Saturday, December 24, 2016

Zone Christmas Party

December, 2016

We were able to pull some pictures off of Facebook of the Zone Christmas party.  Looks like the "matching sweater" singers sang the "12 days of the mission".  Fun to hear our Elder sing!  It's been such a long time.  Can't wait to talk with him tomorrow!

Christmas Eve 2016

December 24, 2016

Tonight Drew was able to spend time with the Christofferson and the Haskett families.  They were so generous to them for sharing their Holiday time with the missionaries.  They alsomgave the Elders Christmas pajamas!  What wonderful families to watch out for our missionary at Christmas!

Making Gingerbread Houses

December 22, 2016

Tonight we got a text from a family in Drew's mission, the Birchall's, where they had been making gingerbread houses.  What a wonderful family to invite the Elders to spend their Holiday time in their home.  They also gave the missionaries stockings full of treats.  What a wonderful family.  It really makes it nice for us knowing that he is being cared for during the Holidays!

Monday, December 19, 2016

No such thing as coincidences!

December 19, 2016

Hey Everyone!

Week 2 with Elder Deyholos was great! I can honestly say I have not had a bad companion my entire mission! Everyone I get put with is seriously so cool! It’s been another awesome week in the Stevenson Ranch Ward! This is definitely the largest ward I’ve been in and it almost reminds me of a Utah ward haha, so I’m loving that.

We had a pretty cool miracle this week! We got a sweet new family to teach! Andrea and Erin and their two little girls. They have recently moved into the area and have been praying that they would find a church for their family to go to. Well "coincidentally" the missionaries knocked on their door and were an answer to their prayers. No such thing as coincidences! They are planning on coming to church as soon as they get back from vacation at the start of next year and they want us to come and teach them and tell them more about prophets and everything we believe! People are being prepared for the Gospel all over the place!!

Stories of the Week:
So this week we had to run to the store to grab some Christmas decorations for the decorating contest we are in with our missionary neighbors we are gonna kill them). Anyways, we are at the store and there is a hispanic sheriff behind us with his wife and he sees our tags. Well all of a sudden he changes to Spanish and starts to make fun of us. He called us losers and other mean stuff lol. Well he didn't know that one of these two pasty white kids spoke perfect Spanish. Elder Deyholos turned around and said "Hey sir, how are you doing? Got a lot of shopping done today huh?" in perfect Spanish hahaha! The guy just sat there and felt so dumb hahaha! Then he tried to act all friendly and was speaking in English and Elder D just answered everything in Spanish still. Haha it was so funny!! Perks of being bilingual!

We got to have dinner at presidents house and sister Henrie asked us to decorate her looked horrible so she had the sister missionaries come over after hahaha!

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

Elder Jensen

Spencer Lindsay from the YSA ward at the LA temple with us.

Elder Deyholos and I at the LA Temple

Decorating President and Sister Henrie's Christmas tree at the mission home. 

Elder Deyholos and I at the mission home with President and Sister Henrie.