Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
HELLO MOM!!! IT’S ME! YOUR BOY WHO LOVES YOU SO MUCH!! I’m writing you from my desk in my little apartment. I ate pandebono for breakfast which is this really good Colombian cheese bread and my laundry is currently in the wash.
Let me first start off by telling you I’m good and happy and healthy. I’ve had a good week and we’ve met a lot of nice people. I’ve also learned a lot about Dungeons and Dragons which is just riveting. (lol) but actually it’s been fun. My companion is a really nice guy. Sometimes his anxiety gets to him or he gets frustrated because Hispanics talk 100 miles an hour but he’s growing a lot and it’s been fun to help him. He likes to tell me stories and I like to listen. He’s excited about missionary work and lets me drag him around so it’s been just fine.
We’ve met the nicest people here! This area has the nicest members and the most functioning branch council I’ve seen in NJ so it’s been nice. The branch has a finance class after church every Sunday which we help out with and so I’m teaching a bunch of hispanics about making and keeping budgets. Literally lol at that. The only thing I could think of during the whole thing is that I was not qualified for said teaching and if my mom was there she would tell everyone that I am as unfamiliar as possible with the concept. I’ve gotten better now though! I’ve learned some good (needed) financial discipline here.
I really like Morristown. It’s going to be a cute place to spend the holidays. I’m always in cute places for the holidays. Because you’re right, I LOVE CHRISTMAAAAS! I love Christ. And He is Christmas. I love my family too. I got my package of cookies and they are intact and delicious as ever. Yum yum yum. Thank you!
So this guy came up to us last night because we were giving away free hot chocolate in the park and also church stuff (duh) but he came up to us and started asking us a lot of questions and then was like “When can you come over to my house and teach me and my family?” And I was like ??? Cool. Then he left but then came back and proceeded to tell me about the fact that his house is possessed and he needs us to bless it. So that’ll be fun.
Other than that, my life is the same. Missionary life is reliably consistent. This week we have a half mission conference which is going to be fun. I think one of the 70 is going to come. We also have interviews with President which are fun because with me we just talk about fun and random stuff. Nice guy.
Anyway cute mom. I’ll write you more later today when you email me back. I love you so so so much. To the very brink of love possible in mortality and maybe even a little bit past it. 💕😘❤️
xo - your boy
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.