Monday, February 17, 2014

February 18, 2014 ~ Week 30

Hey Everyone-
So this week has been pretty crazy. On Tuesday we had zone conference where we finally got our iPads. They are seriously so helpful for planning and teaching, and other things. Mostly for studying though. That is so weird, but so easy. We are allowed to email from our iPads too which is awesome because now we don't have to drive all the way to the church every Monday to email. The zone conference when we got these though was such a long, long, long day. We spent probably 4 hours just setting up our iPads. We had to go step by step setting up our emails, and all the security stuff on them as they are pretty locked down. Then driving home we got stuck in stop and go traffic, which was pretty miserable.  It was an awesome day, but so, so, so, so, so, so, so very long. Then for the rest of the week we got around a foot and a half of snow. Which was ridiculous because everyone here freaks out if there is 2 inches of snow. Our cars were grounded for most of the week, so we didn't get too much done all in all. We spent a lot of time shoveling. {Yay service!} What is really bad though was down in Reading...the streets are super narrow to begin with, and in areas where there are row homes, the street is lined we cars. So it snows a bunch, then the plows shoot the snow onto all the cars, and as a result cars are completely buried in snow, and you have to dig them out. Seriously though Reading is just a mess in general, they have run out of places to put the snow. Luckily we don't live in Reading so we don't have to deal with it as much.

So on Saturday, Steve got baptized! It was SUPER awesome. I'm not sure If I've told you all about Steve, but he is so awesome. He has come a very, very long way to get baptized. He is such a trooper and he has such a strong testimony.
He was baptized by his grandfather, and confirmed by the bishop. At his baptism, I gave the talk on baptism, and I really really wanted it to not be the typical baptism talk that people give every time. I spoke a lot about desires, and about how when we are baptized we aren't promising our Heavenly Father that we will be perfect, but that we are promising him that we desire to be so, and that we will always desire to be better. I thought it was good, but I gave it. 

Hmmm let's see... Other great things that happened this week... I got a
 Valentine package with a bunch of nice notes from people about what they love about me! I really appreciated that. It helped me to feel very loved. So THANK YOU to all who took part in that! It was very much appreciated. Also, on Friday we were getting ready for bed when our doorbell rang, and the pizza guy was there. My mom had ordered pizza for us. Isn't she the best? Anyways, thanks for all the love and support! I love you all! The church is true, and awesome, and perfect.

Love,  Elder Jorgensen


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