Monday, October 24, 2016

Approaching Lightspeed Towards Great Things

Well... this week was great:) It was pretty all over the place but that was a good thing. We had a lot of noteable experiences and adventures so... I'll shoot them off in backwards old Germanic alphabetical order:

Monday and tuesday:

We had the chance to be on splits up there with Elders Halversen and Jakob Jensen. ​
​That was way fun! We did a ton of finding and had a lot of time to just work. We also played a little. The pics of the cannons and stuff are from WWII when the Germans invaded Denmark so they are actually German guns. Fun knocking dialogue for you all:

I knock. The myster man behind the door says "hello?".

Me: hello?
Mystery man: who is it?
*he knocks on the door this time*
Me: who is it? *then break down laughing*
Mystery guy: walks away from the door.

hahaha one of the funniest doors I've knocked. Elder Halversen and I were in a pretty humorus mood after that so every door soomething funny seemed to occur. Wayyy fun knocking sesh.

We were on splits again with Elders Peel and Nielsen on Wednesday. I got to be with Elder Peel who is pretty awesome. He is a pretty fresh young gun from Paradise Utah and he is a hard worker. We did a good bit of finding and had a lot of success with that! We knocked two doors in a row and were let in and we gave them both Books of Mormon. Granted, one of the people that let us in might not have been all there but it was good just the same! He is named Keld and he just yelled in English "that is good" or "that is bad" depending on what we said. It was a pretty funny lesson to teach because we would say something like "Jesus loves us and we believe...." and he would just yell way loud haha. He totally understood us on everything we said but I feel like he is pretty forgetful. I don't know but just another fun snippet out of our finding efforts.

Was over before it started.... we had district meeting and then an appointment with L* which went pretty well except we figured out that right now is really the time in her life to make the important changes as far as we can tell. She is a wayy awesome girl but she isn't totally searching. No worries though... it takes a couple touches to sink in:)

Friday and Saturday:
We went on splits again with the Elder Murphy and Elder McDougall in Copenhagen. WE basically just went hard finding on the streets in the rain. I though it was actually pretty enjoyable and it went pretty well. 

Alright and hold it down: So we went to an all you can eat running sushi bar and here are is the approximate damage 4 Americans were able to cause:
4000 kroner worth of sushi which is equivalent to 585  or so american dollars approximately 15 rolls each (they came on small plates with two pieces to a plate so its a rough estimate based off of the menu)
150 plates between the four of us
37 ish plates each.

That was most definitely the second best sushi experience of my life, only topped by eating PK sushi with Dad until we just about died. But same principle both times haha.

I will tell you though, contacted for that last hour with a brick of fish and rice in the stomach is pretty hard. This scripture helped though :

"And will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders (stomachs), that even you cannot feel them upon your backs (stomachs), even while you are in bondage... ye may know of surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions." (mosiah 24:14)

I won't count that one in as the spiritual thought though haha....

On Saturday we finished out splits and then took the wrong train on a fun 2 hour detour to north Sjaelland... so it took extra long to get home and by the time we had gotten home it had been seven and a half hours... rough haha

We were able to meet with Y* today and we had a pretty cool lesson on the restoration of the gospel. I loved being able to teach with Elder Bennett such a powerful lesson and I am greatful for his ability to teach very well because we were really able to help her understand the importance and pertinence of the message we bring. In the end we committed her to praying and reading every day to find out for herself if it is ture so we are super stoked:) just a great day!

Now comes the spiritual thought

"We do not have to cry unto him with many words. We do not have to weary him with long prayers. What we do need, and what we should do as Latter-day Saints, for our own good, is to go before Him often, to witness unto Him that we remember Him and that we are willing to take upon us His name, keep His commandments, work righteousness; and that we desire his Spirit to help us...What do you pray for? You pray that God may recognize you, that he may hear your prayers, and that he may bless you with his Spirit" Joseph F. Smith

This is something that really impressed me in one of my studies and I found it in the talk "priesthood and person prayer" by Henry b. Eyring. I've really come to appreciate how important it is to build our relationship with our Heavenly Father throughout my mission and I have learned incredible amounts from prayer. It certainly is one of the greatest truths of the gospel that we need not only believe the words that come from around us but rather from above. I say that Not to say that we cannot be helped by those we love but to point back to our best source, Our father in Heaven. I would challenge everyone to ponder on the role of prayer in their life and reflect on their relationship with our Heavenly Father because i know the strength that comes from humbly kneeling before the Lord and directing our hearts heavenward.

I know what I believe and I believe what I know, that Heavenly Father is here for all of us. Just reach out.

Well have a great week people:)

Ældste Jeppson

ps.. transfers are next week so I might email from another different Danish computer next time.

coming soon to theaters.


Ældste  j


My son and I 

Wehcome hahahah

The crew for Blitz Split

​Blitz splits dinner time... snobrød and hot dogs:)

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