This week has been good. We are finding people like crazy and the work is finally starting to pick up. The hours of street contacting are paying off. This upcoming week we finally have quite a bit of lessons set up.
So earlier this week we were contacting people of the street. We ran into this lady named Maria, from Uganda, who became a member in Uganda, but has never been active since she has been in Sweden. We got her number and are meeting her tomorrow. It is cool to see the Lord to put these people in our paths. What is also interesting is that she is living with a bunch of non-members, so we are hoping we can teach them as well.
On Wednesday we went to institute to meet a new investigator who is moving into our ward. The sisters in Västerhaninge have been teaching him and he is now in our area. We ate dinner with the YSAs and then had a lesson. It is so nice having the YSA center here in downtown Stockholm. It is so easy getting investigators there and the spirit is always super strong.
On Thursday night we went to sports night in Gubbängen, with Idi and some of his friends. It is super cool... there are more non-members at sports night than members. It is an awesome fellow-shipping activity.
Later in the week we pulled out mom´s oatmeal, chocolate chip cookie recipe to deliver to a couple of less-active families/investigators. We delivered it to each of them, but NONE were home, so we left them all at their doorsteps. BUT one of them called us and LOVED them and she wants the recipe... so good job mom! Now we can go back and visit them.
So I spoke in church on Sunday. There wasn´t much time left, but I talked about applying the basic principles of the gospel and how it effects missionary work. When we follow the principles of the gospel, we have the Spirit with us, resulting in being able to be a light to others around us. Dad, I spoke about you and your co-worker in California and how you were able to be a light, and by the Spirit others were able to see your example at the workplace, resulting in this guy showing interest in the gospel. Guess what else... I also sang in sacrament meeting. They had all of the missionaries sing a musical number... it was good, but scary! My comp gave a 15 minute talk to!!! He has been out 3 weeks! He is an awesome missionary!
On Sunday after church we went to a family´s house in our ward for dinner named the Guerras. They are a couple from Peru, but their kids are raised in Sweden. They had a son pass away on his mission in the Provo, Utah mission a couple of years ago. They have another son on a mission right now in Spain. You have no idea how happy and optimistic these people are. They are such a good example to me of faith and love, even through trying times. Their desires to serve the Lord and to stay faithful are so obvious. I am so grateful to get to know them.
This ward is so strong. There are a lot of diligent members, who are serious about missionary work. I love it here!
Well, the work is moving. We have a lot of lessons set up with new investigators so it will be exciting to see what happens.
Well, I love each of you. Have a great week!
At institute with my trainer and my trainee!
Cool picture in Kungsträdgården.
They opened a dunkin donuts in downtown Stockholm... Yeahh buddy!!