Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark Mission

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Week 50 - Double Splits

This week was Crazy!!
Monday was pioneer day. That night we celebrated by making butter and pie. The pie.... well it didn’t turn out like a pie. But we made butter and got to celebrate our Danish ancestors :)
Tuesday we had a lesson with a new investigator Jens. He is an Old Danish man, and he was very accepting of our message! We came back 2 days later for another lesson and he now has a baptismal date! Yay!

That night we traveled to Amager (the little island right off of Copenhagen) for splits. We had a great next day working hard in their area!

Søster Funk is new to the land, so she had not yet tasted Kebab. So, we had to get her 'Kebaptized'.  So we had kebabs that night for dinner!
Kebab. ..not Danish at ALL. It's mostly immigrants who open these shops. It's pita bread with a bunch of lamb meat and some lettuce and fresh veggies and if you're lucky and then crème fraiche sauce, which is like a sour cream ranch stuff. It is typical European street food. Tastes super good, but not healthy at all! Ha-ha

 I was with Søster Dietch and we learned a lot together. The people over here were a lot more closed minded (and maybe a tad bit rude) than in my own area. So, we got a lot of rejection, but that meant we learned a lot! The last guy we talked to was a young man from Germany. We talked for 45 min on the street. We taught him about the restoration and plan of salvation and answered a bunch of his questions and literally testified our hearts out that we knew it was true. He was nice, but did not accept an invitation to learn more. Although we were sad, we walked away feeling like we fulfilled our purpose. Agency is a wonderful thing, but sometimes it can be frustrating. But as long as I am inviting people to come unto Christ, then I am fulfilling my purpose.

Thursday we had a really good district meeting. My notes looked a little like this:

·         Humility - desire - willingness/ repentance - baptism - Holy Ghost- Endure to the end (faith hope charity).

Really, you cannot start this whole process until you become humble. So, if you are looking to come closer to Christ, humility is a good place to start!  Also, way cool. The definition of endure to the end?  Look at 2 Nephi 32 and the last verse. Endure to the end means to have faith hope and charity! I guess it makes sense. Continue throughout your life with faith in Christ, and a hope that all will work out with a love of Christ in your heart and to all others!

The Gospel is really so simple the more you learn about it!

Thursday night to Friday we also had splits with the Søsters in Søborg! It was fun to talk to them because I served in that area, so I get to hear about the ward, and who they are teaching and stuff. Søster Landeen and I Celebrated our long finding day with a good old' classic Danish pastry. YUM!
Don't you wish you could take a bite of this?
Saturday we had a few lessons and spent the day planning and calling the new people we have met.

Sunday we had a great day at church! We expected 4 of our new friends to come, but sadly no one ended up coming.

Today for p day there was a mini transfer, so a few missionaries got moved around.  We got to have Søster Wilkerson with us while she waited for her new companion to come.

We went into Copenhagen, saw the Christus statue, went into a way cool old pretty church, and ate some Danish Smørrbrød! (One is fish on rye bread, the other is pork with red cabbage and pickles, both super traditional Danish food!)

Then we met up with some other missionaries at the beach and got ice cream, but it was so fun I forgot to take pics ;)

Really good week! Splits are super fun, but I have no time to write in my journal ha-ha.
Søster Jones

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