Monday, March 7, 2016

Week # 26 Ballerup

Hej familie!!!! So after five loooong hard working months in Ballerup we got an investigator on baptismal date.... Actually times that by two! We got two investigators on dåbsdato this week which doesn't happened so all i can say is #blessed!!! 


SO like i said we got two investigators on baptisimal date! One is more promising than the other. The first is Derek, the guy from Scotland who almost got batized 40 years ago in Scotland before he joined the Unification Church. Usually lessons with him go FOREVER because he talks on what he believes on and his crazy adventures of his life which are pretty sweet! But I remember when he was talking about his church's doctrine, the spirit was gone, and when Elder Jensen and I started testifing on baptism and the Book of Mormon, the spirit was soooooo strong! Then we gave him a goal and if he KNEW without a doubt that the Book of Mormon was true, would he be baptized on April 16th and he said yes! The only prob is is that he has been a strong member of his church for 40 years so who knows if he is really willing to change. But Elder Jensen will be praying and fasting and showing our faith that he can get an answer! DåbsDato #2- So this is Hugo from Yugoslovia! He is our people mom! I guess.... I didn't know that fact about there and Croatia but that is sweet! So we gave him the goal also that if he found out all of this was true that he would be baptized on APril 16th also! THe only problem with him is that he is not really social but we are going to ease him in with getting him out on a church tour and get some members to the lesson, and even more exciting, I think next time we are going to teach his wife! SO that is pretty sweet! Other then those two, we couldn't meet with any of our investigators really, they all had something going on and couldn't meet, but we taught Harris, the guy who fixes missionaries bikes. Oh and I toojk my bike to him the other day to fix my chain and look at my really loose front tire and good thing i did because the part conecting the tire almost snapped in half and i could have face planted when i was biking... BUT we got to him in time, blessings :), and he got me a new tire, a new tube, and a new chain, which he said would have costed about 900 krones, but he is charging me 400 so i need to pay him that this week. SO I am so thankful for him and we had a fun talk about profets and God again with him! And while we were contacting people in Herlev one day, we ran into my boy Ricardo! The Indian dude from Mexico who speaks like four combined languages and thinks that he only needs Jesus and no religion and that the 10 commandments are only for Jews... haha i love this dude! Even though he is not all there, I am his best friend and his American Brother! But anyways ;), we saw him and taught him about the scrriptures helping us in our life and then i prayed for him, and haha, i opened my eyes while saying the prayer and he was just nodding his head agreeing with everything I was saying, and did his mother mary cross thing at the end! Haha it was a you had to be there moment! And ELder Jensen and I found like four potentials this week knocking and three of them come from Brazil, Serbia, and Montenegro! We keep on finding foreineers! I love it!!!

Zone Confrence

So we had zone confrence which was great to see the boys from the MTC group! It was great to catch up with Elder Fairbanks, and Elder Adams! THe focus was was using all of our tools to become better missionaries, and by tools i mean like improved finding, asking people who do they know for referals, and working with family history with the members! So that was sweet! And our mission is really improving in refrence to numbers, but President O'Bryant knows that we can be baptizing more, and I guess we are tied with Poland for the lowest baptizing mission  in Europe... so we will get that changed! But they are people, not numbers!! haha Then after zone confrence and a little contacting sesh, we went to eat with the Bishop's brother which was a great time! We talked a lot about his mission in Greek, and it makes me thankful to be here. Yes it is hard and the people are not that accepting, but in Greek, they had a crazy hard language, they would get things thrown at them and would be yelled at.... so shout out to Denmark!!!

Æ Jensen's Voice....

So Elder Jensen got sick for one of the first times on his mission because of me.... I have been kindof sick with this never ending cold for the past week and a half.... but anyways,  he lost his voice on friday, and guess what that meant.... I got to contact by myself, he was standing by me, for two whole hours! As much as i love talking to people, that was not an enjoyable part of my mission, haha! Okay it wasn't that bad but i guess it was a way fun experience! 


I love Saturdays! SO we planned on not going to soccer in the morning if Weinan wouldnt come, and we couldnt get a hold of him on Friday night. So at 830 we get a call from him that said he was coming but he was going to be late, so we changed clothes real quick and biked to the pitch! When we got there Weinan said he actually couldn't come, but we still got to play soccer so that was fun! Then in the middle we did some balling, missionary style. We gave out two Mormons Bog on the street and talked with two people for thirty minutes which really doesn't happen and so that was awesome! Then we huslted to a kebab shop, ate a kebab, probably bad idea, and then balled with the district and a couple investigators!!!

Sunday Funday!

Sundays are so great! So the highlight of church was me and Elder HendrikSEN, Elder Jensen didn't have a voice, teaching the youth for Sunday school! We started out asking them what their names were, the funnest thing they did this week, and their favorite American thing ;) And a couple kids said, ''Ældste Reed!'' hahaha For meget kærlighed!!!! Then we got serious and talked about the Atonement with them and it was great! Shout out to Elder Hendriksen because we alsways have fun together, and he is a greaty missionary to teach with!! Then we stayed inside after church to rest Elder Jensen's voice, and then we went out to a member's house for an eating appoitment and they invited Roy and Joana! Lets go! We had a great time just keeping it real and it was weird to speak in English to these members! Then one thing Bishop Paulsen told us to do is to treat Roy and Joana as new investigaotrs, so we taught them the first vision and why the Book of MOrmon is so improtant, and good thing we did because they didn't know that Joseph saw God and Jesus. Kind of a big thing, so we taught them that and it was a great time!

Aye! Baby Webely is here! And i loved the pictures! And haha good work keeping the blog updated, i know i can always count on you! And i have the SD card reader, i just forgot it at the church last week. And that is good the ward back at home is getting bigger! I was worried it would turn into a branch or something! hahah and i dont know that sister, she could be new, and that is sweet we got Harry Potter in the ward! hahaha And that stinks the girls lost, I ont get why the top two teams in the state had to play each other in the first round, Washington playoffs are wack... And that is great to hear that Big Bend is in finals! And coach Poth is such a great coach, that is awesome thaey get to be in the finals! Well, I love you all and have a great week!!! 

Æ Reed

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