Saturday, March 23, 2013

P. Sherman, 42 Wallabee Way, Sidney

E-mail received March 18, 2013

Whuddup ya´ll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, well, well . . . This week was quuuuuuite  the tiring one! We are working like crazy in our area to try to get things going and I had splits with an Elder in my District this week so I am a little worn out but never tired!  Unfortunately, we did not get too terribly much accomplished . . . Haha.  We were teaching tons and meeting tons of new people but . . . Almost everything fell through before we could really get going.  We taught several people that seemed really cool and then it was just impossible to meet up with them again.  I think, actually I know, that getting people to keep commitments here is our biggest challenge.  If you mark with someone to come back another day, it’s not like. "Alright I will be in the house at this hour so that I can talk with you."  It’s more like, "Yeah maybe if you drop by I will be here."  So everything we do is slightly based off of chance which is really hard for me because I like firm commitments.  Even the better investigators do this!!!  Culture I guess . . . We will see what happens!
Elder Jensen and his Zone
This next week we are giving an ultimatum to a few investigators.  We have already taught everything we can, now it’s just a matter of them doing their part and REALLY searching to know if it is true or not.  Nadja already has here answer, she just doesn’t recognize it.  I think she wants a rock to fall out of the sky that says "THE CHURCH IS TRUE" or the same angel that appeared to Alma and the sons of Mosiah to appear to her and . . . Well . . . It’s not going to happen.  She wants some HUGE answer when she already has her true, simple and pure answer.  She knows the church is true, she feels it when she goes there and she can see how it has changed her daughters.  We just can’t use much more time there . . . So she is gonna have to decide what she wants this week!  I hope it goes well!
Elders Harris and Jensen
While I was thinking about what we are going to do with Nadja, the last verse of D&C 123 kept popping into my head.  It helped me remember that I am not the person that is going to convince someone.  It helped me to remember that we cannot do anything more than we can do.  And that once we have done all that we are capable of doing, we just have to let God do the rest.  We are not perfect angels, we are only human.  I think it is really important that we remember that.  If we try our VERY hardest, we can never feel let down.  If it doesn’t go right, it just means that the timing wasn’t right, it doesn’t mean we did something wrong.  That’s an important lesson.  Here on the mission, and back at home.  The only time we should feel discouraged is when we didn’t do EVERYTHING within our power to make our wish come true =) 
The week was great and everything is fantastic here!  I sure hope you all are happy and safe.  Write lots!  Be good, be safe.  I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Elder Dylan Miles Jensen

E-mail to Dylan's Mom - Received March 18, 2013


Elder Jensen and his P-Day Kick Boxing Instructor, Drausio
Today at Kick Boxing, I learned the Kick from the Karate Kid!  Hahahaha . . . Way harder than it looks!!!!!!!!!!

Glad to hear you are so busy but so happy!  Keep it up! 

I’m pumped for Marcus!!!!!!!!!!!  I have met some people from Cuiaba (by the way, you have to put the accent on the last 'a' not the first one.  I know that everyone back home is probably saying CuiAba but its CuiabA).  We can speak Portuguese!  Yay!  Tell him to hit me up with a letter some time will ya?  You da you da best  =) 
I’m sorry I don’t have too terribly much to fill ya in on this week . . . When things are going well time passes SO fast but there aren’t too many interesting things to say!  I was thinkin’ about my time on the mission . . . Everyone says the second year passes in an instant and . . . Honestly that makes me nervous because the first year is passing waaaaaay too fast already.  I’m gonna have ten months on this mission soon, Ma . . . Where the heck does the time go?  Seriously, time has never passed so dang fast for me in my life.  Every week we get to Tuesday and I think, "Man . . . What are we gonna do this week?  How is it going to be?"  And in the blink of an eye it’s already P-Day again!  It makes me excited, but even more nervous!!!!!!!!!!!  I don’t have enough time to do all the work I need to do here!!!!!!!!! 
I love you tons . . . You have no idea how much your love and support helps me each and every week.  I LOVE YOU!!!!  Be good, be safe, give the babies (including Ashley´s belly) a kiss for me.  I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Elder Dylan Miles Jensen

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