I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the South Carolina Columbia Mission from 11-17-2010 to 11-17-2012.
This blog will follow me on my mission in South Carolina. Check back often to follow the account of my activities through letters, photos, and comments from family and friends.
Here are a few pictures from this past week. The middle one is obviously a picture of the temple in Columbia. I had the opportunity to drive by the Temple, it was pouring rain. The big guy is my companions Uncle who I hung out with while my companion was on exchanges. He came to SC with the Mitt Romney Campaign. That was a crazy night. People were banging on your windows telling you who to vote for. We got a picture of the court house that night.
There is a lot of great stuff going on down here in the South, and I always seem to be on the phone. It is the busiest and funnest time of my mission. I love it so much! I am so blessed to be able to serve in the South.
Elder Dane Nielsen
Today Elder Nielsen has been out 14 months. Time really has gone by so fast. We heard from him today, but mostly one-liners. He is really busy being the Zone Leader, so we really don't hear much from him. He told us he only spends about one night a week in his apartment.
We asked him about Mitt Romney and the elections going on in SC this week and how it was going for the missionaries in the area. He told us he didn't have time to worry about Mitt and wasn't really sure who he was. He said that would explain why people were accusing them of knocking on doors and campaigning for Mitt. He reassured us that he was working for the Lord and too busy to worry about anything else. "After all I am a representative of Jesus Christ".........Love that boy :)
This is me on my last day in Myrtle Beach watching the sun rise, it was really cool. There were dolphins 10 feet off the shore. This is a picture of me with this cool family, I really love them they are the best! The other picture is of the University of South Carolina football stadium.
I miss Myrtle Beach, but I love Columbia it is a great place to serve.