Monday, August 12, 2013

And I will be moving too....wait for it...

Greetings from Århus! I am extremely depressed to tell you that this will be the last time you here those words...for I will be transferring this week. And the lucky place I'll be traveling to is...*drum roll please*...
Good ole' Randers. Funny enough, I was on splits with the District Leader in Randers the day before I found out! Lucky for me I get transferred to the closest area possible to Århus. It's even in the same district!

I really have mixed feelings about this, and unfortunately most of them are sad. I have come to really love the people here. I've loved the missionaries I've lived with. I'm also leaving right before the big ward baptismal date where three investigators are getting baptized! I really wanted to be there till the end to help our two investigators be ready for their baptismal date, but at least I'll be able to go to the baptism! I'm also very sad because one of the zone leaders I've been living with, Ældste Whitlock, is moving to Copenhagen because he's being made the new assistant! So we won't really see him at all anymore, he's on the opposite side of Denmark.

I am excited for Randers though. It's a great city and I've loved being there the few times I've gone. Actually, last time I was there I contacted a man and placed a Book of Mormon with him. Turns out he actually came to church this last Sunday! So now I'll be able to start teaching him too. I thought that was pretty cool. Also, my new companion, Ældste Petersen, came to Denmark the same day I did, so we are going to need a lot of help from Heavenly Father with our teaching and communicating in Danish! It's a little nerve-racking, but I suppose it all comes down to hard work and faith and He will take care of the rest!

This last week was pretty fun. We did a whole bunch of random activities. We played tennis with an investigator on Monday, went bowling for a Zone Activity on Thursday, and did some other random things! It was a way fun week.

As for our investigators, we had a great experience with that new investigator we picked up from Ms. Greenland. He was so excited to hear the Joseph Smith story. Honestly, I am so glad that that lesson is first because it is the lesson we get to teach the most and I love it even more every time we teach. We really are so blessed to be some of the few people who get to live in this last dispensation with the knowledge of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Anyway, we invited him to baptism and he said if he prays and finds out it's true he will be definitely be baptized!! Also, it's also a little bit more of a miracle how open he is because he's actually Muslim. We teach and talk to a lot of people who are Muslim here.
We also had a little bit of a miracle today. We were at an IKEA store and out of nowhere a random lady ran up to us and introduced herself. Turns out she is an inactive member who loves the missionaries and have been looking out for them since she moved to Denmark. She's lived all around the world but originally comes from Utah. She even served a mission in Argentina! So she invited us to her house and the missionaries here in Århus will be able to meet with her in the future! It was amazing how the Lord made us take the wrong bus so we had to walk a long ways to get to IKEA, made my missionary fund debit card not work so we needed to be held up in line while we received assistance, and then placed us exactly where we needed to be when we needed to be there so we could run into her. Being on a mission is awesome.
It's so great to about all of your experiences! I'm glad you had a good time at Girls Camp Casey. It is way cool Nathan gets to be a counselor [at the Utah Muscular Dystrophy Camp], and it sounds like Haley had an amazing time in New York! Oh, also thanks for all the songs Dad! I seriously love the Joseph Smith Musical and listen to it every day in the morning and evening! Last P-Day I actually created a playlist titled "The Life of Joseph Smith" and combined Rob Gardner’s Joseph Smith Musical and Brett Raymond’s The First Light. I also use Dave Tinney's version of A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief because I love his version. It is amazing how good Rob Gardner really is! Every time I hear his version of The Spirit of God, it's just amazing! Mom, you will have to tell Ethan Evans hi back for me! Oh, and tell me where Ben is going! I still don't know!! I'm glad you're watching the District. I had to watch different clips from it every day for training. I love it.
Sorry about not sending pictures last time, but I didn't really have any pictures to send...that's ok because I definitely am making it up this week! Remember that I love you all and am keeping you in my prayers!
Med Kærlighed,
Ældste Christian Patrick Wawro