Monday, March 7, 2016

Mega Seng

Happy March!  I don't know if the groundhog saw his shadow over in the states but we keep getting rain over here so he kind of limited the early spring opportunity, but at least it is getting closer... :)


So this week we had some good stuff going. We taught our friends A* and M* again this week and had a great lesson! It was a pretty easy going conversation where the spirit was definitely present and everyone was feeling good. At the beginning, we read 3 Nephi 11 where it talks about Jesus visiting the other sheep of his fold (John 15 and16). We discussed why Jesus didn't just stay in Jerusalem after he was resurrected because He atoned for everyone. It was super awesome because at the beginning he said he wasn't super down to read the Book of Mormon because he respects all religions in general but doesn't necessarily care to join one. We discussed a lot about what it could mean for him if he knew that God had one true church on the earth and if he was able to find that out through prayer and studying the scriptures.  In the end, we invited him to read every day in the Book of Mormon and pray about it for a week, and see if something happens. So he said that sounds like a fair invitation. So we bore testimony that he really could find an answer if he really wants one. So that was great:)

B* came to do some Family histroy at the Family history center on Wednesday night. He was super jazzed that we found all the way back to his great grandparents on two lines. The most impressive part was that he remembered all of their birthdays, birthplaces, deathplaces, and date of death off the top of his head. So I think that it means something to him:) Super cool!

Me and Elder bennett went on splits for 24 hours starting Wednesday night. We really went hard the next morning and found 4 potentials and taught two lessons in 1 hour and a half! We have really been focusing on improved finding and other Things of that nature as a mission and it is really turning the mission up a couple notches. I have a testimony of improved finding! haha So that was a stellar day of splits for sure. Elder Bennett is a super awesome guy from Montana and actually worked in a lab at Montana state doing top level research with stem cells as an assistant to the pros of that realm! The people you meet on the mish are super great:)

We picked up a new friend named F*. He is a super funny guy and about 60 years old. All of his Family is Greenlandic (he married a Greenlandic lady) so he is always in Greenland but we finally caught him at the right time. He was a Little bit drunk.... (that Means quite a bit over here haha). But we had a cool discussion with him that was decently positive and we ended up swaping books... the climb of george mallory on Everest for the Book of Mormon. So that was fun haha:)

We helped teach a guy named V* who is a way positive investigator that the sisters teach. We went with for practical safety reasons because it is church policy to bring others if it is the opposite gender. But he is a wayyyy cool guy. Super Sharp dane who teaches calculus as a professor at the university. He is only 30ish and his mind is like a steel trap. But we had a way cool gospel discussion and he was super sincere. Pretty cool:)

Went to a way cool members house for an eating appointment. He gave me a mystery item to eat..... well it was a huge habanero pepper so i sat there and took it like a champ and kept going haha. Our mission is pretty obsessed with doing spicy food challenges and stuff and he knows that so he always has way spicy stuff sitting around for us. But it was a super fun appointment! I had a bakeoff with Elder Bennett as my partner against two 12 and 15 year old girls for dessert. We won;)

We saw the Svendborg elders a consecutive 10 days and stayed the night with them in Odense and Svendborg 4 nights this week because of splits and service and zone conference haha. So it has basically been a four man Apartment:)

Bought a venus fly trap. Named him Darius.

Elder Bennett brought us further into the herbal tea realm... haha

Spiritual thought:

 I read this week in a talk "The Character of Christ" Again and Elder Bednar had a way good point. It has to do with Charity. We are not able to just develop charity all on our own. It is actually something we must strive to obtain through Christ. It is something that posesses us, not the other way around. 

in Moroni 7 verse 47 it says:  
47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him.
 So Let yourselves be possessed by charity. :)

"Carry on. Things will work out. If you keep trying and praying and working, things will work out. They always do. If you want to die at an early age, dwell on the negative. Accentuate the positive, and you’ll be around for a while." -Gordon B. Hinkley

Have a great week! Do sigt and fedt Things with it!

Ældste Jeppson

 None of our investigators showed up to cookie night except one... so he taught us arabic songs :)

Ride the Hippo

Some fudge we made :)

Our pretty posh lejlighed

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