Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
Thank goodness I was able to email Jack BEFORE he ventured out to watch the eclipse through a milk jug. I nixed that plan right away. He's doing so great and still has his eyesight! Here's part of his letter this week.
Hi mom! You're so swaggy! Get a hold of your eclipse self! You're so funny. We had plans to see it today but the person that wants to see it with us couldn't find glasses and I'm not down to go blind. So she wants to see it through a milk carton and aluminum foil. You can imagine my face right now. People are so funny. I bet 30% of all New Jersians are about to go blind because they don't like following instructions. It's an apoc-eclipse. (Bum dum tss). So that's my plan for today. How fun. Literally lol at my life sometimes.
My birthday was so nice. I'm so old now. Did you know that your body begins the disintegration process at around 21? I'm slowly dying. It's so fun. I had the loveliest birthday. For lunch I ate cow intestines which were about as good as they sound. Fun time though. My favorite meal appointment of the day was when we got to the Moscoso house and the dad, who is my favorite guy, was like" Hey so my wife isn't here and she is usually the one that makes all the stuff that isn't meat, so I just made different kinds of meat fo you." Everything. On. That. Plate. Was. Meat. Steak with a side of sausage and another side of spicy sausage. Literally. It was so funny. I'm attaching a picture of my companion after eating at like 4 different people's houses and he looks like the epitome of sadness. It's so funny. Life is so good. Then that night they threw a little surprise party and it was really sweet. Yomairy made this missionary cake which was so sweet and i got to watch the cutest video of my sweet family. Best present ever. Couldn't have asked for a better birthday, especially under the circumstances of being a continent away from the people I love. But I felt your love from across the country. I am so lucky to have been born to you.
In other news. My companion is so funny. He is really subtle in his humor which I love. The Brethren have put a lot of new rules in place with regards to missionaries and President Hess is trying his best to follow, like a good president does. I just want you to know that I am so happy and I am so grateful for my mission. I have learned so much. So so much. The most important of which is the realness of Jesus Christ. President gave us all hard copies of the BoM and gave us a challenge to highlight everything that involves Christ and now I basically have a yellow book. Might as well have dipped it in paint. But I'm just really good and happy and I want you to know that. ❤️
I want some cool pictures of the eclipse if you can manage to take one. I'll be looking through a milk carton so I expect some pity. Space is cool all the time though so I'm almost a little upset at the people who only think it's cool now. Space is great all the time. And I want to explore it. Ground Control to Elder Nielsen.
I love you. I'm going to take a lil nap right now and we can talk later. You're so funny. I love you so so so much. An unfathomable amount. 🐶
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.