Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10 - Romerike

Hey everyone!

Thanks for your love and support! We woke up this morning to blue skies and sunshine. It had rained last night and so the air is fresh and the plants are growing and becoming more green. I love this time of year. 

It was a good week! I don't have too much news about investigators here in Romerike. We are just really struggling to find people to teach but we won't give up. We did have a cool experience while we were out though. There is a budhist man that we met in the city a couple weeks ago. We have occasionally seen him since then. He is really friendly and a good guy. one day we decided to try back this house and along the way in the neighborhood here comes this man so we stoped and talked to him for a bit. He told us that he talked to his girlfriend one day said that he met us in the city and then she went to the bookshelf and pulled out a book of mormon. He told us that he started reading a little. He also has told us that he likes learning about other religions and would come to church sometime. 
We had zone conference on Thursday in Oslo. It was AWESOME! Such a positive experience, and I'm so grateful I was able to be a part of it. In one of my earliest MTC devotionals, a speaker said something that kind of became a central idea for our presentation. He said, "Our attitude/feeling about church will affect how well we can create an environment where the Holy ghost will bear witness to the investigator the importance of Church attendance." So our hope and goal with the presentation was to help all of us leave with greater feelings and appreciation for church. Church is our "game day" as missionaries. We've got a lot of things happening, and a lot of things to think about. Investigators, unexpected talks or lessons, talking and building relationships with members. Whether it is game day for sports, or a perfomance day for something musical. . Those times can be stressful and but they also have the potential to be a highlight and boost, and good experience. So in the presentation, we reviewed the reasons we go to church and focused on the sacrament, using most of our ideas and discussion around the talk by sister esplin, "The sacrament- a renewal for the soul" I love the term renewal. WE all need to be renewed, we all need that refreshing and reboost to start the week. The sabbath day has the potential to be a day that revigorizes us if we so choose to let it do that. and at the very core is our attendance in sacrament meeting, worshiping God.  President Hill and Sister Hill also gave a presentation, and talked about working with youth and Young adults and shared some training they received. It was great. 

After that, the next highlight of the week was going on splits in Hamar. I was with Elder Hall. We are in the same MTC group and we've been in the same district for 8 transfers of our missions so for over a year haha. so we have been able to go on splits several times. We have a good laugh about that. In hamar, we had a solid day finding and got several potentials and had a lesson with an investigator up there who is working towards baptism.  It is exciting to see that progress. 

Moves is next week so I will find out what happens next monday. We also have a meeting with -- on tuesday.

Happy easter everyone. I hope you have a great week. I am grateful for our savior, Jesus Christ. I know he lived, suffered, died, and rose from the grave to fulfill the great plan of His father in heaven. He is the prince of peace. let us remember him this week and share his love!

Elder Witt

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