Monday, August 25, 2014

S9:E7 "Another one down"

Hello everyone, time to hear a little bit about me again. Not a whole ton of exciting things has happened, just the same old missionary work.

We started off with a good eating appointment with a way nice less active family. I'm not entirely sure why they are less active, but they are. But it was a lot of fun. Ashley was with us, and it was one of the last hurrahs for Sister Briscoe because she went home today. So it was a good day. Drank some more bubble tea. 

We had a lot of service with Maria on Tuesday. that was a lot of fun. I always enjoy doing som service. Then we had quite the adventure. We were on our way up to an appointment on a bus, and that's when this American starts talking to me. So we end up talking about religion and stuff, he is a pretty religious guy. So he asks us where we are heading, so I tell him that we are stopping by one of our members. (a less active member) and so he asks if he could come with us to the appointment. We told him that we could ask. So we walk and we all go into this lesson. Which turns into him just trying to argue about how our church was wrong, and was trying to convert us to his religion. (way annoying, never argue) So eventually we calm it down, have a nice little discussion more about what we believe and not really who is right. The we parted ways after trading numbers and stuff. Just as we get home for the night, I start getting texts from this guy. Still going on about how we "need to think about it like a baseball game" and that we "are on the wrong team". Boy was I tempted to argue. But luckily Elder Christensen came in and took the phone from me because I told him to. Some people these days... But other than that guy, it was a good day. 

We got to go back to Aalborg! :D so great to be back. I love that town. I got to see almost everyone that I knew. Specifically, I got to visit with Familien Jørgensen again, the greenlandic family. It was so great to see them again. They are still doing way well in the church, and Judithe just got a calling of being in charge of the primary music stuff. So that's way exciting. The day after that was up in Aalborg as well. We got to eat at Lee Thi Lams again. The Vietnamese lady that just stuffs you with food. Then we got to meet with the Mathiasens again. I got the package from home. (Thank you!) and just had a way fun time with them. They are such a great family, great examples to me. 

Friday was some more service for Maria, we spent pretty much the whole day moving boxes. Good old moving. Takes me back to the good ol' days. 

Then we played soccer on Saturday, then helped out and went to a wedding reception. That was fun, way weird though as a missionary. Then we ended up having a lesson with our good friend Ashley. It was a good lesson, mainly on the atonement of Christ and why we need it. We also got to meet with a family, the Trap-Nielsens. Way fun. They had 2 of their friends visiting and I just hit it off with them. Way funny sense of humor. They also had a whole ton of kittens there, which is a perk. 

Sunday was a busy day full of teaching. We were pretty much teaching the entire day, up until we had an eating appointment at Marias. The last appointment for some missionaries leaving Århus. We got to teach Ana, the new convert. We talked about the sacrament and we read the prayers with her, and explained them. And that helped a lot, because she doesn't speak Danish, so she actually didn't really understand the sacrament. It made me realize that following/doing things doesn't mean very much to us if we don't understand them. Which is why we need to always be searching for a better understanding of all things. 

All in all it was a good week. Lots of time outside of our area, but a lot of fun. 

Love you all, the church is true!

Ældste Swan

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