Monday, November 16, 2015

Week 45 Sucky Surgery

Well, this week sucked. I found out that I have 2 hernias and that I have to go home to get the surgery. I should be leaving this week sometime. I hope as soon as I get home...I can have the surgery and recuperate, so I can get back out here on my mission and finish it strong. I do not have much to write about this week because mostly we stayed in the house all day because when I walk or sit my hernias hurt. 

I know that is a trial of faith and that when I get home and keep myself focused on going back out...I will. So, I need to pray, read my scriptures everyday, watch church videos, study my Spanish, and everything so that I can return to my mission with honor. 

Love you guys all so much and I hope that you can all pray for me because I am hurting right now and I need some guidance. Talk to you next week.

P.S. I found TAXI NUMBER 1!!!

Con mucho cariño,

Elder Jensen 

The Mondosa Family from Siqua. I love them so much. The helped me find help when I was hurting form my hernias.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Week 44  "Let's Keep It Going"

This week was amazing. WE GOT ANOTHER BAPTISM! WOOHOO! Daniel, the one that got baptized, has been working so hard these past couple weeks and he wants to progress in the gospel. He said that we are an example to him, but his girlfriend is the biggest. She wants to serve a mission and her example has shown Daniel the way. Now, he wants to serve a mission like us and because of that desire he has already seen so many blessings in his life. We are so proud of him and his choice. What a miracle!

I am loving it here with Elder Corey. He is a great example of how to be the best missionary. I am doing all I can do to be a dedicated missionary. 

Something interesting that happened this week was that they are starting to sell fireworks here in Sigua. Which I am so stoked about! (Mom note: Anyone who knows Alec knows that he is a sucker for fireworks. In fact, for most of his growing up years he wanted to become a Pyro-technician. This does make me a little nervous however. I quickly wrote him a letter after getting this and told him to be careful and to not set Honduras on fire...seriously! That would not look good.). I bought all these fireworks for like $2 here in Sigua. Photo below. I am loving it here in Sigua and excited for more good things to come. 

Doing laundry in a pila may suck, the food sometimes may not be great, the humidity and heat is just horrible, but I can tell you that even with all those things combined and more, there is nothing that compares to serving a mission. Blessings come from being obedient and the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to true happiness. A quote I love by Elder Jeffery R Holland is this: "Some blessing come soon, some come late, and some don't come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ; they come".  I love this quote, because I may not like the living conditions here in Honduras...but I embrace this gospel. I constantly see the blessings and I love it with all my heart. 

Love you all guys so much, a year is quickly approaching and I am very excited to see my family when I talk to them on Christmas. Talk to to you next week. 

Cheque Pues!

Con mucho cariño,

Elder Jensen

Monday, November 2, 2015

Week 43 Crazy Corey

This week was amazing and I cannot describe it in any other way. I received a new companion and his name is Elder Corey. He is from Utah and he has been a ton of fun. Actually, he is the District Leader, but it doesn't make a big difference. He is super fun and hard working.  I have shown him the area and we have already received so many miracles. We actually got over 54 contacts in just a few days. We are having a great time getting to know each other and have already became good friends. I am very excited for this cambio and am really excited to see all that Elder Corey and I can do together. 

This week was normal working week...we are actually preparing a man to get baptized this Saturday. Daniel has been growing a lot in the gospel and he has already expressed wanting to serve a mission like us. We are proud of his decision and we know that if he gets baptized and confirmed, he will become a changed man and I can already see him going out and serving a mission. He would make a great missionary.

We celebrated Halloween this year by eating Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip cookies with milk as a district to celebrate. They were really good!

Love you guys so much and miss you a lot. I am now approaching 1 year in the mission. It is getting closer and closer. Time flies. My feet are getting better and I am working more than I have ever worked with my new companion here in Stupendous Siguatepeque. 

Con mucho Cariño,

Elder Jensen