Thursday, April 16, 2015

Receiving blessing!!

Glad to hear that everyone is doing great!! i am definitely glad that i am missing all the snow!! it is always like 70 to 100 degrees here and i love it! its so warm! so sorry you guys have to be stuck in the snow! Glad to hear that the jazz were able to beat the mavericks for the last home game! Im actually kinda suprised about how much i've already stopped caring about the NBA and all that kinda stuff! Although Elder West just told me that Duke won the March Madness tourney and i was really hoping Kentucky would go all the way but whatever!!

Anyway this week has actually gone by super quickly! it feels like only 2 days ago i was just sitting on the computer writing you guys! its weird cause the days are so long!!! and yet the weeks are already starting to go by quickly! i can't believe that it has been 3 weeks already!  But ya im still doing great! the language is coming along I actually have really started being able to say what i want, but the problem is all the spanish we learn is related to the gospel so it makes having conversations with the latinos kinda hard! So ya we got a huge new wave a missionaries last thursday so it no longer feels empty at all. but most of the latinos are way cool and try to help you out with your spanish.  We also got some new gringos so we aren't the rookies anymore! ya buddy!!  there is only 3 of them so they are stuck in a trio together but they are all way cool. So ya life is good, food is still delicious, and im starting to get used to waking up at 6 30 (which has not been easy!) 

So ya we went out proselyting on saturday and it was pretty much one the most terrifying and weird and cool experiences of my life! They litterally just drove like an hour away from the MTC and dropped us all off and said we will be back in 5 hours. and all of us were in different parts of this city called MorĂ³n (which i think is ironic cause we all probably sound like morons to the locals!) and said good luck! obvoiusly being gringos and knowing nothing we didn't have much success but we did have some cool experiences.  So we get dropped off and we have no idea of what we are supposed to do, and so we see this guy leaning up against the wall and so we decide hey lets just go talk to this guy! so we start talking to him and is just super drunk! so through the combination of our limited ability to speak spanish and the fact that he was slurring everything we couldn't understand a thing he was saying. but he really wanted to talk to us so we spent like 20-30 minutes talking to some drunk guy on the street! so wasn't the greatest start to proselyting! But when we got back the power was out so i was really happy about that and we just sat around and sang hymns to end the day! that was a major tender mercy right there!

So we had a really cool experience this week.  There was a devotional broadcast from the mtc in provo with Elder Richard G. Scott being the speaker and he talked about prayer and it was overall a way good talk. but it ended in the coolest way possible! He ends by saying something along these lines,"To all those missionaries who are learning a new language... I endow you with an Apostolic blessing.  That you may recieve the gift of tongues and that you may be able to learn the language"  Then everyones mouths just dropped! it was probably one the coolest things that has happened here so far! and on that note i just remember that one of the apostles might be coming to visit in like 2 weeks.... so i am really hoping that happens!

Holy cow! tyson has got the preisthood!!! that is crazy! Congratulations tyson! It seems like it was just last week that i was passing for the first time, and it also was the day joram gave his farewell talk! but ya being a deacon is pretty awesome so enjoy it while you can!!  so mom did you send my patriachal blessing with me, cause i can't find it! so if you did then i will keep looking but if you didn't send it then it would be much appreciated if you could send it somehow.  that and also do you have any idea of how i am supposed to wash my weird like shammy towel? it works great but after 3 weeks it gets kinda gross...  anyway I love you all!!

¡Hasta Luego!

Elder Jensen

p.s. don't have any new photos so here some random ones!

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