Thursday, July 10, 2014

6/30/14 - They Joys of The Gospel of Jesus Christ‏!

Hello Family and Friends. Elder Jessop has thought a lot this week and now I am thinking how I really shouldn't talk in 3rd person. A lot of things happened this week and I'd like to share them with you. I will start with a couple things, but first I would like to say that you are loved and that Our Father in Heaven loves each and every one of you.

Rain: It rained SO MUCH this week. I sent some photos to depict the rivers in the street. It rained a ton. I had to take off my shoes to walk across the street because the water went up to my knees. That was fun. That is a little problem with Paraguay. When it rains there are floods everywhere because the sewage system doesn't really work very well here. There were many things that we had to do in the rain too, but everything that we needed to do got accomplished. 

Glasses: You may not be able to recognize me from the photos, but I'm now wearing glasses. Yup I have gone from nerd to even more nerdy, but that's OK. The glasses fit well. My eyes are still not used to them, but they do work and I do see better. My head kinda hurts, but I have asked every person that has glasses why and they tell me that my head hurts because my eyes have to adjust to the glasses. Let me know how I look with glasses. If I look like a fool you can tell me too that's OK, but if I look OK that would be great. I have never worn glasses before and I wasn't really sure what to buy but the the glasses seem to work. I'm happy with them.

Animals: I met two new animals this week. Monday, after the district activity I met a Tucan and Friday after a baptism interview I met an owl. I sent respective pictures, but IT WAS SO COOL!! 

District Activity: In our district there are 4 Elders and 4 Sisters and we played, soccer, basketball, and that's it. It was really fun and it was a nice stress reliever. 

Consejo de Lideres: I went to my first leader meeting as a Zone Leader and it is a monthly meeting that we have with the Mission President and the assistants. We learned a ton and we have to give all the info that we learned in the meeting to the Elders in the Zone. I sent some pictures from the meeting. The picture with the Elders are all the Elders that came to the mission in the same day. I remember meeting some of them in the airport. We have been in the mission for a while now..

I have learned a lot this month about the joys of teaching people about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the blessings that come through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I've been blessed richly by the Lord and I have had amazing opportunities to bless the lives of many other people through the gospel and through the healing powers of the Atonement. I have felt the love of God in my life and it is my desire to help others feel his love too. I love the Atonement and there is no joy greater that I have felt in my life than the joy I have seen here as the people I have met have learned about the Atonement, accepted it, and were cleansed by it. Jesus loves each one of us. I have felt it and I am happy that I can help others feel it too.

Elder Jessop

1 comment:

  1. I love you Andrew-you look so handsome and sophisticated with glasses. Clean your lens on your camera-rain spots. So I take it no rain boots-can you buy them to save your feet and shoes?
    Love Mommy