Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
This week was a good one. We’ve met a lot of people and they’re all so nice! I love nice people. They’re the best. Morristown is a cute little town and I like it here a lot. We serve with 2 other English speaking sisters but we’re the only missionaries in the branch. They’re nice though! One of them is Sister Flinders and she and I have served around each other for like our whole missions. She is very, very Mormón and she has this story where one of her neighbors in California gave her family weed banana bread on Conference weekend and it gets me every time I hear it. One of my favorite families here is moving to Orem next June which is fun! They have this little 3 year old girl that is like the cutest thing on the entire planet 🌎. There is a member here who lost her daughter to a drunk driver in Honduras this week. She was devastated. But the entire branch just rallied around her family and it was really tender to see. The greatest admonition that God has given to us is the necessity to empathize with others.
Elder Swain is chugging along. I was just in the kitchen and he came in to tell me a Dungeons and Dragons joke that I didn’t understand in the slightest but I laughed anyway. When I get home I’m forbidding myself from doing things like video games and excessive tv watching because they’re time eaters and time is important.
Also, I can go the rest of my life without rice and beans probably. Mom like. I can't even tell you with enough emphasis. They eat them for every meal. Like every meal. How? Like, how do they all not have scurvy or rickets? These are the questions that haunt me.
I haven't been able to listen to "The God Who Weeps" podcast yet. I'll do it today. I promise. I love those quotes you sent me from it though. Make me a list of things I need to read when I get home. I just finished the book of Exodus again. I'm on my second round of reading the Bible cover to cover. It's honestly super interesting. It's cool to see how different cultures grasp the concept of Divinity.
Today we're going to have a zone pday which is nice because I'm not in charge of it and hold no responsibility. I think we're just playing basketball which will be nice. It'll be a pretty calm day so I'll be here whenever. Send a picture of rowdy asap.
I love you to kolob and back.
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.