Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015 ~ Week 96

Hey everyone! 
It's been a crazy week it has. I can't remember much that happened at the moment, so I'll give you a day by day!

After P-day was over we went to a members house to help out a recent convert with her family history work. She started with nothing and within 20 minutes of me and her just sitting down and going at it, we were able to find a line, and go back to the 1300's..... She was so excited to tell all of her family members, and also because there was another person in her family that is a member. She was so excited.

We had a couple appointments fall through in the morning so we walked around and talked to people in Norristown, to no success. Then we went and had a lesson with an investigator whose kids all have been baptized; she's still a work in progress though. It was really good though. We went over baptismal interview questions and found some doctrinal potholes to fill in. We had lunch with a recent convert who has some parrots that talk to you. They were entertaining. We helped a less active older member clean his apartment because he can' too it himself and had dinner with a great couple that we're helping get to the temple. Then we visited a recent convert who is going through a really hard time.

I went on exchanges with Elder Dalton over in Kennet Square. It was fun even though he's a Spanish elder so that meant I basically just followed him around while he talked to people in Spanish all day long. :)

We went to Kennet Square district meeting, then spent 5 hours walking the streets of Norristown talking to people. I also had a bird poop on my face. It was terribly funny. We had a few guys who show some potential we found. Then we had dinner with a member, and I, due to my sometimes rather slow filter, told them their couch would make a great ugly tie. Oops! They weren't offended though, so it was great.

We went and helped out in the food pantry up in Schwenksville, then weekly planned, went to dinner with a recent convert, then had lessons with a few less actives. Then that night we had a lesson with someone in our apartment complex who is 17.  He loves meeting with us and we had a great lesson on faith and repentance. Some of the guys that live next door to us (members who are selling pest control for the summer) came with us and it was fantastic.

We spent all day finding some people to teach, and found 3 new investigators. It was great. We were working hard trying to talk to everyone that we could, and just weren't seeing any success, and then some guy pulled his car over to talk to us and he was super sincere and didn't yell at us. It was nice. Then we had two other ladies call us over to talk to them. They had recently visited the temple in SLC and were interested in coming to church. We'll be seeing them later this week.

We had stake coordination meeting with our mission president and the stake presidency. It was a great meeting and I learned a ton. We went and had another lesson with the part member family we saw earlier in the week and spent some time finding in Norristown! It's great!

So as you can see, we have had a super great week and I'm excited to keep going! I love you all!

~Elder Jorgensen

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