Monday, November 17, 2014
Jeg vet ikkje...
Well, that whole emergency transfer thing happened this week. And it's been AMAZING. Had a great ending to Nordstrand and Ålesund has been off to a wonderful start! Here are some of the highlights of the week:
-Met with Svein, Didrik (POWERFUL), Elisabeth, and Tobias (he's back!!)
-Zone Leader Training
-"Friends Never Say Goodbye"
-Spiritual Thought: Potential
Svein is continuing to progress really well. His life really has brightened up a lot since we began meeting with him! It truly is be small and simple means that the Lord helps His children to recognize how they need the gospel in their lives.
Didrik's lesson was INCREDIBLE. We had a member named Karolina come with us and she was really nervous about it since it was her first lesson being with the missionaries. Before we went it, we said a prayer asking for peace and the guidance we needed in order to help Didrik understand why he needs the Book of Mormon. As we opened up, Didrik began by saying how he read the Bible sections we gave him but he still did not feel convinced that he needed to read the Book of Mormon. I am still not quite sure how this happened, but suddenly both Sister House and I asked him some bold questions. Didrik finally opened and told us the reason he is scared to read the Book of Mormon is because the Bible tells about all these horrible things that happens to our relationship wiht God if we embrace false doctrine. He loves God and does not know what he would do if he lost that precious relationship. We all bore POWERFUL testimony about how the Book of Mormon only brings us closer to God and that God wants him to read it. After that, it was like we were all hit by a spirit tidal wave. IT WAS SO STRONG. After a good ten minutes of just soaking it in, we asked if Didrik felt that. He said yes and that he's had a feeling like this before, but never so strong. This work truly is incomplete without the Spirit.
So this is REALLY awkward.... my time just dramatically cut down like A LOT so I have to end it here. But I just want you all to know that I love Ålesund and every day I grow to love this work more. No matter where you are, who you talk with, what you do, everything and everyone has INCREDIBLE potential. I haven't even been in Ålesund for a week but I can just feel this place is about to explode! I am so excited to see what the Lord will accomplish here.
I love you all and I hope you have a stupendous week!!