Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Jupiter South

Hey family.

Sorry I didn't write a full letter last week. We were all at the church and I wanted to spend as much time as I could with my friends, especially Sister “B.” Man It was a rough couple of days over there. I miss them all so much. That was the best district ever. 

Being in the trio was SO awesome. We had such an amazing week. Quick story from Fort Laud last week: One day (I think Friday), we were up by North Federal (20th East) and Sunrise (10th North). We were about to go harvest, so we prayed and asked where we should go. Elder “V”goes, "..by Bro. “B's” house." Which is about Broward (the 0 line) and 15th Ave (15th West). So we head over there. We drive right past Bro. “B's” on 5th, and Elder “V” goes, "Tell me left or right". I say, "Just keep going." We drive all the way to the end where it's a dead end, either left or right, I go "Go left". So we turn, go down the street to the end, park, and start knocking. We found an AWESOME lady named “T.” She is so prepared. We arranged to go to her house on Sunday morning at 8:30 so she could follow us to church. So me and Elder “V” go over, her van's not there. We knock, nothing. I give her a call, rings twice, IGNORED. I was thinking ah crap. We were super worried. I had a really strong feeling to call again. So I did. She answered and said that she didn't want to be late so she had left already to find it on her own and she was already there! Miracles baby. God is good. 

  Anywayyyy.... I'm in Jupiter South. With Elder “W.” We live just the 2 of us down in Palm Beach Gardens. It's super weird since I haven't been in a 2 man since the first time in Wellington. It's whatevs. There's us, Jupiter North and Stuart North (sisters) in the district. I went from 10 to 6. Which is ok I guess. Everyone is just so far away! It's so weird. It's an interesting area. Jupiter has always gotten a bad rap. But me and my companion are trying to figure out a way to change that. The ward is pretty cool.  Nothing super cool happening here. We've got a couple cool people we're teaching and finding. We were able to go to a BBQ yesterday with some members which was pretty sweet. Umm.. idk that's about it for now. No one currently preparing for baptism. We have some peeps that potentially can. We just need to get them more solid. 

  Life's good. I'm good. I can't believe I only have 3 transfers left. It's crazy. It's been awesome. Thanks for being the best family ever. I have no regrets and I'm grateful for everything that has happened to me. I miss you all like crazy. I love you a ton!

Elder JR Thorne

Monday, May 6, 2013

A good week

Dear Family

This week was a good week. A lot better than last. Unfortunately, “D” was not baptized. We were only able to meet with her once this week. We're going to try really hard to see her at least twice this week to resolve any concerns that she has. She was able to come to church though. On Saturday, I went on exchange with Elder “M.” He's Elder “B's” comp. He's like the nicest person in the whole world. We had a lot of fun. Most of my exchanges are just full of crazy situations and a whole lot of hard laughter haha. That was on Saturday. At like 8:30, the sisters called (Elder Thorne’s Companion) Elder “B”  and said that they had just met a less-active lady who really wanted to come to church and bring a nonmember friend. So the sisters told them that we would get them a ride... (-__- .. I know right?) We called a few people that night but had no success. In the morning, luckily we were able to get Bro “P” to go get them. They came and we met them and the LA lady's name is “G” and her friend/roommate is “P.” The sisters had talked to “P” about being baptized and she had said yes. “P” loved church and we went over last night with Bro “A” and had a really good lesson and she's preparing for this Sunday! We're super excited for that. We have found some good people this last week, I'll let you know how they're progressing next week if they turn into anything.. Ha. 

So Elder “T,” the creole missionary, has been having some health issues. He's had to stay home for most of the week. We're able to take their car when they're not using it, and sometimes we rotate where Elder “V “will go with either me or Elder “B.” It works out pretty well. 

This morning we went to go check out the temple! It was way sweet! I'm trying to upload pics, but it's taking forever...

Well.. that's about it for this week. Idk what else to say. I can't wait till I can talk to you guys next Sunday! Love you!