Know that I your son Harry Nielsen am alive and doing very well. The first day has already taught me more than I have ever thought to know on the experience as a missionary. Do not grieve or have fear for me ^^ I am happy and excited to learn and give the work to many people.
Tell Dad I love him, as well as Ellie, Sam, and Sariah.
This was to Ellie, she asked him a ton of questions in a letter to him and these are his responses.
Elleanor Rigby: Hey Ellie!!!!!!! I miss you. Each time I get a letter from you and read it. I only can laugh and smile. to begin answering all your questions about the MTC.
Yes it is like a Buffet here, they serve three different types of Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner with many types of sides and of course unlimited PB&J sandwiches and cereal. While the food has been for the most part good... Sometimes I take a bite of my cheeseburger and the bun is hard like a rock. They do serve a lot of WHEAT here so I constantly have to gauge what I eat so my companion doesn't feel weighed down by me needing to relieve myself.
**LOL Harry has a wheat allergy! Wheat also happens to be something he loves to eat! It will be a balancing act for sure!
More on the 16th
ALSO ALSO!!! I am ten days into my scarf. Everyone around me thinks its so cool that I can knit, and draw. I even talked a little about my book to them and they were amazed. I guess I never realized that I looked at a so different angle than others...SO far my mission experience has been the ultimate eye opener for me and I cannot wait to gain more experience.
In closing....I miss you all.. I miss Ellie and the fun we had. I miss Sam and always having tiny moments to help him grow. I miss Sariah and how silly she was. And I especially miss you two Mom and Dad. My life would have never gone this way and I would have never felt so much of the gospel. My life has forever changed and I am happy it has. I will email you all more next week when my next P-day is and hope you all have a wonderful blessed day.
I am loving his letters. At the MTC his P Day was Wednesday. (P Day is short for preparation day. It is a day to prep, do laundry, email and write family, help with service projects, etc.) Harry was excited because this week he got to attend the Provo Temple.... that makes 5 temples so far.... St. George, Las Vegas, San Diego, Salt Lake City and of course Provo. It's good because there isn't one in his mission area so he probably won't have the opportunity to go for the next two years.
That's all for now. He gets to call us on Monday, I will write more as I know more.