Kickin Cobblestones

So this week has been tough to get appointments with people. Right now is sommerferie so tons of people have been out of town. We have set up a crap load of appointments for this week so Things will hopefully pick up Again. This week we spent a ton of time contacting on the streets and knocking doors and stuff like that and we have found 5 new potential investigators so hopefully that turns into something. Right now we have basically 3 solid investigators. One is named Lars and he is baptist but seems to be pretty interested in getting his Family to learn more about our church and I think is really taking the lessons well. Then we have Sandra WHO is a brazilian woman WHO also seems to be interested. She came to church last sunday but we just have a hard time meeting with her so its been hard to teach her more. Finally we have Moisa WHO is from the Congo. He speaks like 4 different languages but cant speak Danish very good yet so we have been teaching him very slowly in English because he has a hard time understanding that too. But he is moving along very well and we are actually planning on inviting him to baptism today so wish us luck! But ya a lot of the Work we do is working with less actives and trying to get them reactivated. We are actually really close with 2 people and are also getting close to get them back to the temple.

I totally love the members in our branch though! They are just the sweetest old people ever! We actually have 2 eating appointments with a couple of them this week too which is a miracle cuz there are so few members that we dont get to eat with them that often. But ya, from what I hear their cooking is just fantasisk so Im pretty stoked about that.

Also one thing that is kinda weird here in Denmark. So they dont have air conditioning and even fans are extremely rare to come by. I dont know why people dont have those here because it is fetching hot and humid here in the summer. I am literally sweating every second of the day. Theres your random fact about Denmark.

But ya its been a pretty long grouling week of contacting. I'm basically convinced now that I will just flat out be exhausted all the time for the Next 2 years.

My mission pres and his wife are super nice. His wife is a way good Cook. Honestly I havent spent that much time with them though but we are going back to København (Copenhagen) this month for my 1 month interview so I should hopefully get to know him a Little more.

Me out in front of the Dom Kirke in Viborg
The view from the bell Tower of the Dom Kirke

So Viborg is probably like a 3-4 hour train ride from København. We havent been on the lakes or anything but Theres a less active we have that likes to fish so hopefully we'll get to go fishin with em. Money is working out fine so far but its really tight. Everything here is a flat out rip off! I also got my bike this week which has been way nice not having to take a bus everywhere now.

Ældste Jeremy Pike


Hey everybody! So I have survived my first week here in Denmark! I just have to say, Denmark is absolutely gorgeous!! I spent the first couple days with the mission president and his family along with the APs in Copenhagen. We didn't have like anytime to see any sites or anything but just walking around town was awesome. Its a very beautiful city.

So I am currently serving in a city called Viborg (Vee-bor) which is kind of in the middle of Jutland. This city is cool because it has like two lakes right in the middle of it and they are just beautiful. I still think all the old buildings and churches here are just so cool too. So our distrikt consists of the Skive Elders and then 4 missionaries in Randers. Its pretty cool because we get to travel to Randers for distrikt meeting and then travel to skive for church so we get so see a lot of places.

Speaking of church, our branch is just the sweetest thing ever. We have 13 active members and I'm pretty sure the youngest one is like 60. Also we had a visit from Denmark's area 70 come this week. He is from Sweden and so he spoke flat out Swedish, the members speak old people Jusk accent so ya, i literally didn't understand a word that was said. Super nice people though.

So here's a basic run down of my thoughts and experiences so far:
Again, Denmark is beautiful! Outside of a few big cities it is basically all farmland which I actually really like and think its really cool. Copenhagen is a beautiful city but one horrible thing about it is all the graffiti. The crap is everywhere! I'm not even talking about the good kind of graffiti that actually looks cool, this graffiti is SUX. It is soo ugly. I just dont get it either, if your gonna take the time to graffiti the side of a building, at LEAST make it look artsy! Most people here are actually pretty nice too. The thing I love also here is that everybody is pretty athletic. Everybody rides bikes and in fact, Copehagen is the second biggest bike city in the world behind Amsterdam. But ya, everybody is always out jogging and/or biking and even little old ladies have no problem riding a bike across town which is awesome. The saddest thing though is that everybody and their mothers brother smokes here. It is so sad. Like you'll be surprised at how many people I've seen already WHO are working out and smoking at the same time. Ironic, I know.

So my trainer is called Ældste Pitcher and he is from West Jordan. He has been out for like 11 months and is pretty cool. We have gotten along well so far so thats cool. The biggest surprise though is that none of the missionaries speak Danish with each other! Everybody just speaks English all the time and it shows because their Danish sucks. I mean, there are missionaries WHO have been out with for around a year and most of their Danish is awful but the ones WHO actually practiced SYL, man, night and day difference! Those WHO speak pretty good Danish you could tell they actually speak Danish with their companions and stuff. So my trainer actually has very bad Danish, so we made it a goal to SYL all the time with each other and we have actually done a really good job of that this week so hopefully I can start seeing the results of our work here pretty soon. While I'm ranting about the language, I'll just give an update on how its been for me. So I can usually speak and say what I want to say as long as its super basic but I can't understand a word of what people say which has been really frustrating but I know it will come with time so I'm just being patient and doing my best and hoping that it will work out.

And I almost forgot, THE PASTRIES. Oh my goodness they are DIVINE. Nothing in America even compares, I'm sorry. I mean  they are just the most unhealthy, most beautiful things you can feast your eyes on. My mouth is watering just thinking about em haha.

Anyway, I am so happy to hear that everything is still going well. I love you Guys and miss you tons!
Meget kærlighed,
Ældste Jeremy Pike

My District - Æ Call, Æ Howland, Æ Hafen, Æ Holbrook, Søs Hicks, Me, Æ Pitcher, and Æ Hicks. 
They are all awesome!!

A cemetery right next to my apartment