Monday, October 24, 2016

Week 70 (aka beginning of snow)

The pride of Norway is Grandiosa pizza, I love it so much - but it doesn't taste like pizza, it's just Grandiosa

This is snow - ha ha


From Mom: This photo was sent to us via text from the man on the right who had served in Norway 27 years ago


So yes, it snowed on Saturday. Hard to believe in the middle of October is when the end is near. Wow, I thought I would get until at least November, but that's ok. Got some new socks from my grandma and things are ready to go.

There is only one ward in Drammen, 6 missionaries in the ward and district.

On Saturday we helped some members with construction. First, it was so cold. I had a bunch of layers on and stuff which kept me warm but wearing Vans in the winter time when it's like -2 excluding wind chill - I had three pairs of socks on and my toes were still cold.

This week was actually pretty good. It was busy, but I can't think of all what happened every day. One cool thing is that we got to teach  little bit on Saturday. After doing some construction work, we took one of the youth with us to try a house we had previously been to where they told us to come back. They weren't home, but we had another potential family in the area and they let us right in and we had a great conversation. It was great and we were able to teach a natural first lesson. It felt like we were just old friends and the points and questions came up naturally instead of sitting them down and being like "okay, this is what we are talking about." We talked about issues and the current world and it all just meshed in so great. We were coming to the close of the lesson and Elder Briggs (who's way good at Norwegian) was talking about Joseph Smith and they were kind of like "ok, cool" but you could tell they were ready to move on with a different topic. But then the youth that we brought with us who is usually quiet, came in with just this awesome testimony about missionary work and preserving and how you can't blame God for everything and for the things that other people do and just happen. The couple we were teaching, just stopped and were blown away and it was way cool to see them just get kind of spiritually hit. Way cool!!! Hoping to get back this week and get them to church.

Other than that, not too much. Working really hard with Norwegian and trying and working with everything I got!!!

Hope you all have the best week!
J

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