Monday, September 22, 2014

Blackberry Picking
Shrewsbury District
In England (or at least in Stafford) they have blackberry bushes on the side of the street, just growing naturally. You can go and pick them and eat them, no problem. So sometimes we do! I have notice that the bigger and juicier the blackberry looks, it is actually more sour, and that the smaller ones are the sweetest. So it appears to be with missionary work recently.
We have been doing lots of finding this last while and when we think we've had a huge miracle, it never really works out. But when we have just a little miracle it becomes sweet. Also, when we have such big disappointments, it makes us appreciate those little miracles so much more.
Lost in Canneck Chase
On Saturday, we were doing finding and couldn't find anyone! On the way back home for tea, we thought we missed the bus so we headed toward the main road for the other bus stop and the out bus passed right by us! (that always happens) It was good though because whilst walking to the next bus stop we met a girl named Tegan.  She stopped and talked with us and is coming to church this Sunday! Such a miracle! 
It just made me think of Elder Ballard's talk about the flecks of gold. The little things add up to bigger things. (Alma 37:6) I truly believe that Heavenly Father will not give us more than we can handle but that he will definitely gives us exactly what we need to become the sort of person he needs us to be. He will also give us just the right amount of encouragement to keep going. 
Sister Dowd on Etsy @Donna Art
I love England! I love being a missionary! I know that the church is true and the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I love you all and hope you have a smashing week!
Love, Sister Christensen

Playing tennis with Michael before he moved to Birmingham


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