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.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Week 28: Rain Rain Go Away!!!
Rain Rain Go Away
Rain, Rain, Go Away. Don’t ever come back. I
decided I don't like the rain as a missionary. I loved the rain before my mission
and I think it is because I was able to go in and watch a movie, be lazy, and
not have to go and work in it. But this is not the case now. Plus the people of
Washington are so nice, they tell us to go home and get dry because no one
should have to be sitting in the rain
Elle and Sister Bird
I love being a
missionary so much it is the most amazing thing in the world. I love the fact
that we get to talk to everyone and see how they are doing and find out their
interest. The crazy thing is that I did not like talking to everyone at the
beginning of my mission. I just wanted people to walk up to me and tell me that
they wanted to learn more about the gospel or that they need Jesus in their life.
But this is not the case, I actually have to work if I want to go and teach
people. The more I talk to people the more I really want to know about them and
talk with them and see the things that interest them. Or even the things that
make them mad, sad, and happy! But doing this is not easy, it is completely
hard. But nothing ever worth fighting for was ever easy.
By talking to everyone
we were able to teach Joe. Joe is a very interesting person! We were outside of
an apartment. I was sitting on the edge and Sister Barletta was on the stairs
and he walked by. I said hi and we started to talk to him. The first thing he
told us is that he isn't going to hell. That is good he knows this. Then after
a good conversation we were able to learn his mom passed away and he has been
alone ever since. We were able to teach him about the Plan of Salvation and it
was awesome! I am excited to be able to go back and see him this next week. He
is a little creepy and I don't want to go alone but luckily I have members and
a companion! All is well! I hope you all
have an amazing week and love the snow! I love you all!
Also sorry it is short
and not a lot on info. The other letter I wrote I accidentally deleted, so I
had to start over. My time is just about over. I will give you more good
stories next week!