Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I ate a barf flavored jelly bean

Sorry I'm late! Yesterday we went to the Parc de la Tête d'Or and played football (American football, it was super fun) and had an exchange afterward. The problem is, I had forgotten I was going on exchange until we went to MacDo to use the wifi and got an email with my train tickets. Long story short, we had the moving équipe drive us back to our apartment so I could pack a quick bag and then straight to the gare. Now I am bien in Chalon again with Elder Lindsey, he's awesome.

Last week we did yard work for a member, pulling weeds and getting rocks out of their backyard so they could plant about a million flowers back there. That night at the Institute we helped a recent convert set up his LDS account and then get onto FamilySearch. It's kind of fun trying to search for his ancestors when their last names are like Ravelojaona or Randriamaromanana...yeah he's from Madagascar.

On Saturday we had Samedi Sportif, which is when we go out to Ecully and play soccer with a bunch of members/amis/potentials/random bros who want to come. It was windy and raining, but still fun. Almost everyone that comes is African, usually Congolese, and they are absolutely hilarious! That night we had a fun activity with some of our Chinese friends where we all made cheesecake. Elder Tomlinson helped us because he's a good cook and it was all super super delicious.

We also had Zone Conference last week! It was fantastic. One of the things President Brown focused on was the important of repentance. Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody can repent and become clean again. There's a process to it and it can be hard, but it can be done. We need to make sure we repent, because even if you do everything else in the Church perfectly, you're not 100% clean and it's really going to come back to bite you when all is said and done. If we don't teach repentance so that our amis internalize it, know how to do it, and do it regularly, part of that blame is on our heads! How great is our calling, right? There is a bit of pressure there for sure, but through prayer and fasting and enduring to the end, all things are possible :)

I love you all and hope you have a good week!
Elder Jensen


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