Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Week 18: Starting the longest transfer of the mission! 7 weeks!‏

Transfer information!!!!!: I'm getting transferred to Bountiful!! I'll be covering 11 family wards up there (moving my way up in ward count :) )  I'll be with Sister Neilsen, a missionary that came out 1 transfer before me, and I'll be the senior companion again even though she'll probably be leading the area because I don't know family wards or Bountiful. But I'm up for the challenge! I'm sad to be leaving my area, but it will be super good, I just know it!
Monday, February 1: Beating a varsity athlete at their own sport :)
We went bowling today! And for some reason we split back up so that sister Thetford and I were on the same lane and sister Holcomb's son another lane haha, but I totally beat Sister Thetford! (The first game at least, she crushed me in the second game). I do like bowling, but I think 2 games is my max for one day, I'm just so inconsistent! Haha it's fun though, and is all luck (in my opinion). I got some of my skirts fixed by Sister Larrabee, who is the best lady ever! I love hearing all her stories and both of my companions so far have.... Not liked her stories as much. Haha but I think they're so fun and she's just a hoot! And she fixed my skirts for free! What an angel :) we went to an FHE for hillside and asked this guy next to us if he had anyone for us to teach and he actually did! We set up a jam session with him and his nonmember friend for Monday (spoiler alert- it didn't work out. Apparently his friend is meeting with other missionaries we don't know) =
Our companionship in a picture. Just yep :) 
Old picture! Finally got it from sister Holcomb- it's from the finger painting activity! There's Rick front left and Paige front right. She's the best :)
Bowling on Monday! Sorry this picture is so low quality! It's from someone else's iPad and it's probably not the best one. I'll try to get a better one :) This isn't even all the zone by the way! Do you see the matching comp shirts though? They're darth Vader :) 
Also old picture alert (because we didn't take many pictures this week) from when we tried to recreate the picture of us. This picture makes me angry because DO I CARE ABOUT THE SKY THAT MUCH? no. This is when I remember that my mom is a photographer and not everyone else. :)

I also don't like this picture, but what are you gonna do? It's cold. 

When our dinner was playing the Super Bowl in the other room and we had to sit in the kitchen. And then Coldplay came on and we were in pain! Hahaha

