Monday, November 30, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving just about killed me. We had five appointments! The food
was all fantastic! The members tried really hard to make us an
American Thanksgiving. It was really cute! They made American food and
added chile and salsa to everything. Haha! I loved it! I was so sick
the next day though.. But it's all worth it. The members all felt the
I learned a valuable life lesson today. Never pay for a cheap haircut
in Texas. That's all I have to say about that.
Our area is doing so good! We set two more baptism dates this week! We
are teaching this cute little family! The mom and the daughter both
have dates and we are working on the dad. He used to be very against
us but we taught him a bomb restoration lesson and he came to church
yesterday which was HUGE! He is softening up a lot! They are going to
be a little eternal family!
We also found a ton of other investigators this week! We found another
little family that is so awesome! They have a really special light
about them!
Yesterday we had a cool little miracle! We were driving home on the
feeder and we saw this car parked on the side of the road with their
hazards on. It was really dark and it was raining so we didn't think
much of it. As we continued driving we both felt a distinct impression
that we should turn around and help the people in the car. First we
were like no way. It was dark and we were in a super sketchy area. But
we kept feeling like we should turn around so we did! We circled
around and pulled up by the car and walked up to the window. Inside
was a little African American family. They rolled down their windows
and the wife looked at us in surprise and was like "Sisters!?" Turns
out they were members and had been praying someone would stop to help
them! Ah! We were able to help them out and then we went on our merry
way. It was so cool to be the means of answering someone's prayers!!
Well have a great week! I love you all! Say your prayers and read your

Hermana Christensen

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

This week was awesome as always! My area is sooooooo sketch! It makes
for a lot of interesting stories that I can tell y'all after the
mission si quiere. Haha! This week we had a mission conference with
Elder Packer! It was so good! He talked a lot about using different
resources from the church to find new people to teach. There was a big
emphasis on family history and how we can use it to get new
investigators. During the conference, Elder Packer told us to role
play a family history lesson with our companion and to think of new
ways to present it. Little did he know that President has already gone
over this with us months ago and we were all well prepared. Then he
asked President Mortensen to pick some missionaries to come up front
and do it in front of the whole mission. President looked right at me
and Hermana Jorgensen when we were practicing and told us that we were
going up so get ready. He sure does love to pick on us.... I was super
nervous because we had to represent the whole mission and show that we
are powerful teachers! No pressure. President first picked Elder
Murdock and Elder Schloer (the elders that serve with us in our Ward).
Lucky for us the Elders did such a bomb job that we didn't have to go!
They just went through the outline President had given us and the
spirit was so strong as they were teaching! Elder Packer was so
impressed. So impressed that he is sending representatives from Salt
Lake to come and see what President is doing to our mission. They want
to start implementing some of his ideas into other missions and into
the church. One thing that I love about President Mortensen is that he
really cares about the work and works hard to help us be the best
teachers we can be! This mission is so awesome!

We have like 50 baptisms coming up. Not really. But we do have a ton!
The Lord keeps throwing prepared people at us and we barely have
enough time to see them all! We have a baptism in two weeks with this
man we have been teaching. He is on fire! He know so much about the
Book of Mormon and he always tells us how he knows it's true! We also
have another one coming up with this lady named Oralia. She has a
strong testimony as well! We have a goal to have 8 baptisms before the
end of the year. As of right now we have 3 people with dates but we
are planning to set 4 more this week! And hopefully 3 more in the next
few weeks! Pray for these people!!!

I also got to go back to Conroe for a baptism! Sherly got baptized! It
was so great! I had to give the talk on baptism. There was such a
special spirit as she entered into the water. She is going to be a
little relief society president someday. Haha! She's awesome! :)
Blessings for dayyys!

I need some of you to get on Pinterest and look up how to get rid of
tortilla wings aka flabby arms. Send some stuff my way por fa.

Thanksgiving is going to be awesome! Literally everyone in the Ward
wants to feed us... They all love us a lot which is great.. But at the
same time, if I have to eat 7 thanksgiving dinners I am going to throw
up. I'm excited for a Hispanic thanksgiving! Turkey tacos and pupusas
con salsa! Woo!

 Hermanie Jorgensen turned 20 yesterday! We ate a lot of cake. Today we
are going to the mall with President Mortensens daughter. We love her!
She just got back from her mission and she likes to hang with us. We
are going to start taking her out to teach with us. She is also going
to give us all her mission clothes so there's that. We are pumped!

Well I hope y'all have a wonderful week! Read your scriptures and say
your prayers!

Hermana Christensen

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hola! Hola!

Hey friends!

