Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Good Finding Week

Heyo!

This was a good week. We were able to find several new people to teach. Jorge is a younger guy that we found. We shared a little bit of the restoration with him. He seemed interested but, his work schedule is crazy and we haven't been able to talk with him very much. We also received a reference to teach the granddaughter of a member here, and we are going to go and visit her tomorrow. We also found an older lady to teach. She is one of those people that knows literally everyone in the town, so we are going to teach her and hopefully find some new people to teach.

This last week, we had a ward family night and we shared a good video about forgiveness.

https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2010-07-14-forgiveness-my-burden-was-made-light?lang=eng

We talked about the Atonement of Christ and how we can invite the power of the Atonement into our lives not only to heal ourselves, but also to help us be able to forgive others.

We also had a meeting for all of Copan that we watched through Skype. Our mission president, President Bush, talked about the Book of Mormon, and how it can help us get to know our Savior even more. It was a really good message that I felt was important for us to share with all of the members and investigators here in Ocotepeque.
Anyway, hope everyone has a good week!

Elder Jensen

Monday, August 7, 2017

Baleadas

HEY!

This week was really good! We were able to teach Alex Mejia again, so that was awesome. We talked about the Book of Mormon, and he started talking about everything that he was learning and it was great. We talked about baptism and he told us that he wants to get baptized, he just wants to feel like he knows for sure that the church is true. He said if he feels like that then he will get baptized on August 24th. So, we are working to help him feel the spirit in his life.
We also found a new investigator named Besi. We started talking to her about eternal families and she got really excited, she said she was going to come to church, but she had something come up last minute. But, we are still excited to teach her more, so she can help the rest of her family.
We also went to the district meeting this past week, and they talked a lot about goals. With every goal that we have in life, we can ask for, and receive inspiration to help us achieve that goal.
Yesterday in church one seƱora came to church that hasn't been in a year or 2 and it was awesome to see her there. She looked happy that she had come back. Anyway, have a good week everyone!

Elder Jensen

PS: I learned how to make baleadas right. It took me a year, but I finally learned.

A week of traveling


Heyoo

This week was pretty crazy with all of the transfer stuff, and it turns out that I ended up having to go all the way to San Pedro Sula instead of just to Santa Rosa so here was the week...

Monday-
9:30-Got the call to tell us that my comp is getting transferred, which we basically guessed would happen. They told us that we had to be in Santa Rosa Tuesday night so we can leave early to get to the changes in the morning on wednesday.

Tuesday-
10ish am- They call and tell me that I have to go to San Pedro Sula too to take a picture for my Honduran residency.
For the rest of the day I went around with Elder Sibaja to say good bye to everyone.
8:30 pm - the bus that we were supposed to take to Santa Rosa didn't leave because "there weren't enough people on the bus". So we talked to a member that told us where we can meet up so they can get us a ride to Santa Rosa. We meet them and the member flags down a semi-truck for us to ride to Santa Rosa. Kind of weirded out, but I was like, OK. So, a 2 hour and 15 minute trip to Santa Rosa turns into a 3 hour and 15 minute ride to Santa Rosa.
11:50 pm - We get to the Elders house in Santa Rosa to try to sleep a few hours before leaving for San Pedro.

Wednesday-
3:00am- We leave for San Pedro Sula in a bus, making 2 stops to pick up other missionaries for transfers.
7:15am- We get to San Pedro, and wait at the stake center until everyone gets there. I got to see a few friends I hadn't seen for a while. I met my new comp, Elder Rodriguez from Tijuana, Mexico. He is super cool we get along really well. We sent his suitcases with the bus that left for Copan so we didn't have to walk around with them.
9:30am- We go to the immigration office and wait forever for them to process all of my papers so I can take my picture.
12:00- We take a bus to Santa Rosa that was flying. We got into Santa Rosa at around 4. 4:00-We had to meet up with the other Elders to get the suitcases and drop off a backpack one of them had left in San Pedro. Then, we go to order Tortas (mexican sandwiches), and as they are finishing them, the bus for Ocotepeque rolls in, so we take the tortas and run to catch the bus.
6:30 pm -We get in to Ocotepeque, drop off the suitcases, go and meet with the Mission leader, and eat dinner.
9:30 pm -Pass out until the next morning.

It was a lot of travelling, but it was cool. The rest of the week was good. We had 6 inactive members come to church which was really exciting for us. Alex wasn't able to make it to Ocotepeque this week, so we are thinking of visiting him this week. We also found some new investigators so it will be interesting being able to teach them some more. We also had to talk in church so that was a good welcome for Rodriguez. Anyway, having a good time here in Ocotepeque working hard. Have a good week everyone!

Elder Jensen