Pretty self-explanatory. This is why I don't buy cereal- bought it a week ago and it's almost gone!
Tuesday, February 2: Seminary celebrities! 
We were on a panel this morning for the seminary classes that go to east high (the high school where high school musical was filmed. Did I ever tell you that it's in my area and I pass it everyday?). We answered all their questions about how we like our missions, and what the hardest thing to adjust to was. Some of these kids went for the deep questions like, "how do you handle rejection?" And, "what is your biggest fear on a mission?", and, "was it hard to leave your family knowing anything could happen to them?" And we were like daaaang everyone calm down for a second! Missions aren't THAT scary! They're hard and tiring and it's sad to be away from your family but you're so blessed and you don't even realize the spirit you have with you because it's so strong and so constant! It was good to be there to tell them to chill and just pray about what they need to do. We had a few great member messages and in one of them for some reason I was totally grilling this lady on her job (I feel like the Lord is putting these people in my path to actually learn what certain careers and majors are like, instead of just reading about them online) because she's a nurse in the burn unit and working towards becoming a physicians assistant in mental health. She gave us all these tips for what to do if you're interested in the medical field and I wrote them all down right them because GEMS. Still terrified of needles though. 
Wednesday, February 3: Exchanges/adventures with language barriers!
Exchanges didn't start until like 4 today, it was pretty crazy. They changes exchanges though so that both companionships are working in the leaders area, but we still sleep in separate apartments. It's interesting. But I was with sister Thetford again, and we taught a lesson in Spanish (we? Lol no) and then one in English. It was really fun to be back with her, I totally forgot that we used to start every lesson with a song. I was so not used to that. :) we did have dinner in our area though, so that they didn't have to find two dinners for one area. Also sister Thetford is tired of telling these Hispanics that she has to bring her own food because they all get super offended apparently. It's interesting stuff. 
Thursday, February 4: Painting a house for Mary Poppins
Started the day with a run! Then we did a workout video and I took a shower while sister Thetford did 2 more workout videos (she's insane). It felt good to run again, even if it took me forever to get my lungs working again haha. We taught a lesson today to an old lady who is deaf, but understands English and can speak English out loud. So we have a little whiteboard that we write everything on and then she reads it and speaks back to us. It was super cool! I didn't say a word in the whole lesson, but I wrote a lot ;) isn't that crazy? It was such a good, spiritual experience too because she said she was able to feel God's love for her for the first time, and she could start to understand the need for a savior. Such powerful stuff. We had a member message/ less active lesson with a girl named Aubrie and her less active friend Tenessa. Aubrie had just gotten into a bad car accident on Saturday where she hit her head on the steering wheel really hard and passed out! She had stitches on her lips and chin and the poor girl was just so sweet! She bought us presents and kept asking us what she could do for us and the whole time we were like oh my goodness stop! Take care of yourself! So we're going to do something for her :) we also did a service project tonight that was super fun! Bishop Kearl (C2)'s wife is putting on a play at Clayton middle school and we got to help paint the sets! While we were there we totally asked a ton of people who we could teach and we actually got referrals! :) be bold!
Friday, February 5: Leo's not a member?? Just kidding, everything's fine
We had a good lesson with Paige today, we were going to help her make cupcakes for her birthday party, but they had to be gluten free and dairy free and she decided it was too much hassle (and way expensive!) We had zone training meeting today, nothing too special about that, but after we visited some referrals with a member (because we're trying to show more faith) and when we went to go visit Cynthia, a referral from the zone leaders, the address took us to a care center. So we go in and it's kind of like a mental health home, and we ask the caretakers of Cynthia is there, and apparently she's not, but this guy there just thought I was the bees knees! He kept asking me what I brought him and kept his hand on my shoulder the whole time I was there haha it was sweet, but it was time to go. We'll try Cynthia again later :).  We were going to have a lesson with Leo where we did family history with him and helped him find names to take to the temple tomorrow, but it turns out that he didn't for sure have a membership record number yet (but he is still a member, don't worry!) so we took him to temple square and watched God's plan for families and talked about eternal marriage and the temple. It was great as always!
Saturday, February 6: The day of death and doubts. Sounds more intense than it is.
So today was pretty chill... ish.  We had another lesson with Sharah where she brought all her concerns and doubts to the table and it was really intense. She was getting pretty mad at our answers and the things we were saying, and told us that the church causes mental illness and hates people that have gone through hard things. So.... no. But it was good to hear her concerns because now we can move forward! We also had a lesson with Josh and Khari today and they're doing great! I guess Khari sees me as some mom/authority figure because to everything I said or asked him to do he just said, "yes, ma'am.". So that was interesting! Haha he hadn't prayed about baptism yet so I asked him if he would do that this week and of course... "yes, ma'am.". By the end I was trying to hold in laughter and so was Josh. We had dinner with Ian from the C2 ward and his grandpa had died ONE HOUR BEFORE. Why was he at dinner??? I don't know. We said that we could get our own dinner somewhere and that it was really no bother, but he was adamant that we get dinner. I think it was good that we met with him though because we talked about the Savior and that we all have a second chance after this life and I think he was feeling better by the end. Still, though... intense. We visited more referrals with a member for one ward, nothing too interesting there. And then we visited referrals with a member from a different ward! And she said, "I know why you called me, I haven't come to church in over a year. I get it." and we were like uhhhh we didn't know that at all! We honestly called tons of people and finally she said she could come. Also she had gone to a funeral that morning. Intense stuff. 
Sunday, February 7: 4 month mark! 
Not much happened today besides the super bowl and 6 hours of church. We visited more referrals and got a member message with someone that actually gave us referrals! It was exciting. Nothing past that.

