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Somehow, two years have passed. And Dallin will be flying back to the states on March 26th. It has been quite the adventure! I will encourage him to add his own summary when he gets back...(Living the good life in the Philippines, Quezon City North Mission. Entered the MTC in Provo on April 4, 2012. Flew to the Philippines on Sunday, May 13, 2012. What a great adventure! And what an honor to serve the good people of the Pines!)

Monday, October 14, 2013

2013-10-14 "That's what you get for sleeping with your mouth open!"

Hey fam! It was a crazy week this week. It was also a crazy busy week. So here's how things went down. 

The day after last p-day was transfer day. We had to get all our missionaries out the door and to wherever they needed to go and then collect all the new incoming missionaries. That was pretty crazy. But ended up not being difficult at all and luckily, we had no problems! So that was good! 

But my area just split and we added two more missionaries to the house. So we spent the day introducing the two new missionaries to their area. It was a long day with a lot of lessons. Crazy stuff. Super good. Kind of sad to give our investigators over, but now they will be able to get a lot more focus and attention, so it's an awesome trade! 

The next day was spent at a meeting. Way awesome. President Sperry is amazing. I love every time he speaks to us. He knows how to unfold the scriptures and pick out incredible principles in a way I don't know that I will ever be able to come close to! I love it! I feel like I learn so much from him.

The rest of our work days were spent inviting people to attend general conference. Which was INCREDIBLE! Man, I love conference! There was a huge turn out in our stake too. Don't know how many of them were our people. Good turn out though. I loved a lot of the talks. Just a few, the one from Elder Uchtdorf about you can do it now. Awesome. The one from Elder Hamilton about holding fast to the rod. Way sweet. Of course, President Monson, Elder Holland, Elder Bednar, and Elder Eyring. All awesome. But that's just to mention a few. There were soo many good talks! It was an incredibly inspiring conference. Can't wait for the next one! 

One cool story that we did have this week. There is a less active in my area named Brother Cruz. He has been inactive for 20+ years. He is an actor. Lives in a big house. Elder Anderson and I went and found him. The man only speaks English to us. He's very good. But we never found a chance to teach him. This week, we got in! We were able to teach him. He's excited for us to come back and to share with his wife and son who are not members. He told us he has felt something missing since he stopped going to church. It was a very exciting lesson. Partly because it was in straight English. That was way weird. But it was good. I hope we are able to have success with him and his family. 

Sorry. With how busy we've been, I haven't had lots of time for pics. But there are a few. Here's a pic of an old abandoned police headquarters. So one part of our area is a bit of a ghost town. It got flooded way bad about two years ago, and a lot of people moved out and not a ton have moved back in. So it's pretty quiet and there are a lot of buildings that are just boarded up or vandalized or covered in mud. It's crazy! Tired to get a pic of my super octopus like squid that I was eating. Really tentacle-y and what not. But tasty.  Here is our dog from next door that thinks he is a cat and sits like a gargoyle. Cool dog. And then here are our new kabahays walking to conference together. The one is 5' 1" and the other is 6' 7". Great looking team huh? Haha, poor Elder Compao looks like a little kid! Love it!

Well, that's all I've got for now! Sorry it's not tons! But it's been great over here! Have fun reviewing conference and learning loads! Have a good week! 

Much love, 

Elder Christensen

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