October 26, 2015

This week has been a lot of fun. Køge is great! It is like a super old looking Danish city and is just way pretty. We still havent found an Apartment so we have been living with the other elders in Taastrup and just commuting there every day which takes about an hour. Me and Elder Thurman have been getting along really well. He is from Riverside California and is really into music.

I ended up getting sick this weekend which has been a total bummer and Im still trying to recover but other than that Things have been great. We go to church in Roskilde which is the biggest Ward in Denmark and its awesome!

But ya thats about it for this week. Have an awesome week!
Ældste Pike

P.S. the people are some members up in Frederikshavn (john Mutumbo, Tage , Thanus, og ´Hans Christian) then the Building is in Køge.

Crazy Week

Hey Guys! Im super glad to hear that it was an amazing week. Lindsey, Im super glad you got to get your patriarchal Blessing! Those are sooo awesome and I love reading mine.

This week has actually been pretty crazy. We spent like half the week out of our area working in Aalborg and Århus a lot. One crazy story from that though. So on Tuesday we were working in Aalborg and we literally contacted for like 9-10 hours straight... That in and of itself was pretty crappy but then me and Ældste Gardner didnt even find 1 person WHO was interested! Towards the end I was just like super mad at myself thinking like what on earth are we doing wrong?! Well as the night came to and end we still didnt find a single person. However, as we were getting close to the library where we were meeting up with all the other missionaries, an old lady walked around the corner carrying a chair and was totally having a tough time. So we offered our help and got two chairs and carried them up to the top floor where her Apartment was for her. She was super happy about it and basically long story short we taught the Whole first lesson, got her number and gave her a BOM and she is actually pretty positive so I was just thankful that our efforts werent wasted.

On thursday we had our zone training and it was awesome. President gave us live transfer calls and it was super exciting actually. Ældste Gardner will be staying in Frederikshavn (like we guessed) and he will be training another new elder himself! So that meant that I was moving (as we guessed) except it is pretty exciting. I am transferring to be with an Ældste Thurman and we are opening a Whole new area in Køge!! We dont have an Apartment Down there yet so until we get one we will be staying in with the elders in Høje Taastrup and commuting over an hour to get Down there. I also will get to be the Distrikt leader here so that will be fun. I am also getting a car for the first time on my mission which is also sick! (Also way Lucky because my bike got trashed and I just left it in Frederikshavn so ya). But ya right now we are just going to try to figure Things out but I am super stoaked and nervous at the same time but not to nervous cuz this is the lords Work so det skal nok gå. Its been fun though cuz all weekend Ive been hearing all about Køge and everybody is just so jealous that we are opening it up haha.

Anyway, thats about all for this week. Have another great week! Love you tons!
Ældste Pike

Zone Training - Learning How to Deal with Stress

October 12, 2015

Hey yall! Im glad to hear things have been going good. This week there isnt a ton of stuff to write about. Nothing to crazy going on other than just trying to contact a bunch of potentials we got this past week. 

One thing that was kinda out of the ordinary this week was we had a choir concert that our branch put on with the folkekirke so we had to sing in that. It was pretty good but I will just say that we were by far the youngest people there by like a good 40 years. The good news was though is they made like 50 cakes and expected all these old folk to eat all of it (which of course they didnt even get close) so we got like sooooo much cake to take home 8))) 

This week we will be on splits in Aalborg for like 3 days and then we find out about transfers so it should be exciting. Im sorry this email is way lame. I promise Ill start taking notes on interesting things that happen from now on. 

One neat thing I read this week though was in Jacob 2:8 where Jakob is chewing out all the men for cheating on their wives and stuff so this scripture is referring to the wives: 'And it supposeth me that they have come up hither to hear the pleasing word of God, yea the word which healeth the wounded soul.' I thought this was way sweet because all of the internal wounds we have can be healed though the word of God and the gospel. And just to strengthen Jakobs credibility here remember, Jakob was also a bit of a victim to persecution from Lamen and Lemuel and went through many trials with that in the wilderness and he is telling us that the word of God will heal our wounded souls. Way awesome! So ya there the spiritual though of the week! Have a great week! Love you tons!
Ældste Pike


Hey yall! Glad to hear it was a great conference weekend! I will just say that that was probably the best General Conference I have ever seen. Funny story with that though, so everybody in my distrikt had like a 'draft' pick of who we thought the new apostles would be and I totally won by totally guessing Ronald A Rasband and Gary E Stevenson right :O it was sick. haha But on a more serious note I will just say that my testimony of a living prophet and the apostles has never been stronger. I know that they are called of God to lead the church. 

Anyway, this week the biggest thing that happend was that all 8 missionaries from our distikt came up and blitzed our area. It was a huge help and a miracle too as we found 24 new potential investigators! So ya things have been a ton of fun and have been going well here this last week.

One of my favorite parts of Conference was when the new apostles got up to bear their testimonies. One thing that Ill just comment on today that struck me (there were just to many awesome things I cant write about all of them:) Gary E. Stevenson said dont focus on what we cant do but focus on what we can do. I thought that was awesome just because that is what I think a lot of times is that I cant do this or that or whatever and I end up really limiting myself from being great. When we just take a step back, start with the things we can do then God will qualify us to do things we never thought was possible.

Hope yall have an awesome week. I love you guys so much. and I pray for you guys everyday. Have a great week and vi ses next week!
Ældste Pike