Adrielle (Elle) Jackson received her mission call on May 4, 2015. She was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Washington Everett Mission. Elle entered the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah on July 29, 2015. This blog will follow Elle throughout her mission and share the experiences she has over her 18 months in Everett Washington.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Week 4: WOWZA
The elusive baby goat!
this week started off with me chasing a goat.....for thirty minutes.....Why was
I chasing a goat? Well I was on exchanges and we went to visit one of the
Lundeen Park Sisters potentials. Walking up the driveway on the left was a
mamma goat and a baby goat in their cage. If you didn't know I speak goat
naturally, and so I thought if I am going to share the Gospel with people I
might as well share the message with the goats. So when we were walking up the
driveway I was talking to them. As soon as I couldn't see them anymore I quit
talking. The mamma goat started to go crazy so we turned around and the baby
was out walking around (I am sure that he was so moved by the spirit that he
jumped out with joy). This led to us playing tag for thirty minutes. We got
really smart and put the baby back in the cage, but the baby goat was smarter.
He waited until we walked away and he got out again and that is when it got a
Elle and Kristey, owner of the pet rock.
After that I thought
that was how my whole week was going to go. But I was completely wrong and have
learned so many things. There is such an amazing family in our ward, they are
the Bissell's. This family is so amazing! She is a single mother with three
daughters. When we first met her we didn't know that she had only been a member
of the church since March of this year. She is always helping us and giving us
so many people to teach. Her daughters are so nice! Kristey let me hold her pet
rock. I was so honored that she was going to let me hold her pet rock! But
about half way though holding the rock she reminded me that he likes to be pet.
Which was great! But then she wanted me to clean it with hand sanitizer. I told
her that she could bathe the rock later. Another minute went by and she quit
talking, looked my square in the eye and said, "He doesn't want to be pet
anymore." I was trying so hard not to laugh because of how serious she
Because of Sister
Bissell we were able to meet Sister Willhouse. She is so amazing! If anyone has
been dealt a bad hand of cards she has, but she knows that with hard work she
will be able to come out of any bad situation. But this time it is a lot more
then she can handle. She has been inactive for almost her entire life. She knew
that we could help her so we are. She is now letting her daughter take the
lessons and be able to learn more. The lord has tender mercies for everyone.
We then had the
opportunity to hand wash a homeless mans clothes. We were weekly planning at
Taco Bell and started to talk to this kid named Ryan. He is homeless and loves
God, church, and everything to do with it. So we invited him to come to church
with us and to start to taking the lessons. He said that would be awesome and
so to make a long story longer we told him that we would wash his clothes for
him and get them back before church. So the next day we met him to get his
clothes. The power was out all day on Saturday. So when we went to throw
his clothes in the washer we couldn't. So we washed all of his clothes by hand.It was so nasty but we knew it was the right
thing to do and that he was going to come to church. Well he never showed up to
church, I was so heart broken.
We started to teach an
8 year old named Diggy. His family is less active and so we found it as a
perfect opportunity to be able to teach them all. And WE ARE! They came to church
and had a good experience. I know that this is just the beginning for them. I
can't wait to be able to keep teaching them and see the miracles that will come
for this family.
I had a lot of prayer
answered this Sunday and questions that have been on my mind. Prayers
with Faith will move mountains and I know that as we trust, everything will
work out and we will be able to have peace.
I love you all thank
you so much for the letters and packages!
We received this letter and pictures from the mission home yesterday and wanted to share them with everyone.