"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, June 25, 2017
Elder Jardine's district
Elder Jardine's zone (his companion is to his left)
Week 46 This week was something. Okay... I have to be kind of honest here; it kind of sucked. We had already cut Emerson due to the fact that we could never meet with him. We were able to talk to Robson and he said that he didn't what anymore involvement with the church due to the fact that he needs to find work. We didn't destroy him like we could have so we could at least leave one door open for him. So, as of now, we have no one in our teaching pool. After that, we kind of got depressed and it was difficult to find a reason to work. Then on Friday, we finally decided it was enough. We went and sat down at a table in the park in our complex and analyzed our problems-what we were doing wrong, what we were going to do better, and how we could solve our problems. Now, we are all good and hoping that this week will be better. Good news of this week was that we had a bunch on less active members come to church, so that was good to see. So now, just pray that we will find some new people this week to teach.
It is good to hear how your weeks are going. Keep me informed on the house and things like that.
Week 45 This week was good; just a few things have been happening:
I had interviews with President Hill which was fun.
We marked a date for Robson (that is actually how you spell his name) for the 17th, but after that day, we haven't been able to get in contact with him. So that is weird; just remember him in your prayers.
Other than that, my week was pretty normal. Just the usual things-work, teaching, and stuff. It has been getting cold down here so I am starting to use my sweater more.
It is always great to hear how things are going at home. Keep me informed and send me pictures of Tucker and stuff.
This week was great. We did pretty much the same old thing-going around, trying to get people to let us in to say a prayer. We had divisions with the zone leaders in their area. I was great, especially since we had a stroganoff pizza at night .
We are also working on having a house and district shirt made, both of which I did the drawings for (the pictures are down below). Robson is doing great. He doesn't have any problems with the commandments. He gives us a ride even though he is unemployed and his gas is about empty. And he was at church before we were this Sunday. We got there at 8:35 . He just needs to associate the feelings he feels with the Spirit and an answer. Unfortunately, we weren't able to teach Emerson this week and he wasn't at church, but we will pass by there on Tuesday. We also had another surprise. This Sunday, one of our other investigators, Mateus, came to church so we will also be teaching him this week.
As for the daily life of a missionary, we wake up at 6:30 am, eat, exercise, and get ready for the day. We do personal gospel study from 8:30 to 9:30 am. Then, we leave the house to go talk to everyone and clap on doors to see if people are interested in a prayer or a message. We usually eat lunch with a member and if we have appointments to teach other people, we go. During the day, we choose a time to do companionship study and language study. We generally have a 30 minute break at 5:30 to eat and rest and we work until we have to be home, which is 9:30 pm. So that is pretty much my average day.
It is good to hear how you guys are doing. As for Audrey's call, I am stoked!!!! Brazil is awesome!!!!!! (A friend Nathan went to school with in Eugene, Oregon whose family also moved to Utah was called to the Brazil Porto Alegre mission.)
Well, you guys have a great week and I will write you next week.
Week 43 This week was great. Last p-day, I was surprised to receive a gigantic birthday cake from an investigator of the other companionship. We still have it in our fridge even after letting 8 to 10 missionaries at it. We also had a great Nerf fight and as usual we ate pizza the next night (Dominoes has a two for one deal on Tuesday; we loooove it!!!) We were able to teach some new people this week. Their names are Emerson and Hobson. Emerson, after 28 years of smoking, quit on a dime (especially since he gave us his cigarettes, lighter, and the freaking ash tray too) and seems pretty good. Hobson is amazing. He is about 30 years old and is loving what we are teaching him. He is unemployed so has nothing but time. He is reading everything we are giving him and even has the Gordon B Hinckley manual. Hobson was also at church and went to every activity that he knew about at the church. This week, we have a goal to mark his date, so fingers crossed. I renewed my visa this week which was kind of a shocker seeing as how I almost have only 1 year and 2 months left It is scary!!! We also had zone conference the same day so my companion and I got to catch a ride with the president to our stake center, which was cool. I also played trash basketball with my two English classes this week, which was really fun. Other than that, it was just normal work this week.
It is great to hear about your weeks. As for the house concrete thing, I know a guy in Georgia who does that sort of thing, especially pools, so I could totally hook you up (since he is my companion's dad .) [We mentioned to Elder Jardine some difficulties in getting some projects in the backyard done along with the driveway in the new house.]
Enjoy your busy summer and be sure to send me some photos.
Well, keep being awesome and having all kinds of adventures.