Monday, November 12, 2012
This is a picture of us golfing and my last baptism in South Carolina as a servant of Jesus Christ. I am so blessed and humbled at the opportunity I have had to serve these past two years and become who the Lord wants me to be. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings right now and I know my time as a missionary is over. I am sad that I will not be able to go out everyday and knock doors and invite people to be baptized and repent. I am excited to see my family. The thing I am most thankful for is the chance I have had to spend time on a mission. It has truly changed my life forever. I have never loved something as much as I have loved my mission. I have been changed eternally and spiritually blessed.
We baptized this amazing lady this week. She is in the Air Force and read the entire Book of Mormon in a week. We taught her for about 3 weeks then she got baptized. I have never felt the spirit so strong at a baptism as I did at hers. She is truly amazing. She bought me a cake and a watch for me birthday.
This past week was so great and spiritual. I know this week will be filled with much excitement, miracles, heartache, and joy. I love you all so much and I want you to know I know this church is true, that Jesus is the Christ and that he lives and died for us to take away our pain. I know the Book of Mormom is the word of God and brings happiness to all. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet and that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today. I love being a missionary and will cherish this experience everyday of my life. I love you and all and pray for you always!
Love you all,
Elder Dane Nielsen
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