Monday, December 30, 2013

First Provo Baptism!!

Hey everyone. Well, it was Christmas this last week I hope you all had a good one. I spent mine with my companions. There were families that adopted the missionaries so I got a nice big packgage from a family I didn't know to open which was really sweet. Unfortunately we didn't get word about the package my brother dropped off Christmas Eve that had presents from different parts of the family until after Christmas. We will be picking up the box today from the mission office. So thank you in advance!

The rest of Christmas day we spent visiting families and sharing messages.

We are teaching a South African boy named Jaymie. His immediate family is not Mormon, but he has an aunt and uncle he is living with that helped convert him and got him baptized since he decided he wanted to live in America his senior year going to Timpview by living with his aunt and uncle who are converts.
Sadie got baptized on Saturday, unfortunately I didn't get to see is since I was as sick as a dog. I had a fever, sore throat, cold, uckkk. I've still got the cold, but at least the others are gone.

Brother Yarro (one of the ward missionaries) took us out to eat on Thursday at Shoots over at the Riverwoods in Provo. The guy owns several companies and bought for us the elders and a bunch of other people. Brother Yarro is great and really involved in his calling as a ward missionary and is always talking to us about members we can help. Bro Yarro was also the one that helped us fund the one family for Secret Santa. He's a really giving guy. Alright well I'll talk to yall later.

Sister Behle

Monday, December 23, 2013

Funny Christmas Shirts

Well, this week has been good. We have continued to visit some of the less actives.

We had two baptismal interviews this week. Sadie who is 9 and Diana who is an adult in her 50's. Diana has been going to church and acting like a Mormon for 7 years or something and is finally going through with the baptism.

We had a Christmas party for the zone. The mission President and his wife presented us with their gifts for us by him and his wife prancing out on the stage in the gym wearing shirts they made us saying, "Arise!" which they had printed on the shirts. The only thing was, was that the "i" was in yellow with the rest of the letters in black so you couldn't actually see the "i". So the mission president and his wife passed out shirts with what looked like the Scottish swear word for butt to 280 missionaries to wear. There were many elders from Scotland or other parts of Europe laughing hysterically when the president and his wife came out on stage with these shirts. I think the president was clueless the whole time.

We have gone over to one members house several times. The mom is the German Professor at BYU. They have a total of 11 kids. Seven of these kids are living at home and under the age of 10. Five of these kids are adopted black girls. All the children are well behaved and their house is immaculately clean both times we've come over, which one time was unexpected for them. The mom gives the children her full attention...anyways I think this lady had more than a 24 hour day to do everything.

We went over to Heritage yesterday to teach the girls Sophie and Madi. One of the staff gave Sophie a blessing at the end which he proceeded to tell Sophie that the blessing isn't magic and she still needs to do her part. Sophie exclaimed, "Well it sure felt like magic! I felt it go down my back!". Well folks that's about it for the week. Have a great Christmas!
-Sister Behle

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christine's Current Address

Here is Christine's mailing Address

Sister Christine Behle

85 North 600 East

Provo UT 84606-3378

Don't forget to write her :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christine is A Few Blocks Away From Winston & Laura

Sister Behle's first letter from Provo :)

"So, while the Provo mission covers from Nephi to Thanksgiving Point (North to South) and Heber to Roosevelt (East to West) I actually live a couple blocks from you and cover your stake, along with two others.  ****She is referring to Winston and Laura****I'm really far away!! 

  I'm in a trio with Sister Peterson and Sister John.  They are both 19.  Sister Peterson is from Texas and Sister John is from California.  

Oh one of the bishops we work with is Brian Neff from across the street from Grandma and Grandpa.  He said I looked like Aunt Connie...I have now been told I look like Aunt Becky, Aunt Connie, and Aunt Janice by different people...anyways.  

Well there hasn't been a ton that has happened since it's only been six days and let's face's not really new territory.  We work with a BYU boy who was converted 3 months ago and is working on going on a mission.

 Then we work with Lindsey Stirling's family friend and costume designer (Shannon), we played Secret Santa with one of the wealthy ward missionaries who bought her and her little girl a bunch of presents and then we dropped them off, bc despite her working for Lindsey Stirling  apparently she doesn't make a ton.   

Ummm well we are going to work on some choreography for a skit we are going to do for the mission talent show. "
Sister Behle

She's In a The Provo Mission!!

We are so proud of Christine serving a mission and can't wait to see where she goes from here.

Remember to email her at :

If you would like to mail a Christmas package to her, the address is:

Mission Home Address:
85 North 600 East
Provo, UT 84606-3378
United States 

She will be serving in this mission for 3 months and will possible be re-assigned to a new location thereafter. 

Please comment below any loving words of encouragement for Christine. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Church's on Every Corner of Collierville

I (Laura) did a little research about all of the different church's found just in Collierville Tennessee. I couldn't believe how many I found!

