Wednesday, May 22, 2013

More Rain...

Hola everyone!
This past week has been full of ups and downs here in Fantino.  The end of last week didn't have a great ending, but the beginning of this week has been excellent.  As we depend more fully on the lord, I've learned that he helps us out.

So the last 3 days of last week weren't so great for me and my companion.  We spent alot of time walking, and contacting and nobody wanted to listen.  Seriously, we walked the whole day without anyone wanting to listen.  Then, for the lessons of our investigators, things didn't go so great either.  Libby told us that she doesn't feel ready to be baptized on the 25th, and she doesn't really have a reason why.  Yeah, the end of last week was just not for us!
However, don't worry; these last couple of days have been excellent.  We've been contacting alot, but have found alot of new people to teach!  The lord is helping open up the hearts of the people to at least let us listen to our message.  Now, we just need to help them have a desire to continue listening and make commitments.  We also had a really good Family night with Libby, and some members last night too!  We had a convert share a little bit about how she took along time to finally get baptized and how she regrets all the blessings she lost because of her unwillingness.  It was really good!  I'm hoping it gave Libby something to think about!
The members are starting to do a little bit better in their responsiblities too!  We've been working really hard to help them get excited about the big Open House we're planning to do at the end of this month.  They really are looking forward to show Fantino what the "Mormons" really do and what's inside our big, nice building.  So I'm really looking forward to seeing the success from this.
As few of you guys have asked what my companion and I do everyday in Fantino.  So here is a little idea....  We leave everyday at 3pm and start teaching or contacting trying to find people to teach.  We walk anywhere and everywhere trying to find families and people who are ready to teach.  We just keep on swimming along until 9-9:30 at night and then come home and plan and get ready for bed.  In the mornings we either have meetings, or we leave and try to find some service to do.  Overall, we spend alot of time on the street meeting who ever we can.
I've been thinking alot this past week on our reliance on the lord.  We, as humans, tend to find ourselves in the Pride Cycle found in the Book of Mormon.  When things are going great, we kind of slack off a little bit in our gratitude to our Heavenly Father.  Then, things get alittle rough for a while.  Then, finding ourselves low, we need to repent and rely more on the lord.  We continuously repeat this cycle everyday of our lives.  So the question is, how do we avoid it?  If we follow the counsel of the prophets and continually express our love, and gratefulness in sincere prayer, I know that'll we will receive the strength and reliance on the lord we need to avoid those "Pit falls." of the pride cycle.  I hope we can work to make our prayers a little more sincere and show a little more gratitude to our Heavenly Fathers for the things we have and not worry about what we don't have!  I know that if we do this, our relationship will grow and we'll find ourselves more happy in our lives.  En el nombre de Jesucristo, Amen.
Have an excellent week everyone!!
Elder Jensen

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