Monday, December 8, 2014

Divisions (aka Splits) -- Email from 12/8/14


I'm going to put your letters together so that I can write more. So the Sivers are leaving Colorado. It's a shame, but if he can't do it in Colorado, he should go wherever he can pass and get a job. It makes me sad that they have to leave, but he is doing the best that he can right now.  I remember that move though, they have a ton of super heavy stuff that they don't really need.  It is best to pack light, so you can move if needed. At least on the mission! I hope that he can find something fast. It must feel pretty hard to be separate from your family!  I would know.

Me with Elder Hicks at Halloween 
-- I went as him, him as me.
Bowling on P-Day.
Things in Pacheco have ground to a stop this week. We have nobody. Nadie, nada, nobody. We fasted 3 times in the last 8 days and are praying a ton. We dropped everyone because nobody is progressing, and still haven't been able to find anyone this week. So I desperately hope that this week we can find some people. I'm trying my best to stay positive and continue the hard work. The highlight of my week was when we did divisions. Our District leader   put me with his companion in my area, and Elder Hansen went to his area for a day. He companion, Elder Edmonds, has the same amount of time as me on the mission, so we are both pretty new. The thing is, he was afraid to talk to anyone because he is super self conscious about his Spanish still, and super afraid that he is going to mess up. Good thing that i am the opposite, or we wouldn't have been able to talk to anyone. My companion says that my biggest strength is that I am fearless, and not afraid to talk to anyone. I utilized that strength on Thursday, and taught 6 lessons con miembro present. I talked to everyone, and because Elder Edmonds didn't really teach or testify, I did both. It was cool being able to teach in Spanish, and I am still trying to improve my Spanish every day. Now, I am focusing on my accent, and trying to get it to the point where I sound like a native speaker, and not with an strong American accent.  
Litoral Zone!!!
No idea why the thumbs up, that's just what they do here!

I would send more pictures, but I really don't take many pictures because I don't take my camera out of the pension because I would get robbed.  I will try to take some with some members for next week.

I Am going to Skype you guys this Christmas at 5 pm here. So its like 1 in the afternoon there. i will be able to stay on for like one hour, so be ready at 1. If you want to make me a Skype to use and send me the information so we can Skype that would be sick. And i need your name for Skype. 

The truth is that I would have never started my mission papers alone. I did them because dad sat me down, and filled them out with me. Little pushes like that are the reason that i am out here on the mission. I will write Katie a letter today.

Love you guys! 
Elder Jensen

PS -- the only thing that I need are families to baptize.  We are going to try and find more [people to teach] through the members.  Hopefully we can find more this week!

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