This is from Mom;
I was surprised at how long it has been since I posted one of Nate's letters. I didn't think I had been that bad at keeping up. Actually, Nate is getting pretty bad at writing these days. He has been very busy in Midland , Texas. He has been the district leader there for some time now and he enjoys it most days. They have been teaching quite a bit. He is looking forward to a baptism on January 15th. We look forward to his e-mails every Thursday morning. He was looking forward to some cooler weather. I think they are getting it now. Nate lives with a couple, Brother Jones is one of the counselors in the mission office. His companion is Elder Mulcock from Utah. Transfers should be coming up soon so he could be seeing some changes. He has been in Midland since September of 2010. Every Thursday, (almost) they have the opportunity to play some football. Down in Texas they have football fields that they let the community play on that are better than the football fields that we have in the college level. Nate enjoys this time to get some exercise. They play with several guys that are on the college teams there in Midland. While he was in a restruant during the Christmas Holidays , a young man came up to Nate and told him that he recognized him and that he knew his sister Kacie. Small world! That has happened twice to him while he has been in Midland. In Midland, there are lots of oil fields and cotton that is harvested. This was new to him. He had no idea how they did that. I have some photos to share. Well , I have reminded Nate that we need mission up-dates so hopefully we will get a letter soon. Thanks for all the prayers and support . Nate appreciated all the cards and gifts that he received , he didn't know if he was going to get all the Thank You's out but Mom assured him that he could do it, so hopefully that will happen.