Monday, January 25, 2016


Hey Everybody! 

Well to start off, it has rained like crazy this week, and the water has no where to go.  Then it gets in the streets and the streets looked like rivers  . . . again!!! haha!!

There were cars that were getting stalled in the water because it was so deep. And our house has holes in the ceiling and our kitchen floor filled with water but it didn't hurt anything. 

This week we were able to teach a lot of people. We have a few people really interested right now and if they keep progressing should be baptised really soon.

Because of all the rain there has been a few alligators spotted in the sewer ponds right next to the city and the neighborhoods here. My companion and I saw a dead one the other day that somebody killed and left the skin sitting there. 

Well that's about it for the week,  This is the last week in the transfer already. The picture is a pop only found in the top parts of Brazil. Kinda of weird, it's pink.. 

Talk to you guys next week. Thanks for all.

Love, Elder Nickerson

There are so many questions that we would like to be able to answer, and I think one of the greatest things we can teach you is you need to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost.

Monday, January 18, 2016


Hey everybody!!

Well, I only have a minute here today. We have a pday with our zone, so we have to prepare the stuff before the others arrive.

But this past week was really good for us. We were able to find over 20 new people to start teaching, and had a couple new people come to church. So I am excited to start working with them more. 

This week has been a little cooler. It ended up raining a few days this week. Yesterday after church it rained really hard and ended up flooding the streets.  There were cars that kept getting stuck in all the water!! It was crazy! 

Well, sorry I don't have much time. I'm glad to be serving the Lord. Talk to you guys later. 

Elder Nickerson

As the world continues to ripen in iniquity, our lives of necessity must become increasingly different from the world and its standard. It will be a great challenge for us. We must be better than we have ever been before. As we succeed, we have the sure promise of the Lord that he will prosper us in every way necessary for our well-being. 

Monday, January 11, 2016


Hey everybody! 

Well to start off . . . . it has finally rained here and rained really hard for 2 or 3 days every night!!!!! So it helped cool it down a lot for a couple days! 

This week there was a leader's meeting in Salvador and we left here 10:30 Tuesday night and arrived in Salvador 7:30 Wednesday morning. The meeting went really well! I learned a lot! 

After the meeting I did a split with the secretaries and taught a few people there. Then that night we caught a bus and arrived back home at 5:30. 

This week has been good for us. We are teaching a family right now and we found out there son was a member of the church and was always going to church.  But he passed away 4 years ago and his family have never visited the church. So we are working hard to get them to church. 

This week we have splits with the assistants and interviews with our President, so I'm excited for that. Well that's about it for the week. Hope all is well with you guys. Talk to you guys later. 

Elder Nickerson

Monday, January 4, 2016



I hope everybody had a good week and Happy New Year! This week has been good for us!! We were able to find two new families, one with 8 people and the other with 3, that we started teaching.  They didn't go to church so hopefully this week we can work with them and get them to church! 

New Years went good here!!! There were a lot of fire works in the streets!! And of course, it keeps getting hotter and hotter here!! 

This week I have a meeting in Salvador that I will go to with some other elders here in Petrolina.  We will have to travel again all night on a bus to get there. Well thanks for all!  Hope everybody is doing well and I will talk to you guys next week!

Elder Nickerson

“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.” Gordon B. Hinckley, Whosoever Will Save His Life, Ensign, August 1982.