Monday, August 11, 2014

Aug 11, 2014

wow you guys had a fun week! so how is craiger doin in the mission? and dont worry about meddling with tinoco the people here struggle alot with testimonies, its so hard to see almost all of the wards have between 500 and 800 members but between 80 and 120 active members. any encouragement cant hurt to much.

also on the note of sports i think that is one of the biggest blessings that we can have becuase it teaches us so much. the problem comes when you let your children get into sports. thats not a good idea haha. but im thankfull for all i learned in sports. speaking of which have you had any contact with judd thompson?

alright well now to the week. it was a pretty good week. i finished the confrence ensign finally i had been reading two talks a day for the last few weeks and it was so great to hear some of the talks. and that helped me alot to keep myself focused on my purpose.

so this last tuesday one of the young men that is preparing to go on a mission did splits with us and it went great we contacted 5 people and had lessons with all of them, the problem came later when 3 wernt home, but thats fine we will catch them this week:) but anyways during these splits we worked hard. and they were fantastic. it really helped set the tone for the week. one of the biggest blessings was one of the people that we contacted. there is this big yellow house in the area with a lot of money and every time we had ever knocked no one answered. but i said that i wanted to go knock because we were in the street, and what would you guess. a young man of 13 years oppened the gate, and said his parents werent home but that we could try again the next day. so we passed by wednesday and his grandma came out and talked with us a little. and explained the boy was her grandson, and that he had cancer. and now after 3 years he was leaving to live with his parents. I know that the plan of salvation will be such a gift to her, and her family.   it went really well, and she wants to keep listening to us.

also guess who had to talk this last sunday... this guy! our second counselor told us about the talk saturday night. so pretty much rushed to put together a quick talk about the way to salvation. and i told the story of when our priest quorum hiked  in colorado. i went really well and as much as i dislike that hike and as dificult as it was im really greatful for the experince. thanks bishop:) after that we had a barbeque with some members and it went so well. of course it was barbeque mexican style haha we made tacos out of everything but it was great. i dont know if you got the pics one of the members sent you the pics from his phone. but it was pretty great. by far one of the best meals i have had in mexico!

 this week i learned alot about how to be happy that was one of my goals, to be happier. and i found a quote that helped me a ton. " your happiness depends more on the principles you choose to follow than on the external circumstances of your life" that quote has helped me so much i read it when we have a hard time working, or when im haveing just a hard time, and i know that its true. we have lots of choices everyday. and we have a lot of hard times pass, but it doesnt matter what they are if we can find a way to make it positve we can be happy in any situation. i think in the end that will be one of the biggest take aways i hope to have from my mission, is that i can find a way to live how i need to regardless of whats happening around me. and be happy and positive.

i love you guys tons hope you have a great last week of summer.  then you slackers can work work work instead of play play play! haha have a great week i will keep you in my prayers! love you

elder jenson

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