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

Aug 2, 2010

Okay so first of all this computer has dislexia... so... I swear i´m not retarded.

ANYWHOs I´m going to really try and attach a photo this time, but seriously this computer is a joke. But this week it has become increasingly apparent that the elections are fast approaching here in brasil. It´s against the law not to vote (I heard you end up in prison, but i doubt it) so everyone is getting their game face on to get those votes.

And what is the best way to advertise anything? well as we know from the Blues Brothers, you take a piece of crap car and tie a huge speaker on the top and the drive anywhere people can walk. So for example, if you want to sell some eggs you put them in your trunk and then drive around with a catchy tune about eggs for cinco reais and let the people come.

obviously one would deduce that this would make an incredible politcal campaign with the right jingle and a wig. So that is what they do. You make up a rap or a song about what number you are on the ballot, put on a blonde wig, and if you are really dedicated, dance your heart out on top of your car as your brother or wife drives. The really smart candidates will make little cards too, because here it´s legal to just show up to the voting box with a buisness card sized ballot that someone made for you already filled out and ready to go.

I am trying to include a picture of my favorite to win federal deputee (spelling?). He´s ``the beautiful candidate.´´ also he was dedicated enough to combine all the facits of a good political campaign here. Even the wig.

But I realized that thursday will mark 3 months out here. It will be funny to see how bad my grammer is by the time i call home for Christmas because I´m trying really hard to change the way my mind thinks about things. But yeah, kelsey will be headed into senior year soon, so she should keep me posted on the exciting times she has as the big dog. Maybe beat up a freshman...? haha, oh man, while that probably wasn´t funny to you guys, at least I´m laughing about it.

Oh and I got 6 letters this week, so false alarm.

speaking of which, Mqatt- got your letter and I liked it. Primarily because it was all of 6 sentences. Secondly, because you said you loved me. Thirdly because Hawaii is a sick place to go on a mission. Sincerely, congrats. I know that sounded insiceredsfaçj, but it wasn´t. I didn´t really want to write to you untill you got out there though so... here is your response: woo.

anyways, it´s misting outside. I managed to attach 2 pictures I think, but scan them for viruses, I´m in a pretty shady lan-house. One pic is of the temple and the other is of Tiririca, my favorite for federal deputee.

sooooo... yeah. Loves you all. K bye.

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