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
It was a bust!!
We invited a bunch of people to go to
church and to be baptized and what happened? Nobody went to church. Maybe we are just
talking to the wrong people then. But luckily we actually were very blessed
with at least 2 people at church that really needed to go. A woman that was
planning on getting married, but her husband is a lazy bum. Cool, but a lazy
bum. The other was a total shock, she always said that she would go but has
never gone. Every week is the same. But she finally went, and we have to go to
her house tonight or tomorrow to see how she felt and if she liked church. I
hope so because I want to baptize!!!!
The girl that
went, which was a surprise, shocked me again when I asked how old she was. She
looks at least 18 and acts 18 as well. Well she looked me straight in the eye
and said 13. I couldn’t believe her, but everyone told me that it was the
The other women
that went almost didn’t go because every day she has to get water out of the
huge well they have. It’s about 20 meters deep and the water they need is a
lot. We went there after lunch to fill up her water tank. We got about 40
buckets full, but it still wasn’t enough to fill the tank. I am still a little
tired from pulling the water out of the well. She is very nice though and
really wants to be baptized, but her husband is lacking a lot, like helping in
the house, going to church and supporting her. I’m tired of lazy men here. They
need to actually be a man and fulfill their responsibilities. But last night he
called us and said he wanted to cancel the wedding - Yeah we got to go back
there to change his mind. They need to get married!!!
We played soccer in the morning. And nothing is planned after this. We have
a family home evening planned tonight. I hope there is going to be pizza. It
would be amazing!!!! But so far that is it. Maybe I will try and get new
investigators at a break dancing tournament. I want to learn. Actually I am
learning little by little how to break dance. Or at least hip-hop. Have to do
what you got to do to get new investigators and baptisms lol. My companion is good!Hey I actually know how to dance. Thanks!
lol. But for break dancing, I think about 80% is from the US. The rest is from
here, and depending on where you are in Brasil you will hear different music. Other parts are just music from the US, and
other parts are just samba and other parts are like a country music mixed with
an accordion music. (It’s bad!) but I
Hey I have to go now though. I love you and everyone else. Thank you for
everything! Well that’s all for this
elder adam jensen
is excerpts from a letter that we recently received which took three months to
get from Brazil!
“Well, by the
time you get this, I don’t know if I will still be in Itapororoca, I actually
hope I stay, I have less than three months left and I know by the time this
letter comes you will have already received my flight plan! I am so excited to
come home and be free!!! LOLI love
being a missionary but man I would not be able to do more than two years. I
feel bad for the missionaries that stayed for more than two years back in the
we received 220 Reals each month and 172 Reals is spent just on traveling to a
city 15 minutes away each month. I did ask the President if we could receive
more money to baptize each week because that’s our training, it is to baptize
each week with no exception. But the President looked at me and said that I now
have to baptize once a month instead. It is kind of hard and ridiculous because
he and all the other leaders really get down on you if you don’t baptize each
week. This is very frustrating! But we will endure!
Time flies by
so fast and on the 23rd only 12 more weeks and then I am back home!!