Friday, July 25, 2014

Perseverance



Fam

Hey, hey! It looks like the wedding plans are coming along nicely. I am so excited for Meish and Sam. And cute Cate looks like she is having a good time in the motherland.

It has been a very challenging transfer. The chickungunya left me weaker and I feel tired all the time.  Maybe it’s just because my body knows the end is near and is starting to break down. On top of that, the area has its challenges. We are still working hard and are always laughing and joking but it hasn’t been easy; I have definitely had to learn a lot about perseverance. I want to finish strong and not falter and trip at the finish line.

Every day we teach the gospel and the last point is enduring to the end - to keep pushing and digging deep. My favorite chapter in the Book of Mormon is Lehi's vision. Elder Bednar classified the people in the vision into three different groups. Those who never take hold of it, those who grasp it and then let it go, those who hold tight until they reach the tree; The last group eventually falls to their knees and partakes of the fruit.


We had a woman this week who realized that the Mormon Church is also called the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. She said she used to watch a TV show of old men in suits giving their testimonies and it always said the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was pretty excited to hear our message.

My favorite investigator right now is a doctor. She has one little girl. She is so intelligent and personable. She works on Sundays but is reading a ton in the Book of Mormon.

Hope you have a great week. hugs and kisses

Hermana Christensen

"The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheeply, we esteem to lightly."                                                                      - Thomas Paine

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But it takes courage and persistence to make all the rest.                                                            - Chip Cooper



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