Hello Family and Friends!
this has been a very interesting week for me. we were able to teach Edward again on saturday, and again on monday. the baptismal date is still on for this saturday! there's a lot of logistics that i have to sort out though, so hopefully it all goes well. the other investigators havent really made heaps of progress but they're doing alright. we're having a lesson with cameron and naomi today, and emma and bill are happening sometime later in the week. um... we did some service this week too... i got to use a CHAIN SAW! it made my day. thats pretty much it. nothing too much exciting during the week. the weekend however, and the last few days have been absolutely crazy! as you are probably aware, it was transfers this week, and although i was hoping elder Itaea would kill me off, he got transferred. we found out on sunday night. so we spent monday packing and going to see everyone in the ward so he could say good bye. then at 10 pm on monday the APs called me... they asked me to bring some extra clothes so i could stay an extra day in brisbane... that only means ONE thing... and i knew what it meant so i freaked out a little... so we went to transfers yesterday, and it sounded something like this: "Elder Christensen as been serving in Gympie with Elder Itaea. Elder Christensen will continue serving in gympie with...... a... trainee." so normally trainees dont come in at all until wednesday, and trainers dont pick them up until wednesday night. however, i got a call after transfers that the missionaries coming from the New Zealand MTC actually had already arrived and the one i was training was in that group, so i went to mission home, met him, and then we drove back to gympie. which by the way, is a 2.5 hour drive. anyway. his name is Elder Nai, he's samoan, but he's from sydney. he's awesome. humble as. love it. so this last transfer i dont really have a choice. I HAVE to do and be my best. so prayers in my direction would be very helpful! :D ok well, thats all the exciting news for the week. i love you all so much! thank you for all that you are doing! have a good week. this church is true. i know it is. because i'm the happiest i have ever been in my life. love you all!
Elder Tayler Christensen