Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we just had normal days. Stuff in the morning and contacting and trying to visit less actives and find people! One investigator who has a baptismal date in a few weeks is named Tara. She’s from Boston but has lived here for a few years. We went to her house to help her set up for her son’s birthday party, and she also fed us dinner one night. She is super nice.
|Ready to go find people to teach|
Another investigator with a baptismal date is Peifang. She speaks Danish and Chinese. Except, she doesn't understand gospel words in Danish so she gets taught in Chinese, so I’ve had to learn Chinese (just kidding). Every Tuesday night we go teach her, but we set up Skype for her and 2 Elders from the California Arcadia mission who speak Chinese teach her. So that's pretty cool!
|My new bike|
On Thursday we had Zone training. Pres. and Sister O’ Bryant came up and we learned a lot from the Book of Mormon, and the history and also about how we are going to start speaking to each other in Danish more. And then we ate pastries and they were so good. Really like I can’t explain it but they just have SO much more flavor than any in America I’ve tried?
|What's my favorite food? Yes! Ice cream :)|
|Danish food is really good|
Today we were going to go sightseeing, but then it rained all morning., so we decided to play basketball and volleyball with people in the church. As of now it’s still cloudy but no rain, and I want to sight see SO bad. There are amazing things to see including castles all around this city.
I’m nervous that I won’t get to see everything, especially because every week its getting darker and darker earlier, and we only have from about 2:00-5:30 on p-days to do stuff, plus you have to add in travel time, so you have barley anytime if you want to go into Copenhagen. As we get closer to winter we have less day light. I really hope next p-day it's sunny skies, or at least no rain!
All last week was beautiful weather, and then the real Danish weather arrived. It’s now freezing cold and rainy. It’s weird, the sky will be grey, and it will rain/sprinkle all day, or it’s like half blue skies and half HUGE dark gray storm clouds, and then all the sudden it’s a torrential down pour. That’s happened once or twice out of nowhere. It’s like a Arizona storm. I didn't think Denmark had rain like that?
|I need a waterproof skirt...|
|Multi tasking at its finest|
|This is what happens when you bike in the rain|
The Liahona magazine is in everyone’s apartment, and people are starting to notice that I was in last year’s November issue. One of the AP's actually called me a few days ago and was like... “Søster Jones, I think I found you in the Liahona!" ha-ha
|My photo from last year|
Mission life is pretty good, has its ups and downs but all I can say is, it’s amazing how you can stop and talk to someone on the street and teach them something real quick, then you find yourself thinking about them all day, and hoping and praying they will accept your invitation to pray, or read the Book of Mormon! You start to love the people!
Some people are nice and willing to talk to us, other people see us walking towards them and dodge us or say no rudely and walk away. Most old people say no, but young people are willing to talk for a little bit. It's amazing being a missionary and I can't believe I'm in Denmark now! Please pray for us that we will find people to teach. See you next week!Love,