Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Davs min venner: 9/5/2016

Davs min venner! How goes it? Hope ya'll have had a great week! Another one flown by over here in Denmark.

Shoot, I hit my year mark this week.....what the!?!? That's pretty crazy. Time has flown by (like I have said every week) I have reflected a lot on this past year and it's amazing to see how much I have grown in the gospel. I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to be out here on a mission. I wouldn't trade all that I have experienced for anything. It sure isn't easy but man it's worth it. Things have been going so good over here in Denmark though:)

So I just finished the Book of Mormon for another time and decided I really wanted to focus my studies on the life of Christ. I have never read the New Testament front to back so I started that in Danish the other day. Christ is such an amazing teacher. Just reading the first 7 chapters of Mathew had me like "Wow". Today I read "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." then the following verse "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (Mathew 6:33-34) I love those verses. If we truly have our priorities straight, if we truly have that end goal in sight, putting the Lord first, there needs to be no worries about the future. It will all work out! If we focus each day on doing our best, so will God pour out his blessings upon us. The Lord loves us and he knows what is best for us. If we put our lives in his hands it'll all work out:) The New Testament is pretty awesome.

So our mission President is back in Denmark now. All went well with his operation and we are happy to have him back.

Transfer calls are on September 17th, so I don't know what is going to happen to me until that day. 

Æ. Smith and I are continuing to work as hard as we can and we are seeing the rewards. Hope this finds you all happy and well! Thanks for all the love and support. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. Have en god uge!

Ældste Weese
Pictures from Sis. Stokholm

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Street Contacts and a Mini Mission: 8/29/2016

Hey everyone!! Hope ya'll are doing good. Sorry it's been a while since I have typed up one of these, but I have been so busy!! Hope this all finds you happy and well though.

Well this past week has been pretty great! Æ. Smith and I have been doing some great work! Had a great P-Day down in Slagelse with some other missionaries. They (yes they, not me included) did the Nougat Bit challenge. That is where you dump a whole box of nougat bits and a whole carton of milk in a bowl and see how fast you can eat it. Our district leader, Æ. Williams, kicked everyones butts. He finished in 12 minutes I think haha. Maybe I'll give it a shot next time. 

On Tuesday, we met this way nice lady on the street. She said she was in her 90's! Way nice, sat and talked with us about religion and how much the world truly needs it. It was a great conversation. She said she remembers the missionaries teaching her parents when she was a little girl. Talking to her made my day!

On Thursday we had District meeting (in slagelse) afterwhich, Nykøbing Falster Æ. came home with us and we were on splits Thursday and Friday. Did some great work with them. Taught a ton of street and doorstop lessons. Got a great amount of potentials from it. We kicked butt this week, like we hit our beds physically and mentaly exhausted last night! Missionary work is awesome:)

On Friday and Saturday we had "Mini Mission" where one of the youth in our ward went out with us to do some contacting and teaching! We had a great time with him. On Saturday they had this little zone conference like thing for the missionaries that went out with the youth. It was pretty cool!

So I got pulled over speeding... this is how it happened. I was driving on a road that is 80 kmh and I was going 110, not really paying attention to my speed. When about 400 meters ahead of me a dude in a yellow vest jumps out in the middle of the road, right in front of me, holding a sign that says stop. He danced around and directed me to pull over. It was a speed trap. There were 2 cops with a radar gun, waiting underneath a bridge. When they would catch people speeding they would jump into the middle of the road to stop them hahaha. Well I was expecting to get a HUGE ticket, but the officer returned and said there was a malfunction with his radar gun so they couldn't give me a ticket...WAHOO!!!! Blessings right there:) 

I'm loving life here in Denmark. I have experienced so much, impossible to write about it all. My testimony has grown so much and continues to grow. I am truly thankful for this church and the way it has changed my life for the better. I love you all, have a killer week!

Æ. Weese

Skype with members in Greenland: 8/22/2016

Hey you guys!! Thanks a ton for your emails. They really mean so much to me. I love reading them, seeing what you have been up to, and hearing your strong testimonies. It has been a huge help for me. So tusind tak!

Looks like ya'll have had a blast down in St. George! Anyone get sun burn't? I got the craziest missionary tan lines right now haha you should see my arms and collar line haha. Looks like a way fun time:) Too bad summer is winding down to an end:/

I had a great day yesterday. Æ. Smith and I were able to Skype with the 2 members on Greenland! It was such a great experience. They are way awesome people:) A pretty young couple. I gave a talk on Love and Charity and Æ. Smith talked about how to recognize the spirit! We skyped them at the Stockholms house then had dinner with the Stockholms right after! I love that family:) I taught the lesson in Gospel Principles yesterday as well. The topic was Honesty, and 25 minutes into the lesson I felt insanley inspired to bear testimony and talk about the 1st vision. So I switched gears completely and starting talking about that. Everyone probably wondered what in the world am I doing, but The Spirit was felt so strong!! It was a great experience that I can't really explain with words. One of the members had his non member girlfriend in the class and I knew she was feeling the spirit. I gave him a Book of Mormon that he could give to her after the class. Way cool experience:)

Other than that it's just been the same ol'. Lot's of Knocking and street contacting. We are working with a couple great people right now! We had zone conference this last week where there was a huge push on working with members. I have loved my time in Roskilde. The ward is great. Really supportive and strong members. It's most likely I will be leaving next transfer. So in like 3 weeks.

1 year from this day, I'm going to be on a plane heading home...Woah that's kind of scary! Yeah today is my 1 year till death mark! Crazy to think that I have been gone for almost a whole year! Words can't express all that I have learned and experienced on my mission. Stuff that I will never be able to forget and will contually have a huge influence on my life. I love my mission. I love this church. I love my Savior and am so thankful for all that He has done for me. I miss you guys. I think of you daily and have you all in my prayers! Have a great week:)

Æ. Weese