Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tornados and thunderstorms

This will be a quick one because I am limited on time today so I will make it quick :)

Monday- We had zone p day and we played ultimate frisbee, and dodgeball! Then we went to and did service for a family who is moving then we went to bishops for FHE!

Tuesday- Just had a day full of service for two different people! We helped dig up a palm tree and I got to use the pic axe and it was a lot of fun! I really like pic axes hahaha! I felt like an early latter day saint working on the temple! haha then we went and taught Rolf and then had dinner at the Cashmans to finish our day off!

Wednesday- We had a Tornado hit in a town like 5 minutes away from us so the thunderstorm that hit this day was crazy!! We got soaked running from maccas to our car hahaha! Then we got some hair cuts at Elder Smiths flat from his comp! Then we had dinner at the Lee's home where we shared a message with them and they read a Christmas story to us about the true meaning of Christmas and it was so great!

Thursday- Was feeling really trunky (wanting to go home) in the morning so it was a slow start to the day haha then we shared a message with a Less Active member that went really good! then we went to work at the Temple lights which is like an hour away! It was a lot of fun! We saw heaps of members there and talked to a lot of people!

Friday- We had DTM where we got trained on Comp unity hahaha something I haven't really had too much this transfer but it is a work in progress! Then we practiced our song as a zone that we were going to sing at Christmas Conference! Then we did service and had dinner at a members home!

Saturday- Had Service for an elderly lady in the ward then we went over to a Less Active's house for lunch and a message! He was in a really angry mood so we had to try really hard to calm him down haha pretty scary at first but the Spirit helped to calm him down! Then we went to give a blessing to a sister that the sister missionaries were visiting and she gave us a Lebanese dessert and not thinking I just ate it! Turns out it had nuts in it! It was walnuts that were in it but the lady said it was Pistachios! So I was freaking out with my epi pen ready to inject myself but I kept waiting for a reaction and nothing happened! Turns out that the one I had was walnuts and that the one next to it on the same plate was Pistachios so the Lord was looking out for me and guided my hand to pick the one I ate! Lesson learned to  ask before I just eat haha! I felt so blessed!

Sunday- Had church then we went to lunch at the Liehr's home and then we shared a mormon message with them! After that we had the First Presidency's  Christmas Devotional at the Chapel! It was good to get to watch that and I hope you all watch it too!

Monday- Christmas Conference all day!! Got to see all the missionaries in the mission! It was so good to see everyone!! Got to see my main man Yardley too so that was so awesome!! We got to watch the Other Side of Heaven too which was cool because I have never seen it! 

I Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Remember the true meaning of it and keep the Savior in our thoughts and hearts! Also enjoy your time with your family and let them know how much you appreciate them! Love you all!! 

-Elder Jenson :)

at the Christmas lights



selfie with his zone

cheap jerseys he bought... I'm sure he's in heaven




Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Birthday week, baby.

P.s. P day isn't until next Tuesday, I'm not sure if he meant Tuesday for us or Tuesday for him... soon I guess we will find out next week.

Hello  there family and friends! This week has been a pretty busy and fun week! Here is the update from Elder Jens!

Monday- Did normal P day festivities along with golfing! We went and played 9 holes at the Woolooware golf course! It was way nice! We didn’t pay for carts which was a mistake haha we walked the course which is something I have never done while golfing and will probably never do again haha having a cart is so much nicer! My game wasn’t as good as i would’ve hoped… hahaha but i still had heaps of fun! After P day we went to the Bakers home for dinner! It was a great day!

Tuesday- started off the day doing service at the Cashman’s home, where we did yard work and all that good stuff! Then we had lunch at their home, then we went and got our car and brought it back so we could wash it with their hose, so it would be clean for Zone Conference the next day! After that we went and taught Rolf and started his new member lessons with him, which is basically just going over all the lessons we taught him before his baptism! Then after that we went back to the Cashman’s for dinner and a lesson! Haha we were there a lot that day but it was good!