Love you all!
Sister Jensen

Week 19: Serving in Foxboro North Salt Lake Legacy Stake

Monday, February 8:
Today was crazy since we found out I was leaving and that I needed to pack all my stuff and find a split to drive me to my new area on Wednesday morning! We needed to let all the ward mission leaders know, and some of the people in the area that we were teaching and that we were close to. We did some shopping and got free pancakes at the institute! Then we picked up Sister Mola and Cheng from sugarhouse since they couldn't find a ride back, and Sister Thetford came over so she could chill with me while I packed and Sister Pula and Holcomb could go clothes shopping. We went to Parleys FHE for a bit where we met some of the new bishopric, and we went to Highland FHE where they were celebrating Chinese New Year! I totally had a ton of potstickers and spilled soy sauce on my skirt. Worth it. (And it didn't stain, crisis averted).
Tuesday, February 9:
Here's the struggle: I always go off my area book planner to write my weekly email because it tells me what I did that week. Buuuut I changed areas so now it's a struggle remembering what happened. I know we had a lesson with Ko (because I was leaving and I had to say goodbye) and it was actually a really deep lesson! He was asking really good questions about the plan of salvation. At the end he prayed that I would be safe in my new area "wherever it is" and that I would be a good missionary. It was really sweet and I was like starting to cry a bit. Totally forgot to take a picture with him!! We had back to back lessons that night and Leo's lesson was right after Ko's! Leo and Parker taught us (Sister Holcomb, Tayson, and I) as if we were the investigators and EFY were the missionaries! They taught us the restoration and it was really good! I'm normally really good at keeping a straight face during role plays but at one point Parker said, "he went into a group of trees" and I immediately started cry laughing. It showed how tired I was and how sad I was to be leaving! Maybe it's a good thing I didn't have another transfer there to get even more attached haha!
Wednesday , February 10:
Transfer day! Paige and the sister training leaders came by and we put all the stuff into her car and took pictures and tried not to cry and all that jazz! We made the trek up to north salt lake where it got grayer and grayer and looked like we were in the middle of nowhere. The sign we saw as we got off the exit said "Sal Lake Gun Shop" so I was a little worried I went straight into the country with this area. But then BAM this little neighborhood shows up and we cover the whole thing! Our apartment is MONDO nice. There's carpet and a dishwasher and laundry and actual heating and multiple rooms and closets in the bedrooms. Also the ceilings are high enough to stretch my arms up, life is crazy. We stopped by this lady's house, Sister Scott, and we were just talking to her when I noticed all the paintings on her wall and it turns out she painted them! They were amazing!! I should've taken a picture. But now she's going to paint pictures of US! She said she would paint me with the Hong Kong temple in the background, I'm super excited to see it :) We had a lesson with Nikki and Rob, these cool investigators that are just looking for more truth in their lives. We were going to teach them the restoration but then felt totally inspired to teach the plan of salvation and it went super great. We also met with Randy, a recent convert, who is pretty shy and old but super funny and nice. He's pretty antisocial so it was hard to get him to open up with me there, but by the end we were like old friends. We also had a lesson with Toni and her family, and we just talked to them about the intro to the Book of Mormon. It was kind of a make or break lesson and it turned out pretty good!
Oh my goodness we're too cute. Don't look at the zit on my face. I'm blaming the pollution in the air haha :)
First day together! Already bffs   lol :)

