Monday, August 8, 2016

Chacabuco 25/ Travel time -- An email from 8 August 2016


So Just to tell you a little bit about my week, it went by so fast. Tuesday we had a leadership meeting with all of the leaders in the mission, so that was super cool! I could see a ton of friends from the mission and say goodbye to them. Then Wednesday we had the last zone meeting. That was pretty sad for me. We gave the last meeting and then i had to give my last testimony to the zone. That was hard for me:( haha And then Friday we went to the offices of the mission to have our last interview with the new president and with his wife. It was my first and last interview with him! Hes a nice guy and gave me some good advice to stay motivated. Then we worked all Saturday and then Sunday we brought 5 investigators that are progressing to church! I finished strong and left 5 that are going to get baptized in two weeks. SO im going to keep baptizing even after my mission ends:) I'm really happy for that. and im happy that i reached my goal of 50 people. In my mission i helped 51 people be baptized and that number will keep growing as the converts are sharing the gospel and helping out a ton still! Then there was a going away party in the house of Justina and Nadia. It made me super happy and i was a mess. The truth is that i don't want to go home. I want to stay here and live here forever. But life moves on. Well, i hope that these last few days go well and i will see you all with a huge smile this Thursday. There's pictures attached. And talk to brother brown and let me know what work he needs done. 
Elder Jensen

Monday, August 1, 2016

Chacabuco 24 -- an email from 1 August 2016

Hey all!

This week went by literally so fast. I cant believe that we are already here writing again. It went by so fast that it made me sad haha. This week was the fastest in my mission and im sure that the next week is going to go by fast. Here was really good. We had a meeting with president smith this Tuesday where he told us that we need to put more focus into Looking for more families. So we started to look for more families and we could find a family. Its a couple with three kids. The dad doesn't want anything to do with us, but the mom and the three girls are listening to the discussions and went to the church. they are going to get baptized the 13th! :) So that's super cool! 

How was the move? Do you all have any cool pictures of the house? I cant believe that we now dont live next to fossil haha. I'm going to miss that house but im sure that it was for the best! I hope the new house feels cozy. It sounds huge! You all have offices and there's a room for everyone and also a gym room???? That's super cool! I cant wait to see it.

So you all know i will be here next Monday as well. I don't know what im going to tell you all about but im sure it will be good! I'm going to leave all my garments here, Because they are destroyed! I was thinking maybe you can order me 12 medium mesh tops and 12 cotton polyester medium bottoms. The type that i used before that's like briefs and not loose. And Also i need you all to get me a planner for the year. Something simple that i can carry in my pocket during the day so that i can stay organized. I need these two things urgently. that's it! Write me next week with pictures and everything! 
Elder Jensen

Monday, July 25, 2016

Chacabuco 23 -- an email from 25 July 2016

Hey all! 

This was a pretty fast week. There was absolutely no time for us to work really hard. On Friday I was sick and stayed at home with a headache, and flu symptom. On Saturday I thought that I was feeling a little bit better and I went out to work again haha. It was my last day to find people that can be baptized during my mission. So it was a bittersweet day. But what made it worse is that I had a bad stomach bug from the flu that I had. I misjudged that I was better, and left to work and then wasn't better after all haha. I ended up in the bathroom every ten minutes. I’m not even kidding haha. It was terrible. I went home in the night and took two Imodium and then woke up in the night and had to run to the bathroom, and took two more Imodium and slept until Sunday morning. We had a meeting at 7 in the church and I sent my companion with another elder from our house haha. I didn't have any strength to go to church haha. I stayed and slept until like 2 in the afternoon yesterday. So that is about all that has happened in my last couple of days. I'm going to keep working hard these next two weeks so that I can finish well. Also this next week I'm going to see if I can buy a couple of gifts for you all this week. But no promises because the things here are super cheap [quality, price???] haha. 

