Monday, November 28, 2016

Attitude of Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!!!!

I really do love this time of year, people are nicer, we all remember our Savior Jesus Christ more, and there is tons of great food.

Well to start off our Thanksgiving festivities we had a baptism!!

​Kaleb and his little sister Alyssa got baptized!!! This has been a four year journey and I'm so grateful that I got to be a part of their journey. It was a great day and a lot of the ward came to support them. Truly amazing! After the baptism they fed us pre-Thanksgiving and it was delicious and I felt like I was at home with my family with just the fun environment at the Pointon's house with all of their cousins and aunts and uncles.

We also had an amazing Thanksgiving. I am so grateful that someone allowed us to have Thanksgiving with them. We started off the week with two meal appointments to spend Thanksgiving with some families. Well by Wednesday afternoon we didn't have anyone. In the past few weeks a lot of people offered to feed us and so Wednesday afternoon we called and texted all of them to find a place to spend Thanksgiving and none of them were able to. Well we found a family and I'm so grateful for the Fairbrothers letting us come over. (we took a picture but I don't have it). 

Sister Stevenson wasn't feeling well either Wednesday or Thursday so after eating Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday we went home and spent the rest of the day recuperating.

Had a really good week and found some awesome people who want to learn more about the gospel and to draw closer to our Savior Jesus Christ.

I'm also grateful for this Christmas Season and how we get to remember our Savior even more. There is a super cute Christmas video that you should all check out just go to and it's on the front page called Light the World. It's all about how we can spread the light of Christ this holiday season.

Well on a funny note, we live right by the hospital and I've had to visit there a few times (to visit other people, not for my own medical reasons) and I'm not a huge fan of hospitals but God truly provided a tender mercy. At the hospital there is reserved clergy parking right near the front. It's so nice that they have reserved me a spot up close.

Well I love you all and am so grateful for each and everyone of you! Have a great week and happy holidays!!


Sister Jennings

Monday, November 21, 2016

Imperfection Seeking Perfection


This has been a good week. For p-day we went to the Florida Oceanographic Society and got to pet stingrays!!!

​It was really cool and they felt very weird. Also one of them was really sassy and I'm pretty sure it wanted to bite our fingers off, but it scared us every time it came around the tank to be petted.

Also this week we are finishing up the last few lessons for our friend Kaleb who is getting baptized on Wednesday. I'm really grateful that I got to be apart of his journey. To tell ya a little bit about Kaleb, he is a 12 year old boy and comes from a part-member family. When Kaleb turned 8 his non-member dad would not allow him to be baptized and so for 4 years he wanted to be baptized but couldn't because of his father. Well his mom went to court and sued his non-member dad and the court gave Kaleb permission to be baptized. So this week on Wednesday Kaleb and his 8-year old sister Alyssa will be baptized and I'm so excited for them. 

We are also working with a lot of other really cool people. This girl Daline we met last week and I think I told you a little bit about how I met her. We went by to teach her this week and she is seriously so cool. She has the greatest desire to follow God and she came to church yesterday. She missed the first hour and texted us to see if she could still come even though she was late and we said of course. So she only came for Relief Society and she absolutely loved it! She's so excited for us to come back and teach her this next week and she is so excited to be baptized.

Truly seeing so many miracles here in Port St. Luice and I'm so excited for Thanksgiving this week.

I hope you all have a great holiday week!!


Sister Jennings

P.S. the Super moon was so cool, here's my picture of it.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Duckling Days!

Hey Everyone!

Well it's been a good week. Florida is starting to cool down (and some days it doesn't) which means it's getting to be okay weather for us to wear pants (still don't like it). Port St. Lucie is amazing and it's a great place to proclaim the gospel. 

Things you can only do in PSL: 
1. Have a miracle where nobody told us that we shouldn't be knocking so late and in the dark for a whole week. With daylight savings  it used to get extremely dark can't see your feet at 7 or 8 o'clock and now it happens at 6 and since there are no street lights it seems even darker than it is. Everyone usually comments about how we shouldn't knock in the dark because it's so dark. Like everyone and I mean everyone comments on it.

2. You can hold baby ducklings at a members house. There is enough room here that people actually have back yards where they can have animals.

3. Here in PSL we are focussing on the FRO factor (Find, Recognize Real intent, Outake Members) so finding our investigators, analyzing whether they actually want to learn and progress, and then bring members teaching with us so that they will have a friend to sit by at church. And here in PSL we wear fros.

4. also since it's November we bought little mini pies at Wal-mart and ate them during our weekly planning. Crazy can't believe November is here again, can't believe it's fall, can't believe I've been here for over a year. Also can't believe how cute those little mini pies are. Like seriously adorable.

Well that's all for this week, I hope each and everyone one of you have an attitude of gratitude as we head into this Thanksgiving holiday! Know this, I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven for his son Jesus Christ and for all of my beloved friends and family who truly are a gift from God. I love you all, have a great week!!


Sister Kelsey Jennings

Monday, November 7, 2016

New November

Hey Everyone!!

Wow, I can't believe it has been another week! Well like I said last week I'm staying here in Port St. Lucie and I'm so excited for that because we are working with some cool people and are having some amazing miracles!! 

The coolest thing happened this week! I've been searching since I started my mission for a place that I could eat Alligator and I finally found on!! So on Tuesday I got to eat gator! It's a weird taste, a mixture of fish and chicken.

Also this week I got a new companion! Her name is Sister Stevenson and she's from Wisconsin, so that's a little different. But she is super awesome and so sweet and I'm excited to work with her this transfer.

This week has been really good and we are helping some people to come closer to Christ which is the best part. Right now we are working with a part member family and we are teaching the 12 and 8 year old kids and helping to complete this eternal family. It's so fun to meet with them because it reminds me that really the gospel is for everyone and that it is so simple that an 8 year old can understand and be able to accept.

Also in interesting news, our ward freaked out about us wearing pants. One of the sisters posted a picture of us wearing pants and a picture of all the sisters exchanging companions at our transfer meeting and the whole ward was commenting. I've never been asked so many times what I think of wearing pants, and why the change, and comments about how weird it is to see  us in pants. So to update all of you. We are wearing pants to protect us from the Zika virus (it's not here in Port St. Lucie though) and so mission wide sisters are required to wear pants for all occasions except if it is a church meeting so we still wear skirts and dresses to church. How do I feel about it? It's weird, really weird and I'm not gonna lie I miss wearing my skirts.

Well that's all for this week! Talk to you next week!


Sister Jennings

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween all my family and friends!

This is one of my favorite phrases because it proves to the world that I am not a Jehovah's Witness! 

Well some cool things happened this week. First and foremost Alores got baptized!!!

We've been working with Alores for the past 3 weeks and he has been so prepared for the gospel and it is amazing to see him make changes in his life and draw closer to Jesus Christ.

Also last week for p-day we went to a botanical garden here in Port St. Lucie and it was so much fun to just walk around and see all the plant life.

Also Halloween was this week. Man I love Halloween and it was super fun, we had a ward trunk-or-treat (because there are no street lights in Port St. Lucie every church does one of these) but it was super fun and we even dressed up. I dressed up like a pirate and Sister Kutomi dressed up as a time lord from Doctor Who.

Also in interesting news. Due to zika Sister Missionaries in my mission will be wearing pants now. We'll look like the elders just a lot better dressed.

Also this week is transfers and I will be staying here in Port St. Lucie!! I'm so excited because there are truly so many miracles in store.

My address is:
2051 SE Hillmoor Dr. #209A
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Love ya all!!

Sister Jennings