Monday, September 26, 2016

The End of an Era

Wow... Where to start

108 weeks of writting home, and this is the last of them..

My letter will be short and simple (like they always have been)
Ive came to realize that the simple things in the gosple are the things that truly help us through times of need. The simple act of kindness, love, caring, service, listining, or showing someone that you truly care has the potential to turn a life around.

I have been honored to be able to litteraly put on the name of Christ for these past 750 days and preach his gosple. I have seen the Lord`s hand in this work and have felt his guidance. I came to know what I`ve sang my whole life ´´I am a Child of God´´

All of us, at one point, lose our eternal perspective. The challenge is to regain it as quickly as posible. To help investigators, less active members, my companions, other missionaries, and myself recognize our eternal perspective has given me the opportunity to realize many great and wonderful things. It has helped my testimony grow to an unimaginable height. 

I think Doctrine and Covenents describes it best. 

 31 My people must be tried in all things, that they may beprepared to receive the glory that I have for them, even theglory of Zion; and he that will not bear chastisement is notworthy of my kingdom.

I know that this Church is truly the Church of Christ. I know that he has been down to the lowest of lows to help us reach the highest of highs. Joseph Smith saw God and his Son. He recieved an answer to his prayers. That changed my life, and the life of those I have came to love in these past 2 years. 
Ill never be able to express truly how I feel right now, and how I`ve felt. 
God lives, and he loves you. If you don`t TRULY belive that, get on your knees and look for the answer, then get on your feet and find it! 

I love you guys more now that I did 2 years ago, even though I haven`t even seen you.

See you in 10 days!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hi guys. Im not going to lie. I dont think youll ever get a super awesome email updating you guys about my week and all of its crazy adventures.. Today it could be because of the hours of futbol, the trip to another pueble to eat at a members resaurant (hes from the states, so we obviously ate good) or maybe the kilo of icecream that we put away during the day. But I am tired, and I don´t think I´ll get around to writing a crazy awesome email like I usually do.....

Also, due to the fact that I don´t have a camera and haven´t passed myself the pics from my comps camera, this turned out to be a pretty lame email.. 

Sorry guys.

Maybe next week (dont get your hopes too high....) 

Monday, September 5, 2016


Sorry guys for the short update. This week we are in the Capital of Tucumàn to visit our old areas, so we want to take advantage of all of the time that we have.

As for our week, it was solid. We had a 18 year old kid come to church last week, and we took his dirrection and set up an appointment, and we honestly feel that this family is super prepared! 
we got there and taught them for the first time and they were super receptive!!! They are excited to keep learnin and reach they baptismal goal for the 24th! 
Other than that, we had some solid meetings and conferences that really helped a lot. 1 was with President Chaparro, his counsilor, the district president, and some special guests. and wow. It was a good time for revelation!!!

Sorry I still don`t have any pictures...

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Bus Life

Big, fast update...

Last week we finished strong. Finished in the sense of elder Apolinarios training. we were able to have a whole lot of fun together for 3 months. 
Finished also in the sense of, even though I only have 1 more month in the mission, I have been sent to another, final area. 
Sunday afternoon President Chaparro called and gave me the news that I would be headed to Concepcion, Tucumán. So, sunday night we put on the hiking shoes and went to say bye to all of the people that have helped and impacted me in these last 4 months. The saddest, (pics from last week) was saying bye to my good friend Javier. We have worked hard to activate and excite javier to put some goals and reach them, It was hard for the both of us to see me go earlier than we were expecting. He gave us dinner, and I gave him the tie off of my neck.
Monday I enjoyed an 8 hour bus ride to my new area, and now we are workin hard
I am with Elder Mendez. He is from Quito, Ecuador. He started the mission 1 transfer after I did, and we both started in the same zone, so we´ve kind of known eachother. 
This week we have traveled a LOT! our zone is a spacious zone full of lots of bus rides. On wednesday, we did splits and I was honored to work with elder Figueredo. He is from brazil and is about to complete 1 year in the mission. Then on friday, we had some last second baptismal interviews, so I was able to work with a good buddy, Elder Brundage. then we had a slumber party in our apt. 
Our apartment is actually really really nice! So thats a blessing. today we cleaned it up even more, its nice to be able to come home from a hard day of work and not be grossed out by your house. Its nice to feel at home!! 

Sorry, but my camera broke (idk how) and im not too worried about finding a new one. My comp takes lots of pics, so ill be sure to send them your way once I get them from him!

Love you guys! 
See you next week! 

-Elder Beary

Monday, August 22, 2016

Extra Innings

I have 0 time.. Ill update you guys next week! 

Post Script from Mom -
Since Jordan would never tell you himself... he was called as zone leader for his final transfer.  This is his e-mail to me.  "changes today. they took me out of my area, i wasn`t expecting that. and they sent me to tucuman. Also, they put me as a zone leader, wasn`t expecting that even more than the first........ but what evs."

Monday, August 15, 2016


I actually have time this week, I just don´t know what to write...
This week we had to travel, a lot! 
My comp had to go to Salta to do some paperwork in order to be legal here in Argentina, then we had a conference on the other side of salta. For those who don´t know, slata is kindof like a U, and we had to be in the two tips, and we live in the middle...

other than that, we keep trying to find people to teach, and more importantly, trying to help the branch get excited to help us, and to become better in all aspects, like starting on time, providing a welcoming invironment for the investigators, showing up and preparing when they have to give talks, ect....