Love you all. 
Elder Jensen

Monday, July 18, 2016

Chacabuco 22 -- an email from 18 July 2016


Thanks for all of the birthday wishes! It was a great day and i was able to pass a ton of time with my converts! They gave me four cakes:) So that was pretty cool. Here in Argentina there is a tradition that you need to take a bite out of every cake. And then all of the people around you push your head into the cake haha. Its safe to say that after four times i'm pretty tired of cleaning frosting off of my face haha. I will send you all a couple of pictures. WE worked really hard this week, but we didn't have any results haha. Its the first week for a long time that i haven't had anyone who is progressing towards a baptismal date. There were a lot of factors that came into play with that, but one of the big ones is that i am sick with a cold or something haha so i hope that this week that all gets better. The cool thing is that for my birthday Juana, my convert gave me a new Argentina jersey. Its so cool! :) 
How is the packing going? How is moms new job? Does she have a new job and is interviewing for a new one aswell? Im a little confused as far as that goes. Its hard to think that in 24 days i wont be a missionary anymore haha. I can really process it yet, but im just going to leave everything that i have these next three weeks. Its hard to stay focused when i'm finishing up haha. Everyone seems to always remind me how much time i have left. It makes me not care anymore haha. Who is going to be in the airport when i get back? When is my homecoming talk? That's about all i can think of. 
Love you all
Elder Jensen

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chacabuco 21 -- an email from 12 July 2016

Hey Everyone!

This week was so great. But so great! We had the baptisms of Liz and Andrea so that was really spiritual. The zone is killing it and we had 9 baptisms as a zone. So i'm super pumped. It was a great week. Then we had transfers and i thought i was going to get sent to another area to finish my mission. I was so sad, and all of the converts were so sad. I don't think that i have had a day so sad in all of my mission. And then in the night we received the mail and it turns out that i'm going to stay together with  my companion for a third transfer! Whoooo. Im going to stay in chacabuco And finish here! Im so excited. and scared that i'm only here for four weeks left. I don't want to leave, but all things come to an end at one point. 

Well, Everything here is good. If you want me to get you all something from Argentina let me know this week so that i can find it before im out of here. Love you all a lot and i wish you all luck moving haha. 
Elder Jensen

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Chacabuco 20 -- email from 4 July 2016

Hey everyone.

This week was great. We worked hard and we had fun. Liz and Andrea are going to get baptized this Saturday! In the zone there are 11  people that are going to be baptized! We are the zone that is baptizing more than any other in the entire mission. So we are super excited about that. The zone is getting better, and I feel like we can get better still. Nadia and Yuliana shared there testimonies in the meeting this week. It made me so happy to see that my hard work with them paid off. I remember convincing them to read the Book of Mormon and now they have testimonies of that. That's super cool. 

Im doing good here. I have an tendonitis chronic with and inflamed rotator cuff. There is scar tissue in my should. They said that I need physical therapy. I thinmk im just going to wait until I get back to the states. I have a copy of the MRI on disc and in the internet so everything is well. I'm 5 weeks out from coming back. It's a little weird but its alright. Next week is transfers so I will write you all tuesday. 
Love you all! 
Elder Jensen

Monday, June 27, 2016

Chacabuco 19 -- Email from 27 June 2016


This week is going really well. Carlos and Yuliana are really well and they were confirmed well! This week was great and we are teaching two people named Liz and Andrea. They are progressing really well. They were references from members and are neighbors. Liz is 28 and her son who is ten is a member of the church! She is so excited to come to church and is going to get baptized this week or the next week! Andrea is 18 and her situation is particular. She is taking care of a baby that's 6 months old. Its her nephew. Two weeks ago her sister in law died and she is helping her brother take care of the baby. She is super excited and is learning a lot. She is going to get baptized too. So I'm pretty happy with that.

In two weeks we have transfer. I hope to stay here. I went to the doctor for my shoulder this week and had an MRI. This Wednesday they are going to let me know what happened. I'm hoping that everything is well, and I will let you know what happens. If I need a surgery then I will wait until the states to get it. 
Love you all,
Elder Jensen