Monday, September 21, 2015

Hola! Hola!

We had such a great week! This week we fasted and prayed for our investigators to make it to church. We worked so hard to get them to church this Sunday and so many of them came! We actually had a church tour with Francellea on Friday! It was one of the most tender moments of my mission! We took her around and showed her the classrooms and the baptismal font and ended in the chapel. We just went and sat in the chapel and she just cried and cried. She told us that she hasn't felt peace in her life for so long. Hermana Lowry and I sang "Asombro me da" to her and it was really off pitch and bad but the spirit was there so its ok! Haha! She is one of the most precious people I have ever met on my mission! She is a single mom and has a little daughter who can't speak or hear. We are trying to learn some sign language so we can talk with her. Every time we go over for a cita, she runs up to us and gives us a big hug! I just love her so much! Please keep Francellea and her family in your prayers! 

Yesterday we went contacting at this trailer park and found so many prepared people. We were talking to this one lady named Nallely! We told her a little about who we were and the Restoration. She was so interested. She told us that she felt like everything we were saying was true. We left her with a prayer and she just cried and cried! We are going back to teach her on Tuesday!!! 

We found another little family yesterday. We are finding so many investigators! We barely have enough time to see them all! It is so wonderful!!!!! Anyway... This family is super super prepared! The wife just cried the whole time we were teaching them. She was so touched when we told her that our families can be together forever. It is so amazing to watch the spirit touch people for the first time! 

I saw a firefly for the first time in my life. It looked like a little green spark. So cool. I am so grateful I get to stay in Conroe for six more weeks! It is such a beautiful area! Even if it is filled with crazy country people and stray dogs that like to chase us every day. :)

Well have a wonderful week!!! I love you all! Read your scriptures and say your prayers! EVERY DAY! 

Con Amor,
Hermana Christensen

Monday, September 14, 2015

We had such a great week! Wooo!

I just can't believe it is almost time for transfers again. I feel like time is FLYING by! Ah. We were able to set two more baptismal dates this week with our investigators. Their names are Francellea and Esmerelda. They are so cute! We found them when I was on exchanges a few weeks ago. We were out trying one of our other investigators and I had the strongest feeling to knock on this door. We knocked and Francellea opened and let us in! We have been teaching her for a while and now she is going to get baptized in October! She seriously is so prepared and has such a light about her! The only thing that is holding her back is coming to church. She promised us she would come this week! Pray for her! 

We had our ward multicultural night this week! It was so fun! We had a few investigators go and they loved it! Everyone brought food from their country and we ate and the primary danced and it was so cute! Hispanic ward party's are the best!!! 

I also learned how to make this hispanic fried fish thing. We just gutted the fish and put it in a pan. It was nasty. I will send pictures.. I am learning how to make all kinds of special hispanic foods! Haha! 

I have been studying faith in relation to testimony and conversion in my studies this week! A great chapter to read about this is Ether 3! I would challenge each of you to read it and look for how testimony is turned into conversion. 

Well I don't have much time this week! I love you all!!! Be good and go to church! 

Hermana Christensen

Monday, September 7, 2015

El Espiritu Nos Guia!

Buenos Dias!!!

We had such an amazing week... again! I have seen more miracles in these last four weeks then I have in my entire mission! We found 14 new solid investigators! AH. Here is a crazy story about one of our investigators! So her name is Reina and she told us that she has a brother serving a mission in Guatemala! Then she told us that recently her parents just got baptized in Honduras and last week her sister just got baptized in Virginia! Missionaries have literally found her whole family and baptized them! She is the last one.. :) It is such a miracle that we found her and are able to teach her! She is so awesome! She has a baptismal date for the 10th of October! Pray for her! We also found another family that is so excited about the gospel! This area has taken such a huge turn! This used to be the "hardest" area in the mission and now we have some of the best numbers! And it's not even us! It is all the Lord! He is just handing us people to teach! It is just a testimony builder to me that there is no such thing as a "hard" area. Success is directly related to obedience! 

We accidentally drove into a compound this week. Not really. We have been cleaning out the ward list and trying to find part member familys. We put this one address in the GPS and it took us out to the yahoos of Texas. The street we took us on was so scary. The country of Texas is 10x scarier than the ghetto! There were confederate flags and trash and bonfires and purple paint on the trees and no trespassing signs and little huts made out of wood. So scary. Don't worry though, we got out of there really fast! 

We also ran out of money on our little cards last week and had no food. Hermana Lowry wrote her step mom and told her we needed non perishable food because we were dying. Two days later we received 6 boxes on our doorstep.. filled with pasta. It was all pasta. We have so much pasta in our house we don't even know what to do! Haha! We couldn't stop laughing as we opened each box just to find more pasta and more pasta! We made it through the week and now we have money again to go grocery shopping! Yay! Haha!

Have a lovely week my loves! Look for ways to share the gospel with everyone!!! I love you all!!! 

Hermana Christensen