Monday, October 26, 2015

My week is described in pictures this week.
Service at the State Fair :)
1st Krispy Cream doughnut in years.
Hopkins :)
The work is real and the work is going.
Serve someone this week and give a little extra love to someone :)
God Be With You Until We Meet Again
Pray always,
Sister Jordan

Monday, October 19, 2015

Here's Sister Cook and I on exchanges! Fun fact we were actually next
door neighbors in college and we were in each other's apartment all
the time and never met each other til the mission.


Dear world,
This will probably be very quick and short because not a whole ton happened this week.
We went on exchanges and I was in charge of the area and it was a struggle because we kept hitting "road closed" areas because of the flood. Well my GPS doesnt have a disaster detour button so I had no clue where we were going. That was an adventure. Ive been on plenty of dirt roads this week with a car that is not meant for that. So cool.
The part I want to talk about from this week happened last night. We had a rough week, a rough day and we had our last appointment of the week with the temple president and his wife. First off, WONDERFUL PEOPLE. Oh they are amazing! They have served 5 diffierent missions and he was a mission president. They served in Uganda at the time of the massacre in Rhwanda. Very amazing stories. Well we talked and shared plenty of stories then the time came to end with a spiritual thought. After we shared our thought he shared his and it was a scripture that changed my life forever and my outlook of missionary work. In Alma 26:5, a scripture I have read plenty of times over and over again hit me so hard and so divinely that I started to cry. I cant even tell you how true this gospel is. The only point of missionary work is to see couples and families in the sealing room of one of the Lords temples. Baptism is only he beginning. The temple is where we want people to go. 
I know this is His work and we are merely instruments. Its all true. Read the Book of Mormon and see for yourself. Christ has it no other way except His church and His authority. I know He has a plan for us and that He loves us so incredibly much.
This video has no relation to the blog but its so good! Lets follow the Savior!

Until Next week, God Be With You Until We Meet Again. I love you!
Pray always,
Sister Jordan

Monday, October 12, 2015

Demolition Crew

Dear loved ones,
This will be a super short email because we have been doing service all week. I've never seen so much damage done before by flooding. All the houses I've been working in were completely under water. We have taken out so many houses. I've been hammering, ripping insulation out. Im a pro at taking windows out now. I was under a house taking out wet insulation. My feet are permanently pruny. It's been busy. I have no investigators to report on because I haven't taught a lesson since I've been here with what's gone on. But Hopkins is well on its way to baptizing. We did meet the Ciprianos which is an active family. I like them. The youngest Megan is 10 and she is adorable and me and her hit it off last night. But I'm adjusting to this area well. Life is good and it's so good to serve Gods children. 
Invitation: Serve someone who is hanging lower than you are. It's good.
God Be With You Until We Meet Again
P.S. Those shoes are no white anymore.
Pray always,
Sister Jordan

Monday, October 5, 2015

Welcome to Hopkins and Noah's Ark

So the lovely place I have ended up is in Hopkins! I moved farther upstate to Columbia. I don't even remember what I wrote last week but I know it included the Cousin family getting baptized. So we will start off from there. So last Monday and Tuesday were pretty much goodbyes to my new family. Oh how hard it was to leave them! So many tears shed. So transfers come around and I got to meet my new companion Sister Bowman. And we were assigned to the Hopkins area. We have had to finish updating for a day. Then we had MLC on Friday. That is where were learned that we were going to be hit with floods and put on lockdown. So we have been in our apartment since Friday evening and we are still on lockdown. The only thing we were able to go to was a members house for General Conference. Luckily we have a member in our apartment complex who let us come over. It was way spiritual and very good. 
So being on lockdown as a missionary is a very humbling experience. Because of the floods, the water is completely shut down. Bring it on. Never did I ever think I would be filling up buckets of water to use for our toilet. Last night as I was falling asleep I was thinking of how grateful I am that I have my home and dry clothes. There were several missionaries that weren't as lucky and their house is under water. The city was put on a mandatory curfew. It's given my apartment plenty of time to get to know each other.
With that being said, I still don't know anyone in the Ward and we haven't had lessons in days. Very interesting. Very humbling.  Very watery.
I do however bear my testimony that Christ is real me leads this church. His plans and power is given to us through our modern day prophet. I know President Monson is the prophet of today. I know the First Presidency nod Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are called of God. How wonderful it is that we have been blessed with such guidance! I know this is His work and I am called to be His servant. I love South Carolina! 
Please go watch the talks from General Conference. They were written for YOU! 
God Be With You Til We Meet Again
All the STL's in my mission with Sister Turner (presidents wife) and two weird Elders in the back :)
And Welcome to Hopkins. Population: Water.
Pray always,
Sister Jordan