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.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Week 43: Happy Memorial Day!
At the church playing basketball.
I hope that everyone had an AMAZING day yesterday! We sure did! My day was full of not having to rush and being able to take my time doing the things that I needed to do, well that is until 6pm.
On Monday we got to go to the Church and play basketball! It was so much fun! It was nice to be able to go and shoot the basketball and enjoy myself. Needless to say we beat all of the Elders, believe it or not the choice is yours- it is true we did. Then that same day we went and had a BBQ with our WML and the Coles! It was so much fun. Sister Mergens made my moms favorite Spinach salad and it was the best! Then they also made moms Swig sugar cookies, I didn't have any but everyone loved them. Put a smile on my face.
With the Coles.
Then on Tuesday we went on Exchanges with Hermana Clark and Richey! I love going to the Spanish areas, it makes me wish that I knew Spanish. I have now set a goal to learn Spanish at some point in my life. I wonder how long it is going to take me? We got to go and teach the cutest kids and they listened the whole time and just kept saying that they were so excited to get baptized. I loved it! I couldn't help but smile the whole time!
Wednesday was pretty normal, a good normal. We were able to go to our meetings and then go and give service at the food bank. I love it there so much! I love the people I get to meet and the fun, interesting conversations I get to have! It puts a smile on my face.
Thursday we went and did a splits/blitz with the Harbor Point B Sisters, Sisters Packer and Deaver. I got to go with Sister Deaver and we went and saw Roberta. I don't know if you remember Roberta but she is the one that pulled my hair and said that she wanted it all to herself. It was a lot of fun! We got to go and do the Brownie Restorations and review all of the lessons before her Baptism on June 4th!
Friday we got invited to go to a District Leader Conference in Arlington, where one of President Bonhams old companions came and spoke with his wife. This is actually the second time I have had the chance to hear from Brother and Sister Oldham. The last time was near the beginning of my mission at a Trainers Training. It was a lot of fun and he remembered me! It made me feel really special! Then there was this big miss communication between some Stake Presidents, President Bonham, and some missionaries. We were told to teach Dana and her family and so we did as we were told. We went to teach the second lesson and apparently we confused everyone because the Elders were there. At the very end of our lesson they told us we weren't teaching them but that the Elders were. Which is fine, I don't care if we teach them or not just as long as they are being taught by someone. Well later that night we felt bad and had a big over due break down. In the middle of our breakdown our Zone Leaders and Everett Zone Leaders called, I was so embarrassed.
Then Saturday we went and helped our neighbor move, as well as our Zone Leaders and Everett Zone Leaders hence why they called the previous night. It was the grossest house I have ever been to! I have never been so grateful for a mom that taught me how to clean and how to do it right, and that would make us do it over and over until we got it right. I am so grateful for it. After we were done cleaning all of the dog hair out of the stove and the bathroom and the dead cat in the bed room I just wanted to get out of my own skin! Thank You so much mom! I am forever thankful!
Sunday was a good day we got to teach Young Women's and that was a lot of fun!
I love you all so much and hope that you have an amazing Summer!