We are as the Army of Helaman We have been taught in our youth And we will be the Lord's missionaries.
To bring the world his truth.
We have been saved for these latter days To build the kingdom in righteous ways.
We hear the words our
"Let each who's worthy
go forth and serve"
We are as the Army of Helaman We have been taught in our youth.
And we will be the Lord's missionaries.
To bring the world his truth.
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
58042 - 020 Joao Pessoa - PB
email Elder Jensen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We baptized! Again! Both me and Elder Guzman both decided that all
other things really don’t matter. Other goals that the mission has put or what
others think. We are here to save souls and the only way to do that is through
baptisms! We are just lining people up now, and nothing else is really
important. Anyways, his name is Luan and he was so excited to be baptized. One
of my most anxious! He was so excited to
be baptized and I knew that it would never have failed. A member baptized him
but the baptismal meeting was amazing!! We
all gave our testimonies, taught his friend that came, and she got super
excited as well, and then we all sang "Come, Thou Fount" for him and
the other members.
Oh and Luan and Brenda were both baptized on Sunday. Luan
was confirmed during sacrament, but Brenda was so embarrassed to go in front,
so she said no and literally wouldn’t move from her seat. Kind of hilarious and
frustrating, but it was alright because after the baptism of her friend, Vanessa,
she decided to be confirmed with her. Well that makes that with the baptisms;
none of my investigators ran way before the confirmation! Sunday was a good
day, and so far the work is getting a lot better and a lot more people are
coming to us and wanting to listen to our message.
And last Friday, I was kind of frustrated because all of
our commitments fell through and didn’t happen, so we started to look for
people on the street, and literally nobody was on the street - I looked at Elder
Guzman, said a pray and told him that I won’t walk anymore and that I will wait
for the sheep to come to us. We waited about 10 minutes, and a young man showed
up, 18 years of age, and asked for the book of Mormon and that he is looking
for the truth and which church teaches that truth and nothing else. I was very
excited to talk with him, and right then and there I was reminded that our Lord
never abandons us, and that we can always depend on Him.
As for going to the Dr. last Wednesday, the problem with
my stomach is gastrite in Portuguese. So it’s just a gastric problem or a gastric
ulcer. She just gave me medicine and I am doing much better. My knee is not
really hurting anymore. Just here and there when I don’t take my meds or when I
overwork it. But all in all I am doing just fine now. I hope nothing else goes
I thought about the Christmas list actually. I think it
would just be best to get one of the phones and nothing else. I will work and
with the money I make I can buy new clothes. Mainly I will just need to buy two
pairs of pants. I remember that none of my jeans will fit afterwards, or they
will be loose. But please Mom, don’t buy jeans for me before I get back. I know
it’s kind of mean but it’s just we have different tastes in jeans: D
Testimony meeting here is a little bit more
humble. It literally is just a testimony and nothing more. Sometimes it’s
boring that way but also a lot better, Campina Grande is a city and has 400,000 people, and
my address is Rua Campo Sales 790, Campina Grande, Paraíba, if you want to look
at Google earth. You will still have to write to the mission home though and
not this address.
Today for p-day, my plans are nothing. I will go home and
make lunch, and then probably nothing just because there really isn’t much to
do unless you play soccer or have money. I am wearing my cargo shorts and my dr.pepper
shirt. I don’t really like wearing missionary clothes to email. Nope, I don’t
think I need any money, I am just saying that I won’t do anything because I don’t
want to spend money doing it!
Elder Guzman and I are doing much better. We have a good relationship
now and we both have the same vision or thought process about the work. It’s
all working out now. I am still not like him, but what we want to do now on our
missions is the same, like the goals.
This past week, I got two letters, one from Mom and the
other from Howard.
I think in November I will have the itinerary, for my
travel plans to come home!!
Ok well I love you and I
have to go now. Have a great week and I will talk to you next Monday! :D