Sunday, April 30, 2017


APRIL 24, 2017

We had another good week. We had like 25 lessons planned but like 5 of
them went through. J_______ B_______ baptism will be the 6th of May
instead of this Saturday. J_______ R_______ said he would live the word of
wisdom! But still no date:(  We had a family come to church. She was a
referall from someone that installs internet. He said that she had a
pass-along card hung up in her house and she said she wanted to be a
member! So they came! But it was ward council so they were talking a
lot about how they can teach Sunday school better... so I don't think
they loved church which was kinda sad :( but they said next week they
will go!

This Wednesday we saw some miracles. We used the Bathroom at the
Visitors Center and we felt inspired to walk out a different way. We
ended up talking with this guy that was hilarious and returned home
from his mission about 2 years ago but fell away. Hahha we talked with
him and he actually came out with us for a couple hours and he got to
bear his testimony and he said next week he'd go out with us! He's

I read this talk about Centering our Lives on Christ and it makes the
analogy of centering when doing pottery. And I remember learning how
to make a cup or something and it was so frustrating! Haha I always
remember my hands like burning from the whelk and it was pretty hard.
But little by little I remember getting better and then I could make a
decent mug! It's just like that for us and living the gospel. We might
be out of practice or be learning it for the first time. So it might
hurt at first or be frustrating but with practice we will all succeed
as we vented our lives on Christ.

Love you all!

elder Jensen

Hahahaha man! I'm so jealous of you guys! (Told him about the Jazz being in the playoffs.)  I wish I could be right there with you! Hopefully next year will be just as good! It was good. Hahaha we're battling with J_____    but I know he can't deny what he has felt. He just has to wait until he's ready to put on his big boy discipleship pants 😂 man we've talked with SO MANY people. Success seems to be coming too! MOAB sounds sweet! I loved the pictures you sent! Elder Parra was really excited to see those pictures! Hahha me and Elder Parra have become super good friends. He's planning on going to BYU also! I'm pumped! Also, forget everything I've said about my future. Hahaha I'm just going to clear my mind and ask Heavenly Father. Then we can make a plan when we talk together! 👍🏻 Yes I'm going to lather on the sunscreen! Wow! Boo bear seems to be your best friend now! Love you Mom! P.s. I got my other engrown toenail removed! I'll send pics! :) love youuuuuu

Elder Jensen

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One of the youth from the Liahona ward at his mission farewell.

The wonderful Garza family!

Farewell to Br. & Sis. Deller.  We will miss them!

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APRIL 17, 2017

Hey All! 

This week was super good! Another Super busy week but we got blessed a ton as we followed the Spirit and we found people that were truly prepared! Multiple times we felt  inspired to turn around on our bikes and awkwardly talk with someone but it turned out good because they were interested! I'm so grateful we have the ability to have the Holy Ghost with us.

We also had a great lesson with a less-active family and set their 10 year old son on Date! He's super smart and understands everything! We're just trying to help them come to church and it would be great if we could help the Dad be ready to do the baptism.

We also are teaching the daughter of a (less active? Or a Investigator?  He tells us he is a member but we can't find his records) but she said she wants to get baptized! She's just so dang shy so we can't really find out how she's feeling! It's super cool though because they just got here from Guatemala and she's learning Spanish and English because she originally speaks Mam. It's a dialect from Guatemala! 

J______ R______ finally understood the Holy Ghost! We taught him using an analogy about the difference of how we can feel the Holy Ghost before baptism but after we can have the Holy Ghost with us at all times! It was great!

I want to share part of the talk "to whom shall we go?" By M Russell Ballard
He talks about how some of the disciples decided not to walk with Jesus anymore when it got hard to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. He asked his disciples if they would go too. And they responded to whom shall we go? I want to invite everyone to think about who they are going to? Are we going towards Christ or someone else? Before we decide to go somewhere else, listen to this counsel from M Russell Ballard.

"Never fail to give equal time to the Lord through honest attempts to understand what the Lord has revealed. As my dear friend and former colleague Elder Neal A. Maxwell once said, “We should not assume … that just because something is unexplainable by us it is unexplainable.”"

I love Jesus Christ and I know he's my savior :) I love him and I know he resurrected

Elder Jensen

Yes! Our Easter was really good! Haha just a normal day for us!  (Told him about our Easter egg hunt, dinner and coloring eggs with the fam.)    Hahaha that's great! And the kids liked it? How often does the whole family
make it up together? Is it expensive to get a house now-a-days? Adam wants to get his own house? That's cool! Are they still all working at  Home Depot? I wouldn't mind living with the Honsteins if they can't  find a home:) that's what I've realized too! Eating healthy can make such a big difference! Hahha I'm excited to meet Bear!  (Our new dog.)  Yeah, it's getting super hot. Today we said goodbye to the Dellers and it was super sad. I love them so much. They're Aunt Gloria's cousin. They Live over there on Mountain Road. We went to Olive Garden today with
the Elders in my apartment! Thank you so much! It was awesome! Ok I will. Yeah J_____ is just taking his time. He said he will get baptized some day. Haha I have an engrown toenail again... I've had this one since last year but now it's super bad. So I'm getting it removed sometime this week. Thanks mom for everything! I feel like right now I'm working as hard as I can because I'm getting tired. To be honest it's getting hard to be diligent But I'm just still trying to keep going on and give it 100% I feel like these last six months will be the hardest but it can be the most rewarding. I just wanted to let you know but I won't give in. Love you mom!:) (I'm still happy hahha don't
worry about that)

