Monday, January 24, 2011

It's a great day to be alive!

Feast Upon
the Word

Study Time:)

The work is going well here. President Johansen came and did our
district meeting for us so it was really good! My district consists of
two other companionships. One in Tønsberg and one in Drammen. So we
had district meeting in Drammen this week. Afterward we had to run to
catch a train that actually turned out to be delayed for over an hour!
Apparently there was a problem with the train routes in Oslo so all
the lines coming our way were delayed. Finally it came and stopped two
or three cities before Skien. A woman's voice came on the speaker
system and said they weren't going any further due to the fact that
the train was already running way off schedule. Oh and they also said
they couldn't find any busses to take us the rest of the way so we
would just have to wait and they'd let us know in a bit. It was crazy.
Everyone was lined up waiting for a Taxi voucher so they could get
home. We finally got home a few hours later when I realized that
nobody ever asked us to show our tickets. Since we were running late
we didn't get the chance to buy a train ticket ahead of time so we'd
plan to buy it on the train but no one ever came. We got both a train
ride and a Taxi drive home all for free :)

Lately we've been doing a lot of different things. We got a really
cool referral last week from the Bishop. She actually was looking
online at some of the church websites and called the bishop to see if
we could come to tell her about the church. Unfortunately we haven't
been able to meet with her yet cuz we were supposed to on Friday but
our train was delayed.. We're meeting with her tomorrow and i'm pretty
excited about that.

Yesterday a former investigator to some other missionaries showed up
in church after sacrament meeting. She's from Poland and just got back
after a vacation during Christmas. We have been trying to meet with
her but she hasn't had time. Then suddenly she said she'd come to
church, it was awesome :) There weren't any investigator's being
taught before I got here so for the past few weeks we have been doing
alot of street contacting and asking people for referrals.

We had a really good teach with a woman named Solange. She was so
positive and open to reading in and praying about the Book of Mormon.
At the end she was kind of afraid to say the prayer and said she isn't
very good. Then she gave a really powerful, sincere prayer that
brought the Spirit even more :)

Another thing that you could say was a "tender mercy of the Lord" was
when I was on splits with Elder Tedrow in Tønsberg on Thursday. We had
about an hour to go out and talk to people on the street's that
morning. So Elder Tedrow and I talked about how many people we wanted
to get an appointment with. We both felt like three was how many the
Lord had prepared for us. It was cool cuz as we were on our way back
to the car we only had two people who were going to meet us another
day. We needed one more.. We talked to one more guy, and he was
interested. We met our goal and what was even more interesting was
that the three people who were interested had all been in the same
area when we spoke with them, just at different times. We had walked
down different roads, all over the city, but each one whom the Lord
had prepared for us had been in the same place. :)

It's been a really good week and I've learned a lot. I really enjoy
this work and getting to work with so many different people, it's such
a blessing :)

Elder Daniel

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