April 30, 2012
The mission is still going good, its been a pretty crazy week though. Elder Spencer, the senior missionary here, ended up in the hospital on Tuesday morning because he has fluid around his heart. Luckily our stake president is one of the best cardiologists in Iowa and had him come in for an appointment on Thursday and again today. President Jergensen came yesterday to give him a blessing and while he was here he talked with Elder Wally and actually took his driving privileges away so now I'm the driver! =) I'm good with that. haha! It was good to see President Jergensen. We finally set a baptismal date with Brian on Tuesday his date is June 9th so that's pretty exciting! His wife is still unsure but she let him bring their daughters to church on Sunday and of coarse they had a good time. Hopefully she will come this week. It's so good to see the progress of hard work it keeps me going. Richard from independence wants to take us to the effigee mounds, its an Indian burial ground park in Fayette's area so he said he would take us and the Fayette elders with him. We go on the 21st so I'm excited for that! I'm not sure if he will progress very much it might take a while but he really enjoys our visits and wants us to keep coming back so we will! We have a few more potentials to work with and most of them seem really promising. I'm so glad that this area has picked up and I'm so jealous of the new elder that will come in to replace me. Elder Wally has started to do better again we had a good talk this past week,well it was kind of and argument but either way I got my point across and things have started to get better! Always remember that you are never alone Christ went through everything we have and ever will so that we could always have someone to relate to.
Love Elder Jach
May 7, 2012
The mission has been pretty crazy! Elder Spencer the senior missionary went into the hospital on Monday and found out he had to have heart surgery. His 2 main arteries were blocked and they were amazed that he wasn't dead already! He went in for open heart surgery on Wednesday, we got the call that he came out fine and has been doing great! They called him the all star of the ICU. He is already home after only four days in the hospital. The doctors said that someone half his age would still be in recovery for another few days at least. The power of prayer and a priesthood blessing is crazy! I'm SO happy that he gets to stay out on his mission I don't know what I would have done if he would have had to go home. This week we did a ton of service. Now that the weather is warm everyone has things they want to get done which is great for us. We have been able to do a variety of different things. We dug post holes for a fence luckily we had a tractor and a drill. We sanded down some cabinets. We made some raised gardens and worked on a dairy farm, that one was one of my favorites. We're going back out there today and again on Wednesday I'll be sure and get some pictures to send next week. I miss being able to be outdoors and working on the farm helps me relax a little more. Doing some hard manual labor feels really good. Mothers day next week and another call home. That's pretty crazy it came so fast, but it will be good to get to chat for a little while. Mosiah 4:9 you don't understand everything!!! =)
Love Elder Jach