Elder Jensen


APRIL 10, 2017

Salutations Brethren. This week was awesome! It was filled with like
one meeting per day but it was allllll good:)

Monday we found a less active and her non member friend and their
kids! She seemed really interested! But they didn't go to the play
with us:( we also went with J_______ R_______ to the Visitors Center and he
talked about how beautiful he feels. Hahaha he said that he spends
more time with me now than his own family. We also went with him on
Saturday to the Pagent and it was awesome. On Sunday he said its all
starting to make sense! Slowly but surely he is progressing! :)

We met someone and we introduced ourselves to her and she was like
kind of excited. But then she was like, wait.. your mormons? And we
were like yeah? And she was like ohhh I watched a movie about Joseph
Smith one time and loved it! I want to learn more! And we were like
ok! Haha so we're going to visit her! We also received an amazing
referall that canceled her appointment! She said she's wanted to be
Mormon but she's just never had the chance to meet with Missionaries!
What a blessing! I love the Lord. He's blessed us tons!

This is in Mosiah 5:8 And under this head ye are made free, and there
is no other head whereby ye can be made free. There is no other name
given whereby salvation cometh; therefore, I would that ye should take
upon you the name of Christ, all you that have entered into the
covenant with God that ye should be obedient unto the end of your

I know that it is only by Jesus Christ that we can be Freed. He's paid
the price and he set the terms. He makes it really clear, we just need
to have faith, repent and do our best! Think what would happen if we
didn't have him or if we didn't follow him. Please choose to follow
Jesus Christ. Our eternal life depends on it.

Love you all!

Elder Jensen

We have to go to it after I come home. (The Easter pageant at the Mesa Temple Visitor's Center.) It's so powerful! After watching it you can't deny the feelings you've had! Hahha im excited
to meet this little munchkin.  (Our new dog, Boo Boo Bear).   Man that's crazy. It's crazy the
decisions people make. Hahha I've realized that I don't know exactly
what I want to do but I was thinking maybe the best thing for me to do
when I get home is maybe get a job with framing or something like a
good paying job and get my AEMT and FirFighters science at the DATC
then after that pursue whichever career I feel like is correct. But
maybe just to try that.

That's good! After working out hard you always feel super good. It
makes it all worth it!  Thanks mom!:) have a fantastic week! 
Hawaii is going to be great!

Love, Elder Jensen
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Monday, April 3, 2017


April 3, 2017

Haha so last week I forgot to tell you that we had Transfers. I got
put with Elder Parra again. He's such a good missionary. It's so great
because I feel like we really push each other and we are working
really great! We stayed down here in Liahona 3rd. We did get a car to
use for like meetings and P-Day but we probably only have miles to
that but rest of the time we get to ride bike!

We felt that it was necessary to drop the A________ family. It was super
hard for me to do but I have Faith they'll progress with Time away
from the Missionaries. We also went by the L_________ kids and we were
finally able to teach them! We played soccer with them, I got poop on
my freshly cleaned suit, then had a BOMB lesson with M________! She
remembered all the times she's felt the Spirit and said that they
would go to conference!... but they didn't make it:( it was super sad.

But J_____ R_____ came to the afternoon session! It was great! Afterwards
he was like "Man, I felt like that Costa guy was talking to me!" But
then he explained like all the problems and stuff he is having he
feels like he can't progress with all the things going on. He says he
doesn't want to make a big commitment like that. He wants to take his
time, and we can't force him so we'll just wait for him and help him
grow his faith.

I can't explain to you all how much love I have for the Lord. I KNOW
that the conference we just watched was directed by prophets and I
know that the Lord loves us soooo much. I know Heavenly Father exists
and he has a body just like you and Me. I'm so grateful that Heavenly
Father has given me his opportunity to know the Gospel. That was
something that I had a question about. Why do so many of the people
that we talk to not accept it. And I know now how important it is that
we have our agency. Heavenly Father loves us so much he gives us our
agency. I hope that we can all use our agency and listen to the Holy
Ghost to find our promise land In 3 Nephi 27:33 it says:

33 And it came to pass that when Jesus had ended these sayings he said
unto his disciples: Enter ye in at the strait gate; for strait is the
gate, and narrow is the way that leads to life, and few there be that
find it; but wide is the gate, and broad the way which leads to death,
and many there be that travel therein, until the night cometh, wherein
no man can work.

I know that we must find he true path before the night comes. Love you
all! I invite you to think how you all can find your path!

