Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Training, Transfers, and Service Projects

I just got transfer calls. I'm going to Slagelse and will be companions with Søster Vige who is from Norway. So next week I will be emailing from Slagelse!

Love you all!

Søster Orgill

Familier og Venner,

The man we met again at 8:57pm last week? His name is Peter. He is great! We met with him and he told us he had many questions. He asked us if we worshipped Joseph Smith. We told him that we didn't. We are grateful for Joseph Smith and honor him for all he did, but we do not worship him. We pray to our Heavenly Father through the name of the Savior. He next told us he had a question about temples, what they are used for and why are they important, but he told us we could answer it after our lesson. He said it all made sense. We are meeting with him again this Saturday.

Our 4th of July:
We had zone training in Roskilde. Our opening song was the Star Spangled Banner. We had no lyric sheet though... poor Sister Vige (from Norway) and the guest speakers... Then, we headed to a service project for a man who lives at the very border of our boundary and Roskilde's. He is moving to Arizona and needs help getting his house ready to sell (painting, tiling, removing weeds and rocks from the garden, etc). Sister Packard and I spent 4 and 1/2 hours working on the garden/yard area and were only able to complete a little strip of it while another set of missionaries painted and another set helped him move things. After we finished, him and his neighbors (who are members) barbequed some meat and we ate a delicious dinner. To finish off? Ice cream and some sparklers and a couple old fireworks.

We got a ride to the train station, took an S train to Husum, and watched our bus drive away as we were running to the bus stop. We realized we were going to have to walk home. As we approached our street, it was pretty late. I was starting to get nervous because there are always a much of drunk people at the corner of the street. I started getting really paranoid that something might happen to us. I asked Sister Packard if we could say a prayer. I prayed telling Heavenly Father that I was sorry we were out after curfew, but that we missed our bus and asked if He could protect us as we continued to walk home. After I said, "amen," I immediately felt at Peace and I was not scared at all. We made it home safely!

Other Things that happened this week:

-A less active member asked us to make her dinner. We did and her friend from The Netherlands was there. We got to talk to him about the church.
-We had media training at zone training and practiced answering tough questions (a follow up to last year's training
-The Rolling Stones came to Roskilde, therefore the trains we packed with people and their cases of beer so they could see them.
-We got to a train station and waited for our train... no one else was there... our train never came... we are really confused as to why. Luckily, the elders were able to pick us up to take us home or else it would have been a long, late bike ride home.

Things are going well. I have NO idea if I will stay here for my last transfer or go to a new area. I will most likely find out today. All mail that is sent the mission office will still get forwarded to me, so if you want to write me a letter, I'm still going to respond to you :) Send it to the office and it will get to me within 2 days after it gets to the mission office.

Random facts about Denmark and Danes:
1. Texas Thunderstorms don't exist here. I definitely miss the thunder and lightning
2. Danes are really into celebrating their wedding anniversaries here. Especially their copper wedding, silver and gold.

Madonna was wrong when she said, "time goes by so slowly." So was Tyson from All-American Rejects when he said, "time is stands still." It's going WAY fast! I only have 6 weeks left, but I know there are many people I need to meet still! I'm excited to meet them and help them all I can.

Love you all!

Søster Orgill

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