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Hunting in Costa Rica

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

oct 8 2012

Hey family, whats up?
  Im doing really well, we had a great conference weekend... i hate how fast it went though!! UGH, conference is like Christmas when youre on the mission. haha i loved it a ton!! We downloaded the talks onto Lamos ipod so we can listen to them again, haha We watched it there in the church, it was sick cuz me and Lamo watched it in English in the office of the church on the internet, so we had a private room to ourselves haha After the priesthood session on saturday, this member took us out to eat chinese food, it was really nice!! That member is sick, i wanna come back and visit him with you guys, he speaks english like a gringo.. i swear he is a gringo!! Thats sooo crazy about the missionary age now... Im soo mad... now there are gonna be so much hotter sister missionaries cuz usually before, all the ugly ones that couldnt get married headed out to waste time, but now all the hot ones can leave and still get married young... classic!! what im mad about is that i wasnt able to see all of them in the MTC... just a lil late. hahah jk but seriously.. 
  So your elk mount is sick dad.. it is actually a lot bigger than i thought it was!! Was it an old elk, cuz its got a sticker on the front brow tine.. that looks sick! Have you not gone out to fill your deer tag?? Get out there dude!! Also you need to go duck hunting and find some of the hot spots so you can take me when i get back... get out there in the field dude!! 
  So a couple days ago we had our normal interviews with President with the zone. it was great. I love interviews with President, in fact he helped me out a lot with my desicion on when to go to school, even though it wasnt my final interview, he asked me some questions about where and when i would go to school. So i was like, "should hunting be a part of my life?" and he was like of course... if you love it you gotta do it! And he said that he went to school in summer term and liked it a lot. If i were to go during the summer i would probably go to UVU, it would just be easier!! So he said it would be a good idea as long as it doesnt interfear with church and school during the summer. But i still need to do some more thinking and prayin! He also did the final interview of my comp and Lamo said it was awesome and now he knows exactly what he needs to do in life.. i cant wait for mine for him to help me!!
  Hey question... has is my room lookin? No one has taking or stolen anything right??! Please make sure its exactly how i left it!! All my camo still there and my arrows? everything still there?? I think i might keep the Carbon Element, would that be ok dad? Just keep your bow just incase and if i like the Element the we will do that, but we will see when i get back! Thanks for sending the package.. hopefully it gets here soon! :) 
   I cant believe you guys went to that resort there in Midway... i loved that place when we went there!! Just you guys and Buck and Trish and Nana and Papa went? 
 So yeah, Lamo leaves in like 2 weeks, im pretty sure that i will stay in La Loma though, cuz being a Zone Leader you have to know the area and usually they dont do a whitewash with zoneleaders, so its like a 90% chance that i will stay here for a couple more months, i might even die here and finish, i would like that a lot. President talked to us the other day and explained that he is gonna leave elders in their areas longer, for like 6-9 months normally, usually before it was like 2-4 months in one area haha 
   That will be so sic for nana and papa to go to Texas, im jealous, i wanna see Joe and Lisa so bad!! What do you guys think about them and Chase and Brock being in the airport in texas to visit and see them for a while before i head to SLC. I would love that! Are you serious about dads workers.. that is crazy! That is great for them!!
 Well i love you guys a ton!! Talk to you next week!!
Elder Christensen

