Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"I Feel So Incredibly Blessed!"

Elder Jenson and Hermano Andersen. (Elder Jenson's very first teacher in the MTC)

Elder Jenson and his companion Elder Nelson in front of the Provo Temple.

Elder Jenson in front of the Provo Temple.

Elder Jenson and Hermana Hale.

Elder Jenson with his District and 2 teachers Hermano Toledo (2nd from left) and Hermano Johnston (far right).

Elder Jenson looks forward to 9pm every night when he gets to read letters from friends and family. Thank-you for your support!

Map with arrows pointing to places in the world Elder Jenson's District was Called to Serve (Elder Jenson is the orange arrow at the bottom of the map)

Hey Fam!

There's just a few days left that I want to share with you.  Continuing on with Tuesday night and how great it was to learn from President Tyler.  I feel so incredibly blessed to have him as my Branch President.  He's such a knowledgeable person who every couple of sentences quotes scriptures from  any one of the 4 books. Whenever President Tyler speaks, I get my notebook and pen ready!

Wednesday morning my comp (Elder Nelson) and I taught Edwin all about the Law of Chastity and said that before he can be baptized he needed to follow this law.  We explained that he either needed to marry Diana (his novia) or separate and live in different places. At first, Edwin was a little taken back because his lifestyle is the Latin culture.  But by the end of our lesson, Edwin was more convinced and said that he would talk with Diana and pray about it.  At the end of the lesson, we asked and committed Edwin to follow the Law of Chastity.  I was ecstatic! I also saw and talked for a bit with Andrew Paulson (Elder Jenson's roommate and golf teammate at USU this past year) on Wednesday. It was good to see him again.

Thursday was good.  I learned alot in the night class. I taught Luis for the 4th time. We decided to finish up the Plan of Salvation. We talked about the fact that it's tough for him to accept Sunday as the day of worship.  The beginning of the lesson went well and we were able to answer his questions that he had about the Spirit World and Kingdoms of Glory. We showed him Alma 40:11-14 which made things alot clearer for him. After that, we brought up the Sabbath Day. We showed him Acts 20:7 and said that after Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week (Sunday),God said that we should, in memory of the Savior's resurrection, move the day of worship to the first day of the week, Sunday.  Luis wanted to see some evidence that said Sunday is the day of worship. There's not a scripture that says so, so we told him to pray about it and ask God (after some of his tough questions he had for us).  Luis's a pretty tough investigator. It's good practice for me before the field (Chile). My comp and I both committed to read the Book of Mormon again to refortify our testimonies of it as well, and know that it is true. We are going to sincerely ask God to help us know it's true.

Answers to some questions Elder Jenson's been asked: Haircuts in the MTC are free (unlimited amount!) Elder Jenson's new passport came in and has been scanned and sent to the SLC Travel Department. Elder Jenson can't see the blog in the MTC. He has to wait until he arrives in Chile.

New Spanish words Elder Jenson learned this week: Fortaleza-strength, eleccion-choice, el mandamiento-commandment, voluntad de Dios-God's will, creencia-belief, bendicion-blessing, perdon-forgiveness and fielmente-faithfully

I love you all so much! Thanks for your support!


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