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, November 10, 2015
Week 14: Cold, Colder, and Coldest!
Elle and her new companion Sister Foster.
if I haven’t told you already it is starting to get pretty cold. About 4:00 pm is
when the sun starts to go down, if it was even out-and then 5:00 pm it
is pretty dark. So around 5:30 we can go knock on doors. Most of the time when knocking doors after
5:30 we wake someone up who has gone to bed for the night. So now we are going
to have to get smart with what we do and when we do it. Make sure we are using
our time wisely.
Elle and Sister Foster. P-Day sending E-mails.
On a better note I was
able to get my new companion on Tuesday! Her name is Sister Foster. She is
from Exeter, California. She is so awesome! She is so ready and excited to
work! Heavenly Father really has blessed me with awesome companions thus far. I
do believe He will continue to bless me as long as I continue to be obedient
and work hard. I love being able to work with other missionaries who have the
same goals as I do and who are out here ready to share what has brought them
happiness and joy. I think that is why it is so easy to create friendships with
missionaries (before my mission I would run the other way). We understand each other because we have the
same goals every day.
When I picked Sister
Foster up on Tuesday we didn't get home to Lake Stevens until 9:00
pm. It was okay because the next day we were going to go out and work hard, just
like every other day. We had a really good week!
Let me just tell you
how much Heavenly Father loves me! The other night when it was raining and we
were doing the normal missionary thing knocking, walking and talking. Sister
Jackson lost her name tag and didn't realize it until well we had showed up to
our next appointment. When I realized it was gone I started to have a small
panic attack. Lucky for me Sister Foster had the brilliant idea to look at the
last picture we took (we had just previously taken a photo) and it wasn't in
the photo so it had to be at out last appointment. Sure enough it was! It was lying
in the middle of the street! Oh Heavenly Father loves me so much and is looking
out for me.
We went and
taught Sandra and she is such a blessing. We found her from contacting. Before
we ran into Sandra I did not like contacting and I just didn't want to do
it. It's not because I don't like
talking to people but I thought it was a waste of time and that we could be
doing something better. Because I felt this way Heavenly Father knew that
something big was going to have to happen, sad but true. So the one day we go
contact we contact into Sandra and now we are teaching her and she is on date
for December 5! She has been the perfect investigator! She has been
looking for a church that doesn't talk about negative things. Well this is what
I love about our church; we are so positive and celebrate the happy little
victories of life. She came to church this
Sunday and it was the primary program! The rest is history! HAHA no! But
the primary program is one of the best sacrament meetings of the whole year!
The spirit is so strong and I always end up in tears!
I am so thankful of
the chance I have to serve a mission! I have learned so much and know that it
is only going to go up from here! I love you all and I hope you have such an
amazing week! Don't forget that you are a child of God and He loves you