Monday, September 8, 2014

A Special Witness of Christ

Sunday Evening Fireside at the Sederholms
 It's been another great week here in Ordrup!

We've found three new investigators this past week and had 3 investigators in church as well! We've been greatly blessed as we've been striving to do our part in the work.

But before all that...let's talk about Elder Bednar's visit to The Denmark Copenhagen Mission! There is no possible way I could describe to you everything that was learned or discussed, but basically we had three hours where he started by asking us questions, and the second half was us asking him any questions that we wanted. It was amazing. He is so amazing.

I played the prelude music, the hymns we sang, and the musical number. It was a compilation of some Primary Songs that the Sister Training Leaders sang to. It turned out really well! I also got to sit way close to him on the stand while I played, so that was pretty neat.
Traniing Sisters singing at Elder Bednar's Meeting 

Turns out that President Sederholm is very close with Elder Bednar. Elder Bednar moved into his stake, became Stake President, and called President Sederholm to be in the Stake Presidency. Basically, President Sederholm just knows everybody and is going to be a General Authority one day.

We had to leave right after it was finished so we didn't get to personally meet him or anything, but I did have a dialog with him as I answered one of his questions and he started asking me a bunch of other questions as well. Not going to lie, it was a little terrifying at first, but what an experience that I'll remember the rest of my life!

BTW, Iceland flew out to this conference so I got the package from Elder Daw! Thank you so much, you know I love fruit leather!

But here's a little bit about some of the investigators we found this week.

First is *M*. He's the brother of one of the members in our ward who has just gotten back from an extended visit to Randers. He's very believing and has been sitting in to our 15 min. lessons we've been teaching. I don't know how interested he is in changing right now, but hopefully these lessons will get him to start thinking.

The second one's name is *K*. Ældste Metcalf and I found him while knocking and I taught our first lesson with him on splits with Ældste Sakurada. He says that whenever he reads in scriptures or religious books he always gets this feeling of peace and happiness that he can't describe. We gave him a Book of Mormon and have another appointment this week to introduce the Restoration to him!

The last one is *P*. He is [a Ward member’s] little brother. He is 19 years old and hasn't really found a belief in anything yet. We met him for our first time a couple of weeks ago, but he came to church yesterday! He actually really seemed to enjoy it, so we hope that he'll be able to come in the future.

Ældste Metcalf and I have had great success as we've been striving to teach the 15 minute lessons to both investigators and members. We've had multiple very spiritual experiences with members as we've taught the Restoration to them, but I'm only going to share the latest one. We decided to stop by Helga and Hannah Nørrung in our ward Saturday Evening. As we shared the Restoration the Spirit came in so strongly. It actually only took 12 minutes altogether but we could all feel it. Right after, Helga thought of a person that he wanted to refer to us. It turns out that Ældste Metcalf met this very same person in Roskilde at the very beginning of his mission! So now they are going to invite him over for dinner and have us come as well and teach him the first lesson! It was a great miracle, and shows what happens as we strive to be obedient to the council we've been given.

Elders Ludlow and Wawro
So here's some sad news...Ældste Ludlow is heading back to the States tomorrow. He has been having liver problems and they decided that it's best that he goes back and gets inspected there because they can't find out what the problem is here. He is not getting released as a missionary though and hopefully he can come back before the transfer is through! He said he would love to meet you (actually, he's with me and Ældste Metcalf right now to spend his last P-Day) so maybe you can take him out to dinner or something.

Keep him in your prayers. We need him back in the field.

Elder Metcalf with Elder Wawro's Tube
To finish things off, I got a flat tire on my bike yesterday and had to walk home in the pouring rain. We tried to patch it this morning, but we found 5 different punctures in the tube! How does one get 5 punctures at the exact same time?! One of them was half an inch long! Needless to say, repairing the tube was a lost we won't be biking until I get a new tube! The fact that I got so many punctures at once was a miracle in of itself.

Love you all!

-Ældste Wawro