Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tønsberg, Norway - 20th Week in Norway

Hope all of you had a great week. I sure love you all and am grateful for the prayers and support. I'm grateful for the knowledge I have of the Plan of Salvation. Families are important to God and to His plan for us. I'm grateful that families can be together forever. Sure love all of you!!

It was a good week here in Tønsberg. 

On Wednesday, we went to a tryback we had in this little town outside the city. He told us that he is home wednesday mornings and that we were welcome to come over. We went over and he invited us in!! Wooh! We went in and were able to answer a lot of questions he ahd and he said we could come over another time so that was exciting. The Branch president invited us to go with him and --- (another member) to a short organist concert in the Dome Kirke. It was beautiful organist music. We went street contacting and went to the ---s to practice a musical number we are going to perform at church. 

On Thursday, we went to --- and ---'s house. They are an older couple who are members. They don't make it to church because of health problems. We went to their house and did some service for them. We also visited ---. He is one of the nicest people I know. Every Sunday he makes sure he shakes every hand at church. We finished the night knocking on doors.

On Friday, we went to the Government building to check Elder Johnson into the city. We went contacting, and then went down to Sandefjord. We went to visit ---, the member we found out about from Elder Adams, but it was his brother's birthday. He then said he will be moving to Denmark in a couple days so we won't be able to visit him again. It was nice to say goodbye to him though. He is a really nice guy. We knocked on doors down in Sandefjord and had dinner with the ---.

On Saturday, we got an appoinment with a former investigator. We taught him about the plan of salvation and as we were finishing up he asked us if we could show him the restoration video also. He remembered the missionaries showed it to him a long time ago. So we showed him that also and it was awesome! Unfortunately he said he was busy during february and that we should contact him in march. After that we went street contacting and went to the town of Arnadal. We tried back a man named --- and he let us in! So we taught him about the plan of Salvation and had a nice conversation with him. 

On Sunday, we had church! I love church! The old bishop from the skien ward was called to be on the Stake Highcouncil. He is assigned over the Tønsberg branch so he came to our church. He taught a combined priesthood relief society lesson. It was on President Monson's talk about being an example of the believers. It was a fabulous lesson about a fabulous talk. President Monson explains that as we be an example in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity we will be a light that shines for others. The Savior is the ultimate examle of a light. He said, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

I recently read President Eyring's talk, "The Holy Ghost as your Companion". I found it to be very tender and inspiring. He shares many stories of His father. He tenderly compliments his father for his example. The Holy Ghost is one of God's great gifts to his children. It has the potential to be a constant companion for al who are worthy. He quotes George Q. Cannon, who urges us to make a constant quest for the spirit to be with us. He promised that, if we pursue that course, we will never lack for knowledge of truth, never be in doubt or darkness, and our faith will be strong, our joy full. 

I know the church is true. I know God is our loving Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. He is our savior and redeemer. He loves you and knows you! I hope all of you have a great week!

Love, Elder Witt

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