Current Address

Sister Jorden Elizabeth Jackson
Philippines Baguio Mission
PO Box 115
National Highway
Brgy. Lingsat
San Fernando, La Union

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One Liners of One Crazy Week (with explanations of course)

·         “Don’t come back! We won’t accommodate you again!” – One investigator yelled after us as we were leaving her house. DANG MAN! Don’t yell so loud! We are trying to teach your neighbors!

·         “Follow Jesus! Not Joseph Smith! Amen! Only Jesus!” – One preacher man came and preached to us. He kept chastising us telling us to quit teaching the Gospel of Joseph Smith. I happened to be using a “Gospel of Jesus Christ” pamphlet as a fan right then, so I showed him the title…yeah, he still didn’t believe me. Oh well. Whatcha gonna do?

[We don’t preach a “Gospel of Joseph Smith”]

·         “Maybe this is still happening right now.” – Norma after reading Amos 8:11-12. Because yeah, people are still looking for truth today. Norma is so bright. She could teach herself the lessons!

·         “Yes! It’s the same feeling I felt when I saw you, Sister Jackson, at the fruit and veggie market.” – Jocelyn. She said the closing prayer after a lesson and asked which church is true and the spirit was so strong! So afterwards I asked her “Did you feel that!?” Yes. “Have you ever felt that before?”…hence her answer!

·         “I don’t usually let all those other missionaries in. But you look different.” – Josie, our new investigator.

·         Me: “Did you pray to know if Joseph Smith is a true Prophet?”

Angie: “Yes.”

Me: “What did God say?”

Angie: “Yes.”

Me: “OK! So… the lesson!”

(It’s terrible, but I’m not used to it being that easy. So simple! Love Angie!)

Thank you so much for all the letters mom! Three now from April! You’re writing me so much! I love them. I read them all the time. I’ll write you back later today. :)

Thank you for the package Sister Krimme! You are so thoughtful! The chapstick is super handy and it was so great to hear from you! I’m excited to try out the eyeshadow tomorrow!


Biking in Burgham Park!
One of the bikes is made of children's lawn chairs. We all have to come back here! They have the weirdest, most awesome bikes!!
[My family has a tradition of biking in cities that we visit.]
We made guac! It was so so so good. AH!

1 comment:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

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    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez