Friday, November 25, 2016

July 21, 2015 ~ HE'S COMING HOME!

{I got this picture from a senior couple on their way home.  They were on the same flight.}

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015 ~ Week 104

{Missionaries leaving the PPM with President & Sister Anderson}

Well everyone,
Here we are. Just a little over 24 hours away from not being a full time missionary. Mixed emotions. 2 years ago when my mommy dropped me off at the MTC I had absolutely no clue what I was getting myself into..... At all. I hadn't really given it any serious thought. So imagine my surprise when I figured out that the next two years of my life would be full of uncomfortable situations, angry people, annoying companions, and terrible food. But wait, there's more... They would also be full of humbling testimonies, lives changed, miracles seen,
lessons learned, and my own conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The greatest thing I have gained from my mission that is absolutely priceless is the knowledge I have of my Savior. I have come to know Him. I have also come to know how little I do know about Him. I am so excited to be able to spend the rest of my life learning of him, and serving him. I've done my best to work hard these past two years, and I know that far greater are the blessings I've received than are the services I've given. God has been gracious with me, and He is gracious, and merciful to all who would follow his son. It's late Sunday night, and I've got a big long day ahead of me. 

I love you all and I will see you on Tuesday!


Elder Jorgensen

Missionaries leaving the PPM at Washington D.C Temple

Elders leaving the PPM with President Anderson at Washington D.C. Temple

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015 ~ Week 103

With the craziness of his last week in the field, Elder Jorgensen did not have time to send a blog email this week.  CRAZY that this sweet boy will be home in 8 days!  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 ~ Week 102

No official email today but we did get a few pictures and he did write me a little reply to my email. It seems that his heart is a little heavy. 
"I can't wait to see you!  I Love you! Sorry for being unnecessarily emotional. I'm feeling way too many emotions right now, and I'm going to pretty much be an emotional wreck these next 3 or 4 weeks. So... Good luck with that one! I'll do my best to keep it under wraps, but no promises. Love you! See you soon!"  

Poor guy.  He has loved his mission and I think it's getting real that he will be coming home soon. {15 days but who's counting?  ME!}

Elder Jorgensen and Elder Bergman at Washington DC temple with The Harshes

Elder Jorgensen and Elder Bergman at Washington DC temple

Elder Jorgensen at Freedom Foundation

Elder Jorgensen at Freedom Foundation

Monday, June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 ~ Week 101

Hello again!

This past week has been full of a lot of ups and downs, but in the end proved to be a really good week. After P-day we were driving to a member's house for dinner and there was a tornado warning in the area.  It was a torrential downpour of rain. We couldn't see 10 feet in front of us. It was very wet. This whole week has actually been just very wet. Lots of rain. 

After dinner we headed to the church to have a lesson with Jacqui and her two kids. It was so good! We gave them a church tour and spent some time in the chapel at first, just explaining to the kids what would be happening at church, so they would be comfortable. We let them know that we sang songs and how to find the words in the hymn book, where they could find the hymns, and what to do when the bread and water came. Then we let them talk in the microphone.  8 year old Jackson stood up and announced all the hymns to the imaginary congregation. It was so darn cute. We asked them about what they knew about Jesus Christ and it was probably the most special thing ever. Kellen (7) told us about how Jesus was killed by robbers for us, and then told some more, which I don't entirely remember.  Then Jackson says, "Now I'm going to tell you a story. Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph. Now, this is going to sound completely crazy, but Mary was pregnant, and I don't know how it happened. But Joseph took Mary to a farm, and the farmer said that they couldn't stay there, but that they could go have a baby in the pen with the animals. But the craziest part was Joseph wasn't even Jesus' dad." Well then who was? "It was God." Cutest, most adorable thing ever. Jacqui is doing really well. She wants to be baptized and is so solid.  It seems that it's just going to take some time for her.

Have a great week!

Elder Jorgensen

Elder Jorgensen, Jackson, and Kellen

Monday, June 22, 2015

June 22, 2015 ~ WEEK 100

Hey there everyone! 
It's been a real swell week. Or actually, it's been a rather Swoll week. If you didn't know, Elder Bergman really
likes to lift, and stuff like that, and so that's what we do. We take our early morning workouts very seriously here in the Valley Forge West Zone. "Get big, stay huge" that's our motto. The only thing we take more seriously than pec day is... Well... Umm.... This is awkward...  

But anyways, due to our diligence to strictly living the word of Wisdom, we have seen blessings bigger than our biceps (now that's saying something.) Jacqui came to church this week! We had a lesson with her on Friday where we taught her the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is amazing to see the growth that she has made. She is the single most prepared person I have ever met. She had to work until 3 am and still came to 9AM church, and was there early. She took her own initiative to go and meet people and loved it. We are teaching her again tonight. We also had zone conference yesterday with Elder Katcher of the 70. It was an amazing experience. He taught us about mind sets, and how to not set limitations on yourself. We talked about working with the Ward council, and a whole bunch of stuff. I bore my testimony at the end, and I'll tell Ya, that was cake. The most difficult thing in the world was singing our mission hymn one last time at the end... Rough stuff. But I got through it. Stuff is getting real here. But, I'm ready to take all I learned at zone conference and apply it. Our goal is to be hitting 30 lessons a week by the end of the transfer and 200 as a zone. Very possible, and everyone is very prepared. I think I'm smelling some miracles on the horizon... Or maybe that's ammonia... Maybe a little of both... Anyways! 

I love you all! Remember to squeeze those scapula!

Elder Jorgensen