Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My last missionary email

Hey family

This week has been... surreal. I can hardly believe this incredible journey has come to a close. I have never felt the way I feel right now in my entire life. I feel so sad to be leaving the people who I have grown to love so much. Walking down these dirt covered roads this week, memories of my mission have been flooding through my mind. I can see all the people and their sweet faces, and I think about how much I love them. From my first convert to my last, they will all FOREVER have such a special place in my heart. My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude for being able to have such an incredible experience. I was taken out of my little Utah bubble and put into this country that completely opened my eyes. The way I see everything is different now. During my time here I have suffered more pain and trails than I ever had in my entire life, but at the same time I have never been sooo happy :´)

I have learned so many things over the course of this year and a half. I will share everything with you all in its due time, but the most important thing that I have learned out here and will be taking home with me in a couple days, is my testimony :) I love our Savior Jesus Christ. I have come to know Him on a very personal level, and can tell you all that He lives. He lives and loves us and died so we can live with Him again. 
My mission has prepared my for the rest of my life. I am now prepared to be a better sister, better daughter, better teacher, better wife, and better mother. Nothing has ever meant more to me than what my mission means to me. Because of my mission, I am who I am, and I am who I will be for the rest of my life.
I love you all so much. I'll keep this email short so because I will be able to talk to you and see you all in just a couple of days! Oh my GOSH!

I love you all so much and will see you sooo soon. For the mean time, have a WONDERFUL week and prepare yourselves. I'm coming home :)

Love, Hermana Nielson

Here are some pics of my last p-day hanging out with some Nortes from California who were catching me up on EVERYTHING today haha, the Zone eating some lunch, and my favorite family in the WORLD who gets baptized this Saturday, Lenin, Katherine and their little daughter Cielo :)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Virgilio

July 21

Hey everyone!
Oh my GOSH I miss you guys! Can you believe I'm coming home?? I'm so excited to see you all you have no idea :D These last 21 days I have left are going to be behind me all too fast... I feel so sad that my time here is going to end, but happy to see all of you again.

We had a baptism of Saturday to a little boy named Virgilio. He is SO cute its not even funny. His older brother Wilford who is a member, was by his side the entire time. Teaching him was one of the cutest sweetest things I have ever been apart of.

The day of his baptism we needed the signiture of his grandma, but we couldnt find her! We waited at his house for an hour but she still hadnt come back. I decided to look around the house for some reason, and I found her passed OUT on her bed! She would NOT wake up for anything. We tried poking her and calling out her name but NOTHING worked. My companion thought it was hilarious so she took a picture. She woke up like half an hour later and she was concious enough to sign the paper. She fell back asleep 2 seconds later... haha! Lesson learned: Don't mess with Nicaraguans and their sleep :P

Hahaha anways... I love you all so much and cant tell you enough how much I love this gospel. These 17 months really have been the most life changing months of my entire life. I cant wait to see you all again and tell you everything that I've learned. Until then, here are a couple little pics we took this week. I love you all so much and will talk to you soon!

Love, Hermana Nielson


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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Update on Oscar

Hey family & friends!

How are you all? I hope you all had an awesome fourth of July! It should be getting hot outside isn't it? I hope you are enjoying another beautiful summer in Utah and had an amazing week.

Do you guys remember one of my first few converts named Oscar that we baptized over a year ago? He was in our ward Sunday! It was the most incredible thing! He now has a mission call to Honduras and leaves next month! He bore his testimony and it was so strong. He has a beautiful girl friend who is going to serve a mission too and they are going to get married when they both return home. In this one year after his baptism, the course of his entire life has completely changed because we had found him. Seeing the end result of what we do was one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. I couldn't be more grateful to have had the opportunity to be here, and see the blessings that the Lord has had in store for these people long before we even met them.

I love you guys so much and hope you have a wonderful week. In one month I will be HOME and be able to give you all hugs in person, but until then here's a virtual one :) I love you guys so much and will talk to you soon!

Love, Hna Nielson


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