Wednesday- Woke up feeling a little older this day… haha we had Zone conference which was awesome!!! I felt older until I saw Elder Smith at zone conference and he said that technically it is still Tuesday at home so you aren’t 19 yet…haha but I still felt older! :) haha so zone conference was awesome! The trainings by President & Sister Back were amazing and the AP’s did a fine job as well! I was feeling spiritually uplifted at the end of it all! For lunch at zone conference we had costco pizza!! It actually tasted like american pizza too so that was an awesome lunch for my B day! Then during lunch we played a way fun paddle ball game with everyone and even president played too! So zone conference ended like 4:30, then we went home and changed and headed over to the Liehr’s home for dinner and a lesson! They made us Mexican food and they baked me a cake for my birthday with candles and all!! They made the day that much better! It was like being with family away from family! :)

Thursday- Did service for a less active member and shared a message after, then we were able to go and visit a member at Salvos, (Salvation Army) and say hi to him after the service! We met a way awesome guy who was keen on the Gospel but he doesn’t have a phone or a place of residence so it was hard to coordinate a time to teach him! So we are hoping we will see him around again! Then we went and taught Rolf and the lesson went good as usual! Then we went to the Bakers to do some service for them and we had dinner there as well! Twas a good day!

Friday- Our investigator cancelled his appointment with us which was a bummer but we rescheduled so it is all good! So Friday we spent heaps of time on the train talking to people! It is hard to find those that are interested but it is still fun to talk to people! I like riding the trains it is fun :) haha then we went to a farewell party for a couple in the ward! They are so awesome and they are a prime example of how the Gospel changes lives and blesses people! They just got sealed together in the temple like a week ago so they are just solid! It was good to be there and see them one more time before they leave!

Saturday- We did service for an elderly sister in the ward for the afternoon! Then we went and did some finding on the train until our appointment with the Lee’s! We had dinner with them and shared Elder Bednar’s talk from the 2015 Christmas Devotional! He talks about the first Christmas from the view of the Book of Mormon! It was really cool to hear! I advise you all to go watch it! :)

Sunday- Had a good time at church! I was just in a really great mood and just loved talking to people and being my sarcastic self with them haha! I love when I am i good moods like I was Sunday! Then after church we went to the Kendricks home for a belated birthday lunch! They made Birthday pancakes and they were the bomb!! We played kickball and my team won.. by a lot hahaha! It was nice going over there as usual! Then we went and just visited members and less actives the rest of the day and taught heaps of lessons so that was pretty awesome!

The Lord has truly been blessing us in this area and me in general! I often think that I don’t deserve all the blessings that the Lord has given me but I am truly grateful for all that he has given me! I am trying my best to stay obedient and to stay motivated so that I can repay the Lord for all that he has done for me! 

My spiritual thought for the week comes from 2 Nephi 32:3 “Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold the words of Christ will tell you all things ye should do.” 

Feast upon the words of Christ! The words of Christ will tell us all things we should do! We must read the scriptures daily and ponder what we read because the scriptures are how the Lord talks to us and answers our prayers! He loves us so much and  he wants to help us in all that we do, we just need to feast upon his words and follow his teachings! Happiness lies therein! I love the scriptures and the power they give me each day to do this divine work! The Scriptures are true!! 

Love you all heaps! Have a good week and enjoy this CHRISTmas season! :) 

Elder Jenson

Golfin' with da wardies

Dragons on a tie... You're welcome (Birthday gift from yours truly, Aubrey.)

Selfie game is strong...

Costco pizza... I don't really know why he took a picture of this. It's like he's never seen it before. 

Happy birthday to you... happy birthday to you

He's SO excited to eat cake...

"wow, this cake looks delicious."

"And I got presents... BEST DAY EVER"

He bought himself a new clothes for his day of birth... from the salvation army.
Sweet new shoes, bro.

and hat.. sweet new hat. 
Birthday gift from our sweet mamma.

Monday, December 7, 2015


For anybody who is wanting to send Elder Jenson a Christmas package or card, please do so. The address for packages and regular mail is on the right hand side of this blog. Don't feel obligated to send him anything, we know its expensive. But we also know he would love to receive anything via mail during the holidays. Our boy's birthday is on the 9th (That's Wednesday, people) send him a nice e-mail wishing him a happy birthday, he would love to hear from all of you! k thanks byeeee.

Hello beloved family and friends! Excited to be taking to all of you’s today! Here is my fun filled week for ya! :)

Monday- Had a bomb P day! We went and emailed to start off the day like usual, then we went to the mall and did some christmas shopping! After that we went and balled our little hearts out at the chapel with the other Elders! Then we had an awesome family home evening with the Bishop and his family! His little kids are pretty darn cute gotta admit haha! 

Tuesday- Started the day off with some service for the same elderly couple from last week! That went well then we went and got lunch on the way home from that! After that we went and gave a Sister missionary in our area a blessing at the chapel! After that we had a lesson with Rolf at the Chapel and taught him about the millennium and it was an awesome lesson! That lesson strengthened my testimony a lot! Then we went to the Cashman’s home for dinner like usual and then we started a one day trade-off with our district leader! Elder Boden stayed here with our DL and I went to Bankstown to the Samoan ward with Elder Davis for Tuesday night to Wednesday night! Elder Davis is the man!

