Monday, September 19, 2016

Århus Round 5!

Well sorry if this email is pretty all over the place. Sometimes structure is the key to insanity so I am not worrying about that because things gotta get moving haha.

BUT.... yes transfers came around once again and I will be staying in Århus for a round 5! Sadly, Elder Lee took off to Holbæk to go and do wory with a new missionary so they're going to kill it. We had 2 power transfers and I have really become a lot more refined. Steel sharpens steel you know... (shout out to Coach dave)

Nevertheless, I get an equally beast missionary Elder Bennett!! Man I am so stoked for this transfer:) Elder Bennett hails from Bozeman Montana and is a real solid guy. We were around each other a TON when I was in Odense 2 and he was in Svendborg. So we already are pretty tight. What makes this time different is that I have lost weight hehe.

But for real, So much stoke is going to be spread.

Here is the review of the final week with Elder Lee:

Monday and Tuesday:

We went on splits in KBH with Elder Murphy and Elder Mcdougall. Good stuff! We did a good amount of teaching and finding and stuff so it was a pretty good splits all around. I haven't ridden a bike for pretty much 6 months so it was an experience to haul around KBH in the busy city traffic. Oh yea... I also forgot all my vision help (contacts and glasses) so I got to play follow the leader hahaha. It felt like Mario Cart that way... but I don't recommend doing that. 


Wednesday was solid! We went to special lengths to make it a good day and it was:) We went out and had a way tough knocking sesh... way tough. But just as always there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we stopped by our friend P* that we met last week (the guy from South Africa). We had a  great lesson and he was very receptive! The spirit was definitely there and i gotta say... that might have been one of the most clear, concise, and powerful lesson on how the message we have really can change our lives. We were way stoked to work together so fluidly and help P*. Great stuff.

We got an appointment out of no where with L*. She is still way great! She is so fascinated with what missionaries are all about and we had a great lesson with her. She is very much down to see how the message can help her life. Way sweet. I dont know if I have mentioned this but she works as a engineer building F-16 fighter jets. Way cool for a 21 year old!

ummm... the main thing that happened is that we put on a movie night at the church and a bunch of members came and 1 investigator. We watched "Meet the Mormons" and had cake and stuff. Always a great time.

On Friday we got taken out to a nice restaurant for brunch -all you can eat. It was wayyyy good. They also had some great music going so it was hard not to enjoy myself too much. (I've forgotten how fun dancing is;) ) Just think of the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack and that is basically what it was. 

Other than that we had our weekly planning and district meeting. After district meeting  We did the "chocolate trident challenge" for district activity because Sister Andrew called us all out on it. You know who the only one to not do it was? yep. Sister Andrew. Even Sister Acosta pounded it haha. Basically it is a huge pastry loaded with marcipan and chocolate. Good times! (even though it offset my system for the next 3 days haha)

Saturday and Sunday:
Both days we did a lot of finding and stop by's so we could get some things scheduled. We got something set up with C* again so we are stoked for that. Also the young religous student couple N* and P* want to meet so next week we should be chocked full of stuff!

Spiritual thought:

We talked a lot about the light of Christ this week and how everyone has it and can recognize the truthfulness or the restored gospel. We really focused on trusting that the converting power of the gospel will take its course and trusting that people will use the light of Christ to so choose whether or not to accept it. We have really just declared repentance and how people can change and have even MORE happiness. Many People have great lives and are proud of how much work has paid off, but they just dont realize that it could be so much better if they gave it a shot. But this scripture helped me not try and work so much on my own "convincing power" if you can call it that. 

 18 And now, my brethren, seeing that ye know the light by which ye may judge, which light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully; for with that same judgment which ye judge ye shall also be judged.
 19 Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.
Elder Bednar nails it perfectly when he said, "that you can't take the message into the hearts of the people but unto." We need to trust that the Spirit of God will help them accept it and turn to the hope of God's light.
Have a great week! Hopefully I didn't leave out too much haha but thats all ya get. Peace!

Ældste  j

Our last photo shoot.  We found an abandoned truck.  Elder Lee and Elder Jeppson 

Some random wooden hummanoid

Århus: Mondays at 10

My Napapijri I got on a huge sale!​

The Trident Challenge- Elder Lee

Sister Acosta and me

Elder Erickson and Elder Lee

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