and then on Friday I gave my Testimony... I cried... Saturday I had my last exchanges and then I also had a mental melt down... Sunday morning I had a dream I was on the plane... and then in that dream I realized that I had one week left..... Sister Eteru was still my companion, and then s sister that had already gone home was also on the plane... it was strange... but I felt a sense of peace as I woke up... So I am grateful for this one last week to give my all :).

I dont know if I will be able to email next week... So if not... This is my last email... I just want you to know that I love each one of you!!!! Thank you for your prayers and for your love and support!!! I know that this church is true! I know that Our Savior lives and loves us!!!! He is amazing!!!! We have hope because of him!!!! Keep moving forward with a steadfastness in Christ and all things will be ok :).

Love Sister Emma Nelson

Week 77

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pero, here is my email sa indong gabos.... Bicolana na ako!!!

Hi mom :)

I am good today, a little tired but good :) We left Daet around 11, and got here around 3.... If you have your own car, it takes about an hour and a half, if you take a van, 2 hours, a normal bus takes three, but this one was old, and struggled with the mountains... It was soooo long!!!!

But we made it to Naga safe and sound, and we finally ate, and now we are emailing :), We are here for MLC, it is my last one, so I know that I will cry as I bear my testimony tomorrow, I also bore my testimony yesterday, my last fast Sunday in the mission. After that, the whole ward was like, your leaving? And it was just sad... :) I am so jealous that all of you are going to Hawaii.... :( Yes I did get your package :) It made me smile and laugh... also cry... It was yummie :) I shared it with my kabahays... we all enjoyed it!

When I get home mom, We will work out together, and avoid sweets together too!!!! I want to lose 20 pounds by November, and I know that we can do it!!!!

 I love you all sooo much!!!! Thank you for all of your prayers and everything :) You help make me strong!!!

Love Sister Emma Nelson

Monday, August 1, 2016

Week 76

Monday, AUGUST 1, 2016

Hi mom :)

How are you this week? How is life with Spencer, Andrew, and Esther :)? I just want you to know that I miss you and that I am thinking of you all the time :) How is the weather... Life is good at the moment... I am trying really hard to exercise, but I don'tdon't know if it is working... Ewww...

Hahaha this has been a really good and busy week... We were in Pamplona for what... Three nights and two full days :) but life goes on!!! I love the Sisters there!!! I have a new favorite quote by President Thomas S. Monson. It says, "One of God's greatest gifts is the joy of trying again, for no failure will ever be final." ASTIG DI BA!!!!! What a joy it is to know that we can always improve and always have the joy of the gospel, we know that we can get up again!!! It made me happy :D. Just remember that there is always tomorrow, always another minute to change :). to become better!!! Complete optimism!!!

So this week was awesome for work!!!! We were punted, but because we were punted, we had some awesome trips!!! We knocked on the door of a couple big houses, and we talked to a couple people that were a little hard headed, and it was awesome to share the gospel with them, even if they didn't accept it, and then we also found one of the best Nanays ever!!!!

Nanay Evelyn is amazing!!!! We were punted like normal, and then we were like lets go teach that nanay thats less active..  well she wasnt home, and so we started talking to nanay Evelyn, and as we were talking the nanay that we thought was less active came and then we found out that she was active, and that Nanay Evelyn and nanay Maria, the member, were friends!!! So we taught Nanay Evelyn with Nanay Maria as a member Present!!! It was awesome to have nanay Maria share her testimony with her friend!!! and then Nanay Evelyn was like, Yes I will come to church on Sunday with Nanay Maria. And the best part of this story is that she came!!!! We both feel that her Progression will be very quick :) I am sooo happy for the miracles that happen every day!!! I am also so grateful for my testimony on fasting!!! I know that it works!!!

I love you all soooo much!!! Have an awesome week!!!

Love Sister Emma Kate Nelson!!!

Week 75

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hi mom!

Happy Pioneer day to you too :D. I am happy this beautiful Hot day in the Philippines. These beautiful hot days are counted for me so I try to enjoy them, even though they can sometimes be miserable :)

We had a fun night in the emergency room last Monday night (again). Emergencies make life as a missionary fun and exciting and keep us on our toes. But it was just what we needed before we get to comfortable with our day to day life this transfer!! But those Sisters are good now.. They left the Hospital on Thursday!

This week we meet with one of our investigators. Her name is Gloria, and she is amazing, and her story is so sad! This February, her husband died, and this last June, her son committed suicide... so we taught her Family History work! And left her with a family history chart!!! When we went back, she had filled out the things that she knows and it was awesome to continue to talk with her about family history, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She just needs to come to church!!!

It is amazing to me sometimes how hard Satan works against this work....He tries his very best to destroy everything beautiful!! I know that the church is true, and I know that Father loves us and I know that Fasting works!!! I love being a missionary, and I love Jesus Christ! I know that he lives and that that he did it all for us to have the gospel right now!!! I know that we are choice spirit children sent here for this time!!! I know that we can do all things even the hard things!!! Stay strong!!

Love Sister Emma Nelson

Monday, July 18, 2016

Week 74

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hi mom :)

I am good this week :) It has been an interesting week :) very.... I get distracted sometimes with my thoughts as they turn to home, but I use that to push me harder as we work :). It is soooo close!!! on the bright side, I don't feel like I am really coming home that soon... like it is just a dream! so its weird... Moving on :)

This has been an ok week :) We were punted on Tuesday, and it was also a hard day for Oyms... But we did it and pushed through... Thats kinda how our whole week was... hard, but we pushed through... Endure to the End :)

I met some people this week that are very lost without the gospel and I was thinking about the direction that the gospel gives us. I know that the gospel is true! I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he loves us! Our plans for this week are to have some exchanges on Wednesday and to have zone confernce on Friday :). It will be fun to see President and sister Zapanta again this week :). I need some upliftment..

Next week I will have more stories and... Yeah :) I love you all!!!

Love Sister Emma Kate Nelson!

Week 73

Monday, August 11, 2016

Hi mom!!!

Today is a beautiful transfer day, where there is yet again, no transfer, and my companion is still Sister Eteru :D. Wow.... I can testify that a mission prepares you for marriage... patience and learning how to be humble... It works :). I am super excited to really make this transfer our best transfer yet!!! The weather is ok... it is still hot and humid, and is really bad when it rains.... It is the Philippines, and I will miss it sooo bad!!!!

I am feeling just fine, I no longer have a cold or anything like that.. Just being happy. The work is ok... We have an awesome plan to save our area, and make it the best again!!!! In the Naga Mission we believe in leaving our area better than we found it, so we will just make it the best we can, and just kill it with love and work and service!!! We are both really excited that we will both die in Daet... :D We are both sooo strange!!!

Hehehe Sister Annie.... She is the best!!!!!! I love her and I will miss her when I come home... Mom it is sooo crazy!!!!!!! I have my plans, I just have to wait 6 weeks and I will be home... I am going to cry!!!!

This week I realized the truth of Ask and ye shall receive. I know that because God loves us, He will give us most of what we desire if it is in accord with his will!!! I know that to be true because as I have looked back on my mission, He blessed me so much with things that I have asked for, physical and spiritual things. I love him sooo much!!!

I guess that Spencer is going to the Philippines Cebu Mission, or New York City mission :) yan :) Ang galing ko di ba?

I love you all soooo much!!! Thank you for everything!!!

Love Sister Emma Kate Nelson