Monday, February 29, 2016

Power of Prayer:  2/29/2016

Hey everybody! Sorry it has been so long since I have written one of my weekly reports. Been pretty busy on my P-Days. Anywho, hope you are all doing well! Thanks for all the letters, emails, and packages you have sent me. They mean so much to me:)

Well right now I am starting my 4th transfer in the land and I am still in my first area, Sønderborg. I was somewhat excited to go somewhere else, but to be honest, I am happy to still be serving in Sønderborg. I absolutely love the branch I am serving in. The members are really the best people I have met! I love them so much and am so thankful for all they have done to help me. Next transfer date is April 4th.

The days are starting to get longer, the sun has been shining brighter, but it's still freezing cold! Can't believe that February is already over! It feels like New Years wasn't too long ago. Things were pretty slow at the beginning of the year, but they are starting to kick up now. We have (L) on baptismal date!! He will hopefully be baptized on the 19th of March. It would've been earlier but we have stake conference and a few other things during these next two weeks. He is awesome and I will tell you more about him in the future.

Thought I would share a quick story with you that happened a week or so ago. So I was up in Frederica on splits with my zone leaders. Æ. McDougall and I were out contacting when I stopped a women and starting talking to her about prayer. I was able to testify on prayer and that it works and then introduced her to The Book of Mormon. She said she knows someone who is Mormon, but doesn't know a lot about the Mormon faith. Before we departed, I asked her if we could say a prayer with her. I hadn't ever prayed with someone on the street before, but I was feeling strongly that we should. She said that would be fine and I said a prayer. I don't remember what I said, but I do remember feeling the spirit so strongly! After I closed the prayer, I looked up and she was crying. She said she really needed that and thanked me for that. Well we went our separate ways and about 2 hours later we got a call from a member in the Frederica ward. He was the member that she knew and he called us to tell us that after we met her, she immediately went to his house and told him about this experience. She told him that the night prior, she had prayed for the first time in a very long time. Praying for help and for a change in her life. She then said how when she saw us it was as if we were angels sent straight from heaven. That we were glowing and that when we spoke she felt Gods love for her. It was as if "they opened the gates of heaven for me".  I guess she then read Moroni's promise with her member friend and is wanting to meet with the missionaries again. I was so happy when I heard that! I'm so grateful that I was put in that situation to help her know that God heard her prayer.

Things have been great. I have had a lot of ups and downs on my mission but I know that I am growing because of them. Hope you all are doing well back home! I love and miss you all. Have a great week:)

Æ. Weese

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Fun at the Sculpture Park in Augustenborg 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Transfers and investigators:  2/22/2016

Hey Mom!! How's it going?! Yeah pretty crazy that it is almost March! So I got transfer calls on Saturday and....(Drum roll please)....for my 4th transfer I will be serving in Sønderborg!! Haha Oh well, I love the branch so much! So hopefully I don't get too sick of the area:) I can't believe I hit my 6 month mark in a little over 2 weeks! Time really has been flying by for me. 

Gosh everyone is growing like weeds!! I am going to be the same exact height when I get back sadly! That's crazy to hear that dad hasn't had a pop for 4 weeks!! He says he has lost 10 pounds too! That's way awesome:) That's too bad to hear that everyone has been sick though! Lucky you not catching it. 

Thank you so much for the packages you sent me! Those were awesome:) I'm wearing one of the sweaters you got me right now! Thanks for telling me about how to wash them cause I would've just thrown them into the wash then the dryer. Haha it's pretty hard taking care of myself without you around! Hey, least I know not to throw my suit in the wash! 

Sunday was really good for me. We actually had 5 investigators in Church!! 2 from Syria (They live in the refugee camp) 1 from Poland, 1 from Iran, and 1 from Denmark whom was born in Africa. None of them are really progressing and we still are struggling to get (L) baptized, but it was great to have them all in church! Translating for them was really hard, it was a zoo haha!

Really I have had such a bigger appreciation for The Plan of Salvation while I have been on my mission. It really is so amazing and I am so happy that I have the opportunity to share that message with others! Thank you so much for sending that scripture to me, that really means a lot. I know my mission is going to be really hard, but so worth it!! I am happy to be here:)

I love you and miss you so much mom! Thanks for being such a huge example to me:) I look up to you in so many ways! I hope you have a great week!

KEEP sending pictures!! I love seeing them:)

Æ. Weese

Graffiti and the DomKirke  i Ribe