That is the other miracle.. On Tuesday we got a call from Sunny saying that the member that was going to be helping us meet with her (can't meet with women without a adult male there as well) told her he was busy that night and we weren't going to be able to meet with her. I started asking her when the next time we could meet was, probably Thursday or Friday. Well then all of the sudden she said "I was originally thinking I could be baptized tomorrow." I kind of when in to shock;) I knew she'd be baptized but I didn't expect that! So we called our ward mission leader and asked if that was possible and he got to work on that and then we called the district leader, luckily he lives with us and is close, and set up an interview for her that night at 8. She passed her interview and then we got the baptism all set up for Thursday instead of Wednesday! It was a crazy night trying to get all of that figure out and super exciting! It had to be Thursday or she wasn't going to be able to do it until the 19 because next week she has a test and this weekend she wasn't sure if she'd be able to or not. So.. That was a huge miracle!! And she got baptized and she has a fire right now! We've gotten to hear her share her testimony with owners of restaurants, in people's homes, and in sacrament meeting this past week and it is super powerful! There is a lot she still doesn't understand completely but she has a strong testimony of the help the gospel has had in her marriage. She said that she doesn't pray for herself but she knows that we pray for her and her family and she has seen a big change in the way her husband treats her since she has been meeting with us. It is really powerful when she shares that and then adds that us meeting her must have been organized by God and that she has been buddhist for 40 years. It is great because everyone here is buddhist and she understands them all really well and then says that she was too and now she just joined our church! She is awesome!
That was the highlight of our week! The rest of the week was also pretty good though! On Saturday we hadn't had much success. Hadn't found any new investigators. And we had 15 minutes until we needed to be home. We said a prayer that we'd be able to find someone and then we committed to talk to everyone we passed. If they said hello we were going to quickly talk to them and ask if we could pray for them. The second person we talked to told us he'd come to church before we invited him and then we were able to pray with him and share a little bit and then teach him how to pray and he came to church on Sunday! That was another really wonderful experience from this week.
This next week is transfers.. I think I'll be staying but I'll be getting a new companion! Should be interesting! I've really enjoyed being companions with Elder Welch. We have learned a lot together and really pushed each other to be better!
We work hard all of the time and get rejected or stood up multiple times daily, but you never know when you will run in to someone like Sunny who will end up getting baptized. That is what keeps me going! I know that the Lord loves us and is mindful of each of us. He has a perfect plan for each of us. We just have to be willing to follow his will for us. I always thought that that meant if we followed his plan we'd always be happy and never have any problems, but now I think it means he'll help us reach our potential and that is going to take a lot of challenges and trials.
I love you and miss you all! Hope that you have a blessed week!
Love, Elder Jensen
Creamy kisses for all of you;)
I made scotcharoos finally they were probably the most delicious thing ever ;)
After church / and confirmation !
Learning the Pipa with Medassy and Jerry.
Jimmy one of our awesome members!