Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Friday, January 27, 2017

January 23 - Romerike

Hey everyone!

Thanks for your continual love and support! It was another good week! We had our zone leader training and also splits with the Hamar Elders. We were also able to find several more potential investigators so the work goes forward slowly but surely! 

On Tuesday, we had our zone conference. Elder Carver and I did a presentation on Finding, and how we can keep our fishing lines in the water always. Then a pair  of sisters did a presentation on the importance of members in Finding and working with members. Then after lunch, President and Sister Hill talked about starting our mornings off right. Then the APs, talked about studies specifically language study. So it was a lot of info but went really well. 

After the zone conference we had splits with the Hamar elders. I was with Elder Hall. We were in the same MTC group and it is funny because we have now been on splits together 4 times in all 4 of the zones. Once in Tromsø, Once in Tønsberg, once in Arendal, and once in Romerike. He is a good fun guy and hard worker. So on Wednesday for splits we  had language study with a member here and the sisters, and then we had a lesson with a former investigator. Unfortunately he was really set on his faith and ultimately wasn't interested. Later Wednesday, Elder Carver came back and we had our meeting with our ward mission leader. 

On Thursday, we did weekly planning and worked around the church trying formers, and knocking doors. 

So on Friday, we decided to fast to help us in our efforts to find people to teach and it turned out to be a big success. We picked 3 areas to visit and then went throughout the day talking to people along the way and trying inactives and formers. In one area we talked with a student who was interested in the meaning of life, and wow I love the plan of salvation so much! It answers the questions of the soul. We taught her about that and gave her a pamphlet and she said we could come back! Then in a different area and knocked on a door and a mom answered. We ended up talking to her on her door step for 30 to 40 minutes and gave her a book of mormon and we got a return appointment with her in a week. Solid day, a lot of fun finding people. 

Then on Saturday, we visited a members for lunch, and missed the bus we we knocked some doors in the area and it turned out to be a success and talked to this one Swedish woman for a good 30 minutes. She asked really good questions and once again the plan of salvation does the job! In the evening we tried some potentials by the church and while we were knocking doors one door referred us to a neighbor and so we went and knocked on her door and she was interested and so she told us to come back on Tuesdays so we will try her soon. 

On Sunday we had a great day at church. One of the less actives we are working with came so that was good. I also am going to be doing a musical number in Sacrament next week so I practiced a little piano.

But things are picking up and so it was a good week. I'm grateful to be here in Norway. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior. He is the way the truth and the light. He was chosen from the begining. Have a fabulous week! Love you all!

Elder Witt

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