Monday, May 18, 2015

Week of Firsts

     Ok so had my first service project had my first zone meeting had my first interview with the president and my first stake conference and my first time being sick! Alright this week was insane had a huge service project of chopping down some insane weeds and I got like 3 blisters but its all good now. Also we had stake conference and an area of the seventy came and talked to us (Elder Wadell) He is 2 meters high and white but he talks really good Spanish which is hope for me haha. Anyways, hope all is good and that you are enjoying you life cause it truly is a wonder and a blessing. Well this week I should have my first baptism if all goes well. Our investigators is way rad, he talks a bunch but he has already read the triplet all the way through so he is for sure ready so I'll send you pics of the baptism. For now here are some photos of this week! So the first is some investigators of mine and the second was today at p day we climbed this tree that had some fat vines hanging off of it and yeah that's about it for this week. I guess see ya next week!


Monday, May 11, 2015


Yeah, Cucuta is a smaller town, but I love it I don't really want to go to the big cities its not my style but I live in a section called Monaco on Calle 2. I believe and the lady that cooks for us is one block from our house. We only have half of the town too from Calle 2 to the end which is like Calle 27 I believe. Yeah, I really don't like the heat but its so small compared to the joy I have here the people are amazing and so willing to listen. We have a baptism the 16 and a family here that we are teaching are moving to Utah in Salt Lake City on Redwood Street pretty soon so we are trying to baptize them cause her boyfriend lives in SLC and is mormon and gave us this reference so trying to help them out. We eat at subway every p day, my little piece of heaven. I'm still learning Spanish but its all good. Oh and yesterday was fast Sunday and I was seriously dying of thirst but I made it through and then we had 3 lunch dates and by the end of the day I was dying of eating too much haha. God's sense of humor is always fun, but we seriously ate so much I was like omg .  I read the BoM in English
while I was in the MTC and now I'm trying to read it in Spanish which is way harder by the way and I'm so grateful to be here in this little town to be honest its way cool.
                  love you tons,
                  Elder Nebeker

So today we got locked out of our apartment cause my comp forgot the keys inside so now we don't
have a place to sleep hahah

I bought a watch last week and it was like 10 bucks everything here is pretty cheap and I think we
get 100 bucks a month but I'm not sure still trying to get adjusted and all and the watch flashes different colors for the light so that's rad haha.
 I can see why they say its the best 2 years. The days past fast, I mean I struggle a ton, but I just always try to put a smile on my face.

Here are some photos from when Andrew was in the MTC

Elder Hunsaker and Elder Nebeker eating peeps
His district visiting the temple

Monday, April 27, 2015

First area; Cucuta

Hey guys,
So I'm out in the field now. My first area is Cucuta which is a 20 hour bus ride from the mission home, but there were beautiful sites to see. Had to say goodbye to my companion Elder Hunsaker from the CCM. My new comp's name is Elder Perez and he is simply awesome. So my first day we went and I got to know people cause it was mutual night and ward counsel too so I introduced myself and all the good stuff which was a little nerve wrecking. Anyways we have quite a lot of investigators so one investigator we were walking by and we decided to stop and it's this 21 year old guy and his girlfriend an they both talk a ton but are pretty interested and its so cool to see them have that desire to learn and hopefully be baptized. We havent invited them cause we haven't even taught the first lesson yet we have been just answering their questions haha but that really stood out. Another one was today some guy on the bus just started asking us questions and we got his info so we are going to see him soon, but my comp is amazing. He helps me a ton and I'm learning alot of spanish considering no one else speaks english haha but its still hard to understand some people here. Anyways the days pass by so fast even though I have no clue about the area still haha so we wake up at 6:30 and exersice then breafast and shower, oh and our shower doesn't have a shower head and the water is so cold haha but its all part of the life. Also another investigator we have is a less active along with his family and I bore my testimony and told him if he ever neede help to call us cause he has a drinking problem and he isn't married to his wife so we have to work on that. We have a lady that cooks for us and she mixes it up all the time thank goodness and I usually just eat breakfast and lunch and no dinner. We dont have dinner cause it's a super fat lunch and it's usually pretty good. This sunday there was not a ton of memebers which is sad cause about half of them are inactive so we need to change that and I might be teaching english classes so that would be so rad cause people always ask if I can teach them some english and all. Hope you all have a fabulous week and don't be afraid to ask your Heavenly Father for help with anything.
                                                                                                            Elder Nebeker
Saying Goodbye to Elder Hunsaker
 My new companion Elder Perez
Eating at Subway

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Last Week


  Dang well this is my last week here in the Colombian MTC and I can't wait to leave after 5 weeks. The food gets old real fast, but my comp is a latino, Elder Buiza, and he is cool but quiet and talks spanish really fast so its a struggle. This week has been a crazy one from going to all english classes to 100 percent spanish which helps me and frustrates me a ton, but I have seriously learned so much in this week. Muchas gracias a todos en Valley Center. Ustedes son un buen barrio y tambien cuida a los missioneros alli. Te amo a todos en Valley Center y muchas gracias a ustedes por estar alli por mi. Translation: ( Thanks to everyone in Valley Center. You have been a great ward and take care of the missionaries there. I love everyone on Valley Center and thanks so much to you guys for being there for me.)
 Con amor,
Elder Nebeker

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Colombian MTC

Hey, what is up Valley Center. Hope you guys are doing as well as I am I'm just doing my thing down in Colombia. My companion is Elder Hunsaker and he is way cool. We just get along really well and we both know how to keep each other's spirit up. The food down here is the same every day which is rice with some kind of side dish like a salad or chicken. My spanish is growing so much, I totally know that the gift of toungues is real, I see it in me and escpecially in my companion. We have classes all day long with 1 hour of exercise. All the missionarys here are just so cool some come from broken familes which truly makes me thankful for all of you guys cause you helped me out and taught me so much.
Love all you guys till next week