Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hey everyone! 

It has been such an amazing week! It has been really hard but I am having so much fun and learning so much. I kinda don't even know what to say so I am just going to go through everything that I can remember. 

 The feeling here is just incredible. I thought I was going to be super depressed right after I said goodbye to you, but I was actually doing great! I know that this is where I am supposed to be and even though I miss you I am so glad to be here!

So honestly I love it here. People stressed me out that it would be bad but it is so much fun. I mean waking up at 6:30 every morning is probably the hardest thing EVER but I am doing it and I haven't died yet thankfully. The days are long but I learn so much and I am having fun learning everything. My companion is honestly so cool. She is just like me. She has the same sarcastic sense of humor and so we get all really good. Haha sometimes it causes issues. And sometimes I think our teachers want to slap us. haha. But yeah there is me, her, and two other girls in my room. My companion and one other girl are both going to Ohio with me, and one is going to the LA temple visitor center. And the other two girls are awesome too! We are all like best friends already. Like we have the hardest time going to bed at 10:30 (partially because we are not 100 years old) but mostly because we just stay up laughing about a billion things. So I am loving the people I am with and that has made the whole thing a ton of fun. Me and my companion got called to be Sister Training Leaders so we are like district/zone leaders for all the girls. So we are in charge of all the new girls coming in tomorrow and it should be really fun besides the fact that we have no clue what we are doing haha. 

Classes are good. They sometimes get long, but my district is funny and so it is good. I have some really great teachers. One looks like he is 12 but that doesn't matter because I look like I am 10. We have been teaching one "investigator" and it's been great. It is fun to actually teach someone what we are learning. Yesterday we had one investigator from Singapore and she was literally the scariest person in the world. Her name is Belinda but we call her "she who must not be named." hahah because literally  she told me I was stupid and to never visit her again. I was like bearing my testimony to her and I was crying because it was just really powerful and she looked at me and told me I was wasting my life and that I knew nothing. She also said that she is glad her father died... so I have NO CLUE where this woman even came from. She also said she hates the Bible and I didn't even think that people could do that. It was such a crazy experience haha so me and my companion were like what the heck and then we laughed . So yeah at the time it was just shocking, but now it is really funny. We have to go back and visit her again tomorrow so I may not make it out alive this time. 

There have only been like 3 bad things the whole time. NUMBER 1. They made me go to this place, and they said "you have to get a flu shot" and I was like 'no thank you I am fine" and they said "you have to." and I said "Eh I don't believe in flu shots" and they told me I have to get one or I can't go on my mission so I asked if I could do it the next day and they said NO. So I went into this room and this lady STABBED me and my arm has been swollen for 5 days (and no I am not being dramatic about this at all). So yeah that was a nightmare. AND THEN I GOT SICK. And you know what I am 100% positive it is because of that shot.  So yesterday I had to go to the doctor because I couldn't sleep at night because I cannot breathe but I am doing better today so that is good. The other problem is we have dinner at 4:50. Last time I checked I am not in a nursing home and I do not need to eat that early. Haha so by the time it is 10 I have a pit the size of Africa in my stomach because it has been 2 days since I have eaten. Okay I am being a tad dramatic but really. 

ANYWAYS other than those minor setbacks it has been one of the greatest weeks ever. I am learning so  much about the gospel and I love it more and more everyday. We have a fireside tonight at the Marriot Center and I am praying it is an apostle. I haven't missed my phone at all. The only time I even think about it is when I want to call you guys. Or when I want to google something I had NO idea that I  googled so many things but holy cow I am like sorta lost without it haha. But besides that no technology is a nice break!  But I dunno so many great experiences here I can't even remember them all. We spend most of the mornings working out and doing personal/companion study. Then we have class and teach people till 9:30 every night. But even though I feel like the walking dead half of the time I love it. I just really love being surrounded by hundreds of missionaries all the time. Like at our Sunday night devotional when everyone stood up and sang it was the coolest thing ever. It's just a great feeling here and I can't really describe it.  

I am really so grateful to be here and I appreciate all of your support so much. Don't worry about me for a second because I am having the best time. I miss you all, but I haven't been homesick at all yet. I know that I am doing what my Heavenly Father wants me too and I know that this is the true church. I feel blessed to have such amazing friends and family and I brag about you everyday! I LOVE you and LOVE letters and dear elders so send away please :) haha that is a hint to WRITE ME it is so fun to get mail at the end of the day so even if it is short just send me somethin funny and I will love it! I have so much more I want to tell you but I will just have to write it in a letter because I am out of time! 

Thanks for all you do! I know that God loves you all and I know that this is the most important and best thing I can ever do. I love you!

Sister Jensen  (sometimes I forget my first name because no one ever calls me cassidy here) 

Also this kid in my district said "Can I just eat 2 meals a day because 3 is just too much" and I was like "ARE YOU AN ALIEN' because that is a joke pretty sure I want 13 meals a day. 

PS Belinda the crazy lady told us we were aliens. And we were like "YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD BUT YOU BELIEVE IN ALIENS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU" Hhahah it is so great.  


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