Wednesday, July 13, 2016

RIO BRANCO!!!!


[June 27, 2016 email]

This is the best area ever!!! 

Hey everybody! well i am officially out of the offices and back to normal full time mission work and its the best thing ever! and even though i am right next to brazil, nobody here talks portuguese :( so i am still going to learn with my comp and speak with him, but everyone here just speaks spanishl.  But the first couple days have been amazing! the people here are way more open and humble than the people that i have found in the main city, and people are just so nice here! in my 3 or 4  days here we have knocked doors and like 2 or 3 people just let us right in and we teach a quick lesson right then and there! that has never happened in any other moment in my first year here! we have several futures that we need to go visit and several investigatores that we are teaching, we have like 4 that are set and want to progress and 2 of them are going to try and get baptized the 16 or something like that im not exactly sure what day it is. and the ward is starting to get excited and it seems like that are really going to help us out! because we are 4 elderes here and the other 2 had a baptism this last saturday and it was the first baptism here in the ward in 2 years!!!  Its a ward of about 30 people and i am just soooo excited to be here! its going to be an amazing change!

okay but this saturday we had a small district meeting to get to know the zone, and Elder Carroll and Elder rollins gave a really cool lesson,  they talked about 2 groups.  the group of 90% and the group of 10%.  and the example that they gave was 100 preisthood holders were asked to do something like set up chairs or something like that, and they asked us of these 100 preisthood holders how many of them o to set up chairs?  10%... and its because these people understand their purpose and they want and look for oppurtunities to serve.  And then they shared the scripture "Many are called but few are chosen" and we have to be that 10 percent that want to serve and want to help other people and we need to be the 10% that share the gospel with everyone and are willing to make sacrifices to help other people.  It was such a good lesson! So that it what i want to do this last year of my mission, be one of the 10%.

 well i don`t have much time left but thanks for everything and i hope you guys have  a great week! 

Love Elder Jensen

Last time in the mission home an my farewell to the cooks :(

Cooking some meat for my last zone activity in the offices

video
This is how we clean dishes in the Mission Home! 





No comments:

Post a Comment