Monday, October 28, 2013

There is Always a Miracle
This week was ward conference and we went nuts with activities. We first had a ward family home evening, and then we had a talent show, a ping pong tournament and an activity for the youth. It was so fun!! For the Talent show I did juggling and it went well. It was really fun anyway.  The week went by really fast because we had a ton of things to do. 
Thank you for all your support and love. Also we found out this week that Elder Holland is coming to our mission in two weeks. We are really excited to see him! I am so excited to see him in person for the second time. He came to the MTC when I was there. 
The miracle this week was that we had a tour of the church but in another ward. We didn’t bring anyone but when we were waiting outside for other missionaries a kid named D came up to us and shook our hands.  He is 13 years old and we invited him and his family to come to tour the church and his mom said no but he said yes.  He said to his Mom, ”lets go, mom, lets go, come on! It was awesome! And they came.
I am thankful for everything you all have done for me!! I love you all Especially you mom!!!
Elder Christensen
Birthday Celebration!  Andrew is now 20!

Monday, October 21, 2013

This week was also full of miracles. I can’t ever think of a week when something super cool does not happen. It always seems like something out of the ordinary has to happen in the week of a missionary. 
First, M came to church this week and she liked it a lot and she said she will come back for sure  because she likes that the church is really organized and the people are really nice.
Then we talked with a woman named B.  she was sitting in a park alone and we walked by and started to talk with her. She first wanted to speak English and we invited her to our English class we have on Saturdays. Then we started talking to her about the Church and we explained about the Book of Mormon and she said,” Wow, where can I buy one of those books, do you sell them in your church”?  We said “no”, but you can have one and we gave her one right there and she started reading it right away. She thought the Mormons and the Latter day saints were two different churches. So we explained that and then she said that she didn’t know why she came to the park but she felt sad because her daughter is sick. So she went to think and then we came by. She said that we really were sent from God and we were completing our mission because she had seen a ton of missionaries but none ever stopped to talk to her. That was cool!!
Last, yesterday we were walking around at 9 30 at night and we found a contact we made about two months ago. He said, “Hey do you want to  meet with me and my family right now?” we said yes!!  And we went and taught his family. They said they are catholic but the church never called them. They never wanted to go. They want a church that they believe that is real!   They are coming to church this Sunday. 
So Miracles are real and I love them.  Thanks for all you guys do to help me.  Remember to pray everyday for an opportunity to share the Gospel and you will find chances to share the Gospel.
When you give Vegetables away to the neighbors, you can just invite the person to our house for a family home evening… so easy!! I know you can do it
I love you all

Elder Christensen

                                                      On Splits with a brand new Elder
Beautiful skies over Chile

Monday, October 14, 2013


This week was pretty awesome! We focused a lot with talking with everyone who crossed our path. Elder Ballard said and I quote, `Missionaries, if you want more people to teach you have to talk with more people.' Close quote. Ok that wasn’t really a direct quote but I always wanted to say that. Seriously, that is what we have to do. 

So did we listen to the Apostolic counsel? Yes. Now you ask did we see miracles?...YES!

The biggest only I will share. The other day we were walking in the street talking with people and a woman with her son in a stroller passed by and we said Hola and she said Hola and nothing.  We just kept walking. We went to a lesson and we taught a family and left. We crossed the street and the same woman passed by. Wow a little weird that about 40 minutes later we crossed paths again. So I thought we have to talk with her so I went to talk and...She crossed the street. So We just kept going on our way. We turned on a street and yep, you guessed it,  the same woman passed again. This time I said ok WE HAVE TO TALK TO HER!!!  We went and talked with her. She is named Milagros which just happens to be Miracles in English. So we talked with her and she said yea come over tomorrow and we can talk more. So we went and she let us in and said, `Ok what are the Mormons all about and she just asked questions. It was so cool and we taught her and invited her to be baptized and she said If this book (The Book of Mormon) is true then of course I will be baptized!!

Wow what a miracle!
Thanks for everything I love you mom and dad and everyone else
Elder Christensen

Big boy!

Monday, October 7, 2013

General Conference
One Year Down!!I  This year has gone by so fast.  When your nose is in the grindstone time really flies!
Wow the Conference was so GOOD!!! I can’t even decide which is my favorite. I am going to say Elder Ballard and Elder Maynes and Elder Bednar and President Uchtdorf and President Eyring in the Priesthood session. Just too many good talks to decide. There was so much Power! Oh, and also Elder Dube-- that was SICK!!
We had a small miracle happen.  We were inviting people to come to the Conference and we had no one there so we went to a house of one of our friends who we talk with but have not started to teach yet. His name is Juan and we passed by and said do you want to come to listen to a prophet and he said Yes!  so he came and watched half of the conference with us. That was so cool!  I hope we can start teaching him because he is really nice.  He is a handy man and he fixes up peoples houses almost for free. He only charges so he can eat that day but he fixes a sink and charges like 3 dollars. But his wife died a while ago and he lives alone. He is really cool so we are going to work really hard to teach him
I was almost sure we would have changes this week because I have been in the same ward for six months I was not transferred.   I was a little upset at first but I realized I was just being selfish so I changed my mind and I am happy.   I can stay with the friends I have made and I can continue helping my ward and helping others love the Gospel. I know how to do this. I just have to love all and be their friend. I was not called to Chile to find Investigators but to find my friends!
I love the mission and my life!!
I love you mom
I love you dad

Elder Christensen