Wednesday- We went to a funeral service for a young boy who passed away in the Bankstown ward. It was really surreal to see the Mom and Dad get up and talk about their son and his death. Even though it was in Samoan and i couldn’t understand it, it still made me so emotional! Watching the father be a pall bearer for his own son’s casket made it hard not to cry! It was such a surreal experience to me to see parents have to burry their own child. That is something I hope I will never have to experience and my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced it or will experience it. The B-E-A-UTIFUL thing is that the Plan of Salvation is real! The parents will see their son again and I know it! Heavenly Father made the perfect plan for us and it makes it possible for us to live again and be with our families after death, all thanks to the Atonement and Resurrection of Christ! That gave me comfort through the day at the funeral services! The funeral was at the 3rd largest cemetery in the world called Rookwood! So that was a cool experience! Then we went to the feed after the funeral and talked with members and people who were there! After that we visited a kid who is getting ready to be baptised and it went well! Then we got to go be guides at the Temple for the Christmas lights there with our district! It was way fun and it was weird because it is warm outside and there are lights up hahaha! The lights at Temple Square are better but it was still way fun to get to do that! We didn’t get home till 11:45 that night which was poopy but its all good it was a sweet experience! :)

Thursday- We had weekly planning then we went to the elderly couple’s house that we do service for and we took their garbage cans out for them because they are heavy and we didn’t want them to have to do it! Then we went and had a good lunch at home, and after that we visited a less active and shared a message on the Grace of God! It was a powerful lesson! I have loved just baring my testimony to everyone I teach because that is really all we are doing is just testifying of truth to them! Then we gave him a blessing which he requested and it went well and he ended up coming to church on Sunday so that was a huge blessing because he hasn’t come in a while! Then we went and started family history with Rolf and that went good! He loves to talk about his Swiss history! haha then we went to the Lier’s home for dinner and we shared the new video A World Without a Savior with them and discussed the impact Christ has had on all of our lives!

Friday- Had a zone Training meeting then we went and did service for bishop and helped him to move into his new house! That took up a lot of our day which was good haha then we went to the Lee’s home and shared a meal and a message with them! They are the funniest and nicest people! I love them and their strong testimonies that they have! Pretty simple day!

Saturday- We had to go buy a pan to cook some stuff on because we made cookies and a cake for the Liehr and Kendrick family to say thanks to them for all that they do for us! So after we made those we went and helped set up for the Ward Christmas party! It was a pretty fun night at the party! A lot of people and food! I enjoyed myself! That took up a lot of our night then we just went home for the night and went night night! 

Sunday- Had an awesome day at Church! Our new investigator Ramone, who a member referred to us came to church! He came along with Rolf, and the Less Active member that I mentioned! it was awesome to see and kinda overwhelming because there are only two of us Elders to talk to all of them and all the members! hahaha but it was awesome! After Church we did some personal study then we went and delivered the cookies and cake we made to the Lier’s and Kendricks and shared a message with each of them! After that we went to the Stake Recent convert fireside and of course Rolf came! He felt the Spirit hard out! I also felt the Spirit so strong tonight! Some of the Recent converts in the Stake got up and bore their testimony and told their conversion story and it was hard to not tear up!! It was an AWESOME fireside! It was especially awesome to hear Chris Lee tell his story and bare his testimony! At the end Rolf got so emotional and just began to cry! He is truly so grateful for this Gospel and he loves it so much! I am grateful that the Lord put him in our paths! He is such a humble guy and he truly knows the church is true and he just wants to do all he can to please God!

My spiritual thought for the week is the fact that the Lord’s hand is stretched out towards us and all we need to do is reach back out to him. How do we do that? We keep his commandments and are obedient to his teachings, that shows how much we love him and it is how we stretch forth our hand to grab his! Love and serve everyone you meet and do all you can to stay obedient to the commandments! Love you all! Have a good week!!!

Love, Elder Cam Jens :)
Part of the nativity at the temple

Isn't this a cute little angel? No.

Picture with the creepy angel

All of the lights, baby.

District at the temple art museum


Cute tie and hat for the Christmas party

Ward Christmas party

Came and Rolf

Cam and his Companion, Elder Boden... OH and santa.
Cameron, Angus, and Alex...

Sister Liehr and Sister Ryan