Monday, July 11, 2016

7/11/2016: Week 43 - Coming Home

Family and Friends,

So as most of you know, this will be my last group e-mail. In a nutshell, I will be coming home this week. I have been having some serious health problems these past couple months and they worsened this past week. I stayed in the hospital a few days, and the President talked to the doctor who was taking care of me. I should be back home by the end of the week.

I feel so grateful for the opportunity that I have had to be a missionary. It is truly impossible to fully describe. I see miracles happening every day. I have seen the impossible become possible through faith. I had the opportunity to give a little light to this dark world and spread a little bit of hope. I had the opportunity to watch people change their lives for Christ, and my life has been changed forever because of this experience. My heart breaks to know that this dream is going to end 8 months early, but I know that God has a purpose in everything. I know that he has a plan for me and my life, and that there is more waiting for me because I am His daughter. 

I love this church and this gospel with all of my heart. I know that Christ lives. He is my Savior and yours. And I know that it is only through Him that we can have peace and joy in this life that will endure for all eternity.

I had the opportunity this past Sunday to get up in front of the ward and bear my testimony to them. Sister D and I also sang Savior, Redeemer. It was a fitting last Sunday.

The Lord also blessed us with one last miracle before I came home. The family that we are teaching are going to be baptized. W and B are going to be married. In fact, we are going to legally mark the date today. I may not be here for their baptisms or the wedding, but I will be watching and praying from back home.

With love,

Sister Christensen


  1. Hi Hailey, you don't know me but I have been reading your blog for the past year while you've been serving. I have a mission blog too, and I just want to let you know what an example you have been to me and how much I have loved reading your blog. You are in my prayers.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I appreciate the prayers. <3