Monday, December 26, 2016

Week 99 Feliz Navidad y un Prospero Ano Nuevo!

Merry Christmas! This Christmas was so rad! I had so much fun this past week. I have the true Christmas Spirit this is much better to give then to get! I know that as we share and LIGHT the WORLD we can truly feel our Heavenly Fathers presence. Well, as you heard last week...we were going to baptize two people this Christmas. IT CAME TRUE! On Friday, we went to go do the baptism interview and man was it so hard. Javier....said he wanted to get baptized on the 7th instead of the 25th. And then the mom said she wanted to as well, because she wanted to do it with her son. We literally had a talk for 45 mins because they changed there mind back and forth from the 7th and the 25th. And we asked them if they had faith to do this, if they believe in Jesus Christ, if they believe that they have repented and of all their sins, if they have the desire to change, and if they desire to get baptized. And they said Yes to all those questions. And with that...we told them it really does not matter what happens tomorrow, just TODAY! And when my companion said that, they agreed to get baptized on Christmas day. The best gift you can give Our Savior. So, literally an hour before sacrament meeting...they got baptized. A miracle happened that day. They will always remember that day to be the best day of their life. I am so grateful I was able to be a part of that day. The spirit once again confirmed to me the purpose of me being in Honduras on my mission. I am finishing my mission this next change, but that does not stop me from being the best missionary I can be for the next 6 weeks.

On Christmas Night, we ate so much. I had like 4 dinners that night of just pork, potatoes, tamales, and torrejas ( sugar bread)....delicious. At 12...we lit fireworks and enjoyed the company of the Christmas Spirit with the people of our ward. I talked to my family as well, for the last time, and I am grateful I had the opportunity to talk with them. 

Love this gospel...and I love my Savior. I know this gospel can change lives. I have felt it this year and I have felt it on my mission. I am grateful for all I have done here and experienced and I know I it will help me be the person I need to be in the future. Love you all.....enjoy the spirit this year. FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!

Les quiero,

Elder Jensen

Monday, December 19, 2016

Week 98 Feliz Navidad

What a week it has been a wonderful week this week! But, really stressful! Like seriously. So, one of the companions from another area....came to live with us because his companion left to go to he is staying with us until changes. It is has been kind of rough because he is a little different and we don't always see eye to eye. But, i am trying to have patience with him (and I am sure he is with me). But, besides that this week we have been working hard to get those 3 baptisms that we want for Christmas. They are progressing faster than I could ever had imagined. It is amazing to see people have the desire to change and to really want the best for their life. Arling and Javier are truly the escogidos (chosen) that everyone wants. I have the desire as a missionary to be the missionary who will hopefully help them to make the best decision they will make in their life. I am glad to be a missionary still. I still have my weaknesses and I still have my faults...but they do not make me the new person I am today, I am changed. Christmas is the best time of the year to spend with family and be close together...and what a privilege it is to be a missionary in Honduras helping others to join with their family and remember the only person who can change their lives for the better, Jesus Christ.

On Saturday we had the Stake Christmas party and it was a blast to see everyone there...we also had a blast. We were able to bring 5 investigators to the party. It was a fiesta and we were able to help people truly enjoy the joy of Christmas. I am glad I was able to enjoy it here in to see all my friends from Roble Oeste again too. I am glad I am here to enjoy my last one too. Love you all and I am grateful for the opportunity I have to be a missionary. The Church is True. And this gospel is real...I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can become clean of all sin and receive that True Conversion to the gospel. 

Btw on Sunday was the Presentación de la Primaria....I was able to sing as a missionary I Hope They Call Me On A Mission in Spanish with all the little Cute! 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Week 97 Gonna be a very Merry Christmas

Well, I am going to have one awesome Christmas. Christmas Eve lands on Saturday this year and its going to be very memorable. We had a real cool experience this week. We have been working hard on these 2 new people that came to church on Sunday. They are a family who are friends with the stake president. They came to church as a family and then we meet with them after and taught them about baptism. We talked from Acts 8 about Eunuch and Philip that if they had the faith to get baptized, they could too. It does not matter how many sins or temptations we have. All that matters if we have the desire to change. At that moment all of them decided to get baptized, and the are on December 24th, Christmas Eve. I know for us as missionaries, and of course the Lord, and most definitely for them this will be the best Christmas gift they will ever receive in their life. I am so happy for they made this life changing decision. For Marisol and for Genesis well they are a little bit different. They want to get baptized, but they are lacking the faith. The have postponed their baptism that was suppose to be this weekend.  So, we are going to help them and with the help of the members more we are going to read General Conference talks with them. 

My letters are getting a little shorter by the week because I so busy.  I am still working hard and I want you all to know that my testimony of this gospel is stronger than it ever has been. This week we were teaching the law of chastity to some investigators and I felt the impression to share my testimony. My heart burned with the spirit and I know now with all my heart that this law and others are true.  I love you all...loving this Christmas season. We are so blessed. We had 8 investigators in the church on Sunday....and we hadn't even found or asked these people. It's all from the members invitations! This ward is so awesome! Elder Estrada and I are working hard here and we are doing our best to invite all to come unto Christ! See you next week! 

Elder Jensen

Monday, December 5, 2016

Week 96 Fastings For Miracle

Marisol and Genesis
Well, this past week was one heck of a ride. We have been working real hard with Marisol and Genesis. They were sick a little this week. so they could not make it to church on Sunday. But, we were able to continue to prepare them for baptism on the 17th. It is really cool to see the change and the happiness when someone really wants to change. I have seen this in my life these past 2 years. I know that the Lord truly prepares those who are seeking for a new life. I know that I have felt that with them. You can just feel this love when you are with them, you cannot deny it. This week I found a scripture that comforted and changed me. I remember reading it a month into my mission, but could never find it again. It reads: 
¨For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.¨ Romans 8:38-39

What a beautiful scripture that is right? I know that the pure love of christ that each one of us feels and is in us, no one can ever take that away. It is love unbreakable. A really cool miracle happened this week from fasting. It was Saturday and we were having a bad day and we were waiting for the bus to go to into some residentail areas to do some contacting. And this car came by and honked at us. It was the Stake President and we got in and we went with him instead to do some teaching with him. We met 2 new families and now we have 4 new baptisms for this month and next month. All of them went to church and we are planning their baptisms. What miracles happen when we fast for the most smallest things. I testify that fasting truly works. I love this work and I love my mission. 

I hope everyone is starting thinking of Christmas this year. It does not matter the presents or the gifts, what matter is our Savior Jesus Christ who was born. H who can save all of us if we just simply follow Him. Love you all. I know this to be true. Feliz Navidad a todos! Hasta la proximo semana. Cheque Pues!

Les quiero,

Elder Jensen