Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!‏

Hi everyone!!! Christmas is coming woohooo!!! It will be a great Christmas season. I've got a couple things that I want to say!!

The Plan: So next week I'm allowed to skype with my family. I will see there faces though a TV screen for 40 minutes. Yea we only have 40 minutes but it is worth it. I will probably be skyping them on Tuesday or Wednesday! That will be a great day. The time difference is like three hours I think so we will see what happens.

Peanut Butter: My parents sent me Peanut Butter!!! Two jars of Skippy. They sent me other stuff too. I already ate all of the Reese's Pieces, but Ive got enough peanut butter for three months!! I'm happy.

Merry Christmas too everyone: The transfers are this week, so I will find out who is my new companion and I'm thinking that I will probably stay here because I just got here in Paraguarí, but ya never know!! Christmas here is really different I've heard but the Christmas here has ALOT of food. It is like thanksgiving in the states and the Paraguayans know how to cook. I'm looking forward to eating on Christmas. Ill walk around to appointments on Christmas and I will knock on a house and they will tell me Come In and eat with us!! At least that is what they might say.

I love you all and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! JoJoJo. 

Elder Jessop

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Hello Everyone!!! 

It's almost Christmas! In a few short weeks I will be skyping my family in the States for Christmas. I'm thinking that that's a pretty good Christmas present. I've got a lot of good news this week!

Baptism: There were two baptisms this week!!!! YAY!!!!! 
A women named Luz Maria and her daughter Maria Soledad were baptized this Friday. It was awesome! It was really a great sight to see. We had been teaching them the gospel & then a change came & they felt the spirit and the work helped a lot because they got baptized! 

Watermelon: I also had a watermelon. I cut it open for lunch and ate half of it. It was awesome and it was all I had to eat for lunch so I ate it. It was really good but not as good as the watermelons my grandma picks! ( Love you GMA). Here the watermelon is really popular they just have truckloads full of them and they sell them on the street! I buy one every week now because they are only here in the summer!

HACE CALOR: It is starting to get really hot here. For those of you who have cell phones just check the weather report here in Paraguay. In January it gets up to 110 or 120 degrees. It is terrible. Gotta drink a lot of water but it's OK. I'll just eat a bunch of watermelons. That will save me.

I love being a missionary there is nothing else like it. I hope you all have a great week and that you enjoy the pictures that I sent. The changes are next Wednesday so I'll find out if I'm staying or if I'm moving next Wednesday. I love you all. Especially my mom. Love you mom. 

Con cariño
Elder Jessop

  • Cows in a School, Photos of Baptism, WATERMELON!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It´s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas‏

HEY EVERYBODY. Elder Jessop has just hit the 5 month mark here in Paraguay and I've been away from home for a while too. Like 6 months or something like that. All the days kinda blur together sometimes. 

Thanksgiving: The Thanksgiving here in Paraguay was awesome. I gave a lot of thanks to people who I talked too. They said some things in Guaraní too. I'm guessing they were giving thanks to me too. I love the Paraguayos. They are my heart and soul. Not going to lie, there actually was not a Thanksgiving here in Paraguay because it is an American Holiday, but in all it was an awesome day. 

Cerro Porteno: Here in Paraguay there are two soccer teams, ones named Olympia and the other is Cerro Porteno. They play almost every Sunday and the teams are arch rivals and the way the missionaries can tell when they are playing is by watching the people. Everyone has soccer jerseys, beer, and a radio or TV to listen to the game. The other night there was a parade because Cerro won. It was cool to watch from the balcony of my house. My companion has stickers on one of his book of Mormon carrying cases and he shows it to everyone because he likes Olympia. It is pretty cool.

December 8, 2013: OK I know that this date has not past yet, but this date is a very special date for all of Paraguay. On December 8th, THE WHOLE COUNTRY literally walks from where they live in Paraguay to a city called Cacupee. They all walked for days to this city to go celebrate. This day is a Holiday where the people go. Some people go to give thanks to the virgin Maria, some people go to party, some people go to sale stuff. I will let you know a little more of what will happen on that day as it comes.

Luz Maria: We have 3 investigators name Luz Maria, Maria Nancy and Maria Soledad. They are a family and they came to church on Sunday!!!! They are awesome and really wanted to get baptized at first and then Luz Maria didn't go to church for two  weeks and changed her mind, and she went to church again yesterday and said that she wanted to get baptized!!!! Esoty tan feliz no puedo explicar mi felicadad en ingles por eso estoy escribiendo en español. AHHH!!!!!

Yea that's my life. I have been out here for a little while now and I just want to say how grateful I am for the opportunity I have to be out here. I love my God. I have learned that he has a plan for everyone of his children and his plan is one of happiness. There is no greater joy I have ever felt in my life. I love these people, I love this work, I love my God. 

Mateo 28:19 - Id y haced discipulos bautizando en el nombre del Padre, del hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

Mom I love you. Have a great week.

Elder Jessop

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Mission‏

Hello Everyone. I literally do not know what to write you all this week. I'm really hungry. It is about lunch time and my stomach is going for the walls. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here in Paraguay for thanksgiving we go crazy and baptize. We don't eat turkey. Actually there is no thanksgiving here in Paraguay. That's OK though. For all of you folks in The United States, Happy Thanksgiving.

Also my parents are celebrating another year of marriage. I ask that you please wish them a happy anniversary. They are awesome. I think they are going on 32 years of marriage. My family is very blessed. 

I guess I have a funny story I can tell you all. My companion and I were walking on the sidewalk and a bus drove by us and a guy screamed out the window, and I quote, " spies spies spies, One day we will kill you all, spies." It was pretty awesome. It was funny too. Yea that actually happened yesterday.

OK, I know this isn't much but I would love to share my testimony with you all. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I know the church is true. It is in my soul of my very being. I don't believe, I know. I have the blessing to be here in another country and to help the people here find happiness in their lives. I'm truly blessed. I love each and every one of you. Have a great week.

Elder Jessop