Monday, June 21, 2010

I came, I saw, I did Mexico Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 12:55 PM

Hey Guys
How is everyone doing this lovely day? its a great monday... also my last. its been good so far. I washed, I played soccer with heap (we will be having an all mexico norte team at BYU by the way) and now we are thinking about the food.... i mean what we are going to eat! It's all good.

So before I tell all my adventures, answers for Mom. You will need more than 200 pesos to get from the airport to the offices. Its normally about like 300, just one way. but 200 american dollars will be good, just need to change it into smaller bills. Getting the taxi from the hotel, it will probably be late when we get back from presidentes house. We are leaving from the mission home at 3, get to Presente's house at like 4:30pm eat for two or three hours and come back. So we will back here at like 8 9? Skype sounds great, thats so cool, I'm so excited to see my little sobrino!!! It's going to be crazy this weekend, but Im thinking about calling mom later this week, like saturday to just make sure everything is cool and in order. But yeah, i think i answered all the questions. Also, i love you guys.

I cant believe its over already. But no worries, we are still doing work. We had one baptism this last week and two confirmations and we are doing 2 and 2 this week. Going out in a blaze of glory. haha I tried calling the family Aguilar and i couldn't get a hold of them, but hopefully today so that we can go to the temple. And yeah... I don't know what else to write haha

ok sorry this is short but I dont know what else to say. I love my mission, i know this is the work of God. I had the privlege, the honor and the blessing to carry my Saviors name every day. I wasn't perfect. I wasn't the greatest or the most popular, but i did my job. I love this gospel and have a testimoy of the blessings that everyone can receive by living it. I love my Savior. I am nothing without Him. I love my mission

to the moon and back...

Elder Westley Gene Christensen

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Its getting close‏ Sent: Mon 6/14/10 2:14 PM

Hey guys,

How are you guys doing today? Today isn't my real p day because this Wednesday we are going to go to the temple as a zone and Presidente changed our p-day for that, but he decided it would be better not to have 200 angry moms calling about why their son didn't write today. So here i am writing.
I'm going to try and answer all the questions about the trip and stuff before I start. I asked Pres mom if they needed anything and they said they were good, so yeah surpise them. I think green chile would be kind of joke though... there is alot here.
The car sounds fine and the hotel. Heap was a little sad but he can live with it. Yes mom, you can look stuff up to do as well, it's not my trip to Mexico, I have been here for 2 years but yeah we just have an idea of what we want to do, nothing set in stone.
Also, talked to Presidente and he said that I will still be a missionary until I get released.... as in, I have to wear the badge and the tag 'till I'm home... i know... so cool haha but whatever, I don't think dad has too, but he can if he wants to =) .
Also... I cant remember what else... oh yeah, yeah sounds great with all the people coming for the 4th of July. Should be a good old Christensen party haha even if its just for Conway... much love little sobrino. I saw the picture that mom sent me today... he is a hairly little man but i love him regardless. I think I answered everything. (He didn't).
Also heads up, the rainy season just started this week. Yeap, definitely walked home soaking wet like 2 times this week. It usually comes in the afternoon so we should be good.

Okay my life. Saturday, Heap, the generation and I all went to Teotihuacan, it was fun. I love my boys. So yeah, know when we go, Heap and I can be some excellent tour guides. And we are great at bargaining. That will come in handy know that mom is going to love shopping here. I am soo excited for you guys to come and see Mexico, its going to be great.
Mom, dont even worry about a thing. The best memories are when things went wrong.... haha jk jk jk i love you.

My comp and I had three baptisms this week. It was great. And we have two more for this week and two for the last week. I might be tired but im still kicking. It was funny because we had conference this last week and every time anyone mentioned about how we need to finish strong or that the mission is too short, Presidente would just look at me and say "isnt that right Elder Christensen?" haha it was funny

Sterl, you rock bro. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I know your ozzies lost to Germany but i hope you have a great day and do work son. USA and Mexico are riding the tie train haha i love world cup, its soo crazy here how everything stops for a mexico game.

All right fam and fans, I'm out. I love my misison and i love every one of you. This is the true chruch of God and his son Jesus Christ. I have no doubt of it. Be great

to the moon and back

Elder Christensen

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yeah Conway!!! and Jenny and Britton too!‏ Sent: Mon 6/07/10 5:54 PM

Hey guys!!

