We received a transfer call this week and found out that I will be going to Linköping. Linköping is a small branch of about 12 active members and they meet in the bottom of an office building. I have heard they have some really awesome members and have already met a couple of them. I am excited to go there! I will be comps with Elder Aabo who is from Norway. All I know is he is a super funny guy, so I am excited to work with him. I will be living in another 4 man, but apparently this apartment is way bigger than the apartment I am living in now, which will be good because I am ready for some space!!!
I am really happy with the work I have done here in Hägersten. I can honestly say I left this place way stronger than when I found it. We had no investigators and honestly just nothing period when I got here. I remember thinking... oh boy, we are starting from scratch. And that is exactly what we did. The first transfer was knocking, knocking, and some more knocking. The second transfer here was knocking, and a LITTLE bit of teaching. The third transfer has been teaching, teaching, and teaching. HARD WORK PAYS OFF!! Not to mention all of the less actives we have been working with that are coming back. I also have to say it has been really hard to say goodbye to some of the people I have met. I have really gotten close to some people we have taught and it's hard to pass them on.
Let me tell you a little about what happened this week! We Began the week by teaching Mercy last Monday. We had an awesome lesson on the Plan of Salvation at our ward mission leader's house. I always love teaching that lesson.
We taught our last lesson to the Omohumens this week. We taught about the priesthood and missionary work. Their kids are so smart and give such good answers. They just get it. It was a cool lesson to teach because they have a bunch of potential missionaries!
We also taught Brenda and Camilla one last time. Those two people are so awesome!!! Their desire to find the truth and follow God is so sincere. I have found that when you are sincere with a worthy desire, that is when miracles happen and so many miracles have led these two people to the missionaries.
On Thursday one of the boys in the ward was baptized. All of the missionaries went and they asked us to share our testimonies. I talked about when I was baptized how much I felt the spirit after and how warm I felt. I testified that I feel that exact same spirit every day as a missionary.
We also taught Lamin one last time. He is one of the most sincere investigators I have met. God has a special plan for this guy. He is so willing to follow commitments and just tries to do what is right out of a will to follow God.
Last night we went and ate with Max and Santa for the last time as well (the couple from Latvia). They are always fun to go to, even though Max picks on the missionaries ;).
I want to end this email by saying one last thing. I do not know if I really made a lasting impact on these people, but one thing I am certain of is I learned so much from them. Their faith and sincerity to follow God is so strong. It amazes me. I love each person I have met here in Hägersten and cannot wait to see them again.
I love you all! Have a great week.