Monday, May 15, 2017

"The highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother." Isn't that so true?

May 15, 2017

Hey Everyone,

Happy belated Mothers Day to all of you wonderful Mother figures in our lives. We love and appreciate all of you! Russell M. Nelson said "The highest and noblest work in this life is that of a mother." Isn't that so true? I appreciate my Mom so very much!

Let me fill you in on a few miracles we had happen to us this week!
We were knocking doors the other day and we decided to start a little early so we wouldn't waste any time...because time is everything on a mission. So we start knocking and at 5:55 we knock into Blake. His window is open and he's smoking and drinking while he watches the Players tournament in Florida (it's a golf tournament for all of you uneducated golf fans out there). I peek my head in his open window and start to talk to him about golf and how his day has been. Then he came to the window and started telling us about his Mormon friends he has. We talked for a while and then he said  "you guys are cool...wanna come in and chat for half a smoke?" haha we said yes and then we got into a pretty deep conversation where he just told us everything he was going through. He has had 3 siblings die tragically, his wife left him, and he doesn't even know what the purpose of life is anymore. He wanted to change his lifestyle but he didn't know how. So we started testifying of The Book of Mormon and the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how through Christ we can change. Elder Wade was with me on Exchanges so he started bearing testimony about how he used to be in the same spot blake was in and how the Book of Mormon pulled him out of it. Blake started to cry and he felt the spirit tell him he needed to read it himself. As we left he said "Guys you did a good job today. But it's not a great job until you come see me again next week!" We're excited to work with him and help him change his life forever through the Gospel.

We stopped by Eliana again this week and she set up a time for us to come and have a lesson with her. Apparently her Cousin is moving in with her in a month or so and he is a Member! She has so many questions for him and us showing up was just a sign to her that she needs to learn more. Miracles always happen in the Lords timing.

We also had a great lesson with Tabatha! She is praying for her baptismal date! We talked about faith and how sometimes we need to take that leap of faith so we can receive the blessings God wants to give us. At the end she came to the conclusion that it's time for her to just set a date and do it! Keep her in your prayers.

We got a referral for a man named Matt. He started talking to a member on a plane ride in Idaho and the Members started taking him to church and teaching him to pray and things like that. Then they referred him to Us. We called him a few days ago and he said "Oh hey Guys. Let's meet this week at the church." God just dumped blessings on us this week and it's because we are doing all that we can on our own. We are so stoked about how much stuff is going on in our area right now!

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

Elder Jensen
Hidden Hills.

They don't even off road...lame!

Martini and I with our Mexican friends.

 Long Day.