Thursday, June 29, 2017

17 WEEKS REMAINING; MESA, AZ

JUNE 26, 2017

Man, this week was really good! We have felt like we need to work with
the branch and strengthen them! Haha we both felt like this is crazy
because we need people to teach! We need to be out finding
investigators and stuff, but then Heavenly Father was like "hey boys,
this is my work." And as we spent the night visiting members and
sharing spiritual lessons with them. And Boom! We ran into this guy at
like 8:30 putting his groceries into his truck named E_____, 23 year
old. We talked with him and he said he's seen us around and he
accepted us back! Then on Sunday, we taught him the first lesson and
it was super powerful! He said he understood that baptism was really
important so he wants to be sure before he makes that step! But he
wants us to come back like as often as we can because he said he feels
better when we come! Heavenly Father truly is the head of this
operations! No un hallowed hand can stop the work.

I'm so glad I've had this opportunity to grow as a person and grow
closer to my Heavenly Father. I know he loves us, he wants us to be
happy! And that's why he sends us the commandments. It is said that he
will bless us temporally and spiritually and J_______ is an awesome
example of that! After his baptism, the mom of his baby girl told him
that he could have her every weekend! Waahhhooooo!

I love you guys! And I love Heavenly Father and his Gospel! :)Hahaha the time is going by so fast!
Of course! We still teach him all time and have lessons! And he's going to go
with us to teach! Hahaha  the mission office gave us 200 more miles probably 
because of the heat, but we still have to go on bike 😭

You should send him my email address because I can't reply!
Man, we went out from like 2-5 in 120 and it wrecked us! So hot.
Haha I used to think above 100 I couldn't feel a difference,
 but there's a difference from 110-120 gosh I hope we get rain soon! 😖

I love you guys too!!! I can't believe my mission is coming to an end,
but thanks for supporting me he whole way through! :D
Elder Jensen

Yay!! Pizza Pie Cafe!


Love sharing the Gospel!

18 WEEKS REMAINING; MESA, AZ

JUNE 19, 2017

This week was fun! We had an awesome meeting with Lynn G Robbins of
the presidency of the seventy and he just gave us like a life
training. Hahha he talked about taking responsibility because of our
agency. And he stressed the importance of studying Christ-Like
Attributes and being patient and being humble. Man, it was awesome.
Hahaha he was like this is your time to make yourself into a
Christ-Like person so you can be a Christ-like spouse. This is like
practice marriage, being with your comp all the time. Hahaha it was
hilarious to see everyone treating their comps so well afterwards 😂

Transfers came and me and Elder Parra will stay together for a 3rd
transfer! Which makes it going on 7 months here in downtown Mesa.

J_____ made the Covenant!! Hahahha it was awesome! He hadn't seen his
daughter in over a year, and right before his baptism his ex wife
called him and told him he could have her for Father's Day! He has so
happy and he testified to us that it was God working with his ex wife.
I'm so grateful the Lord let me baptize one of my good friends:)

Baptism!!!


Helaman 5:10-11
10 And remember also the words which Amulek spake unto Zeezrom, in the
city of Ammonihah; for he said unto him that the Lord surely should
come to redeem his people, but that he should not come to redeem them
in their sins, but to redeem them from their sins.
11 And he hath power given unto him from the Father to redeem them
from their sins because of repentance; therefore he hath sent his
angels to declare the tidings of the conditions of repentance, which
bringeth unto the power of the Redeemer, unto the salvation of their
souls.

I'm so grateful Jesus Christ. He truly is the Author of our Salvation
and if we do what he asks he can save us from our Sins. I can't
express how great of an opportunity this is! We know this! There are
others that wish they could take away those feelings of guilt and how
amazing is it that we have this knowledge. He can save us from our
Sins and we just need to humble ourselves and do it! I love you guys!

Elder Jensen

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It was awesome! Yeah that's what we're trying to work with right now! Is jelling him active with more friends from church! Man that sounds so fun! Yeah I can't believe how fast time goes by! That's cool that they're  going to pick him up! Yeah me and T______ still talk. She said she has 7 more weeks. Hahaha there goes the mission! You blink and you've missed it! Well, tell all the Wisconsin cousins I say hi!

So I'll have to retake the ACT then? Interesting. When? Yah I don't know what I want to choose, probably PA for now. But for now I'll try being a CNA when I go back. Because I don't know what I'll eventually want to do! Love you mom! Thanks for helping me! You just let me know what I have to do! How are the boys doing?

Elder Jensen
Father's Day Party @ church


Muy Caliente!



