Sunday, June 17, 2018

*Elder Jardine will be returning home from his mission on Saturday, July 14th. He will report in church on Sunday, July 15th at 11:00 am. The address of the church building is 10962 N. 6400 W. Highland, Utah. There will be a luncheon to follow the 3-hour church block. Hope you can all join us in welcoming Nathan home.
Week 93
My week was good. We had zone conference (President and Sister Hill's last) on Wednesday and I learned a lot and was also able to talk with my President who also helped me a lot. So now, I am good. I was stressed because of our area and my companion, but now I am all good so no worries. 

We are working hard and doing what we can. I am praying for another miracle this transfer, so we will see what happens. I have my last interview with President Hill tomorrow and I am super excited to see how it goes. I am excited to see how things go until the end of my mission and see what is going to happen with me for the new transfer (I hope I just go to another area as a trio and work until Friday afternoon and just go home, get my bag, and say bye, then go.) but, honestly, I have no idea what will happen. We will just have to see.

I am good. Doing what I can and trying not to think about how much time I have left (when I see a commercial plane, I get the weirdest feeling of dread, excitement, anxiety, and a whole bunch of things, so that is interesting).

It is good to see that all is well there. Keep me up to date on all of the happenings there.

I love you all soooooo much and hope that you guys have a great week!!

Elder Jardine

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Week 92

So this Tuesday, we were surprised with an emergency transfer. My new companion is Elder V. Silva. As for the area, we cut Denise and Edinaldo; they weren't progressing, so that was sad, but we will live. 

We were able to baptize Vanessa so we are super happy about that. It was truly a miracle. The mission tour didn't happen due to the strike that ended (for now). So things are just normalizing now so no problems. We have zone conference this Wednesday which I am excited for. These things are always super helpful (it is also my last one).

I am good- a bit stressed because of some things that are going on, but I will all be taken care of so there shouldn't be any problems.

It is good to see that all is going well there and I am excited to hear about the wedding and yard getting done. Keep me up to date on things there.

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

Elder Jardine

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Week 91

Nothing happened at transfers. I stayed here and so did Elder Ribiero. Our week was good. A few members gave me some goodies on my birthday.

We are working with Vanessa and she is progressing. She will be baptized this Saturday. This week, we will have a mission tour and I am interested to see how we get to Campinas (the truckers had a strike in the entire country blocking all the freeways and good stuff like that. So basically, the entire country is having a gasoline crisis... so we will see how long this goes). 

Edinaldo and Denise are going a bit slow so we are trying to see how this week will go-if we keep or cut them. So we will see what their attitudes are. 

I am good here-working hard and still not believing that this will be my last full transfer of the mission so we will see what other surprises happen in the last weeks of the mission.

I am glad to see that everything is going well there and I hope all goes well this week.

Love you all soooo much and hope you all have a good week!!!!

Elder Jardine

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Week 90

My week was good. A few things are happening, so return of the bullet points:
  • We are teaching a couple named Edinaldo and Denise and they are progressing and have a desire to learn. It's just that Denise said that she is a bit hard-hearted due to her past, but she still wants to learn and do something about it. So that is all we can ask for. So that is awesome.
  • We taught  the sister of a member on Saturday. She came to church two weeks ago, but we were only able to teach there this week. Her brother's schedule is crazy apparently, but the lesson was awesome. The brother is named Alinho and he is returning to church and was struggling with support (his wife is a less active that is a bit of a rebel apparently), but now he has a greater desire due to the fact that his sister, Vanessa will be baptized the 2nd of June!!!!! It was an awesome experience and we are super happy and nervous because...
  • transfers!!!!!! One of us will be transferred tomorrow. We should know soon, but either one of us could leave. So that is nerve racking.
  • yesterday was stake conference and it was awesome because both President and Sister Hill spoke and President Perrot of the Seventy also spoke (who was also the past president of the Campinas Brazil mission). I learned a lot and I really felt the Spirit, Especially since Vanessa was there!!!
So a lot of excitement now. It is hard to believe that only three months ago, I came and reopened this area (it is a ward and the missionaries we transferred due to some problems with the rules). I am excited to see if I will go or if I will stay; either one, I am happy. This next transfer will be 5 weeks and it will be my last full transfer and it is also the last transfer of President Hill, so we will see what happens there. Either way, I am really excited to see what happens, and finally be able to shed some light on what will happen with me as my mission comes to a close. But don't worry; I am working as hard as ever so I don't regret the last moments of my mission.

It is good to see that everything is going well there. Keep it up with the yard and everything. 

Love you all soooooo much and hope the best for you all!!!!!!  I will tell you about the transfer next week!!

love you!!!!!

Elder Jardine

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Week 89

This week was a bit difficult. We are working hard and doing everything we can, but people don't always receive us. We have some new ideas, so we will do a few tests and see what works better. 

Amanda is progressing; she went to church this week and she loved it. Her boyfriend (a less active returning member) is also beginning to kind of pull her ear about a few things like reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. 

We also have interviews with my president. We had a priesthood lesson about pornography and what we can do to protect our families. I thought about Brigham's program and I really hope that it keep progressing.

I am super excited for Mother's Day. I can't say an hour when I'll call yet, but you can count on 5:30 -6:00 pm here, so around 2 there. I will send you and email before I call.

It is good to see things progressing there and that Lauren's surgery went well and that the yard is going better.

Well, I will call you on Mother's Day and yes, I remember my Skype password, so no worries there.

Have a fantastic week and see you guys on Sunday.

Elder Jardine

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week 88

This week was good. We worked hard and are having some success. We are teaching some people, but nothing solid yet other than Amanda. 
We had a service project of painting on Saturday which was fun. And we found a woman named Elena who looks promising. Other than that, not much is going on. This week, we also have zone conference so I am looking forward to that; we will see what happens.

I am glad to see that everything is going well there and can't wait to see you guys on Mother's Day. I will start trying to figure something out here and when I have something solid, I will tell you.

So my president said that my release date will be July 15th, so I will have two weeks with the new president. All I know about him is that he is from North Carolina. I really wanted to be there for Hayden's wedding, but sorry, that is not going to happen.

So that's all for now; I know it's not much, but it's what I got for ya.

Have a great week and keep me up to date on things.

Elder Jardine

P.S.-my companion is from Fortalesa, Brazil. He had 1 year and 2 months on the mission. He is a great guy and we are getting along.