Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
Here is the latest happenings in Union City, N.J. This week he bumped into a senior couple serving from our ward, Elder and Sister Mendoza. It makes this mom happy to have some familiar faces checking in on him from time to time. Thanks for all your support!! -K
Let me start off by first of all telling you that Union City is where I want to spend the rest of my mission. No joke. I literally love it here. We literally live like 10 minutes away from Manhattan and outside our apartment looks over the entire Manhattan skyline. There's this track outside our apartment that we run and it has a reservoir in the middle and looks over all of New York. It's so pretty. And don't even get me STARTED on the people. The people here are the best. The members are the sweetest and our investigators are so prepared. We literally put 4 people on date in one day. I'm so happy. Elder Contreras is my best friend. I say that about everyone but I literally love him so much. We have the same kind of humor so I'm constantly laughing. What a guy. And I love our zone. I'm so excited for these next transfers. It's sad that I can't get packages put I'm also ZL so I'll be able to get them frequently. So no worries. Thank you so much for the apartment care-package because we needed it. You're so nice to me!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! Our apartment is deceptively big due to the fact that we love in a hobbit hole kind of. But you go in and it's big and also cold because we don't have a heater which I like because I sleep better when it's cold anyway. Also I've found out that I love eating salad and also I made this new thing where you get a tortilla and you cover it with Nutella and put an entire banana inside and it's delicious. I'm an adult. Hello. Also, we go to two wards on Sunday. Union City Spanish and YSA. Both are the best. YSA is so fun. Literally I never want to leave here. So know that I'm happy and I love you!
Also lol at the Mendozas. They're so sweet. I'm glad that I get to see them every week. Also, the Cutlers are our senior missionaries and they're the funniest people.
Today we have to help some sisters move because they're being harassed by their landlord. Fun p-day activity. Union is pretty sketchy but not for us. I never feel in danger or anything. It's just the best. I am a happy guy.
Guess what's in my area?! WEEHAWKEN. DAWN. GUNS. DRAWN. (Note from K: This is where Alexander Hamilton was killed...also his son Phillip. A little history FYI. ) Which makes sense because I could throw a rock at New York we're so close. I've told my companion the entire history of Hamilton. I can't wait to share it with you.
I'm so glad you like Jesus the Christ. I love it. I finished reading it for my second time and now I'm going to go through it with you. There's a quote that I really like in the first chapter that says, "Nevertheless, man never lived of whom more has been said and sung, none to whom is devoted a greater proportion of the world’s literature. He is extolled by Christian, Mohammedan and Jew, by skeptic and infidel, by the world’s greatest poets, philosophers, statesmen, scientists, and historians. Even the profane sinner in the foul sacrilege of his oath acclaims the divine supremacy of Him whose name he desecrates."
I'm doing so good and I love you so much. You really don't have to do anything for me. You already do so much. I'm going to give you 100000000000000000 hugs when I come home. I never thought I would love my mission so much. And I want you to know that I'm very happy. I love you all so much and I hope you have the best week.
Called to Serve June 2016-2018
My son is currently serving a 2-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This Blog is for family and friends interested in following his adventures for the next 24 months.