First of all . . . Gotta give a shot out to my little sister and her boyyyyy. I’m happy for you two =) Bummed I couldn’t be there, but I’m pretty sure that Heavenly Father will have a DVD for me when this life is over so that I can see what happened =) I LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!! So good to know that the wedding so well . . . Our family is big now!
Annnnnnnd we are off! Wow! We worked our butts off this week!!! This area is going to be a little bit more challenging because it is a looooot richer. We live close to this beach called the Orlan and its super gorgeous and legit but all the houses close by (or many) are really big and the owner's heads are even bigger. BUT! It is really pretty here and muuuuch more calm and organized than Maceió.
This week . . . We baptized Jose Elias! That guy was a piece of work for suuuuuure. He is at a really difficult point in his life. Work is going terribly for him as he tries to sell candy on the beach . . . Terrible idea. Who wants to buy candy on the beach? Everyone wants water or something refreshing . . . We tried explaining that to him buuuut . . . He is a little off in the head sooooo work will continue to be rough.
He normally rents out part of his house, too, but they are redoing his entire street so no one wants to live there . . . And his ex-wife doesn’t let him see his daughter anymore. AND he loves coffee AND his motorcycle broke so . . . Basically you can imagine all of the excuses he had to use against being baptized. BUT . . . We have a member named Irmão Lima that helped us out like craaaaazy. It’s basically because of him that Jose Elias was baptized. Well . . . The Spirit too. But Irmão Lima helped a loooot!
We thought we had lost Jose Elias during the week. We weren’t able to talk to him and didn’t know where he was or how we were going to meet him. We did’nt know what to do next one day so we just stopped to sit and eat something real quick and . . .Out of nowhere he rides by on his bike!! He gave a toooooon of excuses about why he couldn’t be baptized and then, I don’t really know. We just started teaching in the street and testifying that he would be ready and that baptism would help in his life . . . He was really nervous in the beginning but he started calming down when the Spirit started talking through us. I got really light headed talking to him and felt kinda like I was floating. It was suuuuuper weird. But something changed big time after we talked to him and yeah! He was baptized!! Such a LEGIT experience! #TheChurchIsTrue!
In other news . . . This week a lady asked us to pray for her pitbull . . . That was a first. We also saw a drunk guy walking and peeing at the same time . . . That was for sure a first. We didn’t know if we should pass him so we just kinda stopped walking and started busting up laughing and the guy saw us and said, "What!? When ya gotta go ya gotta go!!! Wow. That smells bad huh!?!?" Yeah . . . He was aaaaaaalmost normal!!!!!
Our Zone is kinda stressful . . . We had an entire District say that they were sick this week. People make excuses to avoid working a loooot. Our DLs are really new and young so they need a loooot of guidance. We have one DL who is really good but the other two . . . Just need some prayers.
I think that’s about all I’ve got this week! I love you all like crazy!!!!!!!!!!! THE CHURCH IS TRUE. I never said that before the mission REALLY believing it . . . Weird how things change because I know 100% now that the church is true. I really know it. I love you all!!!!
Love, Elder Dylan Miles Jensen