Monday, August 14, 2017

Letter 59

Hey everybody!

I feel like every time it is time to write an email I just forget everything that happened this week. We had MLC which was really good and this week we are going to have a mission meeting which I am really excited for.

We pretty much had this week open to proselyte and so we were able to find some great new investigators and we are really hoping they progress. One of them is a mother of a family and that was really exciting because she sounded really interested in ways she could help her family which is awesome. There are so many broken families today and so it was nice to see a fully functioning family who wants to hear the gospel. Last night we were able to go by the Ibraihims as well and we are probably going to work with them again.

They have been struggling with a lot lately and they have been coming to church (just the classes unfortunately) and I think they really do want to do the right thing. This week we had exchanges and I went into the Spanish area which was a whole lot of fun. I am really starting to enjoy biking a lot more! Well, that's pretty much all for this week!

Here is a photo of the district, we have transfers coming up soon though so we will see what happens!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Letter 58

Hey Everyone!

This week was our first zone conferences with President Wells and they were great! We went to them all and it was a great experience to learn from them. We learned about the importance of following the spirit which I really want to apply more in my mission.

Yesterday we had a stake wide fast for missionary work and so we hope that the work will move forward strongly! We had the chance last week to speak in sacrament meeting which I really enjoyed. I used to hate speaking in sacrament but now I just love it and it's great practice.

That's pretty much all that happened this week but we have a really open week next week so hopefully it goes well! Have a great week!

Elder Jensen

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Letter 57

Hey Everyone! I can't remember if I sent these pictures out last week so here they are if I forgot. This is the new Armenian Elder. His name is Elder Hansen and he is really cool so I can't wait to work with him later on my mission! Also pictured is pig ear. It was alright but not my favorite.

This week was short because of Saturday p day but I learned a lot this week. I can't say much happened with working in our area but we have seen a lot of success with the less actives we have been working with. This week has been particularly good for me though, even when a whole lot didn't happen. It is hard to describe in an email so I will just share my testimony. After a lot of studying and discussing with Elder Peterson, the atonement now has a special meaning to me.

I am so grateful for the redeeming power of the atonement. I am really starting to recognize my weaknesses a lot better after being in this area which has been an answer to my prayers since the beginning of my mission. I now understand that I can be redeemed from my weaknesses and I don't have to be perfect, I just have to keep trying.

The love that Jesus Christ has for each and everyone of us is truly amazing and I am so grateful that I have had the experiences I've had on my mission so far to feel his love in my life. I know that this is his true church and his gospel can make us happy and filled with peace. I love you all and hope you have a great week.

Elder Jensen

Monday, July 24, 2017

Letter 56

Sorry I don't have a ton of time today but I hope you are all doing well! This week was pretty normal for us and not too much happened.

However, we did have a lot of the less actives we have been working with come to church which was awesome! Other good news, the new Armenian Elder arrived and his name is Elder Hansen! I am super excited for him to be here and Elder Stucki my trainer will be training him. It will be really good. 

We don't celebrate Pioneer Day, but I guess in Armenia today is water day which means that it's a giant free for all water fight all day. You can just run outside and soak anyone you want who is outside. 

That's a pretty great holiday and I wonder if they celebrated in Glendale. If they did I will be sad I missed it but I doubt they did, too many laws here.

Elder Jensen

Monday, July 17, 2017

Letter 55

Hey Everyone!

This week was kind of all over the place but that's just how transfer week goes. I personally love transfer week because we get to do a lot of fun stuff at the office and it's super busy.

We had quite a few meetings this week and one of them was MLC. That was really good because it was President Wells' first MLC and we did this discussion thing which I really enjoyed about how we can make the mission better.

Anyway, we didn't get a lot of time to work in our area due to those meetings but I felt like with the time we did have we got a lot done. I don't know if I was able to write this last week but unfortunately Susan dropped us. She came to church last week and juts out of nowhere after the first class (which is our first hour) said that she would be leaving and no longer wanted to meet with us.

That was kinda hard on me but I think it was important for me to go through that experience. I don't know why but I just feel like that will help me in the future. I hope that later on she will choose to meet with missionaries again.

Well, for the rest of this week we have just been trying to find and so far we haven't been too successful but this week we have a lot more time so it should be better. That's pretty much all I got for this week! Hope you all have a great week!

Elder Jensen