Thursday, February 11:
The Sister training leaders came by today to talk about setting goals and being ready for the new transfer. My new sister training leaders are Sister Robinson and Ursaga. They're pretty nice. I definitely miss having my trainer as my STL, but you can't always get what you want haha! But these STLs are nice! We had a meeting with one of our ward mission leaders (we have 11) and it was good. It's hard to follow since I don't know any of these people, but I'm taking lots of notes and hopefully I pick it up fast! Then we got a ride to Salt Lake so Sister Nielsen could go to her doctors appointment and it was like missionary reunion in that waiting room! I saw sister Berrett and sister Thetford and tons of other random missionaries from the mission! It was super fun :) we had a lesson with Michelle, our investigator on date, and it was really good! She knows a lot about the bible, so we showed her verses in the bible that talk about the plan of salvation and that really helped. We also had a lesson with Mike, anrecent convert, and it was really good. We also talked about the plan of salvation (that was one of my least favorite lessons to teach and I taught it like 6 times in a row. Is it a sign? Haha!) 
Friday, February 12:
We had district meeting today, and my new district seems pretty cool! I knew absolutely none of them. So that was interesting. We played two truths and a lie (which is so much fun when you've been outside the country) and did some interesting training where sister Nielsen had to stick her hand in a pot of dirt and syrup to pick out a scenario with which we were supposed to practice weekly planning (why it couldn't have been a dry bowl of scenarios on paper, I'm not sure). We did some weekly planning today as well, and we went to a ward party! Michelle was teaching the ward how to do a line dance and she was so nervous! We were there for moral support :) she did so great though, and her friend Rick is such a good fellow shipper for her! 
Saturday, February 13:
We had a lot of contacting referrals today, and we met with another one of our ward mission leaders. We had a lesson with who we thought was a less active. Turns out she's super active (her name is Clea) but she lives with nonmembers, and we were able to teach her roommate, Andrea, and have a member present lesson instead of a less active lesson! It all works out! We finished more of our weekly planning tonight after dinner. (Dinners are always at 5 here and they are sometimes a lot more casual and sometimes a lot more fancy than YSA. It's always families though and we never go out to eat, so that was pretty different!)
Sunday, February 14:
We went to 9 hours of church today, taught Primary in one of the wards, and greeted everyone on their way into each sacrament meeting! Sunday's are a lot more tiring in family wards! Instead of maybe teaching relief society and getting to take a break from smiling while you're in the car driving to the next building, you're always on your game. Haha you're always greeting people, making conversation in the car with members as you drive to the next place, trying to get kids to listen to you, and remembering every persons name possible. It's intense, but AWESOME. I'm so up for the challenge. I thought I would be so much more mentally tired than I was, but it was super fun! We met with 3 more ward mission leaders today and we tried to contact some referrals with no luck. But I'm learning the area more! It's hard because we have two neighborhoods basically with a little trail in between them, and like every other street is a different ward. It's all about memorization here. But our dinner had us decorate cookies and they gave us valentines and treats and it was super fun!! 
The inversion is so terrible here that this is the first time I could even see the mountains! A lot of missionaries here get bronchitis and asthma because of the inversion. Haha it's crazy! I thought it was fog, but apparently it's trapped pollution.

I just thought this sign was so funny. Like come on! Is it really that big of a deal??
We got heart attacked by our STL's!  

The companionship on the town! This was the crazy Sunday of walking and tons of church :)

This is what happens when we exercise on PDAY mornings... It kinda turns into reading emails. But we've been really good about exercising! We go to the church building across the street (it's like literally 2 minutes away walking... Utah.)
The new district! From left to right: E. Montatip (he's not in our district, he's one of the zone leaders just sitting in), me, S. Nielsen, E. Brandner, E. Rocha, E. Reeder (this is his first transfer. He's pretty short- 6'8"), E. Ervin, E. Alford (District leader), E. Kila. 

Week 20: "You have a baby face"

