Thursday, February 19, 2015


Hello again family!

So the big news is that I'm being transferred!  I'm leaving St.
Charles.  We're both leaving, actually.  They are taking out the
elders and putting another set of sisters in!  which is a little weird
and it doesn't happen that often, but it is solving more than one
problem, which just goes to show that President Fenn is inspired.

Anyway, since we were being transferred and yesterday was our last
full day of proselyting, we had asked the Lord to make it the best day
that we had ever had in the St. Charles west area, and our prayers
were answered.  We got to see a lot of good people, and the night
ended with a pretty short notice lesson with two of our investigators.
Their names are James and Barbara, and they are members.  James came
to church last week and had a great time and totally felt the Spirit,
and at this meeting he told us that he wanted to move forward with
this and that God had been answering his prayers.  So now he's on
date!  For March 7th!  And since my new area is literally right next
to this one, I'll probably get to go!  It's going to be great.  And
now Barbara wants to get baptized!  She has told us that she hasn't
felt like she's gotten an answer yet, so we told her that we want to
wait till that happens.  Contrary to popular belief, the mormons don't
just throw anyone into the font.  They need to be doing it for the
right reasons.  So that was awesome!

Yeah, so my new area is the Elgin 1st ward, which is literally the
area directly above my current one.  But it's a shared area with a set
of sisters, and we're in the northern part.  Which has a mall!!! I'm
super excited.  I love the mall.  On preparation days only, of course.
Even though it's an Elgin ward, it's mostly in a city called
Carpentersville.  I've heard several different things about it.  Also,
my companion sounds super cool, and he was half trained by Elder
Rowley, who was in the MTC with me and is super awesome.

So I am sending a package in the mail today that is full of a ton of
stuff that I really like and want, but I just plain don't have room
for anymore.  If you could put it somewhere safe, that would be great.

Other than what I've said, there isn't a whole lot of news.  There has
been a drastic change in the area in the past transfer and it has been
awesome.  Weeks like this are what make me sad that my mission is
going to end.

It's great to hear about everyones missionary efforts back home!
Missionary work cannot succeed if only the missionaries are doing it.
The members really need to be doing the brunt of the work.  So thanks
for helping!  And do we have sisters or elders in our ward back home?

Everything has been great!  And I'll have preparation day on Monday
again!  It's going to be a Pdaypalooza!

Elder Morgan

Monday, February 2, 2015


Hi family!

So this week has been super awesome, we found a new investigator! His
name is Tim and he has a super strong faith in Christ, which is why he
invited us in. We taught the restoration (because the restoration is
awesome) and he was super eager to read the Book of Mormon. He really
liked what we were teaching, and he's also on of a job, so we got him
in touch with LDS employment services, so it's going to be awesome. We
also met a ton of people that were willing to have us back.

So that's too bad about the super bowl. Lol jk I don't care about
sports. I know enough about it to make fun of it, which drives my
companion crazy. It's super funny.

Don't worry, we totally get along. He is total white bread, though.
But we have a ton of fun. Every time we knock on a door and a he dog
ounces on it, we make jokes about Cujo, which incidentally, I totally
did not think he would get that reference. Good on him.

So we just survived the legitimate SNOWMAGEDDON. I will send pictures.
Needless to say, the first thing I did his morning for p day was
shovel miles upon miles of snow. Seriously. We had snow for days.

So that's super messed up about what's going down at evergreen. Yeah,
being a facebook missionary, we aren't in a bubble. Like, at all. I
know all about the ice bucket challenge and Ebola and deflate gate and
gamer gate. So yeah, that was going around. The important thing to
remember is that even though she has sinned, and what she did is
definitely wrong both in sight of the law and the Lord, she is our
sister and can be forgiven if she repents. We also need to remember
that the Savior didn't just suffer for our sins, he suffered for all
of our pains and afflictions. He can help all those affected by this
incident. He doesn't turn anyone away, and the Atonement can bring
peace to all those who's hearts may be failing them right now.

So we're going to the church right now for fun times. I hope everyone
has a great day today!


Elder Jordan Morgan