So this week was awesome. I LOVE THE GHETTO! We are finding new people
like crazy! This Ward is the best Ward I have ever served in. Like 80%
of the Ward are converts so they LOVE the missionaries! They are
always giving us gifts and buying us really nice skirts... The skirts
are a little special.. On Saturday we had..... FIVE dinners back to
back. I was crying by the end of the day. Our investigators always
want to feed us and all the less actives want to feed us and the
members! It's a blessing and a curse. We can't say no either because
Hispanics get really offended when you don't eat. It's how they show
their love..

We set a baptism date with one of our investigators named Jose! He is
so awesome! He already pays his tithing every week and yesterday he
fasted with us. He is going to be baptized in December! Yay! We also
had a baptism on Wednesday with a little muchacho named Jesus! It was
so beautiful! I love watching people be baptized! There is such a
special spirit!

So I was called to be the district language leader. Pretty much all I
do is just teach Spanish for an hour before district meeting every
Friday. At first I hated it but now it's super fun! This last week we
got a phone call that President wanted to come to our language study
and district meeting. His daughter just got home from her mission and
she wanted to see how we do things here. So President decided to take
her to the best district in the mission! Haha! Anyway.. I was super
scared that president was coming and I stressed and stressed for days.
The day of our language study came and President didn't show up!!! I
was so relieved! He came to our district meeting but skipped out on
the language study. The power of prayer is real!

 Elder Packer is here in our mission! He is President Packers son. We
have a mission conference with him tomorrow! I am so excited!!!!

Anyway.. Have a great week! Read your scriptures every day! Invite all
your friends to church! I love you all!

Hermana Christensen

Monday, November 9, 2015

Back in Houston!

So I'm back in the Houston! Woooooo! I LOVE my area! LOVE
IT! It's 10x sketchier then my first area! It gets pretty
intense at times. Haha! I have only been here a week and I have
already seen so many miracles. The people here are so prepared! We are
really close to downtown. When we go to district meeting, I can see
the skyline from the chapel. It is so so cool! Ahhhhh! I am just so
happy to be back in Houston! There are so many little Hispanic friends
who need the gospel!
So my companion is kinda cool... Her name is...... HERMANA
JORGENSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was my companion in the MTC! It has
been so fun to be with her again! We have little dance parties every
day and are just working so so hard! I was so shocked that we got to
be together again! It's so fun because now we can actually teach
together! Haha! In the CCM neither one of us knew very much Spanish..
Hehehe. But now we are just converting everyone! This transfer is
going to be so bombin!
We had temple tours yesterday. We had SEVEN investigators come with
us! It was so beautiful. They loved it and they all felt the spirit so
We also have a baptism this week! His name is Jesus! I have only
taught him like twice so i don't know him super well but I am still so
excited for him none the less! He is 17 and he is going to go on a
mission next year! Eeeee!
Well I hope you have a great week is week! Say your prayers and read
your scriptures! I love you all!!!
Hermana Christensen

Monday, November 2, 2015


This week went by so so fast! I feel like all the weeks just go by faster and faster! Ahhhhhh! We have transfers tomorrow! I know I am getting transferred.. but I am not sure where I am going yet! Transfers are always bitter sweet. It is super fun to go to a new area and a new ward but it is also super hard to leave all the friends you made! I am going to miss all my little Hispanics in Conroe! Reina and Sherly will be getting baptized in a few weeks though, so I will be back for that!

I got to go on an exchange this week with Hermana George. We were together in the CCM. She is one of my most favorite Hermanas! We saw so many miracles together. We didn't have too many set appointments so we went out and started knocking doors! Just about everyone opened up! By the end of the day we had taught about 8 lessons and found 6 new investigators! It is amazing how many blessings you see when you just get out there and work! I love missionary work! I get so excited in the mornings to just go out and teach the people!!! Missions are so fun!! 

Hermana Lowry and I did a lot of contacting this week in Conroe as well! I love love love knocking doors! It is kinda like opening presents on Christmas. You just never know what you are going to find behind the door. We usually get a lot of people who want us to come back to teach them but some times you get some crazies. One guy opened the door and we started talking to him in Spanish. He just kept shaking his head and saying "No hablo Ingles" We were like. "Que Bueno, porque nosotras hablamos espanol!" We literally talked to him in Spanish the whole time and he just kept saying he didn't speak English. Haha! Hermana Lowry also got attacked by a cat this week. It was a pretty eventful week. 

We had a ward party!! It was so fun! I love Hispanic parties! Everyone just dances and sings and has a grand ole time! We had more investigators and less actives at the party than ward members. It was so awesome! I am really going to miss this little ward. They are really precious! 

Well all is well in Texas. Have a great week! Read your scriptures and say your prayers! And invite all your friends to ward parties!! 

Con Mucho Amor!
Hermana Christensen