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: email@example.com
We worked in a way that
worked out to be perfect! We basically stopped caring about everything except
the salvation of souls. Did you know that the only way you have a shot at
salvation is through baptism and nothing else? Baptism is the first thing, so I
truly have wasted a lot of time on the mission. I am only working to baptize, not
to better people’s lives, not to bring people back to church, and definitely not
to listen to your crap, just baptize. People can complain and be angry about
it, but it’s my job and my duty and nothing else. We didn’t baptize on Sunday,
but I have the best news about this up-coming Sunday! I will baptize 10-11
people and these people are very firm to be baptized. NOTHING will happen to
make these people not be baptized. It is so clear and simple now. Just baptize
and that’s what I did! I worked just to find those to be baptized and Elder Guzman
and I did that. I don’t even care if they have been to church before. You have
to be baptized; this is the first of all things, so why worry about the rest?
If someone falls away
from the church after baptism, or after a couple years - whatever, it’s not my
fault and not my duty. Members have responsibilities and I have mine, so people
have to deal with it.I think the
missionaries back home should start to do this as well. I think they would have
a lot more baptisms back home and help the ward become so much bigger. You just
have no idea of my happiness and joy I have for next week, it’s like for once
in my mission I am happy, calm, and not worrying about anything.I am just going with the flow and letting
everything come to me. I get up and leave and start working, but I am literally
letting people come to me. I will never ever again do contacts or door-knocking
or tracting, I will just stop, say a prayer - and wait. It’s working out
perfectly for now. I am enjoying my mission and my companionship with Elder Guzman!
Oh and yesterday, Elder Guzman
went with a member to get our investigators, and on the way he found two little
girls who wanted to go to church and want to be baptized, so they will be
baptized next Sunday. Oh man I love this now, just people coming to the path!I just realized that every single part of our
scriptures and preach my gospel says that our job is to save souls. How can you
save a soul from the world if that person isn’t baptized? I am helping a lot of
people. I am giving everything to them, right in front of them through baptism.
How can you accept Jesus Christ and his teachings, without following him in the
only way we should be baptized, by authority from God!
Oh but then Sunday night
was a buzz kill! I was trying to get all the numbers and help my district and
one of the Sisters wasn’t understanding anything, and didn’t know how to pass
her numbers for me, so I got fed up and hung up on her. I thought it was
hilarious but I think she didn’t, but you know that’s ok, She is new on the
mission, so she should learn that she should have things prepared before she
talks to me again - Silly sisters, and I wasn’t being mean to her, she was just
being a little ignorant and not wanting to listen, and it wasn’t my Portuguese,
because she did the same exact thing to the Brazilian Elder, and I literally don’t
have an English accent anymore. but that’s ok :D
When you are looking on Google
earth, try looking for the apartment building, it is red and white it’s kind of
big and it should be easy to find I think instead of the numbered building.
WOW, Sean is really
doing everything right then – getting his Duty to God award!
OK - would it be
possible to put 20 dollars into my account today. I would like to buy some button
up shirts.I love
you and I will talk to you next week because I have to go now, but I would be
very grateful for the 20 dollars :D