19 WEEKS REMAINING; MESA, AZ

JUNE 12, 2017

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN boys and girls... for the moment you've allll
been waiting for.....(Drumroll) THE BAPTISM OF J_____ R______ awwww yeah!
I remember contacting him in February and now he has progressed to the
Waters of baptism. Truly I've been blessed to be here and be a part in
the lord's work with J______. There's been countless of times that he had
been worked up about something happening in his life or something that
we taught him that he was confused about, and the spirit had taught
him! Truly it was amazing to see! He's super solid now! He's going to
go out with us this week and we've got him lined up to do some FHE
this week. It's all going according to plan Mwahahaha! 😈🙏🏼but it a
good way. I truly consider J_____ one of my friends now :)

Other than that not a whole lot to report. Finding has been kind of
hard for us. We feel the need to work with the Members more to inspire
them to do missionary work and to go with us and stuff. We met with
the A___________ family on Sunday and it was a fantastic lesson the
Atonement. The have a super successful Mexican restaurant here in
Arizona and so it's really hard for them to get to church. But they're
an amazing family.

This dog followed us to church. It was a street dog. We gave it water
and stuff and it was waiting outside for us at church and wining
hahaha it wrecked my heart, I wanted it so bad. :(

43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent
all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and
immediately her issue of blood stanched.
45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they
that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press
thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that
virtue is gone out of me.
47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling,
and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the
people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed
immediately.
48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath
made thee whole; go in peace


I love Jesus Christ so much. I'm so happy we have the New Testament to
read about his life and his miracles. This is one of my favorite
stories of Jesus. I truly know that with Faith in him and with our
Actions of faith. Anything can happen. I invite you to reach out to
him:)

Love, Elder Jensen
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Hahaha man I should get a portable fan or something. Really, Arizona
wouldn't be too bad if you went from a air conditioned car, to an air
conditioned office, to an air conditioned house. But otherwise, not a
huge fan. Lol. The cockroaches are my good buddies though :) hahahha

Man those kids aren't small anymore! What happened to them!? They're
so big! Yeah, you won't have so many things back at the house. You'll
want to be out and about!  Yeah I really do like the idea of being a
PA because you can take it in different ways, like emergency medicine,
or whatever. And it isn't a crazy outrageous amount of schooling but
you still get a really good wage!  So I just don't know. But a PA would be a lot easier on the family
life. And I could still avoid getting bored and it wouldn't be an
office job! I could be helping a lot of people. So let's say PA.
 You help me so much in the mission and you're already
helping me outside of the mission and setting up my life. I'll be
sending the best mom award to you soon! :) love you so much!  I'm
impressed with your dedication. If you want something hard enough you
can get it! 
:D hahah love ya!

Elder Jensen





20 WEEKS REMAINING; MESA, AZ

JUNE 5, 2017

It was a good and super hot week. I'm starting to remember how
grateful I was last year that I had a car. Hahaha sooo hot. Anything
white that I have will soon be a light brown and yellow shade 😐👍🏻

It was a great week though! We went on exchanges with some
Missionaries and got to know a lot of them in the Zone! Also, J_____
PASSED HIS BAPTISMAL INTERVIEW! Wahooo! So the 17 of June is the date.
So happy for the guy. He's so good. We took him to a fireside for the
Single Adults and it was about evidence of the Book of Mormon. Really
interesting, but very biased. Haha but it was good. Afterwards he got
to meet a lot of the Single Adults and he told them about his decision
to get baptized and  they were super supportive and it was awesome! He
met one guy that used to work with him and so we had to go but he was
still hanging out with them! Haha it was awesome! J_____ is so strong.
He started telling all the guys in the branch to start being happier
because this is the true church 😂 so good!

My testimony grew this week has we were faced with challenges. We both
prayed for help to know how we could overcome them and I read this D&C
112:10
"10 Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand,
and give thee answer to thy prayers." And it helped me understand that
our prayers and the counsel we need can come from other people. And if
we follow this counsel the Lord really does guide us by his hand :)

I love you alllllll!

Take luck

Elder Jensen 

Yeah it's crazy how hot it is! It's ridiculous! Man it is warming up huh! That's usually like the hottest it gets right? Hahaha yes I got it! Thank you! No I want to be as fit as possible! It's hard to do, but I will try! Hahha super true! We all want to be in our best bods for Hawaii. What!? What kind of dog is it?

Yeah as I looked at it I had no idea what to do... hahaha I tried and my password didn't work or anything. Is it rude or selfish to ask you to do it for me? Hahaha. I looked up some careers and I totally agree. I don't want to go to school for 10+ years. As I researched some things like physicians Assistant, nurse practitioner. Those looked interesting to me because it looks like you can specialize in many fields like emergency medicine and etc... And the salary is still really good! I think? But money isn't the reason I want to do those. They looked like stuff I could do! But I can figure that out when I get home. But I'll probably just start off with generals until I can find something else.

Thanks Mom! I love you! Thanks for all you do to help me and support me! Can't believe I'm like sub 5 months now. 

