- Elder Adam Dane-Philip Jensen
- Joao Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil
- I have been called to serve the Lord in the Joao Pessoa, Brazil Mission. Joao Pessoa is in the NE region of Brazil and is the capital city of the state of Paraíba, it was founded in 1585. It is also known as "the city where the sun rises first". The nearest Temple is 75 miles away in Recife. Please follow me as I embark on the Lord's work love, serve and share His Gospel. Over the next two years 2/1012 -2/2014 You can write to me at: Elder Adam Jensen Brazil Joao Pessoa Mission Rua Deputado Jose Mariz, #515 Tambauzinho 58042 - 020 Joao Pessoa - PB Brazil. or email Elder Jensen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, September 3, 2012
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:35:37 -0300
So this past week...
This past week we had four planned baptisms and two of the four people are a family. The family are great and love to hear the messages, but something went wrong this week and they were never home so we could not prepare them for this Sunday to be baptized! Also, this week the husband is traveling for a week so we can’t mark his baptism again this Sunday because he will be gone. It kind of sucks. The other two people we had marked were a brother and sister. The sister was totally ready and had no problems. The brother also travelled a lot and we taught him enough to be baptized, but by the time Sunday morning came around they both said they were not prepared and didn’t want to be baptized. so basically this past week, we had amazing numbers, like the numbers you should have if you’re supposed to have four baptisms, but the success at the end of the week really really sucked. So now we have to keep teaching and wait for them to decide when they are going to be baptized. but I did notice at the end of the day yesterday, that in this mission we are so focused on baptism, that we sometimes look past as to what the investigator really needs or wants. maybe that was the issue this past week.
Oh and we met another cool guy outside of the bar and invited him for this Sunday to go to church, like inviting on a whim, but on Sunday when we got to church he pulled into the parking lot and came. He liked church a lot and he was so excited afterwards to learn more. I think we can prepare him for this Sunday. Here in the north east, there is a problem with the law of chastity with all the missionaries’ investigators. It makes it kind of difficult sometimes for them to obey or want to obey that commandment. We have to teach it and try to get them to live that law.
Also this past week....nothing much else happened. We have finally met an awesome woman that is already a member and she has planned to feed the missionaries every Sunday night after the second sacrament meeting. She feeds us small homemade pizza. The pizza is ok, but it’s better than nothing. She is an awesome woman!! Oh and right before someone gets transferred she buys a hammock for the missionary. The hammocks here are awesome and way better than back home. I love them!!
The Zone Leaders found out about my blog and how I wrote about them through a recent convert that was thinking about me lol, but it was pretty funny when they found out I called them liars, but oh well. All is awesome here in Mossoró. Hey I got to go now, but Mossoro is good!!
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You can contact Elder Adam Jensen at:
Brazil Joao Pessoa Mission
Rua Deputado Jose Mariz, #515
Tambauzinho 58042 - 020
Joao Pessoa - PB Brazil
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