Sunday, October 22, 2017


October 17, 2017

 Emails between mom and Elder Jensen:

MOM:  I'm assuming since you didn't write an email that today (Monday) must have been a regular day and tomorrow is your P day and temple day.   Am I right? 

EJ:   Hahahaha yeah today was the temple trip! Oh by the way they asked me to extend. What do you think?

Mom:  That's funny!   You are kidding right?

EJ:  No

Mom:  Well, now that I think about it, you MUST be kidding because I don't think you'd give up your trip to Hawaii would you?

EJ:  Hahahha jk

Mom:  You little rascal!!!!!!I'll admit you did have me going for a minute but the I thought, well, if you...want to miss out on a trip to Hawaii, we'd just go without you!  And I REALLY didn't think you'd do that.  Tho' it wouldn't surprise me if they asked you to extend because the nurse told me they sure do love you there!

EJ:  Hahahaha! It would be very hard for me to decide. I’ll write a long letter right now.

Well, as I come to the beginning of the End my heart is filled with Gratitude. I can’t believe that it’s over. I don’t think I can express how much love I have for the people here in Mesa and for all the many experiences I’ve had. I am so grateful that Heavenly Father gives us the chance to come to the earth and have the ability to act for ourselves. I’m so grateful that he gives us the opportunity to follow the savior. To truly receive Exaltation and Eternal life to come. I KNOW peace and true happiness comes as we follow his commandments and teachings. As I was sitting in the Temple today I was just thinking about my mission. And I think if I could sum up my mission in one scripture I would chose “Doubt not, Fear Not” I have had so many experiences over these last two years that have grown my testimony and also given me doubts, but I know that Faith always triumphs fear and doubt. D&C 6:22-23
“22 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things.
23 Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?”
I know that Heavenly Father exists. Jesus Christ came to the earth and suffered for our sins and provided us the way to return to our Heavenly Father. Joseph Smith was a prophet. This is te church that teaches the complete gospel. We must always remember the times we have learned these truths! Never Forget!

This week we went by and talked to C_________! He said he read the Book of Mormon and felt peace and Love from Heavenly Father! But he didn’t come to church :( we taught several less actives and had an amazing lesson with Hna M_______. She’s currently going to another church but it was clear she felt the Spirit! We always got to teach some one named M_____ G, which isn’t a common name at all, haha, the restoration but at the end she rejected the Book of Mormon but wants us to come back! Love you all sorry my letters have been lame. But hey, I can just tell you guys about it in a week. Ayyy!

Elder Jordan James Jensen

Yeah I have! But it’s super hard because everyone wants us to go by but as a missionary you really don’t have time. But I got to say goodbye to Jose! And M_____ and G______ didn’t come to the fireside :/ I’m soooo ready for that weather. Right now it’s 97 and hot. Hikes! Way to go mom! Hahaha He sounds funny! I’m excited to meet him.  (Our new dog, Boo Boo Bear) Yes! I’m so excited to see Maisey! What time is the Sacrament meeting? And will you send me Robyn and Anthony’s address and email address?

Ok that’s possible! That’s not too bad! I got to give my farewell this last Sunday and it was great! The Ward gave me tons of support! 

Yeah! Sounds good. I’m down for Crown Burger! I think that will be super fun. Yeah we can do that. That’s all good I’m ok with just hanging out at the house with the fam. We can go through my pics. Sweet! You should send a picture of it!

Thanks for looking into phones and helping me get started again! Seriously couldn’t do it without you all! :) I love you mom! I know I couldn’t have done it without your help! See you in a week! :)

Elder Jensen

Adios to some very good amigos!

Adios mi amigos!

Peace out!
And it's still hot in AZ during October


October 9, 2017

Dos semanas Bro! Weird to say right mom!? It still isn’t real to me... hahaha. Yeah... it’s like impossible not to. Hahaha I know right! It’s felt like I’ve died, now I’m going to resurrect and see you guys. Hahahaha if you want to you can!  It’s up to you! :) um yeah probably, actually. I’ll have some I think. Just food! Hahahaha. Hey, you should tell the Elders in the Ward I’m coming home and I’ll want to go out with them some when I get home. I might go check out the Spanish ward too.

