Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
Transfers this week for our cute missionary. He's doing great! Here's his letter home. -K
I forgot I'm almost birthday guy! Days aren't really a thing for me. I have officially lost my sense of time. Just strait up lost it. Is it August? July? 2016? I live outside of the social curve, even with respect to time. But that's ok. One of the things I've noticed with respect to sociological development in different countries is that less-than-fully developed countries live a few years in the past with respect to fashion, music, etc. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in 2009. Which sounds weird because I literally am in the US but it's honestly hard to find English speakers sometimes. But all of this is beside the point. The point is that I
love my family.
I have some transfer gossip for you. Sadly, I'm losing Elder Sanhueza. My heart is broken. He got called to train and be a DL and get doubled in to Trenton. So he's pretty stressed but also really excited. I'm staying in Lizzy and my new companion is Elder Hunt (Caleb Hunt so you can Facebook stalk him) I've heard nothing but good things about him. He seems just like a nice guy. He has more time than me in the mission and he's had some hard companions so I'm excited to add onto that list. Just kidding. Or am I? But I'm excited. Lot of changes to the zone which is exciting. It'll be a good transfer.
We had a really nice baptism this Saturday. Luz is so funny. It was a really lovely baptism. It's been nice to see the progression of her family. After the baptism we went to this Colombian restaurant and I again asked myself the question why Hispanics have no sense of portion control.
I'm sad to hear about Uncle Larry, but at the same time relieved. He suffered a lot. He was a nice guy. He came to my basketball games. Remember him during that one final game where he was super into it? Lol. Death is a very merciful thing, sometimes. I'm positive that he is happier. God's plan is so good. I'll be sure to keep his family in my prayers.
I love FAIRMORMON. I'm so glad it was a good conference. The thing is there's always answers to questions. Sometimes they take awhile but even doubt has a place in the growth of a testimony. I like the part of that paper we were talking about that says, "That’s the story, incidentally, that the Lord has always expected us to tell. I don’t think that people who stand up in a testimony meeting to praise this as “the only true church” realize that they’re misquoting the Lord, who never actually said that. What he did say was this was the only true and living church. (See D&C 1:30) Plenty of other churches have truth in them. Some have gobs of it. But this church is both true and living. It is more than just correct principles and authority; it is the living people doing everything in their power to apply them. And the Church, like all living things, develops, grows, and learns from it's mistakes." I am so grateful for my smart mom who was patient with me in my spiritual stubbornness. I have come to know my Savior and I am so thankful for the testimony I have since developed.
I'm about to go get my haircut and then after we're going to a park with Luz's family for a little bit. Should be a pretty chill day. That's so fun that Jenna is home and that grandpa and grandma are coming home soon. It turns out that people actually return from these things. I love my mission and I love my family. So much. So so so much. Elder Sanhueza loved his package. Like he was giddy. You're so kind. OK. Haircut time. I love you. ❤️
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.