Sunday, August 13, 2017

Week 53

My week was good. We had a great P-day with President and were able to eat some American BBQ, watch Moana in Portuguese and then play some board games. It was great!

Then, on Tuesday we went to the temple with Barbara and Alesandro and Daneusa, our recent converts. We all enjoyed it and it was nice to be able to sit in the garden and just feel the spirit of the temple. I also got to see a few members from Jardin de Lago-Vicot and Pamela. It was nice to see them and see how things were there. After that, my week was pretty normal. 

I burned an old whiteish T-shirt that I had for my one year on the mission (videos attached). We also had a service project on Saturday where we helped reform a daycare/ school. I got paint all over me, but I loved every minute of it. But that was pretty much my week.

Tomorrow are transfers and I will stay and elder Dalson will be leaving. I will tell you about my new companion next week.

Have a great week and keep telling me all of the exciting news.

Sincerely,
Elder Jardine​

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Week 52
So we baptized Barbara who, thanks to our zone leader, knew that this was what she wanted. We had the interview on Friday and we had the baptism Saturday night with the confirmation on Sunday and we will be visiting the temple tomorrow. So things are progressing with her really quickly. 

Other than that, we had interviews with president which was great and we just worked the rest of the week. I am good, happy and healthy. Due to the fact that our zone baptized 6 people in 4 different areas, we now will go to President Hill's house to enjoy a p-day there, so that is why I am so early today.

It is so great to see that you are all doing well and I how you have a great week. I love you all so much and look forward to your emails next week!      
                                                                             
Sincerely and with much love,                                                                                                                                       Elder Jardine

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Week 51

This week was good. We were kind of everywhere, so here's a recap:
  • Tuesday- woke up at 4am to get to Campinas by 9 for zone conference (our president broke his foot playing badminton so he couldn't really travel much).
  • Wednesday- was a pretty normal day. My companion had to take care of some things at the bank so that took most of our morning.
  • Thursday- we had divisions with the district leaders, Elder Batista and Elder Bello, which was cool because I stayed with Batista who, believe it or not, is more of a Dragon Ball Z fan than I am😨😱😵😲
  • Friday- was a normal day; same old work.
  • Saturday- we went and painted a member's daycare, which was fun and then we had a festival at the church called Esta Julina, which was great because members brought a ton of friends for us to meet.
  • Sunday- church was great and after lunch we went and talked to Barbara (I will explain more after this).
So, all in all, this week was good for us.

Now, to talk about our most promising investigator, Barbara. As you know, we have been teaching her for three weeks now and she is loving it but has  not been sure if she should be baptized. So we told her this week at church she would receive an answer and she did! One after another for almost all the questions and thoughts in her head. When we went and visited her after, she explained that everything she was thinking about was addressed and that she was still trying to sort it all out. But we talked, gave her a mock interview and explained everything. 

She wants to be baptized. She has a testimony. She knows it's true, and she wants to follow it, but she still isn't sure. If you could please keep her in your prayers, that would be great. We will be going back there on Wednesday and we hope we can mark a date for this Saturday, so PLEASE keep her in your prayers.

Personally,  I am fine; gaining weight and muscle, so no real problems.

It is good to hear how your weeks are going hope you continue to have a great time and have fun at the great DL (Disneyland) for me.

Love you all!!!!!!!!!!

Sincerely,
Elder Jardine

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Week 50

This week was good. We did our best to teach our investigators and find new people and talk to 300 people, but it was all good. 

Barbara is progressing and she is loving church. She has a lot of questions now so we will go and teach her again tomorrow and see if we can mark a date for baptism. As for our other investigators, we unfortunately cut 4 due to the fact they didn't come to church and really only enjoy our company, so that is not what we are looking for. We will still visit them as like a plan D, but not as someone who we will focus on. 

As for church attendance, we only had Barbara come to church, so it was kind of a "what the freak!!!" moment but we moved on the same. We had an interesting gospel principles lesson about word and self-sufficiency and I was able to talk a lot about mom and how you taught us to work from an early age and the classic "if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right" statement and a lot of the people agreed with it. So, a massive "thanks, mom" for teaching me how to work hard and be self-sufficient!!!!!!!!!!!!!💞. Other than that, it was a pretty average week.

A note about my companion. His name is Hiram Dalsin and he is from Rio Grande de Sul (which is in Audrey Heiner's mission). He and his mother are converts and he is the first missionary in his family. He is a really great guy.

I officialy have one year left on my mission (if I don't extend), but will only celebrate on August 2nd by the burning of my old dirty white normal T-shirt with a nice fire that night. I will make a video and send you a bunch of pics (don't worry; it will be in English so you can understand). I am already getting some stuff ready; it is going to be great!! (Elder Jardine really likes campfires...)

Love you all and just remember that contention is of the devil; even if you are stressed, if you keep calm and breathe and talk like normal people, God will help and you will feel much better. That is something I have learned my entire life, but particularly on my mission. 

Love you all and have a fantastic week!!!!!

Sincerely
Elder Jardine​

Sunday, July 16, 2017



Week 49

This week was fantastic. We had many miracles happen. For example, we were able to teach 10 new people this week and mark 5 dates for baptism. If all goes well, we will have a lot of baptisms on the 23rd. We also had two people come to church. I know you want to learn about them so here we go:

  • Barbara- 19- went to church; will be moving to Washington this August to live with another family and study law (I think); loves our church due to its tranquility (you will not believe the things I have seen and heard happening in churches here).
  • Kelen and Wendel- 10 and 13- kids of two less actives who went less active due to the fact that they didn't know that there was a church just down the read from them. Wendel just had a foot surgery so he will be in a cast for two more months, but looks very promising. Kelen would have attended church yesterday but didn't due to a family emergency. Baptism date: 23-July-17.
  • Maria, Paulo, João- 50+,50+, 19- Maria is very opinionated and they promised to come to church next week. Baptism date: 23-July-17.
  • Brito- 50+ - father of a member; very welcoming and nice; will come to church next week.
  • Rosangola and Fernado- 30, 8- very receptive; just that the boyfriend is barely ever home and apparently not too receptive about religion. Baptism date: 23-July-17.
  • AnaMaria-50+- very welcoming and will come to church next week.
So, ya. A lot of success. We are also having a soon leaving missionary (Elder Jardine has been switching his phrases around more lately...) with us to kind of get him ready for when he leaves in August.

Happy late birthday, mom!!!!!! It was good to see the pictures and hear how you guys are doing. Keep having a great week and tell me how everything is going.

Love you all and hope you have a great week.

Sincerely,
Elder Jardine

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Week 48

This week was good. Let me start with what happened:
  • MONDAY-the usual. We also had a sweet family night at the house of one of the best youth I have seen in my mission (her name is Stephany).

  • TUESDAY-I got transferred. I am now in JundiaÍ Campo Limpo Paulista. It took two buses and one train to get here. And just to give you an idea as to where I am, if I go two more train stops, I am in the São Paulo South Mission, right on the edge. My new companion is Elder Dalsin (who was with me if you remember in Jardin de Lago when I first got there). So far, so good.

  • REST OF THE WEEK-same old work.
I am loving my new area. There is a lot of nature and today we hope to do a hike to a mini Cristo Redentor that we have in our area. But other than that, not much is happening.

It is good to see how all of you are doing. Have a great birthday, Hayden 😀😋. Everyone, have a great week and keep me informed as to how things are going.

Love you all.

Sincerely,
Elder Jardine