Monday, March 21, 2016

My Sweet Leopard Shirt... Email from 21 March 2016


This week was sweet. We worked hard, and are working with a couple people that arrived at the chapel this Sunday. If we have some luck we will have a baptism this next week. I’m trying to work harder to not just baptize but also retain. I want to have a lot of converts here that are active the entire life. The retention is really bad here in Argentina, maybe 10 percent of my converts are 100 percent active in the church and I decided that I want to make that a lot better my last stretch of the mission. I will do what I can and then leave the rest in the hands of the lord. I am on the lookout for people that want to change their lives and stay converted forever haha. I’m enjoying it here. I hope that I can keep up the good work hehehe. 


Well, my knee is a lot better. My stomach is good. We are doing diet right now, and I have a six pack. This last week I bought bunch of clothes with the money I pulled out a couple weeks ago. A member also made me a sweet shirt with leopard print. I either look really incredibly good with that shirt on or I look gay. Give me your opinion hahaha. Here are some pictures. Love you all. I hope everything is going well with registering for my classes and the apartment and the jeep haha. See you in 20 weeks!

Love you
Elder Jensen

Monday, March 14, 2016

It's a Small World -- Email from 14 March 2016

This is a letter from Matt to Elliott Leonard....

It’s such a small world!  Hey I wanted you to know that I saw you this week. I was visiting a family in our area and I looked a picture on the wall and you were there!!!! After that I talked to the son who just got back from your mission. The Ex Elder Mendoza! HOW CRAZY RIGHT?!!!!!!

Love you man. Have some pictures. 

Chacabuco week 4 -- Email from 14 March 2016

.Hey all.

I hope that your week in the mountains is great! I hope that everything's going well for you all. It sounds so nice to relax in the hot springs! Bueno, this week was great. We had two baptisms. I already sent you all pictures of the villa and the baptisms.

I eat a lot in this area. I'm going to try to not get fat here. My knee feels a lot better. I want to learn to translate Spanish and I'm not too worried about the other classes. Sign up for what I need to take. 
Thanks for everything.
Elder Jensen
Some pictures:  La villa in the night. There are like five floors, but I was only on the first.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Leandro from 7 March 2016

Hey family! 

I hope that this week was really good! I’m glad for the pictures that you all sent to me. It looked really nice the wedding! I was surprised at how big everyone looks. When I look in the mirror I feel like I haven’t changed that much haha. I feel like I look the same as I looked when I came her on the mission. Maybe that’s not the case and I just can’t see the change in myself that much, but I sure can see the change in everyone from the pictures. I’m so surprised. I’m glad that the party was fun and that it was safe. I hope that you all have a good rest day today.

So here, Leandro was baptized. :) It was really cool. He is going to get married to his girlfriend Martina and then I hope they get sealed in a year! This next week we have two more baptisms :) They are named Nadia and Justina. They are a mom and daughter and they are really the best. They are so nice and kind and Justina is like a mom to us haha. She took my shoes to be sowed up because the seams ripped out this week! They give us so much food and are really excited for their baptism this week. We are pumped to keep trying to help them so that they can get baptized! I couldn’t take picture here because it’s really dangerous. They sell drugs in lines in the streets and some of the gangs get mad at us and yell at us haha. I have learned that the best thing to do is look down at the ground, keep walking and don’t heed them. If I stop there are going to shoot me for sure. If I take pictures they are going to think I am from the police and I’m done for haha. So that’s why I don’t have pictures haha. 
Dad, did you have a chance to talk to those people so that you can register me for my classes? I know it’s a long ways away but the time is going by really fast!  Mom, continue with my sweatshirt. I’m sure it’s going to be really cool! 

This week I hurt my knee playing football. I’m going to head to the doctors this next week. I hope that it’s not too serious. It hurts to climb stairs and sometimes when I walk I feel like the knee cap doesn’t fall into place. It’s a little worrying. I hope it’s not serious. I bought a knee brace and the last week I have been walking really straight, I’m not trying to bend it at all. It kills me when I have to squat down. My body is falling apart haha:  my knee and my shoulder now haha. 

Love you all.
Elder Jensen