Hey everyone! Happy December. Tis the season to be jolly. Thanks for all your love and support. Here are some highlights of the week!
First is that we were able to hold a presentation at a local highschool. A member here who's calling is the church's public relations coordinator is awesome and she has gotten us several gigs at different highschools. This time however the presentation was 45 minutes instead of an hour and a half which we did last time so we had to cut it down and do some planning. It consisted of a short slide show where we gave some basic facts about the church and then we gave them a short and clear version of the life of Jesus Christ to the apostacy to the restoration of the gospel. Then we asked them Why is this important and what does it mean to us. and then we continued to give them a short outline of the plan of salvation and answered their questions using the plan. Once again the questions were good and I think it was a good experience for everyone. And now we got ideas on how we can improve it for next time. :)
Another thing that happened this week is that I was able to go back to my starting area on splits. It is weird to think that it had been over a year since I had lived there. But it was good to be back and brought back many sweet memories. While there we tried with some potentials that Elder Nelson and I knocked into and one showed interested in meeting in the future so that was exciting. We also had dinner at bishops house and so it was fun to see and be with the family.
Third is that this last sunday they had the annual Jul i Toner concert. It is a huge local christmas concert that members aroudn the oslo fjord create and organize. It is a great opportunity for members, families, neighbors to come and share the gospel with others through music. It was held at the Romerike church building so there were a lot of people here this week!
As for our investigators. We once again weren't able to meet with -- or --. -- canceled on us this week and -- was still under the weather. Then we had another investigator Hans randomly text us saying he would be in town and so he was planning on coming to Jul I toner but canceled last minute. It was a little disappointing but what can you do. For this upcoming week we have 2 new appointments with potentials that we are looking forward to so It is going to be a great week!
My spiritual thought/encouragement this week is to keep an eternal perspective. Much of the grief, hardache, doubts, and burdens we have can be eased as we slow down and look at our life with a greater perspective. We are first spiritual beings having a mortal experience on earth. In that mortal experience is oppositition. I believe when we remember who we are, Children of a loving and all knowing father in heaven, and why we are here, To experience mortal life, progress and be tested, then we find greater happiness and purpose in life. Our Heavenly Father has a plan and knows what will bring us happiness and success in our life. As we obey his plan we will gain understanding and peace. With this greater understanding we can develop the faith and hope to overcome our trials. And all of this is made possible and meaningful because of our Savior. :)
Have a great week!!! Love ya!