Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Christmas Phone Call Summary
He told me more about the day Elder Saunder's was injured. He said he had been warning Elder Saunder's over and over that he as going to get hurt. Apparently Elder Saunders refused to buckle the clip of his helmet. Jordan said when Elder Saunder's crashed, he saw his helmet roll off and down the hill, and heard such thud of his head hitting the pavement that he was sure Elder Saunder's was dead. He said he had been taught in the Mission Home by Sister Sorenson (the Mission President's wife - who is a nurse) what to do in the case of an accident. He said he just knew what to do because she had told him when he first got to Cleveland. I guess President Sorenson was kind of givingJordan a hard time for not forcing his companion to buckle his helmet (Remember that Elder Saunder's was Jordan's trainer). Jordan explained to the President that he had warned Elder Saunder's to the point that it was becoming a conflict and interfering with their relationship and work.
Jordan is learning a great deal about leadership, and about walking the fine line of getting along, while trying to follow all of the rules. He sounds so humble and patient.
Well, anyway...I could go on all night. We actually talked 3 times today for a total of about 3 hours. He is so sweet and loving. I couldn't be more proud of him and the obedience he is showing. We talked a lot about his joy and attitude for his missionary work. He said he truly does love the work. He takes every situation and finds joy in it. He wasn't even homesick or sad that he is away for Christmas. He sends his love to you all, and misses everyone. He also said he appreciates and feels the love and support from every family member. He was so grateful for all the packages and letters that family members sent. He said to let you all know how grateful he is for you.
I would like to add to that by expressing my love and gratitude for all of your support and love for my family, and especially for your prayers and concern for our missionary. I am missing you all greatly this Christmas Day!