Monday, August 27, 2012

Acheived our Goal

This past week was amazing, spiritual, and stress filled.  Our zone had a goal for the month of 14 baptisms and we only got 4 of those in the first 3 weeks.  We had 10 baptisms scheduled for the last week and we spent the week interviewing, fasting and praying, and making sure they were ready.  The hard work paid off and we hit our goal so the entire zone gets to go to the temple on Tuesday and do baptisms for the dead.  In my head I kept thinking wow we are awesome then I read something in the scriptures that was meant for me.  It is Alma 26: 11-12 where the Lord said all things happen because of me not you.  It was a neat (humbling) experience and strengthened my testimony so much. 
A priest in the ward made a cake for us.  That is the missionaries on both sides of him on the cake, he is the one in the middle.  I am also getting transferred this week.  I won't be a Zone Leader any more, they are white washing me and assigning me a brand new missionary. 
I love being a missionary!  I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!

Love you all,
Elder Dane Nielsen

Monday, August 20, 2012

SC - Zone Leaders

No message from Elder Nielsen today just this picture of him and his companion.  Transfers are August 29th and Dane feels like he will get transferred.  They have loved serving together and have worked well together.......... We love you Elder Nielsen.  Keep up the good work!!

We just received the iternary for Dane's return home;

Date: November 17th
Time: 4:04 p.m.
Place: Salt Lake City, Utah ........home!!!!!

Love you all,
Elder Dane Nielsen

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Great Grandson

Every missionary in this picture has been trained by me either directly or indirectly.  The Elder on the far left is in missionary terms my great grandson.  Pretty cool!
This is me on exchanges with Elder Bailey.  He is Colin Argyle's cousin and knows Cory, Stacey, and Braxton Argyle.  The top picture is of good ol downtown Simpsonville.
We have a lot of baptisms coming up these next few weeks with great miracles happening everyday all around us.  I love being a missionary!
Love you all,
Elder Dane Nielsen

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Full Circle

That's me shooting the rock and my new scripture case cover.  We had a baptism this past week.  It was an amazing experience.  A guy we baptized two months ago baptized one of his friends.  It was really cool to see the full process of having someone who was not a member change so much to have the gospel in his life, get baptized, get the Aaronic priesthood, bless the sacrament, then baptize their friend.  No doubt the church is true!! 

Elder Dane Nielsen