I now have less than 50 days in the mission.. Its kinda wierd, but it still hasn´t kicked in... 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Hey guys, Its me. Your favorite emailer ever... Not. sorry I suck but ive been passing every church movie known to man to another missionary for the past hour and I don`t have too much more time. 
This was a good week. We had a conference with President Chaparro! Other than that, we´ve been trying to work hard and find new peeps to take to church. This week Elder Wood goes home, so hopefully that won`t put me too trunky! 

I bet Javier an asado that I could do a cooler trick than him with the trompo, so today we enjoyed that.. enjoy the pics

Monday, August 1, 2016

I really don´t have any time. we went hiking in the morning, so I´m sure you guys can just imagine how my day has gone..
Best news of the week is that we had a kid contact us a while back because he wants to learn english, and he is progressing really well! His name is Luis. 

I would be sorry for the super lame email, but you guys are just in it for the pictures anyways...

Monday, July 25, 2016

Average Week Alert...

Due to my toe, for the first half of the week, we were limited. I got my stitches out, but I´m still not allowed to walk that much..
Then for the other half of the week, we had lots of activities, service, meetings, and empanadas! We had to go to another city for out stake priesthood conference. It was good to be able to catch up with some old friends from Yuto..
Also this week we have found and mastered the love of the ¨Trompo¨ 
a trompo is a top, but the old school ones that you actually have to know how to throw, and not just pull to spin! The little kids in the street are teaching us how to throw them, and I won´t lie, but i´m getting pretty good!!!!!

Have a good week! I hope that everybody enjoyed the 24th of july and remembered the sacrifice of the pioneers who so bravely left everything behind to blindly follow the prophets voice into an unknown land to build up the kingdom of God! 

Pics: I found a dog in a jean jacket
the lady forgot to take out one of my stitches
I took it out by myself...
The district


Monday, July 18, 2016

These last two weeks have kinda flown, but at they same time they have kinda just been crawling, ya know ?

Last monday we headed down to salta to get my toe checked up on! then in the evening, I had to get SURGERY! Besided the fact that I thought my toe was going to fall off the entire time, it went really well! It was only like 25 minutes. Also monday was the first day of the new transfer, which means when we were in salta, all off the elderes heading to their houses were there. It was good to see some old friends, and a kid from my area in Salta was there saying bye to the elder that baptized him. He then went with us for the night to get my surgery and eat dinner. 
After my surgery was over, the last colectivo to our area had already left, so we had to go and sleep with all of the elderes that were finishing. It wasn´t nearly as trunky as I thought it was going to be. In only 3 months, that will be my group finishing up. 

We got home at about 2 on tuesday and did some pday things, like clean and do laundry, then we went to our ward family night.

Wednesday, a member went out and did visits with my comp while I stayed in the house of a member

Thursday, the member that was supposed to help us never showed up, so we just stayed inside all day

Friday we got bailed on again, but it was okay cuz there was an acivity in the church, but nobody showed up anyways...

Saturday my comp went out with the other 2 elders and I once again stayed with a member in his house.

Sunday, an elder had his parents come pick him up, so they were there visiting in church and they gave me Laffy Taffy´s!!! We were supposed to have 2 members come help us out, one to do the visits, and one to stay with me, but one bailed so we headed to the hospital to give a blessing, and that was the day

I should be getting my stitches out tomorrow, then little by little ill be able to get back to full gear. The good thing about my surgery is that there is like a 95% chance that I will never get an ingrown toenail again! 

As for the changes in our area, Im still with my brazilian son, and elder wood (who finishes in 4 weeks) got a new companion. Elder Brandon, he is from texas and has about 1 year in the mission. Therefore, ledesma just got a lot whiter!

Have a fantastic week! HBD to my brother! 23 years old.. Find a girlfriend already!!!! 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Hey guys! sorry it´s been a while. The work here keeps rolling! We are walking a lot and doing a lot of contacting to be able to find some new people to find! We are focusing a lot on the little things to get better to be able to recieve the success that we desire!
Also, I have a super bad ingrown toenail... so thats good. The walking part of the work has slowed its pace, but, suffer with patience, right? 
Sorry for the short letter, 
fun facts: I am now the only one from the friend group that is still on the mission
My roommate, elder Wood and I threw down a big greasy burger and sang the national anthem to celebrate the greatest day of the year

I have to get my toe operated on.... 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hey guys
We had a really solid week this week, and we ended it the best way you
can! with a baptism!!!
This week, Tomas got baptized! Tomas has an older brother and sister
who were baptized not too long ago. He is a stud! every time we said
something, or taught him about anything, he would just understand so
perfectly! Sometimes his sister would come out and ask us a question,
and he would answer it, even about the things that we hadn´t even
taught hime yet!
My companion baptized him and it was a really good service. I know
that one day he will be able to bless the lives of others when he
leaves on his own mission, cuz he already wants to go!

Sorry for the short email! Enjoy the pics!