Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
It was so great to hear from Jack today. He is happy, and healthy, and busy. Our family always gets anxious for the Saturday email. It's almost like Christmas including waking up several times a night in anticipation of the big day.
Here's the latest that has been happening in his life;
"Things are going super great for me. My companion and I are now the zone leaders, which means we have supreme authority and dominion over all the earth. It also means that we're in charge of the entire zone, which is almost a hundred people. WE EVEN HAVE A CELL PHONE. It's a flip phone that can only call the front office but still. We have to interview our district leaders and hold all the meetings and stuff. We also have to approve blessings and report to the branch presidency. There isn't a position higher than what we have so that's a lot of responsibility, but it's an honor."
"So you remember Jorge? Yeah, not only is he a member but HE IS OUR TEACHER NOW. His name isn't even Jorge so I feel betrayed. He served a mission in LA. He is so nice. He and I are super super close. We had an hour discussion last night during his interview of me in which he said that he feels like he sees a lot of really wonderful things in me and that he knows having a heart as big as mine can hurt sometimes but it is the most God-like in nature we can get."
He also let us know that the days go by like hours, his spanish is great, and he is a host to incoming missionaries every Wednesday so he's now the boy that escorts the newbies away from their crying families and into a two year adventure for the Lord. Seems like that was just yesterday for us!
He finished his letter with "I am honestly so happy mom. The MTC is actually super fun. Anyway, I just hope you know that I love you so so much and I'm so thankful for you every single day."
We are grateful for your thoughts and prayers for our sweet boy. We miss him but know that God has great work for him to do.
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.