Monday, February 15:
We had the most chill p-day of my MISSION. We went to Walmart so sister Nielsen could buy some stuff, and then we were home the rest of the day. We may have gone kinda stir crazy indoors, but it was also a really nice time to just chill. We had a lesson with Ayla at 6 and she's so funny! It's a bit hard to keep her focused since she's like 12 but she's so solid! She's so excited to be baptized, the only hard part is that her grandparents won't give consent yet. We're working with her on helping her talk to them and explaining that this is something she really wants to do. 
Tuesday, February 16:
We visited referrals most of the morning today and then had a lesson with Randy! :) he's doing so great and the sun was shining so much today and that made him the happiest I've seen him! The sun really does change people's mood, that's for sure! We also had a lesson with Donell and Todd. Donell is less active and super super nice. After a close family member died, she decided that she wanted to take the missionary discussions and come back to church because of the spirit she felt at the funeral. Todd isn't a member, but sits in on all the lessons. He doesn't want to participate or anything, but he's there to support Donell, which is super sweet. 
Wednesday, February 17:
Today was kind of a slow day in the morning. There was a huge storm and it randomly snowed like CRAZY. We spent most of the morning inviting women to the Super Saturday this week, and emailing them the class schedule and everything! Like, we emailed every investigator, less active, and recent convert we had to see if they could come :) we had a lesson with Michele tonight, and we taught her about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We also touched on word of wisdom at the very end because we know she has some problems with that. Our next lesson with her will be only the word of wisdom and law of chastity and it should be pretty interesting! We also had a lesson with Ernie and Rachel tonight, and apparently Rachel usually hates missionaries and they have to work to get them to like her, but Sister Nielsen said that she's the nicest she's ever been, and I had just met her that night! We had a really good discussion about the Atonement of Jesus Christ and then Ernie had me do some weird psychological test where I draw a tree and then he analyzes it and tells me who I am from that tree. You know me, always a skeptic, but I'm willing to try! So I draw my amazing tree, and he tells me that I'm focused more on making sure others are happy other than myself, I don't feel grounded, I have a lot of chaos in my life though I try to organize it, and that I feel exposed. Also he said that I rely on outside sources for energy. So basically all of that was a lie, but it was interesting haha! :) He was so proud of himself after that he dropped the paper like you do a mic. So funny Face with tears of joyFace with tears of joy
Thursday, February 18:
We had another lesson with Ayla today where it took us a full half hour to go through just the 10 commandments. This girl can turn anything into any topic, it's a talent really. She's hilarious, it just takes a little longer to teach her sometimes because suddenly we're talking about how great this treehouse museum is down the road. She's crazy :) we had a correlation meeting with one of our ward mission leaders, Brother Bean, who has the cutest craziest little 1 year old son! I don't remember what his name was but he would just be squealing, run up to us and slam into our legs and squeal while running away. This was the whole time during the correlation. Little hard to focus haha but super fun :) We also had a really good lesson with a less active member named Melanie, and she was telling me all about her travels throughout Europe and BASICALLY LETS GO TO EUROPE. I sound so spoiled when I'm like, "Oh I've always wanted to go to Europe!!" And then they find out I've been in Asia and Australia and they're done talking to me. If you were wondering, I tell people I'm from Washington, unless they spend 10 minutes talking about how much they hate Washington (even then I say it). OH MY GOODNESS. I forgot to tell you about Becky! So we stop by this house to say hi to Becky, who has a nonmember husband. We sit down with her for a second and she goes right in about how she was so angry at the part sister missionaries in this area and that she and her husband HATE everyone from Seattle, Washington, and they're all a bunch of two-faced liars and they were just the scum of the earth. So then she turns to me and asks, "So where are you from, Sister? Please don't say Seattle." And I just couldn't help it so I go, "Seattle, Washington..(the shock on her face was great).. But we can say I'm from Singapore because that's where my parents live" so funny. We also correlated with Brother Thompson today, and they were like, "oh, you can stay until 10, right?" And I'm like "NO WE HAVE TO BE HOME BY 9:30 AT THE LATEST AHHHHHH" and made them take us home right then. #rulesareforyourprotection #imsocool
