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

Sep 6, 2010

20 years WHAT?!‏

holy cow... 20 years old.

So I only have 10 minutes or so, so here we go. The funny thing that has been happening this week is the fact that even for a brasilian my companion is pretty back-woodsy. He doesn´t have a lot of education, saw his first computer when he put in his mission papers, etc. So needless to say, sometimes funny things happen.

For example, the other day we taught a guy who has cancer. São Paulo, being a city with 20 million people is pretty advanced, and with free healthcare he was telling us about the cancer treatments and such. But when we left my companion was so scared he was almost shaking. He was like ``elder, we have to go home and wash our hands´´ and I was like ``no way dude. why?´´ turns out he is convinced he can get cancer like you get the flu or a cold. So even today he´s pretty nervous. I tried to explain but he doesn´t believe me. Also he things I might get sick soon, because I had my pancakes with COLD milk. Cold + Hot in you stomach at the same time = sick. Haha. Endless entertainment.

Other than that I don´t really know. everyone calls me german, which is their term for ``whitey.´´ Someone asked me if I was albino, but also I´m looking pretty german as I lose weight. I´ll show you what i mean next time, But for now I need to run. I love you all. later

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