Monday, June 27, 2016

We had such a great week! I have never felt so much joy in the work! Over the course of a mission you go through days that are really good and days that are not so good. I have honestly felt like every single day over these last few weeks have been incredible! The Lord is blessing us so much!

So a member referred us to a FAMILY OF 6! The member said he was outside getting his mail when his neighbor came over and asked him if he was a pastor. The member was like, no... Then the neighbor said that he has seen him put on a white shirt every Sunday and go to church with his family. He wanted to know why. The member explained to him that he has been going to church for about 30 years and how it has blessed his family. The neighbor was so fascinated and told him to send us over! We went over to meet them and they are perfect. As we were leaving, they said (in Spanish), "We just really want to know what it is that makes our neighbor go to church every week." PREPARED. 
We had a mini zone meeting this week. We have been working so hard to increase the faith in this zone! We sat everyone down and counseled about goals and our vision. My other sister training leader companion had the idea to have everyone write their negative perceptions of the zone on little pieces of paper and then we buried them in the ground. We were "burying our weapons of war". Alma 24: 15-18. Haha! It was super cheesy but it pumped them all up.  It has been crazy to see the miracles as we have come together with the Lord! My very first week here, the zone had eight investigators at church. Yesterday, we had 21! And they keep coming! We also had four baptisms this last weekend! It was amazing because this zone "doesn't baptize." Everyone is getting really excited! It makes me so so so happy to see them succeed! Everyone is starting to understand that when we work with the Lord, miracles are bound to happen! I LOVE THIS MISSION.

I got to go back to H6 yesterday for a baptism. Gaby got baptized! She was an investigator that I taught when I was over there! She is from the Dominican Republic and is so cool! It was so wonderful. The spirit was so strong! I just hugged all the members and we just all cried because we all miss each other. That ward will always hold a very special place in my heart. My other investigator Juan is getting baptized soon! So I will get to go back again for his baptism. Woooo!

I can't believe I only have three weeks left. The mission has become such a part of me that I can't imagine doing anything else. When I think about all the things I have learned, my heart is filled with gratitude. I had no idea the Lord would bless me this much. It has been such an honor to serve Him over these last 17 months.

I love you all!! Read your scriptures!!

Hermana Christensen

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