Friday, February 19:
District meeting, as always! Sister Nielsen and I had to do a role play in front of the district, but luckily it was an easy one of just sharing a member message with an active couple. I got 9 letters!! NINE. People in the zone were legitimately angry with me. So a thank you everyone that sent me a letter! I love letters so much and it makes everyone else super mad! Haha like 5 different people had to come up to me and say, "are you sister Jensen? You got all those letters. All of them. Is it your birthday?" NO ITS NOT AND ALL OF YOU CAN EAT IT. As you can see, I'm still working on kindness. After that we did service for Jenna, a pregnant lady with a 2 year old. Her life is CRAZY. We did her laundry and her kid was screaming everywhere and slamming her face into picture frames and falling off chairs and eventually they both fell asleep on the couch while we did laundry and cleaned little Lolo's room. It was crazy, but pretty funny. And really good to help out since she's having an awful pregnancy and about to pop and she has no family or friends around here. Nothing too huge for the rest of the day, just weekly planning and correlating with another ward mission leader, Brother Gibson. They made us smoothies and their little girls kept hugging us and drawing us pictures and it was great. Family wards are just so different from YSA wards. 
Saturday, February 20:
Today we had super Saturday!! Absolutely no one that we invited showed up. Missionary life! What are you gonna do. We went to one class called meal planning with Pinterest though... And this lady had her whole LIFE planned out basically. She makes a meal plan for every day of every month and is always trying new recipes from Pinterest like everyday and we're like how do you have time to do that?!?! Parents have busier schedules than missionaries! We at least get 8 hours off once a week. We had a lesson with Michele after that about the word of wisdom and it was kind of intense. She got pretty angry about it, but by the end she was totally committed to living he word of wisdom. Don't ask me how that happened. The Lord works in mysterious ways. We had a lesson with Boston and Kaden, two kids whose Dad wants them to be baptized (we're not sure how supportive the mom is). They were both CRAZY and we somehow got through the restoration. You'd have to ask Sister Nielsen how she accomplished that one. I still feel like I have no idea how to teach children, but I'll get there! We had a lesson with Mana, a less active we just met that night, who has a nonmember husband. It turns out that she JUST found her long lost sister of 23 years. She's been stuck in Africa after she was kidnapped from them at the age of 1 and raised by this random lady who told her that she was her mom. It was exactly Tangled. It was the most crazy story ever. Honestly, for like 10 minutes we were just in awe. They found her!! And they're getting her back! This girl was told that she had no family and she's just finding out that she had 16 siblings and that her parents are alive!! 
Sunday, February 21:
Sunday's are definitely really long. I love them, don't get me wrong. But 3 sacrament meetings in a row where you greet everyone with a permanent smile and you sit there quietly reading the scriptures and taking notes kind of gives me a headache. You're just on all day because you're ALWAYS seen. I don't know why I just wasn't feeling it this Sunday haha, all of our lessons cancelled and I just had the most massive migraine all day. But I'm fine!! As always, it gets better and the Lord provides a way :) 
Pictures from this week! We took a lot more videos than pictures, but videos don't send over email for some reason... So here are the pictures!
us after walking in the snow!
A sign we saw on one of the doors next to one we knocked on. We didn't dare knock ;)

