Saturday, March 27, 2010

Surprise letter from Elder Christensen!


The MTC is so cool. The triple companionship is now over. My only companion right now is Elder Holton. Elder Monsen just got paired with Elder Winters who also moved into our room. I love it here so far. We have gotten plenty of sleep and waking up at 6:15 isn't even hard. I'm already picking up a decent amount of spanish and building my testimony even more.

There are several things I have forgotten that I would LOVE if you sent me... Firstly.. How important is this little number? 1) The Shoe Shine Kit. Wow. What a fail. I must have put it in my locker in the mudroom or something after Dad and I practiced. It should be there... If not, it has to be somewhere in the house because I don't have it... Second 2) My ABERCROMBIE Fierce cologne. This should be found on my headboard. Third 3) My Volcom hoodie... You should find this one hanging up in my closet. I have two volcom hoodies so be careful. Probably the best way to describe it is black with grey designs and swirls all over it. It is thrashed, and is also SIZE XXL. That should make it pretty easy to find. 4) My Brown BASS Mocassins. These should be on the first or second shelf of my closet. If not maybe they are still lingering around somewhere in the mudroom. I only have 6 minutes left so I gotta make this quick. Tell everyone out there hello from the MTC.

I'm enjoying myself so much here. The spirit is incredible and also the abililty to learn is unreal. I feel like I can do anything with God's help. Thank you all SO much for all the letters. I would love it if I could get something each day from someone out there as a little pick me up! The goodies have been well enjoyed by my entire zone. Thanks so much for all of that! Tell Tawny that it is OK for her to read my Patriarchal Blessing, not even a big deal to me! Once again thanks for all the love and support.

I'd just like to close by bearing my testimony in spanish..

Tengo una tesimony que la iglesia de Jesucristo es la ultima iglesia.

Se que Jose smith es una profeta de Dios.

Se que El Libro De Mormon es verdadero y puede ayudamos en nuestros vidas.

Amo me familia y mi oportunidad servir un mision

En el nombre de JesuCristo, AMEN.

LOVE YOU ALL. One minute left! Until next time,

---Elder Kurtis Christensen---

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


-----Original Message-----
From: Missionary Training Center []
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 9:55 PM
Subject: Letter from Provo MTC Presidency

Dear family of Kurtis William Christensen,

We are pleased to inform you that your missionary has been safely checked in
at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. We thank you for
supporting your missionary and know that your family will be blessed as a

Your missionary's mailing address while at the MTC is:
Kurtis William Christensen
MTC Mailbox # 156
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

Please note the following items:

1. Your missionary's service began today. Please do not arrange or request
visits with your missionary, including meetings at the temple or in
proximity to the MTC.

2. All missionary mail must come through the US Mail or commercial delivery
services. Hand delivered items will NOT be accepted. Do not send pizzas,
fast foods, ice-cream, or any items that will spoil if they are not
refrigerated within 24 hours. Missionaries are not called out of class to
receive packages, nor do they have access to a refrigerator.

3. Communicate with your missionary weekly through letters sent to the
above address or through the email account that the missionary will set up
within the first two weeks. This account is to be used by immediate family
only. Telephone calls for missionaries cannot be accepted. Your missionary
will correspond with you on his/her first preparation day.

4. Families and friends should not plan to visit missionaries departing
to their field of labor at the airport or MTC.

Should you need to communicate with the MTC call 801-422-2602. Do not reply
to this email.


Provo MTC Presidency

3/24/2010 Elder Christensen

Dear Family,

The first day in the MTC has flown by! I don't know how anybody could possibly hate this place. I am in a threesome companionship. It is Me, Elder Monsen, and Elder Holton. We are already beginning to work together and strengthen each others testimonies. There is no doubt that this is what the Lord wanted for me. Although I already miss you guys and Steffi and Stein's endless supply of hair and slobber I know that you will all still be there in two years. The food was pretty good too, it reminds me a lot of high school. For now I love this place so much, but we will see how I feel at 6:30 tomorrow morning. I can't wait to begin the exstensive study of both Espanol and and how to teach others about this church. Our message is true and I know that. Sorry this is so short but I need to get back to my dorm and unpack. I'll be sure to write you again next friday. Thanks again for being so supportive and helping me make the right choices in my life. If it's not too much trouble please have mom mail me the picture of the Santiago Temple that is hanging on my wall. I love you all! This has already proven to be a wonderful experience and a necessary step in my overall maturity.

--Elder Kurtis William Christensen--

[P.S. Elder Monson (Jordan) is from Provo and is Trevor’s nephew (from Robyn’sside of thefamily). Also, Grandma Judy and Grandpa Glade work at the Provo temple on Fridays – his Pday!]

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ohh blessed endowment

Brother and Sister Christensen at Timpanogos temple the night Tawny received her endowments.