Monday, June 8, 2015

The Start of the End

Brian's Shoes
Monday, June 8, 2015

Dear Everyone,

This past week has been a little interesting. I'm on my last transfer now and it's a weird feeling that I won't be here after this transfer. I think the biggest reason why that's weird is because I know how fast a transfer can go by, especially if you’re not paying attention. Anyway that's enough truncky talk for one day. :P

This past week was a good one. We started with some good lessons last Monday. Earlier that day we went to Baguio and saw some pretty cool stuff there. But that's about it.

Tuesday was interesting because that was the day that we found out if we were transferring or not. And I didn't transfer so I'm going to finish my mission in the mountains and the rain. haha It's starting to rain a ton here as well. But it is the start of rainy season so that does make sense. :P That was about all the interesting things that happened though.

Standing in Front of His House
Wednesday was the transfer day for the elders. It was interesting because we didn't actually go to the transfer point because the Baguio Zone leaders were already there so we just coordinated with all of them. It went well and we were able to teach some good lessons because we didn't have to go.

Thursday was pretty normal except we have a new roommate in the house, Elder Naitoko. He's from Tonga. He's cool but now I'm the only one in the house who know how to cook... :P That's going to be fun. haha. Other than that, the day was a pretty good. That night we went down to San Fernando because we had MLC [mission leader conference] on Friday. :)

Friday was great. We got up early in San Fernando and played basketball. After that we had MLC which was good like it always is. Lots of things learned. On the way back we took a van and it was full of so many different people from different countries. There were Americans, people from Spain, people from Saudi Arabia, and Tonga. It was fun. I taught this guy from Spain pretty much the whole way up and he was very interested. But he's going back to Spain today. I hope he keeps studying. That night we also had a fun FHE with our bishop and his brother. :) good times.

Saturday was a good day but it rained so hard. We got pretty wet. But we still taught some good lessons haha.

Sunday was another really wet day and hard. We didn't' teach a single lesson until 5:00 because everyone we talked to was busy or not home. It was super hard but after that we managed to teach some good short lessons to make up for the hard time earlier.

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

Elder Christensen

Excerpt from Letter to Mission President

As for my studies this past week I have been focused on reading from the New Testament. I found a New Testament study guide and found if very helpful. In 1 Corinthians I learned a lot of what Paul meant when he wrote it. The history behind the writing makes a big difference. But one of the big things I learned this week was about repentance. When we repent it's all about consistency. We can obtain forgiveness for our sins but if we can't maintain what we have already repented for we aren't really moving forward. So when we repent we need to let our fear go and consistently hold to what we have changed for the better.

FHE with Zone in May

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