Monday, April 26, 2010

What! Pictures!

Seeing his cute face makes me miss him! Can not wait to talk to him next week!

its hot here, and i dont think its just me Sent: Mon 4/26/10 4:41 PM

Hey familia,

How are you guys doing today? BYU kids are done with school, NMSY kids are almost done, high school kids still have forever to go... jk coop. Just remember I don't get any vacations Presidente just started a new thing. The zone, the districto and the companionship with the most baptisms get to go to the temple. So I'll be letting you guys know whenI'ill be going to the temple again but right now our zone is still the best so we will see how may ends.

That's super cool thatLlacey got to go to the temple though!! congrats kids, you are my hero, just remember that it would be super cool if you and Jenny could both have little ones around the same time..... much love.
Nano, dont you worry about down south, you come up to provo and we will kick it. keep working hard. You too coop. Better hurry up and get a job for the summer if you want to drive.
Jen, love you. Sorry I don't answer more of your questions but "no" I still don't normally eat breakfast and usually in the mornings I have to do visits to missionaries houses or other stuff like that. Being zone Leader is basically the same as anyone else, just thatIi have to worry about 8 other companionships.....It's cool having the assistantes here. They are my homies.

Dad love you man. Thanks for being such an example. I have been sick for the last three days and all day i just keep reminding myself of how you knocked doors every day for atleast an hour and that time you were dieing and did it anyways. Yeah got me through Saturday and last but not least.... JAKE CONGRATS DUDE!!! dude that is so sicky. I wanted to pick the new mission that they are opening up here but Peru is cool too. Just as long as its spanish, you cant go wrong haha do work son.

Oh and yes, I can call home any day that would be better for you guys. Just tell me what day and i will give a phone number. Also tell Romney I will allow him to live in my house if he wants haha jk.

OK my week. Heap and I are going to plan an inventory today so we have a plan later about what we are going to do. So we will keep you posted.
We had conference with the Presidente onFfriday. I thought it went well. We had some sweet activities and then Presidente put on a video that the assistants made and its hilarious because they are trying to be serious. But I enjoyed it. Later we had a meeting with the stake presidente. That was impressive. He was talking to all the bishops and was like, after the bishop, your mision leader should be your best member you got. Ii was like, well good thingI aim not going to be ML when i get home haha but it was a sweet meeting.
Speaking of which, why didnt the mormons make it to heaven?... they were stuck in a meeting haha so true!!! keep strong Dad.
Our sweet family fell this week because the kids chose to reject her untill she stopped talking to us. 'Ill just be waiting for them at the judgement bar... but seriously... but the work continues.

OK im our like a scout. My new favorite scripture of the week is D&C 6:33-37. No temaĆ­s rebanito, y haced lo que yo os he mandado. Basically means, do work haha

I know this work is true, i love my mission,

Elder Christensen

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lets be patient with Westley, I'm a......... haha‏ Sent: Mon 4/19/10 4:46 PM

Hey guys,

Alright, alright, I'm a terrible person, I cant even try to avoid it. I'M SUPER SORRY FOR NOT WRITING. I will admit a got a little too indept about my classes because Heap was with me and we were planning everything together. I AM sorry, but it wont happen again. It's the process of repentance. Recognize I was wrong, confess, and don't do it again. I love you guys sooo much, thanks for all the letter and helping me out with everything.
Mom I have been taking money out of my account because there was a problem with the money system here in the mission and yeah i was short, but now everything is good.
Coop, don't listen to anyone, you are going to keep on growing. I didn't hit my second growth spurt untill the summer before junior year so there... doctors.
Nano, sorry about the rough life. Just remember, the sun with come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar on that haha idk kid, just finish strong and do work.
Jen, I imagine you are carrying a larger baby now haha i love you. Don't be hating on the nicknames, unless you provide a better one.
Dad, thanks for helping with everything and with the job. That is kind of lame about the blood test and one week waiting but whatever. Vacations!! Are we going to visit grandpa?
MOM I LOVE YOU FOREVE cause if i put an r at the end, it would be the end of forever haha i read that on a card the other day. just know im working hard and doing work.

So my life. My area got divided. I had two wards and now I only have one. And we gave the area to the assistants along with 4 families in teaching.... as long as the zone baptizesI Iim fine.
Also welcome to TEPALCAPA aka CAMP CHRIS ( my comps name is campos) where the boys become men or at least thats what we say. Actually our zone is the best in the whole mission baptism wise, so i gave myself a little pat on the back but not really, we can do better, but yeah. My comp is working me to death. HE is also finishing soon and we are going down in a flaming glory haha we wake up and run every morning at 6:20am, yeah i know, and then just go crazy all day with contacts and visits and all that good stuff and im tired, really tired when we get back haha but I feel great.
We played soccer today andIi totally owned, just a side note ~ humility.
Last week we had a conference with Pres and basically he starts out, I hope you guys don't leave here feeling good.... I was like, dang. Basically we need to do as Presidente said put on our crap kickers and do work haha ilove him. He reminded me of dad in that moment. But yeah it got me pretty fired up. Also we have a sweet family in teaching. It's a grandma a daughter and a granddaughter. They were crying in the sacrament meeting from the messages about families. It was cool.
I also realized that I am not ready to have kids. The whole crying and fighting thing in church is more than I can handle haha.

Ok fam and fansI'im out. I love you guys and pray for you all the time. I know that God lives and has a plan for all of us. I am going to finish strong, I have no other option. So yeah for these last couple of weeks lets turn UP the home and work and school stuff. Lets do work. I love you guys.

to the moon and back

Elder Christensen

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hey guys,

You may not recognize me but, I'm Elder Christensen, 21 year old version. It's kind of advanced but just try to keep up. I'm so old!!! man... I feel like the golden years are all behind me and I just have retirement left. Thanks everyone for saying "Happy Birthdays". YOU guys are great!! Really, you put up with me for 21 years, not alot of people could have done that haha but yeah it was cool, we had a cake and the sister missonaries gave me a card. They are funny sometimes. But yeah, hope all of you guys are doing great and loving life. Sorry you have to go back to school and work and stuff, but i didn't get a break either haha hope everyone also listened closely to conference cause it was pretty much the best. I got the importance of the family and that they are worried about the youth. I am too. Youngsters these days haha but yeah.

Dad, I love you man, you don't worry about a thing, any letter is a good letter, keep working hard.
Mom, thanks for helping with the classes and stuff. Just as a side note, i would like to have the majority in the morning so i could have an easier work schedule.
Jen, thanks for the love, keep working hard, and finish strong, you are my hero.
Nano, dont get too worried about boys. You can wait still haha estoy retomando mi profecia que dije la otra vez. But yeah be great.
Coop, I will own you in any sport when I get back. Put me on whatever team. I love you man, tell Brad I would love to work with you guys for the summer.

So my week was fun. My other comp went home, my new one, Elder Matson, was way cool. We just kind of got along, except that he goes for the U.... hopefully one day he will repent haha but yeah now he is gone too and Ii will receive Elder Campos. He is cool, he is from the same ward as my trainer so that is a good sign. We need to do better as a zone and he will help me alot with that. Just trying to stay up with Sterl. My week was busy with things to do, interviews and whatnot. We had interviews with Pres. Love that man. You will probably see him soon on that general conference thing and than conference was great. Ii want to be like Elder Holland. For those of you that didn't get to see the priesthood session, just know I have a renewed testimony that I should be here in Mexico.

ok I'm out like a scout. Peace and love to everyone. Be great cause that's who you are.

to the moon and back
Elder Christensen