Elder Adam Jensen

Elder Adam Jensen
2/2012 - 2/2014 Elder Adam Jensen

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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: adj1991@myldsmail.net

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Zone Conference and Tranfers

Mon, 10 Sep 2012

From: adj1991@myldsmail.net

Last time I emailed, I was trying to put photos too, but the computers here are not the best lol. They’re kind of old and don’t like to work just the way you want it to, but anyways…

Hello everyone,

This is what happened during this week...

Hmmm, we went to Hipers the sort of Wal-Mart here and they have some things, but the two things I found which was awesome, was actual chocolate sauce, BBQ sauce and Reese’s. that’s about it. The rest of it, is all Brazilian. The only thing that sucks is the ice cream and the milk is different than the states, the closest thing to milk back home is literally the fermented milk which looks like yogurt!! Yummy ~ lol. But it’s all good. I am living with what I’ve got.

I also went to Natal this week for a Zone conference. I saw some people that are in my group and the ones that arrived with me in the field. It was awesome seeing them. One of them I knew sort of, from college and the other lives on Whidbey island. All of them can speak Portuguese very well. I feel like I don’t, but people around me say I speak pretty well.

This past week also...., we cut a family. Their names were Romilo and Nilda they just weren’t progressing, so we told them we were not going to return and we took back the Book of Mormon. After we cut them though, we found a brand new family that lives two streets down from them. The woman was already baptized in 2009, but never was confirmed. She has to be baptized again now, but the only bad thing is that she is living with her boyfriend. We’ve just got to get them to church and married, and then baptized after that. Should be easy ~ lol. We also met another family that is a referral from a member, and this family is the same exact story, except this woman was already confirmed. The man seemed interested and we gave him a Book of Mormon. We tried to mark a part that he could read and we would talk about it the next time we meet, and he said, "no that’s ok, just give me a week. I will start in the beginning and finish it." It was pretty crazy to here that but we need to see him, so we are going to his house on Tuesday. (He doesn’t know we are going there yet lol). Also this past week was crazy because we had so many lessons with members. I created a calendar that would be used to schedule to go out with members. We ended up having 23 lessons this week with members. I would say it was a very good week, except for not baptizing on Sunday, but definitely next week we will.

So tomorrow, I am going to eat BBQ ribs and a cherry pie at the Americans house or school. I don’t know which. That’s what the American here did - he built a school for English. But anyways, I am super excited for that. It should be one of the best meals that I will have on the mission.

The day after the Petrie’s left to come back to Brazil we had our conference at 8 in the morning. President and Sister Hall were probably not even home when the Petrie’s arrived. The airplane ride from the United States to Brazil is about 24 hours, so I didn’t think I would get the gift/package in time from them but its ok. Oh and we went to Natal last Thursday, the mission hires a van or a bus to take us to these conferences. It was a descent bus and I was able to sleep some of the way there. We left at 3:30am and got there at 8:30am. We were the only Zone that arrived late. During the conference the food was cooked by some members. The food was similar to what we always have and not American but a huge bonus was that we had a big cake at the end!!

This upcoming Sunday is going to be a super baptism Sunday. Everyone from the Zone is going to baptize in our chapel. So at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday everyone will be baptized in our Zone. We have 14 people marked for this upcoming Sunday in the zone. Personally I only have one person marked for baptism, with two other people that could possibly be baptized. It should be an awesome Sunday!! Just as long as everything works out the way it should!

 Hmm I think that was about the week. My new companion works a little harder. He is a cool guy and the Zone leaders are cool too. Except the Zone leaders are both gone by January, and my comp has less than one year now. Actually 11 months left. This is my second companion that has completed one year when I have been with them. It’s pretty crazy!! I am almost at 7 months completed. I do have 17 months of 24 left. They all seem to be having a good time on their missions. When I went to Natal I did not receive any mail - nothing! I think that means October, not a big deal unless something won’t last until then!!

Thank goodness they are going to trade everything in for a PS3. That’s awesome and I still approve!!!

But I have to go now. I love you a lot and have a good week. Oh and next Monday is not p-day. It is transfer week. I will email on Wednesday. Sorry. Transfer days suck I know lol.

I Love you!

with love,

elder adam jensen

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