Monday, June 26, 2017

Looking and Finding

Sam's week: Looking and Finding
Hey,

This past week was a pretty good week. We decided to focus on certain inactive families that we were going to try to find. We found them and they were really receptive. We talked with them about the importance of pushing forward and the blessings and the importance of taking the sacrament. They seem really interested in coming back to church. We also have an investigator, Alex, who comes to church a lot even though he lives an hour away. It is kind of complicated teaching him because of the whole distance issue.
Also, contacting people here is kind of hard, most of the people who let us in the first time don't want to set another time for us to come back to teach them, some people don't even open the doors. But, every once in a while there is someone who really wants to learn more about the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Church was really good yesterday, we were able to track down a keyboard to play for the music during the meeting. All in all, a pretty solid week. Anyway, have a good week everyone!

Elder Jensen

(Elder Jensen and his companion were invited to celebrate his companion's birthday with a member family. Tres leches cake, a firecracker candle, and coke make a birthday in Honduras pretty amazing.)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Antigua ocotepeque

Heyoo!
This past week we got a reference from some members about less actives in a little town about 5-6 minutes away from ours called Antigua Ocotepeque. We decided to go where they told us we could find them. It was literally a barbed wire fence in front of a huge corn field, with some little houses in the background. We walked and found a little part in the fence, that we guessed was where we were supposed to go in. So, we started walking and thought, like.... what happens if this is someones land, and we aren't supposed to be here. We kept walking and we got to the main road of the little town, and all of a sudden from behind us we hear someone yell, "Elderes!" So, we started talking to them and it was the family we were looking for, it was pretty cool. We are going to go visit them again sometime this week. Yesterday, I spoke in church which was pretty cool. I spoke about the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and how we can always have the atonement written in our hearts. We had an investigator come to church yesterday named Alex. He lives about an hour away, but he came to church, which was awesome. Anyway, Happy Father's Day and have a good week!
Funny for this week: The water coming out of the faucet looks like chocolate milk.

Monday, June 12, 2017

End of the transfer

HEYO!

One more transfer has flown by! I can't believe how fast time is going.  I remember thinking in the MTC, "How long can one week possibly be?" Now, I think the opposite, "How short can 1 week possibly be." Literally, I feel like I was just emailing yesterday.
Anyway, as short as the week feels, I feel like we get so many things done. This week we visited a ton of less-active or inactive members to invite them to church. I was able to get to know many of them that I hadn't met yet, and be able to learn from them. I am sure that with time they will begin to accept the gospel again in their lives. All we have to do is bring the Spirit to their hearts, because the only person that can bring the spirit into their hearts, is them.
I know that when we let the Spirit into our lives, we will begin to receive so many blessings. I have seen that time and time again here in Honduras. People who change their lives little by little, can look back and see how completely different they are from the way they were. Anyway, this week was a good week. Trying to get everything together for the possibility that my comp is leaving. Have a great week everybody!

Funny Story
My comp and I were walking back from a lesson, when we start hearing what sounded like pac-man or galaga or something. We got a little bit closer, and all it is is an empty lot. So we are like, Someone on the other street must have some video game thing going on, we go to the other street, and we dont hear anything. We went back to the empty lot, and used our little phone light to see what could be making the noise. We got closer the noise gets a little softer, until the light shines on a bunch of toads. I guess the toads were wanting to play some old arcade games or something.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Divisions in Santa Rosa

Sam's week: Divisions in Santa Rosa
Hey!

This week went by super quick. Even though Elder Sibaja was sick for 2 days, we were able to work hard and teach some awesome people. We also had divisions with the DL in Santa Rosa this week. I went with Elder Rivera and we went and taught Luci. She is super cool, and really wants to follow the teachings of Christ. We were able to teach her about the Book of Mormon, and she was super excited to read it.
In our area, we went and taught a family that has had a lot of health issues, but still put their faith and trust in Heavenly Father. They are a really good example to me, that no matter what happens, when we trust in what God has prepared for us, we always be able to come out on top.
Today, President Bush and the APs came to Ocotepeque and we went to El G├╝isayote with them.  It was cool the 2nd time, but the clouds were a little higher this time than the last time. But, we had a good time. Time is flying, I can't believe how quickly this past transfer has gone by. Anyway, have a good week everyone!​
Love,
Elder Jensen