|Thomas Bøgelund Baptized!|
Hello! It was great to talk to you yesterday. Thanks for everything you do for me and know that I love you guys and really appreciate you all.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOM!! I love you!
This week has been a blessing for us.
First and foremost, Thomas Bøgelund got baptized! It was a great baptism and we were happy about how many people showed up even though there were a lot of other things the ward was involved in that day. The baptism and the confirmation both went great and we all are excited to have Thomas with us as the newest member of the ward. The home teachers have already talked to him and are going to go visit him this week. I am so grateful for the opportunity I've had to work with Thomas and to continue to help him after his baptism.
We met with J*** J***** a couple times this past week. J*** is the man in the wheelchair we knocked into the week before. He doesn't always need his wheelchair but he has a really bad leg. J*** is a spiritual giant though. He loves the Bible and his testimony of God and Jesus Christ is amazing. We taught him about the Book of Mormon and the restoration and he seems to accept everything we're teaching. He's also read in the Book of Mormon between visits and loved it. He's an older man, though, so he sometimes has a hard time remembering everything we've talked about and read. We'll definitely have to check for understanding the next time. But we invited him to baptism and he said yes, so hopefully we can get a date planned with him this next week!
I** is a man that I've just met for my first time last Friday. He comes from Nigeria and has strong faith. Ældste Mogensen met with him in February and had a great first lesson with him, but then he went to Nigeria for a month or so and we lost contact with him. We were able to call him and set up an appointment for this last week. We were thinking of who we could bring, and we both decided Isabella, the new convert, would be best. Turns out it was perfect! When I** opened the door they both laughed and said hi to each other. Turns out, I** comes from the church that Isabella went to before she became LDS! So that was great. During out lesson we focused on the Book of Mormon and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a powerful appointment. He has a lot of problems going on in his life right now, but we testified how baptism and receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost would be the best thing for him to do to help him with all of these big decisions he has going on in his life. He is very accepting of our message. We invited him to baptism and he gave a kind-of yes, when things start to slow down in his life. We'll continue to meet with him and see how it goes from there.
We had a previous investigator neither Ældste Mogensen or myself had met come to Thomas' baptism. I gave him a call this last week and he said he would come, but I guess we didn't really expect him to come. But he did! His name is F****** and he's from the Faroe Islands [a group of islands in the North Atlantic that are about 200 miles north of Scotland]. He believes in God and actually was really close to getting baptized. He had a date and everything. But then he went to a baptism which had a ton of people there and he saw how big of a thing it was and it freaked him out a little bit. But we're hoping we'll get him this time around! He seemed to really like the baptism and he loved socializing with all of the members. We have an appointment tonight with him so hopefully it turns out well!
After we finished skyping yesterday, the Bishop's wife asked me to sing some songs. She heard that I did some musical theater before my mission and she loves musical theater. So after we ate we got around the piano and played and sang Les Mis and Chess and a bunch of other songs as well. It was just like at home! That was way fun and I forgot how much I missed that.
|With Elder Strong at Super Lørdag [Super Saturday]|
That really was most everything for this week. Other than we got to help with Super Lørdag [Super Saturday]! It's a big youth activity they do for all the youth here in Denmark and they held it here in Odense. Way fun! I also got to hear "What Does the Fox Say?" for my first time. Ha!
Love you all!
|Chillin' at Super Lørdag|
Here is a poster for a party for asparagus and beer. Typisk Danmark [typical Denmark]. Always have to add alcohol to everything.