Monday, November 7, 2016

Springfield Episode 6: ZL for a Week

Hey party people. Elder Jensen here coming at you live from Springfield.

This was an awesome week. Actually, this was probably one of the best weeks of my entire mission, but all for strange reasons. Allow me to explain.

Last Sunday night, the 30th, we get a call from the assistants asking if I would come to MLC on Tuesday. So, there was a lot of confusion. The next day, we figured out that one of the ZLs in Springfield got called to be one of the Assistants to President Russell, so Elder Ellis needed someone to help him teach ZTM on Friday and they asked me to fill in.

This week consisted of meetings. Soooooooo many meetings. Tuesday we had MLC, which is combined with all the Zone leaders and Sister Training Leaders from throughout the mission. It was nice to be able to be back there and feel the spirit from all the other missionaries. We discussed the things that we wanted to teach at ZTM during the meeting, and we came up with the topics of discussion for Friday. The meeting was definitely lead by the spirit and I came away with some great insights.

The next day, guess what happened? ANOTHER MEETING WOOT! We all met up together in the Eugene Stake Center with five and a half other zones of missionaries. Needless to say, there were a lot of us there. We talked about a lot really good topics and were taught by President Russell about great things. We also had some awesome announcements of things that are coming up, so there should be plenty of fun things happening, especially for Christmas!

Friday we had ZTM. It was such a blessing to be able to teach again. We talked a lot about things that we as a zone could work better on. The things we ended up teaching involved repentance and the love for our Savior. We emphasized that all that we do in missionary work stems from our love of the Savior, and we should continually seek for ways to improve ourselves through repentance. It was probably one of the best meetings I've ever been to. The spirit there was super strong and I was so grateful to be able to be a part of it.

Other than that, there isn't a whole lot of things to report. I spent most of my week being a Spanish Zone leader, so I'm not sure 100% what even happened while I was out but hopefully good things! (Also, being a Spanish missionary was super fun)

It's a good thing that Elder Wikan and I are staying together this next transfer. They're going to have me be a district leader this time around and we get another set of missionaries in our ward, so it should be a blast!

That's about it for me. I love you all so much! Thank you for all the love and support you all give me. Take care and don't be square.

Stay classy San Diego,
Elder Jensen

Elder Redding is going home and I'm so sad :( 
Springfield Zone


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