Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Week #58

I don't need to say much this week about Brody's email. He did just fine on his own. He seems to be enjoying the work. He sent several pictures this week that you will want to check out on his blog. Thanks for all of you support.

Well this past week has been pretty busy once again. I hope that this e-mail finds you all doing well and enjoying life! We saw a lot of great things this past week. I will start with one... so we recently contacted an inactive family and started teaching them.. there are about 11 people inside of their house. The ward hasn't seen them for years. So we went out there and they fed us dinner and we shared a lesson with them. We found out that the dad's brother and sister both passed away this past week. So it was a really critical time in his life and it is a miracle that we met them when we did. This past Sunday he texted us and told us to save him a row because all 11 of them were gonna come to church! They all came! And 4 of them are not members, it was super awesome! He told us that if we would not have found him that he would have went back to his old habits and started drinking again! This past week I also went on exchanges with Elder Rearte. He is from Argentina. I went down to his area and there was one really cool thing that happened. So we went to try with a referral and we walked up to the gate and I saw two big german shephards so I said there is no way we are going in there haha. At that moment a guy came out of his house next door. He called us over and started talking to us. He told us that he had met with the missionaries a couple of years before for a long time. We then started teaching him and talking about the restoration. When I brought up the first vision of Joseph Smith he said "that is my problem, because Jesus said he was gonna come back again and if he came back to Joseph Smith then he is not going to come a third time, so that can't be true." I then told him that Jesus came back to his Apostles after his death and the guy was dead silent. He started thinking and said you just changed my thinking for the past 9 years. That is true. He then said we could send the English missionaries over to teach him! It was really cool. This past week we had a zone conference as well. Another cool thing that we got to do was go to the Lord's Vineyard. The Lord's Vineyard is a grape vineyard owned by the church and one time every year all of the wards go and pick the grapes! It reminded me of the good old days working on the cherry orchard haha. There were a lot of people there and it is a good thing that we had hispanics because they can cut those grapes faster than you can believe! Today we got to go to the temple! It was good to get to go back! That is about it for this week! I love and miss you all, have a great week! Elder Jensen

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