Monday, May 9, 2016

I'm now the District Leader and we are moving apartments.

May 9, 2016

Transfer calls were this week and Elder Silva and I are staying another transfer together! There were a few changes though, I'm now the District Leader and we are moving apartments. We now live with our Zone Leaders.

Our new address is:

15616 Vanowen St. #109
Van Nuys, CA 91406.

It should be an awesome transfer!

We taught Daniel again and had a huge miracle! We needed to bring a member to the lesson with us and we felt like we should bring Brother Dalumpines. Well when we rolled up to the lesson we went to introduce them to each other and they already knew each other! They were neighbors a few years ago! That really helped Daniel progress because now he had a friend there to help him as well! We talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how the fullness of the Gospel has been restored. As Brother Dalumpines testified that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ on the earth once again, the Spirit hit me so hard. I know without a doubt that this is Jesus Christ's church once again on the earth. At the end of the lesson we asked Daniel to be baptized at the beginning of next month. He committed to baptism again but he wants to wait on the date for now. We'll keep you updated!

We also taught Charlie one of our. Charlie has studied almost every religion and has never "found" the truth. What's amazing though is that when we ask him what his beliefs are, they sound exactly like ours (with a few differences of course). When we tell him we believe the same thing his eyes always light up and he seems more interested in talking with us. It's amazing how prepared he is. We talked about the Creation of Adam and Eve and why we are here on earth. Something really sparked his interest because he set up a return appointment immediately! He's an amazing guy and I hope we can help him find the truth he's been looking for his whole life.

Michael Mata is doing great! We have been teaching him out of the Book of Mormon Story book and he loves it! He always asks to read and participate! And what else is cool is that he actually remembers the things we teach him. We followed up with him on Friday about our lesson last week and he remembered everything! Our jaws dropped because we didnt think we would ever get him to remember what we teach! His family has also been coming to church every week which is nice to we just need to get them to stay all three hours haha. It's a work in progress for sure.

We picked up a new investigator this week. Her name is Susanna. When we first met her she told us she had a friend on a mission and that she is interested in seeing why we all go out and sacrifice two years. Last night she sent us a text that said "Hey guys! Can't wait to meet with you. I just feel so happy talking to you guys and I just get so curious and have so many questions. Happy mothers Day!" That was pretty sick to hear that. The Spirit definitely touched her. Without the Spirit we wouldn't be teaching Susanna because she wouldn't have had those good feelings.

Funny Story of the week: We are still mirrorless on the driver side!! We called the body shop to see what the deal was and they had totally forgotten to even order the parts for our car! So we will still need prayers coming our way this week.

Well I love you all so much and hope you have a great week! Sorry for the short email this week!

Elder Jensen

Gatorade was on sale...we bought some!

 Me with a member of the ward, Thad.

Elder Shaw and I in matching ties.

Our District.

Our District.

Our District

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Best Mothers Day!

May 8, 2016

It was wonderful to hear from Elder Jensen today!!  It just made Mother's Day so sweet.  Love this young man and his continual efforts to be the best representative for Jesus Christ that he can be.  We are so proud of him...and he is so happy. These are his words.

"Calling home for mothers day was a lot easier than the first time! I guess I've just adjusted more over the past 6 months. My sibblings are still wearing my clothes so I'm glad to see nothings changed too much while I've been gone! The Family is doing good which is reassuring to see. Miss them like crazy but seeing them made me want to work even harder. It was a great mothers day!"

Mothers Day, May 8, 2016