(*P-day is today because this whole week our mission is going to the temple. Our day was today! :) )
Elder Jenson at the Chile SantiagoTemple April 24, 2014
I was able to go to the temple today and it was AMAZING! I loved the new session that was presented and the Spirit is always so strong in the House of The Lord. It was so peaceful and the spirit illuminated my mind throughout the whole session reminding me of the incredible teachings I had learned about the temple before my mission and also learning many new things as I paid close attention to all that was said. It was cool to hear it in Spanish as I understood everything. There were a few parts in the session that were tear jerkers for me. The peace felt in the temple is indescribable. I know why The Lord specifically told me in my patriarchal blessing that I would love my experiences in the temple. I have already had quite a few memorable ones and know that there will be a constant flow of them throughout my life.
Hna Stanger, Elder Norton, Elder Rhees, Elder Jenson, Elder Egg, Elder Gomez and Elder Richardson at the Santiago Temple April 24, 2014
There is something that I always think about though each time I feel the Spirit in such a great amount and then walk outside into the world again and see people smoking, drinking, women with little clothing on and swear words flyin all over the place. There are so many people out there that are wondering what they have to do in this life and have NO vision of how things really are, revealed by the Spirit of God. I then move on to my next thought that is "If only they knew..." If only they knew the incredible message that I have dedicated these past two years to declare. If only they knew about the Spirit so strongly felt in this temple this day. If only they knew what I know now. I testify to each of you that I know that God lives and that He has a plan for each and every one of us. There is a purpose to this life and He has blessed us with that knowledge TODAY through the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony is my biggest treasure. I wouldn't trade it for gold, silver, plasma screen TV's, millions of dollars, iPads or a Ferrari. Not a chance! I am incredibly grateful for this knowledge that my Father in Heaven has blessed me with and thank Him for it often. I love Him.
Companions Elder Jenson and Elder Richardson at the Santiago Temple April 24, 2014
On to the next subject.....Rudy is doing so well. He is progressing tons. Rudy went to church again this past Sunday and has been reading the Book of Mormon daily. He is now in Jacob 6. Rudy's baptismal date stands as the 4 th of May. Please pray for Rudy so he will be able to make it to this day and make his first covenant with our Heavenly Father to serve Him forever.
Thoughts/ Highlights of the week
Tal and Dad good to see you two working together in the office.
Love you tons Tar!
I'm happy to take room #4!
Treating ourselves to McDonalds after our temple session. It was sweet!
Getting a few letters from my converts! :)
Hearing from the Morales Family and getting a baptismal picture. I don't know if you remember Tamera from Lo Prado. She is part of the Morales Family that got baptized in Lo Prado just before I left. So I got a letter from her and the Fam Morales saying that they have loved getting my letters (I've written them 2-3 times) and are doing awsome. They testified to me once again of the incredible blessings they have received and how the gospel has changed their lives forever. With the letter, Tamera sent me a photo of her baptism that happened three weeks after I left. Elder Anderson and Elder Hicks were the missionaries in the sector. Elder Anderson was one of my comps in Lo Prado if you remember. SO AWESOME!
Thanks for all your support and prayers!
Going to the temple and seeing a really good missionary friend Elder Bennett from Morgan, Utah.
I hope you all have a great week and can feel of the Spirit and His guidance.