Monday, November 23, 2015


"I know that which the lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the lord hath commanded me; yeah, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy.
and behold, when I see many of my brethren truly penitent, and coming to the Lord their God, then is my soul filled with joy; then do I remember what the lord has done for me, yeah, even that he hath heard my prayer; yeah then do I remember his merciful arm which he extended towards me." ALMA 29:9-10

No scriptures could better describe my feelings this week! It has been a very eventful, humbling, spiritual, and inspiring week! I had a ton of experiences this week but I want to share just one short story, about my dearest friend Yeseña! She was my first lession, where I prayed so hard for the spirit to teach the first vision and the Holy Ghost totally took over, and she was the first investigator we had together to accept her baptism date. This week I got to see her take her first steps towards eternal happiness. Before her baptism she was so excited and emotional since early in the morning she was all ready do go and had a permanent smile on her face. Through this day and the past months.. I have really been able to "see her coming to the Lord her God" and  have felt so much thanks for my Heavenly Father to allow me to watch her make these steps"I glory that I am an instrument in His hands". during the actual baptismal service, I felt probably just a tiny bit of it, but I could feel the joy and love that our Father in Heaven has for her.. WOW I was so overwhelmed! It was something that I will cherish forever. The best part of this whole day, was when Yeseña bore her testimony... she expressed her thanks for us that we knocked on her door and that we taught her the way to follow our Savior, not just for her but for her little girl, then she explained that her husband (who has been in Costa Rica for the past 6 months taking care of his sick mother) has been taking the missionary lessions as well, and how this gospel is truly changing the life of her family, forever!

She didn't tell us that her husband was taking the lessions... and instantly my jaw dropped and tears (more tears) started to flow down my cheeks. It is my testimony that this gospel truly blesses families, and at this moment I felt so grateful "for what the Lord has done for me" given me my family!! I know that our Savior lives and loves us... that his "merciful arm is extended toward us" no matter what! Over all I feel thankful that the Lord let me have this experience!! I love this gospel with all my heart, and I know that it is true!! I love my family, the little taste of eternal happiness that I have on earth!!

Okay one last thing that has been on my mind a lot this week that I want to share for this holiday season... that is all about our wonderful and miraculous Savior Jesus Christ, I recently started reading the New Testament to feel and learn more about the life of Jesus Christ and I want to share something that I think we should all strive for these coming weeks. in Mathew 4:11-12 it is talking about how Jesus was just finishing his 40 day fast and being tempted by satan... and how after angels ministered unto him.... but in JST it says that he heard that John (the baptist) was cast into prison, and he actually sent those angels to him to help him. Then Jesus departed into Galilee. Just even writing this brings tears to my eyes... I can't imagine the things that the Savior did for me, but the fact that He solely thought and continues to think, of others in His times of need is something we all need. This holiday season I encourage you all to meditate this, and think about the comfort you can give, the love you can send, and the Christ like example you can be for others!!

I love you all and I love our Redeemer and Heavenly Father!

Thank you for all the love and prayers!

con mucho amor
Hermana Jenson

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