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Perseverance

Church members in the far north face unique challenges, including vast distances, isolation, and often extreme weather conditions.
“I gathered my family and assured them everything would be okay and that we had lost only the material things…”
“Ministering To Our Father’s Children” is a series of articles compiling selected journal excerpts of Brother Christensen, who has travelled to many parts of the world providing charitable service to the poorest of our Heavenly Father's children, many living under the most severe of conditions. Experiences he describes [without editing] have been organized into collections that demonstrate Christ-like attributes or qualities shown by these wonderful people.
“He paid the tithing and a miracle happened.”
A strong belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit brought great strength to serve through difficult life challenges.
Sometimes we don't understand our own needs or how we can change, but it is important to heed the spirit and listen to the messages that prompt us to take a different direction.
Dad wrote me a letter saying, ‘I don’t understand what you’re doing or why you’re doing it, but I’m proud to have a daughter who can stand up for what she believes.’”
“I didn’t know why He sent me to earth in the body that I have now, but now I know it was for a reason.”
What is really remote here is the Church. There is no church life in Whistler.
A temple president reflects on what matters most
 “You are against the family and our religion!” they said and sent me a notice saying that I was not their son.