Monday, June 5, 2017

Week #91 Taastrup

Heyo fam! HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY MOM!!!! I am writing so early because it is a holiday here and all the libraries are closed so we got up at 5 30 and went to the office to write because we just don't want our parents to worry about us ;)

Taastrup Life

We have had a WAY busy week! So it started on Monday when we had an appoitment with Finn and Pernilla and we taught them about Moroni 10.. I think I wrote about it in my last letter! Then that night we had an eating appoitment 10 kms away and we didn't have travel money so we biked for like an hour to get there.... but it was worth it because we found a field of yellow flowers! Then Tuesday we did zone reports in the morning and called all the Elders in the zone! Then we taught the J Dub squad of Lisa and Hella in Taastrup. They are way nice. We danced around the bush in the beginning and then they showed us a scriprute in Pslams and then I accidently flipped to another scripture in the Bible that says ye are all gods, ye are children of the most high and kind of wrecked them that we have godly potential. Then we testified of the Book of Mormon and they had nothing to say... they threw out the verse that no man can be in the presence of God and live and we said we agree with that 100 percent. Joseph Smith had a vision just like Stephan in the Bible. Wrecked them again.. haha and we are meeting with them again and talking about the Restoration! Yeet! Then we schemed up a zone goal to go hand in hand with what Elder Andersen taught us and I have actually been scheming this since last transfer of Opening Your Mouth. That is something our mission needs to work better at and Elder Andersen has promised us that there are people in our areas who want to be baptized and they are not found yet! And we have been doing it, OYMing on trains and buses and we got 10 new potentials this week and had 0 time to find. Good stuff! The Lord is really bound when we do what he says because he commands us to open our mouths and promises us some specific blessings. That night we ate with the coolest member ever. He served in Poctella Idaho and we gooned and ate chili haha! Then Wednesday consisted of getting burned by Raul but that led to a miracle. We were going to buy food for the week when we see a lady from Africa walking by so of course we open our mouth and talk to her. Her name is Dorthy and she is from Ghana and she has never heard of our church before! So we taught her the Restoration on the street and she invited us over this week to teach her family who are Danish! How cool is that! And she took a Mormons Bog in English and in Danish! And said she will make us apple pie when we meet! blessings for sure. We taught Andreas the Word of Wisdom and he was already trying to live it the only hard ppart is the cultural side to it. For example at a party with his fam everyone would be drinking alchol and he said it is rude not to drink but we talked about prioritizing a commandment of the Lord then pleasing his fam. We moved is date back to the first of July and I am pretty sure he will make it! He reads from the Book of Mormon everyday and loves church! Then we taught Jan and Joyce. Jan got rebaptized by the good lad of Elder Fairbanks andd Joyce his wife is from the Phillipines and got baptized a couple years ago. Then Thursday we had our district meeting in Copenhagen where we presented the zone goal of keeping the unity going and changing the finding culture in the mission. So for the unity we have group texts that we send out whenever someone gets a miracle,a new investigator or they have an investigator they need extra prayers for. We have a zone prayer list that has worked MIRACLES. And we have a zone weekly email. SO that is way fun to do. And then with the changing the finding culture we read all the OYM scriptures in D and C and just emphasized that the Lord will always place people in our path we just have to open our mouths. Then we went to Slagelse and gave the goal presentation there. It was way good to see Elder Dibble and Bennet. Then we bounced on back and went to Taastrup got our things for MLC and went to MLC! We got kebab right when we got there! The O'Bryants are so awesome!!!! Then we played basketball with the squad. My team won ;) haha yeet! Then in the morning we had MLC and it was a way good MLC. I got the whole mission on board of opening your mouths and that will be trained on this week for zone conference. It was crazy that I am the oldest zone leader in terms of transfers! TIme flies! Then we bounced and we taught Mary Ann. We taught her the POS and pushed back her baptismal date to July 1st. She said the Book of Mormon is true and she understands that she needs to be baptized again and that it isnt a bad thing that she will be baptized again! So cool! Then Saturday we played soccer with the Gladsaxe squad and Andreas came! It was way fun! Then we presented the zone goal for the North Zealand district which went good and then had lunch with Elders Hager and Rodriguez. Then we taught David and Susanna. We gave Sussana a blessing and it was way powerful. They could both feel the spirit and we taught about the priesthood and how it was lost in teh apostasy and how Joseph Smith got it back by the laying on of hands. Really good lesson. Then Sunday we had church and Andreas came like I said! Then after we had coordinations meeting and we planned zone conference for tomorrow on OYM and overcoming our fears of talking with everyone and giving the zone some tools how to do it. But that was my week!!! Oh and speaking of OYM all the time, we took a train at 6 this morning and Elder Howe and I talked to people even though we were so tired! haha and we met some awesome people! Life is good!

It is so awesome to be with Elder Howe. We have a great time together and he is so good at Danish! And thanks for praying for my friends. If you could add in family Hansen that would be clutch! The exercises are going good and I will catch up on my sleep today! We are going to take a nap! The zone is doing great! We found the most investigators the zone has ever found last week! Dates we have 13 and 6 of them look like they are pretty solid and that is our zone goal. And if we get 6 baptims then by July 2017, we beat the total amount of baptisms Sjælland had last year! SO cool!!! Elder Hager is in Birkerød with Elder Rodriquez! We have splits with them this week! And that is sweet mom is teaching the Word of Wisdom! Here in DK it is jsut culture to smoke and drink. If you ask the young bros why they smoke they will say they have no idea.... But i have seen it hold people down and ruin lives and families and in that sense we are more free by keeping the Word of Wisdom. And Monique has dropped of the face of the earth.... and William is doing ight. He was supposed to come to church in Copenhagen yesterday but his alarm didn't go off. I will start thinking of things to write for my essays.. i will have more free time now after tomorrow with all the trainings being done. And thanks for the last part of the letter. I really love being a Zone Leader here on Sjælland. I have been here since the beginning of 2017 and it is way cool to see how the zone has unified together and have had so much success. I love you parents and remember to OYM as well!! ;)

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