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
Well we had so many
people ready to be baptized! We had actually 9 people in total for yesterday,
but what decides to happen...rain, and drunk men! We get to their houses to
give them a ride to church, and 3 of the women said that they wouldn’t go
without their sister, so I went to the sisters’ house, and her husband was
super drunk. When we first saw him, he was chasing one of the kids back into
the house yelling that she is a little brat, but once he saw us, he calmed down
and was like, "oh church is good. And everyone needs God." yeah that
only lasted 5 minutes!! But due to the
family taking sooooo long getting ready, the rain started. Once the rain
started, it’s like it triggered his aggressive side of being drunk and started
yelling again and that no one could leave the house when it’s raining. He ended
up kicking us out of his house, and continued yelling thank you for some
reason. So basically none of the people who were supposed to be baptized were
Anyways, we get back to
church and luckily, a little girl named Maria Eduardo wanted to be baptized,
and her whole family was there, so what did I do, yes, I said that she was
going to be baptized after sacrament. It was perfect and she was so excited!! The
only down side is that nobody had towels. So the grandfather ran home on his
motorcycle, grabbed the towels and it was a successful baptism! Oh but before
the towels were grabbed, a member was trying to tell me that the baptism wasn’t
going to happen and that she shouldn’t be baptized at that time. I yelled at
her and told her she is never going to talk to my investigators again or watch
the baptisms. This woman is always the one that scares everyone away from
church. She thinks she has authority over everyone. So, I decided that someone
had to say something. This woman even grabbed the skirt of one of my
investigators and pulled it down, and forced her to take a picture with the
rest of the women. First, she didn’t have any other clothes and already felt
embarrassed wearing that skirt to church, and she flat out said she didn’t want
to take a picture. We reassured her that her clothes were fine and that she didn’t
need to take the picture, but this member...my goodness it just never stops.
Well anyways, all worked out in the end. It
looks like this next week I will have more baptisms, just as long as the rain doesn’t
come back: DI do plan on it, especially
because they all live on a farm and in huge grassy fields, I will get them all
in the car and just pile them all in!! (I don’t have a car, the members do :D I’ve have always had a phone though) I will just go there with a car and get
everyone when it’s not raining and throw them all in the water lol.
thinking more about school, the only issue about psychology at BYU is that it’s
all numbers. the math portion of psychology and nothing more. its sooo boring! I
mean like I am interested in a lot of things, but it’s hard to get around
things, when you think about a future job as well. Yeah I will do my best.
but man lately I have been thinking a lot about what I should really study.
like psychology is cool, but I suck at all the classes!
Also, I haven’t bought anything yet - maybe I
will today or tomorrow actually, or I could wait and go to another city that
has 3 clothing factories all right next to each other for very very cheap. My
stomach is doing just fine. The stake president is giving all of us lunch today.
Hey I am sorry but I have to go now, we have to go to the lunch meeting, it’s
basically a meeting for the Stake President to flirt with the sisters. I hate
Anyways, I love you and I will talk to you next