I'm turning into Sister Holcomb!! Hahaha I finally broke out my rain jacket for the crazy rain snowstorm that was going on

Sunday selfiez! 
When sister Nielsen tried to take a picture of the moon WITHOUT ME IN IT

The hilarious email we got from President today

zone picture taken from last transfer's zone conference
Love you all!! 
Sister Jensen

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sometimes the Lord sends you to old ladies


Monday, January 25: finger painting and master matchmakers! 
Today was just p-day! Not much happened except we got a ton of family history work done because our p-day was pretty open and this old guy missionary came up to us and said, "Man I wish I could just waste my day on the computer all day all week like you missionaries." That one slightly got to me. Because it was p-day and we only have like 5 hours of p-day anyway!!! ahhhhh! Haha but we had FHE with Central 2nd, and it was fingerpainting! It was super fun :) We brought Rick along (one of Leo's friends) to meet Paige and they totally hit it off! Wooooo! Haha YSA is so much fun, I love it so much. We had dinner with someone this week who said that they served in YSA their whole mission. I'm so down for that. Sister Holcomb got sick tonight though, so the zone leaders came over to give her a blessing. We didn't realize how messy our apartment was until they knocked on the door. Yeesh!
Tuesday, January 26: helped Hayley move and sisters aren't safe! (Jk we're fine)
Hayley moved to North Salt Lake! :( But we got to help her! And it was really good too because it helped her nonmember roommate see that we were normal people that just want to help out. She even hugged us when we left! So now the elders in Bountiful YSA have them so I emailed them and told them all about her and her awesome roommate. She's just so sweet! I'm really going to miss teaching Hayley, but maybe I'll go into Bountiful YSA sometime in my mission to see her! Sister Thetford and Sister Cheng (exchanges) came to help Hayley move and told us that yesterday some sisters in Glendale were mugged!! They weren't hurt or anything, but they were pretty shaken and all their stuff was stolen. They had to do a police report and everything. Guess what Sisters it was though :( Sister Mooneyhan and Gonzales. I really hope she's okay. :(
Wednesday, January 27: Sometimes the Lord sends you to old ladies
Today we spent the whole day walking and visiting less active referrals. It wasn't super exciting, except right at the end of the night we knocked on the door of 4 supposed less active YSA members, and an 87-year-old lady answered! She was so excited to let us in and said they we were the answer to her prayers! We just talked to her and asked her about her life and it was such a sweet experience :) The Lord doesn't care if you're in YSA or a family ward, when He needs you to go to someone, He will send you there. And it turns out she's lived there for like 40 years, so we have no idea where those less active YSA members are then!
Thursday, January 28: Paranoia settles in
Today was more referral contacting and member messages. I felt sick all day for some reason, and got suuuuper paranoid (in sister jensen fashion) and barricaded the door that night with chairs. But guess what? No one broke in. So either I saved our lives or I'm a crazy person. Win/win either way. I've been barricading the door every night. Why not? :)
Friday, January 29: The lost wallet scare of 2016 + learning how to do pro makeup
Today we didn't have much until district meeting, where Sister Holcomb got an email from her bank that she had -$80 in her account when yesterday she had $15. She was freaking out and one of the elders said, "Well where's your wallet?" And she searched her bag and it wasn't there, we ran past the super concerned zone leaders to check in the car for it, and it wasn't there either. By now she's freaking out and not knowing what to do, and we saw the nicer, more mature side of the zone leaders (lol) because they told her calmly exactly what she had to do to replace everything in her wallet, they told her to call her mom and if president got mad that they would take the blame, and so she called her mom and guess what? It was an amazon prime charge. Haha! She wanted to watch princess diaries the day before her mission and she got an amazon prime trial just to watch it for free and it didn't cancel and it just charged her now! Also her wallet was just in a weird pocket in her bag :). Bu also during weekly planning, we took turns calling people so that we could do the most ridiculous makeup possible on ourselves. That's what the picture is down there. We're crazy. We know. 
Saturday, January 30: Sister Holcomb baptism and amazing splits lesson!
Sister Holcomb had a baptism in her old area this morning, so we had to go on splits so that she could go to it and that I could keep the work moving forward in our area (thems the rules). So I was with Emma from Parleys and she was with Paige. It was really good for Paige to go to a baptism, and Emma and I did a member message with Janiece. And then we decided to stop by a less active referral, Sharah (the same one we helped move a while ago) and she was home and we got to meet with her and have a really awesome chat! All her concerns came out, and Emma was so great to have there. because she had worked through the same concerns at one point too. 
Sunday, January 31: Leo was confirmed! And Sister Holcomb dropped a burrito.
We had such a good sunday! We went to Monument Park at 9, and at 12 went to their mingle (for food of course) because Kristy cancelled our lesson for today :( But it was burritos! So exciting! We were on our way to the ward mission meeting for Central 2nd and walking up the stairs and Sister Holcomb fell up the stairs while holding the burrito on a plate and the burrito "slapped the stairs" (her words) and we helped her up (Ben WML and I ) and it was very messy and all over the place and she ate her burrito with tears still on her face. It's moments like these that I realize how awesome my companion is hahaha! She said, "Some burrito is better than none burrito" I wrote that in my journal. But also Leo was confirmed into the Central 2nd ward, and it was so amazing. We had a really rough stake correlation today, where we just got a lot of advice at once and I almost started crying. We're just really low on numbers and that's super not okay to the stake. It was good advice though!
This is my "you better not be taking a selfie during district meeting in full view of our district leader" face.
How missionaries entertain themselves. I don't even know what's wrong with us sometimes. Luckily none of our investigators see us like this.
When I set up our dinner to be at a Vietnamese restaurant while sister Holcomb was napping and had no say in the matter! First time having Vietnamese food in the states, and it was pretty good!
This is when I maybe think that i should go into something with technology because I didn't even notice sister Holcomb take a selfie. Look how hypnotized I am. (There's a wall of touch screen computers with little infographics in the church history museum) also, no makeup and natural hair! Eat it! (Syke there's a ton of product in my hair and it's still frizzy)
Why I'm not allowed to speak at conference. 
Love you all!! 
Sister Jensen