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.
It was great hearing from Elder Nielsen today....that boy is still the same!! Fish and all!!
"Howdy friends and fam! I love you all so much this past week we had another baptism and this Saturday we have one as well. I went fishing in the pond out back and caught a "delicious bass" !!!!!!! I love being a missionary. I look forward to seeing you all soon, but I still have work to do. I love to baptize and love being an Elder.
"Love Elder Nielsen"
We were happy to hear him say he was looking forward to seeing us all soon because on Mother's Day he told us he was never coming home. We figured he would come home after he got all his work done in S.C. We love and miss this boy! We have felt the blessings from our Heavenly Father
I'm currently serving in a beautiful area with green rolling hills, (Simpsonsville). I haven't spent a lot of time in my area because I'm always on exchanges, but I sure love it. Happy Mother's Day.
We had a great visit with Dane on Mother's Day. He said he was going to create an agenda for our call and talk about coming home was not going to be on the list. He is so focused on the Lord's work right now and that is all we could hope for. He said his Mission President will give the missionaries signs (4 fingers means your doing great, 3 fingers means your doing okay, 2 fingers not so good, etc.). We asked him what sign he typically gets from the President and he said he has always been and always will be a four.
These are my last few days in Windsor Lake and us in our Piggly Wiggly shirts. Haha! Piggly Wiggly is a big grocery store chain on the East coast. I got transferred to Simpsonville which is really close to the BMW plant. It is a suburb of Greenville. I love it here. It is farmland with rolling green hills. I am in a very small town about half the size of Spanish Fork. I could not be more happy.
Mom, please text all the family and tell them "I love them".
These are our two baptisms this past week and in fact my last two in Windsor Lake, I'm being transferred this Wednesday. I really enjoy this area and the people here, but I'm also happy and excited for a change. I love this work, this is the best time of my life.