Tuesday, September 27, 2016

My Life is Goooood

Hey we have the John Deer factory store thing in our area. I saw it last week and it made me SO EXCITED! I can´t believe it.

Hermana Sweat and I were walking the other night and we walked past some punk teenage kids and they threw something and it hit a tree and then they threw some fruit or a rock at me I don´t know which and it hit me in the back hahahaha we just turned around and then kept walking hahaha it was so funny! That was probably the most interesting thing that has happened this week!

I am getting used to our area, it just blows my mind every day. It is so city and there´s literally no dirt roads or creepy food so I feel like it´s just a dream or something! Idk.

But we are in charge of 6 companionships of hermanas and all their areas are city and it´s way weird to go visit them, but I love it! Our apartment is really nice and we have 2 SHOWERS!!!! So it´s real nice here.

I keep wearing my hair down and I just let it air dry curly and now I’ve gotten the nickname Shakira jajaja that´s what Hermana Ardila calls me....we are having a ton of fun every day! There´s never a dull moment with 4 of us living together! I really like it!

Hna Ardila is so cool! We have the same time in the mission so we go home más o menos together, she´s just going to stop in Colombia jajaja. We´re just working hard and trying to find miracles.

Our ward is kinda lazy so we´re trying to help with that. There are a lot of challenges here and I like it. I don´t like to be bored anymore and there´s always work to do! I feel really blessed to be here and a lot of pressure, too. It´s really fun trying to balance everything and just always having something to solve or someone to help!

We´re pumped out of our minds to watch General Conference this week, I have been waiting for this since April jajaja I´ve got a lot of questions for el Señor that I need answers too and I know that conference is going to answer them! I hope you guys do the same, it´s the best weekend to receive revelation!

Love you all! Have a great week!

Ponderize: Alma 32:27

LOVE, Hermana Nielsen 

My first night here, Hna Sweat and I came out in the same outfits jajajaja

Zone Training...we taught Obedience yahoooo

Hnas Sweat, Guevarra, Ackerman,y yo

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Things Just Keep Getting Better

Hahahaha this has been the weirdest week of my mission! So Tuesday morning I left San Lorenzo...SO WEIRD. And a way cool member Hno. Suarez brought me here with some Elders that were going home. We just pulled up and there were like 8 Hermanas standing outside and I was like "Oh no" jajaja. But there were just some leaving and some had to stay with us because they were waiting for their companions and all that jazz...BUT here in our area we live with another companionship and it is so fun jajajaja!!!

We have a way chuchi apartment and I keep feeling like I am on vacation in St. George or something idk.  My companion is Hermana Ardila from Colombia and she´s like 5 feet tall and super sassy and so much fun!

But when I got here she had lost her voice and couldn´t talk. She got worse in the week so I was like yeah we gotta go to the doctor. She has bronchitis so we´ve been in the house for a couple of days. It´s been a little hard because I am so excited to get to know my new area and work a ton and I literally can´t sit still anymore!

But the other companionship that lives with us are having troubles too jaja Hermana Sosa (from Mexico) did something cray cray to her leg and hasn´t been able to work fully for like a month. Her and Hermana Sweat (from Heber UT also one of my BFFFFFF´s in the mission!!!!) have only been able to leave for half days so those two would leave for half day and then Hna Sweat would come and get me and we just had so much fun all week! It´s seriously been the funnest week!

The members here are really cool! We live in a way chuchi (fancy?¿) part! The city is called Fernando de la Mora and it´s all just houses and people that own cars!!! We have more than 3 members that have cars it´s crazy!!!

Hermana Ardila and I are Hna Leaders and we are in charge of 6 companionships and they all live like an hour away so it´s going to be real fun doing divisions.....but I am excited! I wasn´t expecting my last few months to be like this but it´s going to be good!

We had leadership council with President Wilson and the Zone leaders last week and it was really good. Our mission is focusing a ton on Preach My Gospel and I love it so much!

We also had a meeting with President and Hermana Wilson afterwards with just the Hna Leaders and they were all asking me questions because they are all brand new at this and I was just a real nervous mess. And all the Hermana Leaders are Latinas now except me so I was just trying to speak in spanish and not be nervous and act like I knew what I was doing jajaja it´s so funny being a gringo here! But I´m enjoying my time here a ton!

I´m way happy and I thought living with 4 of us was going to be a straight disaster but it´s been really fun and there´s a lot of potential for miracles! The heat is coming back and I weirdly like it (I think it´s because that´s what feeling like a missionary in Paraguay is). But that´s about it for the week!

Ponderize: Alma 8:14-15

LOVE, Hermana Nielsen

Monday, September 12, 2016

Que Fubeca

Hahahahaahaha whaaaaaa we just got our transfers! I am going to a place called Ettienne!!! My new comp is Hermana Ardilla!! She is from Colombia I think??

I am still an hermana leader hahahahahaha I thought I wasn´t going to be and I was way pumped to relax my last 2 transfers buuuttttt......we´re here to do the will of the Lord, right?? I can´t believe it though!

I have been in San Lorenzo for 6 months now and it feels like my home! I am probs going to cry a lot tonight. But we´re on to a new adventure! I have loved this area so much! The members here are incredible and I have seen so many miracles in this place.

This week has been way crazy with divisions and stuff but this weekend was SO AWESOME!!! So much spiritual feeding!

Elder Mark Bragg came on Saturday, he is an area 70, and we had a meeting with just the hna leaders and the zone leaders and it was so cool! He just talked to us about the mission and our calling and the authority we have. It was so cool and so much fun! He asked where we were all from and when I said Spanish Fork he was like, "do yu know the Youd family?" I was like jajajaja yeah one of them was my teacher in High school jajaja and he and I bonded for a moment! Idk how they know each other but if you see the Youd family tell them that I met Mark Bragg and he knows them jajajaja. 

Then Saturday night and Sunday morning we had stake conference and another area 70 came. Elder Krasnoselsky! He was sooooo cool and just talked so much about members and missionaries working together.

The temple prez and his wife talked too and his wife said that one time she was reading her liahona and felt like she should give it to a lady and her daughter that passed by her house selling fruit. A few years later they came back to her house and told her that they had gotten baptized and everything!!! It was so cool.

Sharing the gospel doesn't have to be scary or hard and it has eternal results. Share it with everybody!!!

I'm so excited for this new adventure that I'll have! I'm holding on to every last second that I have!!

Love you all! Have a great week!

Ponderize: Mosiah 24: 13-15

Love, Hermana Nielsen 

Monday, September 5, 2016


Mmmmmm not much this week. Except it's been raining A TON. Not a lot of people want to talk to us but we are having fun! And finding out who our real friends are jajaja. And it's way cold so that's fun. I have been listening to Christmas and I feel like it's Christmas time yahoo!

This week I went back to my first area, Reducto, on an intercambio with a way crazy hermana and we laughed our heads off and there was an activity that night in the church and we ate cow liver and heart and it's weird but that's just normal here hahaha.

We're just trying to work so hard! This is the last week of the transfer so we're just trying to find a ton of new investigators and people to help! We have found some miracles in the rain and a really cool family that let us in on Saturday night so it pumped us up!

We went and bought pants today and we're just waiting for the word for when we can start wearing them JAJAJAJA maybe we're gonna feel like Elders but maybe it will be fun for a day or two! I'll send you pics when we start! Sorry I don't have too much new to say!

But have a great week!

Ponderize: DandC 93:24

LOVE, Hermana Nielsen