Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Burned up a Year!

Hey, It's a Tradition MOM!

Holy cow, I cannot believe that it has been a year since I entered the MTC... So sad!!!! I won't even deny that I did stay up that night and cry, but now I am so sad that I only have a year left to do this amazing work. It is literally the most life altering experience of my entire life. I love being a missionary so much and I absolutely dread the day when I have to take the tag off. Anyway, although it was kind of a sad moment for me, I was also pretty happy. I made it a year, and it has been the best year of my life. It truly has been the happiest I have ever been. And for that, I am soo grateful. I love God and His super legit missionary work! And I love Korea!

On top of that madness, this week was sick! Elder Altejar and I had a blast proselyting this week and trying to work hard for appointments. The work really did pay off: we taught 4 times the number of lessons we taught last week and it was the most Elder Altejar had seen on his entire mission. He is just so happy. I love it! We are just really working hard at raising our expectations and because of that I think we are being blessed. So, boom, we got to teach and of course I love it!
Hitting the Streets

Thursday, the coolest thing happened! But before I tell you about that, I have to provide a funny little background to this story. On Wednesday, it was raining pretty hard and we didn't have any appointments in the afternoon so we had to do some finding. As you can probably imagine, finding in the rain is pretty hard and usually you just end up wet and frustrated, so I had the idea to just go hop on the subway for a while and talk to people there. There were a LOT of people to talk with, so we just went for a joy ride and even gave away a Book of Mormon. NICE! But while we were busy talking to people, I lost track of the stops (I know that's not like me) and being new to the area I still don't really know area boundaries. We went well outside of the area, and right when I noticed we were outside area boundaries in comes a text from President: "Hey Elders, this is President Turner. Please call me when you have a moment.. I would like to talk." My first thought: no way, how did he know we went out of boundaries? But as I kept reading, he said he wanted to go on exchanges with us. Exchanges?!? That actually made me even more nervous than my first thought. So on Thursday we had to go on exchanges with our Mission President and it was so fun! We didn't have any appointments when he came, so we just proselyted and gave away copies of the Book of Mormon to people. I love this work because it is just full of happiness and love.

One last awesome and humbling moment from last week. On Friday I got a random call from the Zone Leaders asking me to perform a baptismal interview the next day (thank you for letting me know in advance), so in my first week as District Leader I did a baptismal interview. And it went so well. The 79 year old man passed and is getting baptized this week! Yeah!!!!

Anyways, super sick week. I am now a dying missionary and also a student of Tagalog (haha). Life is sooo good, and I hope all of yours is as well! 

Love you! 

Elder Jenkins
Zone Activity

Umm this is when the fire alarm went off HAHAHA!!!

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