Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12/14/2010 Hermana Christensen

Hermanas Christensen & Adams
So i was told that border patrol has a stamp for latinos no mexicanos and its "otm: other than mexico." that's the distinction? ha ha.

HEYYYYYYYYYYY!  so hello there!

well, where do i begin? my heart is full. all is well.

i was transferred from chula my friends. and myyyyyyyyyyyyy oh my. ah. i'll spare you the drama, we all know what happens. ----- i absolutely loved my time there. it was beautiful. it was so full of feelings and love and hard work and GOOD people. i absolutely fell in love with the people; i learned very valuable lessons there, and I will be forever grateful that i got to start my mission there.

i'm in a spanish branch now. there are about 40 people in it. it is so different than chula. i think the lord is trying to remind me to rely more on him. i'm tryin! my new companion is sister adams--funny.. we've been out the same amount of time and we're total buds. it's a blasty being with her, and i know we'll see a lot of good come. we're tyring to making changes and really create super trust so we can build and strengthen the rama. it's like starting from scratch though. we're not really sure how to find new investigators, and there's a pilot program going on there where we don't knock doors. so basically it's down to the members. we're just going to get to work. i don't know what else to say.

i once asked sister story why everyone says the mission is hard. i'm realizing it's hard in ways i didn't expect... in the ways i least expected actually. leaving home was hard, leaving the mtc was hard, leaving my first area was hard, and i know that leaving this area will be hard, and it's all for the same reason:

the people.

this truly is the savior's work because it's all about LOVE. love love love. i feel such love for the people i have come to know over the past 6 months. i know that this is what it's all about.

the worth of souls is so great. i'm grateful to be here. onward ever onward.

i hope everyone is well and happy and stoked for the christmas. i love you all so much. i've felt and feel your prayers, this past week especially. thank you. thank you endlessly!

con amor,

la hermana christensen

Hermana Christensen in her Orem East Stake Virtue Scarf!