Thursday, March 31, 2016

Gå Påske:  3/28/2016

Pictures for the week:  Members from Elder Weese's branch in Sønderborg and the beautiful scenery in Denmark.

Enjoying the Denmark sun on Pday, I hope Elder Gudmundson doesn't get a sunburn!!

Ironing is exhausting!!

Sunshine in Denmark:  3/21/2016

Pretty great week for me in Sønderborg! The sun has been shining bright so that always is a huge plus! The weather is starting to get a lot nicer:) Thanks for what you said at the beginning of your email. That really helps a lot:) Haha both you and dad have been using the Nike Slogan in your emails to me haha! Maybe I need to "Just Do It!"
Yeah so we have a washer and dryer in our place which is a HUGE plus! So our apartment is attached to a business and there is one more level above us where someone else lives. So it isn't a huge complex. Just a couple of rooms that the owner of the business we are attached to rents out. Yeah our neighbour is way friendly, we say "mojn" to each other just about everyday but that's about it haha. Daily life starts at 6:30am and ends at 10:30pm:) For Pday today we will finish emailing, buy some groceries, I might get a haircut, and we got to clean our apartment so we will probably do that today too. (L) has hit a wall so we are giving him a little bit of a break. He says it's not his mother anymore, he says he has received an answer from God that baptism is something he needs to do, he just hasn't received an answer from himself that it is we are trying to figure out what we can do to help.
Sounds like a really fun day with all of the family! It's crazy to see everybody growing! I am so short mom! I haven't grown an inch:/ That's funny what Cole said haha! I feel like a ton has changed back home! I know of a few more people I went to High School with that are now getting married!! Haha weird to think about! 
Jeez that's crazy to hear about Jordan's Cobra in the kitchen experience haha! Yeah I don't have to worry about that here in Denmark. Just our apartment is filled with spiders and I HATE it haha! 
Thanks for sending that package to me! I haven't got it yet, but I am really excited for it to come:) Transfer calls are two weeks from last Saturday! I am way excited for them, I really need something to change things up! I'm almost 100 percent positive that I won't be staying in Sønderborg! Spending time will the all the refugees:) They are great people! It's really sad to see the situation they are in and how they don't even know if they will be able to stay in Denmark or not. I have had a some great times with them!:)
Thanks again for your email and all that you say and do for me:) It truly means a lot mom! I miss and love you so much! I hope you have a great week:) Thanks for the PICTURES!!:)
Æ. Weese

Monday, March 14, 2016

Refugee Camp and Soccer:  3/14/2016

6 months down! Can you believe it? I sure can't haha. Time has been cruising by for me ever since I left on my mission. I didn't even realize it was my 6th month mark till later that night! I did burn a tie to celebrate!! I hope this finds you all happy and well:)

Well this past week has been pretty fun, not going to lie! We had stake conference Saturday and Sunday in Aarhus. Æ. Gudmundson and I were able to attend the Sunday session. It was really good! I am able to understand a lot more Danish so I have been getting a lot more out of the talks I hear. It was so awesome to see so many members though! I am so used to seeing the 30 in my branch that seeing so many more was really weird! It was great though. We were able to have our investigator, whom is working towards baptism, with us at stake conference. I believe he really enjoyed it as well.

Well we had some pretty fun times at the Refugee Camp this week! Our friend Mazlum invited us to come over and have dinner with all of his roommates. They made some way good tasting food! I had no clue what anyone was saying (It was all in Persian, Arabic, or Kurdish) But they all were so nice and so interested in our lives back in the U.S. We had a great night with them and they invited us to come back the next day to play Soccer. So the next day we came back and played soccer. It was crazy! They take the sport way seriously and they all were just yelling back and forth at each other. I asked Mazlum to translate for me but he said that they were just cussing back and forth at each other haha. After a pretty intense game of soccer, we tried to teach them American Football! Which was a circus! Haha they all were just picking up the ball, running around in circles, trying to throw it at each other. Once Æ. Gudmundson and I realized an organized game just wasn't going to work, we played Ultimate Football instead. It really was so much fun:) The weather was perfect too and I was finally able to get some sun! We are going to start making this a regular event since the weather is starting to get better!

Well my mission has been treating me great! It's been hard work but I love being a missionary. I love Denmark and the people here!! Hope you all are doing well. Have a great week:)

Æ. Weese