Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hurrah for NJMM!

“Hurrah” for the New Jersey Morristown Mission!  What an amazing month we have had.  But then how can it not be when you focus on LOVE, the kind of Christ-like LOVE that Jersey missionaries show and give to so many people each day.  Our missionaries over 110,000 contacts since March 1, 2014!  We are so proud of their efforts! We will have between 40 and 50 baptisms this month!  “Hurrah” for ‘Hastening the Work of Salvation’.
Our final 11 incoming missionaries came in the last week and 18 terrific missionaries returned home.  Elder and Sister Burt also departed.  They gave so much LOVE and effort serving in their branch, taking charge of the apartments and helping missionaries with whatever they needed.  We are welcoming Elder and Sister Vause to the greatest mission in the church!  A big “Hurrah” shout out to them all!
We LOVED being together at our All Mission Summer Conference! “Hurrah” for Food, Fun, Friends and shared Faith made for a day we will remember for years to come.  Memories of Jersey, Joy and the Jeppsons, we hope, will be lasting memories as well.  For what can we say to 264 amazing missionaries but “WE LOVE YOU” with a big “Hurrah”!
Our relationships have become stronger with our missionaries and our LOVE deepened.  We are fully aware as we LOVE Heavenly Father and the Savior more, our LOVE expands and we feel more deeply that kind of LOVE in our hearts that we need to have for others.
We love the rally call “Hurrah for Israel”.  It is a call we can all say within our hearts whenever we leave our homes to be examples and share the gospel with others.  We LOVE our family and are anxious to be with them again. It is a bitter sweet time for us.  We LOVE everyone who has supported and prayed for us here in Jersey; Ward and Stake members, families of missionaries, children, grandchildren, extended family, friends, members of the New Jersey stakes, thank you.  We thank our Heavenly Father for the privilege of serving and LOVE our Savior and Joseph Smith who gave their “full measure of devotion. We have LOVED serving these amazing elders and sisters.  “Hurrah” for LOVE and “Hurrah” for the New Jersey Morristown Mission.  A mission that will be engraven in our hearts forever!  The JEPPSONSINJERSEY will soon be JEPPSONSINUTAH….doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, now does it? Put up the banners….we’re comin home!
Well it’s hard to say goodbye and let go, and it’s hard to see it end
When the memories we have made, we know will never happen again
But’s it’s harder for time to ever erase that together the time we shared
So when we’re apart remember, at NJMM together
All the fun and good time we’ll hold dear forever!

“Hurrah” We LOVE you, Dad and Mom, Grandpa Jon and Bon Bon, Jon and Bonnie, President and Sister Jeppson NJMM