Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Area: Ottawa, KSCompanion: Elder Timmreck

Email address:  kenneth.jensen@myldsmail.net  

Mailing Address:
Elder Kenneth Jensen
Missouri Independence Mission
517 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050

So this week was kinda interesting.

It started off by deciding to try this little town called Greely. We had never been there and so we wanted to explore it. Greely is a really small town and it has a big Catholic Church which we are pretty sure every one in that town goes to that church. Everyone was nice but very much not interested. 

We were walking around Wellsville and everyone that we waved to waved back! That was a good boost. Plus I got to talk to some guy about his dirt bike.

We went on exchanges this week and we did back to back exchanges. So I went up to Olathe 3 area with Elder Sandkamp. This was cool because Olathe 3 is a deaf ward and Elder Sandkamp is deaf in one ear and knows American Sign Language, so that was fun.
Then the next day Elder Martinez (also an ASL) was in Ottawa. We were walking down the road and this guy (his name is Darrin) was working on something in the back of the truck. So we start talking to him and asked him what he was working on. Then Darrin said "oh just fixing my scythes". So naturally we had to go and see and hold and use them on the front yard grass. So we were talking to him and long story short we handed him a Book of Mormon while he was showing us his rabbit farm and holding a massively obese female rabbit.

The next day Elder Timmreck and I go and see if Darrin had looked at the Book of Mormon, and he had! We were able to teach him the restoration lesson. It was amazing. I had the strongest impression that Joseph Smith is a Prophet and that the priesthood was restored. It was a very good experience for me.

This week was fun, I love being a missionary and it is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. And the focus is never on me! Yeah!

Thank you so much for everything that you guys have done for me. It is amazing to hear from you all. Thank you!

With appropriate affection,
Elder Jensen

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