Hopefully, our missionaries have shared many stories with family and friends because they have been super! One, 80 year old couple, would not leave to evacuate. The missionaries arrived and told them their house is no longer livable, but they refused to leave. It was all they had so the missionaries took everything out to the gutter, cleaned what they could, gave them hugs and the people cried saying, “We couldn’t have done this without you.” Another family stayed in their home and when the water got neck high they held their 1 month old baby above their head for 2 hours until the water receded. Wow! We tore out drywall, the floor and the cabinets. In fact, we did that at so many houses we lost count. 700,000 cars were damaged, boats were piled on top of each other, foundations were completely washed away. Several homes had 4 feet of sand in their front room. At the end of the street, piles of appliances, piles of people’s belongings, piles of wood, fences, trees, insulations etc. are everywhere. Well, we could go on and on with the super destruction this mini tidal wave created. People from all over have come to help Jersey and New York recover. It has been SUPER to see what happens when people come together and love each other. Christ-like service, comforting hugs and gentle handshakes and especially the condolences of sorrow for their loss continues to show who we are and the enormous amount of good being done by the missionaries. Goodness me, I think we have a gospel lesson that could be taught here! Yes, we are Mormons! We love it and we live it! President and I have SUPER smiles on our faces when we see what has happened here with the devotion of the missionaries to serve others. We all will be affected for the rest of our lives. It truly has been a life changing experience!
Even with all the time our missionaries have put into helping others, they continue to do super missionary work. Many have entered the waters of baptism this month and hearts are being open and receptive because of the service rendered from Hurricane Sandy.
We had super interviews with our missionaries this month. We love having one on one time with them because we get to feel of their amazing spirits. We are looking forward to next month’s holiday season. We will be having “Jingle with the Jeppsons” and everyone is super excited!
We just finished our Christmas Missionary Fireside tonight. The missionaries sang their hearts out and the Spirit was super strong. The message was beautiful and all about the Savior.
Well, this is super long, I am super tired and I am going to bed! But we will be ready to start again tomorrow to have another super day here in the New Jersey Morristown Mission! We love and miss you! Dad and Mom, Jon and Bonnie, President and Sister Jeppson