Elder Jensen

Conference was amazing. We go to the Stake center usually. Saturday
we went to a members house from Elder Parra's area to watch the
morning session. It was good! I can't wait to watch it with you guys.
It's weird to only have one more conference left. 

Bear huh? That's cool! He's a pretty good dog then?  (Telling him about
new 7 year old dog we acquired.)  Yeah it's a ton more
responsibility  (being a zone leader). We have a lot more to do and here's
 some pressure. I needed it though because I was wayyy too comfortable.
Haha this helps me push to be better. Yeah me and Elder Sherwood
are pretty good friends.  Tell Adam that I found one of those gross calcium ball
things in my mouth and it was like the size of half a Dime. Eww.

Great!  (Scholarship info.) And thank you for doing that! I will need to apply
for all the grants and everything I need. Could you ask Dan for where I could
look to get a job as a framer or something or what he recommends? Love you mom!
I'm sorry I don't have tons of time to email. Love you so much! I'm
grateful for everything you do for me! Send my love to dad for me! I'm
glad I was sent to be with you guys:)

Elder Jensen


March 27, 2017

Hey could you send me the address of the condo, because it's blocked on my ipad the link. I'm really lazy right now.. so I'll just send
pics right now. We're with Elder Sherwood right now, my good buddy
from Centerville haha. He's finishing his mission tomorrow and we're
dropping him off at the Mission home at 4. Also, are there like any
connections I could get with working like framing or something like
that? I would like to try it. I've heard it's pretty good money and I
speak Spanish so I could communicate with some of the workers. I don't know like how much it would pay or anything but are here any
opportunities for that? Love ya mom! I'll send an email later today!

This was a good week! On Tuesday we had a funny ward activity! We
played human fooseball with ropes, but it quickly turned into just
regular soccer. Haha it was great! We have been working on visiting
less-active members and we have been finding some people that seem interested in learning the Gospel. Ever since our BOMB lesson with J_____ he hasn't been to church. That was about two weeks ago. But he had another BOMB lesson! We had it in the Visitors Center in these like Book of Mormon pods that teach the gospel of Jesus Christ with videos and scriptures... makes our job pretty easy. Haha but then the Spirit touched his heart and he told us that Jesus Christ was inviting him to be baptized! So we set another date.
Afterwards we had to go to finish our studies but he stayed and
watched all of JSPR and the Sisters said he was Crying during it! But, he didn't come to church and we haven't been able to get in contact with him :( But we have been able to pass by J________'s House more and we
shared the Restoration again and he liked it! He's such a good guy.  Honestly feel like he's been one of my good friends for a while. Haha he's awesome. I love you guys! I love Jesus Christ and I know his Gospel is the way to eternal life and happiness in this life. Love you Guys! Have a great day!

Elder Jensen

Human foosball

What a great activity!
Why so serious??

Misionaros magnifico!


March 20, 2017

This week was very interesting! We talked to like three different
people that all brought up the 12 tribes of Israel and they all told
us they knew more about the Book of Mormon than we do. Haha! We had
E_______ and K_______ Drop us.. it was super sad because they sounded so
solid. We had a hard time getting into contact with all of our
investigators! J______ has been working a lot so he never has time to
meet and J______ R_____ just barley got back into contact with us after
like 2 weeks. He said he's been going through a lot of stuff but said
he still wants to meet with us! He went to a Spanish Fireside with us
and said he liked it! We also found a couple of Guys outside their
apartment and we made super good friends with them really quick! They
said we could come back next Sunday and share the Restoration with
them. Kind of a slower week but it was ok!

Today I read this scripture in the Book of Mormon. It's in 3 Nephi 24:10-12
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat
in my house; and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I
will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing
that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not
destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her
fruit before the time in the fields, saith the Lord of Hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed, for ye shall be a
delightsome land, saith the Lord of Hosts.

I wish I would've been more exact on Paying my tithing before the
mission but I know that the promise the Lord promises to Bless us
abundantly! I know that we can receive a testimony of a law if we
choose to live it! You can't know something is true unless you try to
live it! Just try living some of the commandments he gives us and I
promise you'll see the blessings that come from the Lord. Love you
Guys! Take Care!

Elder Jensen

Haha it's suuuuper weird that I'm 20 now.. I can't believe it. Well,
now I can't get away with anything stupid 😉. Just kidding I still
can. Hahaha jokes! The Tolman's are the Best! (They made a birthday
cake for Jordan). I already made a deal with them that I will babysit for
them when I visit. Hahah sometimes we do pass through hard times
but it doesn't help to dwell on it! Just keep on moving on right!?
 Man I'm excited to try this Red Iguana! We should get a bigger dog... :)
 Spencer will going home to Texas. His Sister lives super close to where
we are and he said he's going to visit me right before I leave! Haha. 
Hahah and A______, the Tolman kid shoved my face into the cake! 

Lol love ya Mom! I love the Birthday
Present! It's perfect! Hahaha!