Hey I had some thoughts! Will you all help me with a phone and stuff until I can get a job and start paying for it on my own? Hahaha there is truly only a couple things that I will need. A phone, car, and Gym pass..... hahahaha i can’t wait to start working out again. I miss it so much. It’s just not the same on the mission. And I’m starting to get love handles and it makes me depressed. Hahahaha. Could you help me out with those until I can get going? I love you guys! You’re the best! Of course I’ll hang out with old ma and pa ;) hahaha I miss you guys tons! Is it cold out? Because over here it’s like 95-100 still... I’m aching for some cold weather. I miss it.

Hmm... whose going to pick me up? Just you and Dad? Or everyone? Maybe if it’s everyone we can just get Chinese and eat it at home? but if it’s only a couple we could go to crown burger? I miss that. Or take some pics at the Temple at salt lake or something?  I just want to be around the family or a little. Probably some friends I’ll see, Spencer is actually coming up from Texas the 26th! But I mostly just want to be around you guys!

Love you mom! Talk to you soon!


Oct. 2, 2017

Yeah it’s super crazy. Hahaha no i don’t really need anything.. I mean I don’t think. I don’t know what do you think I’ll need? Hahaha what don’t I have? Did you give away some of my clothes and stuff? If so, no worries.

Her wall looks great! Way to go! Today we went and ate lunch at Hermana G_______’s house. It was good. I got my flight itinerary! Weird. It’s a little harder, but I’m just trying to go all out as much as I can! Work hard to the very end! What are we doing like that day i get home and stuff?  Hahahaha what am I going to do while everyone else is at work and stuff? Dang. Hopefully the leaves will still be cool looking. It’s still around 100 or high 90s for us down here.

Yeah I don’t know when I’ll move down there but I’m very excited to live with him! Hopefully I can find something down there close to his house! So, is my farewell for sure that Sunday when I get home?? Have they said what they want me to talk about? The 15th I’m going to talk down here so hopefully I can just recycle that talk haha ;)

This week was really good! We taught C_______ B_________ the first lesson! Hahaha he got really mad at his younger sister and started swearing up a storm and then we heard his mom yell! “The Missionaries are here! Stop swearing” hahahha then he came out of the House a completely different person. We taught M________ R_________ the first lesson too! He said he wouldn’t get baptized right now... but he didn’t want to set a date. Then we taught C_____ O_____ the Restoration! It was so good! He felt the spirit for sure! We invited him to get baptized and he said he would when he received an answer, but he didn’t come to conference. Love you guys!

Other than that, everything is going good. Just holding out and enduring to the end! Haha it’s not that bad. I can’t believe it’s already here. It’s exciting but a little sad. It hasn’t completely hit me yet. I’m sure when I see you guys I’ll be like... wow. Ok. It’s over. Hey, so the Moilans have done so much for us. They have taken us out to eat tons and stuff and i don’t think we will be able to make it out to Olive Garden before the end of the mish. So can I give them the gift card you gave me? I can tell them it’s from you, because of everything they’ve done for us. They’re really good people:)

I love ya mom! Thanks for helping me with my whole mission and everything you do for me! I’ll keep on going for these last couple weeks! Pray for me and my companion! Thanks mom for everything! Anything you want me to get from down here? Haha there isn’t anything super unique from here...

I’ve been thinking... maybe I will apply for a bank and see if I can get a job there speaking Spanish. I kinda want to try other things before I dive into working in the medical field. And I should be able to keep up on my Spanish at the bank! I’m not sure how much I could use at an old home or something. What do you think of that? Also, would you and dad be so amazing as to helping me get like a phone and letting me use a car and stuff like that?:) how’s tanner doing?! I haven’t heard anything from him.

Love ya! Thanks!


