Short Correspondence

Sorry, guys, I forgot to write the e-mail this week until everybody said that they’re about ready to go. I’m gonna’ keep it brief, with that being said.

We didn’t have a whole lot going on this week. It’s been discouraging to us a bit (kinda seems that whenever I go into an area it dies), so we were a little … well, I guess the best way to put it is we were lacking this week. One of the missionaries we live with talked to us about it, though, and we’re going to keep trying.
Right now we just really need to find new investigators, and the only way seems to be through potential and former investigators, so we’re going to start doing that.
One thing that is cool is that an Elder I really like to spend time with is in this zone again. His name is Elder Brooksby. We give them a ride on p-days.
All in all, I’m grateful that the way things are is how I’m ending my mission–at least on the missionary side. On the work side … things will improve, I’m sure.

Thanks for reading, everyone. Have a good week.
Elder Jensen out.

From: Jonah David Jensen
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 1:50 PM
To: Jim Jensen
Subject: Re: Re: Replies

Oh, that’s right. I figured you told me something about that…. At least you like the new guy.
That’s intense. I’m glad to hear everything’s alright, and that the guy wasn’t a jerk. He probably saw Sariah and you and realized what was happening, I would guess.

On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Jim Jensen <jim.jensen@live.com> wrote:
It’s weird that you say the RC mission hasn’t gotten enough missionaries. I was thinking you had too many based on how often you teach.

Well, I was reporting to the CTO (my friend Blake that I’ve worked with for 20+ years) but we had some big technology problems that required someone be a sacrificial lamb and since he was the Chief Technology Officer, he was let go. Not really his fault, lots of politics, totally unfair, but it is what it is. I’m just trying to make the best of it.

Yea, Sariah had a close call the other day when I was with her, but I didn’t tell Mom cause it would have freaked her out. She drove us over to Aunt Laurie’s to pick up Anna and she didn’t slow down enough to make the right turn. A guy was pulling out of Laurie’s street just as she was turning in too fast. It freaked everyone out, and I tried to grab the steering wheel to pull to the right, but I missed. But she pulled it off somehow (pretty sure there was some angels helping steer at that point). The guy honked at her and then backed up to talk to us in front of Laurie’s house. I told her to roll down the window and just say sorry. I thought he was going to cuss her out, but he was nice and said, “Is everything OK? I though you had some kind of emergency.” It was weird, and when he left and he said, “God bless.” So there’s that. She’s doing really good though. She pays a lot of attention.

Dad

From: Jonah David Jensen
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 11:55 AM
To: Jim Jensen
Cc: Susan Jensen
Subject: Re:

On Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 5:18 AM, Jim Jensen <jim.jensen@live.com> wrote:
Hey Elder,

So that’s a big change to see your zones combine. Is that because the number of missionaries is down?
Yeah, the Rancho Cucamonga mission hasn’t gotten as many as they need lately.

I can’t believe you’re on your last transfer. Your next one is going to be transferring back home. I know you’re going to “die” to y our mission, but you’re going to wake up in the celestial kingdom with your family. Haha. It’s going to be so awesome.
Ha ha, it’s so true. It’s kind of funny, ’cause I can just tell people, “I’m transferring to the Highland Ward” which is a ward in Rancho Cucamonga.

Sounds like you guys got some new roommates, which isn’t a bad thing. Should be an enjoyable last month.
Yeah, it’s gonna’ be great.

Pretty quick week on the home front. Things are starting to settle down a little. I really like my new boss and some good changes have come from all the drama, so I’m really optimistic about things right now.
That’s awesome to hear. Why did you get a new boss again?

My day trip to Fargo, North Dakota, was good. It rained while I was there, which was nice. There hasn’t been much rain in Utah this summer. When I was waiting in line through security in SLC there was a bunch of missionaries exiting nearby. The guy in line in front of me saw an Elder he knew and called him over and they chatted. What a coincidence that the first person he sees after he gets home is some dude from his ward while his mom was waiting just downstairs. Haha.
Ha ha, that is strange.

Next week should be quiet. Sariah has EFY and Anna has Clear Creak. Sariah is still busy with volleyball and learning how to drive. She drove us up to Suncrest to look at the lights after the sun went down yesterday. It was a little nerve-wracking because they are digging up the road to the top and it’s down to two lanes with a bunch of cones all the way up. But she’s doing great.
Summer’s coming to a close. I hope Sariah enjoys EFY. That’s good to hear she’s doing good. Hasn’t crashed into a tree or anything? Ha ha.

I’m really scraping for things to say, so sorry for the short letter this week. Looking forward to hearing from you. Have a great week!
It’s all good. I don’t need a ton of things, just enough to get an idea, ha ha.

All my love,

Dad

On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 6:23 PM, Susan Jensen <susan.jensen@hotmail.com> wrote:

Woot, woot! Partay! Got a letter from the YSA Alpine stake for us and you to get you going to their classes when you get home.  Crazy to be getting that. It makes it so real.

 LIke, get me going to the YSA ward?

I got a picture from Chipper Browns mom with the two of you. That’s cool that he came back and you were able to see him!  Reggies dad said he’s having a bit of a hard adjustment. He got a full time job and will wait for January to start school.  Elijah Turner had his farewell today and it was great. We also had my niece, Mysti’s, son Elijah’s birthday. He just turned one. So it was the Elijah day!

 Yeah, it was awesome to get to see him again, ha ha. When she saw me, a youth in the ward had taken my magnet tag and put it on his suit, so I put my clip tag on my suit. She approached and she was like, “Elder Jensen!” to me, and then she looked at the youth in confusion and said, “Or, are you Elder Jensen?” It was really funny, ha ha.

I love summer and it’s going by so fast. But it just means it’s getting almost time to have my boy back. Things are good around here. I hope your week has been ok. I know the work is hard. Missions are hard. Are you teaching anyone this week?

 We did not get to teach anyone this week :/ It was kind of a dull week. Elder Broadhead and I are going to go through the area book soon to find former and potential investigators to visit, probably.

Not much else is going on so I’ll just wait to hear from you. Love you! Oh, can you give me your address again? I may send you something for one last time from Amazon.

 Sure: 18887 Yucca St., Hesperia, CA 92345

Love you!!!

Mother

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