Sunday, December 18, 2016

Week 81-December 12, 2016

Week 81-December 12, 2016
Sherree got baptised!

Cassi and Agapi should be getting baptised this Sunday without Angela
because her and Paulo can't get married until spring/ summertime due
to family in Angola... I'm so excited for them!! I love those two.

Grace and Amos (the Ghanaian family) are doing GREAT and came to
church late again but stayed for Sherree's baptism and really enjoyed
it. They are doing really well. We are seeing them tonight!

Elder Metcalf is awesome! Dad I think you're right... #blessed

Love you all so much. See you soon!

Mom, I don't know what church will be like for you guys on Christmas
but we will have an hour service at 10 our time and be somewhere with
Internet by 1 probably and then we can do anytime between 1 and 7 ish.
So ... can you respond ASAP to let me know what time will work for you

Sherree and her mother and us straight posin' in front of the chapel 

Elder Mthombeni making a special appearance! (Skype) 

The Lea Valley Christmas party... us and Sherree with Santa. #noagelimit

Zone meeting

Elder Metcalf's idea of a sweet zone pic

DA Boiz after a pancake breakfast / Cassi and agapi's baptismal interviews sat morning. I showed them how to play the whipped cream trick and it went everywhere 

aptism selfie plus our relief society president Sis Ojukwu

Sherree's little sister and mother to the right of her. They liked church!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Week 80-December 5, 2016

Week 80-December 5, 2016


Glad to see everyone had a good week! I'm a little jealous about
having dinner at the Daines but Other than that it's good hear that
everything is going well. Congrats to Natalie for winning first place
with her volleyball team!

All is well in London. I have very little time to email so I'm just
going to be brief.

My companions name is Elder Metcalf and he is from Salt Lake City.
He's a stud- very cool guy. Very good leader and is very loving to
everyone especially to the members and the missionaries. I can already
tell I can learn a lot from him and we've had fun together so far so
I'm excited to spend Christmas together.

Sherree passed her baptismal interview and the baptism is this Sunday-
I'm so happy for her. She has changed a lot and you can see such a
difference in her since she has been coming to church and reading the
Book of Mormon. She even told us she had already tried to donate
tithing online but couldn't figure out how when we taught her about
it! She's incredible.

Angela and her sons came to church and are doing pretty well. I still
pray for them so much because Angela is trying to figure out how to
get married so they can be baptised. Also she is still waiting for a
clear answer about the Book of Mormon. So still progress to be made
with her. Funny quote from Cassi (her son) this week: "if Jesus were
alive today there would be a LOT more christians.. " and agapi (the
other son) said in his prayer to God "we know that judas betrayed you
but ... that doesn't mean you failed..." hahaha

Big news: last week before elder mthombeni left, an old investigator
called and asked us to come visit. It was a ghanian family and we
taught them 3 times last week and they loved church on a Sunday!

Zone changed a lot. Should be a whole different ball game this transfer!

Hope y'all have an awesome week. the gospel is true!

Much Love, Elder Jensen

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week 79-November 28, 2016

Week 79-November 28, 2016

Hey fam, sounds like a great thanksgiving for the J-squad. Loved the pics mom thanks! Good luck at school for exams Ashley- and sorry to hear youre ill. Way to catch a fish mom!

Well, the time has come for me to say goodbye to Elder Mthombeni- he's leaving tomorrow and guess where he's going... Basildon! I can't believe it! I am very sad to say goodbye to him- he was a great companion and we worked really well together. Missionary life is very strange- you live with someone 24/7 and go through so much together only to leave one day and then go home to different parts of the world. Ill miss Elder Mthombeni, but i know he'll help Basildon ward. And hopefully some of the people I taught.

Ill be receiving Elder Metcalf- i dont know him very well yet but I am excited to work with him and learn from him. We have a lot of work to do here in the zone. 

Sherree came to church again and is getting ready for her baptism in 2 weeks! the only hiccup may be her family and her job that requires her to work on sundays sometimes. pray that she can find a new job if you can! she wants to keep the sabbath day holy. 

Angela and her whole family got really sick this weekend but they are also doing well. she is worried she wont be able to get married before christmas cause Paulo is leaving the country in a week or two and the offices are busy. so her baptism may have to be postponed... im sure the Lord will provide a way though. the boys are doing as good as ever!

Mom, i got your package! Thank you so much for the christmas tree..... i love the christmas tree with the days on it and the chocolates so much :) thank you so so much!!!

I love spending christmas here on mission because I get to speak to people about Christ all day every day. i love being a missionary and i love this area, i am so grateful i get to stay another transfer! The church is true and worth any and all the opposition we may get for being disciples of Christ.. have an awesome week!

Elder Jensen

Our Albanian friend Gerald!

Thanksgiving after district meeting thanks to Elder Dalley our DL

I thought it was beautiful outside this day so I took a pic from my study desk..

Sherree and her sister Ebony, the clique pic round 2

Obviously I didn't get the memo.. oops