Monday, August 29, 2016

Week 58

"...good news is that I get my stitches taken out today and I will be heading back to Maxixe tomorrow!"


Monday, August 29th, 2016

Lunch at the mission home in Maputo.

Hello Everyone,

So this week because of my recovery I wasn't able to go out and work but good news is that I get my stitches taken out today and I will be heading back to Maxixe tomorrow! 

I have been able to read a substantial amount while I have been away from the work and I have learned something quite special in regards to The Atonement. 
I really have thought a lot about it lately and there was something I read that opened my eyes.

In John Chapter 3 we learn:

16 ¶For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I have come to realize not only how much love Jesus Christ has for us but also how much love Heavenly Father has for us. It is not anything easy nor bearable for a father to give up his son. To try and fathom the will and love which our Heavenly Father has for us in order to give His only son is impossible. 

I could continue on and on but I testify that God loves us more than we know. He will always love us.

I love you all! Wish you well,

Elder Nimmo

A message for my mom not to worry :)

Lining up for lunch.

Thumbs up for lunch.

Sister Koch even made cupcakes, she has taken great care of me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Week 57

"I got surgery today and it went well."

Monday, August 22nd, 2016


Hey Everybody!

This has been a pretty boring yet exciting week.

It started off with me and my companion trying to work but for a while now I have had a small problem with my foot.

Long story short we hopped on a plane to Maputo and got it checked out. I was told by a doctor to come back today and get surgery for my toe. 

I got surgery today and it went well. You can see the photos. 

I went to a stake conference yesterday and saw a lot of familiar faces from T-3 as well as Sommerschield. Unfortunately I didn't think to take any photos on my camera because I was more caught up talking to Elders and seeing how everything had been going in their lives and the mission work there.

Sister Koch took a photo of me that day so you can see that photo. 

This week I wanted to share a scripture from The Doctrine and Covenants,

It reads in section 50  

22 Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that receiveth, understand one another, and both are edified and rejoice together.

That is why so many missionaries are changed when they come home. As we preach and they receive we are both edified by the Spirit and we grow. I know this to be true.

I hope you all have a great week!

Sending my love your way,

Elder Nimmo

Before my surgery I was able to attend ward conference and see some friends.

My companion, Elder Hamilton had fun reconnecting with friends too.

Sister Koch takes care of all the missionaries from head to TOE!
Shower shoes become my Sunday shoes.



Elder Hamilton capturing the moment before the procedure.

I'll be back to work in Maxixe soon!

Week 56

"He is taking the antibiotic and on Saturday he is going to the private hospital here in Maputo."

Mission President's wife, Sister Michele Koch

Monday, August 16th, 2016

The last time Cole was in a hospital for surgery was for his appendix.

"There in Maxixe we do not have good places to treat this case," Sister Koch messaged me to let me know that they would be flying Elder Nimmo and his companion down to the capital of Mozambique to be treated at a private hospital. I'm so thankful that they are taking every precaution to care for my son. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Week 55

"This week went by extremely fast. If my mission continues like this I will be home sooner than I know it."

Monday, August 8th, 2016

We went to a salon to get Elder Hamilton's haircut. These are the people who work there.

Hello everyone!

First full week with my new companion, Elder Hamilton, in my new area of Maxixe and it was a busy one. It was also my first week presiding over the branch as "acting" branch president. It went well, we have 84 total members and yesterday 54 attended our Sacrament meeting.

This week went by extremely fast. If my mission continues like this I will be home sooner than I know it.

I just wanted to share a thought from a book I have been reading called The Infinite Atonement. I realized while reading, hardly relating anything to the book I was reading, that God's promises that he makes are always fulfilled whether we can comprehend them or not. We receive a promise that if we keep our part of the promise that we make with Him, He will always honor that promise in ways we might not recognize nor understand.

I know that I have been blessed and I know that everyone of us are blessed. And I know that everything will be alright if we trust in the infinite knowledge of Heavenly Father. 

I hope you are all doing well! I love you so much!

Elder Nimmo

3 Nephi 22:13 "And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; 
and great shall be the peace of thy children."

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Week 54

"So I am not set apart as a counselor to the Branch President. There actually is no Branch Presidency here at all! So until they are able to call someone, I will be acting as President without the title."

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Meet my new companion, Elder Hamilton.

So Hello Everyone,

I don't have much to write about the week. I had to stay off of my foot for some time but this week will be better! 

Let me introduce you to my new companion, Elder Hamilton from California. We went to Homoine this week and visited with a family that has gone through the temple. 

We went to Tofo Beach on our P-day. Beautiful!

So I am not set apart as a counselor to the Branch President. There actually is no branch Presidency at all! So until they are able to call someone,  I will be acting as President without the title. 

My mission President Koch has shared a story that I would like to pass along: 

So there once was a very rich master, that over many of years had earned a fortune. This master had a servant that had been faithful to him for over 30 years. One day the master turned to his servant and told that he wanted to build a mansion for his best friend. He told the servant to use all the money that he needed to buy the top class materials and top class workers. A little envious of this "best friend" of the master and him thinking, "Hey I have been faithful for 30+ years to this master why doesn’t he give me a mansion?" So the servant went out and instead of buying the top class materials he bought 2nd or 3rd class, that still looked good but wouldn't last very long. And instead of hiring top class workers, he hired cheap workers that could make that house look nice but not be top quality. Then after all the building was complete and the mansion, which "looked" good, was at last finished, the servant returned to his master to give him the key. When the master was given the key he instantly gave it right back to the servant and said, "The mansion is yours, thank you for your faithful service and thank you for being a great friend."

There is a beautiful morale to the story as it relates to the gospel in our lives. We are all children of God, blessed by our Lord and Savior. We have been blessed with all of our strengths, and all of the tools we need to bless our lives and more importantly the lives of others. Are we doing all that we can to serve others? Do we serve others with expectations of reward or do we serve with pure intent? 

Moroni 7:47  "Charity is the pure love of Christ."

Our Master has given us the key, it is Charity. May we all seek ways to share the pure love of Christ. 

Have a great week!

Love you all,

Elder Nimmo

The ferry ride to our new area.