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

Nov 28, 2011

hey hey hey‏

So this week was awesome. When our new president first got here he shared this parable about how giant chinese bamboo grows for years and years underground making a powerful and sturdy root system without you ever noticing and then grows like 90 feet in 6 weeks or something like that. I think I am finally getting to the going upwards part.
Ever since the time that I realized that I have no time left on my mission, I have been really focusing on being a legit representative of God in authority and power to take the best advantage of it. I think it is really paying off. I am just having so much fun with everything. It is so hardcore.
There has been a bajillion good experiences that have come from this and I realize that every one of them comes from being humble enough to try to constantly keep myself in tune with the spirit and then always confirm what I do or say with God first. Apparently he wasn't joking when he said "Be thou humble and the Lord thy God shall lead the by the hand and give thee answer to thy prayers". Who knew, right? Like it is so crazy. I am getting more and more confident in it what he prompts me to do as time goes on, so the experiences just get better and better. It is one of the best feelings ever to know that because you are focusing on doing what is right and asking Him how to do it, He trusts you enough to let you play a part in helping his other children. And then you throw in a companion that is in tune with the spirit too and stuff just goes crazy. The best part is knowing that none of the success came directly from either of us, but as a result of just regularly asking the Lord what we should do. When the holy ghost is around it is like having the force or something. Whatever God wants you to do you can get done.
So that is cool.
But in other news, we are just working a lot. I regularly am just so thankful for the experiences that I have that I get emotional. I think I almost cried from gratitude like 2 times on saturday. We got to give a little girl that was having these crazy nightmares for months a blessing. That was way special. There was some other stuff too, but I feel like if I go to far into details that will take away from it a bit. Let's just say I love being a missionary.
Nothing that funny happened. Just lots of cool people.
I love you all. Family especially... an friends too. haha.


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