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

Jan 16, 2012

more of the same‏

Well. One more week flies by. We are killing ourselves out here in this area and it is so funny because the whole week goes terrible and nothing goes right and we get exhausted and yelled at and rained on all week and then we go to church on sunday, and even though nothing we did did any good, there are like a million people there who haven't been in like a million years or who have never been. So in the end things just work out. Even when they don't.
I am mailing email in a lan house that is in a gym that teaches body pump and stuff. Feels like home...? weird.
Well. I am happy. I just kind of giggle to myself about everything because it kind of tickles from the inside of my chest/belly to be happy like I am. Sometimes when we are studying and I am just chilling there with a big dumb smile on my face my comp gets a little annoyed because he still doesn't get it, but I don't know what I can do to make it stop. I have absoloutly no idea why I even feel good. I feel a super profound happiness pretty regularly, and I am just about to the point where I am getting used to to the fact that I don't get it I think. It is pretty weird and kind of freaked me out at the beginning of the mission to just feel a lasting happiness and sense of gratitude so strongly for what seems like no reason at all, because it is something that isn't normal, and I would try to find out what I was supposed to do when I feel like that. Now I don't really care about the fact that I still don't get why I feel like that. I am sure there is an explanation, but I am just going to forget about it and go with the flow for the rest of my mission. I kind of know how to get the feeling to start and how to cultivate it, so I'll just roll with it instead of worrying about it.
welp... that is it.
Love you all. See you soonish.

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