Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Week 2

Hey everyone! 

I can't believe it is Tuesday again already. This past week went so fast I can't believe it. It was another great week with lots of learning, quite a few funny/embarrassing moments, and a lot of fun. 

Wednesday morning we had to do service and they had us wash a huge brick wall inside a building. It was honestly the weirdest thing I have ever done. As we were scrubbing it (it was just us 4 girls) people kept staring at us like we escaped from jail to clean an already clean wall. Haha but we just laughed while we were doing it. We taught Belinda again and this time we didn't even mention the word God and she didn't chew us out! She was crazy though. She graduated from Stanford when she was 20 and she designs the engines of planes. But she did let us say a prayer at the end of the lesson so we basically felt like we were the champions of the world. 
Thursday we had an "In Field Orientation" and I wish I could have paid attention but I was so sick that I had to leave and go back to the doctor. And then we got lost on the way to the pharmacy... I guess we have been out of the real world too long and we don't know how to find anything haha it was sad. But we found it and I got some medicine.Thursday night was the worst. I couldn't sleep and I was literally dying so I slept... well I didn't actually sleep at all, but I laid in the hallway on the ground next to the bathroom the whole night. It was not fun... and it was SO COLD that I had to put my arms in my shirt so I looked like a struggling dinosaur and I really hope that no one saw me. In the morning I made it back to my bed and was able to actually sleep for a little while. That afternoon I had the elders in my district give me a blessing... and it really was like a miracle. I was feeling 200%  better in like 2 hours. It was the most amazing thing I had my appetite back and my energy back and I was able to go to class and teach lessons! It was incredible. I am so grateful that I was able to get a blessing and I know that helped me get better. And I have been feeling really good since! So that was my little miracle for the week. It was a really neat experience. 

Saturday I learned so much. My classes were amazing and the spirit was incredible. We have been learning a lot about becoming more like Christ. And one thing I really remember was that we show Christ how much we love him, by the way we love and treat others. I have really been trying to stay super patient and love everyone. I know that doing that will help us become happier. Saturday night we taught the Law of Chastity to an investigator and we were so nervous because I mean yeah and it actually went super well. It wasn't even awkward. OH Funny story! SO there is like the white missionary handbook, which is like called the white bible because it is our life basically, and we were in class and I was like just messing with people telling them all of these different rules they weren't following exactly... like "it's not in the white bible to be mean to people" or dumb stuff like that... and then my teacher turned around and was like "Do you know what is in the white bible Sister Jensen? No GUM" hahaha and I was like shoooot.... humble stick to the face. hahah it was so funny I got totally owned. But really not chewing gum has been the hardest part of it all for me. I like gum way too much. 

I wish I could say the food was getting better... but lying is a sin unfortunately. I have had cereal or a peanut butter sandwich for every meal. Also I made like 20 bucks drinking a glass of milk with pepper in it. The people here will do anything for entertainment I guess. Also everyone always bugs me to rap for them.  

Sunday was good because I thought it was fast Sunday and then BAM it wasn't and I was the happiest girl in the world. There were a lot of funny stories and things that happened on Sunday too many to even explain over email but it was one of the funnest days so far. And yeah I guess I will leave that a cliff hanger. I will tell you that it included me and Sister Mohler (my companion) smelling a tree for over 4 minutes. haha. Sunday night we had another devotional and it was really great! I forgot his name but it was someone from the 70. He taught a lot about the strongest missionaries are the ones who don't waste time. He said "you don't have to be perfect, just be clean, and have faith and courage to open your mouth and share the gospel". He shared a lot of really cool missionary stories. I always love the devotionals they make me so happy to be a missionary. I really am so blessed to be apart of such a great thing.  After the devotional we had a testimony meeting just with my district. It was a really special experience. I love my district and I am really glad I had the chance to be with them. They have all helped me become such a better missionary. 

Ah there is so much to write and so little time. Sorry this is all over the place. Yesterday was good and sad! All the elders in my district left for Australia, and it is really weird to have class with just girls. One of my teachers said something that made me laugh.. he was like "you aren't called to only teach the beautiful. You have to teach the bad, stinky, and ugly." hahah truth. It was sad saying goodbye to my teachers because they have taught me so much. 

But yeah! That was basically my week! It was so good. Everyone calls me the Grinch here because I quote the Grinch so much and I am proud of it. I really am having the best time. Tomorrow and Saturday we are going to teach at Temple Square so that will be fun!  Anyway I love you all! Thank you SO much for all of the dear elders and packages and letters! It is so fun to get mail it makes my day. Thanks for you love and support! I miss you all! I am learning so much and becoming such a better missionary and I am grateful every day that I have been given such an amazing opportunity to become closer to Christ and to help others find the happiness and peace that this gospel brings! I know that this is true and that Heavenly Father loves us all and will bless us when we do what he wants us to!

Love you!!

Sister Jensen 

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