Saturday, August 29, 2009

Elder Jackson McKade Christensen

I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints serving in the Northern Santiago, Chile area. I started my missionary service at the Provo MTC on August 26, 2009 and will return home to Utah at the end of August 2011.

I grew up in Taylorsville, Utah and played many sports with my favorites being baseball, basketball, and golf. I was on my high school sports teams in those sports. I went to CEU (College of Eastern Utah) for one year prior to my mission where I was on the baseball team.

Here in Chile, I sometimes get the chance to play sports. (On my once-a-week preparation day, called p day.) It's usually football (American) or baseball. My mom sent me the football and my baseball glove and my grandparents sent me some baseballs. I also like to hike with my companion, members and investigators. Great ways to de-stress and have fun.

I became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 15 years old. I feel that I have a unique message for the people of Chile, as I chose to become a member of this church a little later in life. The church changed my life and is still changing it.

My mission has so far been everything I've expected: happy, fun, crazy(good and bad), scary, hard, spiritual, beautiful. And I LOVE the people and food here in Chile!

This blog is for my friends and family (& anyone interested) to see how I'm doing through photos and weekly letters. It is updated and maintained by my mom.

I would love to hear from you! Click on the tab at the top of this blog for my contact information.

Take care and laugh and love life,
Elder Christensen

me and my mom
photo by Robert Dyer

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