Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Springfield Episode 7: This Town Apparently IS Big Enough for the Two of Us!

Hey there friends and family and people who happened to stumble upon this here letter of mine.

I hope everything is going well for you. This has been an eventful week here in the city of Springfield. So, like I said in last week's email, we had another set of Elders double transfer into the area. We spent the first few days referring some people over to them so that they weren't just working up from scratch. It's been pretty fun having a second set of missionaries in the ward again. Dinner with four missionaries vs two is significantly more fun.

So, to add to the confusion of everything, Elder Finlinson's companion, Elder Terry, tore his ACL, MCL, and part of his meniscus, so he was hobbling around on crutches for a while. But, President Russell decided that it was best for him to head home and get the help that he needed. After we packed all of his stuff up, Elder Finlinson got to hang out with us for a day while his new companion, Elder Baker, came up. While we were waiting for him, we went to visit a former investigator named Ken Moxley. We knocked on his door pretty late, but he still let us in and we talked with him for a good while. In the discussion, he said that he's been thinking a lot about baptism and decided that was something he wanted to do. We weren't able to pin a date down with him specifically, but he made a goal to pray for a date that he feels will be what Heavenly Father wants for him. He even came to church with his wife, a less active member, and stayed for the entire block! That's commitment right there. I super excited to continue meeting with him. The spirit was so strong during his lesson. He's going to be a great member someday.

Other fun things that happened this week. We had interviews with President Russel on Saturday. It's always great to have some one on one time with your priesthood leaders. He was able to help me out and answer some questions that I had, which I was super appreciative for.

We also changed some guy's tire in the pouring rain last night. He hit a median on his way to pick someone up and pulled off to see what the damage was. We ran on over there to see if there was anything we could do to help out. We ended up changing the tire for him completely. One of his buddies who he called after it happened came over to assist, and it turns out he was a less active member. God truly does work in the most mysterious of ways.

Also, we met a guy who's name translates to (apparently) A Scarecrow Born in Hell without a Soul. He took a Book of Mormon. Nice guy.

That's about it for me. Thank you all for the love and support!

Have a great week.

Elder Jensen

Much needed round these parts 

The silent protector of the Pacific Northwest

Apparently in Eugene they'll wrap your food up as a duck, if you don't finish it 

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