The time has finally arrived for Rachel Anne Jenson to serve the Lord in the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo West Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I hope you all enjoy her adventures, pictures, letters and testimony while she labors for the next 18 months. (Aug. 25, 2015 - Mar. 1, 2017)
Write her at:
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo West Mission
Urb. Los Cacicazgos
HERMANA RACHEL JENSON
Monday, November 7, 2016
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 República 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!
THE SUNSET AND SUNRISE
Riding the motor Dominican style.. This is not a joke! Hahaha