Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Mission

Friday, April 28, 2017

Week 36 - The Baird is Back

This week was great and flew by! It is so fun to be back with Sister Baird. Now all of a sudden we are back, and we both can speak Danish and know how to be a missionary.

 I am back to biking and it has been great! The weather is pretty nice, except for the random day the temperature dropped and snowed... luckily we were inside :) 
Our first day out working we packed a lunch and ate it outside of the beautiful Dom Kirke! That night we also 'dedicated our area' ( which means we just kind of talked about goals for this transfer and asked for Gods help in our work :), By the fjord at sunset, and it was really pretty!

Here is our little miracle story for the week. So, it starts off on Tuesday. We had prayed about where we should go knock doors, and we felt like we should go to this one particular street.  An appointment with a less active member ended up taking all our time that day, so we didn't end up knocking doors on that street. Then, a few days later we had finished knocking a different street and were on our way home. It was a nice sunny day, and we felt like maybe instead of going home to eat dinner just yet, we should go talk to people in the park. So, we did just that! Then, I saw this guy walking his dog and I decided I needed to talk to him. I awkwardly tried to start walking faster so we could cross paths. He ended up being willing to talk! We asked him what he thought the purpose of life was, and then we chatted for a while. He said he was interested in learning more, and gave us his number and address! Turns out, the street he lives on, IS THE EXACT STREET WE WERE GOING TO KNOCK A FEW DAYS EARLIER BUT COULDN'T!!?  Crazy.... the Lord definitely led us to him! #Secondchances

 So that was way cool. It is not super often that you find a Danish person who is willing to learn about God. They are pretty happy people who are content with their lives. I have thought a lot about that, and I feel like I came to a conclusion! 
Danish people really put their families’ first. They really put a lot of focus on family time and love.  This is pretty much everything the church tells us, in regards to families! I think because they are being obedient, God is blessing them! Maybe they don't realize that is comes from God... so then I guess that is where my job comes in :)  

In Mosiah 2:41, in The Book of Mormon it says, 

And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God.  For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness.  O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it. 

 But really, the Lord is bound to bless us when we obey him. He has commanded us to love and be kind to one another, and to put our families first, and love them and spend time with them. When we do these things, we are blessed and happy! 
Now, the catch is helping the Danes recognize these things come from God, and that is they accept and follow his gospel, they can enjoy the blessings of families for eternity. 

Love, Sister Jones

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