Monday, June 27, 2011

Oslo June 27, 2011

Dear All,

Thanks for giving me Emma's address. We'll head out there sometime
this week and see how it goes :)

On Monday we were able to teach this guy who is from Pakistan. This
guy has been very interested in meeting with us and even wanting to
take the Book of Mormon back to his home country to teach people more
about it :) His son died a few years ago so the spirit was way strong
when we taught him about the spirit world.

Tuesday we went and visited a referral we'd received from church
headquarters. It was this girl who had been on Mormon.org, chatting
with the missionaries there. She had also read a ton of stuff on
lds.org and had watched many videos. It was way cool to talk with her
and see how much she knew. She basically bore her testimony to us and
said that the only thing that would be holding her back from getting
baptized is she wasn't sure how well it would work since she's in a
wheelchair. She came to church and absolutely loved it! She has a
great testimony and is really a great person :) I'm excited for her to
get baptized even though I'll most likely be moved before she does.

We've also been doing a lot of street contacting to try and find more
people to teach. We had a street stand on Saturday which went pretty
well. It was like the one we did last year only in a different area of
the city. We had a big flag with Christ on it that was really cool :)
Oh it was kind of a bad choice of day though cuz the Oslo gay parade
came by, right in front of us, it was ridiculous. No joke it was like
sodom and gomorrah haha. It was a surprise though, I had no idea there
were so many gay people in Oslo..

After the street stand we went and had dinner with a less active
member and her non-member husband. She's American and he's Swedish.
They have the most interesting story of how they met haha.. They found
each other through playing Final Fantasy online (online video game).
They didn't go into much detail but I was pretty surprised :) It was
fun talking to an american too. We had banana splits for dessert which
was definitely a first in Norway.

This other lady came to church on Sunday cuz I had promised to give
her a Book of Mormon when she came. She actually "contacted" me on the
street and asked me a bunch of questions. I didn't have a book to give
her at that time so that's why I told her she could get one later. She
said she would like to come back next week and check things out more.
She was kind of skeptic but still interested.

So that's how my week went this week for the most part.

Love Daniel

Monday, June 6, 2011

Oslo















I started reading through the Pearl of Great Price a few days ago and
the book of Moses is really cool. In the very first chapter just after
Moses had been in the presence of God, Satan appears to him and says
"Moses, son of man, worship me." I love what Moses says in verse 13,
"Who art thou? For behold, I am a son of God, in the similitude of his
Only Begotten..." When Satan confronted him, Moses knew of which
divine nature and noble right he had. He being considered of similar
worth as the Savior, the Only Begotten Son. What incredible worth! As
I read that I felt a stronger feeling of how much we truly are worth
to our Father in Heaven. He loves us no matter what :)

I'm not sure what happened with our guy from Spain. I think he might
have gone on vacation to Spain cuz we haven't been able to reach him.
We taught another guy again this week though. He's from Nigeria and he
really liked the Plan of Salvation. It was funny cuz after everything
new we said that he hadn't heard about before he would say "What?
Where is that in the Bible? Show it to me." Haha it was fun to teach
him. My comp is way good at remembering where everything is in the
scriptures so that was nice. I can remember what the scriptures say
but I don't remember the references like he does so we make a good
team :)

Thank you for sharing the story from Bishop Barton's testimony with
me. I think it's true, the trials we receive are opportunities to come
closer to Heavenly Father even though it can be difficult to
understand that that's why we receive many trials.