Sorry folks, we have been on vacation for a while. I will update Travis' last two weeks of emails, the most recent will be first, the earlier will be later, to keep things chronological. Thanks for watching his blog.
So... It's been a good week. I love mijo.
We have also had some pretty colorful tracting experiences together. Wednesday was our first full pross (proselyting--trying to find people to teach) day and we need some new investigators so we hit the streets and tracted. (knocked on doors) No one really opened up, but those who did left us with some good memories for sure. There was one dude who we had to knock 3 times to get to open up. We heard noise inside and knew someone was in there so I was pretty persistent. Finally the door opened up, and there was a white dude standing in his briefs with his pants around his ankles and a wild look on his face, and he asked us, "Who wants to party?!?" Mijo was kind of stunned so I just spoke what came to my mind, "not us." He said, "Sorry, can't help you then," and slammed the door. Afterwards we heard some good laughter and if I'd had a hat on I would have tipped it to the guy,
Yesterday we had a good lesson with some new investigators. We found them knocking on Friday, the kid's name is UUUU, he is 18 and from Honduras. So yesterday we taught him and he opened up and told us when he was 16-18 he was in prison.. .don't know why yet but when he told us that I had the very strong impression that he is ready for this message.
Because I know you are dying to know mijo is doing pretty good. He's definitely green and kind of clingy... when we went out to eat a couple times he ordered what I ordered, he always stops praying right after I do and he always waits for me to go through a door first... but he is always happy and humble so... sal good.
Aight peeps, gotta go.
Elder Travis Jorgensen
Week of 6 24
I HAVE AN HIJO!!!!!!!!
This weekend waiting for transfer calls was STRESSFUL!!!!!!! How President does them is people who are going to train get their calls first, and then later come the ones for if you are going to move or not. Usually training calls come between 10 and 12. By 11:59 I was about ready to kick a baby... and then 30 minutes later when I had all but pulled my hair out, President Morby called me and asked me if I would train. I was PUMPED!!! Both Warenski and I were also both assuming that I would go out to Sandy to do it too, because this is Elder Warenski's last transfer and it just wouldn't make sense to send him there. So that call came and I was a little disappointed I'm not going to lie. I have had a lot of cool experiences out in Sandy and feel really close to a lot of those families. So I took it pretty hard. Thankfully God gave me an attitude adjustment. After the calls came we went by a member who was one of the first converts in Paraguay. She spent 10 years of her life living in the wilderness because of the persecution she faced for being a member
Luckily something that is taking the stress of is that mijo, Elder Soriano,
So... randomly, I am getting quite the list of books I want to read when I get home. Like The Lincoln Thesis that I saw in Deseret Book the other day. And The Lost Language of Symbolism. And Lectures on Faith, the Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt, and a lot more. I can't do anything about it out here, because I can't read them so if I bought them I'd just haul them around, but maybe if you see them in stores on sale you could keep me in mind.
Alright I love you guys!!
Elder Travis Jorgensen