Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Email Letter from the Provo MTC

August 2, 2012

Well it's officially been one week!  It seems like I've been here so much longer than just one week.  The first 4 days went by so slow and seemed to drag on forever, but ever since Sunday hit, the days have been going faster and faster.  It's been such an amazing experience so far, I can really see the Lord helping me.  

My companion is Elder Moss, he is from Vancouver, Washington and is a really good guy, we get along/work together really well.  On the third day here they had us teach an investigator, Adrianna, a 30 minute lesson all in Spanish / Spanglish.  It was really rough the first time, but with each lesson it's been easier to say what we want to. We're going to teach a 5th lesson tonight and then next week we'll have two investigators.  

The guys in my district are great, we can all mess around, laugh at each other and have a ton of fun, but also lock in to study and be serious when we need to.  The Spirit here is like no other, one of the best days was Sunday.  We had a great priesthood meeting, then a great sacrament, then an amazing Devotional and Fireside film at the end of the day.  With each lesson, the Spirit was stronger and stronger. 

The best part was when we were ending the Devotional and were singing the last 4 verses of "How Firm a Foundation".  Everyone was singing so strong and loud "I'll never no never" on the last verse and felt the Spirit so strong, it was incredible.  The past couple days I've had alot of lessons and the people will talk about missionary stories and just hearing them makes me so excited to get out to Colombia to serve. It makes me want to be that changing factor in someones life, where they were so low or so lost and needed help, and I am there to give it to them. To help them turn around their life, to bring the gospel to them, to share the love that I have felt my whole life with them.  

I am so grateful for this opportunity, I can't imagine myself doing anything else right now.  I know this is what I am supposed to be doing and where I'm supposed to be going.  "Whom the Lord calls, he qualifies" I have been called to the Colombia Barranquilla mission.  It is where the Lord wants me.  It is where the Lord needs me.  I will give everything to this work and this people.  I love you all and am so grateful for all the support you have given me over the years.
Elder Nug Norberg

{This is a picture of Nug's Grandma & Grandpa Allred}


  1. Mike,
    What a great idea to keep a blog. Nug will love this when he gets home and all is documented!! Glad to hear from him and that he has enjoyed his first week!! Love, Emily

  2. Em: So nice of you to throw in the first official comment! We're excited for Nathan and the opportunity/challenge/adventure that he has in front of him. Thanks for checking in and Darci told me about your special Family Night and that you guys were sending Nug a little something - that's awesome!