Monday, July 31, 2017
Hello ! So i havé zéro Time but im doing great ! We moved houses this week and we havé no électricité. Bummer. And a cat walked in and pooped blood all over the floor and i had to clean it up cause i let it in dangit. Im fixing a brang guitare. Il show when its done. The church is true. God is réal and that changes everything. We can havé the best Life ever if we try to Be like Jesus. I love You all. Atl. EJ
Monday, July 24, 2017
The spirit is so cool. We were in a lesson the other day and about halfway through explaining the restoration of the gospel and everything and then our ami brought up the fact that her friend died recently. And IMMEDIATELY the spirit was like "plan of salvation". Over and over and I was like nah we're halfway through this lesson but I know that only the spirit can touch the hearts of others and he can do miracles through us. SO I was like, Ok ya we'll talk about that.
And we proceeded to unvelop the plan of salvation and explained the wonderful truths that DEATH IS NOT THE END! Only a small step in the eternal perspective. And we can see and live with our loved ones for all eternity if we follow God's plan. He is so merciful and loving and is always waiting for us.
Anyways, the spirit did it's job and our ami was all teary eyed and told us how happy she was and it was awesome. Missionary work is so rewarding.
It's not our job nor place to judge other people or to inflict unkind judgements towards them cause we don't understand them, only God does. That's why He has the judgement power- the spirit told Elder Jenkins last week when he was frustrated with another missionary haha
Contention/arguing is one of the best ways to kick the spirit out of the room.
I bought and changed the strings on our bishop's guitar cause I wanted to play it.
Saw all of my friends from Tahaa this week cause they came down to do a temple trip. The temple is the best.
Someone bought us nutella crepes the other day and I would like to publicly thank this Christ-like stranger.
Today we played games with the zone and beach soccer and looked out into the ocean and I still fail to understand why God blesses us so much. He must really love us.
I LOVE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK
Monday, July 17, 2017
The Book of Mormon is by far my favorite book. Like Harry Potter doesn't even come close anymore. There is seriously just so much we can learn from it. I was reading in the book of Ether this week, chapter 12. Which has become one of my fav chapters. While I was reading it I felt like I just couldn't contain myself. Every verse just hit me so hard and I realized how the Spirit was strengthening my testimony.
I've prayed many times to know if the Book of Mormon is true and God has responded so many times with the same answer. YES. When I read this book I can feel God's love. It feels just like a Father's love, even though He's not with us right now. And I've started more and more to feel the Savior's love. It feels like an older brother's love, which is odd, because I don't have any older brothers haha!
I finally finished Le Livre de Mormon for the first time this week (french) And I was so excited because now I get to start again! It's crazy how many more spiritual details I notice when I read now compared to when I started my mission. God ALWAYS has something to teach us. Stay humble, folks.
The Book of Mormon will get you closer to God than any other book. SO READ IT.
I love you all so much. I hope everything goes so great for you this week. God loves you.
ATL Elder Jenkins
Monday, July 10, 2017
I've been thinking a lot about how I can improve myself as a person. And the Gospel of Jesus Christ is for sure the best and only way to do that. We can study the Gospel all we want, read the scriptures for hours a day and attend every church meeting there is, but the best way to live the gospel is through loving and serving others. This was a big inspiration for me. I feel like I've studied a lot but sometimes forget that the studying is there to help us apply the teachings of Jesus through charity. Just like how the Sabbath Day isn't about locking ourselves in our house to avoid going to the store or the movies, it's a day to think about and act like the Savior. That means going to visit people who are lonely, helping those in need, giving, writing loved ones, and making people smile. Making someone's day. Making someone happy through sharing. That's what the Gospel is all about. And if we aren't doing that, we're missing the point. I'm gonna try to be better at this, cause it's the path to true happiness.
I love you all. I'm so happy to know each one of you and hope you have a great week. I love my mission. I'm learning so much and the more I learn the more I realize I don't know haha. But I know that God exists and wants me and all of you to be the best we can be. And for that I am grateful.
All the loves,
Monday, July 3, 2017
So we've started doing zumba at 5 am and that's been great. So en forme.
We had some baptisms and zone activities and they were great. Details aren't necessary.
I got bit by a dog this week. It ripped my pants. And our mission president called me out in his farewell speach for not being obiedient to the scripture that says "avoid dogs". It was great.
I'm sorry this letter is short I have to go socialize with missionaries haha. P days tho
So this week after church someone was supposed to give us a ride to a members house but then they were too busy so we had to walk. After about 5 mins a man pulls up to us in his car and asks "so how does one become mormon?" And we were like "ya we can help you with that." So we're gonna teach him wednesday. The Lord is so generous I can't even believe it. Faith plus hope equals MIRACLES. I love my mission/ life.
ALL THE LOVES