Sunday, February 11, 2018

Week 78

This week was good. We had a million things happening:
  1. Monday we taught a lesson with President Hill. It was the mother of a member who we thought lived in our area, but afterwards we learned that she isn't😢. But it was a cool experience.
  2. Wednesday we had multi zone conference and I was able to conduct and give part of a training (we basically read a bit, had some elders do a practice, and president took it for there. We did that about 6 times.). It was great. I could feel the Lord give me his strength. (I was feeling sick and didn't know if I could stand that long without needing to use the bathroom.) but it was all good and afterwards president said that that was one of the best zone conferences he has had😁.
  3. Thursday we had divisions with the assistants in their area which was cool. I stayed with Elder Morris from my group and we were able to teach a small family. It was really cool to see how Morris taught and see where I can improve.
  4. The next day, we went and did a baptismal interview which was fun. The girl passed, was baptized and confirmed so that was cool.
So that was my week. I am feeling better and we are working hard and starting to have more success. We weren't able to find a bunch of new people to teach, but we will start working more with the members to receive more referrals and teach more part member families, so we are excited to keep working with that.

The weather here is good. I am not having problems with the weather, so it is all good. We aren't really receiving too much rain, just once in a while (almost every day), but I am enjoying it.

It is good to see how things are progressing there. Keep me informed about the family and the happenings there.

I love you all soooooooo much!!!!!! Have a great week!!!

Elder Jardine
Week 77

So to start off, no I didn't get transferred and neither did my companion which means that my next area will be my last😱. It is crazy. Our week was good, but the best part was on Saturday we received a call from another missionary who said that he had marked an appointment for us. That morning, we had prayed that we could teach 3 new people and that they could accept a baptismal date and, what do you know? We got there and we were able to teach a couple and their daughter and they all accepted a baptismal date for the 16th of February!!!!!!!!
When we left, we were soooooooo happy. It was like the best two year's hallelujah moment. They were all super nice, even the dog (which is a labrador) was great!!!!! GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!! 
The only down part of the week was that on Sunday, out of nowhere, I developed a fever. But it is all good. I am taking care of it and already feel a thousand times better. I am thinking about taking vitamins to better my health. We will see.

My memories about my first baptism:
     I was nervous and excited at the same time. We had been working with Erica for the entire transfer. I said a prayer to help me feel better. I had spent most of the day before memorizing the baptismal prayer, but in the end, it all worked out and I was able to baptize Erica. I felt good and excited to know that I was doing what I came here to do.

Well, that was my week. Tonight we have a lesson with President Hill so I am super excited to see how president teaches. And this Wednesday, we have zone conference. I will be conducting the meeting so that will be fun as well as the training that me and Bachiochi will give, so pray that all goes well.

Keep having awesome weeks. Be sure to send me pictures of Charlie (Elder Jardine's sister, Jessica, and her husband have chosen Charlotte Rose [aka Charlie] for their baby's name) so I can show everyone here 🤗. Be safe and have a great week.

Love you all sooooooooo much!!!!!!

Elder Jardine

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Week 76

This week was pretty relaxed (for a missionary standard). We taught a lot and walked more-either in pouring rain or burning sun which I didn't really mind. We are progressing with some investigators, but no baptisms yet. We found two people called Jose and Luiza who have a daughter who lives in Lehi, Utah and are members!!! They are super nice and we hope to baptize them before they move to Utah (which is a surprise in itself, seeing as how they are like 60-70). But we have some plans, so we are excited. 

Tomorrow is transfers and we are still waiting to know who will go and who will stay (I could be either one so I am almost wanting to call the assistants to see why the crap it is taking so long) but we will see. Right now, my companion and I are trying to be the best examples of obedience so we can whip our zone in shape. We are reading the missionary manual and are doing our absolute best to do everything with exactness. It isn't easy, but I certainly feel better than when I wasn't that obedient with my last companion.

Well, I am great here. Glad to see that everything is going well there and I am super excited for my little niece (freak, I am old!) Keep me informed on stuff and be sure to let everyone there know that I love them.

I love you all soooooo much!!!!!!Have a great week!!!!!

Elder Jardine

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Week 75

This week was good. We had leadership meeting a few days ago. Then, I had an interview with president after. It was great! I love talking with president; he is a great guy and an incredible example and mentor for me. So you can imagine how I felt when one of the district leaders of my zone said that he had no respect for president and that president doesn't care about him (just because president didn't pay to help a knee problem that came from when he broke his toe a month before the mission)😦😧😨😩😠. But I did what I could to help. Our investigators are great. We had one named Diogo come to church, so that was super exciting!

I am good here. Still a zone leader. Transfers are on the 23rd so we will see if I stay or go-could be either one honestly. I am also suuuuuper excited about the 6th of February (that's when Jessica, Elder Jardine's sister is due to have her baby). I cant wait to be an uncle so you can bet that I will be praying for that.

You guys keep having an awesome week and keep me in the know about things.

Love you all sooooooo much!!!! Have a great week!

Elder Jardine
Week 74

Well, things here are going well. We are working hard and are having some success. The weather has been interesting here- either blazing hot or raining, so it has been interesting to work. We are finding some new people to teach. It is just that nobody is coming to church which is frustrating! But we will work with them. We are working hard with various members who are a great help to us.

I am good-working hard with Elder Bachiochi to whip our zone in shape which is kind of frustrating but we get by.

I am glad to see that everything is going well and hope that the Lord continues to bless and protect you.

I love you all sooooooooo much!!!!!!!!! Have a great week.

Elder Jardine

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Merry Christmas from Brazil!
Elder Jardine with his companion, Elder Bachiochi

Week 73

This week was great! It was great to see you guys and talk!

So, yes, the baptisms happened!!! It took a bit more work than needed (president had to interview one), but it all worked out great. They were baptized and confirmed, so we ended the year out strong!

New Years was great. I made a video of all of the fireworks that were going on. We also spent some time with a member, so that was fun. I ate a ton of food, especially meat 😋. Now, I am super excited to work on this year and see how I can get better.

So ya, I am great-happy and motivated and a bit crazy. That's a good combination, right?

I hope things keep going well and that the Lord continues to bless you.

Love you all soooooooo much!!!!!!

Elder Jardine