Monday, April 6, 2015


Hey family! 

General Conference made me miss you guys! It was all about the family! I loved this conference. I think I heard something I needed in every talk. I was often taken aback by the powerful messages. I had tears come to my eyes as Sister Burton was talking about parents. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for Mom and Dad. They are so awesome! I love them so much!!!! I also started crying as Elder Holland told the story of those two brothers. I was thinking of Charlie the whole time! I know that if it had been us in that same situation Charlie would have been there for me! I love that kid soo much! I felt that love for him during that talk. I am glad it is just the two of us brothers because we can have a very special relationship. Charlie is the best I love him so so much! I also felt a very special feeling as the young men's second counselor talked about Fathers in priesthood. I am so grateful for dad and the relationship we have.  Each of these three experiences were very powerful and very special for me and I know it is because we have such a great family!!!!! Family Family Family!!!  I also had a special experience as one of the Elders from the seventy told the story about the little girl in the plane crash. I felt so much sympathy that little girl and for everybody who finds themselves in such difficult circumstances. 

My Favorite talks were... 

Elder Bednar on Fear
Elder Uchtdorf on Grace
Elder Holland on the Atonement

I loved all of the talks. I really liked Elder Uchtdorf's talk in Priesthood meeting as well. I was grateful for the talks about not focusing too much on positions because I get frustrated by that sometimes. And I measure the type of missionary and person I am because of numbers and positions. It is a dangerous trap.  These talks helped me regain perspective. I am so grateful for the simple people who serve simply and consistantly. Honest. Simple. Solid and True. I hope that I can be more like these people.  I learned so much from conference! I loved the powerful talk President Eyring gave about fasting as well. I could really talk about every talk it was so fantastic.

I got to watch conference in English this time so that was great. Yesterday morning I traveled to Concepcion with Elder L because he needed a doctor visit. It has been great to be here in Concepcion again. I love the coastal air. It reminds me so much of Newport. 

I just talked to Jon Watson on the phone he saw Aaron Midgley in a computer cafe and they just called me.  We are going to hook up in the office in about an hour. So stoked to see him. 

I am doing so well! I am really happy and I feel like I am learning to apply the Atonement like never before. I am so grateful for the Atonement. I am grateful for Conference. I know that the Prophet and Apostles are truly called of God! I am so grateful for the love and power I feel when they speak. As I have thought the last day or so I have been completely amazed with the Gospel. It is incredible. It means so much. I LOVE IT! 

I can't say enough! I have got to go but I love you all so, so, so much! 

Elder Christensen

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