Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Week #2

Brody seems to be doing little better this week compared to last. If you notice, he even uses the word "happy" once. Thanks for all of your prayers in his behalf this past week. 


Hello everyone, well this past week has been really challenging. I still don't like this place. I'm 1/3 of the way done in the MTC so we have to act like we are teaching actual investigators. so me and my companion have to teach lessons in Spanish. good thing that he can speak it pretty well because i just sit there silent most of the time. i have let loose on my companion a couple of times. when he is bored he does 20 rows of pascuels triangle. my Spanish is still really bad and I'm way homesick. I've wanted to come home so bad. I talked to a sister that ids from Fresno and she said she hears a lot of gun shots, but she quickly said just kidding. She probably didn't want to scare us. i
The District
just have to look at my mission one day at a time. because if i think about it in other ways i get really nervous and want to come home and quit. this language is still kicking my butt. I don't know how I am going to get
trhough these two years because the past two weeks have seemed like forever. I get frustrated a lot. i hope that it starts to get better for me. everyday here is exactly the same and it is super boring. I just want to get to cali and see what the field is like. I'm pretty sure that Elder Colton Hill was lying to me when he said that he misses this place everyday because i cant wait to get out of here.haha my favorite part of the day is when i get to go and play sand volleyball. if only my spanish was as good as my volleyball skills. haha i talk to an elder in my house that feels the same way as me. his name is Elder Poulton, he is from bountiful and is going to Sacramento I think once i get in the field time will start to go by faster. i will be busier, and school will start up. i still don't feel like i am a missionary.
 like ever since i was little
ive said that i was going to go on a mission and is hasn't hit me that my time is now. im so happy that im doing this now rather than later. missionaries say it gets to a point to where you don't want to come home... i don't know if i will ever get to that point haha. ive got to work hard and go day by day. today we went to the temples visitor center it was really cool. i love and miss all of you guys so much. ill see you soon. i hope you're all doing well!

Love, Elder Jensen

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Week #1

We finally heard from Brody. Those of you who really know Brody know that he is not always the most "glass is half full" type of kid. We were actually able to chat with him for about 45 minutes or so. He did admit that he is settling in a little but the language is pretty tough. Thank Heavens he and Seth Colby are there together. I know that Seth being transferred from Provo to Mexico was a huge blessing for Brody. Seth said it was like a scene from a romantic movie when he saw Brody get show up last week. They ran towards each other and hugged. They were very happy to see a familiar face.  Seth was able to help Brody to his room and talk to him after a long exhausting day of traveling. Thanks for all of your support and prayers in helping us get Brody out on his mission. 


Well this week has been super long and hard on me! Saying goodbye to all of you was the hardest thing that i have ever done. throughout the past week I have been super homesick. I had a perfect life back at home and it was really hard to leave it. To be honest I have absolutely hated this place. We wake up at 6 in the morning and go to bed late, plus my bed us super hard. The first couple of days were the longest days of my life. I have just had to tell myself that I am here for the next two years. I have been really down and have been struggling with the language a lot. I feel like everyone in my class can speak spanish way
Elder Jensen and his friend, Elder Colby
better than me. From what I've heard the hardest part of the MTC is over and it will go by faster. I sure hope it goes fast because I miss all of you guys so much. so i room with three other elders going to the same mission as me... and of course i get the goofiest companion here. he is from Minnesota and apparently everything is so much better up there than anywhere else. he also never stops talking. I told him I was going to punch him and he said that he knows martial arts so I better watch out haha. I've learned to not ask him questions because he will go off for 10 minutes. My favorite part of the day is going to the meals because I get to sit by Elder Colby. We have some good talks. I need to work hard and have confidence in myself and the lord to get through these two years. I love and miss you all like crazy. I'll talk to you soon!

Love, Elder Jensen
Mexico MTC

Mexico MTC

Elder Colby and Elder Jensen 

Elder Jensen's room at the MTC

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

First Day

Today was a really long day. It seemed like all the elders were not nervous except for me. I just got to the MTC not too long ago. I've seen Seth Colby and Erica Rowley. I'm starting to feel a little better but before I got here I was not feeling good at all and I was super stressed. I know that this first week is going to be the hardest. It is pretty sketchy here but we are inside walls and are safe. Haha. I haven't even gone to my room yet. My p-day is Tuesdays so that's when I can e-mail. I hope you are all doing well and I love you all more than anything! I'll talk to you soon. 
Love, Elder Jensen

Monday, July 14, 2014

Called to Serve

Elder Brody Jensen was called to serve in the California Fresno Mission, Spanish speaking and to report to the Mexico MTC July 16th 2014.