Elder Jensen

We had this awesome member took us out to the outer rim of our mission
and he's a great photographer! Love this guy!








Sunday, June 4, 2017

21 WEEKS REMAINING; MESA, AZ

MAY 29, 2017

I missed placed my iPad, but I got it back now. Sorry tell the fam I
don't have much time :(

Hey Mom! I'm slowly losing the desire to email on P days haha. But I
do it because Elder Parra says that it uplifts people so I'll do it.
Thanks for the awesome letter with the card. I'll take care of that.
Hey some if you were to send a care package, something you could do is
send money for protein or protein itself. (I'm trying to get in good
shape before I get home) hahaha its really hard. So J____ is in an
interesting little situation, he says he wants to get baptized and
he's progressed a lot but he isn't just finishing his part. Like this
weekend he went to Tucson, so we're getting really worried. But
hopefully he'll get back and we can figure out his problems. I truly
consider him a friend now. And the video was from Sister Rogers. She's
like my mission mom. She's AWESOME! Her son says I helped him a lot
because we went out on splits every Sunday night. Hahaha the dad of
the family is a DJ and he said he'd do my wedding in Utah for free
lol.

But we're working super hard. Talking with everyone on the street, it
feels amazing. It's really difficult not thinking about the future but
it also makes me super excited to work. So I will check out that
website next week because we'll make time. Will you give me my
username and STUFF? I'll probably have to write essays? But hey it
doesn't matter, I'll do whatever I can for free scholarship money. I'm
sooooo happy.   So is your back feeling better? Is there anything I
can do to help thanks so much
mom 🙂

❤️Elder Jensen

22 WEEKS REMAINING; MESA AZ

May 23, 2017



This week was good! We saw many miracles this week.
We met with this girl that was a referall for a neighbor. She's 14 and
trying to change her life around! And as we taught about Repentance
she felt the Spirit so strongly! She left and she said she knows that
she can change now! It was awesome!

We also had been praying about J______ R_______ and what we could teach him
and in what ways we could help him. We had both realized that he needs
more friends in the ward. We had been thinking and praying for someone
that would be a good match for him... but no one came to mind! we had
a lesson one night at 8:00 in the visitor's center and as we showed up
to a lesson there was an inactive member there! He hadn't been to
church in like four years but decided to go to the visitors center. So
we started talking with this member and he ended up going through alll
the same stuff J______ is going through! So him and J_____ talked forever
about problems and we left at nine and the we're still talking outside
the visitors center! It was amazing! Hahah one of the conversations
was like
Member: "So, it's a Friday night, you just got paid and what do you do?"
Jose: "Go drinking, and spend all the money"
Member: Right! And you can't even remember it! So why even spend it!? Hahaha

This week I read the talk opposition in all things. I liked this part.

“It must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not
so, … righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness,
neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad” (2 Nephi 2:11; see
also verse 15).

I'm grateful for opposition, if it wasn't for opposition we wouldn't
grow. No growth in the comfort zone, no comfort in the grow Zone! I
know Heavenly Father loves us enough to give us challenges :)

Elder Jensen


Hey! Sorry on weeks that we can go to the temple our p day is Tuesday.
It's super New and I forgot to tell you! Sorry!  (I asked him why I didn't get
an email from him on Monday.) Yeah it was an awesome week! Cool things are happening :)

Oh gosh, those things are hideous!  (I showed him a picture
of jumpsuits for men that are coming back and style and told him
I'd add this to his wardrobe for when he gets back.)   Hahaha it looks terrible! Man,
miss maisey. Haha I think it would be really sad if I didn't get to
see her before she passes away! Yeah it's still a tiny but swollen,
but it's super good. I'm still soaking it and stuff.  (His infected toe.)   I know the Lord
is blessing us! And if we do his will he will always bless us. It's just hard to not think 
about the future when your biking around in 100 degree weather Church clothes.

Thanks for all your help mom! I couldn't do this without you! Truly
I'm glad I went on my mission. I have truly received answers spiritual
and physical of why this church is true. So many cool things you learn
while reading the words of the prophets. I don't know if i would've
gone into the Army, if I would've made it to the mission. So I am
eternally grateful for Heavenly Father kinda force guiding me ;)
because he knows this is what I need. I had to translate two talks
during Sacrament. They in total lasted about 40 min. I was soooo
nervous. In my head I was murmuring like "There's two hermanos that
speak both languages perfectly... why do I have to do this?" Hahha and
while I was taking the sacrament murmuring the Lord whispered "I've
given you this GIFT to serve other people that speak these languages.
You need to use it." It was an amazing point! And I know the Lord
helped me tons. It wasn't perfect, but I relayed the message! Love you
mom! Can't wait to hear back!

Happy brithday tomorrow mommy! Tell everyone else I'm sorry I missed theirs :(

Elder Jensen



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