Sunday, October 25, 2015

Week 64--October 20, 2015

Week 64--October 20, 2015
hey mom! and everyone! 
sounds like a good YW activity! and ya england has got to be an expensive mission.. and ya chile is actually surprisingly expensive too for south america. all the food and everything is more expensive here and supposedly its expensive to live in general. but i think thats comparing it to peru and argentina and such. 
eduardo is an investigator, 29 years old, pretty awesome and alice and her family are the investigators who came to general conf and want to be baptized but are passing through all kinds of trials right now, cancer, divorce, etc she is super strong though and even her kids think we arrived for a reason to help them in this time :)
also another miracle happened this week and the elders found a man named eliu in our sector and we called him at 9 in the morning sundayand he came to church!!! (same thing that happened with many people said they would come and didnt make it but the one random person came :P) he liked it and we taught him that night for the first time and he said he would be baptized the 31!! after the elders taught him, he even got another job to be able to pay tithing!!! he is seriously a miracle he has been reading 5 pages a day and is now quitting smoking so that he can be baptized  :))) the only problem is that his mom is a jehovahs witness and so we cant teach him in his house... he is 42 and single and we are way excited for his baptism. this week tons of stuff happened. Hna lasley had to go home so we are now in a trio with hna harden, who arrived with me in the CCM. she is awesome but we have had to really practice teaching and such with three people because its way different. also we are working in two different sectors and in two different wards so thats been a little crazy but has been super fun since it means way more people to teach and lots of work to do :) we have also seen all kinds of miracles. another funny story. we have been trying to help our recent convert nicolas invite his friends to church but he always says they wont want to come because they are athiest, or catholic, or drink, or something but the other day we passed by and he was outside with his friend who is also a member and two friends who arent members (supposedly athiests) and we invited them all to share with us. we watched a video for 2 min then testified about baptism and invited nicolas and his friend who is member to teach them to pray and talk about their baptisms and then we invited the two friends to be baptized and they both said yes and accepted the 7th of november as the date. let me tell you, the look on nicolas`s face was PRICELESS. he was so shocked and excited. it was awesome. anyway, they both live in other sectors and wards but commited to asist with nicolas and his friend sunday
oh also they started the construction of the temple in Concepcion this week!!! we got to see the dedication on tv. 
anyway, this week was crazy. 
thank you guys for all the letters you sent me!!!!! i LOVE getting your letters. ihavent gotten the package yet but we get mail every 2 weeks so maybe next week. :)
love you all!!! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week 63-October 13, 2015

Week 63-October 13, 2015
hi family!!! sounds like everyone is doing great and kicking butt in soccer and dance and school and everything like always :) 
just a question..i havent been getting taylors emails, could you forward them to me? thanks
also thanks for all the letters!!!! thanks for the leters from san fransisco and the bracelet from lydia and such :)) you guys are the best. 
also it would be fantastic if mom could send me grandma and grandpa schramms info (address, names email address).. there is a family of members here that are applying for a visa to go live and study in canada and they asked my help to translate the forms and such from immigration and turns out it could help them a lot if they have some reference in canada, some member or person they know there. i offered grandma and grandpa maybe. im pretty sure nothing will happen, but if they call them they can just say they have a granddaughter who knows them and says theyre great :P  thanks!
anyway, i am doing well. it was a little bit of a stressful week but its all good.  my companion had a panick attack in a taxi and so that was interesting. i learned how to not stress out when someone is crying loudly because of pain and freaking out. maybe someday i will actually be able to be a doctor :P just kidding. it was crazy. also another hermana in our house had a panic attack this week. we are all way to stressed out i think. we were talking the other day and i realized missionary work has been the most stressful thing ive ever done in my life, even more than organic chemistry...haha

