Monday, February 27, 2017

Week #77 Slagelse

Familie!!! WILLIAM was baptized on Saturday and confirmed yesterday!! It was so sick to be apart of! And no worries with the health! The excersises are working magic so no worries there!! 

Williams Dåb

So William got baptized on Saturday and it was a great experience! Almost the whole ward was there and there was a lot of missionaries there and it was a way spiritual service! William asked Elder Erickson to baptize him because he is probs transfering next week and I gave him the gift of the Holy Ghost yesterday. After he got baptized he raised his hands in the air and shoutouted to joy to everyone there!! He is such a stud and I am so blessed to help him on the strait and narrow path back to our Heavenly Father!! We snatched a whole lot of pics so no worries there. ;) After that we had a lunch and then waited for the Nykøbing Elders baptism where JP from Peru and Kristine got baptized! That was the first baptism in that little branch in a while and TWO got baptized! So that was sick to see. Then after we celebrated by playing soccer with some missionaries and some members in the rain which was so fun!! Then it got too dark so we played some ping pong! Then on Sunday I got the privilege to give William the Holy Ghost! It was way cool I Never have done it before and I felt like i was in this spiritual bubble. We have a little squad going in Slagelse with a couple young adults and Will I Am!!!! We taught William the Restoration again on Friday before his baptism and it was a pretty dang spiritual lesson! This guy was so prepared. He is literary the definition of those who are looking for the truth but did not know where to find it! He was so prepared and is such a stud! He is definatly going to be a life long friend!! 

Other Friends

So I know the hype is all around William's baptism but we still taught some other bros this week as well! So on Tuesday we went on splits with the Tåstrup Elders and I went on splits with Elder Tank Erickson. We taught I in Korsør and it went way well! We talked about baptism and the Holy Ghost, a little about the apatasy, and child baptism. I asked if believed the Book of Mormon to be true and she said yes and I asked if Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and she said yes just like Abraham, Adam, and Moses! So I invited her to pray to see if Jesu Kristi Kirke af Sidste Dages Hellige is the same church Jesus Christ had when he was on the earth and a baptismal date will be coming this week! ;) And the other Elders taught and dropped M so I guess that is that for him... He did invite us for breakfast this Saturday to say bye to Elder Erickson because the scheme is he is peacing out but who knows! Then we took some pics in the ocean which was SO cold but Elder McBride who is going home in a week made us do it and act like it is summer so you are welcome for the pics mom! ;) We taught some other bros this week but I am too lazy to write about all of them haha BUT we ate at a member from Tahitti last Friday! Shout out to Jonathan! He made us some Tahittian street food and it was way clutch! I just asked him all about Tahitti and about missionary work there because he served there to get a little scoop in Jonathans mission. It sounds sweet haha and if you are wondering he met his Danish wife at BYU Hawaii! 


So we had FOUR baptisms in the zone this last weekend and that has never happened before! And we still have 10 friends on date in the zone which is so incredible! We had zone training last Wednesday in Roskilde which was pretty fire! It was on less active work and newly baptized work and we delegated a lot and it was way spiritual. Elder Erickson and I talked about the parables in Luke 15 of the lost sheep and the prodigal son and we had a couple missonaries share their testimonies of miracle reactivation stories! Then we gave the rest of our time to our dope mission leader to train us on the new key indicators and how to get someone on date! And it worked because two days later three people where put on date in the zone!! We are leading the mission by far and everyone around the mission is noticing. Elder Bennet told us that our schemes are working haha!! I hope Elder Erickson and I go another just because of the insane success we have seen together but who knows!!!! 

Yea that was the Gavnø castle in Næstved! And like i said my health is 100 percent! Didn't have to sleep extra once this week! And that is crazy another high school will be built! Do you know when it will be finished?? That is so SICK BYU beat Gonzaga!!! Haha now i can talk crap to Matthew!!! haha! ;) And it was a good run for sure for ML basketball and Zach attack! I bet they make it next year for sure! And that is peferfectly fine with the samler Infinite Atonement Book!! LOVE you guys so much!!!! 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Week #76 Slagelse

Faktisk Rimelig Nemlig....  That would be the three words for the week because that is all we say with Bishop and his family haha. Bishop told me that I should teach this American Danish to the new missionaries in the MTC so we will see ;) 

Slagelse Mobbing

So our homie W is getting baptized on Saturday and we are way pumped!! He is way pumped and the ward is way pumped so it is way good stuff!! We taught William this week on temples, family history and the priesthood and he is just taking it all in it is so awesome to be apart of his journey!! We played basketball with him on Wednesday and soccer with him on Saturday so he is doing great! I will definately take a bunch of pics at the baptism so it will be good! Other good stuff is we taught M and it went good. He has been reading a lot of the Book of Mormon and is at the end of 2 Nephi and is finding a lot of great scriptures so he is doing great! T is doing good he is coming to W baptism! We taught A again and she said her heart is too locked to pray to ask God if he is there... and she said she will never come to church and she said if she starts coming to church every week her friends would make fun of her... #danishculture We taught K and O finally and they are doing fine. They wont quit smoking because it helps them lose weight... And we took our boy F to Carls Jr. because he wa having problems with the girlfriend so we came in clutch there! 

