Monday, December 16, 2013

A Birthday and Hurricane

Hey family and friends,

- It was Sister Peterson's birthday on Tuesday. I decided to break the
rule about not getting up before your companion to surprise her. I
blew up glow stick balloons, decorated and waited outside the bedroom
door until her alarm went off... then I rushed in with the glowing
balloons (it was perfect since it was still dark outside) and sang our
favorite birthday song in Danish. Ha ha, it was WAY fun :)

We had a Christmas Zone Conference this week:
- Sister Peterson and I sang O Holy Night between training. We were
nervous. She sang alto and I sang soprano. The arrangement we have is
super high. The highest note was a high C, but I think it turned out
-We ate the traditional Danish Christmas meal which I have explained
in earlier emails :)
-President let us all watch a movie called Ephraim's Rescue as part of
the conference. It's about a pioneer trek. There is this part in it
when a girl and a guy kiss. It was really funny because as
missionaries, we don't watch movies that aren't missionary/church
related and don't date/kiss anyone so we can focus on our purpose
while here. You could just feel the room fill with the awkwardness all
40 of us felt, ha ha. But yeah, that was pretty funny.

- We met with Frely again. We had originally planned on talking about
the Restoration of the Gospel, but plans changed while we were there.
Sister Peterson opened up her scriptures and showed her a Picture of
her Family. That sparked the idea for me to pull out the one picture I
had of my family from my Grandma's baptism. I showed Frely and then we
started talking about following in the Savior's example (faith,
repentance, baptism, gift of the holy ghost and enduring to the end).
It was cool how it just led right into that.

- We had another lock-in this week. A hurricane was in the area, so
President told us we had to stay in the rest of the day. It was some
pretty crazy wind outside! We were talking to a lady the next day and
she said the storm blew her bike over while she was riding with her
kid in the back! Scary!

- We've killed 63 spiders in the Roskilde Apartment so far

Well, that's some of what went on this week...

Oh and this is a cute little clip about the true meaning of Christmas
that I wanted to share.

Love you all so much!

Søster Orgill
Soccer (as they say in the U.S.)

Beautiful sunrise at 8am
Accidently turned on the mixer when I set it down...

Toe warmers :) Thanks, Mom and Kim and Will!

Do Stockton and I look alike?

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Viking District... minus our district leader, Elder Hammond
The full district

The Domkirke

Making a wish on the 9 months left.

Chestnuts popping in my face.... haha :)

9 months

Stopping for Lunch / 9 months

Familier og venner,

Happy December!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. We got to
stop by the lighting of the Christmas tree here in Roskilde the other
day. It was so fun. They were selling churros, they had an elementary
school kid group singing Danish Christmas songs on a stage and an
orchestra all dressed in Santa like outfits. Oh and they have hung up
artificial trees and lights all over the shopping streets. We went
with Frely, the lady we ran into last week on the street whom had
given us directions before. She is so nice. She did end up reading the
chapter we had invited her to read and said it was like the bible.
We're meeting with her again this week.

We had a district activity last Wednesday and got to visit the Viking
Ship Museum (where they have pieced parts of 5 viking ships that were
found in the beach here). We got to learn about vikings and dress up
like them, too!

After that, we ate lunch at a bagel shop that's kinda set up like
Subway. It was just us 6 missionaries at the restaurant, so he asked
us lots of questions about what we believe. He is Muslim and thought
the Book of Mormon sounded interesting. We gave him one and invited him
to read Moroni 10. He said he would, we're going to go back sometime
to see what he thought.

Then, we visited the Domkirke. It was really cool! All the Kings and
Queens of Denmark are buried there. It's cool to see the influence of
many different centuries in the one building.

Sister Peterson and I have officially been out for 9 months. So, I
stuck with my molten lava cake tradition and we made a wish on our
last 9 months, how we want them to go :)

Hope all is well in the U.S. and that you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Love always,
Søster Orgill

P.S. Next week, we are going to Tivoli for p day so the email next

week may be very very short.