Monday, June 20, 2016

The Roskilde DomKirke:  6/20/2016

Hey Ya'll!! Happy Fathers Day to all you pa's out there! Hope all is going good back home. Been another adventurous week here in Denmark!!

Started it off with a pretty solid P-Day. I feel like P-Days go by way too fast though! Like we have P-Day from 10:30am til 6pm and by the time we are done emailing and buying groceries its already 3:00! That same day we drove down to Roskilde to stop by a less-active and also to have a killer dinner appointment with a member! This member has the strongest testimony of the Book of Mormon. During the middle of the dinner appointment he went and grabbed his copy, held it up in the air, and just began testifying how "this book is the most true book on the earth today..." for like 30 min. The spirit was SO strong! It was pretty cool to sit there and experience.

After that I hopped in a car with Æ. Carrol and drove over to Taastrup for splits! Splits was a lot of fun. Æ. Carrol is a great guy and we did some good work down in Køge. We ended splits with another dinner appointment with a member family (I love dinner appointments:) )

We just had a member in our ward return from his mission in Ireland. He was a killer missionary and has been going out with us to teach!

On Thursday we visited the Roskilde Domkirke. That place was SO SICK!! The chapel is HUGE and what's cool about it is that it is the burial grounds for tons of Danish royalty. Dating back to the 15th century (yah, we talking old old school!) It was such a cool place. I tried to take a bunch of pictures, but they don't do it justice. We were let in for free cause they saw that we were Christian missionaries, so that was pretty nice! We ran into a family from Draper Utah on our way there (Been running into a lot of people from Utah lately)

I'm right now in Slagelse (again on splits) I am loving my mission so much! Defineltly has not been easy, but I continue to learn and grow so much because of it. My testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is unshakable!

Hope you all have a great week:)

Æ. Weese

Monday, June 13, 2016

Electric Guitar and Playing the Organ:  6/13/2016

Another week just flying on by here in Denmark! Hope this finds ya'll healthy and happy:)

Did a lot this last week. Been on splits with Æ in Køge as well as splits with Æ in Slagelse. I was in only in Holbæk for the first couple days of last week. Æ. McBride and I have been getting dropped by new investigators left and right! A couple weeks ago, we had found a bunch of new investigators, but then they all dropped us....It always sucks when we get dropped right after the first lesson or before we even get to share a full lesson. If only everyone knew how important the message we bring truly is.

We had a guy come up to us on the street telling us he received åbenbaring (revelation) from God and the bible (1st Genesis) that the world is flat....He was totally normal, all there type of guy, but he truly believes the world is flat. So we had a really interesting 30 minute conversation about all of that. We asked him if he wanted to meet up some time and talk about what Mormons believed in he replied with "Well we can't even get passed 1st Genesis so probably not..." Haha!

I had a really great experience up in Køge. We were teaching a man who had serious back pain, that started around Easter and has never left. He has been "blessed" by baptist priests and visited healers, but nothing has helped. He then asked me to give him a blessing. I've only given a handleful of blessings on my mission and this was the first one in Danish. Nervously I said ok and gave him the blessing. I don't remember anything I said but it was a decently long blessing. Everyone in the room could feel the spirit so strongly. I have a huge testimony of the power of the priesthood and gift of tongues. Way awesome experience.

I played the organ for the first time ever and it was in church. That was crazy! It was way hard and I hadn't played some the of hymns before. I said a prayer, hoping that the members would still be able to feel the spirit as I played. It went extremely well:) So who knows, maybe I'll be the back up organ player from here on out:) The weather has been great. Doesn't get super hot but because of the humidity I sweat like CRAZY! It rains a lot here though. The sun rises at 4:00 am so I usually wake up pretty early, it sets around 10:00 pm, so the days are still pretty long! I have forgotten what it was like back home. The Danish has its ups and downs. Some days I feel really good about it. Other days not so much, but I'll continue to work on it. My studies have been so good lately. I really have enjoyed studying the gospel:) I have been learning so much more about my patriarchal blessing lately! I read it just about every other day.

Æ. McBride and I have been knocking doors like crazy, and we are going to continue it. Hopefully this week we will be led to someone ready to receive the Gospel into their lives. Jesu Kristi Kirke af Sidste Dages Hellige er sandt.

My testimony has grown so much out here and it continues to grow. I love the church and am so thankful to live in a time with the restored gospel on the earth today! I love and miss you guys. Thank you so much for your support, prayers, emails, it all means so much to me! My family is the best:) 

I love you all. Have a killer week!


Ældste Weese

P.S. Made an awesome video of me playing the Star Spangled Banner on a balcony in Slagelse on the electric guitar haha, that attracted some attention!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Temple trip and splits:  6/6/2016

Hey everybody!! Hope ya'll have had a great week. The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising here in Denmark. Because of the humidity, I have been sweating like CRAZY every day haha.

So this past week has been pretty great! Me and my companion, Æ. McBride, were able to attend the temple in Copenhagen last Thursday. I love going to the temple. It had been 8 months since I had last been and that was way too long for me! I feel extremely blessed to have a temple in my mission. I realized just how much I took temples back home for granted.

We had our zone leaders over from Slagelse for splits last Tuesday. We got a ton of work done that day! The missionary work is on a rise here in Holbæk. We have a few new investigators and a pretty decent size pool of possibles!

The ward members in Roskilde are awesome! We are invited over to eat with them about 3 times a week:) All of them have strong testimonies of the restored Gospel and their's truly strengthens mine!

Other than all that, it's business as usual out here! It's always hard for me to write home cause it's impossible to explain all the happens out here on a mission. It is INCREDIBLE how much I have learned and grown. 2 years is such a short time for how much is packed into it on a mission. I love being out here in Denmark:) Hope you all have a great week!

Æ. Weese