Tuesday, November 22, 2016

We're all striving to make it back to our Heavenly Father and we all need to just help others along the way.

November 21, 2016

Hello everyone! Week 2 in YSA was much better haha! I actually really love the YSA area we are in! One of the reasons is because it's so cool teaching kids that are your age and can really relate to you and your experiences. Also, they're not close-minded and are open to learn and hear the message of the Gospel!

We had a couple really cool miracles happen this week! First off we had the Valencia Elders text us and ask to have a pass off with a Young Single Adult age guy named Albert. Albert is from Russia and has never really been taught about the Gospel or Jesus Christ at all and this has been an eye opening and uplifting experience for him. He recently learned how to pray. Being totally new to this he's super sensitive to the Spirit and even just a simple prayer blows him away because he can instantly feel peace and comfort. It's so cool! He came to church with us this Sunday and loved the ward. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has already started changing his life.

We also picked up a girl named Evelyn. Evelyn was a former investigator and this week she called and said she misses meeting with missionaries because she can't feel the Spirit anymore. So we met with her this week and taught her the Restortion and explained how it could bless her in her life. She accepted a baptismal commitment but we're going to take this slow. She came to church and had a great experience!

We picked up some new investigators that my trainer Elder Anderson taught a while back! It was cool to see how God really places us in the path of people we can connect with. They hadn't had missionaries there in a while and they seemed glad to see us! But right after they accepted to be taught again one of the daughters yelled "AHH BUT I LOVE COFFEE!!!" Hahahaha so that's gonna be a struggle.

Something cool I've learned in YSA so far is the importance of looking after others and doing home teaching. So many kids have just dropped off the map and it's because they just didn't feel the love of others, then no one went looking for them. That's something I'm going to really focus on when I'm home. We're all striving to make it back to our Heavenly Father and we all need to just help others along the way.

Well I love you all so much and I hope you have a great week!!

Elder Jensen

It's snowing in California!!!!!

Just kidding it's just rain.