Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 15 - Sandvika

Hey Family!
It was a lot of fun seeing and talking to you guys. I'm sure grateful to be a part of this family. Thanks for your love and support!
There are some things we want to get done today so I'm going to keep it shorter and stick to the highlights!
A week ago we decided to start knocking doors near the Robinsons arpartment (the senior couple) and it has been a gold mine! We got invited in twice this last week and it was 2 houses on the same street. Doesn't happen to often so we were pumped. One was an older woman whose husband passed away 30 years ago and she shared with us her conversion story. She explained how it was a troubling time for her but she found peace in the bible and has been christian ever since. She is from scotland and really nice and invited us to come to an open bible study at her house on wednesdays. We are thinking of going some time. The second was a man from Iran who has lived in Norway for a while. He is not actively religious but believes there is only one truth and church and has read the bible, koran, but hasn't found anything. We taught him the restoration and are going to bring him a book of mormon in persian. He invited us back not this week but next week. That was exciting!
On Wednesday, us and the sisters in Asker put on a missionary evening activity for mutual. 7 youth from the ward came and it was a huge success. We played different games mimicing the life of missionary from finding alarm clocks blindfolded to shaving a baloon and running to catch a bus, to teaching fake investigators the restoration and have a "member dinner". I was impressed with the youth and there teaching abilities. Also had a testimony from a returned missionary in the ward of the blessings of missionary service.
The other main highlight would be mothers day. We had a wonderful day at church. I gave a talk on the restoration of the aaronic priesthood and we had dinner at the mission home. And then it was awesome skyping home.
I'm so grateful for this opportunity I have to serve as a missionary. I recently listened to a talk by President Eyring, "Waiting upon the Lord: the power of Heaven" and I was touched by his message. He quotes President Heber J. Grant "There is but one path of safety to the Latter-day Saints, and that is the path of duty. It is not testimony, it is not marvelous manifestations, it is not knowing that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, . . . it is not actually knowing that the Savior is the Redeemer, and that Joseph Smith was His prophet, that will save you and me, but it is the keeping of the commandments of God, the living the life of a Latter-day Saint."  President Eyring explains that path of duty is not easy but will require us to call down the power of heaven in our live. He then quotes Isaiah. " But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." As we trust in God, learn and do our duty in meekness and humility, we will experience the power of heaven in our life. The church is true!
Elder Witt

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