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 23, 2012


Welp, I prayed for some help to overcome my pride this week... and I am considering not doing that ever again. I got a bajillion opportunities to see a situation where I could be way proud and then recognize it before hand, but it is still way tough and really annoying sometimes. BECAREFULWHATYOUWISHFOR.
Congrats for everyone at home. Snow, College, money, jobs, etc. Highscore.
I am still way happy. Obviously like anything else it has it's peaks and valleys, but the valleys are still pretty high up there so I am not complaining.
In this area that I am in one thing that we are doing that is something way basic that everyone does all over the world is just work with the members. That has been pretty rewarding because the local leadership hated us when we got here and now they just look at me and burst out laughing (that freaks me out) and help us out a ton (that makes me happy). Every single person we are teaching either lives with or is best friends of members of the church, so that helps. We are going to baptize a lady and her son where the husband/father is a returned missionary. Probably the easiest thing I have ever done.
Also I asked the members to help me update the ward member list and find out who moved and who is living here and who has died already and they got it mostly done in 1 day. about 66% of the members on the list don't live here anymore. Big surprise considering there are 400 on the list and 70 going to church. And now we have a lot of families who expressed desire to be helped in various ways who we can help and we are going to be way busy until I go home. So that is good. Now I just have to let myself work with these people and not think about anything else, which will be way easier now that I know who they are.
So yeah the members are cool. I am buddies with this dude named renato who is like this little hilarious black dude right out of the 70's who has the SICKEST ties I have ever seen. He got them all in thrift shops and they are legit. I am going to see if I can't buy some of them. He just sits around playing video games all day too so he has plenty of time to help us. Good times.
M. Russel Ballard will talk to our mission tommorrow. That should be cool.
Welp. I am out of ideas.
LLLLLLLLOve ya'lllls

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