Monday, July 27, 2015

Week 29 Cowabunga

Cowabunga guys! This week was awesome! We got 3 new fechas this week! 2 of them are named Irma and Sharon. We have been waiting and praying and fasting for weeks for them to get baptized. They had accepted and everything, but the problem was that they could not give up drinking coffee. But, they finally decided to quit this week! They are getting baptized next Saturday! We are so excited for them as they are for us. There is nothing more spiritual than someone getting baptized and then receiving the holy ghost! I can’t tell you how good it  feels to be on a mission. When we are diligent and obedient, not only to the rules but the COMMANDMENTS as well, you can feel the spirit so strong. The other fecha is set for the 22nd of August. We are actually teaching him both in Spanish and in English. He understands both. It is so cool. It actually feels nice talking in English, but at the same time a little bit weird. 

Spanish is coming nice and slowly. Something that I have been doing lately is asking people where my Spanish is on a scale from 1 to 10. Most people say 6, 7, 8, and a couple say 10. So, I guess my Spanish is coming along which is awesome. Siembaaaaaa! (mom and dad note: not sure what this means...must be a local saying)

This week is my last week with my companion. He is going home next in HOME HOME! So, we are going to be taking a lot of photos this week. The time has gone by so fast this cambio. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to speak English with him, since I haven’t much in so long. He is so spiritual and he has changed so much during him mission I can tell by talking to him. Something funny here in the mission is that when you have a companion that only has one change left and your his last companion, you call it ¨killing him.¨  Meaning your going to “kill” your last week on a mission. “kill” him with work.  If that makes any sense to you? 

Love you all and I want to say that this gospel is the best thing on earth! I love sharing the gospel, its something that makes me so happy. Love you all and I am doing alright here. Keep writing and keep praying. And always remember:

Sacrificio esta temporal, pero Glora eterno!

Les quiero,

Elder Jensen

Mom note: He hasn't lost his glasses yet!! Looks like a service day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Week 28 Descansar y Trabajar

This week was good. The reason why it’s called Descansar y Trabajar (rest and work) is because, since my companion was sick, we would work one day and the rest the other. Es como asi , my companion could not work for 2 days straight, he would not have the strength to walk 2 days in row. So, he would rest one whole day, so that he could work the whole next day. It sucked. I mean we have been sick, him and I, for almost half of this change because of this sickness alone.

But, as I have been back working some this week, I have felt the spirit quite strongly. The spirit is really awesome, because with it you see the hearts of people change. As we teach and testify of the Jesus Christ and help people become the best they can, I feel the spirit so strong. As a representante de Jesus Cristo, you can definitely feel it. 

Sorry there isn’t much to report again, but next week I’m sure there will be much news...since my companion is now better and and we are both back working 100%.

Remember to keep writing and to keep on praying. Those little things you do, go a long way....A LONG WAY! Love you all and do not forget…

Sacrifico esta temporal, pero Gloria es eterno!

Les Quiero, ( I love you all)

Elder Jensen

Monday, July 13, 2015

Week 27 New President

This week I finally got better. I feel some pain in my joints a little bit everywhere, but I was able to make do with it. Needless to say, that was on Saturday,  but then things got worse for Elder Tupou.

This week on Tuesday my zone met our new mission president, President Ferman. Para conocerles (mom note: To get to know him). It was really good to meet him and see how he will help each and every missionary here in the mission to be at their best and to be the best missionary they can and want to be. He talked a little about the rules and gave us some spiritual encouragement to keep working hard. It was very nice and I can tell you that I could feel the spirit.... SO STRONG! I know that if I work hard, help set fechas (baptismal dates), and baptize people, I will be doing my part. It will bless the people of Honduras and it will bless me. I have included some photos with the new president, President Ferman.

Just this Saturday, we found out my companion now has Chikinguya. This is his second time getting it, in the same area! So, hopefully the new mission president will give us permission to find and get a new house here. I think our house is infected.

On Thursday we had interviews with the new president so we could get to know him better and for him to get to know us as well. But, the crazy thing was that he was interviewing 3 zones of about 60 missionaries. So, we were in the church from 7:30 in the morning to about 9 at night, just waiting for 10 to 15 minute chat with him, but we had fun waiting ;) 

I am doing awesome and cannot tell you how strong the spirit is being a missionary and all. Love you all and remember to keep writing and keep praying!

Sacrificio esta temporal, pero gloria es eterno!

Lo quiero Muchisimo! (Love you very much)

Elder Jensen

My Zone

President Ferman and Sister Ferman

Monday, July 6, 2015

Week 26  Better and Better

This week, well nothing really happened because I was in cama (bed) from Monday to Sunday with Chikenguya. So, nothing to report, sorry about that. No pictures tambien (as well). But I'm totally bien (good) now. Elder Tupou and I made the best of the week and tried to have fun in the house. We talked and talked, it was fun. But, I am much better today and I am ready to get back to work!

I was able to go to church this week but only to sacramental meeting. Only one investigator showed up, but we thought we were going to get none, from me being sick all week. So, we heard word that if she stays, she will get baptized the 1st of August. So, we are really hoping for that. 

I found that this week that that they might shut down our area, and it is not because of us. The members here are not helping us and for the past 6 months there really has been no baptisms, a couple, but not sufficient enough. So, vamos a ver. Hope everyone is doing well down there. Miss you a lot. Keep praying and keep writing me. 

Love you all.

Elder Jensen

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Week 25 Triple C's

Elder Tupou
There is a reason why it my email is called the Triple C´s, and I will explain that further on. But, this week started out great, but ended horrible. The first C stands for Cambios. I had cambios this week. The second C stands for Country. I got changed to Sante Fe, Country. Dude, and its sick. That was the best part and man was it was awesome. I got probably one of the best companions here in the mission. He is is the most chillest, coolest, and most down to earth kind guy you will ever meet. His name is Elder Tupou. He is from Alaska, but his parents are from Tonga. So, he is really fun to be with. So, I have been having a lot of fun working here with him. We are already have 7 fechas lined up for next month in just one week!

Hey so there is this song that is going around. I do not have the song, because you can not have it as a missionary. But, the world does and I hear it on the streets as we walk through and man it was one of my favorite songs. It is called See You Again by Wiz Khalifa. This song is powerful for me, because every time I hear I always think of my family and my friends and all that I will tell you when I see you again. So I encourage you to listen to it and when you do, think of me. 

The third C, well that one sucks. On Saturday I got hit with a common sickness here in Honduras called Chikinguya and well it just sucks. All of your body hurts, you have a rash all over your body, massive headache, and on top of that, 100 degree or higher fever. It sucks, because you can't do anything. So, all you have to do is rest, rest, rest. So, if you could please pray for me, put my name at the temple, or something, because I am mentally dying right now. 

Not much happened this week because of the sickness, so nothing really to report. Love you all, keep praying for me and keeping on writing to me. And remember: 

Sacrificio esta temporal, pero gloria es eterno.


Elder Jensen