Sept. 25, 2017

Hahahha I can’t believe you bought another trailer! I never thought I’d see the day! Man I can’t wait for the snow! I can’t believe I only have four more weeks! I sent a package and they said it should arrive by Wednesday it’s just some stuff that I didn’t want to try to fit in my suitcase. I’m going to call Arizona vascular to get a receipt for you. Sorry today we went out to say goodbye to some people and then we went mini golfing! Hahha living it up in Arizona for the last little bit! 

Are you super excited for Conference?? 

As for Investigators we found someone this week named J___________, his cousin has been teaching him the lessons before but he hasn’t ever talked with Missionaries... so we are excited to teach him! Also, M_____ R_____ he said he would take the missionary discussions! So we’re pretty excited about that! We taught J____ P____about the sabbath day, we’ve been reading with him and he said he would stop his business working on Sunday! Wahooo! He’s starting to become more and more active! It’s awesome! He had me write down our address because he wants to visit us when I get home hahah :)

Yeah I think so! Because I wanna get going! Haha right now I’m used to being busy and I want to keep it that way! I’m so excited to see you guys in four weeks! It’s going to be sweet to see you guys! :) for conference we might go to our ward mission leaders house and watch it in English! Hawaii is going to be sweet! Hahaha Sister Moilan (who we live with) spoils us and I feel like I’ve gotten Tubbier. Hahaha so I bought a bunch of salad stuff to eat.

Love you mom! You’re the best! Tell dad sorry I couldn’t respond to him!! Love you! :)

Saturday, September 23, 2017


Sept. 18, 2017

Hey Mom! Hahah yeah don't worry Sister Parker already chewed me out!
(Elder J. had some issues with his leg he had surgery on.)
But thanks for sending me money so I could get some compression socks!
:) I seriously don't want to write group emails haha so I'm just going
to tell you some stuff and you can reiterate it to the others that
want to know what's going on! Oh first things first. I am still a
student at UVU. And registration starts Nov 1. So I'm good until then!

Hahaha so my foot has never gotten swollen before, and it started to
hurt but I didn't think anything of it. Then I looked at it and I was
like "uhh... Elder Olivera. I think my foot is swollen. Hahaha!" It
wasn't too bad but it was noticeable. Hahaha then after I got my sock
everything was good. I saw President at a fireside and he also chewed
me out. Haha. Man I'm so excited to see Gus. He's awesome.

This week we taught J_____ P_____ a less active and he came with us to
the fireside! He's been to church 3 days in a row now! Also, we taught
a lady named I___ L_____, she is the daughter of a member and she
handled the restoration lesson really well! We taught A____ and E____
(Investigators) and we kneeled down and he tried saying a prayer but
he couldn't. He didn't feel worthy. But we're working with them,
little by little. We also visited M_____ R_____(husband of a member)
he got an infection in his back and has undergone some pretty crazy
surgeries. He said he didn't want to go to church because he hasn't
been devoted to god and doesn't want to be a hypocrite. I was like,
well in that sense.. we are all hypocrites! Haha. We also visited Hna
B_____. She's a less active from Puerto Rico and every Sunday she
gives us breaks fast. I love her. Haha. I felt a little disappointed
and I was thinking to myself. Why can't our investigators be
progressing more? What are we doing wrong? Why can't we have some
Investigators come to church? But I felt that just because that's what
I want to happen, isn't necessarily what God wants. We feel the spirit
and that's how we know we are successful.

There. That's for the fans. Hahaha. I know it's crazy, tomorrow I give
my farewell testimony in front of like 3 zones. I'm excited but super
nervous and I just really hope these weeks don't drag. Hahaha I was
honestly caught in tears yesterday thinking I may not ever see some of
these members again. It seriously made me sad. But such is life! Must
go on!

Yea! Happy birthday Austin! Take care mom! Love you so much! See you
soon! T minus 5 weeks....

Hahaha miracles! Hey Avery just told me he might have a really good
job opportunity speaking Spanish. I'm going to ask for more info
because he said I could be making some good money. I'll ask him if I
could study and work there, if I can't.. I'll study. Most important
thing! Love you!

Elder Jensen
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These photos are courtesy of Elder Parra.  Mi marron hijo!! 

Elder Jensen and his futebol amigos!


