right after we talked to Jaydan on Christmas he killed this mouse...the rat got away. (puke)
Jaydan's Christmas package made it on Tuesday, December 28th (Larry's Birthday)
Jaydan said that the drawing of the girl on the wall was done by the dad of the mission. He drew it and sent it to Jaydan and kept one for himself. It is a picture of the girlfriend of the cockiest missionary.
The work is getting super hard. The branch is ridiculous and not in the best way. They don't seem to love each other like they should..especially the inactive members. It is really hard to reactivate people because of it and also for those investigating the Church. There are only a few members that really love others like they should. Jaydan said he could count them on one hand. When inactives do start coming the members will criticize them and put them down and then they don't want to come back. (ya think?)
Jaydan said they need to fix the members first so that they can do their work. This work is impossible without the help and love and support of members. All of Jaydan's baptisms have been from the help of members and are still active because of the members so he knows it is really important. Jaydan has a hard time having patience when he sees things like this. Jaydan didn't really think this would happen to him and can even see how it affects his own obedience. He said he is having a hard time being completely obedient and feels like he is in a bit of a rut. This last week was just harder than normal.
Since the new year is coming Jaydan wants to recommit and do things right and to work hard.