Monday, December 28, 2015

Week #16

Long time no see!! It was way sweet to skype you guys!! This week has probably been the funnest week yet on the mission!!!

District Fun
So on Tuesday we had the usual District Meeting but the highlight was definately opening gifts from Secret Santa, even though thats not the true meaning of Christmas:). So at zone training we drew names and I got Ældste Poff, and i knew Ældste Poff LOVES legos so i got him so Lego Star Wars which he loved! Oh, and Ældste Millwaard, a ZL, got  me a sweet FC København scarf so that was awesome! Then later in the day me and Guddy went to an eating appointment with an old lady in the ward (shoutout to our ward because we have had an eating appointment everyday) and even gave us presents! We are spoiled! Then after that we went to Lundby to have a Chirstmas Koncert.....So our district sung for this opgang neighborhood and it was way fun! But dont worry, there was like only ten people there and we werent even that bad at singing!

More Service :)
So the day before the real partying begins in Denmark, me and Guddy got to do more service! So my job was to clean this already clean shower. So i thought, oh it would be easy, but after 2 hours of scrubbing and who knows what, I was finally finished but dead tired! But it was okay because they fed of of course! So the man is from Finland and made us this Finnish bread things which were so so good! Then we had authentic Danish hot dogs which were so good too! Then when we left they gave us decorations for our house, and of course me and Guddy put them up! I got pics so dont worry :) Then we went to H and M and bought matching Christmas sweaters which every loved! 

Christmas Eve
So a Danish Christmas is a little different.... Christmas Eve is their actual Christmas when they open presents and all that good stuff. So the day started with going to our Chinese investigators house and eating  Chinese Hot pot, which was so good! It was like this pot with spices and all different kinds of meat and me and Guddy just ate and ate! Way good stuff! We had a way fun time there too! Then at about four we went to Veksø to meet up with President Olsen, who is in the stake Presidency for Sjælland. We went to his house and it was definately a party! So first when we got there we watched disney cartoons like Donald Duck and Lady and the tramp, and it was weird, it was all in Danish! It was way fun! Then we went to stop by some of his friend's and sing Jingle Bells to them, but we didnt end up singing so sad :( haha just kidding! Then we went back to his house, which by the way is so sweet! It is like a 100 year hold Danish manshion with a forest and a huge pond by it! While waiting for dinner we watched Michael Buble sing Christmas songs. Then we ate a Danish Christmas dinner, and Oh Man!!!!! It was too die for! We had ham, brown potatoes, and goose! THen after we were stuffed we waited for a while, and then sang and danced around the Christmas tree which was way fun! I love the danish songs we sung too, and i am definately taking that tradition home! Then we ran around the house holding hands and singing a Christmas song because i guess its normal, haha, and then i layed down on the floor about to die because i was still stuffed! Then we opened presents! :) We got muffins, a gift card to a restaurant, swaggin wooden Danish shoes as a joke, and a sweet tie! They are so nice! Then we played the almond game to finish the night! Then he drove us home and the other Elders went on ''splits'' with us because sleepovers are not aloud haha! 

So Christmas was awesome! We woke up dead tired from the night before and opened presents that we got from each other and from the packages our parents have sent us! Guddy got me a sweet shirt, a tie, and Alvin and the Chipmunks 1, 2, and 3 all in Danish, but dont worry mom, I wont watch them till after my mission. :) Then I loved the packages i got from you guys! The pilolowcase was hillarious and perfect, and the cereal was great too! I loved the picture book so much! That was way fun and thanks for all of that!!! Then we had weekly planning until our Christmas party at our members house where we skyped! It was so great to skype you guys! We had a great party too, which of course included eating, and evening pranking the man of the house..... ;) haha! 

Second Christmas Day
So Danes I guess are really, really smart. So they have two days to celebrate Christmas and i asked someone why, and they just said that because they wanted another free day off of work! Haha works for me. So this day was so perfect! I woke up, played socce with the Danes for an hour, and then went to finallly, play basketball. A member in our ward who played soccer with us, drove us to the church and played basketball with us. It was the whole district and our Chinese investigator, and the member who gave us a ride to the church. And all i can say is that i missed playing basketball! It was so fun! Then after that, the member that splayed with us asked if we had any eating appointments that night, and we were like, no, just a party in two hours, and he was like sweet, come over tonight! And he already had us over on Monday, so all i can say is #blessed! So then we asked our Chinese investigaor if he wanted to go on a church tour. He was saying how he has never been in a church in Denmark before. So the tour went better then expected! We showed him around and showed him pictures on the walls and of Jesus. We showed him the pic of Jesus being baptized and we talked about Baptism. We told him, in simplest terms because he never believed in a God before, coming from China, that it is a promise that you make with God and in returns he will help you with all you need. He really liked that concept and he asked, can anyone be baptized. Me and Guddy shouted at the same time, YES!! Haha Then we taught him on repentance and sacrement and he really liked thje convept of being forgiven of your sins and we had a great convo with him and he really opened up to us. Oh, and we even showed him the computers and a sister was doing family history and we told him about that and he was way excited about doing that too, so that is always a bonus! It was a great lesson and he is looing way positive! Then we got a ride home from him, he gave us Chinese Hamburgers that he made for us :), and then we changed, and he gave us a ride to our Christmas party at thi family's house in our ward! He is a stud investigator! The party was way fun with this lady in our wards whole family there. Firsst we played nija with the kids which was a great time, and then we ate! More ham! Yes! Then me and Guddy shared the story about Jesus' birth which went way good because she had some family members who were inactive, or not members! Then they drove us to our next eating appointment! haha we are so spoiled! Where we ate more ham with the guy who balled with us this morning! It was way fun, and we had a blast with their kids! Overall, Saturday, was a perfect day!

So this is a kindof scary story.... So right before we leave to choir, we get a text from our ward mission leader who teaches guest class, the class in english right after sacrement, that he is in Odense and he needs us to teach it. So me and Guddy were not really worried about it, we just got on the computers and printed a lesson from Come Follow Me, shout out to Priest Quorm! We usually would only teach our Chinese friends who got baptized last year. So no stressing. Then while passing the sacrement, i look up and see that i just passed it to my mission President and his wife! They were visiting our ward and that meant they would come to our class! Oh man! So me and Guddy went to the bathroom and had thirty seconds to look throught the lesson and see what we would say and went up to the class. We taught on Hastening the Work, which was a great topic, and our lesson included asking a question to every person and pretty much bearing testimony on what they said. We thought that we would be lke 15 minutes short on time, and then our of now where, we talk about the Chinese people's Chinese roomate and President out of no where, said that we would have a fireside with all the Chinese people, haha, and his friend from back home who is Chinese too at his house in a couple of weeks, so that was great! The lesson i guess was good and President and Sister O'Bryant said that we did a good job, so wow! haha!

I loved the pics of Reid dog and Jace! They are truely ballers! That is crazy that Allsion and Haley are almost leaving!! They will tear it up for sure! So the Chinese guy didnt come to church but i think he will come this week, and the other lady didnt come either, but we will get her there! For New Years they party hard here, so on new years day we have to stay in til 6 at night and just deep clean the apartments. But the night beofre, we can be at a members house,Lars and Terresa, till 11 so that will be fun! I miss you guys and loved talking to you guys and I hope you have a great NEW YEARS 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Dont party too hard without me!)

Ældste Reed

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