Monday, November 10, 2014

Adam's e-mail from Nov. 3, 2014

I'm pretty jealous about those experiences in St. George! I've don't
think I've ever been to the Tabernacle before, or I don't remember
with we went. I can't begin to describe how grateful I am for all of
the amazing family experiences, traditions, and relationships that we
have and the strength that they give each and every day! They truly
prepared me for this mission and have already blessed me so far! Is
school and life going well with everyone? Any interesting experiences?

I experienced several miracles this week, and although I don't have
time to share them all, I hope that I can give you an idea of the
amazing work in which we are all a part.
We had the opportunity to meet with Elder Michael T. Ringwood of the
Seventy last Friday and receive specific instruction on how we can
better apply Faith, Hope, and Charity in our missions. There were many
amazing insights shares, but one thought that he shared really
inspired me. In the Bible, in every instance but one, when the Savior
was moved with compassion, a miracle followed. The one instance
without was in Matthew 9.

36 ��But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on
them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having
no shepherd.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few;

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth
labourers into his harvest.

He then said that we, as the 88,000 missionaries in these latter days
are the the miracle to this last case. We are the answer to the
faithful prayers of millions of ancient people. Receiving that sort of
revelation from a General Authority is an experience I won't soon

We also had several finding miracles, and although they haven't led to
anything yet, I hope and pray that they will. We were passing out
English Class flyers and talking to people at a train station west of
Hachioji, and several people, expressed sincere interest in our
message and the church. One man came right up to me and asked "Are you
Mormon?" in Japanese, and at first, I thought he was going to go off
on a rant. But instead he got really excited and said that he wanted
to meet again soon. He has yet to contact us again, but it was still
an incredible experience!

I love you all! Stay strong and keep being amazing!

Elder Christensen

Adam and his new companion

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