Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week 26 - Huancayo, Peru 6 months!!

March 13th, 2017

6 months today!!!

Just fun photos this week!!   Love and miss everyone!!

My companion, Angelica, me

Angelica's baptismal day

Week 25 - Huancayo, Peru

March 6th, 2017

Hey guys! Miss you tons!  

This week was good but very stressful as well. This area is also super huge and the ward is giant haha. Hermana Vilela and is my new companion.  She is super sweet. We have been teaching this girl named Angelica who turns 13 tomorrow and she is the cutest. She has so much knowledge about the gospel and always always wants to say the prayer. She is getting baptized tomorrow on her birthday!   I am pretty excited about that!  We are kind of lost and do not have a phone but somehow we are making it through! haha.  Ward counsel is still hard for me to understand everything that is going on. There are lots of really intense personalities in the ward and most of the people just end up talking over each other.   

We ate lunch with some members the other day and we had pachamunca de la tierra! It is so good and a classic peruvian food. They make like a brick stove thing and throw in meat, this stuff called umas, potatoes and bean like things. It is hard to explain but it is so good!  We also had with inca cola so I felt very peruvian haha. Our district is really cool and almost all latinos haha. The spanish continues to come along and I understand and can speak more and more every week. I love you guys and love the emails. I can't believe I hit 6 months next week! Love you!!

Hermana Charlotte Jensen

As for the weather it still rains a ton. I need some sunshine!!

Our district.

Pachamunca (meat, potatoes, beans)

2 sisters from district on left, Hermana Vilela, my new companion and me

Hermana Vilela and me

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week 24 - Huancayo, Peru

February 27, 2017


This week has been so insane. I was in Pilcomayo almost all week and we went to go see this convert Nayeli. We sat in her yard and she has these 3 sheep that wander around. I was being weird, and I was like I can talk to sheep haha. And then I just made this sheep noise and all 3 of them turned around to look at me! Then I just kept going and they started like coming towards me haha it was so funny!  I legit think Nayeli thinks I can talk to sheep. 

Friday we were in Castilla and I got a call from the office that told me they were going to close my area for the next cambio (transfer) and that I was going to be transferring next change. It was definitely a surprise and sad!   Saturday I ended up just trying to say goodbye to everyone that I could and I had to hand the area book over to the elders. We had to move everything out of our room and the land lady was soooooo angry. But yeah there was nothing we could do, so sorry lady. 

We had a really awesome lesson with Marleni and David this week. They are a couple who are living together who have a ton of problems. They ended up starting to fight right in front of us for a good amount of time and I could feel the spirit leave the room. I ended up just stopping them and burning them haha. I was like right now all you guys are doing is just thinking about yourself! Your relationship will never work if your not thinking about the other person more than yourself, because love really is about service. It was so intense and they just shut up. It was quiet for a moment and David grabbed Marlenis hand and they both started to tear up. David was like we really want to change, and David also talked about how he wanted to overcome his smoking and gambling addiction. We also then talked about baptism and how they could work towards it and how it is like starting fresh, being born again. They both really want it, and are really going to work on changing. I gave them some verses to read together and to pray together. It was such an amazing lesson and when I hugged Marleni goodbye we both started to bawl. I am going to miss them so much! As of now, I have been transferred to Chilca, on the other side of Huancayo and I will be training!  My companions name is Hermana Vilela and she is the sweetest .  She is from Tumbes, Peru. It is definitely a change and I will need time to adjust, but I am excited to work here. 

I love you all!!

Hermana Jensen

David & Marleni

Sister Rossi and me

Week 23 - Huancayo, Peru

February 20th

This week was good! I have been in Pilcomayo again almost all week and it is sad because we only get to go back to Castilla like a couple days a week.   I feel like my area is dying a little bit, and I really need to find news but I just haven't had time because I am barely in that area anymore.   It is hard not to feel down sometimes about that. But next week is cambios (transfers) and I will return! 

Last Saturday we had a multi zone conference and a member of the 70, Hugo Montoya from Mexico came to talk to us. It was sooooooo amazing!!  Lately I have been reading from the book "Our Heritage" about the history of the church and just been praying and trying to strengthen my testimony of Joseph Smith and my prayer was answered! Elder Hugo talked to us about 6 testimonies we need to gain on our mission, one including Joseph Smith. Hermana played Joseph Smith's first prayer on the piano while he read the story of Joseph Smith a little bit. I felt the spirit soooo incredibly strong. It really did feel like a burning in my bosom like the scriptures say!  haha but seriously, I really felt the spirit testify to me that he was a prophet of God, and that he truly restored the gospel to the earth. It was incredible. 

Yesterday it rained insanely and we walked to our investigator Rossi's home and we were just so soaked haha. A couple weeks ago, we visited her and she didn't really have any desires to change, to go to church, get married and wasn't really reading the Book of Mormon. But yesterday, she said she was reading everyday, and she felt so much peace when she read. Also she is doing all she can to get Sundays off to come every week! She said now when she works on Sundays, she feels like something is missing and that she should be doing something else. We also brought a member Fabiola, and she is such a perfect friend for her at church. So that was really awesome! I miss Castilla lots, but one more week until I am back permanently! 

Love you all, THE CHURCH IS TRUE!
Hermana Jensen
Nayeli baptized in Pilcomayo

Relief Society sisters cooking picarrones! (like a fry bread)

Scavenger hunt for pday