Oh man, I'm an uncle? That's so crazy. I was telling my comp all day yesterday and was like," comp, I think I am an uncle, I think I'm an uncle. There he is the champion. Congrats guys, that is such an amazing thing, just know I'll be the fun uncle and will only play with him, I don't do the dirty work but yeah, he looks like an all american from where I am sitting.

Sorry this is going to be short. I'm burning more time then I actually have. We had alot of stuff to do in the morning and then we washed super fast and we still have to go to the Junta and do everything and I still haven't eaten today. That happens alot sometimes, but anyways.

Tuesday, I gave my last testimony in the zl conference. It was not as much fun as I thought it was going to be. It's like I know I am leaving but I don't feel I'm leaving. My mind just hasn't checked in with the body yet. We are working hard. We didn't have too much news this week but we found good ones, we had three families in church and we have three baptisms this week.
Elder Christensen is not trunky haha but I sure am tired. My next three weeks are going to be crazy. We have conference this week and then Heap and the gen are going to Teotihaucan Saturday. I think it's better if I go again so I'll know everything and be able to be a better guide. Beause last time... I didn't understand anything.
Sunday was super fun. Our services are reversed so we have priesthood first and then at the end sacrament meeting. So the funny part is that in the primary they gave out air ballons. It was probably the worst sacrament meeting of my life haha i was just waiting for a flying ballon to hit the person that was talking. I love kids..... that are my nephew, yeah its been good practice in this ward.

Ok I'm out., sorry for not writing soo much but it's not a reflection of my love ; ) ok i love you guys soooooo much and know that I am in the best place having the best timeIi could be right now. I love you.

To the moon and back

Elder Christensen

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

100 weeks old‏ Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 5:53 PM

Hey Fam and Fans
Elder Heap told me yesterday that we were 100 weeks old and I kind of just looked at him for a while and then freaked out! haha
So it was a fun week. The mission completed with 322 baptisms! yeah buddy, say my name!!! haha not really, other zones did really well and dominated and my zone and companionship did alright. I mean we should be happier because we baptized more then the stake has baptized in alot of time, like a year and a half, but i know we could have done more. But whatever, just need to go crazy till the end. And its getting tough. Like Saturday, it was the hardest day of my life,i was soooo tired and exhausted of walking and lack of sleep and we still had people to visit and invite to church and yeah it was rough but we did that thing. We baptized Saturday and it was good to back in the water. ;) We are planning for a couple more this week and the week that's coming but we need to keep seeing miracles. Please pray for Rosa, Gaby, Martha and for Carlos. I'm not going to rest until the family is in front of me, so no worries there.
Elder Heap and I hung out today, we went to chinese food and then played ping pong, he is really good at that and beat me handly. Also random note of fun, I went emo this week. haha! I don't know what was going on but while shaving I cut the skin that's on my adams apple and then again the next day. So yeah it looks funny. I just tell people I am an american and they leave me alone. ;)
But how are you guys doing this week? Coop, congrats on the grades, I know you could do it bro. Keep working hard and make sure you put a smile on = ) Jen, you are a trooper, you keep rocking it and keep coby safe until he is ready to come. You need to relax more, take a couple of p days and come back to life. It's fun to refer to real life in mission terms. "i am going to have 3 appointments with members and 2 others" haha it's funny when you think about dating again. Anways, Nano, keep working hard and good luck with people that have super fresa car. Keep me updated. Also Dad, good job on the pool and for the uplift, you rock man. Mom, i love you alot. Thanks for working so hard and planning the trip. The car sounds great and the hotel too. I haven't planned anything the Heap didn' show in his inventory that he sent to his mom. If you didn't get it I will send it again. We are not winging it so don't worry! =) But yeah tomorrow we have a conference with presidente and i will have to ask him alot of questions about the stay with you guys. Cause ties right now are not cool at all! I'm loosing weight from just sweating so much. But its all good.

ok my loved ones, take care and rock it. Don't fear, there are more with us then there are with them. Look that up, also my favorite scripture of the week. be still and know that I am God.
It helped me take a couple more deep breathes this week. I love you guys. I know this mission is true.
to the moon and back

Elder Christensen