"And now, my son, I have told you this that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the light of the world. Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness." ~Alma 38:9~
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Anywhere Elder Jardine goes, he finds four-legged friends!
This little kitten was at the church. Latched onto Elder Jardine right off...
This week was great. I was in campinas on Monday (to talk with President) and on Thursday (we had a mission tour). On Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, we did the normal things for work. We found a few people to teach, but not quite sure if they are investigators.
On Saturday, we did some service for a less active member-just hauling some dirt so they can do a few re-modifications to their house, which was good. On Thursday, like I said, we had a mission tour where we had one of the local seventies, Elder Fortunato and his wife. They spoke to us about a variety of things that really helped me and got me re-energized to work, so that was great.
But that was my week. This week will be my last week in Mogiguaçu for a while (I think/hope). Transfers are on the 28th, so I will tell you how that goes in two weeks.
Keep having great weeks and keep emailing me, especially pictures/videos; people love to see that kind of thing here. So do I, so anything really... Tucker being guilty, Lauren playing volleyball, Jaron and Hayden trying to fight to be the dominant male... anything really.
Have a great week and I will write you next Monday!
Week 29 This week was good. We did a lot of talking, but unfortunately, not a whole lot of teaching. But we will kill it this week, I promise. We had a few interesting things happen this week. First of all, this past Saturday, we went and talked English with some kids at a local language school which was originally made by a member. (I am actually siting in one in Campinas emailing for free because I am a missionary. Missionary work has its perks aside from two pizzas for around three dollars.) We (Elder Fischer and I) just talked about what we do a lot in our country and with our lives. They asked us some questions and one of the kids at the end of the session asked if he could give me a hug. So that pretty much made his day. It was awesome. Life here is going well and just to answer some of your questions:
No, I will not stay in this area one more transfer or I will go crazy.
I am darn near fluent in Portuguese; so is Elder Fischer.
We didn't find anyone new to teach this week, but we will keep working.
Elder A Santos is a great guy who likes to talk about DragonBall Z, Naruto and other stuff I like which is fun, but all around he is a hard worker and a good friend.
Sorry. Due to how this desktop is designed, I can't email photos, but I will next week.
Keep having great weeks and I will continue to pray for you all.
Week 28 This week was good for us. We taught a lot of people and now have 8 new people to teach. One of our most promising is Iracinea. She is great. She really wants to know what church to follow and when we talked about a living prophet, her mind was blown. It was great to see her desire along with her daughter who lives in France. So, that is crazy and we are stoked about it. The new schedule is working out great for us and we are getting a lot of work done. The weather here is starting to get colder and rainier and I am counting down the days until Daylight Savings time starts so I can get one more hour of sleep. But ya, all is great here.
It is always good to hear how your weeks are going and keep enjoying your weeks.
Week 27 This week was pretty normal. We walked a LOT and talked to a lot of people, but unfortunately, almost all of our commitments fell, so that was a bummer. But ,we will continue on and pray for the Spirit. As far as Danilo goes, we have stopped visiting him. He lives far away and every time without fail we try to pass there, they are not there, so that is a bummer. But Erica is good. She explained that she has a small problem with her throat so that explains why she wasn't coming to church, but it's all good now. I love Elder A Santos! He is a hard worker and we get along great. We have cut Rodrigo and Fabriela because they didn't come to church and they have stopped answering the phone and door. So, I get the message. But, all good! It is great to see how your weeks are going and how the Lord is blessing you guys. Keep enjoying the snow and have fantastic weeks.