Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Oslo Norway Mission, Called to Serve

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 8 - Sandvika

Hey family!!

Thanks for your love and support. Time is flying by and I can't believe it is another Pday and that I am in the library writing letters again. It was a solid week. The sun was shining every day and we had some cool experiences finding, teaching and serving. Thank you for your prayers on my behalf.
On Tuesday, we had district meeting in the morning. It was on Accountability and key indicators. Then we took a train and bus to try a name that bishop gave us. It turned out that they had moved so that was good to find out. Then we knocked doors in the area but not many people would talk to us. However one woman, who was struggling, said she knew some members but she didn't feel up to talking so we gave her a card.
On Wednesday, the mission did a special finding day. It was "a selfie day" . The objective was to try to get as many selfies as possible with the hashtag "thebookofmormonoslo" and have the people post it on social media with us. It was to try to get our name out. We got a couple selfies and you might be able to find them on facebook. Wednesday night, the ward had a "mormon helping hands" service project. We went to a nearby beach and cleaned it up, picking up trash and debris.
Thursday was an awesome day! We met a man named -- on the street last week and had an appointment with him. He is a Jehovah's witness and had met with missionaries 30 years ago or so. He had some questions so we got an appointment. He brought a friend named --. He is young, newly converted to jehovah's witnesses and doesn't know much about us. We had a good lesson and gave them both book of mormons. All they are concerned with is physical evidence of the book of mormon and prophecies and like things.  But after that we went to the library for another appointment. It was a random guy that the AP's found in their phone and referred to us. He didn't show up but it probably was for the best, because as we were walking outside the library, a man called us over to chat. He is from Africa and turns out to be a potential in the phone. He was a nice guy so it was good to meet him. Then we saw another potential, --. She is from bolivia and has family that are members. She has been to church in bolivia before and to a temple open house I think. She keeps telling us that she will come to church but hasn't made it yet. It was cool to see her. Then we walked over the bridge and randomly talked to this guy who was waiting in line for a newly opened restaurant. We asked him about it and then he said are you guys the missionaries?? I know a member and I used to meet with you guys and read from the book of mormon. He was way cool and said he would start meeting again. Then we walked another 50 yards and a guy stopped us on the street and asked us if we are mormons. He is a school teacher at a nearby school teaching a class that talks about religions. He asked us questions. We ended up teaching him all the restoration and most of the plan of salvation for like 45 minutes. Then gave him all our supplies. He said he wants us to come and give a presentation. Then he gave us his number and we got an appointment with him this week. Then met a cool guy from France who talked to us for a bit. After that our landlords had us for dinner. They are way cool.
Friday, was also a good day. We were able to meet with a recent convert, do some planning for a mutual activity we are doing next week, and had a lesson in the evening. There was another random number in our phone that we called and they asked for an appointment. They invited us over. It was 3 women really interested in religion and had us for dinner and a lot of questions and they all took a book of mormon.
On Saturday, we did some service for the stake president here. They had a lot of stuff going on and asked us if we could help clean and polish their boat for the summer. It was cool. Never done anything like it. Then we played soccer with the ward and did some weekly planning.
Sunday, was good. Had a good day at church and knocked some doors and had dinner with the Robinsons.
Anyways lots of stuff happened and it was a great week. My thought this week is just my testimony of this Gospel. Life is full of ups and down and so I am grateful for my faith and to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. It is my foundation in life and gives me the peace, happiness, and hope that is sorely needed today. I have a testimony that God lives. He is our Father in Heaven. Jesus Christ is His son. He is our Savior and redeemer. The boy Joseph Smith did see God the father and Jesus Christ. He is the prophet of the restoration. The book of mormon is the word of God. These things are true and real.

Have a great week!
Elder Witt

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