Thursday, March 8, 2018

It's Getting Hot


This week was a good week! Cristian came to church and it was great. We also had a chance to continue to teach him. He has a lot of desire to learn more about the Savior, he just wants to take it piece by piece. So, we have been answering his questions, and he is doing great.

Also, we had divisions with the Zone Leaders of San Pedro Sula last Thursday. That was pretty cool because the last time I had been in that area was about a year ago. Kind of interesting remembering everything. We learned a lot, and it was a great experience to see how other people teach.

I am really loving the mission right now! Honduras is amazing, I don't care what you see on the news. Today for Pday we played ping pong and soccer with the office of the other Mission. It was cool. I am doing well, and I hope everyone has a great week!!!

Elder Jensen

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Crazy Week


This week was a good week. Very busy and crazy, with the transfers being this week and all. We didn't have that much time in our area this past week, but we were able to teach Cristian again. He is very interested in learning more, and we are excited to keep teaching him about the gospel. I don't have much time today, but this week we will be getting at it again, so everyone have a good week!

Elder Jensen

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Another end of a transfer


This transfer ends next week? Where has the time gone? So weird.

Anyway, we had a good week here in San Pedro. We had stake conference this past week, and it was great. One thing that really stuck with me was about the Atonement. We need to gain, and maintain a testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Once we start to understand the Atonement, and the forgiveness and power that it gives to us, everything else in our lives will start clicking. I know that Christ lives and He knows each one of us, He knows our pains, our sorrows, and our weaknesses. He knows what we need to become more like Him. Most of the time that involves changing something in our lives. One thing that was said in this conference was, "If we are unhappy, we need to look at our lives and find something that we are coming up short on, and change that one thing." I really liked that.

Something I have noticed here, is that when we are unhappy, it is because we are thinking about our problems. When we change our point of view, and start to look at other people and how we can help them, that is where we can find true happiness.

We also had Zone conference with all of the other missionaries, and that was great. Today we went to Puerto Cortés, and it was interesting being there again after almost a year and a half.

Anyway, I hope everyone has a great week!!

Elder Jensen

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Busy Week


This week was a good week here in Jardines del Valle. We worked a lot on trying to find new people to be able to teach. We found someone named Luis, he is super cool, and has a lot of questions about the church. He has had a rough go of it in life and is trying to find some peace in his life that has been missing. We were able to teach him that families can be forever and that we will be together with our families after we move on from this life.

We also worked with President Bush yesterday, so that was a cool experience.

This past week we went to Valle de Sula to look at some houses for some missionaries. That was interesting because that area of the mission is the equivalent to the South Side of Detroit.

This past week in church I also translated the meeting into English for a family from the US that is living here. It was a good experience that I am probably going to be doing every week in this area. Anyway, we had a good week and I hope everyone has a good one this week as well!

Elder Jensen

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Gardens of the Valley


This week was a good week. We were able to visit and teach members this past week and we are working find some more people to teach. We taught Dora, she is the mother of someone who got baptized recently, and it was great. We talked with her about the Book of Mormon and how it can help us put Christ at the center of our lives. She said that she had seen that change with her daughter, and she wanted to see that change as well. But, we have to wait for her to move down here permanently because she lives in La Ceiba and is in the process of moving down here to San Pedro Sula.

This week there was a lot of uncertainty about the whole political situation here, but so far in the area that I am in right now, there hasn't been any problem.

We finished moving into the new offices here so that has been good. I haven't crashed the truck yet, even with the crazy driving here. Let's just say that turning left from the far right lane at an intersection, or not even doing a rolling stop at a stop sign, etc. happens way too much😂.

Anyway, have a good week everyone!

Elder Jensen

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Copan Ruinas


It has been a while since I have written a big letter, we have had a busy time during transfer week, and we also just moved offices. The week was crazy, it made it even more crazy because we were able to go to Copan Ruins yesterday!!!!!! That was super cool, I will send pictures. So basically, my schedule right now is that I do office things until 3pm and then we go out and do missionary work.
It has been great, we have found several new people.

We have an investigator named Cristal, and she has been listening to the missionaries for 5ish years. She is great, she has a ton of faith even though her situation has been tough at times.

We also have another investigator named Jorge. He is super receptive and a great musician.

We also found another investigator whose parents are both gone, and she is really searching for something in her life. She has been reading the Book of Mormon and building her faith in Christ.

The Savior can be the center of our lives in every moment, no matter how we are feeling. There is a scripture in Ether 12:4, that says that hope in Christ can be an anchor in our lives. With all of the political upheaval here in Honduras, I have seen how making the Savior the anchor in our lives can give hope and happiness and peace, in a time that doesn't necessarily bring the word "peace" to mind. I know that the Lord can make us who we need to be, when we turn to him and follow His example. Have a good week everyone!

Elder Jensen

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Office


Hey, it has been a crazy past few weeks. I was in Santa Barbara, and got a call on Tuesday that I was going to the Mission office.  So, I had all of Wednesday to pack my bags and say goodbye to the amazing people there in Santa Barbara. Then, on Thursday, I went to San Pedro Sula to start my training here in the office. I am in charge of all of the money in the mission, so I have been learning a lot of new things these past few days. But, my new area is called Jardines del Valle, and it is back in San Pedro Sula again. It is a good area and kind of big so it has been interesting. It is one of the parts of the city with more money. In this area, we have been teaching someone named Johnson. We had an interesting lesson with him yesterday, he told us that he was going to keep asking the Lord about the Church until he receives an answer. He has a lot of faith, and he is continuing to grow as he learns more about the gospel. Anyway, have a good week everyone!!!!! ​​

*Sam also has to drive in his new area for the first time in 18 months... He says, "Driving is good, speed limits don't really exist here, just obey the stop signs and the traffic lights. Also, if I want to get in another lane, the blinker doesnt work at all, but if I stick my hand out the window and do the sign for "a little" they will let me in, kind of funny."