Monday, February 20, 2017


Wow where do I begin to describe what love, saddness, heartbreak, passion, hard work, and joy I've felt for the last year and a half. Honestly it brings tears to my eyes reflecting on the experiences that I've had, the changes that I've made, the love that I've felt, and the sacrifices I've seen. I thought that when I left this would be a time for me to change peoples lives and what I've received in return is that these wonderful people of the Republica Dominicana have changed my life, have helped me come to personally know my Savior and my Heavenly Father and the divine love they have for me, and the potential they see in me. These lovely people have helped me come to a firm understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I wouldn't change these moments for anything in the whole world. I have an eternal perspective, I have a testimony of the restored gospel, and I love the Book of Mormon, most of all I love my Savior and what He did for me personaly and what He did for my family and all of my loved ones (you guys). I'm grateful to all of you who have supported, loved, and helped me in this short experience. I am grateful to my Dominican family who has cared for me and taught me all that I know. And most of all I am grateful to a loving Father in Heaven who has permited me to have this privilege. I am grateful for my experiences that will help me in my journey of conversion and discipleship over my lifetime!

Love you all! 

(Wow still feels good to say that)

Monday, February 13, 2017


I love being a missionary and I love this country and my companion and everyone here and mostly this beautiful gospel and our Salvador Jesus Christ.

This week things really hit me and I got really sentimental. I gave my last testimony in zone conference and was able to teach a workshop to the mission on teaching and do some intercabios with other missionaries and go visit one of my old areas, Ocoa! 

All in all I have been overly grateful these last few days and I know I will continue to feel this way, especially these last 2 weeks, of how many AMAZING opportunities my Father in Heaven has given me here in the mission field as His servant. Opportunities to grow, to watch others grow, and become closer to Him, and to feel of His spirit! I feel like I am truly a blessed daughter of God, being able to reflect. 

This week I had a really touching experience with a mother named Yesenia. She is a menos activo that we have been working with for the past few weeks. Her daughter left on a mission about 3 months ago, Yesenia has been inactive for a very long time and no one else in the family is a member. As we have been working with her I have had really sweet experiences sharing with her how much love and prayers her daughter is sending to her because, I do the same thing for my family, and how much she desires that her family can be eternal! This week we saw Yesenia's smiling face walk into the chapel with her other sweet daughter. After the meeting we went to the computers so that she could send her daughter an email (she doesn't have access to talk to her daughter) and as she spoke I wrote. Half way through the email she broke down in tears... and said "tell her I am going to church and I will be an active member and I will be here waiting for her when she gets home!" 

This moment really touched me, seeing the other side of the story.. but being the person that God has allowed me to be the mediator or the way to help them both reach their celestial goals! 

I know that God has a plan for us and I know He lives and loves us! I know that families are meant to be eternal and I strive everyday to learn, grow, and be someone that is worthy to have an eternal family! 

I love you all so very much!! Have a great week! :)))) 


My last zone conference with my compa!!!

Visiting Ocoa!!!!!! I LOVE these people with all of my heart!!! 

Monday, February 6, 2017


Hooooola!!!! Wow the weeks just keep getting shorter and shorter. I'm just trying to take in all the opportunities I can to love and to share my testimony with everyone I see. I love being a missionary and I love putting on the name of Jesucristo everyday! 

This week we have found so many people of pure gold and taught lessons like I have never taught before in the mission !  

:))) Cannot wait to see you all soon!! 

Hermana Jenson

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


THANK YOU all so much for your loving letters and prayers for my companion and I. This week has been filled with ups and downs. My companion is doing great! She is laughing and keeping high spirits. She is amazing and has a firm testimony of Gods plan for us and we have been sharing that plan with as many people as we can this week and testifying of His genuine love for us. There has been a special spirit with us all this week and I know its thanks to your special prayers and our dedication! Thank you for all you guys do to support me! 

Herman Jenson

Monday, January 23, 2017


Hola familia!! 

Wow I have officially started my last transfer as a missionary! I had a great week full of hard hard hard work and being able to see lots of success! One of our investigators came to the church this week for the first time! YAY! Nothing better than that feeling! My companion Hermana Soares and I feel like we have been together for months.. or even our whole lives. We have had non stop laughs since we met on Tuesday. I LOVE HER SO MUCH! 

Yesterday we got a visit from my mission president and his wife at our house telling us that my companions father had just passed away. These last few hours have been really hard for her as we watched his funeral and burial this morning. I have had little time to reflect and analyze but as I have. I have realized that our time her in probation on earth is so precious. We cannot wait one second. Don't think twice about doing something good and showing people love, the true love of our Savior! I also am so grateful for the plan of salvation and the understanding I personally have of it. I have had two companions now in the mission field who have lost loved ones and I have seen how one of them had such power in her testimony and kept going, and the other that struggled and let satan take advantage of these hard moments. I KNOW THAT OUR REDEEMER LIVES, AND LOVES US!! If you don't have a testimony I challenge you to read, ponder, pray, and exercise your faith to gain one! I feel extremely blessed to be part of such a wonderful plan and understand such wonderful doctrine and live in such wonderful time such as these where the fullness of the gospel exists! 

I love you all!! May God protect you and bless you all this week!

With all my love 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


No letter this week. Sorry she was busy talking to me the whole time.(we were working on details for schooling etc.) She will write next week and let us know about her last new companion (from Brasil) that she will have before coming home. She will be staying in the same location in the capital though.
Preaching to every creature! 

Haha I love my district so much I am honestly so sad like so so so sad that half of them are leaving.

They are my family!!! Each one of them! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Happy week to everyone!!! 

Wow what a week!!! I'm gonna be honest these last weeks have not been the easiest for my companion and I. We have been working really hard and struggling to see the fruits of our labors, but with all the hope and confidence in the world we keep on pressing forward and finally this week we were able to see tons of miracles.

These last weeks we were contacting and found a house that had tons of catholic paintings and things on it. My comp and I just look at each other and obviously decide to contact it not knowing what was going to happen next. A lady walks to the door and tells us she doesn't have any time but that we can come back the next week. Next week we stop by, share a Christmas video with her and she tells us it was "really nice" and to come back, after the holidays. Well, still having high hopes we returned this last week, taught her a few lessons and invited her to church. We both felt the spirit but it was nothing spectacular! Then this Sunday sitting in sacrament meeting, waiting for it to start, with not one of our investigators there... Seidi and her daughter walk in all dressed up and smiles on their faces! WOW. there is nothing like watching someone act in faith and use their agency for the better! It filled me! :)))  

I love this gospel and the tender mercies of the Lord!!! He is amazing, and He lives!! :)) 

hermana Jenson 

I hope you all have an amazing week!! :))) 
Trying to take a good picture when the wind was just not having it... hahaha 


My companion and I! :)))  



Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Wow I cannot think of a better way to be able to start the new year than with the opportunity to partake of the sacrament! I really did enjoy the peace of the sacrament meeting and thinking about all that had been accomplished in this past year and the new goals and dreams I have for the year to come!! 

With the new year we always have tons of ideas and goals, but we all know that with a new year comes new challenges as well. I know that through taking the sacrament weekly we can literally partake in the peace of our Savior! And no matter what things come to pass in this year we can be at peace!!! 

I hope you all make new goals with an eternal perspective, and I testify that if you guys work with diligence and patience to achieve them they will have an eternal effect!! :))

Love you all 

Beautiful last sunset of 2016 in the DR!!! 

My companion fractured her foot this week! 

She also threw the keys on the roof of the church and elder Marte had to get them down! haha