Sunday, January 29, 2017

Week 26

So, this week was interesting. We had transfers and my new companion is Elder A Santos and he is great. A few things I have learned about him: he is from Sedip, Brazil, he has 9 months in the mission, this is his third area and he is optimistic. He has the same Goku shirt as me which is awesome and somehow he knows more about Dragon BallZ than me 😵. He is amazing and hard working. 

We are working hard here and are teaching a few people that have promise. Rodrigo and Fabriela are great people who are very welcoming. Fabriela is pregnant, so our focus is the family and first thing we are going to focus on is having them get married. But, they really are great people, although, their little 6 week old puppy has very sharp teeth and loves us. So, we are working and we are starting to get somewhere.

A few people to remember in your prayers. First, is Danilo. Pray that he will stop drinking and smoking and have a desire to return to the church. Also pray for Erica that she will also return and have courage to tell people to stop telling her all of the gossip in the ward and Irmão Luis that he will regain his testimony and tell us the real reason he has stopped coming to church.

It is good to see that everything is going well for you guys and I hope that you all have a great week.

Love and pray for you!

Elder Jardine

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Elder Jardine with his companion, Elder Almeida, overlooking Itapira
Elder Jardine with Elder Sosa
Working hard in the heat!
Elder Jardine finally found the recipe (on the back of the pumpkin can...) 
to make his favorite dessert! He said it was delish!

Week 25

So, my week was interesting. We didn't really work much due to the fact that I had something to do almost every morning. Terça ferra (Tuesday) was District meeting; on Wednesday, I was in Campinas to make a copy of a federal document; on Thursday, we worked; on Friday, I was in Itapira for divisions with the zone leaders and Saturday we were returning to our area. So, things were crazy. 

We don't have any new investigators, but we have a big teaching pool with lots of families with promise. I will visit them this week with my new companion who I will tell you about when I know who it is. 

But, this week was pretty normal. I finally made the pumpkin pie, which we quickly ate😀. It was delicious and I loved it. I will attach some pictures of this week. The views are of Itapira where I found Lombard Street!!!!!! It was like Itapira was the San Francisco of Brazil. I loved it. 

Well, that's all for now. The work is continuing to progress and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to write in English, so that is a good sign for my Portuguese, which people say I am fluent in. I have my doubts.

I love you all so much. Keep having great lives and enjoy the cold. It is blazing hot here; I would kill for snow, so ENJOY IT.

Love you guys and have a great week.

Elder Jardine

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Week 24

So, it has been a long time since I have emailed you guys and a lot has happened.

First off, Happy New Year!!!!!! It was great! We had a small barbecue. After that, we went to a member's house for a bit and then we were in house at 8, having a massive Nerf fight. I went to bed at about ten and was awakened by the fireworks at one am. We didn't really run into any drunk people the next day because it was Sunday, so that was good.

My weeks have been good. We have found some people to teach, but only time will tell if they are ready to be investigators... we'll see.

It was good to hear about your weeks and to see you all on Christmas and I hope you have another great week!!!!!!
I set some spiritual goals, some physical goals and some mental goals for the New Year. Hope you did too.

Love you all!!!


Elder Jardine

Oh!!!. P.S- have you heard about the new schedule? It is amazzzzzzing. Look it up. It is worldwide and it is perfect for the work here. We work more in the morning, study in the afternoon and work at night-the two coolest times of day.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Week 23

Elder Jardine hasn't had a P-day this past week because he had it on Saturday right before New Year's Day.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Week 22
It was good to see you guys over Skype on Christmas. One thing I forgot...PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN PIE! I NEED TO KNOW HOW LONG TO COOK IT. IF I DON'T KNOW THAT, I CAN'T MAKE IT, SO PLEASE TELL ME SO I CAN MAKE IT NEXT WEEK. (With his Christmas care package, I sent the makings for Nathan's favorite dessert-pumpkin pie. He's clearly anxious to make it...)

My week was good. We did the normal things-walk, talk, have nerf fights-the usual things. Today, we had a little shorrask (bbq) with the zone leaders and I was finally able to use normal clothes for the first time in 6 months and I learned that my jeans are tight and a bit short, so that is promising!!! (Elder Jardine told us he weighed 68 kilos, which is around 150 lbs-10 lbs. heavier than when he went out in August. The part about "a bit short" concerns me...he was already 6'8" when he went out. If he grows much taller, we won't be able to find pants for him...)

It was good to Skype and talk with you guys on Christmas and I was really happy to get to see you guys.

Email me how your week goes and I will write you in the New Year!!!!!!😄

Love you guys and hope you have a great week!!!!

Elder Jardine