I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Final Letter from Provo MTC 11.22.11
Hi....... Today we´re just taking tons of pictures and crying (haha haven't cried yet) and such and packing. Last night our whole zone smashed into our classroom and sang God be with you til we meet again. (in Spanish of course). It was pretty dang cool. This week has been great. Not much to write about cause I just wrote you Thursday. I´m just way way excited to get to my country!!!!!!! Kinda weird that I'll be there in a little bit.
My testimony has grown so much in the past few weeks. The MTC is an amazing place. I love it here! Every day I surprise myself at how much Spanish I know too. To Charise and Brent and Grandma, and everyone else, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LETTERS. Sorry I don't have time to write back now, once things settle down I will write. (things probably won't even settle down).
I was thinking yesterday about the Jensen name. Think about our family, it's incredible. I don't even know how to explain what I was thinking about but I just thought of the Jensen's (us) and it made me way more stoked to be out here. Thanks for honoring the Jensen name.
On Sunday we had a District President, President Harris, in all of our meetings. He served in Guatemala and was the mission president for a Guatemalan mission. And it turns out he gave the Fireside Sunday night too. So I heard from him 4 times Sunday. He's awesome. He talked about the "what if" we aren't prepared, "what if" we don't work hard, "what if" ________. What will happen to the people we are supposed to help, if we aren't prepared.
Plus this week I started saying ya'll more. Gee it's fun. Oh and I had a dream and Julie Holm was in it. Probably cause I've been saying ya'll. Oh and I'm going crazy here, we can't listen to music and I just need something to listen to!! Hopefully in Guatemala we will be able to.
Mommy/family, don't worry about me. I'm a missionary. Missionaries are cool. I know why I'm out here, I'm loving every second of it. I've grown so much, and I love you a lotta lotta lot.
Love, Elder Jensen
ps. If Laura Ludlow and Alicia Wilcox read this (which I doubt they do) I saw them at the temple on Sunday, but I was scared to say hi. I'm a chicken.