It has been a week of quite a few events. The biggest would be the arriving of President and Sister Beckstrand and the departing of President and Sister Newell. It has been one of the greatest experiences to serve along and under the direction of the Newells. They have inspired us missionaries so much. It is sad to see them go, but we are excited to keep pressing forward with the new president and his wife. This Thursday we are having a meet and greet thing, where they will be coming to Göteborg, so that will be exciting.
This last week has been really good! It seems like we have been able to get a lot more lessons in, despite people being out of town. We had a cool experience this week as well. My comp and I were walking down the street along side an apartment building. As we were walking I approached an African lady named Catherine, and told her who we are and a little bit about our message. She was actually very interested and we have taught her two times already. When we met with her the first time, she shared with us that the day we contacted her on the street, she had a feeling that she needed to leave her apartment and go downstairs. She didn't know why, but she felt as if she needed to walk around outside. She said after, she knew it was God putting her in our place so we could meet her. It is amazing how people get put into our paths as missionaries. We just have to do our part and open our mouth! If I would have just kept walking without contacting her, we wouldn't be teaching this person who is so prepared. We are teaching both her and her son. They have lived in Sweden for over 10 years, but Catherine's brother lives in Africa and is actually a convert to the church. Her son, Calix, is 17 years old and is a really good boxer. He has won the Swedish boxing national championship for his age class apparently. It's been really good!
This Sunday was really good. We had 5 investigators in church total. We have been blessed for our hard work. I am still loving it here in Alingsås. It feels like it's more than an area to me, because how long I have been here. My apartment no longer feels like temporary living quarters, but it feels like home. I am so glad for the work I have been privileged to do here and the relationships I have gained with those I have been serving with.
Well, I love you all! Have a wonderful 4th of July!!