Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
We had a good week this week. We had this hispanic festival thing in where we celebrated every nationality (which are many) with food from every country and dancing and music. Super fun. The problem is that our chapel is so tiny and there were like hundreds of people there which, for Hispanics is no problem but to Jack Nielsen, problem. When they lined up to get food it took forever and we weren't down to wait so Elder Hunt and I and the sisters all went to get pizza lol. Then we came back and took a bunch of food to go.
We are teaching the COOLEST people. Ibette is getting baptized on the 28th, and we met this woman named Ana who is the literal sweetest person ever. She's like 35 and Mexican and makes us food like every day. She's (hopefully) going to get baptized on the 4th. The other day we were talking about stars and astronomy and stuff and she was asking me a few science questions and asked what happens when a star dies and I tried to explain what a supernova is and in Spanish sometimes you can take a big word and end it with an -ia and it usually kind of works sometimes. So I (unknowingly) described this supernova as a "supernovia" which in Spanish means "Super Girlfriend" and she literally almost died from laughing. So that's a running joke here now. She's so cool.
Yesterday I taught primary and I decided that it is my divine calling. I love the primary. I also taught Seminary which was really good. Not to boast but the kids really like it when we teach. Who would have thought Jack Nielsen would be a good Seminary teacher. Not me, that's for sure. But it's fun. Developing a testimony in New Jersey is like Superman being born on Krypton. If you can then you're like super cool basically. And some of these kids genuinely do.
Yesterday we had a meeting with the Stake and President Hess (which we have every month as ZL'S) where we basically give a presentation on our units and zones and the Stake president told me that after my mission he would hire me to work for him. Lol hard. Dad would have been proud. I basically just copy the way he used to teach Sunday School. But I made this graph and spreadsheet thing and I airdropped it to everyone and forgot to change the name of my iPad so everyone got a request from "Solja Boi Tell 'Em". And I was like "you live in the hood so long you become the hood" and everyone laughed. Oops. Lol harder. Remember when you were my teachers? That was fun. Remember how difficult I was? Probably not as fun. But I have always loved my parents. So so much.
Today we're going fishing lol. Lot of ponds by us and like why not you know. We're also going to go tear up the sisters floor because it needs to be refurbished. I'm probably going to end up taking a nap at some point. That's how Elder Nielsen does pdays.
I love you so so much. SO SO MUCH. DON'T EVER FORGET IT. EVER. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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.