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Monday, May 2, 2011

5/2/2011 email

Hola Familia,
   This place is literally crazy!! hahaha its awesome tho!! ive almost been robbed like 5 times hahaha its loco! and while we were walking here there were these two girls that came up to me and were just hissing and saying all this stuff in spanish and one of the girls had a snake around her neck hahahaha i asked my companion what they said and he just looked at me and said... i cant tell you, its too bad hahaha in my area its seppareted into 3 different places, a normal area, a poor area and a poor poor poor area, hahah my area is the last one! :) most of the houses are sheets of tin put together! and there are tons of crime here and stuff. everyone looks at me like they wanna kill me hahha its classic.our area is Garrabito, the village that im in is called Tabais, but it is nicknamed ¨liones tres¨ which mean 3 lions, haha cuz its the most dangerous place here in costa rica. i wanna take pictures of it soooo bad, but we cant take our cameras there cuz someone would rob us haha i brought my camera the first couple days there and pulled it out once and told my companion to take a pic of me by the sid of the river where it goes from shacks to jungle, and i was like take a pic of me, and he was like ¨WHAT!! YOU BROUGHT YOUR CAMERA HERE!!??¨ haha and he was like flippin out :)
 so yesterday was the first sunday in costa rica. our chapel is soo pretty, and there was about 60 people that came to church.
Last saturday we had a ward activity where we played soccer at the church, the church has a Mahenga court(which is what they call soccer when its like street ball) it was fun, they are fregin good haha  Me and elder vasquez live with two other elders in our district, they are way cool!
The fruit is amazing of course, every morning we go to the fruit stand buy some fresh mangos or something and cut em up and eat em:) so good!! the gallo pinto is really good also. The other day, our siniorita that cooks for us every meal cooked us gallo pinto with pollo cullo, pollo cullo is necks of chickens haha it was the grossest thing ive ever tasted hahah it still had the vertebrae bones in it and it was all crunchy and what not! haha
I am ether gonna call you on monday or tuesday... i get like the whole day to talk to you guys if i want, so just expect a call on monday or tuesday and we can talk :)
ive been workin hard here, i can already feel the spanish comin way fast, and weve been contactin and what not like crazy. i wanna speek spanish sooo bad!! most of the time i cant understand what most people are saying, unless i listen as hard as i can hahaha but ive gotten a lot more use to how fast they speak, im starting to be able to understand it a lot better!!
Our bishop is soooo coool!! hes 27, served his mission in guatemala and is from costa rica. he has a beautiful wife, 1 boy thats 2 years old, and 2 twin girls that are like 8 months. they are awesome. Last night they invited us over for dinner and it was sooo good. home made fries and then this chicken ravioli stuff. and also the bishops wifes sister was there and not gonna lie.. shes cute, shes 20, and shes a member... so im probably comin back here after my mish to find my wife. cuz there are some pretty cute members haha
We talk to tons of people about the gospel, we pretty much only look for families, so we talk to tons of families in the streets and knocking doors, they are some way cool people. but most the people we set up citas to teach them, we get to their house and they arent there :( it sucks. but hopefully we can keep finding more people.
we have one investagator right now that were planning on babtising him this next saturday, his name is Yader. hes from nicaragua and is way cool! But i dont really understand much of what hes saying, but i do understand enough to be able to talk to him and teach him, so im excited.
i havent seen any way cool animals yet, there are tons of parrots tho, everywhere!! and they  are way pretty. the trees and the plants are so crazy!! i cant wait to go hiking in the forest some time. there fruit trees everywhere its way cool! haha
Well family, i love you all, and i will talk to you guys on monday or tuesday :)
Elder Christensen

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