Monday, January 11, 2016

Week 49 Something New

I really enjoyed this past week. I was able to spiritually strengthen both myself and my companion relationship! Elder Hernandez and I struggled this week a little , but we found ways to serve each other and we are really doing good! We are doing what the Lord wants us to do and we are receiving more blessings than I could ever imagine! We were able to get one of our investigators to church this Sunday, and because we have only been here for a couple weeks and this is a new area, we find that to be a blessing!

Guess what!?!?! I found a Panera Bread down here in Honduras...hahaha. Not Really but something like it. Picture below. (mom note: this was for me...I love Panera, not so much Alec. We'll he does like the bread part. Not so much the soup or salads)

Oh! My companion and I cut each others hair this week. Really good bonding moment for the both of us.

David and Eduardo are doing really good. They both have excepted the invitation to get baptized and we are preparing them for their fechas. They both are still having problems with smoking and drinking and we have been working real hard with them, its just . They have a growing testimony and have all taken all lessons, they just need to focus, have faith and a desire to quit. We have ran out of  ideas. Do you guys have any? It would really help us.

Zone meeting was this week and we learned a ton. We learned that we should try something new and do something different that may help others recognize the spirit and come unto to Christ. So, I have been praying and trying to put all my ideas into action and most of them have been working. The blessing of this is, I am really seeing a change in me, and I love it.

Love you guys so much and hope that everyone down there is doing ok. Talk to you next week!

Con mucho CariƱo,

Elder Jensen

1 comment:

  1. On my mission in Indiana, we had a stop-smoking program. Of course, the most important part is prayer and faith, but there are also also a lot of physical tricks you can try out. Here are some of the things I remember, though some of them might not be as easy to do in Honduras:

    * Besides the nicotine addiction, you're also fighting habits with the hands and the mouth. We suggested sunflower seeds. A number of websites suggest cinnamon sticks (which they can handle like cigarettes)
    * We also suggested cinnamon toothpaste, mouthwash, candies, etc. Supposedly the flavor of smoking is really bad after cinnamon (but it's really bad anyway, so I'm not sure I believe that one)
    * Inserting a horse hair into each cigarette.
    * In the early stages, drink a lot of water, brush teeth well to remove lingering residue in the mouth, and get more exercise or make other changes to routine.
    * Tell everybody you're trying to quit, and ask for help.
    * Remove all smoking supplies from the home -- cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters, etc. Even better if you can get them to grind the cigarettes under their feet, douse in water to make unusable, etc.