Monday, June 15, 2015

Starting Transfers on a Good Note

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dear everyone,

This past week has been great. Recently President gave us new standards that were very high in comparison to where they were. I am grateful for this because last week I have had more success than any other week in my mission. Only because that was what is now expected. It's amazing how that works.

Anyway to start, last Monday we started pretty normal. We weren't trying super hard. But all in all it wasn't a bad day it was just normal.

Tuesday we had a zone training which went pretty well. We had some pretty good lessons and we had some pretty good lessons. But again nothing super special happened there. But that night we got a call from president saying that one of our sisters was getting emergency transferred, which happened. But he also followed up on our work and told me we needed to do better... I kinda woke up after that because I thought we were doing ok. haha :P

Easy to Pick Out Elder Christensen!
Wednesday we just kicked it into gear. We started knocking every door we could find. haha It was kinda funny but it worked. Lots of rejection but with that came some success. We also got a lot of return appointments. So good stuff.

Thursday was fun because we just kept doing what we did the day before but we also started getting more active about getting members with us which sped up the work. We had another good day full of good lessons.

Friday was a funny day. We kept going hard but then we met some new investigators from Eastmore... or something like that. They said it’s new as of 2002. The interesting thing is that they speak really good English but they really speak Portuguese. They are cool and really interested in the Book of Mormon. The rest of the day was a little slow but still a good one.

Saturday was fun. We were invited to a birthday party for some little kids during lunch. It was really good and they had so much food. haha. After that we took some YSA members and went to work. We had a great time with them and got some great lessons done. All in all a good day.

Sunday was good. We had a special area broadcast for the Philippines. We listened to Elder Andersen talk and other seventies as well. It was very good. The rest of the day went well. We taught some good lessons and enjoyed our day. Good stuff. I hope and pray that it continues. :)

Mahal kita!

Elder Christensen

Excerpt from Letter to Mission President

As for my Studies this past week I have been reading from 1 Corinthians 13. I love this chapter. It reminds me of Moroni 7. Paul talks a lot about Charity. He makes it clear that it is the greatest of all. Without charity we are nothing. He speaks of putting our past behind us and becoming men. I relate that to our development as people. If we are too focused on the past we will never know how to act in the future. As we strive to have charity for all men we learn a little more about how much God loves each of us and we grow. We put childish follies behind us and become men in Christ.

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