Monday, July 21, 2014

Hermana Madison Ward's Testimony

Hermana Madison Ward's final email from her mission:

Well there is one scripture that describes how I am feeling right now. It is found in 3 John 13&14.
"I had many things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto thee: But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name."
I believe this sums up the feelings that I have. I would like to bear my testimony one last time as a missionary though;
I can't quite begin to tell you how much I have learned here in this little part of Virginia that I have been in for the past 18 months. I would have never guessed how much the Lord had in store for me here. Virginia will forever have a tender spot in my heart. I love this place for what it has helped me become. Through my experiences here I have been able to truly come to understand the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know without a single doubt in my mind that Joseph Smith was called to restore the Priesthood power back on this earth today and in turn he restored the Church of Jesus Christ. I have come to know this through The Book of Mormon which is pure evidence that Joseph Smith was the prophet of the restoration. I can't deny the spirit that I feel everytime I read The Book of Mormon. I know it is true. I have received answer after answer and guidance in that book. I encourage EVERYONE to read that book and to truly find out for themselves if it is true. I love praying to know if The Book of Mormon is true because every single time I receive a positive answer to my question. Through The Book of Mormon I have also come to know my Savior and older brother, Jesus Christ. I know it testifies of Christ and I can literally feel his helping hand when I search the scriptures. Our happiness is up to us in this life. God is the same, always and we are the ones who need to come unto Him and change ourselves. I promise that we will be much more happier if we just submit to His will. I love this gospel and I am grateful for the person I have become here on my mission. I can't put into words how much my mission means to me. I love my Savior and know he lives. I know that this is the true church. I love you all and thank you for the support you have all given me through this time. I wouldnt have been able to do it without all of you. I love you.
God be with you till we meet on FRIDAY!!!
Hermanita Ward

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A couple of things

I don't know if anyone still looks at this........since no one ever posts anything but I just wanted to let you know that my mom and dad started a blog so that we can see things that are going on in their mission the site it
So go check it out they already have some pictures on there!

Ok so the second thing I have to say is that I made one of my recipies from grandmas cookbook while I was at my moms a while back and it was so nasty........I might have messed the recipe so let me just tell you the right way to make it.

It is the Pumpkin Pie Crunch.......and it is so good if made right:)

1 can of solid pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt.........this is where I went majorly wrong!
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped pecans
1cup butter or margarine
whipped topping

Then the steps are all the same:)  SORRY if anyone tried to make this but try it again this way and it will taste like it should!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In the Blink of an Eye

So much has happened in the last few years in the Darrell and Diana Christensen family that we feel like those years have gone by in the blink of an eye! And now we have even more news to report. On June 17th 2011, Jeremy proposed to his LONG-time girlfriend Junnel DeGuzman. They are ENGAGED!!! Many of you have met her and therefore understand why we are all so elated! We have grown to love her dearly and are very excited for her to officially join the family. They are planning to marry in 2012 (yes, another Bear Lake year) so stay tuned for the date. That means that all of our children have married within four years of each other! We never expected that since their ages are spread over eight years. But life is so unpredictable.

VERY soon there will be another addition to our family too as Katie nears her delivery date (July 30th!). We really can't express just how excited we are for that! Darrell and I are absolutely beside ourselves at the thought of being grandparents! That's another thing we never expected! Talk about time passing in the blink of an eye! Although we are excited to be grandparents we certainly don't feel old enough. We may look it but if so, we are in denial about that. We still see ourselves as young and sexy (we were sexy once, weren't we).

We are so very thankful for our family, including all of you! We really are so very blessed and are excited for all the wonderful things that the future holds for our family. It kind-of seems like we are on a roller coaster ride, and the thrills just keep coming. We know that the same could be said for all of your families as well.

Much love,