This is probably the only post that will be from THE Elder Christensen.

If you are reading this you probably know me and are close to me so I won't really describe myself...

But today is Sunday May 02, 2010. I get set apart tomorrow as a MISSIONARY for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 8:30 P.M. These last couple days have been a whirl-wind but I still have yet to fully grasp the concept of flying to Brazil Tuesday morning so I'm betting the coming days will just OWN me from the inside out as far as craziness goes. I am so excited to head off into the unknown, and am ready to tackle any challenge that comes my way. My mom and dad taught me right, and I am so thankful to you all of you that prepared me for getting this far. You all know who you are

Anyways the blog that follows will pretty much just be a post of Emails that are from me to my family and friends, and it will be a good way to see me progress through my mission first hand. Even if my emails aren't necessarily to you don't feel weird about reading them. I want as many people to share this experience with me as I can.

God be with all of you until we meet again. You'll need it while you don't have me to bestow my presence upon you. haha. I'll see you all in a couple years.


Send Me A Letter, I Miss You.

Elder Michael Scott Christensen
Brazil São Paulo Interlagos Mission
R. Euzébio de Souza, 121
Jardim Londrina
05638-100 São Paulo - SP

Jul 2, 2010


it's the last p-day i'll have in the MTC of Sao Paulo. I'm tempted to say good riddance, but honestly it's been pretty fun. There have been times of pure boredome, but we always figure out a way to make things interesting over here. I guess I'll share a couple of the more recent ones. SO, first off, last night we spent a good hour or so playing a retarded game called ninja. Honestly it was pretty stupid, but very fun at the same time. I just was making it rediculous and doing flips and stuff. The reason that was funny was because we had to do it silently because we weren't supposed to be doing that. BUT OH WELL. I say if we can finish our work and planning, then we can spend our extra time trying to not go crazy. So yeah that was fun. The other thing was pretty epic. We had a guy come in from provo who is pretty funny. His name is Elder Farley, and he is some kid from the portland area that is a lot like my highschool friends. So for once i can relate with someone about funny things like farts. So anyways, he tried to fart on a kid the other day, but totally overestimated the amount of force required. yep you guessed it, I have officially witnessed someone pooping their pants and I'm not even out of the MTC yet. That seriously made my day. Actually it made my week. BUT on to more serious things. The more I study the gospel in it's basic principles the more amazed I am at the complex simplicity it contains. That is the only way i can describe it. It really isnst THAT complex at all, but it applies to every situation. God says, ``you'll be happy if you do this ____创 and it just becomes a matter of trust after that. He's not lying, but sometimes we think it's too simple or too general or whatever. The cool thing that I've personally been witnessing it, it's not too simple for anyone. Life really is that easy. Our Heaven Father tells us how to be happy and we just have to do what he says to recieve that blessing. That is a concept that everyone hears their whole lives, but I can't think of THAT many people that apply it to exactness. Kind of a shame. But yeah, I've been making an effort to just live it and test if it works or not in all situations. If I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I'll just apply a basic principle that leads to happiness, make sure heavenly father knows what I'm looking for, and record my results in my journal. Not suprisingly it works every time. This is an interesting concept in a world full of so much unfairness and so many hurt feelings. The atonement can take all of that and make it fair. Take my word for it and investigate to see if you get the same results. you will. Oh yeah also, mom I am getting your letters. Don't worry about it. I think everyonce in a while a letter gets lost, but usually i get them. And rachael that picture looks pretty funny. I honestly laughed harder at the original. But i saw the pirate patch coming beforehand. And Todd, just write whatever you want from now on because i~m headed to the field. I probably wont get a P Day next week, but after that I am a real missionary. Boom. Everybody needs to start sending the letters to my mission address now because I will no longer be in the MTC. Love you all. SEE YA.

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