anyway eduardo and alice and her daughter came to church so that was awesome. we are going to teach them aain this week so that will be fun. we taught the entire family last week and it was awesome. they all understood everything and one of the sons said the prayer in the end and prayed to know if it was all true and commited his family to pray and the Spirit was there. so that was cool
then yesterday we were walking around ALL DAY until we finally got to have a lesson with a Jew we met the other day. so that was super legit. we learned a ton abut what they believe. they are super orthodox jews and the son, who we taught, speaks hebrew and everything. their house was like a temple, with special clothes  and lots of light and lots of white. pretty crazy. anyway, we talked about the book of mormon and how it was written to convince the jews and gentiles of Christ and he showed us how his bible that was translated from hebrew to spanish is more accurate than the one we have and we realized we should all really learn hebrew, or at least the prophets haha he is christian but had a lot of confusion regarding the plan of salvation, reincarnation and such. we taught a ton and learned a ton and testified a ton. we left way more certain that the Book of Mor mon is true and that we have tons in common with the Jews but they just need to read the book of mormon :P anyway, it helped us have a lot more encouragement to keep working and we fulfilled our mission to leave a book of mor mon in his house and he said he would read it :P maybe the entire house of Jews will feel the power of the BoM and be mormon :)
but ya so that was basically my week, im doing well and glad to hear you are all happy and well :)
love you tons!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 62--October 6, 2015

Week 62--October 6, 2015
anyway heres my weekly email :P
hey everyone!! sounds like everyone is doing awesome, super busy like always. haha  
i am doing great. this week was a wild mix of emotions but i learned a lot. i learned for the thousandth time in the mission that this isnt my work, in fact i really have nothing to do with it. haha we only do what we can and try to be obedient and God puts the people in our path who need us and the people decide if they want to accept or no, we just try to help them. our investigator with a baptism date for saturday didnt come to conference and so her date fell and she wouldnt answer the phone or anything and then when we passed by her house yesterday she was just super sad looking and wouldnt give any explanation. we are pretty worried about her but we have dont everything we can and just have to wait and see what she decides. thats the hardest part. to let someone use their agency when you love them and want the best. president said its even worse when you have kids :P haha 
conference was awesome. loved it! we had like 10 investigators who said they would come and turned out that not a single one of them came but we ended up meeting and mom and her daughter in the street saturday and they came sunday. haha super ironic. we hadnt even had a lesson with them yet :P but they are super prepared and already understand our goal of baptism and have listened to missionaries before and such so finding them was a miracle. they are also from peru and make delicious food :P 
also monday we had interviews with pres but this time him and his wife and the assistants came to our house to do it. it was super weird to have them there and we cleaned like crazy all week. haha but it all went super well and i learned a ton from president. 
and to answer dads question, ya we live with another companionship and we live in their sector, so we have to take colectivos (like taxis) to our sector everyday. which makes things interesting with $$, another reason i have no money left in my bank account..haha but its all good its way more fun to live with other sisters. even if we have to share one shower :P 
anyway, i am doing well and hope you all have a fantastic week :) love you tons!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Week 61--Sept. 29, 2015

Week 61--Sept. 29, 2015

yes i do speak in the wards sometimes. like every time we get changed and such. 
and i think i will get the package tomorrow.
sounds like it was a good week! weird to think its so hot there... but its starting spring here so its actually pretty hot here too.
and no i didnt see the broadcast because its too late for us here, they will record it and we will probably see it this weekend or something..hopefully. i never saw the last one haha
so excited for general conference!!
i sent pictures so now i dont have much time to write but hopefully you enjoy them. it was a good week. we had changes last week but we are staying where we are. but a new missionary came to live with us and its fun to have someone new to the mission in the house, although now we have to translate stuff to english sometimes :P 
Ricy is progressing awesome and Farack came to church again. spiritual experience of the week, when we taught Ricy, we had planned on teaching the word of wisdom again but she started talking about some problems and stress shes been having from her studies and such and  when we said the first prayer the scripture ether 12:27 came to my mind and we shared it with her and it ended up being suepr spiritual and seemed like it helped her a ton. i love the feeling the God can use me to help others feel His love. 
anywaylove you all and have a fantastic week!
hermana jensen
in the street on 18 (independence day)
and at night when we made cookies..
i tried to send a picture of
carrot tea but it wont let me now...we drink so many herbal teas here..sometimes one in every house when its raining. i hated them before but now im addicted :P

​my boots again....haha they only lasted like two months! but its ok winter is finally ending :P

​isidora one of the recent converts we visit :)

after a day of rain...

​asado chileno :)

at the ward bbq