Monday, July 31, 2017

The Keystone

¡Hola mis queridos amigos!
Hi my dear friends! 

¡Este semana fue bien milagrosa! Fuimos a mi última Conferencia de Zona y hablamos mucho acerca del Libro de Mormón. Realmente es la clave de nuestra religión y mi creencia en Jesucristo se basa en ello. Por el Libro de Mormón, no hay duda de que Cristo es El Salvador del mundo, el Hijo Unigénito del Padre, el Redentor del Mundo. Yo sé que Jesucristo vive, y que por él podemos ser salvos. No hay ninguna duda en mi mente de esto. Sé que al leerlo, encontrarán paz, felicidad, y gozo eterno. Es algo que ha cambiado mi vida, y la vida de muchos de mis amigos.

This week was miraculous! We went to my last Zone Conference and talked a lot about the Book of Mormon. It really is the key to our religion and my belief in Jesus Christ is based upon it. By the Book of Mormon, there is no doubt that Christ is the Savior of the world, the only begotten of the Father, and Redeemer of the world. I know that Jesus Christ lives, and that through him, we can be saved. There is not a doubt in my mind of this. I know that as you read it, you will find peace, happiness and eternal joy, it is something that has changed my life, and the lives of many of my friends.

Personalmente, me ha bendecido bastante. Todavía recuerdo el día en el cual tenía mi primer ataca de ansiedad. Gracias a mi Padre Celestial, tenía un amigo fiel quien, después de escucharme, me dijo, "Breanna, tienes que leer tu Libro de Mormón y orar. Dios te ama, por favor, no lo olvides." Me cortó la llamada y empecé de leer. Paré después de algunos versículos y oré. Al orar, un sentimiento de paz inefable entró mi corazón, y sentí el amor de mi Padre Celestial. Se, de propia experiencia, que el Libro de Mormón es verdadero, y que testifica del amor de nuestro Padre Celestial.

Personally, it has blessed me very much. I still remember the day when I had my first anxiety attack. Thanks to my Heavenly Father, I had a loyal friend whom, after hearing me out, said, "Breanna, you have to read the Book of Mormon and pray. God loves you, please don't forget." He hung up after that, and I started to read. I stopped after a few verses and just prayed. As I did so, a feeling of peace that I can't explain entered my heart, and I felt the love God had for me. I know, of my own experience, that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it testifies of the love of our Heavenly Father.

"pensando que esa oportunidad de hacer saber a la gente lo que había sucedido entre ellos, y que el contemplar aquella escena los haría creer en el poder de Dios, corrió, pues, de casa en casa, haciéndolo saber al pueblo." Alma 19:17, El Libro de Mormón 

"supposing that this opportunity, by making known unto the people what had happened among them, that by beholding this scene it would cause them to believe in the power of God, therefore she ran forth from house to house, making it known unto the people." Alma 19:17, The Book of Mormon

Es por el Libro de Mormón que estoy aquí, corriendo de casa en casa anunciando la verdad. Cristo vive, Dios nos ama, y han extendido sus manos otra vez en amor para guiarnos mediante un profeta. 

It is because of the Book of Mormon that I am here, running from house to house announcing this great truth. Christ lives, God loves us, and they have extended their hands again in love to guide us through a living prophet.

Les invito a leerlo, y a compartirlo. Les prometen que al hacerlo, encontrarán las respuestas a la duda, y la paz a la ansiedad del mundo.

I invite you to read it, and share it. I promise that as you do, you will find answers to doubt and peace of mind from the anxiety of the world.

¡Que tengan una semana excelente!

Have a great week!

1) Zona de Sarasota
2) Hermanas misioneras de Sarasota
3) Helado de Jeremías, lo mejor en toda la florida
4) Nelson ayudándonos con nuestras paraguas al predicar el evangelio

Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Report

Hola mis amigos!!!

Okay, gotta type fast this week, as always.

