On Tuesday afternoon we started making the long trip down to Copenhagen. We overnighted in Fredericia and then I picked up my old MTC Companion Elder Higby and we continued the rest of the trip the next morning. We had a great meeting with the assistants and president. I was way happy to have our 1 year meeting with President Sederholm right before he left (he leaves today). I learned a ton of things that I think will not only help me for my mission but for the rest of my life.
We also had the opportunity to go to the temple right after that. This was a big deal for me because I had a lot of questions and concerns that I wanted to figure out, one of which was actually gaining a testimony of the temple and temple work. I always heard people saying how much they love going to the temple and how they just love going to Copenhagen JUST to visit the temple. Personally I could think of a ton of other reasons to go to Copenhagen other than going to the temple and I just had an attitude of "whatever." However, I really wanted to gain a testimony of the temple before I returned home and so I went in with the desire to really gain a testimony of the temple. I had an incredible experience in the temple and all of my questions and concerns were answered! I can now say that I really believe that the temple is the house of God. Although I still dont have the strongest testimony of temples yet, I now have that foundation to build upon. The whole day Wednesday was just a life changing day for me :)
Finally Sunday was a lot of fun as well. We had branch conference and so there was a bunch of people from the stake there. I loved it cuz I got to see a bunch of members from Aalborg and even a couple from Odense! I also got to know a lot of the members better and it was great. We are trying this new thing where we meet with a couple members once a week to help us with the language. We are starting with a few members this week and Im way pumped! Im gonna be a danish speaking master haha!
This week we are going down to Århus to meet the new mission president so Im pretty stoked for that. Anyway, thats about all for this week. Have a great week yall!
ps. the first pic was fun because this weekend they had like a big festival where their was a bunch of people dressed up like pirates and stuff. They also had 3 way old ships in harbor and they all fired off their cannons on the last day. It was really cool to see. Just like old days here in Denmark. Also we went to the beach :)