Tuesday, October 22, 2013

it's the Roach Motel, but we call it home.... eeeek!

Well family I have been transferred to Lawrenceville with my new companion whom I am training, sister Snyder, she I a brand new 19 year old sister and she is great! upon arriving to our new area we were greeted by SEVERAL cockroaches... the carpet was crawling with the lil buggers! we had the office come and spray... and they are slowly dying off, but every night while we plan... one will get brave and run across my desk... and now instead of screaming like a little girl I just kill them... and yes, with my bare hands... because they are so fast, I don't have time to run and get a shoe... so I have become skilled in killing the nasty critters!
our apartment is actually in the boundaries of the Lilburn ward which borders the Lawrenceville ward... so there are members in the complex who i've eaten with while I was in Lilburn... kinda crazy!

Anyway, we are, what we call "white- washing" we are a brand new set of missionaries so we know nothing about the area, and we have no investigators to teach we know no one... it's challenging, but we just keep workin hard. the work keeps on moving forward...
I am really excited to hear from Elder Oaks this week as he will be speaking to your mission on Saturday!
I am loving my mission still and I am so glad that I have served! this has been the greatest experience of my life and will continue to produce blessings throughout my life
well family I hope that you all are having a great week
LOVE!! ya !!

Sister Dannika Nielsen

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Elder Oaks is coming!!!

 Elder Oaks from the twelve is coming to our mission to talk with us!! Yay my first apostle on my mission! I am SO EXCITED!
Oh and I am being transferred to Lawrenceville... back to the Lilburn stake for me! and there is another sister there who is training, her name Is sister Nelson... ha ha a sister Nielsen and a sister Nelson in the same ward... that is gonna be confusing!
Oh and I am also training a new missionary... ive been called to train again... president told me to tell you that he says I am one of the best missionaries in the mission... I don't know if I believe that, but I a definitely one of the oldest... ha ha!
So, things are going well... we have 3 investigators on date for baptism... of course now that I am leaving... but that's ok.
I am really nervous to train again, I know I have done it twice before, but I really jut hope that I can measure up to the challenge...

have a good week!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pray for baptisms and they will be given to you!

CHECK OUT ctrlds.org and then look under johns creek ward and the last updated pics are of my birthday! ha ha they are fun!!

I hope that yall are still reading along with me! we are in alma now... i LOVE the book of alma i know it is alot of war... but we can learn so much from these chapters!!

So this week sister allen and i have really been focusing on finding new investigators... because our teaching pool was becoming shallow... the great people we were teaching were beginning to drop off... so everytime we prayed we would ask to be able to find those who would be serious about baptism... we prayed and prayed and then tracted and tracted... finally at the end of the week we get a txt from one of the ladies in our ward!! "Sisters, this is huge!! my sister in law wants to be baptized!!" so we have a brand new investigator that we will begin teaching this week... then yesterday we put another one of our investigators on date for november 9th... and then we met another little family that we prayed with and they said they would like to learn more about the church, then another one last night who said she was looking for a different church and she told us to come back this coming week to teach her... all in one weekend we were blessed to make some pretty great progress in increasing our teaching pool! 
well family im sorry there isn't more to tell this week... it's been alot of finding this week

i hope yall are having a great week

Sister Dannika Nielsen