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