Monday, September 19, 2016

Passbacks for daaaayyyysss

Literally. However, that's not at all a bad thing :) Because there used to be an équipe down in Muret and our apartment has been a missionary apartment for decades, there are about 7 Area Books in our apartment. We've found a lot of work to do. On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, we had some slower days going to Colomiers and Muret to pass by a few people that weren't home, but Thursday we went back to Colomiers with a lot more names to look up and found a FAMILY!! They were first found not 1, not 2, but 9 years ago. Missionaries haven't been over there in we think about 2 years. I didn't know if they'd be home and had failed to think of what I would say if they were, so when the mom opened the door I stumbled through an introduction and a little awkwardly asked if they would still be open to discuss the gospel. She said yes and gave us their home phone number, so hopefully you'll be hearing more about this family very soon :)

Our awesome trilingual engagé is doing a week-long internship down in Ariège (the mountainous region down near Spain) so we can't see him now, but there should be no problems if he's reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it's true. It's just the little things that make such a big difference!

Our other engagée isn't doing as well, she's actually disappeared off the face of the earth. We've been trying to make contact with her for about three weeks and still nothing, but we keep hoping and praying that she'll turn up.

This week we had a guy in our ward come back from his mission in Tahiti. He gave an absolutely incredible testimony in sacrament meeting yesterday and he has a hilarious accent. Tahitian French has a rolled R instead of the classic French guttural sound, so hearing this white French dude sound so naturally Tahitian is really really funny :D

It's all about changing hearts. That's what he talked about as the best part of being on a mission, seeing someone's heart change and become better, more like the Savior Jesus Christ would have them become. The Gospel of Jesus Christ turns bad people good and good people better, I promise you that. Go read Alma chapter 5 in the Book of Mormon. It's a great one :)

Love you all!
Elder Jensen

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