Monday, June 30, 2014

sick little missionary

June 30, 2014

Hey family!

This week was SO crazy I cant even tell you. I got super SUPER sick and we couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. After I would eat anything my tummy would swell up like a BALLOON and it looked like I was pregnant... I was like OH my gosh my tummy is EXPLODING! So we took some anti parasite pills to see if that would work but it didn't. After throwing up and having a super miserable night (a super miserable few days actually), we took a trip to the hospital. I HATE the hospital as you all know, but after taking an ultra sound and drawing my blood (I know I almost passed out haha) they found out I had had a TON of things wrong with me. I had a urinary infection, an infection in my colon, another ovarian cyst, a respiratory infection AND... parasites. So I was just a poor sick little missionary haha. But they have me on lots of pills and I am feeling SO much better, and I'm going to finish these last five weeks of my mission strong. I'm gonna send you all some pics of my tummy (it was HUGE haha) me and all my pills, and then some pics of what we eat for lunch today.

Anyways, I love you guys so much. Have a WONDERFUL week and know that I'm happy, alive and will be home in no time. The church is truuuuue and I love yoooooou :)

Love, Hna Nielson

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Margury

June 23, 2014

Hey family!

How are you all? I miss you guys so much hope everything is awesome over there in the summer time.

Everything's good over here in Granada. My companion Hermana Pereira is great and we've been getting along super well. I'm so happy the Lord blessed me with someone so nice to end my time here on the mission. Its REALLY really hott here, but we tough it out okay. I got really sunburned the first few days but its turning into a tan now which is awesome!

Our area is the poorest area I have ever been in, so its been really sad for me to see the way these people are living, you know? But the house my compaƱera and I have is BEAUTIFUL. It has a lil balcony and EVERYTHING. I KNEW the Lord would bless me with a pretty house to end with haha.

In other news, we had a baptism on saturday to a lady named Margury! She was SO ready to be baptized when I came so it was really awesome.  Her two little girls we screaming and crying when she got in the water cause they thought she was going to drown for some reason, but she still felt the spirit which was good haha.

The church is true, I love you, and I wish you all a WONDERFUL week :)

Love, Hermana Nielson

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Transfer Day

June 16

Hey mom!

I had changes and am back in Granada! (aka the hottest place in the WORLD) My companion is SUPER chill :) Her name is Hermana Pereira and is from Guatemala. She has 3 months to go and is SO awesome. We have a SUPER awesome house that has its own little balcony! Its great. I'll take some more pics and send them next week. I love you!

Love

Hermana Nielson


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Saying goodbye to dear friends

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Bags packed waiting for transfers

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New home with Hermana Pereira
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Monday, June 2, 2014

P-Day at the Beach

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Duct Tape

June 2, 2014

Hey family!

I will be home soon! Isn't that crazy? I still can't even believe it haha. I've been going through all of my stuff and there is a TON I haven't even used haha. Lotion, sunscreen, aloe-vera, little shampoos, razors, batteries and all sorts of little things we thought I would need nearly 15 months ago.

The funniest thing that Mom put in there was, duck tape. I have had a whole roll of duck tape just sitting there and I've NEVER used it... UNTIL this week. 

The Hermanas of Jinotepe who are REALLY good friends of mine were trying to organize the baptism of a little boy with a broken arm. He wasn't going to be able to be baptized because he couldn't get his arm wet. They were all ¨Man... I wish we had some duck tape from the states so we could just duck tape a plastic bag around his arm...¨ That's when I said, ¨Hey, you know what? I think I have some!¨ And sure enough, I had a whole unused roll of it just sitting in my suitcase haha. So my MOM was the cause of a little boys baptism, because she was in tune enough with the Spirit to know that I would need it, 15 months in the future. 

Isn't that awesome?? You're a hero mom. Thank you :)

And THEN! That night it was POURING rain and bugs of EVERY kind were invading our little house. Ants, bees, cockroaches, wasps, mosquitoes and all these awful little bugs were coming in the house through the spaces in the walls and windows. We were screaming and trying to kill them all when I thought, oh my gosh, I can seal the spaces around the windows with duck tape. So I did and it SAVED our lives! I was SUPER upset about the bugs haha, so if I look really angry in the picture, I WAS haha. Anyways, it was really cool to see how following the little prompting of the spirit, and the decisions we make from over a year ago, will end up helping us in the times we need it most. I love you guys so much, I love this Church and I love duck tape. 

Have a WONDERFUL week and I'll talk to you all soon. :)

Love, Hermana Nielson 

PS: And here a pic of me and the mission presidents wife who is SO much like my real mom its not even funny haha.

I love you!

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