Monday, June 29, 2009

Sometimes we have challenges in life... Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 1:53 PM

Hola familia,

How is everyone doing today? The weather there I assume is one of those beautiful summer afternoons where it would be a good day to go to the pool.... haha almost the same here. A little sun in the morning and that's about it. It has officially began as the rainy season. It's great that everything is now green but not that we are constantly wet, it's not that bad, I am learning to adapt and really, it's the last rainy season I will have!! one year baby! Did I do anything special? No, it was a normal day of work and I ran out of time at the end to buy tacos. But yeah its weird to think that I am one of the old guys now. I cant use the excuse that I don't know what's going on because well, I do. I will see how this last year goes, I have a lot of goals to accomplish and at the end I hope to have accomplished something. Any ways there's my rant!
But Coop!! I took some time to read moms letter right now and wow haha I was going to say, one inch shorter but only four pounds left. I'm sure its all muscle bro haha much love, keep working hard and be nice to mom while dad is away. Dad!! heck man, that's a bummer. I thought I was going to be the only one out of state for the next six months. Well, look for the bright side in everything.
It's what i say to myself every morning when I see my comp.... haha jk.... kind of. If week six of this transfer rolls around and my comp is dead.... I did it with the best intentions (jk), really we will be fine.

Other news! US WON!! we know that the real team is doing pretty good but today we got the job done. 5-4!!! haha its really the thing i look forward to every Monday besides you guys. and last week they destroyed us 2 -10 so I feel pretty good right now.

yeah mom, i know Elder Romney. that kid is a stud. He has a little more time than I do in the mission but yeah way chill. I saw him the day of transfers actually, gave him a little high five.
Also shout outs. Sam, best buddy, how you doing man. Finally working, that's good news, take care man. NADAR!!!! you stud!! Brasil! its not Mexico but hey still pretty good just have patience with the language man, that's all I can say. Just be awesome like you are man and you will dominate.
David! speaking of Brasil, you are my hero man. Enjoy Alaska and see you in a year. Remember that time right before you left when we were sitting on my driveway and my mom was like this wont happen again in at least 3 more years? haha yeah... two down man haha see you soon. and.... that's it.
This week we didn't do much. Failed on a baptism cause the dad is lame but hoping we will find the solution to touch his heart. Look for great things to come in this month. I totally forgot about 4 of July......

and Tay!
not there... did I do a little sigh when I didn't see a letter? yes, its all good. Conference Friday, hopefully i will get packages and letters and man I want to be great. I'm tired of good. I want to be the leader that the Presidente wants and that the lord wants. Time to grow.
hey, i love you, I give thanks every night for the family and friends I got back there. You are all great. The Lord Loves you. Don't forget it.

to the moon and back
con amor

Elder Christensen

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Really I don't know why everyone is so upset.....‏ Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 4:25 PM

Hola Fam,

So really I was going to write Tuesday because Monday was ridiculous with transfers but then I realized that you guys weren't even going to be there. I figured I would just go work instead, sorry, I will do better next time.
My new comp is Elder Leon from Tabasco. He is a good old chap and we are trying to find the cemistry between us. I might end up killing someone but that is still chemistry. No, he is great, I just let the little things get to me. I need to be the mature one and overlook it all. Anyways, he has five months in the mission and this is his second area.
Speaking of which, one year, I really don't even feel that different. I asked how another guy in the generation felt today about Thursday and he just gave me a blank stare for a while and asked what Thursday was, so he is better than me haha. But really I can't believe it's gone by that fast, I hope to grow so much in the year that comes. Also, I would like to baptized like the Sons of Mosiah with thousands but we will have to see about that one,
So I have to wrap up two weeks really fast. First, last week were interviews and I feel like a new. I love President and he expects great things from me. I just have to follow through than, but really, I love that man.
Since I didnt have a comp, I just talked to him double haha also last week, I had a sweet time with elder Brown. His comp left Thursday so we just chilled for a couple of days> I learned alot. He is just one of those genuinly nice guys that gets along with everyone. But anyways, we found a sweet family. They went to chuch and everything and then when we put the baptismal date the dad was like yeah I already had a dream about this. I have already accepted it. I was like... oh, that's nice haha fist time in my mission. The Lord works in many ways.
This week we did alright working wise we just didn't see it in the numbers but we will improve. Sorry again about the letter Mom, know that i love you and hope you guys had an awesome time.

Tay,why do you insist on breaking yourself, much love but really? I am glad to hear your hand is not broken and hopefully the rest of the tournament went well. Glad to know you had a good trip to salem and that you finally got all the letters.

