Sunday, August 27, 2017

Week 55

Well, this week was full of walking, rain, and more walking. We spent as much time on the streets trying to talk to people as mom did at PGHS (Last week, I was at work 65 hours... and school hadn't even started for the year yet). We weren't able to enter into any houses, but we have faith that this week will be better. 

As for my new designation, it is a bit different, but I am already used to it (4 of my 6 comps were district leaders). 

Other than the usual walk and talk, we said "see you later" (I hate good-byes) to Barbara this Wednesday which was kind of sad. She left for New York this Saturday. 

We also had zone conference this Thursday which was great. I always enjoy talking with president and other missionaries. As for me, I am good and healthy. My new companion is awesome and we are getting along great!

So ya, that about sums up my week. It is sweet to see how your weeks are going. Good luck at school this week, and with the house and work and the baby (Jessica) and everything else.

Love you all sooooooo much!!!!

Elder Jardine
Week 54

This week was good. We had transfers and now my new companion is Elder Conceção of Senhor do Bomfim in the northern part of Brazil. He is a great guy and we are getting along great. He has 4 months on the mission, so he's my first companion that is younger than me (in the mission; he is actually 20). 
Also, I am now the new district leader so I am learning the ropes of that. So my week goes as follows:
  • Tuesday-transfers
  • Wednesday-district meting in the morning and hot chocolate night at the church.
  • Thursday-Saturday-contacts in the morning and visits/appointments in the afternoon and at night.
  • Sunday-Barbara's last Sunday in Brazil😭(she will leave for New York City on Saturday and then after a few days there she will be off to Maryland to be an au pair) and choir practice at night (I miss South Eugene choir).
So that was my week. I am growing physically and spiritually every day. The mission is not easy, but I am living through it and I don't regret it at all.

It is good to see how things are progressing there and I hope that everything continues to go well for you guys. Send me pictures and tell me how things are.

I love you all soooooooooooo much and I pray for you continually.

Elder Jardine

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Week 53

My week was good. We had a great P-day with President and were able to eat some American BBQ, watch Moana in Portuguese and then play some board games. It was great!

Then, on Tuesday we went to the temple with Barbara and Alesandro and Daneusa, our recent converts. We all enjoyed it and it was nice to be able to sit in the garden and just feel the spirit of the temple. I also got to see a few members from Jardin de Lago-Vicot and Pamela. It was nice to see them and see how things were there. After that, my week was pretty normal. 

I burned an old whiteish T-shirt that I had for my one year on the mission (videos attached). We also had a service project on Saturday where we helped reform a daycare/ school. I got paint all over me, but I loved every minute of it. But that was pretty much my week.

Tomorrow are transfers and I will stay and elder Dalson will be leaving. I will tell you about my new companion next week.

Have a great week and keep telling me all of the exciting news.

Elder Jardine​

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Week 52
So we baptized Barbara who, thanks to our zone leader, knew that this was what she wanted. We had the interview on Friday and we had the baptism Saturday night with the confirmation on Sunday and we will be visiting the temple tomorrow. So things are progressing with her really quickly. 

Other than that, we had interviews with president which was great and we just worked the rest of the week. I am good, happy and healthy. Due to the fact that our zone baptized 6 people in 4 different areas, we now will go to President Hill's house to enjoy a p-day there, so that is why I am so early today.

It is so great to see that you are all doing well and I how you have a great week. I love you all so much and look forward to your emails next week!      
Sincerely and with much love,                                                                                                                                       Elder Jardine

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Week 51

This week was good. We were kind of everywhere, so here's a recap:
  • Tuesday- woke up at 4am to get to Campinas by 9 for zone conference (our president broke his foot playing badminton so he couldn't really travel much).
  • Wednesday- was a pretty normal day. My companion had to take care of some things at the bank so that took most of our morning.
  • Thursday- we had divisions with the district leaders, Elder Batista and Elder Bello, which was cool because I stayed with Batista who, believe it or not, is more of a Dragon Ball Z fan than I am😨😱😵😲
  • Friday- was a normal day; same old work.
  • Saturday- we went and painted a member's daycare, which was fun and then we had a festival at the church called Esta Julina, which was great because members brought a ton of friends for us to meet.
  • Sunday- church was great and after lunch we went and talked to Barbara (I will explain more after this).
So, all in all, this week was good for us.

Now, to talk about our most promising investigator, Barbara. As you know, we have been teaching her for three weeks now and she is loving it but has  not been sure if she should be baptized. So we told her this week at church she would receive an answer and she did! One after another for almost all the questions and thoughts in her head. When we went and visited her after, she explained that everything she was thinking about was addressed and that she was still trying to sort it all out. But we talked, gave her a mock interview and explained everything. 

She wants to be baptized. She has a testimony. She knows it's true, and she wants to follow it, but she still isn't sure. If you could please keep her in your prayers, that would be great. We will be going back there on Wednesday and we hope we can mark a date for this Saturday, so PLEASE keep her in your prayers.

Personally,  I am fine; gaining weight and muscle, so no real problems.

It is good to hear how your weeks are going hope you continue to have a great time and have fun at the great DL (Disneyland) for me.

Love you all!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Jardine