It was an awesome week! Monday we went on a sweet hike with Renee and the Elders in Neihu! Then that night we went on exchanges with the assistants. It was a really good exchange and I learned a lot! Tuesday night Renee and her mom fed us an awesome dinner! I love them so much! They unfortunately decided they weren't ready to be baptized yesterday for Christmas, but they are still moving forward solidly! Especially Renee!
Thursday we had our Christmas conference as a mission! It was really really fun! There was a talent show and some of the people in this mission are incredibly talented! It was also super funny! Then we spent Saturday and Sunday doing the Christmas concert at the temple. Christmas was awesome! Sister Trouble in our ward spoke about missionary work and all the members came up to us after and apologized for not giving us more people to teach and stuff.. Sister Troubles talk just really touched everyone.. All of the investigators we had a church also told us we are amazing after the talk.. They are all nice! I don't think we do anything worthy of that much praise though, but it felt good!
I had a wonderful Christmas! A wonderful week! Life is amazing! We have several people who are looking really solid and preparing to be baptized in the next couple of weeks!
I love the scripture in 3 Nephi 1:13! It says lift up your head and be of good cheer! I know that because Christ came and set an example for us then died for us we always have a reason to raise our heads and cheer. Our saddest moments or hardest trials cannot compete with the hope that comes from the message that Jesus Christ lives and loves us and died for us!
I love you all! Have a great week! Talk to you next week. I'll let you know who my knew companion is!
Love, Elder Jensen
3. Tasty octopus
4. The concert
Funny pics with SongShan Elders
These are the two pictures taken on Dec. 24th.