Monday, March 28, 2016

Week 60 Not Much to Do :(

Well, this week was one of those weeks where the work is so slow and you do not have much progress. "Semana Santa" here is like a curse for all the missionaries in regards to finding new people to teach. You cannot find anyone in there houses. It's like impossible. We accomplished so little this week. But, with the blazing sun outside, I felt I was dying. It was screaming hot. I could not take it someday, but I was able to get through it. The work was a little depressing though...not being able to teach people is hard. This week finding someone to teach was like finding needle in a huge haystack. But, we were able to make through it, gracias a dios.

I also got to go to the temple this week. I was able to do confirmations for the dead in Spanish! It felt a little weird....I was the person who was confirming kids by the way. I felt the spirit so strong though. I enjoyed every minute of it and will never forget it how it felt. The temple is amazing.

Also the last 2 days of the week, my toe started to hurt again. So, the nurse is going to call the doctor today to see what is going on. Pray for me. 

Lovin' the mission. I am so excited for General Conference this week. I cannot wait for all the inspiration I am going to receive this Saturday and Sunday from our Prophet and the Apostles, as well for my investigators. Talk to you guys later.

Elder Jensen

P.S. Did not take as many fotos this week til the next one!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Week 59 Semana Santa

Semana Santa empiece este semana! Or should I say Easter is this week. This week will probably be the slowest and most unproductive week of the year. Yearly here in Semana Santa it is a very festive time and most people here travel. Whether it be to Copan, San Pedro, Miami, or even Tegucigalpa. So, to be sincere, the work will be very slow and almost no one will be home. But, we will just have to see how this week will go and keep at it.

The past week was amazing. We were able to put 2 new fecha fijas with two of our investigators. Both of them were references by members and they are really positive. I am really excited for them to progress. One of them owns una negocio de baleadas (a baleadas business). So every time we go over to teach we buy some baleadas (thick flout tortilla). Hehehe. And the other one is her boyfriend. They are doing what they are supposed to be doing to progress in the gospel and have been coming to church for over a month now!

Also we had the chance to go visit the Temple yesterday with our recent converts and our investigators so that they could get a feel of the spirit that surrounds the temple and see where they should and want to be
always. It was a very memorable experience because one of our investigators was like "this is where I want to be" and he cannot wait to get baptized and go to the temple. Si hombre! So, we had a great time yesterday.

I am loving it here in Honduras and I know I am supposed to be here. I am so grateful for what I have and I cannot wait to share all of my experiences with you guys when I get home. Love you all. And have a Happy Easter!


Elder Jensen

P.S. The sun yesterday was super cool. Take a look!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Week 58 Baptisms and Slushies

I love my new area! You may wonder why my title this week is called baptisms and slushies. Pretty weird, huh? Well, its because this area has already 5 baptisms set for this month. I did not have a 1 baptism in the 4 months I was in Roble Oeste. It was a hard area to find people to who wanted to hear our message. I hadn't experiences that on my mission until that area. I am so excited for the work here and the people ready to hear the gospel. I am so ready for the the opportunity to bring these people unto Christ. And we are finding more everyday. I was overcome with joy when I saw our plan for this month. By the way, we have one planned for this Saturday! It is so amazing being a part of the Heavenly Father's work. The slushies part...well there is a recent convert that makes these slushies called Granita and they are the bomb. They are perfect when its hot outside. Again, I am really excited for the work we have to do in this area and the success we will see, I can feel it.

My new companion is Elder Muñoz. He is from Vera Cruz Mexico. He is so chill and he loves to work. He was a little sick this week, but he said that he did not care, he said he wanted to go work. So, I was like alrighty. I have no idea how long I will be here, but all I know is I am going to work my butt off to do all I can. 

Love you all so much and I cannot wait to talk to my family in just 2 months!  All I need to do, like my mom says, is work really really hard and embrace every single moment until the last second runs out of my mission. Cuz, I only got one shot. #YOMO Well, everyone. Hope you all have an amazing week and I cannot wait to tell you what will be the results for this next week to come.

Con cariño,

Elder Jensen


Monday, March 7, 2016

Week 57 The Change

Well, these past couple weeks have been so much fun with Elder Espinoza. I have enjoyed every minute. Today we were notified of changes. We are both leaving. Yep, they are closing the area. It really sucks because we had people lined up for baptism. But, God must have something else planned for this area. I will be going to Los Laureles. It is actually Elder Espinoza old area before coming to Roble Oeste . He said it is a wonderful place and you will have a lot of success. The people there are so ready to hear the gospel. I am excited for that. I really hope I can finally baptize a family!

I am so grateful the opportunity I had to go to the temple this past Saturday! It was a very spiritual experience. I was able to feel the spirit strong. The spirit confirmed to me the things I need to do to press forward and make my mission all I am suppose to do. 

This week's email is going to be short. I got to get to packing and and finishing a few things before I go. But, thank you for everything. Tell you all about my new companion and my new area next week. Love you all!

Elder Jensen

P.S. I finally bought me a hammock. (Mom that is why I took out money)