Monday, June 9, 2014

"Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen!"

Denmark Copenhagen Mission Leadership Council
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD!!! Thanks for everything you've done to help me get out here on my mission. I love you and hope you have a wonderful Father's Day next Sunday!

So my introduction in church was way funny. Again, everyone slaughters my name when they first meet me. When I was called to give my welcome testimony to the Ward, the Counselor was not even close to saying it right. He even added a couple Z's so it sounded like "varvzaed." How do you get that out of Wawro?? Haha!

So Elder Merril is my new companion (I'll attach a picture) and he's great. He only has this transfer and most of the next transfer left. He'll leave a week or two early so that he can begin school on time. He's from Fresno, California. We get along great!
 Ældste Merril while we waited out a storm in a forest!

So you asked about that Mission Leadership Council Meeting. It was way fun! We talked a lot about speaking Danish as a mission and what we needed to do to change the mission culture so that we speak the language more and become better teachers in Danish. And yes, there are two other people from my MTC group who were at the meeting. Ældste Ludlow and Søster Rogers. It was fun to see them again!

 Ældste Merril and I are in the NordSjælland Zone and we live in a little town called Ordrup. In fact, let me send you my address so if anyone wants to send me stuff, they'll know where to find me:

Ældste Christian Patrick Wawro
Henriettevej 9, 1, -3
2920 Charlottenlund

So please, feel free to send things to that address!

Here's a lowdown for the last week...

We met with Elijah this past week a couple times. The first time was this last Wednesday. We generally meet with him every Wednesday. Elijah is such a great new convert and just wants to know and do what's right. Even though there's a little bit of a language barrier because he comes from the Ivory Coast he still he pushing strong and learning.

Elijah also came with us to a lesson of a new investigator Ældste Merril and I found this past week. We were looking through some of our old knocking-books and found a few people that said we could come back. As we were stopping by all of these people, all of them said no except this one African woman. She told us we could come back on another day so we made a return appointment with her. When we and Elijah visited her, she wasn't home. We knocked on her door 3 or 4 times, but no answer. Luckily, right when we were leaving the apartment building, she walked up with her two kids! We then went in and taught and awesome lesson about the Restoration! She is super prepared and has a very strong faith in God and Christ. She agreed to come with us to church and even prayed at the end that she would be able to make it. Because our church building is pretty far away, she couldn't get there unless there was somebody to drive her, so we told her that we would get somebody to drive her there. Unfortunately, she called the next morning and said she would be out of town, but we have a return appointment with her and we'll get her to church this next Sunday!

Other than that, nothing too exciting has happened. We taught the Gospel Principles class in church about the Church of Christ today and the Sisters had two investigators there who seemed to really enjoy it. We stopped by a TON of people and none of them seemed to be home. I guess because it was pinseweekend [Pentecost Weekend] everyone was busy with other things.

Oh! We also had a giant splits with the Ward. We had all the missionaries around meet so we had a total of 10 missionaries and 10 members meet up and split off two by two to work just in our Ward. We had a lot of great experiences and got to meet with some less-actives. The Ward is great here, I love them already.

There's really not a lot to talk about this week. But remember I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week!


-Ældste Wawro