3 February 2014

Maayong adlaw pamilya,

This past week was a good week. The mission president’s wife came and visited my companion and I and she worked with us for a day. We were able to introduce her to some of our investigators and a recent convert family. At the beginning I was a bit nervous to work with her so my language was struggling more than usual, but I soon got over it. It turns out she doesn’t really know Ilonggo either and I was even able to help her a little bit. 

A little over a week ago we were tracting and found a new family. They are an older family. The mom is basically a grandma and she still has some of her sons that live with her that are in their 20s and 30s. On Tuesday we had our second lesson with these three guys and Sister Aquino was present. We ended up having a really great discussion and taught all of lesson one. They had read all of the pamphlet that we had previously given them and their understanding was really great. It was a great lesson.. and Sister Aquino’s added testimony just helped the lesson perfectly. Plus the lesson was all in Tagalog so I was able to understand and say more. I hope that they will continue to progress and that we can continue to have these great discussions with them.

We have been teaching another family for the past 3 weeks. The Barbosa family. It is a young family. The wife is 26 and the husband is 23 and they have two cute little boys. They are a great family and were showing much progress. They were reading the Book of Mormon and asking great questions about it. However, the other day when we went to teach them they told us that their boss saw them reading the Book of Mormon one day and told them that they had to stop allowing us in their home.

The work is progressing. We continue to find people to teach. We are teaching some kids of one of our recent convert’s neighbors. They are progressing really well and came to church yesterday. The mother is sometimes there during the lessons but she doesn’t want to commit to anything, but she is very supportive in her children’s decisions.

Love Sister Jensen


About rachelejensen

Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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