Monday, May 30, 2011

Life is okay:)

Well, let me tell you about the week. On Tuesday we taught a really
cool guy who is from Spain. He is half Jewish and half Catholic. It's
kinda funny how we met him cuz while we were out contacting on Karl
Johans Gate I stopped him and asked if he'd heard of the Book of
Mormon. He said out of all the religions and beliefs he liked the
"Mormons" the best. After we invited him to talk more he told us he
had actually been drinking and wasn't sure if it was appropriate to
talk about such spiritual things at that time. I was way surprised and
hadn't even noticed he was drunk. Anyway, we taught later and he said
he'd been praying for a way to come closer to Jesus Christ. Once we
finished teaching he turned to me on the way out and said, "Ya know, I
don't think it was a coincidence that we met." I'm excited to continue
teaching him :)

Thank you for all your support and encouragement. It could not have
come at a more better time :)


Elder Farrer

Monday, May 23, 2011

Oslo continues

Daniel's new address is below:

Eldste Daniel Farrer
Pilestredet Park 19 #401
0176 Oslo, Norway

I have not been received any encouraging emails for the past few weeks from Daniel. It turns out that he has been having some very discouraging times
with his health issues not being resolved.

He really needs our prayers!!!!!! And any emails or letters or cards of encouragement would be so appreciated!

Thanks so much!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Oslo is Good!

Dear All,

Concerning the work here in Oslo, there is a woman we met on the first day I got
to Oslo. Her name is Solange. We were on our way back to the apartment
to each lunch when I saw this lady walking towards us and I felt like
we should talk to her. She didn't have time then but was really
interested in hearing more about the Book of Mormon. Since that day
we've met with her a couple of times and just the other day we
happened to see her walking home from work. She told us that "...ever
since I met you guys I have just felt so happy and positive. I came
home from work last night at 11 o'clock and started reading from the
book you gave me (the Book of Mormon) until 12:30 am. Now today,
everything has been going so good. I feel like this new light is in my
life, even though I am going through a divorce as well. So since I
have met you guys things have been really good."

I have no doubt that we were meant to find her at the time we did. She
has two 4 year-old boys, works at a restaurant so has way crazy hours
and is going through a divorce. Heavenly Father definitely know's his
children and wants to help them. The Book of Mormon is a wonderful
source of feeling peace, joy and the spirit. And it's such a fantastic
message really! It being the "keystone" makes it the way we can know
the answer for ourselves. It's either all true or it's not right?



Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm moving to .... Oslo!

Dear All,

I'll be moving this coming Wednesday to Oslo. I don't think it is
coincidence that I'm moving back there. Anyway, I'm pretty happy to be going to Oslo for next transfer. My new
companion is Elder Stewart, who is a good guy. I served around him
quite often when I was in Arendal and I got to know him pretty well. I
am excited to move and quite a bit relieved at the same time. I'm
hoping for the best :)

When you mentioned that about how there's "never a dull moment around
here" it reminded me of when Elder Holland in the last general
conference quotes Harold B. Lee he said, "the gospel is 'to comfort
the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable." I thought it was kinda
funny and interesting how the Lord helps us to grow by "afflicting" us
with challenges and also comforts us when we've fallen lower then we
ever thought possible.