Sterl!!! happy birthday man, love you, stay strong.
Also I got to run but know that I love all of you with all my heart and so does the Lord. BE GREAT!!!

to the moon and back
con amor,

Elder CHristensen

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I cant believe the transfer is over‏ Sent: Mon 6/08/09 3:46 PM

Hello family,

So from the little that I read from mom's letter, I lacked details in my last letter. I will try to improve. But how are all of you doing this Monday? Getting back to work and for those that work? Dad is back in Carolina? That's lame haha but I hope you doing well dad, just be patient, just remember that it is only a little bit more... until the next time you have to do it.
Coop is going to soccer camp in UNM? Sounds good, tear it up bro. I can't remember much about the camp but I imagine that it's better than most.
My sisters are working and loving life, always good to hear. Stradling came back with what? pmd? Elder Nay is going home on Thursday and I dont think he will have pmd. I imagine that my mastery of english has declined in the last months but we will just see how much in one year.
Mom i love you and I hope you are enjoying the vacation time. Thanks for sending the package, obviously I remembered every thing i was going to ask a day later but it happens like that some times, but thanks mom, I'll be on the look out for it.
Ok so my week...
We didnt really have any exciting stories this week, and by that I mean that we didnt get attacked by gangs but we did get attacked by a gang of dogs. Brian took it like a man and threw me in front of them haha the good thing was that the one dog that bit me didnt have many teeth so it didn't do anything. Brian is doing good. He is feeling a little trunky with me yelling at him to get up and everything but he never ceases to amaze me. I told him he had to bear his testimony because otherwise the members were going to think bad of the missionaries and he was like heck no, so I left it at that and bore mine and right before the bishop got up to end it Brian being the champ he is got up there and bore his testimony, it was good for his first time. Also we are teaching this grandma that doesn't understand my spanish at all... so Brian has to teach. He just looks at me every other sentence to repeats what I say but it went well. ALSOO!!!! talked to the family Aguilar!!!! hno Juan and Luis got baptized on Sunday!!!! The hna was funny in that she just screamed but yeah start the clock, one year, going to the temple. That was really the most exciting thing that happened all week. We have lost a lot of investigators and I feel like we are starting from scratch and yeah no one is going to church.... but we will find the way to do it, just have to practice some faith.

ok fam and fans, I got to run and meet some more with some investigators that didn't go Sunday. No worries, we are going to have a talk haha jk but remember that I love you all and that your prayers make miracles. Know that it's a little rough right now but that I love this work. I find that I just smile in lessons when I hear testimonies. I never would have imagined that in my life, I love you all!!!

to the moon and back
con amor

Elder W Christensen

Monday, June 1, 2009

Man i love my comp...ish thing haha‏ Sent: Mon 6/01/09 3:01 PM

Hola familia,

So yeah, I have had a pretty exciting week. So exciting in fact, that I didn't get to read anyones letter because I had to teach a lesson and stuff... so if it looks like I'm kind of spacey and say things that don't make sense, no worries, just being me, sorry about that but I get two letters from everyone this week so I'm content.

How crazy is it that we are now in the same month in that I'm going to complete one year! Ridiculously so fast. But I'm enjoying it so it's all good.

So my week cause I have no idea what's going on in your lives haha sorry again.
Monday after the zone meeting, I just stayed with the zls because I had to go to a meeting the next morning with Elder Brown. I love my zls. Elder Nay the other one, goes home in two weeks and I'm sad that i didn't get to know him before. He is like the kid in class that always says what's on his mind.. even if it has nothing to do with anything haha so that was fun sleeping on the couch. And then I got to put his suit on to go to the Junta because we didn't go to get mine. Everyone asked me if I had lost a lot of weight. The Junta was good and everything, only got to see Elder Farmer but that's still a pleasure as always. and I got my comp after!!!! his name is Brian... yes, kind of weird for here and he is from Queretaro. The coolest part is that he is a convert of Elder Tolosa! so we have that connection. But really he is a really chill kid, and I can say kid cause he is 16 but he is just as tall as me so that's fun..
But really its just awesome to listen to his stories about his life before his baptism cause he was pretty much a 180. Lip, eyebrow, eye and tongue piercing, part of a gang, got kicked out of two schools, and now he is giving up three weeks to help me out haha so obivously im learning a whole new basket of spanish vocabulary.... not sure how much of it I'm going to use haha but really he is great and I'm grateful to have him as my companion.

Other than that, we didnt have too many exciting things. We only got lost a couple of times and one time ran into a gang but it all turned out well so it's all good haha investigators are... difficult. but hey, so is everything great. We could use some prayers cause we need to see some miracles these coming weeks.
Okay, I got to go read two weeks of letters and everything but remember that the church is true and the best way to know is to try it. if you have a doubt put it to the test. I know our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of you, and so do I. Esten bien!
to the moon and back,

Elder Christensen