Thank you all for your love and support.
This last week, several exciting things happened in our area! So here is an update on --, she is a new investigator that I told you all about last week. We met with her Monday night and it was a miracle. She is the one that contacted us after we had talked to a former on the phone while going through the area book. It turns out there is more to the story :) So we were going through the area book and called a former investigator. He wasn't interested and so we said goodbye and hung up but then a minute later he called us back and ended up giving the phone to this woman, Irene. She asked about who we are wanted to meet! and so we got an appointment. Then on Monday night we brought a member with us and visited her. It turned out that this same exact day we called her friend she was having thoughts about coming back to church (christianity) and to go with that she told us about how her great grandfather's house flooded one time and the only thing that survived was his bible. She now has that bible and showed it to us. She then expressed to us how she wants to change her life and how she believes that God's hand was in us meeting her. It was amazing and a tender mercy. We taught her the restoration and she was determined to read the Book of Mormon. We were even texting her later in the week and she told us how she had gotten color pencils and that she was ready to begin. :)
On Tuesday, we met with a recent convert in the area. We also taught a former investigator we contacted, finally met with Sofie, and then ended the day knocking on doors! It had been weeks since we met with --. She is 100% sure yet on what she wants to do. She has 2 churches she is deciding between. Our lesson focused on the savior and the importance of prayer, scripture study and coming to church as we seek answers.
Another cool thing that happened this week was on Wednesday. Some students from the high-school in Bjørkelangen contacted us and wanted help on a presentation they were doing on mormons. They were there when we gave a presentation at their school and they thought mormonism sounded interesting so on Wednesday we went with a member, and answered their questions they had prepared for their presentation.
On Thursday, we visited -- to try back some potentials, and then we came back to Lillestrøm for weekly planning. After planning we worked in Lillestrøm to try back another former but he had moved. But as we were walking there we talked with this awesome person! she was at first super skeptic about who we were but after clarifying things she left with a better view of us.
On Friday, we had district meeting and then worked around the church for a little bit. We got in contact with one former who said we could come after new years. and then we went with the sisters to visit some members who live farther away for dinner.
oN Saturday, we had an open day and worked in Skedsmokorset, the area where the church is. We would go from former to former working in the different areas and finished the day talking to his awesome guy who was interested in meeting!
On Sunday, we had wonderful church meetings. The members here in Romerike are stellar. One thing that stood out to me was an invitation from one of the talks in sacrament meeting to take time for peace and reflection. It is so important that we take time to pray, think, and ponder over the scriptures in silence. Even if it is just 5 minutes where you can go to your room and close the door. We need time like this to grow spiritually.
I love you all. I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year. :)