Monday, April 10, 2017

I'm going to head down to Woodland Hills this transfer and be a Zone Leader

April 10, 2017

Hello everyone!
It's been an awesome and crazy last week here in Stevenson Ranch! It was the week of transfers so between transfer planning and planning Austen's baptism it was quite hectic. But being busy makes time fly by which is nice.

So transfers came (well we planned them so we already knew) and I'm going to head down to Woodland Hills this transfer and be a zone leader with Elder Martin! My Trainee!!! We cover Woodland Hills and Calabasas where Drake and Adele and a bunch of famous people live in Hidden Hills. I'm stoked!! My new address is:

22111 Calvert St  #C214
Woodland Hills CA, 91367

 Austen was out of town at the beginning of the week, so we had to finish the lessons in one day (we were almost done), and then do the interview. Austen is a super bright kid so he understood and remembered the last lesson and a half even though we didn't have much time to teach it. We weren't able to go to the interview because we had the departing temple trip to go to so we had the Castaic sisters go to the interview with him (they helped teach him) and he passed! So this last Saturday we had a baptism! It's been a really long time since the assistants area had a baptism but we set a goal to change that and God helped us reach that goal! It was a really nice service and a lot of his non-member family came too! So that truly was amazing. Now his Step-dad Mitch wants to learn more too and he wants to join the church because he felt the spirit so strong at the baptism. So there will be another baptism coming soon. :) These are just the blessings of inviting investigators to baptismal services. There's just such a good spirit at them.

Let's see...well the Airds went camping so we weren't able to have a lesson with them, but that's okay because they still came to church! And they loved it! So that was pretty awesome.We had a few awesome miracles! So one night, we were at the office working on transfers, and we all of a sudden feel this impression that we needed to call a potential investigator we have named Sonya. So we call answer. Nothing happens. So we're like...hmm okay... and we keep on working away on transfers. 20 Minutes later... Sonya calls! She starts talking to us and just venting about life and then stops and says, "wait..elders are you close? If so, just come over right now and we will talk about God!" So we dropped everything and booked it to Sonya's house and we had an awesome lesson with her! Usually, she is a major talker so we can never teach much, but this time we really were able to get some doctrine in and help her understand our purpose as missionaries. So yeah that was pretty awesome!

Then, we got to go to the temple as well with all of the departing missionaries! It was a lot of fun! So we took the giant mission van down to LA and had a great time at the temple! It was a ton of fun! My ex-comp Elder Deyholos was there too! So that was a lot of fun! Until traffic took us like 2 hours to get back...But hey it's all good!

Other than that, we had a good time preparing Austen for baptism and seeing the fruits from our labours!

Well that's pretty much all that happened this week. I love you all and hope you have a good week!

Elder Jensen

Temple Trip!

Bro Green and the BYU tie he gave me since I'm going to the U.

Austens baptism!