Elder Jackson york Nielsen
New Jersey Morristown mission
Love this cute kid. Here's portions of this weeks letter home;
I am currently lounging on my bed eating some goldfish my mom was kind enough to send me. In stages in my mission I get really into a kind of food for a while until I get bored. I just got over my salad phase. Moving on to a potato phase.
This week I went on an exchange with Elder Judkins, who went to Viewmont High School and Ms. Merrill is his favorite teacher. Love that guy. He's in training right now and his trainer has been less than adequate so we worked really hard and he was SO HAPPY. He was like "I've done more missionary work today than I have in weeks." And that comment made me sad because he's like me when I was in training lol. But I was able to help him out and I shared some stories from my training (which undoubtedly made him feel better) and he is doing great. Just a really good missionary. I also went on an exchange with Elder Follett who is one of the AP's. Very exchangey week but I'm back with my one true love Elder Hunt. What a guy. Seriously one of the funniest persons ever. We have such a good time and it makes everything all the more enjoyable because a bad companion is the worst. I've been really blessed thus far.
Seminary just started and Seminary is the best. We teach it a few times a week. It's hard to be a member in the church as a teenager in NJ. So there's a lot of influence to be made. So I'm blessed. I love my mission and I love my people.
I've had to re-brush up on my French for the past little bit because some missionaries need help teaching this Haitian guy. We also have a member that only speaks Portuguese so we've been learning that too. Je parle français et yo hablo español y eu falo português e mwen pale kreyol ayisyen. Just kidding. But it's really cool to be able to be a part of the culture of such different groups of people. People are great and the human condition is great and I am full of love and compassion for those around me.
Today Elder Hunt and I are going to Barnes and Noble today just because we can. He has been giving me piano lessons every day at 5:30 in the morning because he is the epitome of charity. I'm learning a lot, actually. Kind of a fun development of a talent. I want to learn to play all instruments ever.
Just found out that we are getting a new 2017 Nissan this week. #blessed. Our car right now is old and sad. Missionaries everywhere else have it hard. I'm just hanging out with my 2017 Nissan and iPad. They see me rollin.
Anyway. You're the best mom of all the moms ever and I love you more than words can ever say. My family is my greatest blessing. I love you.
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.