Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Elder Coy at Five Years Old!

Monday, April 28, 2014

So much to say, and only one letter for it! Here we go!

This is what she said: 
Subject: Friendship
Thank you so much elder Christensen for your sharing. I feel so happy.
My kids and elders......
Glad to be your student and have you as my teacher and friend.
God bless you.
Evelyn Cheong

Wonderful family, missions are the greatest thing ever invented. You should all try it some time.
Anyway, more exciting stuff.  We had a lot of really cool things happen this week, the most prevalent being how Ingang has progressed. We taught her a couple different times this week, with different members attending, and she is hungry for more. She also decided to push her baptismal date back because she wants to be baptized with her family. We started teaching her two older daughters and their friend this last week as well, and the work overall is flying! 

We had two meetings with a less active named Jangu and his family, who live out in Kampung Bahagia (Village of Joy). The first one we dropped by and went to dinner with them at a fun little place called Wonderful, where we had dinner and ABC. I don't know what ABC stands for, but Elder Wayment used to call it Happiness in a Cup. The Second time, Elder Parker had a brilliant idea, loading the entirety of the last Conference onto his flash-drive (we have the legit copy that can play in English, Malay or Chinese in 1080p) and bringing it over. We watched some with them. While there, we also met their house-mate or something that lives upstairs in their house named Willie. He could read well, and took a B.O.M. and pamphlets. 

On top of that, on the way home Elder Parker was inspired to visit a less active I had not yet met named Kajup. When we did, we found that two of his non-member brothers had moved in next door, and we had a big mini-family night together that night. We hope to start teaching them this week.
We also had some crazy things happen. Elder Misa'alifua wasn't feeling well, so he took some de-worming medicine. I ended up staying home with him while Elder Baranov went on splits with the Marteeny's, one of our Senior Couples, and Elder Parker went with President Kong (Elder Kong's father). We hung out, watched Mormon Messages, and he practiced a Fiji Dance he wants the Zone to do for the upcoming Talent Show in the next Zone Conference (he is really stoked about it). We created a new tradition this week, Milkshake Monday. We make them at home. 

Also, this last Sunday, Sister Norlia, the Sunday School Teacher, asked me out of the blue to teach Sunday School. She and Elder Parker apparently needed to go do something with President Billy. The lesson went well though, it was on Moses and the Brass Serpent. Thanks for the Family night mother!
Anyway, the Zone Leaders have MLC this week, which means MAIL! I love you all!
The Gospel is so true, and I can testify that EXACT obedience brings EXACT Blessings and Miracles all around!
-Elder Christensen

In his handwritten letter this week he shared this:

An elder from Fiji gave an extremely powerful testimony.  This is his first transfer in the field, being trained by an Elder from my MTC group.  He spoke about Elder Rasmussen coming to do housing checks, and asking if his mattress was comfortable.  He thought of his family at home.  They were all sleeping on mats on a cement floor.  Through tears he said that the mattress in his apartment was the first he ever slept on.  He said it was comfortable. 

These sweet precious pictures are of Ingang's children, Sebastian, 15, laying down and Desmond, 10, in the wheelchair. Coy said Desmond is really sneaky, and Sebastian is fun.  He mentioned last week how grateful he was for his time in special needs mutual. 

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