Monday, December 9, 2013

Bom Dia!!!!!

Whuddddddduuuuuuuuup Família???

This week was SUPER fast.  Actually . . . Every week is super fast these days.  I feel like I can’t ever get a break . . . Haha.  It’s nice to be busy though.  Helps me stay focused.
Jane is still progressing a ton.  Apparently they watched the Joseph Smith Movie in Relief Society on Sunday and that helped take out a ton of her doubts.  She thought we worshipped him or something . . . It’s funny what people believe.  But she is way better now and POSSIBLY will be Baptized this week.  We aren’t sure and neither is she . . . Haha.  She is super nervous to take this step but she’s ready  =)  It’ll all be good!!!

Our Zone finished this week with four Baptisms.  That still isn’t very good, but it will do since it’s in the past!  Haha . . . I hope we can do much much much better this next week.  I’m nervous because we have transfers tomorrow (I stayed but Elder Renner was transferred) and our three District Leaders were transferred, so it’s basically gonna be like starting from scratch . . . Kinda difficult, but it’ll be a good challenge. 
We also were kinda lost on Friday night not knowing what to do so we said a prayer and the Spirit said to visit a house we had knocked a few weeks back.  We went directly there and met a whole family who has gone to a ton of churches but never "quite found the right one".  SUPER legit answer to a prayer.  We will see how it goes  =)
I’ve been thinkin a lot this week about patience . . . Leadership requires so much patience . . . People do such stupid stuff that we can’t understand and we still have to love them and help them . . . Haha . . . I get so stressed out with other peoples decisions sometimes.  It’s definitely something I need to improve.  President Gonzaga is an amazing example of that.  I have never seen him anxious or stressed.  Even in bad situations.  I need to learn that.
Well that’s about all I got this time.  I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!  Be good, be safe, write lots.  LOVE YOU!!!!

Love, Elder Dylan Miles Jensen

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ya Gotta Dig A Little Deeper!


Hows it goin, y,all???  Doin’ good?  Stayin’ classy?  I know you is.  Keep up the good work. 
This week was SUPER fast once again!  We lost Wednesday at Zone Conference and we lost more than half of Friday and Saturday doing Baptismal Interviews in other areas.  Blessing?  For sure!!!!  Tiring?  Even more for sure!!!!
I feel like I have such little time to work these days.  I keep hearing about friends getting home from their Missions and stuff and I hit a year and six months on Saturday soooooooo . . . Well it just kinda makes me nervous.  Time passes so dang quickly.  I feel like I can’t stay on my feet completely we have so much to do.  Our Ward is progressing, everyone is becoming stronger it seems like.  Our Zone is progressing, taking difficult situations and learning and Baptizing more every time.  It’s awesome but dang!!!  Real Growth is exhausting!!!  There is so much to do . . . The Kingdom of God is growing so quickly . . . I feel like I can’t keep up with the growth completely!!!  I don’t know how Bishops and Stake Presidents and other leaders do it . . .
I just feel like time is running out for me.  I know I still have a while but every week passes in the blink of an eye and before I know it I am in front of the computer writing another letter to you all . . . LOTS TO DO!!!!
The Lord is blessing us a LOT with our little time we have to work.  We met a woman named Jane last Sunday that went to church yesterday and LOVED it.  She is one of those super Elect that the Lord is talkin’ about in the Scriptures.  She took her nephew to church as well and we are working with her Sister, Vania.  Not much is missin’ for her . . . Just needs to recognize the answers she has already received.  Last Sunday, she had been praying for some new way to learn more about the Scriptures and that was the day that we showed up.  It was an area where we NEVER work too.  Super cool  =)  The Lord just kinda took us there!!!
Another member also took two of his friends to church and we are working with them  =) 
Victor that went to church last week . . . We weren’t able to contact him  =/  His phone is always off or out of the area so we aren’t sure exactly what we are going to do just yet.
Our Zone finished this week with Six Baptisms which puts us with a need for 33 more to reach our goal.  Challenging?  #FASHODO  Possible?  #FASHODO!!!!  (Sorry if that doesn’t make sense.  Fa sho do means "for sure".  We can’t all be gangsters I guess). 
All in all it was a solid week!  Lots to improve!  Lots to learn!  I love it!!!!
Be good, be safe, thanks for always writing  =)  I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Elder Dylan Miles Jensen