Monday, March 2, 2015

New Missionary Companion

Hello Every One!!!!!
 What a week!!! I think it will be easiest for me just to go day by day!! 
Monday: This past Monday was crazy. We thought at the beginning of this week that we were not going to have a P-day because in used to be on Transfer week, Tuesday was our P-day... however President surprised us and told us that P-day is now always going to be on Mondays, whether it is a transfer week or not. Of Course this was difficult because we had already planned our week. So we went to the Mission Office for Sister Bullock's last interview and Employment seminar. While we were there I got to see Sister Waller and Sister Hassan (both of my past STLs) and Sister Egbert and Sister Condie and I all went out and went to do service and email. Sorry that I didn't send any personal emails last week, I only had about 50 minutes. We then went to pick up Sister Bullock, went to P-day, and the rest of that day was pretty normal.
 Tuesday: Tuesday was probably one of the longest days I have ever had on my mission!!! It started off at 6:30 as normal, and because this was the day that Sister Bullock was leaving, Sister Waller, Sister Condie, Sister Calder, and Sister Perrero, all came over to surprise Sister Bullock with breakfast. It is hard to keep secrets from your companion... I am very glad that I do not have to do that again. After studies, Sister Waller and Condie took Sister Bullock to the mission office and I went with Sister Calder and Perrero for the day. We spent half of the day in my area and half in theirs. We actually had a really cool miracle in my area. The other day when Sister Bullock and I had been to visit a less-active in the ward, a group of people behind our car asked us if we had just been to visit the lady in the house we were parked in front of. We told them no, but they told us that the lady had just had a new baby. Right away, I put that in the back of my mind to remember to stop by and say hello!! Well on Tuesday we stopped by and it turns out that her dad is a member and her mom is taking the lessons. She didn't seem interested, but we planted another seed that hopefully will be sowed in the future!!! I spent the night in the Lynnwood branch.
Wednesday: Wednesday was kind of a nerve racking day!!! From the morning until 1:30 I was in the Lynnwood branch, but by 1:00 Sister Perrero and Sister Calder took me to go pick up my new companion!!! 5 new sisters and 6 new elders joined us in the Great Calgary Canada Mission this week!!! So cool experience!! All last week as soon as I found out that I was going to be training, I started praying for my new companion and asking Heavenly Father that He might help me love her from the very start. As we went to the new missionary meeting, President always does this thing where all of the new missionaries go up and bear their testimonies. It is really cool to watch, because you get to see how much they love the gospel and how much they will grow. As I watched the Sister go up, one by one I would look at them and try to figure out who my new companion would be. As the last one got up, I was immediately filled with joy and love for this sister.... and because of my prayers I took that as an answer. Of course after that President always has all of his trainers get up, says that we should be more experienced at discerning by now, and lets us pick who we think our new companion will be. When He got to me I said Sister Kendrick (the last sister who went up). When we were all done we sat down and the new area assignments begin. When Sister Kendrick got called up, there had already been 2 other sisters given their assignments and when she read the area of Prairie Winds on her call and said my name I was filled with happiness and love!!! My new companion is now Sister Kendrick. She is from Hooper, Utah!! She was in color guard and loves marching band just as much as I do. She plays the Violin. She loves Doctor Who and Sherlock and Merlin and Chuck and just about everything else that I do. She told me later that after I picked her she knew that I was her companion!!! SOOOO COOOOOLLLL!!!!! I love this gospel and the spirit! That night we jumped right into things and we got unpacked, had a quick 15 minute dinner, and left for our very first lesson together with Morgan!! After that we had our very 2nd lesson together with Kirsten (who got a new place)!!! Such a crazy day full of miracles and wonderfulness!!
Thursday: Transfer day!!! Thursday was transfer day for the rest of the missionaries. President asked for us to come back with our new companions so that they could be introduced into the mission. It was so nice to see so many people that I missed and love from my last area as well as get updates about my investigators!! I also learned that the Mandarin elders in that area are teaching on of the potentials that Sister Martin and I found named Franklin!!! ANOTHER MIRACLE!!! We found him on a whim of knocking doors after an appointment fell through!!! The only bad part about Thursday was that I seemed to be getting a super bad cold... :(. Sister Perrero ended up having to come with us for the day because her companion was coming up from the south and when we went back to drop her off I got to see more wonderful people including SISTER MARTIN (my trainer) and not only that but Sister Perrero's new companion is............ SISTER MARTIN!!! It will be so cool to have my trainer in my zone for her last transfer, especially because she served in Prairie Winds before she served in Evergreen.
Friday: Well Friday was the day of no voice for Sister Jensen. However, we helped Kirsten to move into her new place and had another miracle about prayer. Somehow in the move the keys to everything for Kirsten got lost. She was kind of sacred and so we suggested that we take 10 minutes, say a prayer, and then search. I went out with Sister Kendrick to talk to her son Lochlan and asked him if he would say a prayer. After he did, we went inside to try a few ideas, and then found the keys!!! We all said a prayer of thanks and talked to Kirsten. Both Sister Kendrick and I feel like that was a very powerful and important experience for her and Lochlan to have together.
Saturday: Pretty normal day. Still no voice and my cold got worse.
Sunday: Most interesting Sunday ever. I felt much better by Sunday which was really nice. Because it was the 1st sunday of the month, we had fast and testimony meeting, but this time it was a four ward meeting. We all got together at the Stake Center, and it was a really powerful meeting. After the first hour was over, all of the Primary and Nursery kids went to their classes, and all of the adults and youth stayed. We had a really cool presentation from a man name Jordan Harvey. He travels all over the states and Canada giving classes, seminars, and church meetings about the Truth About Pornography. It was really interesting and not as awkward as I felt it would be.
 Well that is my week in a nutshell. Sorry about the length but so much happened this week that I really happened this week that I wanted to share. Sister Kendrick is amazing. She is really pushing me to be the best missionary that I can be!!! I feel like she is training me more than I am training her. I am excited for the week to come. Thank you all for your wonderful emails!! I love you lots. I know that Heavenly Father hears and Answers our prayers and that He is aware of us. You are all amazing!!!

Sister Kelliann Jensen 

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