oct 1 2012

Hey family,

 I'm doing really well!! I love the mish. We are working hard and everything is going well. We did actually baptise that other family, it was awesome. It was also a part member family! The guy finally got baptised and is loving it!! It was cool to baptise two families in 2 weeks. Hopefully we have some more baptisms soon. Our goal is to baptise every week before my comp heads home on the 25th of October. This week we were hoping to have a baptism, but we forgot its general conference... so we will see if we can do it in between sessions on Saturday or Sunday.. maybe. If not we have some other families that can get baptised soon, but we will see what happens!! I want you to meet some of these families too. Between the 3 days that we will be here in San Jose, we have a lot of stuff to do. haha There is also a place here called Gringo Alley, its a HUGE alley way of booths with like souvenirs and cool stuff from Costa Rica, we will have to go there!! Then the temple, and meet my Pres. and all the members and my converts. I will probably wanna go to church here in this ward on the first Sunday we are here though, so tell everyone to bring there church clothes.. even Jake and Tonya and stuff!!! :) Jake can still come right?? Everyone bought there tickets and everything already? What is the hotel called here in San Jose? Marriott what? All the activities there in the beach resort are all inclusive.. or do we have to pay more to be able to like 4wheel and ride horses? 
  My comp already has his flight plans, crazy huh, he gets home at 8 o'clock at night on the 25th. I hope i get home around 5 or 6ish in the afternoon. You know what would be sick also, i will probably have a lay over there in Texas, so maybe like Joe and Lisa, and Brock and chase can come meet me there in the Texas airport for the layover. And i could see them and stuff and visit!! I would love that so much!! but we will have to plan it with them later! 
  You got the new iPhone? that is so sick!! What is different from the iPhone 4s? That is awesome that you finished Home Coming week mom, i bet they did awesome. You are so good with teenager girls. Young Women's and Cheer Squad. I cant believe Braden got put to center, that will be cool, hows he looking for the NFL? that would be awesome if he could go, i bet he will!! So is it weird that it is already Halloween, here they definitely do not celebrate Halloween cuz they think it is worshiping the devil.. haha They are so freaked out that we celebrate it! Funny huh? Next weekend will be sick, we are gonna watch conference in the chapel here in La Loma. So i will be cool!! La Loma is like part of San Jose, and part of Desamparados, which is like saying Draper is part of Salt Lake City. So we will be really close on our trip for the first three days. 
  Today we went to Gringo Alley to buy stuff for Lamo, nick nacks for the fam. It was cool, and then we went to Costco and bought food, and ate pizza again. Now we are gonna go home and take a nap. and then we have a family home evening with a member family and some investigators. So it should be good. 
  So dad the seasons for elk are perfect to hunt in Utah and Colorado, the draw is in February and April, so we gotta put in for them both. Then we gotta get into duck hunting!! Too bad Joe is in Texas cuz i really wanna get into that also. I think i made my decision about school being in the summer, cuz if i do school in the winter and fall, i wont be able to focus, cuz church and hunting on the weekends would be really hard, but if i study in the summer then in the fall i can hunt during the week and then focus on church on Sunday and stuff. right? i could do an apprentice for a dentist or orthodontist while studying also, what do you think about that?
  Well I'm excited to finish out strong these last 5 months, and help these families get converted to the gospel. I love you guys so much. Talk to ya later
Elder Christensen

sept 24 2012

Hey fam.
   So i cant believe i only have 5 months left... i am soo excited but also sad!!.. but mostly excited! haha I cant wait to walk down the escalators in the airport and see you guys! But I'm way excited to finish the mish, we have some great families here and its really a great time we are having!! Elder Lamoreaux goes home on Oct. 25th. You guys should go to his homecoming! that would be sick!! 
  That is sooo sick you are the cheer coach mom!! What is the high school called anyways? Do you get payed?? Do you favor Majerle and stuff though? haha Dont you have to have a license or something for that though?? I bet you love that Majerle! Now mom can keep you more in line and stuff! Do you have an assistant coach or anything? Too bad lisa isnt there to help, that woulda been sick!! 
  So i cant believe you guys havent gotten out there to hunt dad!! That is just plain sad!! I have it all planned out... The hunt in 2013 in Utah starts on the 18th of August, and ends the 14th of September, Then the hunt in colorado starts the 30th of August and ends on the 31st of September.... so we can hunt them both, im gonna put in for a limited entry elk tag in both Utah and Colorado, hopefully we at least get one of them, and then i will just buy and over the counter elk tag for whichever one i dont draw out for. Then hopefully i can go up to Idaho and hunt with Elder Kurta in like October and tag a big ole bull also... that would be sick!! Then on the 6th of October is when the duck season starts... a week after elk season... then we can get into gear for that! I would really like to get into that also!! Some of my buddies here are way into it, so it would be sick! Its perfect... We can put in for the draw in Colorado in March, and then Feb. for Utah.. Then in the summer we can make some trips up there to scout and get to know the country up there. What year is your Hoyt Carbon though? does it have the RKT cams? what color are the strings? What is the draw weight on the limbs?? 70-80 lbs right?? We gotta plan these hunts really well though!!
  I saw the video of Boston... that is so funny! haha he is way big now!! 
So last week we baptised a family that is sooo awesome.... finally the family that I've told you about for a while got baptised... its the family that reminds me of Joe and Lisa.. he was inactive for 25 years and we got him back going and taught his wife.. she is alot like Lisa.. even the way her voice sounds and the way she acts haha But she got baptised and it was awesome... last week we had some really spiritual lessons with her. We were all like crying during the lesson, it was cool! Then this week there is another family getting baptised... its another part member family, the wife got baptised like 4 years ago and he never did, even though he went to church every Sunday, he just never wanted to get baptised... and now finally he is gonna do it, so we are excited!! 
  So that is pretty much how the work is going... we have a bunch of other families that are probably gonna be for October. That should be fun!! 
  Well i love you guys a ton, talk to you next week, Oh and SEND ME THE ELK JERKY YA LAZY! haha
 Elder Christensen