August 31, 2015

Hey everyone,

Thanks for all your support! Sounds like Vancouver had a rainstorm too. The other day (Saturday I think) me and Elder Hardy got caught in a rainstorm while we were street contacting outside. We were about a mile and a half from our car when it hit. But before some other elders could come rescue us someone we tracted earlier and rejected us harshly felt bad for us and offered us a ride. It goes to show that kindness can happen when you least expect it.

As of this week as a whole, it’s good in some ways and bad in others. We lost half of our investigators, including Dale since he’s moving to Portland, but we still taught 14 lessons, mainly among less-actives and recent converts. Food’s also been a highlight of my mission; I’ve had good dinners and bad dinners. One of them I forgot to share last week was that I tried hot wings! The sauce was mild but I got through them and actually enjoyed them.

I’m coming to like the other elders better as well. Our district leader is Elder Hancock, and he and another new missionary, Elder Barnes, serve in the Pioneer Ward, and Elder Carlisle and Elder Evans (who goes home this transfer) serve in the Snow Peak Ward, all with the same church building. Our zone leaders are Elder Sumner, who was originally a Spanish missionary but now speaks English so he can be a zone leader, and Elder Pozernick. As for President Samuelian, I really wish I could know him better, I think he’s the most Christlike person I have ever met.

On the 3rd will be my first zone conference, and we’re having a member fireside at the end with President Samuelian. I’m really looking forward to it, though I’m still not sure what will happen there. I hope that we’ll find more investigators as well, otherwise I’ll be in my apartment for too long. Elder Hardy’s still great, he’s been in Riverview Ward for all his mission so far and fills me in on a lot of things I missed.

By the way, I only have an hour each week to read and send email, so I’ll have more time to read snail mail if it’s possible for you to send. Sorry about no pictures this week either, I’m still figuring out how to send them. But I will soon! Thanks again!

Elder Jensen

Elder David Jensen

700 Deborah Road #260

Newberg, OR 97132

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