Rollercoaster Ride

Hey yall!
So it was a pretty average week filled with ups and Downs. We did a lot of fun stuff this week but at the same time, we had a lot of investigators and less actives just take a turn for the worst. Seriously just as we started making Progress with them and take like 1 step forward - BAM!- 7 steps back. So ya were just trying to figure out how to help these people start progressing Again.

Aside from that we did have a distrikt activity on Thursday and we all got to go to the Mønsted Kalkagruber which is basically lime mines in a small town called Mønsted. So that was pretty fun to hang with everybody from our distrikt for a day. Then this weekend we had Stake conference (which our Whole stake is all of Jutland btw) so we got to travel to Århus on Saturday night for the first session and then to Silkeborg for the Sunday session. They had 2 area 70s there because they were releasing the old stake pres and getting a new presidency. It was actually a great stake conference and probably one of the few stake conferences I actually went to and stayed awake!

Oh also another thing that I found out that totally blew my mind and I think is worth sharing. You know during Christmas we have Jule Tide Carols? I always wondered "what the fetch does jule tide mean??" WELL apparently the way you say Christmas time in Danish is juletiden! Life Changing I know!!

Anyway, I hope you all continue to have an awesome week this week and that everything is going well.
This pic is our distrikt in front of the mine in Mønsted

Random pics in Silkeborg

My first baptismal Date!!

Hey yall!! Im totally stoked that Things are going great and yall are doing such fun stuff (at least my friends are. Fam, you need to do funner stuff). haha.

So this week was fetching long. The language has been killin me but im still improving a Little bit at a time. Actually I had this strange thought that when people said it will come that one day i would just wake up and it would come.... boy was that way off. Anyway, this week has been way good but just flippin exhausting.
So some big events from this week: We totally made a baptismal date with this guy named Kaj! Its planned for November 1st and Im pretty pumped about that! Also we have taught almost double the amount of lessons we usually teach this week which was great! Another cool thing is that we are going to start teaching English every saturday to a ton of Syrian Immigrants. We have met a ton of them here and they are just the nicest, most coolest people ever! Im a Little nervous though cuz English isnt exactly my strongest area but Itll be way fun!

Other than that its just kinda been the same old, riding bikes a gazillion miles woot woot!!

Het det godt!!

September 8

Hey yall, Im glad to hear Things have been going good so far back home and had good first weeks of school! Also thats great for Lindsey to start taking lessons from what sounds like an awesome teacher!

So this week we got to head Down to Copenhagen Again to meet with Elder Bednar!! Unfortunetaly we didnt get any opportunities to actually like shake his hand or anything but it was just amazing.  We got to see Elder Bednar in a Little bit more casual way and he was super awesome. Also I can easily say it was the most powerful meeting I have ever been to. I just learned so much amazing stuff and I have never felt the spirit so powerfully before! It was just a huge testimony to me that we really do have living prophets and apostles on the earth today and that the priesthood has really been restored to the earth Again.

So our Work has really started picking up the last couple weeks. we have found several more investigators. Actually, we are very close to setting up a baptismal date with one of our investigators named Michelle. She is so ready to be baptized, like seriously we just need to take her out to the fjord and dunk her right now haha.

Now for the questions:
I think Elder Bednar, Elder Hostrom from the seventy and this other British dude from the seventy are touring certain missions here in Europe and we were the first stop. Not really sure what the specific reason was for visiting us specifically. Maybe we just need the extra help.
den sorte brødre kirke

We usually teach around 10-12 lessons a week but the last couple weeks we have been planning around 18ish but a lot of them fall through.

Today we are planning on visiting den sorte brødre kirke (The Black Brothers church) here in Viborg. With a name like that its gotta be just awesome inside haha.

We dont eat a lot with members, only like around 2 times a month because we only have 13 members in our branch so ya... thats a bummer. However, Im thinking about getting a Danish Cook book so I can learn to make all the good stuff :)

Anyway, love you Guys tons and want to let you Guys know Im prayin for ya (I do a lot of that now). Vi ses på næste uge!

September 1, 2014

Hey Yall! So this week has been fairly average, nothing that exciting. We did have splits Again this week up in Skive and this time I got to go with Ældste Call and do some Work up in Struer which is kind of a cool Little town. Its right up against the fjord so there is a lot of pretty spots. Also I think I forgot to mention last week but I gave my first talk here in Danish and it went pretty good. It was funny though because everytime I had a hard time saying a Word or something all the members would just yell it up to me so that was entertaining. The last few days Ive been pretty sick though so trying to do our normal missionary Work and stuff has just been a nightmare the last few days. But Im starting to get a Little better now so it should be good. Also we have a mission conference this weekend and Elder Bednar is coming Down!! WOOT WOOT!! My main goal is to try to get a selfie with him and send it to yall haha. Hopefully its really good though, we totally had to give up soccer tickets for this so ya. Seriously it should be really good though, Im exctied! The last mission conference with Elder Texiera was way good. We are working really hard to apply what he taught us about making more lessons each week with investigators, finding new investigators, and recieving more baptismal commitments. President Sederholm has really stressed these points and has really made a point to change the culture of the mission. Actually a tangent about pres. Sederholm. So apparently the Denmark Mission was actually VERY apostate before President Sederholm came. Like seriously Ive heard horror stories. But as Pres. has changed the culture of the mission and as weve slowly weeded out all the trunky missionaries, we have seen the church in Denmark grow tremendously just in the last Little bit.

Anyway, this week should be a good week, hopefully that you Guys will continue to have an awesome week and I continue to pray for yall.

Vi Ses!
Ældste Jeremy Pike
Looking out the fjord in Struer