Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Re: Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas!
This week was freaking... crazy... ridiculous. Allow me to give a few examples. Thursday and friday (yes, both days) we got phone calls from random phone numbers and it ended up being English members in need of blessings. The first one was a man who had just had his appendix out, and then had a stroke.... and then the next day was a sister who found out her boyfriend had cheated on her, and had like suicidal depression... so that was hard to be around, but it really drove home the importance of being worthy to use the priesthood whenever it's necessary... Although in all sincerity I was kind of shaken up after that second one.
And then Saturday was straight LOCO!!!! There is a member of the branch whose husband died recently, and she is moving back to Arizona, and getting evicted from her apt. So on Saturday we were planning on moving her stuff at 2, and at 1 she called us and said she didn't have a truck. So we called everyone under the freaking sun trying to find one, and the best we could do was a set of elders with a mini van, so we freaking had to switch vehicles with them and make like 3 trips in the mini van.... and then we got home from that and had locked our apt, the elders with our car had the keys, which meant that I had to scale up to our second story apt and break in the back door... #beastmode.... Rereading this it doesn't sound like that thrilling of a week, but it was crazy, little things just happened.
I did get the package this morning, thanks guys. As far as skyping goes, yes I'm planning on Skyping, but we don't have the when quite figured out yet... probably sometime around 1, but I'll keep you posted... we have to find a member to go with because my comp's ipad doesn't work for skyping... that's about all I know!
I love you guys and hope you have a good week, remember that package can't be opened until I'm present on skype!
I'm sorry to hear about grandma B...
So my new area is FREAKING STACKED!!!!!!!! My companion and I were walking around in the promised land last night, a HUGE apt complex that is LOADED, and we saw a family unloading their truck of moving stuff.
This is my new address... I'm not quite sure the ZIP but the city is Tigard. It's a pretty big area again so please in your prayers ask that I can get to know the area... I am also still a district leader (not sure why) but.... yeah...:)
Alright anything else? I love you guys, let me know if there is anything I can do for ya!Elder Travis Jorgensen!
HEY GUYS!!! So I just had the greatest pday of my mission... NIKE!!! FREAK YES!!!!!!!
Tell you about our investigators... We really don't have that many.. so it's a good and a bad thing that we get along so well. We get in a ton of fights over stuff like that but we're never mad for too long. We butt heads A LOT!!!!! It has made me question how stubborn of girls I will want to date when I get home...
Alright, I also am struggling with something else that I would appreciate if you guys kept in your prayers. I miss girls, A LOT!! . so that's my mini vent, girls are freaking getting me off my game some days.
We had a cool experience happen on Saturday. We haven't had a district meeting in a few weeks, people have been sick. But we got one on Saturday because we have an Elder going home next week. So it was my turn to give the training and practice, and I just gave it on having effective prayers. We have been having lots of trainings on ipads lately and I feel like if I were a new missionary I would know how to use the ipads but I wouldn't know how to be a missionary. So I took it back to the basics, and so the practice part was just saying a 20 minute prayer by ourselves. When we got back together, the spirit was STRONG! There are just 6 of us and we are all Elders, but one was crying and the rest of us were all very sober. It was just powerful and good things happened in all of our areas the rest of that day.Alright I think that's all guys, did I miss anything? I love you, have a good week!
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Hey guys! So Thanksgiving was the freaking bomb, Sister Salazar went HAM and made Turkey, Ham, Chicken, Rice, beans, and spaghetti!
ate so fetching much, and Elder Jessen liked it too! It was funny
because the next night we got taken out to eat at Baja Fresh and Elder
Jessen ordered some taquitos and rice, and after we finished he told me
that now that he's had real mexican food he will never be able to go
|Not the actual meal, but you get the idea...|
Ok actually today has been dope. One of our investigators bought us breakfast, and then for zone pday we went to play laser tag
Mom I don't think I will need the long johns
Mom I don't think I will need the long johns
I don't knowh what else to tell you guys. Yesterday was my 16 month mark, that hit me during sacrament meeting that 2/3 of my mission is gone..... I only have 8 months left...Sorry guys it really was just a slow week. But next week I should go to nike...
Sent from my iPad
So first of all, Mom, those cookies are fantastic! I love them and am struggling not to eat them all every day!
OH so on Sunday, Jose Salazar got the Melchizedek priesthood yesterday,and I got to go back and help ordain him to the office of an Elder, they are gonna go through the temple soon. We are going to their house for thanksgiving, I'll have spent both of my thanksgivings with them!
I think that's about it for this week, I gotta go! have a good thanksgiving thanks again for the package, I love you guys!