Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
Here is an excerpt from Jack's letter home yesterday. Still happy. Still busy. Have a great week!
This week was so good! I know I say that about every week but this one really was nice. We taught a ton and had a lot of really cool lessons. I'll include a few highlights;
First I wanna talk about Paula. Paula is literally the sweetest woman in the entire world aside from my super sassy mom. During an exchange I was on with Elder Sullivan I just had this feeling to go see that house and she let us in and we talked for like 45 minutes about the Book of Mormon and why we need it. Then she invited us to come back the next day and also had read the BoM that night. We taught the entire
restoration and she was so nice. She has a ton of potential.
Second. Ana. Classic Ana. She was in our area book as "funny catholic lady." So naturally I wanted to go see her. She had literally wall to wall catholic art. She was so fun. I charmed her face off because that's just what I do with old catholic ladies. She and I are homies now. She actually had a BoM and had read a little. We invited her to read and she agreed. Also gave me a banana. Thanks Ana.
Third. So we had this lesson last night with my literal homie Kevin. Kevin is so chill. He also does a lot of drugs but told us he wants to stop. Nice. He's 17 and is seriously so nice. People come to his house and try to get him to do all kinds of stuff like rob people and steal things and he got pressured to "go rob some Mexicans" but instead of robbing them he just asked if they had any change that they didn't
want. He's such a sweet kid. He and I are super tight. We were teaching him and he just ate it up and then his mom and dad came home and we taught them too. We taught the entire restoration and wowza. They asked where they could buy a BoM and we were like "PSYCH! We literally try to get people to take free copies every day." Nelson (the dad) was just like "I already know what you're saying is true by the power of your testimonies. What you're teaching is true and I'm going to read this book." Ah. Good guys. We're seeing them again this week.
Fourth. We're teaching this guy Jose right now and he's on date for December. The cutest man. He's really shy and lives in a basement. I love him so much. But he sleeps on a mattress on the floor with no sheets or anything so Elder Dove and I looked through our apartment in search of stuff left behind and we gave him some blankets and mattress covers and some other stuff. He was really happy. Man I love him. He's super weird. Just like my mom. I like her.
Anyway. It was just a fun week. Except for how my least favorite person in the world became the elect-president of the United States of America. Let me tell you a few things. Ok. In college I had a time I was obsessed with US politics. Obviously. Still am. Because I hate it so much. I hate the two party system. But because I hate it so much I have decided to be ridiculously proficient. But it just hits so much harder when literally all of your friends are Mexican families. And they're terrified. I could go on forever but I will summarize with the fact that I just will not stand to see people subjugated. Literally I will not let that happen. At all. No matter the race, gender, religious beliefs, or what have you. And I'm seeing a lot of hate and it breaks my heart. Jesus for President.
Anyway. I love you so very much. Like an unbelievable amount. Like take how much a normal person is allowed to love and times that by 100000000. It's a lot of love. 5 months down! That's a noticeable chunk right? Few more of those and we'll be home free. Days go by super fast. I mean I don't feel like I'm still new or anything but time just goes by and by. And I like that because the faster it goes the sooner I can see my family! CTR!
Your boy, Jack
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.