Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Another Great Week in Virginia

Written by Elder Nate Jensen, serving in the Washington D.C. South Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking English.

Well, this week was a little bit slower. We are really just stuck in a rut with Randy (name changed for privacy). He loves the church, but he doesn't want to make any progress until his wife is on board. She is currently living in Bolivia until December, but the missionaries got in contact with her on Friday. We did take Randy to the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center this week, which was awesome. He loved it. We watched the Joseph Smith movie, which is such a powerful movie.

We also met Randy's mom and sister at a company barbecue that he invited us to (we had steak and Alaskan king crab legs...the best dinner on the mission so far!). The next day, she came to church, so who knows. We invited her to come again, and she said that she would think about it.

We did a decent amount of tracting (street contacting, knocking on doors, etc.) this week, and it actually yielded some results!! We have two solid appointments on Tuesday, so I am pretty excited about that. It should be good.

Unfortunately, Karol (name changed for privacy) had to cancel our appointment this week, but we saw her at Panera Bread on Thursday when we went with Randy. So we set up another appointment with her for tomorrow.

The less active members who came to church last week came again this week, which was awesome. We are going over for their Family Home Evening tonight. She said her husband (who is not a member of the church) is probably going to sit in :)

The members of the church out here in Virginia are awesome. We did three member invites last night (that means teaching a short lesson, then inviting the members to do something missionary related). Our ward has a party on Saturday, so we invited people to invite their friends to that. Every single family we spoke to had the names of the people that they were going to invite. One of the families asked us for all of our investigators' names so they can pray for them by name. That follows right along with the council given at General Conference. They feed us really well too, which is great. I am putting the pounds back on that I lost up in Shirlington, haha!

Well, I think that pretty much sums up our week. Love you guys tons and miss you!! Oh yeah, one last thing...Today Broken took us to Great Falls. It was awesome. I will send pictures next week. It is in a way nice area, and someone actually has a house designed exactly like the White House, just scaled down smaller, haha! And it's for sale right now...only $4 million, if you want it, haha! Just kidding! Love you!!

Elder Nate Jensen

Elder Jensen Loves Manassas, Virginia

"Don't ever give this up."