Sunday, March 18, 2018

Week 83

So, I was transferred to Jundiai Planalto and I am opening the area. My new companion is Elder Ribero from Fortalesa, Brazil. We are working hard. It is a great place and our area is huge. We are still getting to know the members and such, but things are progressing little by little. I am healthy, just a bit stressed (1-because of opening an area and 2-because the house was filthy when I got here. But with the help of the other two missionaries here-Elder Emeric and Elder J Silva-that was taken care of). 
I am starting to get excited to see what I can do in this area (it might be my last). So hopefully next week I will have a bunch of good news for you guys.

I am sssssuuuuper happy to see that things are progressing there and that Ashley said yes (send me a video por favor) and I can't wait to see Charlie at Mother's Day.

Keep having a great time there and keep me up to date on things. Love you all sooooooo much and have a fantastic week.

Elder Jardine​

Week 82

This week was good. We worked hard and had a lot of success. Unfortunately, we weren't able to talk to Douglas, but we have him marked for tonight so that will be good. We had interviews with President which was good. He gave me sone advice that I am applying. But other than that, it was a pretty normal week. We were able to find 10 new people to teach and we already have a bunch of references to contact this week so that will be fun.

It is great to see how things are going there. Enjoy the snow and Charlie (who I am super excited to see on Mother's Day by the way) and keep me up-to-date on how the proposal goes if it still hasn't happened.

I love you all soooo much and hope you all have a great week!!!!!

Elder Jardine

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Week 81

So just to start off... I am being transferred tomorrow.
My week was good. We worked hard and things are going well. We had divisions with some other missionaries which was good. We had a Nerf war and were able to work hard.

I am good here. The sun is super strong, but we were able to work all the same.

It is good to see how things are going there. Keep sending me pictures of Charlie and Tucker. I will let you know about my new area and my new companion next week which is exciting because it will probably be my last area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Underneath are some pictures of some members and investigators; the senior couple are the ones who have a daughter in Lehi and are planning on moving to Utah. They are awesome because every time we visit them, they always give us a lot of food!!!!! They are amazing.

Keep me up to date on how things are there and now you can start the count down of 16 weeks😂. I can't lie; I am a bit trunky.

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

Elder Jardine

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Week 79

My week was good; we worked hard and we had some success. Leah and Raissa are progressing, but we had to move their date to 27-2 because they weren't at church this Sunday.

Funny story... we were in one neighborhood that is the farthest from our house and a dog started to follow us, so we were good samaritans and bought him a bone. He took it, walked a few meters and dropped it in the dirt😑.  He followed us all the way to our house, so we gave him our leftovers. He was funny. Other than that, not much happened.

It is crazy hot here and the sun is ridiculous, but we get by. Thank heaven for sunscreen and rain, so it is all good.

I am soooooooooooooooooooooo freaking happy to see that all went well with Charlotte 😂😂. Keep me up on things and keep having great weeks.

Love you all soooooooooo much and hope everything goes well for you guys!!!!!!

Elder Jardine
Week 80

Wow!  A lot is happening there! I am suuuuuper happy about Charlie (Elder Jardine's sister, Jessica, and her husband had their baby; they named her Charlotte Rose). I have used her for about 3 messages about the plan of salvation and stuff, so that is amazing! 

My week was good. Saturday was a bit rushed. We were flying around our area to try to teach lessons. Friday we had a leadership meeting and we were able to establish that the lesson minimum for each companionship is 15 lessons per week, so we will work with that. 

Unfortunately, Leah and Raissa decided to stop receiving us due to the fact that they both were proposed to so that is a happy/sad moment. But we have a new investigator named Douglas who is basically a member; he just needs to be baptized so pray that it works out. 

We are good here. I have officially entered into the last 18 weeks of my mission 😱 It goes by soooooo fast. Transfers will be on the 6th and I will go to my last area.

So that is what is going on. We are happy and healthy and excited to keep working.

I love you all sooooooooooooooooooooo much and hope everything works out there!!!!
Have a great week.

Elder Jardine

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