So the Book of Mormon challenge is going alright I think... our zone is just teaching people so we dont have all the time in the world to find new people which is a good thing.That is crazy Gonzaga is still killing it! And that is dope we made it to state again! Well that is all i got this week love you guys!! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Week #75 Slagelse

Hej familie!! So Elder Erickson and I got hit with the plague or something this week because we were literrary sick for the WHOLE week... haha we had the flu and we went crazy but no worries we are alive again!! But i dont have too much to write about today ;)

The Struggle

Well shout out to having Vertigo for many moons ago so I know how to entertain myself just being in a missionary apartment for a long stretch of time! Our week consisted of sleeping, ranting on the strangest topics, eating kebabs and all other sorts of unhealthy food and sleeping some more. But on the positive side Elder Erickson and I had some pretty deep deep doctrine talks haha! Oh and we did against all odds manage to teach the home boy W!! He is doing fire as always!! We got kebabs with him on Wednesday because we needed to get out of our apartment! Then we taught him the Gospel of Jesus Christ and then he told us he found some anti doctrine but we destroyed that concern way quick! ;) It was just about the Book of Mormon and then I gave him the talk by Tad R. Callister the Book of Mormon Man made or God given which helped him even more!! And after District Meeting and more kebabs :) on Thursday he passed his baptisimal interview and then because we were sick and he was kind of sick we just went to his flat and watched Mormon messages for days! Oh and W went to Sweeden this last weekend for a YSA Valentines day festival! So we would say that is a pretty genious way of getting him tight with the members ;) And hopefully a mormon girlfriend out of it too... wait what!! haha! Oh and we also managed to eat home made pizza with another bro in the ward and got a lot of questionable marriage advice from the member, Elder Erickson and the sisters comnbined lol!! Oh and we had three friends in church inspite of being dead zombie fools all week!! YEET!!

Haha i probs wont be a ballroom dancer sorry to kill your dreams mom.... Oh and i forgot the zone has 11 bros on date which is nuts and more then half in the mission and at least half of them are getting dunked this transfer!! So sick everyone is way hyped and we promised the zone pastries if they can get five more on date by next zone training which is in 10 days! And the elders in Nykøbing have a bro who is getting baptized in two weeks and he grew up in Peru and then moved to Germany and we get to interview him for baptism on Saturday so shout out to you guys and your missions!! And of course i haven't got in trouble haha no worries about Elder Reed! I am an angel ;) The snow is almost gone and i am eating healthy so no worries! I love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Week #74 Slagelse

Hahahha!! I will get into the reason why i have a pastry smashed into my face in a little bit... But this week was yet again another fire week here in Slagelse!!


So we were so busy this week that we didn't even have time to stop by all of our friends that we have!! But I will dive in with W. So W is so fire!! He is such a stud!! We have never taught anyone more golden then him! So we taught him Monday night about prophets and started to help him gain a testimony of Thomas S. Monson. It was probably the best prophet lesson Elder Erickson and I have ever had! We were inspired to share Dare to Stand Alone talk by Thomas S Monson and it was exactly what W needed at the time! He really was alone because he couldn't party with his friends anymore or drink coffee with them so he was way pumped for that. Then we taught him on Friday about tithing and fasting. It was such a good lesson again and he said he was expecting to pay and that he already looked at his economy and can totally pay it without a doubt! Such a stud! And he even fasted with us on Sunday! And we played soccer with him on Saturday and then made my bbq pizza special and it gets better! On Sunday he bore his conversion story and told the ward he is getting baptized and some more members came up and bore their stories. It was an incredible sacrement meeting fore sure! All the members came up to him after and fellowshipped him real good ;) Then we taught M, or M taught us this week. We had him teach us about grace and it was pretty good. He used some Bible scriptures and even used 2 Nephi 25 23 so that was sweet! Then we taught T about the POS and he is actually progressing! He is actually listening to us and asking us great questions! That is a testimony to me to see the potential in others! We taught P from the Ivory Coast and she thinks we just worship the Book of Mormon so we gave her a chapter out of the Bible to read to switch things up a bit! We taught A out in Korsør a little from the POS and K who is a Christain Buddhist mix if that is possible.... haha it was a pretty chill week!!  

Zone Træning 

So we had zone traning this week in Roskilde which is right between Slagelse and Copenhagen. So the first part was the training from Elders Oaks, Bednar, Andersen and the others and the key indicator change and the schedule change. Then Elder Erickson and I got to give a Book of Mormon training because we are going to try to give out 2000 copies of teh Book of Mormon out as a mission. So we had a little role play where Elder Erickson stopped me and said hi do you want this pastry and then slammed it in my face hahahaha! Everyone loved it! Then he did it again and used energy and was outgoing and we related it to that when you give out the Book of Mormon you can't just slam it in ones face.. you have to bring energy and present it well! And the Zone is doing great! We have 8 friends on date which is incredible and it is just going awesome!! 

So that was my good friend Elder Nielsen with the bunny ears in the pic at MLC and know we didn't have our clothes like that on purpose for MLC... haha but for zone training we did because it just seemed like a brilliant idea haha! And that looks like so much snow!!! It actually is snowing right now for the first time in like three months lol! And like everyone texted us about the Superbowl... that is so crazy with that come back!! Good thing I will never miss a Superbowl again!! And that is crazy Gonzaga is ranked number 1!! Lets go! And the sisters were on a temple trip in Copenhagen and got my package!! Thanks so much! And thanks for your conversion story mom! That was amazing!!!!!! Love You!!