Monday, June 6, 2016

Week one in Dapto

What a week it has been here in Dapto! Not nearly as much service and a lot more teaching so I like that haha. Here is the rundown!
Tuesday- We emailed at the library and then after that we went to Wollongong to play some basketball at the indoor basketball courts! It was a lot of fun because I haven't played ball in ages and we played these four 18-19 year old kids and we beat them 2 out of 3 games so we showed them how we do it in America baby!! Then we went to an appointment that fell through so we went and visited a less active in the ward!
Wednesday- We went out and did a lot of less active visits and saw a lot of success! Its hard to report on all the people we saw because I am still learning who everyone is and what not! We got to meet a lot of people and got a new investigator! She isn't too solid but we are going to work with her and see where it goes haha! Pretty basic day!
Thursday- We could not get a lesson in to save our lives! No one would answer and no one would really let us teach them so that was tough hahaha. We were blessed to pick up an awesome potential this day too! We taught her at her doorstep and then we ended up praying with her too! She said we could come back the next day too which was awesome!! Then at the end of the night we had a good dinner and cleaned the flat up too!
Friday- I gave my first district training because I got made a district leader this transfer! I gave my training on the Book of Mormon and I felt like it went really well and I had a lot of fun giving the training! After that we went to the mall for some lunch and then it was off to do more visits! We had a lot of set appointments and they all went good! We taught two investigators, Robert and Nichola and they are pretty awesome and have a lot of questions so its fun to work with them! We also got to have a good dinner with a part member family and we got to teach them and their kids! Pretty solid day!
Saturday- We got to go to the temple with Elder Smith's recent convert! It was his first time going through the temple and it was awesome! It was a journey getting there though haha we missed our train in the morning and so we were an hour behind schedule, then we went and got the mission van from the mission office, then we had to go to President Back's house so Elder Smith could have a temple recommend interview. Then we had to drive in traffic to the temple and we made it on time but the session was already full so we got to do sealings instead while we waited for Smith's recent convert to finish. I felt like sealings are what I needed to do that day though and the Lord knew it too! I felt the spirit so strong and it was awesome!! Then we got lunch with everyone and we had to make the journey back home on the train hahaha so it was a long day of travel! Then we taught a couple lessons when we got home and had some dinner!
Sunday- Man what a rain storm!! It rained so dang hard! There was flooding everywhere like roads and parking lots were swimming pools!! We only had sacrament meeting at church and hardly anyone was there haha so we only had 1 hour of church! After church we went all day doing less active visits and we only had luck when we went to Nichola and Robert's house to teach them! So we worked all day and only got one lesson haha so that is the struggle of missionary life, some days you are on fire and other days you just got nothing going for ya haha but all is well!
My spiritual message for the week is from Mosiah 2:41 "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessedand happy‍ state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed‍ in all things, both temporal andspiritual; and if they hold out faithful‍ to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a stateof never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it."
As we keep the commandments we are happy and not only are we happy but we are blessed! What more could ya ask for? :)
Have a good week love you guys!
-Elder Jenson

this is their regular attire once they take off the suit and tie... cute huh?

Parking lot full of rain

hahahahahaha this one killed me... Elder Smith almost fell in... Cam is completely oblivious haha

Happy missionaires...all the time

comp and flat mates

da bois with the ward mission leaders house for dinner

I scream You scream we all scream for ICE CREAM


the boys from Mortdale reunited

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