Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 26 - Arendal

Hey everyone!

Thanks for all your love and support! It was moves call on Sunday and I found out that I will be staying in Arendal however I will be getting a new companion. I will miss working with Elder Dial. He has been a great companion and we've done well together but it is time for him to go bless another area! My new companion is going to be Elder Hadley, he has been in the field almost a year and I'm excited to be with him! 

It was a great last week of the transfer. On Tuesday, I stayed down in Kristiansand after district meeting to go on splits with Elder Hall. He was in the same MTC group as me so it was fun to be with him. We also had a really successful day which was awesome. We were out on the street to contact people and the first guy we talked to turned out to be a christian college student interested in the book of mormon and so now the elders down there have contact with him. After that we were just walking around and 2 other college students stopped us and asked if we could be apart of a project they were doing and they interviewed us and asked questions about our beliefs and our experience in Norway. It was first official time I've been interviewed in Norway with a big camera and microphone. It was cool! After that we went and met with one of their investigators. And to finish out the day we were out banking and it was getting time to catch the bus but we had decided to do one more house and so we hurried and knocked on the last house and it was a woman who was interested in the book of Mormon and we gave her one! it always turns out to be the last house haha but it was sweet. 

On Wednesday, we spent the day in Grimstad finding. We went to the university and talked with people around there and also knocked on doors!

Thursday was a busy day. We met with our ward mission leader to finish some last minute plans for the baptism. Then we went with -- to a members house and had a lesson about the blessings of being a member and it turned into a small testimony meeting. Then we went to the Library and met with -- again, and then we visited Judy and had a lesson with her, and because -- lives right next to the beach where -- was baptized we spent some time to go scope it out and then we finishing knocking on some doors! 

On Friday, we went back to Grimstad to continue finding down there. I had to check into the city at the tax office and we finished some things with the baptism program. 

On Saturday, -- was baptized!!! It turned out to be a fabulous day! The sun came out right as she walked into the water. There were a lot of people at the baptism, including most of her family which was awesome. --, our investigator came and had a good time. We had another investigator that was planning on coming but she couldn't at the last minute. It was too bad. And on Sunday, she was confirmed by Elder Dial and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. It turned out to be a wonderful weekend. :)

As for some of our other investigators. -- had to cancel this week because of work. -- -- also canceled on us because she was sick and -- and -- come back from Fredrikstad today and we have an appointment with them on Thursday. So we should be meeting with all of them again this week. 

I'm excited this weekend for general conference! I love conference because it is a source of spiritual strength and direction in our life. I know that President Monson is a prophet. As we follow the counsel of the leaders of the church we will be safely guided through today's trials. 

Love you all!!

Eldste Witt

1 comment:

  1. It's been so fun to catch up! What a great missionary!