Monday, November 21, 2016

Tender Goodbyes

Everyone im getting transfered to IASI. Super awesome!  And i get round 2 with my good friend Elder Haws.  We gunna kill it as Zone Leaders in the East zone!  I have officailly served in every zone in the mission and im excited to finish out my mission strong in Iasi. Pics of Iasi will come next week :)

-Twas a week of service.  We started off the week with a random call from a member to help organize the wood we brought in the last week cuz the woodcutters came. So more normal clothes X)  that was nice for about an hour.  Being thw eakest of the group, i organized the wood which ended up being the most dangerous job...i shoulda just hauled the wood...Cuz i got wood thrown at me instead and was hit many a time..many not so christlike words left my mouth..#sorry #honesty
-We didnt have time to go home and change so we did an english class in normal human clothes. It felt weird..
-We met with a friend to say goodbye.  Zoia is her name and she made us some food and we had a good convo with her.  I love that lady!  The people of Oradea are filled with love.  Its the best!
Sora Mogos <3
-Had a lunch appointment with Levi our investigator and had a lesson afterwards with him. It was a tender goodbye
-Tried helping a member with Family History and it made me so gratefulf or my dad #shoutout and his awesome ability to remember facts about our family andf the ease of finding things online.  Cuz in romania not a lot of stuff is written down so it is hard for them to feel that super converting spirit of Elijah #stii
-We finished the wood on another day with the sisters help so we all looked like weird american pentecostals walking to our service appointment X)
-HAd a goodbye visit to Mama Ana our wonderful friend and maker of amazing food.   We had a good heart to heart about how much this gospel changes lives. She expressed such great love to us and respect for what we do and it made me almost tear up.
-The tears wer just being kept in like all week and they started flowing a little when we went to our saturday choir practice and i saw a member from Arad who i LOVE SO MUCH!!! and i didnt get to say goodbye.  We talked for so long and i was so happy to see her taht my face leaked a little.  We talked about some event happening in our lives and it was a great blessing to see her.  Sora Mogos is the best <3
Bia and Dorina Fam jam
-I found out i was going to Iasi by myself on a 14 hour we had that switched and there are some complicstions..So i am in a trio with my boy Elder Trottier and Elder Cresman until wednesday morning.  So i can say goodbye to a couple more people. :D
-We had district conference on Sunday and i got to see like all the arad members and Prsident and Sora Ivory and lots of missinaries.  It was a tender experience
-We said goodbye to our friends Bia and Dorina as wella nd they gave Sora Purtchert and i presents.  I let out some tears again and was so sad to leave them :(
-And now its monday and i have to say good bye to some of my best friends in the world, Elder Trottier and Sora Purtschert #shoutout  They are rock solid reps of Christ and it has been the biggest pleasure ot serve around them. They are stuck with me forever and i look forward to Timpanogos and late night adventure drives with sora purtchert and all the Kanye with Elder Trottier ;)

Zoia <3
Spiritual Thought:
Sora Ivory at district conference shared something really cool:
"Lift up your eyes" was the theme. Many times we look at our lives and become so constrained byt he worldly things and we forget to "look up" as Pres Monson would say.  And we forget that when we focus on Heaven and all the things that are trying to help us, that we are a force for good that is unstoppable.  We need the faith to look forward and take some steps ahead.  Thats been hard for me the last little bit thinking that i have to go back to america and leave all the people and friends i made but i know that if i focus on Christ                                                                                          that all will be ok.

twinning sweaters #thugz

Mama Ana!  #flannels4dayz


new planner cover #thx



  1. Keep those pictures coming!

    Love you


  2. We love hearing ABOUT you, Sora Prurtchurt and Oredea. Keep us Posted.
    Hope to meet you sometime after your mission.
    Sister Workman-Falkenberg

  3. Loved it... love your love for the people!!! You are a great missionary Elder Nango! Love the pictures. How sweet is the work! Lanette Masters