Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb 6, 2017 email

[Feb 6, 2017 email]


Well this week was quite emotional! i had my last multizone conference in Maldonaldo and i got to see old comps and a couple other good friends from the mission, and in the conference they asked me to give my "Last testimony" and then they gave me my flight plans and instructions for going home, and i think for the first time in these weeks i really understood that i am almost done, and it is starting to become real, but it was a great experience to be able to see a couple people one last time.

Like i said i had my last multizone conference but while we were they we talked a lot about church attendance and what we can do to help people get to church and also the importance of working with the members so after the conference we decided that we were going to do everything possible to get people to church so we call and we sent messages and on saturday we tried to stop every investigators house to remind them and we were also fasting and praying (ALOT) and we were feeling really good and that this sunday was going to be amazing! but... things don`t always go the way we plan! we had daniel come to church again but he fell asleep! haha and only a handful of members showed up, but there were a couple less actives that came for the first time in quite some time, and after feeling bad and asking "why didn`t anyone come?" my comp said hey "we had 6 men in church..." I realized after that i had been looking more at the amount of people and not so much as quality, 1 man (daniel) isn`t member but has accepted to be baptized, 1 was a less active that hasn´t come in months and could come back, and 2 are a newphew and uncle that both we active leaders before, but for varias reasons left, so i realized that even though we didn`t have a ton of people in church we had preisthood. which is what we are looking for, so it wasn`t what we asked for but it was what we needed.  

Then today for pday we went shopping here in some local shops and i told myself that i was only going to look today and then buy souveniers later.... i spent about 1000 pesos and bought something in 3 of the 4 shops we entered... my comp made fun of me for being a girl and buying everything that i saw! haha but it was totally worth it! 

Thanks for everything I hope you guys are enjoying feburary and i will see you next week! 

Love Elder Jensen

Old Comp elder bio and elder ramos

We went to go remind an investigator to come to church and they weren`t home so we wrote them a message in the sand.

we went looking for an investigator in the middle of no where.... we never found them... but beautiful photos!! 

another week in castillos...

[Jan 30, 2017 email]

Well we are back in business! This wednesday we went back to montevideo to get my comp checked up and he is doing good! we have been able to get back out and work and we have had some first good days together.  We have been able to find a couple of our old investigators and we found some new ones as well,  and onae of the new investigatores that we found came to church with us and he really enjoyed it.  his name is Daniel. 

But we are really excited for this change, we were finally able to really start working and we put some high goals and my comp has a lot of good ideas on how we can help out investigators. adn we are really going to focus on getting them to church where as in the past we were focusing a little bit more on reading the book of mormon, we are seeing that this is really the problem is that they aren`t going to church.  But we really feel like this is going to be a good change.  

As for the week we don`t have much to say, not much happened, we spent the first half of the week just deep cleaning the house and staying inside, but next week should be more eventful! 

Thanks for everything and see you next week! 

Love you guys!

Elder Jensen

all my mission agendas... all 17 of them.

enjoying cheesecake... 

eating some "milanesas al pan" ...