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New Jersey Morristown mission
Two days ago I got on an airplane to Europe with my family and left behind my 20 year old son. It was tough...but then I got the sweetest letter from him and realized he is so happy where he is that it didn't even phase him to miss out on a family trip.
Here is his latest letter;
I am currently sitting in the MTC computer lab for my last time. Hard to believe that I've been here for more than a month. I lucked out in all aspects. My companion and I are best friends, and I honestly and truly love my district. We get released as zone leaders this Sunday which will be nice. I dream in Spanish sometimes. Everything is so wonderful basically and I don't know what to do with all this joy so *shrug*.
Everything is going very well with me. It's our last P-day today which gives me cause to reflect on my MTC endeavors. I've made a lot of genuine friends, and I've been excelling with language and well as doctrinal study. I've decided to write an entire book on the chapters of Moroni. However, I know where my priorities are, so I know that it'll take me a while to write with all the other stuff I'm doing. But what the heck; I have (a little less than) two years. That has turned into my long term project. My companion said something that I found particularly enjoyable while we were studying. He said, "If Joseph Smith wasn't a prophet, then he would have been the greatest poet of all time". I am finding so much beauty in this book. I bought a cheap copy that I read all of and have destroyed with annotations, quotations, and whatnot. Anyway, it just gives me joy. It's something that I feel proud of representing.
Elder Bednar was here on Sunday! He did a whole Q and A session. I didn't feel impressed to ask anything but it was really cool to watch him interact with the missionaries. Sassy guy.
So in summary, everything is going perfect for me. I couldn't be more happy. Like I literally don't know what to do with this happiness. I even found a friend that loves Hamilton and we rap it together. OK. I love, love, love you.
Your obedient servant,
J (dot) Niel
That last bit is a Hamilton reference if it confuses you. Thank you for your prayers in behalf of Jack. He is one of our greatest blessings. Have a wonderful day.
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.