Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hola everyone! 

How are you guys doing? I'm doing great! I love it here in the MTC. Everything is so beautiful, and there aren't any distractions from the spirit!

This last week has gone by really fast, and has been just great! I have had a TON of spiritual moments. I wish I had time to tell you, but I don't. 

So we finished teaching our investigator, Alexa, and guess what: she's our afternoon teacher! What? Haha It was kind of awkward when we found out XD And now we're teaching two new investigators (Jorge and Carolina -- but they're both our morning/afternoon teachers). 

After the last lesson we taught (with Carolina), I was feeling kind of down because my spanish isn't as good as I wish it was, and some of Andy's advice popped into my head: "Don't worry about the language, it will come. Worry more about learning to listen to and teach with the Spirit." It was a real teaching moment for me. And, our next lesson (with Jorge) was super spiritual, and his eyes were teary.

On sunday, all the girls in my district and I sang in the choir for the devotional. We had Elder Velenzua (I don't know how to spell it) speak to us. He and his wife did great. I got teary, and the spirit was super strong.

I sent a letter to you guys this week, so hopefully you'll get it (it includes a birthday letter to Bekah). Everyone one in my district signed Bekah;s birthday letter, and Elder Myler (the popstar) note was hilarious. You'll have to wait till it gets to you, though.

The past couple of nights we have been singing hymns as a district, and it has helped bring the spirit to our nightly study sessions. There really is something about singing hymns that just invites the Holy Ghost and makes everything peaceful.

Today me, H. Messer, H. Christiansen, and H. Montuy went on a adventure; and that is what most of our pictures are of. We are only allowed to take pictures on P-Day, so that;s why haha

Sorry this letter is short, I have a lot of emails to send and I want to to reply to all of you wonderful people! 

I know that this church is true and that Heavenly Father really loves us. I'm so grateful for the opportunity that I have to be away from my family for a little while, so that other's may be with their families in the eternities to come. I love this gospel, and I know that Joseph Smith really was a prophet of God and that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Con Amor,
Hermana Christensen

A couple of days ago at lunch H. Otteson looked at me and said: ''I hate sitting by you -- you eat so ladylike and I feel like a pig!'' The whole table laughed. And now she has a goal that by the end of our stay at the MTC, she will catch me eating unladylike. A couple of days ago the cafeteria ran out of forks, so we had to eat french toast with spoons and knives and she was like ''Yes!'' But guess what? Apparently I can eat ladylike even then! Haha I love the hermanas in my district. We are like one big, happy family