This week I got a new companion! Søster Holbrook from Bountiful Utah. She came to Denmark the same time as me (just was not in my MTC group because she already spoke a little Danish.)
We had a fun time meeting all the new missionaries (fresh from the MTC) as they arrived to the mission office on Tuesday. They were very tired looking! We got to each take one of the 4 new sisters out and contact for the first time. They were all SO excited to go out and talk to real Danish people. I got to be with Søster Peterson. She did a great job and could understand some of what people said!
|Sister Hall just arrived from the MTC. Our moms were college roommates!|
After about 4 hours with the new missionaries and helping in the office, Søster Holbrook and I decided to grab a quick lunch before we went to a lesson. We went to Meny- Just a little grocery store down the street under the office and got a Pølser horn and sat outside to eat it. We looked off in the distance and saw 2 of the BRAND NEW missionaries off by themselves walking alone, each with nothing but a Book of Mormon in their hand. It was the sweetest thing!!!
There were around 17 missionaries in the office all waiting to get interviews with President. Some of the older missionaries had taken the new ones out, but they still had SO much time to kill before interviews were done. It just touched my heart that these two brand new Elders, who have NO idea what they are doing yet, let alone probably can’t understand anyone they talk to, off by themselves to go work! Go Greenie Fire!!!
Søster Lanham (my half trainee) gets to train a new missionary this transfer! So I get to be a step grandma! She got Søster Peterson.
Fun little miracle!- last time we went into Downtown Copenhagen to set up a table and give out books of Mormon, this guy from Macedonia comes up to the table and starts talking to us and takes a few pamphlets. We got his number and we met with him this last week and he is really interested! We have another appointment this week.
So there is a member in our ward named Miranda. She is from Utah, and played professional Volleyball here last year. She knows Søster Holbrook really well, so she wanted to play a joke on her when she showed up. I had to convince Søster Holbrook that Miranda had gone a little inactive and moved in with her boyfriend 'John'. Søster Holbrook got WAY sad, and actually started stressing out, because she really looks up to Miranda. Miranda totally played along and invited us over to meet him....We didn't let it go on for too long. We were “going to help Miranda and John paint their new place”. We show up and it is actually our investigators Ryan’s house, and then Miranda tells Søster Holbrook it was all a joke and we all laugh and cry together. In the end we realized it probably wasn’t the nicest joke to play, it was funny and we all laughed.
All of our investigators are doing well, and progressing! Frank comes to Church every week and we committed another investigator to baptism on Dec, 2nd. The work is going great!!!
Love, Sister Jones