Tuesday, August 12, 2014

the week of the last

heya kids.

so since i am going to be seeing you in a couple of days... i think i will wait to share my stories and experiences with you until then. because there are just way too many. so instead i want to share with you a poem.. and my testimony.

i know of a man who before He was born
promised to save this whole world full of storms.
He was born in a place where people did see
how wonderous and bright this young boy would be.
as He grew up they saw the promise fulfilled
as He taught and He served He loved and He healed.
no matter the wonders that this man would show
He knew that His purpose was to come, love, and go.
He suffered for us in a garden he prayed
then He died on a hill wishing His Father had stayed.
but like He was born He came back from the grave
full of glory and power every life He had saved.
this man is my brother He's my very best friend
He lived and He died so that there'd be no end.
Jesus Christ is our Savior i know that He is
i know that He loves us i know that He lives.

i love my savior. as i was studying about his birth this morning i realized just how amazing he is. the life that he lead and the things that he did for us and momentous. and sometimes i think that we forget. that is the message that we should be sharing with the world. how the restoration and faith in jesus christ really can make us whole.

i have really loved the past 18 months. yes they have been extremely hard sometimes but they were 110 percent worth it. i am so grateful to you all for the sacrifices that you have made to allow me to be out here serving. i am so grateful for your wonderful examples and inspirations that you have shown to me these past 18 months. you will never know what you meant to me and what you mean to me. i know that i have the most amazing family.. ever. and it took going on a mission to realized it. but i am so happy for that knowledge. i am so grateful for the way that i have come to know that this is christs church upon the earth. we are a part of it. arent we so blessed? and the book of mormon is the most amazing book. we truely can grow so much closer to christ by reading and applying it to our lives. the lord is there. he loves us more than we know. more than we will ever know. but he loves us. so much. as does christ. he made it possible for us to live again and to be clean. all we have to do is our best. i love it. i love this knowledge. i love this gospel. and i have loved being able to share it with the people of england and wales these past 18 months. i love these people alma 26:37 is right. the lord loves all his people. i have been so lucky to feel this love. and to be the lords servant. its amazing. in the name of jesus christ amen.

i love you all so much and will see you so soon!!
keep on keeping on!!

sister j 

Monday, August 4, 2014

the week of the last full week

Hello to friends who may be reading this blog.....
Sister Egbert gets home next Wednesday, August 13th.  She will be speaking in our ward on Sunday, August 17th, at 11:00 a.m.  We would love to have you join us!!  Thank you for your support of Sister Egbert as she has served in England.  This has been a blessing for our family!!  

 hey hey kids.

second to last email from sister egbert. isnt that weird. it sounds like you are all pretty excited for next week. and guess what.. so is this girl. i got my flight plans in the post the other day and that was pretty weird. it made it almost real all of the sudden. but it still feels kind of fake. but its real. really real.

you all sound like you are doing really great though. which makes me happy! if you are happy.. i am happy. but yeah. i love hearing about the fun things that you are doing and your fun lives. its great.

this week in wolverhampton things have been going well. the horvats are doing pretty great. we are a bit gutted because lukas cant be baptized next week. but its going to be ok. hopefully we get things sorted for his next baptismal date which is the 23rd of august. they are an amazing family. i dont know if i have told you much about them. but they are a part member, less active family that just moved into our area. they are wonderful. they want SO badly to go to the temple and be together forever. they are doing amazing things. especially with the word of wisdom and daily prayer slash scripture study. they are just a diligent family. and thy fed us czech food last week which  was really quite good. chicken liver and manna (which is kind of like baby food).

one other way cool thing that happened this week was jenny and andrew and alga and harry. so we met jenny a few weeks ago while she and her son harry were planning on the bridge over the canal. we stopped to chat with them and talked for quite awhile. they are great. we gave jenny a book of mormon and harry a cars plaster because he smashed his finger. but then she flogged our appointment. but we stopped by this week to see them and they let us right in. andrew is her husband and alga is her mother. they are great. super into spiritualism and tai chi but so so nice. and i told jenny that we have the same name.. so she always calls me jennifer. (hey its sister egbert.) haha. but they are amazing. we hope to be able to keep teaching them more and just get them into the gospel. they would love it and it would love them! they want to skype when i get home! pretty cool all of these people that i get to be friends with. i wish you could know them all because they are amazing!

i love being a missionary. and serving the lord. i love that i can learn so much and help other people come closer to christ. its amazing to see people progress and feel their testimonies become stronger. this work is the work of the lord, that is for sure.

i have so so many stories to tell you.. but i am going to save them for next week. is that ok? i love you all and am so excited to see you soon!! have a great week! you are amazing and i think you are the best family ever.. because well you are.

love you kids. keep on keeping on.

sister j