Hey there! It's been another week! Time is already starting to take flight.
This week was a little different. For one, I got to call the Fam TWICE. That was awesome and a huge blessing from President Andersen. We didn't get into the homes of very many investigators, but we were able to meet with more members! Which is something we haven't really been able to do. It's fun getting to know the members a little more and establishing that connection. It has also helped my Spanish a montón. I am now able to understand the larger part of talks and lessons in church.
Speaking of church, I almost lost my finger yesterday! Woo! Saturday evening and Sunday morning were very windy, and it is very often that the large plastic dumpsters in the street flip on their sides. Upon entering the church, Elder Garrard noticed that this had happened with a nearby dumpster, and suggested we lift it back up. The saint. As we lifted, one of the lids closed in a place where I didn't expect it to close. That place was right where my finger was. So it's clamped down on my finger, I've already screamed through gritted teeth that we need to put it back down, and Elder Garrard, the saint that he is, tried to ease the pressure by lifting the lid. This did not ease the pressure. As a matter of fact, it increased the pressure! So we CLOSED the lid which freed my finger. The tip of my finger was practically flat. Luckily, it has since reformed to its normal shape, I only lost an out layer of skin, and I'm slowly regaining feeling! Right now, I can only feel the innermost part of my finger. It feels like it's wrapped in a bandage, but that's just the outer part of my finger. So yeah! That was cool.
Elder Jensen's mom
This has been a nice P-Day so far. I'm on point with my budget *fist pump* which is giving much more satisfaction than I thought it would. I also took on the brunt of the monstrosity that is our bathroom. I could tell that no one had even attempted to touch the bathroom with a disinfectant for well over a transfer. I was battling an odorous mold that was establishing itself in our shower, a mold that was starting to grow on the ceiling, and a toilet. Not going to describe the toilet. All of those along with the other basic bathroom stuff. I had a hay day with the bleach. So it's much better now! And I'll finish up any loose ends next week. This morning we've also helped Manuel (old man who baked me a whole cake when we first met) replace the hose for his butane tank. Everyone's heated water runs on butane tanks. We also had an eating cita (appointment) that went very well!
My first zone conference is on Wednesday in Seville. I'm kinda excited about that. I also have my interview with the president tomorrow.
Huh. My birthday is in five days. That's kinda weird.
Good luck with your surgery mom! I hope and pray all goes well!
Keep writing and keep asking questions, please! I'll keep doing the things that missionaries do.
Elder Jensen :)
(The internet was shut off at the church building during our Mother's Day call,
so Mission President Anderson allowed Jacob to finish the call a few days later.
Since it was midday instead of 5AM, Jacob got to talk to Will!
We were very happy to be able to have a few more minutes with our missionary.)