Monday, January 5, 2015


Monday, January 5, 2015

Dear everyone,

First of all. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Guess what it's 2015. You know what that means. It means I will be seeing all of you this year. :D. But it also means I will be leaving the Philippines. :/ It's all good though that's still a ways away.

As for my week it's been good. I think I have had the most new investigators this week than any other week in my whole mission. haha I just hope we can get them to progress. So to start last Monday was lame. But it's ok the rest of the week was good.

Tuesday we taught Sister Maricelle. She has an IBD now and is doing very well. But nothing crazy happened there.

Wednesday was when the crazy things started to happen. We went to Sili to contact the referrals from last Sunday and we ended up teaching 15 people, 13 of whom were new investigators. haha It was super crazy and strange teaching so many people at the same time. The rest of the day was still pretty good but nothing crazy happened other than the fact that we went home early because it was New Years Eve. New Years for missionaries is boring. That’s all I have to say we just slept.

Thursday there was a funny experience. We were walking down a street to visit one of our investigators and this random guy yells to us from his fenced in yard. "Do you want to try our food?" haha we were like  "... um... ano (what)?" We were a little worried that the food would be bad or something. It was just weird because he called us not the other way around. But it was good. We ended up teaching him a lesson with the people in his house. We will see how he does.

Friday was a pretty good day. We didn't teach very many lessons but we had a few good ones. It was a good day though.

Saturday was crazy packed. We went back to the 13 we taught on Wednesday and taught again. It was ok but not as good as on Wednesday. It’s all good though. But right after that we had to run to town because I had to interview the other elders’ investigator of baptism. It was a good interview and he will get baptized this coming Saturday.

Sunday was a pretty good day. We got a lot of work done but nothing special or out of the ordinary happened. We just taught lessons.

Well that's all for now. mahal kita!!

Elder Christensen

Questions from a Separate Email

* What was New Year's Eve like in your area?

To be honest it was really quiet for the Philippines because the local government banned all fireworks. haha So it was really quiet. I mean they still had horns and stuff but the Philippines should be a lot louder. It was pretty boring all in all.

* What are the traditional celebrations for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?

Well traditionally they eat a lot of food. Most get drunk and the blow everything up. :P haha They talk about the way it was about two years ago and it's sounds pretty crazy. :P

* Did you ever get Aunt Jean's package?

I never did. Sorry to say. We'll see what happens though.

* What spiritual experience you had this past week?

Well the other night we taught a new investigator. His name is Nestor. His wife just died of a heart problem last October 31. We have been teaching at his house for a long time and the previous Elders almost baptized his daughter but he didn't like that idea. We started teaching him but skipped the Restoration and went straight to the Plan of Salvation. I don't know when we taught him he seemed about to cry the whole time. The spirit was there and to be honest I think his wife was there to. So was Mama Sherri. But that was just the feeling. I don't know it was just a different kind of lesson.

* When did you feel the Savior's love this week?

Well I felt it all week. :P but the experience above is a good example.

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