Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Mission

Monday, November 7, 2016

Week 12 - Being a missionary is a cold job

Monday -
Last p day we went around Copenhagen. We just looked at shops but didn’t buy anything. Then we went to FHE with our investigator. That was fun! He clicked with people really fast, and we had a good time carving pumpkins! As a missionary, we PRAY so hard that the members talk to and are nice to our investigators, so please remember that! It literally can make or break our Sunday if the members befriend whoever we bring to church!

We had District meeting and we got to meet the two new elders in our district! Elder Zeigler is from Switzerland and he’s our new district leader. He’s really on top of things and speaks great Danish so he’s a great addition on the group! Elder Weese is from Brigham City! He is super nice and a great missionary too! Oh and guess what? His dad owns a bunch of Ford dealerships in Utah too!!! We totally clicked the first day when we talked about getting to drive dealership cars to school and stuff. We also visited a less active family this day, and they invited us to stay for dinner!, ` then Bishop told us later that was a miracle because they hadn’t invited missionaries into their home for a long time! We were totally inspired to go visit them!
Wednesday  -

We went to an older couple from the ward's house and did some service for them, and had lunch and shared a spiritual thought. It was really fun! We worked out in their garden, and helped gather apples from their tree! It was freezing outside, but then we got to go in and have a yummy Danish lunch! It was kind of like a veggie and hamburger stew thing, over noodles, with a roll, and some steamed cabbage I think.... then cake for dessert! It was yummy! 

Thursday - 
This was a very eventful day. We got chewed out by our investigators neighbors.  She told us that we were not allowed to go visit Peifang anymore and that Peifang didn’t want us to teach her any more.  (this lady was putting words into Peifang’s mouth and pressuring Peifang to tell us things she didn’t want too, but at the time we thought Peifang was actually was agreeing with this crazy lady). So pretty much we left thinking that Peifang’s neighbor convinced her that she shouldn’t see us anymore and that the other lady’s church was better and Peifang shouldn’t associate with us anymore.
We left pretty heartbroken.  Then we went back later and when Peifang was alone and she told us she does want to meet and keep coming to church, but her neighbors see us when we come over to her house, and then obviously they don’t like Mormons.  They have gone over to Peifang’s and told her a whole bunch of stuff to try to convince her that she needs to stop talking to us. So it’s a really sticky situation with that right now, and it’s really made it difficult to teach her. Satan is definitely working hard on her because she was supposed to get baptized a few weeks ago!

But we also had a really good lesson with David that day too. We showed him the restoration film and he really liked it! We told him to continue to pray about the Book of Mormon, and if Joseph Smith was a true prophet. He already has so much faith! He says, "I don’t know if I have an answer yet, but I know that it will come in the Lords time and I need to have patience!"  He also came to Stake Conference this weekend, and helped set up chairs for it too! We will continue to teach him, and invite him to baptism this next lesson!

We had Stake Conference this weekend and that was fun because we got to see some missionaries who are serving on Sjæland that we don’t normally see! It was also super stressful because we had an investigator who said she was coming, and only 5 minutes away, and we ended up waiting for her in the foyer for 1 hour! I was so frustrated, because we missed half of the speakers. And we had trouble with the translator thing with our other investigator David, so we had to move from the very back to a seat in the front so he could get a better signal. It’s definitely not an easy thing being a missionary. Just when you think you’re doing fine, something makes you stress out ha-ha. 

This week has been so cold. It has also rained a lot. On Saturday it rained all day, and it actually rains hard, not just a light mist.  We didn’t have any appointments, so we tried to contact all day. We were soaking wet and freezing cold, and didn’t teach a single lesson. We did contact a man who gave us his number but we are not sure if we will be able to have a lesson with him. I really need to buy water proof gloves; I thought my hands were going to fall off that day.

It snowed this morning too! Only for a few minutes though. We are heading into winter! I’m so cold. My eyes water whenever I ride my bike. I might need to buy a face mask too. 

We don’t have a p day today, so after emailing we are going back to work. BUT tomorrow is going to be our p day, and a member is going to drive us to Hillerød Slot! So I’m super excited. Cool pictures to come!
Have a great week everyone!
Soster Jones

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