Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

Write to Elder Butterfield:

Current address:

Elder Nathan Butterfield
19014 Hickory Street
Sonoma CA 95476

Previous addresses:

155 Kathy Ellen Dr.
Vallejo, CA 94951

Week 26:Easter/Conference Weekend!

April 6, 2015

Dear Friends and Family,

Happy Easter! And happy Conference! I hope you were all able to listen to general conference and learn something new from it :) 

This week was really cool in some aspects! There is a 22 year old member here named Israel. Today he is swearing into the army. He's been meeting with the missionaries for a couple of months, but recently we have gotten really close and become really good friends. He has decided that he wants to get close to God now, so that he will be able to draw strength from him when he needs it, in the military. To help him get closer to God, he decided that he would take turns coming out with us and the English Elders. When I say come out with us, I mean spend the whole entire day teaching and finding with us. On Wednesday and Thursday he spent from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm with me and my companion! We taught some awesome lessons and had some great conversations with Israel! He's so awesome! 

One of the more depressing things that has happened to me so far on my mission, also happened this week. For the past couple of months, we've really only had one investigator. Alan has met with us twice a week, and also come to church, every week since I got here, early February. For some reason that we don't know, he hasn't been to church for 2 weeks in a row, and he cancelled both lessons with us this week. He said that he "would call us when he has time to meet." It's really sad to see such a strong and solid man (who has become much more of a friend than an investigator), waver on his path the Christ. We are hoping and praying that we don't lose him completely, and that we can get back into contact with him. 

Other than Alan, the work here is dead. Rumors have it that our area and the sister's areas will be combined in a couple of weeks. But those are just rumors. 

Easter for us here was kind of sad, haha. For some reason, people haven't been signing up for dinners lately, so we've had to make our own food all this last week, haha. I sound spoiled complaining about that, but life is tough with no dinner ;). Easter was no different, so when dinner rolled around yesterday, we were left to rummaging through our cupboards and freezer for food. We ended up eating quesadillas and some really old frozen chicken that we found in the freezer. It was hands down the most depressing "feast" of my life. But don't worry about us, because today we are going shopping for some real food ;)

I hope you all enjoyed Easter! Have a good week!

Elder Butterfield

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