It has been a crazy awesome week!

We had transfers on Wednesday and our Ward received a new set of Hermanas, so there are 3 sets of missionaries now serving in the Cortez Ward! It is awesome! Hermana Chavez came here with a new Hermana, named Hermana Scanlan! They are great. We also will get to have our own Spanish District now because there are enough of us to put together a District, so Tuesdays will be a blast! I am looking forward for the opportunity to immerse myself even more in the Spanish language!

Things are going really well here! The Elders will be having a baptism this week and we are going to have a Missionary Bootcamp on Sunday night, to teach the principles of Missionary Work to the members of the ward. It is going to be amazing.

Miracle this week.... Too many!

We had a Noche de Hogar (Family Home Evening) with Leo and Suzie and the Bishop's family and it was definitely spirit led. We planned to talk about Lehi's Dream from the Book of Mormon, and when we sat down and started chatting before the lesson, Bishop Partida said "Leo you have to hold tight to the Iron Rod!" It was so cool. We said, "Bishop, that is exactly what we are talking about today! How did you know?" We were all laughing at the end too, because he did this little activity, which was also exactly what we had written down in our plans! Either we are pretty easy to figure out, or our Bishop is called of God. I think the latter of the two is true.

On Thursday, we had our first "Member Meal." We had dinner lined up with Leo and Suzie and a couple from the ward, but Leo and Suzie had to cancel last minute, so we just ate with the member couple instead. Well, it was so cool. It's the first time in my whole mission that I have just eaten dinner in a members home, without having investigators there, and the spirit was just so strong. She even called another couple to come join us who will be getting sealed on the 19th of August, so we were able to share a message with everyone. It was so amazing to feel the spirit work through us and feel that the message we were sharing was what they needed at that time. I know that God guides his children and that we are called to the Wards/Branches/Stakes we are called to to uplift and bless those we serve with.

Saturday, was amazing. (But then again, Missionary Work in general is amazing!) (:
So, we were south of our apartment around 8:15, and we were debating going home early in order to catch up on 12 Week, when Adonay, a former investigator, called us. He said "I see your car parked across the street, why don't you come visit me anymore?" We said that we had tried to come by a few times, but he had never answered, and we didn't even have his most recent phone number to call him about anything. Anyways, we decided to go by and he wants to learn again! It was cool because he told us about his doubts and how he really just wants to know and we talked about how he can pray and receive answers and shared Elder Bednar's comparison about how to receive answers from the spirit. Such a miracle.

We were asked to read "The Greatest Generation of Young Adults" by Elder M Russell Ballard from the April 2015 General Conference in preparation for District Meeting this week, and it is definitely worth the read! He made a few references to the Army of Helaman, and it has caused me to ask myself 3 questions:

"How can I be more like the stripling warriors?"
"How can I learn to teach more like their mothers taught them, while I teach my investigators?"
"How can I become more like Helaman in the way that he leads them, with respect to the Sisters in the Zone?"

I thought it was so interesting how many ways I could apply this scripture to myself, and will be studying it out this week.

Hope everyone has an amazing week and that you share the light and love of Jesus Christ with those around you!

"ni uno solo de ellos habia perecido... y lo atribuimos con justicia al milagroso poder de Dios, por motivo de su extraoridnaria fe... que habia un Dios justo, y que todo aquel que no dudara, seria preservado por su maravilloso poder" (Alma 57:25-26).


Hermana Breanna Jensen

(Cortez Warriors, and Nelson!)

(Natalie and Honey!)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Pictures from the Week

Just enough time for pictures this week! 
Last District Meeting of the transfer, taco chili, and the last exchange of the transfer! 

Hard to believe how time has flown! 

We are both staying in Cortez and Hermana Chavez will be joining us with her new companion! I will send pictures of the new Cortez team next week!

This transfer is going to be amazing! 

Keep the faith!

Hermanita Jensen (: <3