Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WEEK 35: Busy, Crazy, Kept Trying, Slowly but Surely, & Love; See this letter & Mosiah 2:41

Danish Word of the Week: Træt (TRAT) TIRED.

This was probably one of the busiest weeks of my whole mission. We had two splits, and two zone trainings, and a zone activity-all in one week. We were traveling all over the place. Søster Perkins and I are planning on taking a nap for our P-Day activity. Literally the first thing Søster Perkins said when we woke up this morning was, 'I can't wait to take a nap today.' haha and that is how you know you didn't get enough sleep the night before. :)

But even though it was a crazy week, it was a great one! A couple of highlights-we ran into one of our fomer investigators and he wants to meet again! He actually never stopped wanting to meet, but he lives with his brother in law and the brother in law was the one who told us never to come back. This investigator uses a walker or a wheelchair to get around, so he's pretty dependent on his brother in law getting him to where he needs to go-like church. But we offered to come pick him up and walk him to church, and he was like-I would love that! It was really exciting and a total miracle that we ran into him when his brother in law wasn't around. We could finally have an honest conversation with him! 

We got a referral this week from an Elder who used to serve in Horsens. He told us to go stop by this woman he taught one time while he was here a year ago. He remembered what street she lived on, but not her exact house number. He just knew that it was on the right side of the main road. He felt really strongly that we needed to go out there, so we did-and we just started knocking the street hoping that she would be behind one of the doors. It was a really nice neighborhood, and a lot of people were way less than happy to see us standing on their doorstep. But we kept trying. It was seriously one of the last doors we knocked (of course :) But we found her! She let us right in and we had an amazing lesson with her. Her mom is a less-active member and she herself has a great testimony of the church. She taught her kids to sing I Am a Child of God! The spirit was really strong the whole time, and she wants us to come back and start teaching her and her daughters. It was a huge miracle and a huge testimony builder.

Things are going slowly but surely. Me and Sister Perkins have been working really hard to change our area. There are a lot of things that need some doing over. It's a big job, but both of us are really motivated to change things up and we've been given some helpful tools to do it! And I love this city! The greatest motivator really is love. I think the greatest thing that I'm learning lately is how much I really love the gospel. The reason why I keep trying is because I know that no matter how many 'No's' we get, how many people we meet who aren't willing to change their lives-I still know that the message we have is true, and good, and will bring eternal happiness. I deeply believe that. I know this gospel is for everyone. It's not always comfortable or easy to live it, but the promised blessings are real! 

And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it. 
--Mosiah 2:41

I love you all so much! Have a fantastic week and take good care of each other! 

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