Monday we went to a Dyrehaven, or an “animal garden” and we got to go right up to deer and feed them carrots! Also, there was a small one that almost attacked my companion. That p day I felt like I was on my mission in Africa, because the Forrest we were in looked like a safari with big trees and giant fields.
That night we had a MAJOR miracle from the Lord. We were biking to a lesson with a new investigator, and we saw 3 men walking on the side walk. From behind, I assumed they were Muslim, and we were already late to our appointment, so I didn’t stop. BUT, before I knew it I slammed on by breaks because Søster Lanham decided to stop and talk to them. Turns out, they are from Argentina and Columbia, one of them has been taught by missionaries before, and they all do bible studies with the Jehovah witnesses!
They were more than happy to give us their number and meet with us. 3 new investigators! Then we went to our lesson, and it went pretty good! After our lesson we had about an hour left before we should go home. We decided to knock a few doors. The first door we talked to 2 brothers from Lithuania and taught them about the plan of salvation. They gladly took a pamphlet and we made a return appointment. 2 more investigators! SCORE! Next door we knocked on were 2 girls. One from Canada who is actually dating a Mormon back in Idaho, and a girl from the Netherlands. We had a great conversation about faith and the church with them! They invite us in and we chatted for a while, and they made an appointment for us to come back! (And they offered to make us dinner too :) 2 MORE investigators! Then it was time to go home, so we started biking. We were almost home, and again, we felt like we should stop and talk to 3 boys walking. We talked to them about what they believed in and a little bit about what we do as missionaries. We got their numbers, and made an appointment with them. That makes a total of 10 NEW INVESTIGATORS in less than 3 hours.... that’s a miracle from the Lord! I have never ever experienced that much success in even a week, let alone a P Day night.
When Elder Andersen came to visit our mission, he made us a promise that there were more people prepared to hear the gospel than we were finding. Well, he was right! The Lord must want us teaching right now, because that Monday night, we filled up all of 'week 3' of the transfer with lessons and appointments. #BLESSED
Because Monday we had so much success, Tuesday we got a little humbled. We had to bike to the church (about 15 min ride...) and once we left our house is started POURING rain. SO, we came into the church dripping and drenched. BUT, it was actually way fun. That is Denmark!
Wednesday the AP's Weese and Erikson came to Esbjerg to come do ’training’ for me as a trainer. That night we were supposed to catch a train to Vejle, but they were ALL canceled. Luckily the AP's were driving up to Aarhus anyways, so we were able to catch a ride with them. We stayed the night with the Sosters in Vejle because the next morning we had Zone conference in Aarhus.
Zone conference was awesome! This was a special one they do once a year with a talent show and sports. Sadly, nobody signed up for the show, so we just played ultimate Frisbee. It was still fun! Then we ate a yummy lunch, and had some training. Then, my comp had an interview with pres., and we didn't end up getting home that night until 1030! We were really exhausted, but it was a great day.
This past weekend was our Wards camping trip. Saturday night we went out to the camping site and got to have dinner with the ward, and get to know them a little better. We also had church out there on Sunday. It was so nice to have class out in the forest and just listen to the birds and enjoy nature while feeling the spirit and trying to understand the Danish ha-ha.
Sunday night ended with a Lesson with 3 of the new investigators (the Hispanics). Then one last miracle, 2 MORE investigators. Just 2 girls we stopped on our bikes on the way home. The Lord is seriously just pouring out success and yes on us right now. I am not sure why, but I am very grateful!Stayed tuned until next week to see what happens with all these new people!
Love, Soster Jones