Monday, February 13, 2017

Week 86



So our zone is literally from Ålesund to the top of Norway but those areas really only cover the cities. If we ever go on splits to any of those places or if they ever come to us then it has to be by plane, otherwise it would take an eternity and some of the places aren't even accessible by train. For example, next week we go to Alta and it will be a 6 hour trip including a layover in Oslo, so pretty interesting. We are teaching one man, but besides that lots of finding. Which is awesome because Elder Nelson and I get along really well and we are always laughing which makes it easy to talk to people.

The days are fine now, pretty light when we are out and the sun sets around 4:15pm, but just ok on the warmth - hopefully by March things jump up. It also helps being more north because then we have a lot more light in the summer than in the east or the south.

This week was pretty full...just really bad about giving you details...sorry.

Last Monday was awesome, though. There is a huge Sami festival in Trondheim going on and we were just walking around and I heard someone speaking Bergensk (dialect of someone that lives in Bergen, Norway) in the town square and because I have heard political talks in Norwegian to help with the language, I recognized the voice. It was the Prime Minister of Norway! Erna Solberg! Way cool. Then we decided to go to the special Sami mass that was happening at the giant Cathedral. It was super cool and we were singing Sami songs and we saw the King of Norway! We stood up and were like "oh, hey, there's the king". The mass was awesome with a lot of traditions and at the end all the dignitaries were walking out and we were standing waiting to go out, then Erna walked by again. Wow!

Where we live, it's an apartment building with another companionship - it's pretty big.

Something that wasn't so great - I packed a suitcase of stuff that I didn't need to take to Trondheim and I could leave in the mission home to save weight and space, so I gave it to the APs and they put it in their van. Then that day their van got broken into and my suitcase full of stuff was stolen! So that was kind of sad, they went to the police and filed a report but I don't think it will be found. Way lame, but life is unfair sometimes - BUT don't worry because I'm not down! Life is good and I'm smiling so you guys have an awesome week!!!

J

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