Sunday, March 26, 2017

Elder Jardine with a puppy.
I have no idea what's going on here, but apparently,
there's a whole gang of stray dogs in Brazil...
Elder Jardine out to lunch with his district.
1 year for Elder A Santos

Week 34

This week was okay. We received 12 references last week and we devoted the majority of our time trying to find them. We literally walked my entire area trying to contact these people and the majority of the time it was raining, so that was fun. But in the end, about 5 or 6 were the wrong address or just didn't exist; 3 didn't want to hear what we had to say, but 3 or 4 were interested. So we will teach them this week, so that is exciting. 
As for baptisms, we aren't even having people come to church so that is frustrating. The three with the most promise are Emilio, but we are thinking about cutting him because his girlfriend is more closed off than a rock; Venicios who has a lot of questions, but is feeling the Spirit; and Carol, the girlfriend of Venicios, whose dad won't let her come to church, insisting that she will go to his church seeing as how they are " very similar" 😟😡. But we will keep trying to have them come to church this week.

As for me personally, I am fine. Tired because of all the walking, but it all comes with the mission, right? I am getting along with my companion and the other two missionaries in our house--Elder Daloin and Elder J Forte. We celebrated the one year anniversary of my companion with the ceremonial burning of the shirt and eating marshmallows (pictures are below).

It is good to see how all of you are doing. Keep telling me how life is treating you and any news that you think I should know. Have a great week and I will tell you more good news next week.

Love you!!!

Elder Jardine