Well... I'd ask what's up... but I just read that so I know already... sounds like everything is doing alright... glad to hear no one is dying or anything
This week was pretty slow as far as the work goes. Morrison and I have decided that we pretty much need to scrap all of our investigators and find some new ones because we've found quite a few... but they are all not progressing how we would like them to (editor's note--I changed the wording--he's a wee bit frustrated...:). And Morrison and I are running low on miles so we are pretty much going to be walking everywhere this week... which is going to make our teaching super ineffective because we don't have a part of our area where we can just go and street contact people... ssssssoooooo.... this last week was interesting and this one will be too.
That's ok... we still have a few things going for us. Juana is doing good. She is going through a lot of opposition from her family because she decided to get baptized... but she is holding in there and we are still teaching Alex. Eric's younger sister has also come to church 3 times now, we are hoping to baptize her soon. AND Eric's older brother, who was the first one Cooper and I talked to at their door but haven't really talked to since, sat in while we watched a movie about Jesus last night... I've waited like 18 weeks to see some sign of progress from him.
A couple more miracles and 1 funny story... Elder Christofferson came and spoke to our mission on Saturday morning.
Miracle #2 happened walking to Church yesterday... yes... walking.
Like I said, we are short on miles, so anywhere we can walk, we are
walking. And actually it's even a miracle that we got to walk instead of
having to use miles to drive. Usually, since the new year, Morrison and
I have had to pick up Mario to take him to Church because all of the
members are late in the morning as it is and Mario lives far away from
everybody, except the less actives he lives by, the ones I ate dinner
with my first night here, the Acevedo family, who hasn't come to Church
since I got here. Yesterday they helped us give Mario a ride, they
dropped him off, which is progress with them. So it's like an hour walk
to Church... we didn't leave until 45 minutes before it started, and
then I realized I had forgotten my name tag, so we had to go back and
grab it, and then just started speed walking pretty much. As we were
walking we saw a Mexican, dressed up, walking towards us. We are
supposed to talk with everyone, so I asked him how he was. He looked at
my name-tag that I had forgotten, and asked us if we were going to
Church. We said yes, he asked if it was in Spanish... we said yes, he
asked if he could follow us, and of course we said yes. We started
talking more and his name is Marcelo... he was one of the first convert
baptisms in Israel. He told us he had been going to an English ward, but
he doesn't really understand English, so he went out that day and tried
to find the Spanish ward. And to me it was kinda just like Heavenly
Father saying "I know you are working hard, and I haven't forgotten
|Not Elder Jorgensen, but you get the idea...|
Ummmm funny story... again relating back to us not having miles... and we needed a ride home from Church yesterday because we didn't have time to walk home and then get to where we needed to be by when we needed to be there... and another companionship needed a ride too... so we were faced with the daunting task of fitting 6 people in a 4 passenger car. How did we do it, you might ask? Well...we did (editor's note--some content has been edited so as not to give bad ideas to young drivers whom might be reading this post...:)
Oh and in other news... Our mission will be getting Ipads on February 4th... there were 30 stateside misisons selected for this Pilot program... the OPM originally was not one of them... but that got changed because the quorum of the 70 all agreed that they wanted President Morby to be one of the mission presidents who helped test this out... so yeah... He's a pretty cool dude. The new one is going to be Elder Ballard's son, he comes in July 1st...
Aight I think that's all... Love you guys!!
Elder Travis Jorgensen!