Saturday, August 6, 2016

Training and a Temple Trip:  8/1/2016

Hey everyone! Hope you all are doing great:) This past week has been a pretty good one! It started off with Æ. Smith and I going to the mission home for his 30 Day-in training. He was the only elder in his group and he came with 6 sister missionaries, so there were a ton of sister missionaries haha. The training went really well though. Learned a lot (as a missionary you find yourself continually learning, even when you think you got some things figured out) and got really motivated to incorporate what I learned into my area, Holbæk. 

We were able to go to the temple in Copenhagen! That was probably the highlight of my week! I love attending the temple. I wish I was able to go every week. The spirit is so strong there.  Just bares testimony to me how God's true church, in it's fullness, is on the earth today. I am so thankful that I am a part of it.

After church yesterday, we had fællesspisning (like a ward lunch) Æ. Smith and I baked about 150 chocolate cookies and they were gone before we knew it! The members loved them:) Danes get the trophy for pastries but no one can beat a solid, American chocolate-chip cookie:) We had a lot of people in church and I was able to talk to a lot of different members. I love the members here in the ward I serve in. Roskilde menighed is full of kind, friendly, out going people.

I've felt pretty blessed this week. The work here in Holbæk has been on a rise. Æ. Smith and I have seen the Lord's hand working miracles to those we serve.  It's sad to hear and see all the unrest in the middle east. We have a lot of rules we have to follow to while teaching the refugees, but I love every opportunity I get to share the Gospel with them from that part of the world. I truly miss those I worked with in Sønderborg. I find myself thinking of them often, I pray that everything works out for them.

The weather has cooled down a tiny bit, near the end of the week we had some really good sized rain storms. Still pretty warm when the sun is out though. Crazy humid!! The humidity is what kills me.

Hope all is well for everyone back home!! Have a great week:)

Ældste Weese

Splits and a Parking Ticket: 7/25/2016

Hey everyone!! Hope you all have had a great week. This one is going to be somewhat short cause of lack of time. 

Anywho, this past week had some good ups and downs! We had a fun P-Day in København with some other Ældste. When I got back to the train station, I was so fortunate to find a 750.00 dkk parking ticket on my windshield... So that put a damper on my day and my wallet. Had splits with Æ. from Nykøbing Falster. Splits is always a lot of fun! They came up to are area in Holbæk.

The weather has been so hot lately!! Holy crap, it's like mid 80,s with like 70 to 80 percent humidity. So that's been wrecking my shop! Holy cow, I think I have sweated nonstop this entire week!! Going to sleep is so hard cause of how hot it is. Denmark is BEAUTIFUL in the summer, but oh boy do I miss those winter temps.

So I got a way cool assignment from my mission president! A month from yesterday, we will be skyping with the 2 members that live in Greenland:) They have their own little sacrament meeting and Æ. Smith and I will be on standby on skype to give some talks:) I'm so excited for that!! Missionaries always talk about it but I totally can't wait for Greenland to open for missionary work!! Way excited to skype these members though:)

Other than that, not a whole lot new this week. Æ. Smith and I have been working hard knocking doors and contacting everyone we see. We know that through our obedience and diligence the Lord will send us to those honest and prepared to receive the gospel into their lives! I love my mission. I know this work is true!! What a blessing to have the Restored Gospel in our lives. I pray for jeres happiness and health! Have a great week:) Vi snakkes

Æ. Weese

Elder Weese has found a new love for soccer!