Well, I hit 100 days in the mission yesterday, but whose counting! As I reflect upon this time spent in the hottest, dirtiest, poorest, and most polluted climate in the world, I have come to the conclusion that every day has been a blast so far. It has certainly been a time of trial and tribulation, the language in particular has not been particularly entertaining to deal with. However, I have come to the early conclusion that while I would not wish to ever relive the last 100 days of my life, I would never trade the experience and wisdom I have gained from them for anything else in the world.Looking forward to the next 100 days of my mission to be even brighter than the last. My goal is to become completely fluent in the language by Mother's Day so hopefully the Gift of Tongues will continue to work its magic. Right now I am having a really hard time rolling my Rs, its that white man syndrome I just can't get over it.
It is comforting to me in times of trial that I have many examples to look to letting me know that my struggles are very little. And all the more blessed will I be if I give a little more instead of giving a little less whenever challenges come. The Lord is hastening His work, now is the time to decides whose team we are on and what type of player we will be. When the game ends will we be able to say with a clear conscious that although we may not have played a perfect game, we gave everything we had in us. At the end of the day, that's all the Lord cares about. 2 Nephi 25:23, "it is by grace that we are saved, AFTER all we can do".God Bless and Go Hawks!
Elder Jensen on the hood of a Tryc