Some things about Easter here:
>They have 3 days off of work as a country and they have Easter vacation
> There are two days of Easter, 1st Easter Day and 2nd Easter day
>They have Påske Frokost: It is basically an easter Brunch where they eat eggs in every way possible and fish and some bread
> They partied a lot... haha
So this week was way good as far as teaching and finding. We did some service/teaching for B* and had a good appointment. We threw down with him on some controversial subjects he had questions on and then taught the restoration again because he mixes his JW beliefs about authority and what not so we have to seperate the wheat from the tares haha. That went well though and we washed his windows for him on his accupuncture clinic that is shut down now but that some hooligans vandalized. #choosetheright
With A* and M*, we got to share a simple easter message and discuss why easter is important to them (we actually did this message a lot this week:) ) I think it went way good because last lesson was intense and we needed some cool down time. So it was good to discuss they have a testimony on already:)
We met with a guy we knocked into last week named T*. He is a stud!! He is a normal young dane who is very sincere to learn. When we showed up, he already had a Book of Mormon sitting out on his table that he had dug out from 8 years before. Apparently he had met with missionaries a long time ago but never believed in God at that point. He told us though, that he had found God last year, and was glad we showed up againg to talk because he is still new at the whole believing thing and he needs some guidance. We basically just discussed the Book of Mormon and told him that we arent the ones who can tell him how he should use his faith. We merely told him that we are just the ones who invite others to try what we have done and to explain how one can find out for themselves. So I'm super excited for him! He has five big exams next week but we scheduled something for the 14th of April.
With our Nigerian brotha I*... we stopped by him because he hasn't been answering and he came to the door and said he was way sorry that he didn't answer and stuff. We told him no worries and Happy Easter and he was way greatful. He had his ex wife over with her friends for some reason and I could tell it was a nice ray of sunshine with what was going on. He wasn't too happy when he answered but by the end of it we made another appointment for the 4th of April. He had even read the stuff we gave him in the Book of Mormon so we were so happy:) He is the man!
Hard days happen:
I think that hard days have to happen because otherwise you wouldn't get excited when things are going well haha. I think The Lord really wants to challenge us to see if we are in it for real before He gives us opportunities to teach his children. Here is an example:
Tuesday was a hard day because:
> We were tired from chopping tons of wood and hauling it around
>We had a hard 2 hour knocking session where people really just had no belief or desire to believe in anything really. That is always quite discouraging because you can't do anything else as a missionary after you've asked if they hope for anything or if it could mean anything to them if God came down right then and there. So we got a lot of hard no's haha. The last guy was actually a very proud and "stiffnecked" man to quote the scriptures. We tried just inviting him but he was set on telling us to go home and stuff like that. It was straight out of the scriptures with Nehor or Sherem haha.
> We were an hour late to an eating appointment because I was confused when we tried to schedule it and reschedule it haha.
So why was all this so good for us?
Well... we learned from the knocking session that once again, even though it is hard, we are still willing to do the work. especially with people like the last guy. At least for me, I got a huge testimony boost because that guy wasn't about to be a reason I feel like going home. It was great to have the Lord on my side:) I told him i won't go and why and then we both kind of "exhorted" him to rethink his belief. Total scripture scenario and yea, it was as intense as the stories. The Gospel is so great:)
Also, Wednesday and Thursday kicked Tuesdays trash and we had a great time teaching and preaching both in our area and up on splits with the ZL's.
Other good stuff:
We had a way epic eating appointment/ kind of lesson. This guy named Ken Hall in the ward (who is a beast!) had us out to his area to have a picnic lunch on these hills where old castles used to be. But because it was Elder Ericksons birthday and Easter, he set up an easter egg hunt for us and his kids haha. He also had some funny little presents that Elder Erickson had to earn by doing some challenges which were way fun. Super quality! I say it was a kind of lesson because Svendborg Eders brought their investiator and we had a less active there:)
We also ate with Bishops family. They had all the missionaries out and had a sweet appointment where we also had a little egg hunt and then played basketball with the Bishop and his son:)
I'm not sick anymore:)
So i read a talk this week by President Nielsens wife, Wendy Nielsen. (the apostle and his wife). In her talk she challenges some young adults to pray every day for an answer to a question you have and then flip randomly in the scriptures and start reading. She gives a promise that youll find an answer. So i tried it and it worked! I dont need to go into the details, but i got an answer:) Her challenge is to do that for 30 days and then see how much the Lord really does answer prayers.
So that is my challenge this week. Think of a question every day and then go for it! If you need another testimony that it works, you can take mine! And then if you don't believe me, Elder Erickson testifies of it too. So use that as a kickstart to get a testimony of it for yourselves about it!
Prayer works. The church is true. Have a great week:)
|Most romantic castle in Denmark according to H.C. Anderson|
|Birthday for Elder Erickson and Easter egg hunt feat. me not ready for the picture :)|
|Frederecia skyline on splits|
|Elder Reber (one of my zone leaders) on lunch break haha|
|Easter morning walks|
|A hookah cafe called babylon haha. Ironic right? Lol|