Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year!
Christmas Conference in Manchester
It was so good to see you last week! Everyone looks exactly the same except for James. 
Lots of good things are happening in the area. We're getting more and more people to teach. More people are willing to listen and learn more. Christmas time is so good in that it softens peoples hearts to learn about Jesus Christ.
We had a great Christmas with the Morris'. They are my family away from home. We hung out with different families in the ward, it was great! They are all so loving and take good care of Sister Lever and I. 
Thanks for all the packages! Tell aunt Kristen that I love the planner she got me! I love it! and I like my new onsie ;) thanks to gram for her package as well.
I miss you all so much and it was hard to be away from home, especially at Christmas but I want you to know how much I love being a missionary, especially at Christmas. I love telling people about the Saviour and how he changes our lives and helps us be happy and have peace in our lives. I know that the message of the gospel is true and that it changes peoples lives for the better. I love the quote, "The gospel makes bad men good and good men better." The gospel is for everyone. 
I hope you all have a happy New Year! Love you!

Love, Sister Christensen

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It’s Christmas time in the City….of Rhyl:)
Merry Christmas from the Preston Temple

This week has been phenomenal! We went to the temple last Tuesday then I went on exchange with Sister Cardoso (from Portugal) back to Rhyl. She has an amazing voice by the way, she sounds like a proper opera singer. So beautiful! and I taught her how to hold a violin and play twinkle twinkle little star :) But we had a huge miracle together! One of our appointments fell through and a random less active member popped in my head that lived close by, so we called by them. They let us in and we found out that their niece is serving in Portugal and Sister Cardoso actually served with her on her mini mission, before coming to England. The craziest part is that this sister missionary told Sister Cardoso that she needs to visit her family that lives in England that is less active and we saw them the one day we were on exchange together! How crazy! The Lord works in mysterious ways and he definitely has a sense of humour. 
This is just something cute that happened this week. We went to Bishops house for tea one day and we walked in and were taking our coats off and their two little boys ran up to us and gave us little Christmas cards they had made for us! Becky, Bishops wife, said to us, "The best part is, I didn't even ask them to make them." They are the sweetest family! I love them so much!
Sister Lever and Sister Christensen

We had a presentation on Sunday at the chapel called the Christmas Truce, celebrating the truce between the English and German soldiers on Christmas day. Dad will be proud to hear that I played prelude music with a member for the sacrament service, played at the Truce, and I played twice yesterday at the Christmas missionary meeting. It was neat because I was able to teach a man a bit of the Plan of Salvation when he asked me about playing the violin after the Truce had ended. He is from the Spiritualist church and isn't interested in converting but he said he enjoyed the service and liked the "energy" or Spirit that was in the building. Miracles!
Making Cookies with Laura and Kennedy Morris

I love you all and look forward to seeing you in two days! Merry Christmas!

Love, Sister Christensen xoxo
I am so loved.  Thank you everyone!

Monday, December 15, 2014

He is the Gift

This week has been amazing! Thank you so much for your encouraging emails. I am so grateful for my family, the gospel and the opportunity I have of serving a mission.
A member of Rhyl ward has recently returned home and she has been spending lots of time with us and it has been a huge asset. I love the members here! The people in general are so kind and just smile at you! We did lots of finding, praying, and teaching this week. 
I hope you are all aware of He is the Gift because that is where all our miracles are coming from! Christ is the gift this Christmas season and we need to share him with everyone! We had more lessons in the past week than I've had any other week of my mission. Sister Lever and I have been working out tails off trying to find new people to teach. It is Christmas, so people are busy but many have shown sincere interest and I believe our teaching pool with grow a lot in the new year. The members are so excited about missionary work and are so willing to help us. They also love feeding us..haha So don't worry, mom, about me going hungry ;) 
A miracle we saw this week is we went to a tea appointment in Bodelwyddan but got there early so we decided to do some finding. We tracted a street that two less active people live on. We taught a woman about Christ and shared a He is the Gift card with her and she told us to visit a woman on the corner whose husband had been killed in an accident the year before. We went over and taught her and she invited us back. We also met a woman whose sister passed away and a teenage girl who has never thought about God before. These four women were each touched by the message we had to share and could recognize how they needed the Saviour in their lives. It was a miracle to me to see the Spirit touch their hearts. 
This gospel is for families and for individuals. God knows us personally, I know that. I hope you all have the desire to share what you know this Christmas season as we celebrate the greatest birthday of all, that of Jesus Christ. I love you all and hope you have a great week :)

Love, Sister Christensen

Monday, December 1, 2014

Add There are two Irish men walking together who are looking for work. They see a sign that says, "Looking for Tree Fellers" and they say, "Oh no, there is only two of us." HAHAHAHAHA(because Irish people can't say th) (tree fellers, three fellers) caption

Last District Meeting in the Wrexham District
 I have been called to train again! I'm staying in Rhyl but Sister Madsen is going to Hyde to whitewash train! Hyde is a little bit South of Manchester. But yes! Transfers are always crazy.
This week has been pretty good. We got to go to a carvery for thanksgiving! It was the best! We've seen lots of miracles and I am loving Rhyl! I don't have much time to email today but I love you all!
Love, Sister Christensen

Angel given to me by our investigator