Monday, September 28, 2015


Hey everybody!!

Well . . . . we found out Saturday that my companion and I will be staying here for one more transfer. I have been here 6 months and next transfer I will have been here for 7 and a half months. The time that I have been here has passed really fast.   Feels like I have only been here 2 transfers.    

This past week we also had a meeting with our president and our zone in Feira De Santana. It was a really good meeting. I can't believe it has already been a year since I left my house. Feels like I just left yesterday. Time just keeps passing faster and faster, and I am loving every minute of my mission.  

This week has been really good for us. We were able to get Marcos baptised and confirmed.  Also, he received the Priesthood on Sunday!! It was cool to get it all done for him. Haha, everybody here in the church is already talking about a mission to him.  That would be cool if he went on his mission. 

Well, that's about it for the week. Hope you guys are all doing well. Talk to you guys later. 

Com Amor, 
Èlder Nickerson

Monday, September 21, 2015


Hey Everybody! 

This week has been good and really fast. 

The weather here in Brasil is starting to change and is going into summer. So the rain is stopping and the heat is starting back up. It seems like I never stop sweating, so that gets pretty annoying. 

This week we were able to put baptism dates on 2 more guys and they are excited about the church. This week we were also able to help with service. All the houses here are made with brick and cement, so we were able to help a member on the inside of his house a little. 

We also made pancakes with our Branch President and ate them with peanut butter my mom sent me. It was good to taste some American food. This is the last week in this transfer and I have been here in Santo Amaro for 6 months.  There are good chances I will leave this area but who knows. 

Well, that's about it for the week. Thanks for all the love and support. I hope all is well with you guys. Talk to you guys later.

Much Love, 
Elder Nickerson

Great things are brought about and burdens are lightened through the efforts of many hands “anxiously engaged in a good cause.”

Monday, September 14, 2015



I hope you all had a good week!!

Well, this week has been really good. Today we are in another city about an hour from Santo Amaro.  We are visiting my companion's old area. This week went really fast for me. We were able to find and teach a lot of our investigators this week. We are teaching this guy named Marcos.

And he was already prepared to hear the gospel before we even started teaching him. We have been praying to put people in our path that are prepared to receive the gospel. And I am seeing a difference in our work. We are finding a lot of people that are prepared and needing the gospel in their lives.

I sure am grateful for prayer and I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers. I hope you all are doing well. Talk to you guys later.

Elder Nickerson
Harold B Lee said this,
“If you want the blessing, don't just kneel down and pray about it. Prepare yourselves in every conceivable way you can in order to make yourselves worthy to receive the blessing you seek. Brigham Young illustrated this when he said: 'You may go to some people here, and ask what ails them, and they answer, 'I don't know but we feel a dreadful distress in the stomach and in the back; we feel all out of order, and we wish you to lay hands on us.' He said to these people, 'Have you used any remedies?' meaning herbs or whatever the pioneers had. 'No,' they said, 'we wish the Elders to lay hands upon us, and we have faith that we shall be healed.' President Young said: 'That is very inconsistent according to my faith. If we are sick, and ask the Lord to heal us, and to do all for us that is necessary to be done, according to my understanding of the Gospel of salvation, I might as well ask the Lord to cause my wheat and corn to grow without my plowing the ground and casting in the seed. It appears consistent to me to apply every remedy that comes within the range of my knowledge, and then ask my Father in heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ, to sanctify that application to the healing of my body...But supposing we were traveling in the mountains, and all we had or could get, in the shape of nourishment, was a little venison, and one or two were taken sick, without anything in the world in the shape of healing medicine within our reach, what should we do? According to my faith, ask the Lord Almighty to send an angel to heal the sick. This is our privilege...' (Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 163) When we are situated that we cannot get anything to help ourselves, then we may call upon the Lord and His servants who can do all. But it is our duty to do what we can within our own power.”

Monday, September 7, 2015


Hey everybody! 

Well, to start off, this week has been a really good week for us here. We have been very blessed this week. 

First off, I ended up doing a split with the leaders of our zone, and we were able to go to Sâo Francisco Do Conde.  There we interviewed a guy, and he was ready to be baptised. 

Later that same day, we have also been preparing another guy to be baptised after he and his wife got married.  And Friday, him and his wife ended up getting married. Right after they got married, we were able to baptise him. It was a really cool experience!!

And then, on Saturday, we have taught a guy named Douglas.  We met up with him on Saturday night and the first thing he said to us was, "What's the fastest way I can be baptised?" So we called our leaders and they were able to give the interview through the phone and he passed. Sunday we were able to baptise and confirm them all members of the Church. 

'It sure was a cool experience to be able to help them and to see their lives change in such a short amount of time. I know that Heavenly Father hears our prayers and puts people in our paths that are prepared and needing the gospel in their lives. I sure am grateful to be here and to be a missionary for our Savior. I can't believe I already almost have a year in the mission. Time is passing faster and faster the longer I'm out here. 

Well, that's about it for the week!!

I hope everything is going well for you guys. Thanks for all the love and support. Talk to you guys later. 

Much Love,
Elder Nickerson 

As we draw near to God, He will draw near to us.