Hope you are all having a great Memorial day! It was transfers last week so I said goodbye to Eldste Osguthorpe and said hello to Eldste Braunberger. Eldste Braunberger is from Central, Utah, Close to St. George. He is awesome. He is a talented musician and can play saxophone, the piano, and he sings. He has a youtube channel where he makes Electronic Music and he has up to 5 million views. Super cool. I feel very blessed to be where I am and doing what I'm doing. I'm grateful to Our Heavenly Father who continually lifts us With his hand as we turn to him. As it is said in Ether 12: 27.
27 And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.
I know that God has a plan for each one of us. He knows Our hearts, and desires. He knows us and sees Our potential. He knows what will bring you happiness and he also knows what will bring you pain and sorrow. As we align Our lives With the gospel, enter the strait and narrow path, and grab hold of the iron rod, we will be blessed.
We had a good week.
On Tuesday, my last day With Elder Osguthorpe, we visited with members. The ---s had us over for lunch, we visited ---, ---, and met With ---.
On Wednesday, we dropped off Elder O. early at the airport. Because I didn't have a Companion I spent the day With the ---s! We set up the Church for the District Conference, went shopping, and ate Food. At around 6:30, we picked up Our New missionaries at the Airport.
Thursday was great. After District Meeting we went contacting. We met this guy named ---. He was interested in the Book of Mormon and we were able to get an appointment With him. Later in the day, we had a neat experience while we were out knocking on doors. At one house a woman answered. We were talking about Jesus Christ and found that she had a strong faith in him. She recognizes Christ's love for us and the Peace that he offers. As we were talking she tells us that we are a sign from God. She had prayed earlier in the day for someone to stop by her house. She said she was praying for a different organization (a specific one, but not us) to come but after a while talking to us she felt we were an answer to her prayer. She broke into tears. We said a prayer With her before we left and it was a really Neat experience. I'm not sure where it will go but We'll be stopping by again soon. I'll keep you updated.
Friday, we did some contacting, met with --- and had a great Meeting With him. He is doing awesome. He has been to Church 5 weeks in a row probably. We also did some weekly planning
Saturday, we did some setting up for the District Conference. A member, who's name is ---, is a Professional Trumpet player and he is currently studying Music at the university, invited us to a concert he was conducting. This member dropped off the face of the earth and hasn't been to Church since I've gotten here so we decided to go support him and it also turned out to be really fun. It was a "concerto night" and wow were the soloists good. There was a Russian who played a Rachmaninoff song on the piano that was Incredible. That evening we had District Conference. There were about 60-70 members total in the Meeting . About 50 actually came to Tromsø and the rest met via skype. President and Sister Hill spoke in both the Saturday and Sunday session, same With the Stake Patriarch and his wife, and President Aabo, who is in the mission presidency. They had other speakers from the different branches through North Norway.
On Sunday, we had the Sunday session of Branch Conference. After that we had a big lunch With everyone and then every left and took their flights home. After that we went banking and met a cool man who gave us his number and said we could come back. Then we visited ---. Good News is that the Family we are teaching came to both sessions of the Conference. They are wonderful People. It is a blessing to have them coming to church and for them to be relatives to the ---. It all Works out so well. God has a plan for them.
It was a fabulous week. I sure love you all. Thanks for Your support and prayers. Have a great week!