HERMANA RACHEL JENSON

HERMANA RACHEL JENSON

Monday, November 28, 2016

HAPPY

I love being a missionary so much!! I don't know if I have told you guys that or not!! Hahaha I am cherishing every moment I have here with a smile on my face! Because I love this place, these people, and this gospel!!!

This week we had 3 baptisms in one of our branches! :) It was really cool to see everyone come together to support these people and their families! One of the boys that we had been teaching that got baptized, his name is Sander. His uncle who just got home from his mission baptized him and Wow so tender was that experience to see families together so happy in the gospel and see what a big family we are as members! :)) This is really a time to rejoice! 

Everyone should go watch the new Christmas video that is out for the church and join us all in serving people and helping invite the TRUE spirit of Christmas!! I promise that as you guys serve these 25 days that you will not only see other people feel the love of Christ but that you guys will become more like HIM!!! :)) forget yourselves this holiday season! :))) and remember HIM!!! 

I love being a missionary and being able to change my life and help people change theirs for the better! Missionary work is the best way to help us prepare for the celestial kingdom! :))) share your happiness!! 

Love Hermana Jenson

Monday, November 21, 2016

14 weeks/100 days left

Wow where to begin this week!

My companion and I are working really hard in one of our branches that is a little weak and we are finding more and more people! Its so great to see the Lords hand in everything we do and everyone we talk to! :) Its also funny that everyone in this pueblo is related. Haha I always here "oh yeah he is my cousins brothers uncle.." all sorts of crazy Haha but I love it!

This week we also had a zone conference where Elder and hermana Martinez were g the guests speakers! It was so good to see them again! (they were from my home ward in Piantini) It was such a beautiful conference and they gave us so much advice about so many things! I wish I could tell you guys everything! But I will tell you one story:

Hermana Martinez was sharing a story about how she loves to make waffles for her kids and one morning she was making them and was so excited to be able to eat them. She put the mix all together and sprayed the non stick spray and put them in the waffle maker and when the time was ready opened it up and... yuck... everything was all stuck to the waffle maker... so she repeated the process.. with the same results.. and again... and finally went to check everything. The waffle maker was hot, she put everything she needed to in the waffle mix, and checked the spray...  and she noticed she was spraying insect repellent not Pam spray!!!!!! Hahah well, moral of the story is that we cannot expect miracles or different results when we are doing the same thing over and over again even with the best of intentions! If you want to change something in your life analyze what you are doing and put your changes into action. Ask God what you need to change in your life to see or receive the changes you need and want!

The mission is full of change and I love it! I am trying to perfect and change all aspects of my work and ethic so I can be the best missionary that the Lord needs at this time! :) If we have faith and TRUST HIM everything is possible! Never doubt your faith!

Also they gave us a vaccination for the flu.. and my companion and I both got the flu. Haha we have just been taking care of each other.. but all is good now! Hahaha


We are going to have a baptism this Saturday of a son of a family we are completing, his name is Sander!! He is so cute and he is so excited for his baptism to be just like his uncle who just got home from his mission! :) Sometimes it has been hard to teach him because he is always at the ball park practicing baseball but he takes out all the time he needs for the Lord! :))

Love you all have a great week!

Hermana Jenson

Monday, November 14, 2016

15 WEEKS LEFT

This week has been really great, I love being a missionary. As a missionary you need to learn how to roll with the punches and laugh things off! I've really learned how to laugh when things get a little crazy! :))

This week we did a movie night with our two branches and tons of people showed up including a lot of the less actives that we have been teaching! And some investigators! We got everyone situated and started then we realized the people that were in charge of the popcorn hadn't arrived.. so we called and they told us they had some emergencies and they hadn't started to make it yet! Well we ran to the rescue and popped so much popcorn as fast as we could to rush it to the activity! Haha but as always everything went well and people were uplifted! :))

Also this week ten minutes before church started I was asked to speak in both of the branches I'm serving in! Obviously I said yes with a big smile. I love sharing my testimony and my thoughts about this gospel with other members. These people are so amazing and so faithful. There are not a ton of members here but the people who are members are hard working and do all they can to help this work come to pass! :)

I am so grateful for personal study in the morning. I encourage each of you, if you haven't already, to take out time in the morning to do your personal study and let the Lord reveal unto you all that you need to know!

I love this Gospel and all that it has to offer us but most of all JOY! :))

I love you all so much!

Hermana Jenson!

Monday, November 7, 2016

LOVE


My dearest family and friends another week in this lovely place with these lovely people has passed! I love being a missionary and I love la Rep├║blica Dominicana!! 

So, like I said last week, we are working really hard to complete partial families here in Nizao and Don Gregorio (our two branches) and this week we received a reference of a family of 5 that recently moved back into the Dominican from Venezuela. The dad is a member less active and the wife and the kids have not been baptized. We started meeting with them this week and they want to get married and the wife said that she loves the church and wants to keep learning more! They have a lot of friends in the church and we are super excited to keep working with them in helping them come more unto our Savior! 

We have another investigator named Chancha! Hahah she is the cutest lady of about 50 years, she is so ready to be baptized and is practically a member she just has one difficulty.. that is she is living in the same room as her ex husband! Haha its so crazy.. but we are helping her or him to move out soon, so she will be all ready to make this step in her life to enter into a covenant with her Father in Heaven! 

I really love these people here.. they are so dedicated to what they believe and more than willing to help us, drop everything they have to help us! It makes me feel so lucky to be here in these tiny branches to serve them! 

This week was testimony meeting, I have never felt the spirit stronger in a testimony meeting here on my mission. The spirit was there with are tiny group of 30 people. it was a spirit of LOVE. I testify that the language of our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ is LOVE. They teach by love and not by fear. I know that each of us is personally loved by Him. Please never forget that and help someone else this week to feel His love for them! 


Have a good week! 

hermana Jenson

THE SUNSET AND SUNRISE


Riding the motor Dominican style.. This is not a joke! Hahaha