Saturday, July 30, 2011

Another MTC Letter


Sorry my last letter was so short.  The Mission President asked us to write a quick letter home to let you know that I haven't been translated yet. My Prep days here are on Wednesday and I don't have travel plans until next Friday the 5th. 

The first 4 days here were the most overwhelming but I have got the hang of it now.  I'll only e-mail you twice while at the MTC then when I am out in the field it will be on Monday's. 

The companion I have is okay but the other roomates I have are all going to New Mexico!  I am super stoked that I'll be able to serve with them.  One of them is a huge Jim Carrey fan like me!  He also sounds just like him too.  His name is Elder Munns and his companion is from Centerville.  He went to Viewmont which is cool I guess.

Well that is it for now.  Mom stop freaking out and Britt don't break anymore bones while I am gone!  Just kidding.

Love Ya!
Elder Christensen

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

First E-Mail of My Mission!

Hey, its my first big e-mail of my mission!  Everything is awesome!  I have been having some awesome experiences and I can't believe how fast time is going.  It was overwhelming the first couple of days that we were here but now it is going so fast and I only have like 1 week and then I'll leave that following Monday! 

The firesides and devotionals are awesome and there are like 4,000 missionaries here right now!  It's NUTS!  Anyway, one of my favorite experiences is that we have begun teaching investigators here and at first it was sort of rough because we did not know how to answer all of their questions.  But now I think I am getting the hang of teaching all of the time and it is so cool.  We even have less active members who want to talk to us and we mostly talk to them about faith and stuff. 

Tell everyone I said hi and am grateful for their prayers.  I am also grateful to my Father in Heaven for helping me to learn so much so fast!

Love ya!
Elder Christensen

Friday, July 22, 2011

Devon at the MTC

He made it !  It was such an exciting day and Devon could hardly wait to go.  We stopped for lunch at the Olive Garden but no one could really eat we were all so nervous and excited for him.  When we arrived to the MTC the driveway was lined with missionaries.  We saw Devon's friend Elder Karl Garrett and gave him a high five as we were driving in.  We pulled forward to the next availble parking spot and as soon as it started, it was over.  The missionary host was there to help, Devon gave hugs all around and then he was off and never looked back!  The ride home was very subdued and we will miss him terribly but we know he is doing the right thing and will be a fantastic missionary!

Elder Devon Christensen