Tuesday, January 20, 2015

December 22, 2014 - Merry Christmas

Dear Family and Friends,

I had a wonderful week! Sister Wrubell and I are seriously seeing so many miracles! We taught the most lessons in one week than I have ever taught in one week's time my whole mission. It was awesome! I will try my best to type as many of them as I can! 

One night, we decided that we needed to stop at Grand Central (a grocery store in York) to see one of the young women that worked there. After talking with her for a little bit, we felt really weird going to the store without getting anything so we decided to hurry and grab a candy bar by the registers. We talked with the lady that was working for a minute and gave her a "He is the Gift" cards and asked her if she had any plans for Christmas? We also asked if she knew of any service opportunities in the community we could help out with. She opened right up and basically told us her whole life story right there and she didn't know of any service but asked if we could call her to have her and her 2 boys help with any service we do on Christmas! So that was neat! Her name is Andrea! She is a single mom and she said she is open to learning! So we are also going over there on Wednesday to teach her and her family! 

Another miracle that we saw was when we went to go and see Peggy. She is an investigator that the other sisters taught once before we got here. So get this. She was on Pinterest one day and saw a link that had 25 scriptures for Christmas. (one of those that you can read a scripture each day leading up to Christmas) Some of the scriptures were from the Book of Mormon and so she went online and requested one! That is how the previous sister missionaries were able to find her! Technology is such a useful tool when it comes to missionary work! We taught her the Plan of Salvation last time and she loved it all! She said that she believes everything that we shared with her and had actually believed in a lot of the stuff before we taught it to her! She said that there were always some things from her church that didn't make sense to her and she feels like she has found what she has been looking for! She has two boys with muscular dystrophy and she is another single mother. She is great and we set her for Baptism on January 17th! 

We also met a lady named Robin. She is so great! Initially when we first met her this week, I wasn't sure if she was really interested or not. She has 2 little girls under the age of 2 so she feels very overwhelmed. She knows that the message that we brought to her can strengthen her family though! We committed her to be baptized on January 17th as well! Right after we extended that invitation, she responded "yes! What do I have to do to be ready for that date?" I have never had someone reply with that question before! It was perfect! She came to church yesterday as well! I was so happy to see her there! She had told us that she wouldn't be able to make it because she had prior plans made but she came anyways! Her kids were a little crazy at church because they have never been in that type of setting before, so she felt really embarrassed. Everyone reassured her though that it was just fine and kids can be that way:) They will feel more comfortable as they keep coming each week! I love her! She is so prepared! We are going to see her again tonight and help her clean up her home:) It should be fun! Please keep all of those individuals in your prayers! They could use them! 

I hope that you have a wonderful week! I look forward to talking with you soon! You are such a great family! Thank you for all that you do for me! 


Sister Christensen:)

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