Sept. 11, 2017

Well the week was pretty good! We talked to a lot of people and we did
a lot of service. We did service for a lady and every time we picked
up dressers or couches or whatever tons of cockroaches would scurry
away. Hahaha I hate those things. We got our transfer news and me and
Elder Olivera are staying together for the last transfer! But we are
moving into a Members house. Like into one of their rooms. Hahah so
it'll be like living with a family again! We'll see how it goes!

We have been visiting members and helping them share the gospel! This
week we also helped with tutoring again and it's super awesome! This
is the last transfer and it feels so weird. But I'm so pumped to work
as hard as we can. We've also been working with a family named the
P________! They're super good! We are working as hard as we can and I
know that no matter what the final outcome of our work the Lord is
pleased when we do our best!

We memorized this scripture when all the Missionaries came out.
3 Nephi 5:13

13 Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have
been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they
might have everlasting life.

I think this is my favorite scripture. Truly the mission changes
lives, our lives, the Investigators lives and I can't express how
grateful I am for Jesus Christ and his Gospel. It is a huge blessing
that we can be partakers of this gospel. I can't wait to serve for the
rest of my life! This is the Most important thing in our lives!

It's the FINAL COUTDOWN do do do dooo do

Elder Jensen

Yep! Six more weeks! It's bittersweet. Haha but also excited! Someone
told me that there was a fire like super close to our house? On the
mountain? Is hat true? Also, I hear there's tons of hurricanes and
stuff! That's crazy! I'm excited! Hopefully Jesus Comes soon. Haha.

Ah man I hope they turn all pretty  (autumn leaves)! That's what I've
 missed! That's really good! 4 miles is a long distance! (We took
our dogs on a hike, including Maisey who is 13.)  I'm surprised she's
 not dead yet. Hahah but I'm happy she isn't! Oh yeah I totally 
remembered becks birthday but I forgot to send an email! And Tell
Austin I say happy birthday to him! It's next Monday right??
 Hahha life is too short to worry about those things! It's ok mom the
only thing that is most important is he gospel! :) The mosquitos
aren't as bad as they are up there but they'll still bite you. But there 
aren't as many also.  Hahaha hey we'll only be about 5 hours away
from each other! (Our trip to St. George)   Just drive a little further south! ;)

Yeah I always think about what would've happened if I would've gone
home. I had times when I wanted to give up, but I think that's one of
the Largest lessons I've learned. We just have to finish through. Even
if it's painful you just have to focus on your work and do the best we
can! You can't control the wind, but you can control the way you face
your sails.

Thanks for the care package! I'll enjoy he treats you send me! Mom,
what should I do with my bike? Can you tell me soon? Do you want me to
try to bring it home or sell it or...

Yeah I'm going to give it my all and just focus on everyday and not
think about finishing. Haha I don't want it to just drag.

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Sept. 4, 2017

Hahaha yeah it's really going by fast. Today it hit me. It still
doesn't feel real but it's coming... in a couple of weeks I'll give my
farewell testimony... weird. I just don't want to think about it too
much because then it'll drag. Hahaha. That's good! Glad you didn't
need plastic surgery or something. Haha. I wish it was in the 90s! ;)
yeah you should go ahead and use them. (Ordinance cards for
temple work.)
One time a missionary showed me how to do it.

Hahahaha! Oh no! Another Trailer! (Mom is looking at some.)
I'm not going to send out a weekly. We went to Golden Corral and I
know realized why we stopped going there as a family. Hahaha. Yes
please send Elder Parra something! He would love it. He loves double
stuff oreos. I love Elder Parra, such a good guy!

But this week a part Member family we've been trying to teach came to
church. Mostly because the dad needed to talk to the bishop for
financial stuff. Hahaha but any way we can get em there right!? ;)
But we've just been talking to everyone and working as hard as we can!

Nothing much to update! We went with J_______ P________ to the visitors
center and he had just bought a new mustang and took us for an
interesting drive. Lol.

But I love you mom! Crazy how little time I have left! I actually
haven't really realized it, but I'm sure it'll hit me. I never thought
this day would come. Hahaha

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