Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
First of all, let me tell you that I’m a happy boy. The happiest, in fact. I don’t think I could finish my mission in a better way honestly. It’s a really fun area and I’m with a really fun companion and I’m just swaggin' basically. We contact so many people a day y no me cuesta para nada because everyone is just so nice I just realized I accidentally typed that in Spanish oops but I think I’m going to keep it there.
We had a really good week. All my weeks are good weeks tbh. It was Elder Merizier’s birthday on Saturday and we partied hard. We knocked doors for a few hours and found some super cool people and he was just like through the roof excited. It was really sweet. And later we had dinner at this woman’s house who is the nicest lady ever and we had good Haitian food and it was fun. Fun times in New City. It was a good week and we had a lot of success. We also had a zone conference in Union City, my old area. I loved that place. I took Elder Merizier to a few really cool rooftops and to my old apartment. Fun times over there. On the way over I accidentally took the George Washington bridge and we got a nice little tour of Manhattan for a second. Oops. I also got a ~smartphone~ so I’m pretty hip. You can’t do much on it but texting is the nicest thing in the world now because I don’t need to use a sliding keyboard from 2007.
Also, on behalf of all of us here on 249 N Middletown Rd, we want to thank you for that delicious noodle house food on Tuesday. It was so good. Like so good. Thank you so so much. While waiting for the food, there were these giant goldfish that you could literally pet. Photos attached.
That’s cool that Dawn’s daughter is going to Ecuador! I love Ecuadorians. Most of the Hispanics in this area are either Ecuadorians or Guatemalans. If you meet someone from Ecuador then you can say, “de la sierra o de la costa?” And if they say “de la sierra” then you say “ahh ustedes comen el cui entonces” (which is the guinea pig I had to eat) and if they’re from the la costa then they eat cerviche which is like seafood. Boom. Instant friends. Never underestimate the bonds created from knowing the food from a country.
I can’t believe I have less than 4 months left. Wowza. Remember dropping me off at the MTC? Not fun. But this experience isn’t one I would trade for anything.
Basically just know that I’m a happy boy and I love my family with all of my soul. I am grateful for the sealing power because if I went to heaven and you weren’t there I would go John 2:15 all over that place. Just kidding. Or am I?
I love you. Here’s some funny pictures.
Here is a little video I received from him. All I can say is bless that guys heart. -K
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.