Aaron W. Nelson
Central States Mission
Missouri Conference
1923 - 1925

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Pictures from Elder Nelson's Mission Photo Album - 500+ images
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Pictures provided by Greg Porter

Weekly Reports

Reports March 1924 to May 1925


The data above was provided by Elder Nelson's son, Larry.  I had contacted Larry in my search for descendents of missionary acquaintances of my grandfather, Glen H Porter, who is pictured with Aaron in the photo above. The group photo was taken in St Louis Missouri on March 22, 1925 in front of the LDS church at 5195 Maple Avenue. The church is a registered and protected historic site that is still in use today by another religion. All quarterly meetings for the Missouri Conference of missionaries were held in this building. Many visiting apostles taught the missionaries in this building at their quarterly conferences, including James E Talmage. This was also the building where Aaron attended church each week while assigned to proselyte in the St Louis area and when he served as Conference President for this, the Missouri Conference of the Central States Mission. Aaron is in the first row, kneeling, wearing a bow tie. My grandfather is standing on the left side with Elder Johnson's hand on his shoulder. Elder Nelson's weekly report indicates that he and my grandfather were companions from March through June of 1924.

Hopefully this electronic record of Elder Nelson's mission experience will be helpful for his posterity.

Best regards,
Greg Porter
1936 E Hope St
Mesa, Arizona 85203
Sep 1, 2008