May 17, 2016
Thanks for your love and support
Saturday was the start of the special holiday weekend here in Norway. Tuesday, may 17 is Norway's independence day. Everyone dresses up nicely into traditional suits and dresses called a Bunad. There will be several parades today. I'll be sure to take a lot of pictures. I don't know too much about it but all I know is that there is a lot of food and that it is a good time :)
This last week was awesome.
Because of shortage of time, I will just give some highlights of the week.
On Tuesday, we had normal district meeting. This time it was on Using time wisely, Chapter 8 in PMG. Time is a precious gift that God has given us. Often it is easy to think that 2 years is a really long time, a long time from home, from school, but really it is just a blink of the eye in an eternal perspective.It is a special and amazing opportunity where you can focus everything on the gospel.The goal now is to best figure out how we can use this precious time in our life most effectively. I have had some of the most enjoyful, rewarding experiences while serving in Norway. I love being a missionary, and I love this great work of the Lord. After that we went street contacting and taught Sandra. Then we visited ---, a member, with the sisters. It was Sister Larsen's last day in the mission.
We met with --- and had an awesome lesson on the Law of Chastity. He is going to invite his girlfriend to start meeting with us. We pray that she will be open because that will be key to his progression.
We were blessed this week with many new investigators. The first is a man named ---. We have met with him twice already. He is from Oslo, but has been here in Tromsø studying for the last 4 years. He will be moving down to Oslo in June where he can meet with the missionaries there.
The second is a tender mercy of the Lord. It is a family who are relatives to a recent convert family in the branch. They are from the Netherlands and have a strong belief in God. They have a young daughter around 8 years old and They have been to church the last two sundays. They are super fun. I'm very grateful to be here.
My thought for this week is centered on the Book of Mormon. It is essential that we study the Book of Mormon regularly. As we do so a new power will come into our life. Through prayerful study can we find answers to life's greatest questions. I know the Book of Mormon is true. It is the word of God.
I love you all.