Nathanael Pyron

Nathanael Pyron

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16

Dear family,

So first, yes we did move in with a couple and their kids have all moved out.   Both teach school. We moved in Saturday.  We’ve got a lot more space and privacy (kind of) at least. When you walk in the front door of the house there’s a curtained door to the left where there’s a bathroom with two sinks, and two bedrooms. We were able to put in a pull up bar which is exciting (well they haven’t said anything about that yet).  The family is pretty nice though.  We have one shelf in the pantry for both us to share, and one shelf in the fridge for both of us to share. And we live way out of the way of where our work is, and we live up top a giant hill. (Nathanael has been on bike for the last month or so.)

And mom, I haven’t gotten a chance to look at other glasses so I haven’t done anything with it yet.  Once I do I'll decide if I want some more of the same or some new ones.  And it’ll be really nice to have this pair for just sports and stuff.  In hindsight I’m surprised they lasted as long as they did but that’s that. 

J is still well. (A recently baptized man)  So yesterday we watched the first half of The Testaments with him, and helped set the scene of what’s going on. He enjoyed it, gets it, and loves the scenes of ancient South America, as he’s way into some history channel stuff, where it just shows the ruins of them.

J is also is still well (A woman they are teaching)  She’s in Doctrine and Covenants 102, has found nothing and no questions so far that disagree with her previous beliefs. Among her questions this time was the protection from poisonous serpents and all. She heard of Pentecostals doing that stuff as signs as mentioned in the end of mark, and believes that to be way false, so she just confirmed our belief on those things and then she enjoyed D&C 77 because her favorite scriptures used to always be Revelations, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and all which is cool.  Still hasn’t made church yet but she tries. 

Tuesday night we met J and S, a young family.  Probably like 25, with a 1 year old, not married.  They were an old potential we had tried tons but they were always busy or something. But finally Tuesday night they were free and let us in.  S is pretty shy and all and was about to leave the room when J told her to sit down.  He said he'd try to talk to missionaries several times before, has always been curious, but what they said never made sense and he just wants a basic understanding of it.  So we did really simple quick full restoration, and he loved it.  He kept smiling a really big smile saying "it just makes sense".  He came here from Mexico at age 11, was Catholic and really felt the spirit of Christ and certain things, but never thought it made sense.  He loved it, and the idea of the Book of Mormon, and is excited to learn more, but isn’t confident in his ability to read it.  He and S both have one and are excited. She lived in Mesquite her whole life but never had LDS friends or was invited to anything, so it was all brand new to her to and she definitely opened up some throughout it and loved it.  We talked about church, they were uncomfortable about it so we went through what it was and all and they were still nervous but seemed excited.  J told us how he’s seen a lot of darkness in life, and knows he wants the light and this is light, but admitted he really struggles often times to choose the light even when he knows.  We bookmarked themormonchannel on his phone and he said he will watch stuff when darkness and temptation is strong. They told us that right before we came they had just finished a family walk, which was rare, and then sat down and discussed what they could do to make their family work and have peace and love in their home and right when they finished that is when we came and we could tell when we came in that the spirit was there.  He also had a copy of the famous Christ picture of the portrait of him in the robe, and he doesn’t even know where it came from, but he framed it with this cool gold frame.  So we left with a kneeling family prayer, and it was awesome.  We’ll meet with them again soon, but it was amazing. 

We had some meetings and service and stuff this week.  Elder Anderson and Tad R. Callister came to talk to the two Las Vegas missions so that was really cool and I learned a lot, and it was cool to see how inspired the things they prepare really are. Maybe I’ll tell you more about it another time.  I saw Brian Goodhue there.  But I’ve got to go,

Love, Elder Pyron

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