Monday, August 4, 2014


Well it has been another crazy week here in Sandvika.

We spent a lot of the week preparing for Elder Dyches who is coming on the 13th.  So we were in the office doing that in our spare time.  But we really got to be out and doing things in our area a lot of the days. So we had some miracles happen and some other cool stuff as a result of that.

Unfortunately though we had some bad stuff happen to.  On Wednesday we got a text from J saying that he was not interested in continuing meeting with us.  That was a huge bummer.  He just said that he found out that Church life was not for him.  He really wouldn't explain more than that.  We committed him to keep reading in the Book of Mormon though, so we hope to call him later this week and see what is going on.  We hope to get him back.

We also lost our date with C. He had a lot of work and was just hard to meet with. We still get to meet with him though.  So we are trying to set up a good lesson for later this week to get him moving.

That was the only bad stuff that happened though.  We had some huge miracles too!  We had a day pretty well planned for Wednesday and then things started falling apart around when J texted us.  But we just kept working and the Lord guided us to where we needed to be.  We were in the car and we just got a pretty clear picture of where we needed to go.  We had one previous referral that we never got in contact with and another tryback that was somewhat positive.  When we got to the area we said a prayer and went to contact the people. They let us in right away and we got to teach them.  It was a pretty good lesson and they invited us back to have dinner with them on Saturday.  It was such a cool experience to be guided by the Lord like that.  On the way back to the car we were able to line up a couple other appointments for later in the week and we suddenly had a lot going on again. 

Other than that, we had a super cool teach with JA.  We took President with us to teach him.  We talked about baptism and how we could prepare for it.  I don't think we said anything special or got any super crazy commitment out of him but we definitely had the spirit there.  And that made it such a good experience.  We are really trying to help him get to his baptismal date but he just struggles so much with self confidence.  So we need some even more powerful lessons up ahead.

We also got some random assignments through the week.  We had to drive a car to Halden one of the days.  So we took a train to Drammen and took their car and drove it under the Fjord in a massive tunnel and got it to Halden.  It was a beautiful drive.  Elder H and I just got to sit and talk the whole time. It was actually way sweet!  Halden was beautiful to.  To get there you drive down into a valley and then at the end of the valley there is a huge hill and on the top of the hill there is a giant fort!  That is where Halden is, on the side of the fort.  I wish I had taken pictures but I didn't have my camera.

After we left Halden we went to Oslo and did splits with Elder S and Elder C.  That was pretty sweet.  Elder C and I worked together all day. We got to do a lot of stuff, and just had a great day to be out and working and teaching.  I loved it!

So yep, there was a lot of just random stuff we did there but it was a sweet week.  We finished it off by going to Drammen for a baptism. Elder H had found and taught the man getting baptized.

Anyways, that is about it for me this past week!

Jeg elsker deg så mye!

Eldste Jones

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