Kjære alle sammen!
Thanks for your love and support! It was a little slower week. Either our investigators were sick or we haven't gotten contact with them since the holidays. But we still got a lot done and were able to find some new people for this coming week!
First exciting news is our investigator --. He is one that we met just before christmas where we knocked on his door and he let us in. We had an appointment with him this week but he got terribly sick and had to cancel. However in his same message he sent for canceling he set up another appointment for us so that was a good sign! and even better we followed up on his book of mormon reading and he has made it all the way to 2nd nephi now. We have an appoinment with him this wednesday and a member to come with us. We are looking forward to it! :)
The other exciting thing that happened is one day we were contacting people on the street and we met a woman from Africa. She had just barely arrived in Norway and would be visiting for a month. She showed interest in coming to church so we tried to get her phone number but she wasn't interested so we gave her a card and invited her. Then on Sunday morning we got a random phone call. It was her and she was wondering which bus to take to the church building. She came and had a really good time! :) tender mercy
On Wednesday, We went on splits with the APs. I was in Oslo. The missionary I was with is super good with the language and so I wanted to get some tips on language study so it was a good learning experience. We went street contacting, met with a less active, and an investigator who came to dinner at the young single adult center and institute.
On Saturday, One of the new converts here invited us to help do service for some of their friends. They lived way out in Kongsvinger which is close to the swedish border. It turned out to be really good. Some other members came too. Her friends are Dog mushers. They have 11 sled dogs. We helped build a gate, and moved a ton of dog houses. It turned out to be a really positive experience and we got to spend some time with the dogs :)
Those were some of the highlights of the week! We're optimistic that things will start to pick up more. We got 2 new potentials with appointments this coming week. As for a spiritual thought... I taught Elders quorum this week. It was the first lesson from the new book, the teachings of president hinckley. To start the lesson I posed a question for everyone to think about but before that I wanted to highlight some things. First, how blessed we are to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives. The gospel is simple. It teaches us our divine nature as childeren of heavenly parents. It provides us with solutions to lifes questions and problems. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, can we grow as we excerise faith, change as we sincerely repent, and press forward as we make and keep covenants with God through ordinances and by living gospel principles. The gospel is the ultimate and true source of peace and happiness in this life and in the life to come. Now with that said, we have the gospel today, BECAUSE of the restoration. It was restored to the prophet joseph smith. Now here is the question... If the restoration of the gospel never happened, where would you be in your life? I was asked this question in the mtc and it cause to me feel deep gratitude for the restoration of the gospel. I know that Jesus is our Savior and his gospel is true. It was restored to the earth.
Have a good week. love you!