Monday, March 13, 2017

CYCLONE- March 13, 2017

So this week was... exciting to say the least. Last Monday night I got a surprise call from the one and only President Foote. He informed me that they would be unable to have a zone conference with us in Tamatave because his flight had been cancelled. In fact, all flights had been cancelled due to the incoming CYCLONE!!! We were a little bit nervous to hear about that one for sure. We filled up all of the pure water bottles we could find and first thing Tuesday morning ran to buy food and supplies enough to hunker down for a couple of days. We were put under strict orders to not leave the house until we were sure the storm had passed. After 2 long days stuck in the house with no power or water and a lot of phone calls to other missionaries in the zone as well as constant updates to President Foote, the storm finally passed. We finally made it back out to work on Thursday. I was actually very, very impressed with how well that all of the buildings held up in the face of a storm like that. Most of the damage that was done has already been repaired and things are slowly getting back to normal. The actual brunt of the storm hit just north of us here in Tamatave, so we havn't had it near as bad as some others. On the brighter side, Donne is coming home!! Do you remember how I said he had to go away for a while for work? Well that work was building a bridge up north. The cyclone destroyed all of their tools and most of what they had finished is now under deep water, and so he will be on the first boat back here to Tamatave! I guess sometimes the Lord works in mysterious ways.

In other news, do you remember Jean Yves? Well he has officially passed his baptismal interview and is getting baptized on this coming Saturday! He and Christian, who is also a stud, but I don't know if I have told you about him yet. He is doing great as well. Clovis and Jacqueline have talked to some people and pulled some strings and we think that they should have a very good chance of catching April 1st. I just pray that I will still be around at that point. Anyways, that's all I've got for the week. 

Love you all so much,

Elder Jensen

Scripture of the Week: 3rd Nephi 5:13

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