Here's the list:

Presbyterian Church

United Methodists

St Patrick Presbyterian

Church of God

Wolf River Presbyterian

Jehovah's Witnesses

First Baptist Church

Christian Church

3 Church of Christ

First Apostolic Church

Baptist Church

Emmanuel Baptist Church

Abundant Grace Ministries

Cross Roads United Methodist

Korean Baptist Church

Central Church

Catholic Church of Incarnation

Faith Lutheran Church

Mt Olive Baptist Church

Does anyone have any insights on what these different religions believe in that you feel would be beneficial for Christine to know?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Christine's First Email : Collierville Tennessee

March 18 1013

I'm in Collierville Tennessee right outside of Memphis Tennessee. The area also includes a bit of Mississippi as well.

I've been running on adrenaline all week. Today we have mostly cleaned since the apartment hadn't really been that well taken care of and then I crashed and took a nap, which was my first nap since being out on the mission. I've been having a hard time falling asleep this week, so it was well needed. My companion is Sister Smith, age 24 and Sister T age 27.

We've mostly been teaching black people so far. I realized the other day when talking to this black lady that I don't speak black. Like, they're super dramatic when they talk and repeat themselves saying, "Praise the Lord! If yall talking about the Lord than I've got time to talk about the Lord!" It's like a record player on repeat and we finally got her to say one serious thing when she asked pertaining to Joseph Smith figuring out churches and said "Well which church did he join?!"

It definitely is segregated out here there's black neighborhoods and then the white neighborhoods. Collierville is actually fairly wealthy, unless you go into the black neighborhood. A lady from church yesterday told me that when she first moved here they told her which neighborhoods she should avoid and when she asked why they told her, "that's where the blacks live". I've come to the conclusion that blacks here are the way Utah people view Latinos. But most of the racism comes from the blacks so I hear, because this is where Martin Luther King died in the 1960's.

We've been teaching this guy named Rodney this week he's black and has long dreadlocks. He doesn't get why we've asked him to be baptized again through the proper authority and why he doesn't already hold the priesthood. Rodney at least isn't dramatic when he talks and isn't a broken record. Rodney came to church with us yesterday and to dinner at a members house afterwards. I hope it's having an impact on him, we try to teach with the spirit and explain things. I know when we picked him up for dinner just a couple of hours after church he had been drinking in between church and when we picked him up. We haven't gone over the Word of Wisdom yet with him, but I was a little disappointed.

A lot of the people here are already into the Bible and super active in their current churches and already think they're on the way to Heaven and have already been saved. So it's really about why being baptized with the proper authority here matters, receiving the Holy Ghost, and receiving the priesthood keys as to differeniate why they need to go this route. Rodney asked some really hard questions and was like "Why do I need to do what God wants?" and "I'm already content, why am I going to be sad without the Holy Ghost?" and a bunch of others that made it sound like he was living day by day and just didn't really care about what happens after we die and such. Obviously there's some reason he keeps inviting us back and going to church.

Sister T is Samoan and has the personality of a rebellious past and Sister Smith is very conservative in her ways, but very nice. I still haven't heard from a couple people that received letters on Monday the 11th. Is it normal not to have heard back from someone for that long?

The field is better than the MTC. I didn't want to say it at first because I thought I might be a bad person for saying so, but the MTC felt like a jail cell locked in with immature 18 and 19 year old boys for 16 hours a day. Seriously. Okay maybe just one or two. The spirit was strong at some points, but it's nice to have my mind back. I feel like I get more room here from my companions out here since we're in an apartment. At the MTC the companion came with you to the bathroom. I felt like she was even getting inside my head, the last bit of privacy I had! It's been a bit of a lot of mixed emotions here. One day or one moment I think of all the good I can do and then the next I get homesick and think that it's a year and a half.

I havent' received the addresses for Michelle or Andelyn. I did get the email for the family. I can also email friends as well I have learned since being out in the field. So if you would like to give me email addresses that would be great.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

She's in the MTC!!

It has been so neat watching Christine grow and become prepared for her mission. She has been such a great example to me, and I think all of us.

She officially entered the MTC on February 28, 2013. Her brother Winston dropped her off at the curb and wished her good luck.

Christine would love to hear from you:

MTC Mailing address:

Sister Christine Behle
Little Rock Arkansas Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N 900 E
Provo UT, 84604

Mission Mailing address:
Little Rock Arkansas Mission Office
Sister Christine Behle
905 Kierre Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72116-3709

You can also send her a message for free through The print it off right at the MTC and put it in her mailbox the same day you write it to her!

Christine will only be in the MTC for about 12 days, so if you want to send her a letter there do it soon!

Also, it takes about a week to send a package or letter to her so if you'd like to have a letter at the mission office waiting for her when she arrives to the mission i suggest sending it this weekend :)

If you receive any e-mails and letters and would like to add it to the blog for everyone to see, please email me at

Thanks a ton for all you have done for Christine throughout her life.