Sunday, August 24, 2014

I LOVE being a missionary :)

Familier og venner,

Well, this week is my last week. It's pretty crazy!

Last week was miraculous! I got to go on exchanges with a few members in the ward! That was really excited and we have more set up for this week.

Remember Sussan who came to church twice and we met less than 3 weeks ago? Well, long story short... she came to church for the third time yesterday and is getting baptized on Saturday! She had called us on Monday night last week, told us she had too much on her mind. We taught about the restoration of the gospel and she decided she wanted to follow Jesus Christ's example and be baptized. We met with her 6 days last week and are meeting with her tonight. She really loves the Book of Mormon and is really excited to join Jesus Christ's church. Every time she prays with us she thanks Heavenly Father for this opportunity she will have soon.

Today, we ate lunch at a Pizza/Kebab shop. There was a man who went to go sit down alone and then asked if he could sit by us! His name is Emmanuel. He is from Ghana (he's lived here for 15 years) and he knew about the church, but had never looked at the Book of Mormon. We got to teach him the plan of salvation and the elders here are going to meet with him again soon. It was really neat!

I know that the Lord's work. I am so grateful to be a part of it. I absolutely love being a missionary! It has been an amazing last 17 months and how every many days. The best part is, it's not over yet :)

I'll have to post one more time after this post :)

I'm so grateful for the gospel and all the happiness it has brought to my life and my family.

Med kærligste hilsener,

Søster Orgill

Second to last email... AHHH!!! SCARY!

Well, I'm really excited for this week! We have several appointments set up. We are going to go on exchanges with two ladies in the ward, so I can go to one appointment and Sister Vige can go to another. We also have exchanges with the Sister Training Leaders this week (two of my former companions- Søster Packard and Søster Ripplinger) And we have zone training this week.

Sussan came to church again and she really liked the gospel principles class. The lesson was on missionary work.

Things are going well here.

Slagelse is a small ward compared to my last ward. I love it though! :)

I'm loving being a missionary and trying to give it my all these last two weeks!

Hope all is well where ever you are. Enjoy the crazy pics :)

Med kærligste hilsener,

Søster Orgill

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Peering Into My Day: Last Thursday

Familier og venner! :)

Okay, so I think what I want to share today is experiences from Thursday. Let me give you the run down:

6:30 a.m. Pray, go on a little jog right by the apartment and stretch
7:00 a.m. Shower, get ready/breakfast
8:00 a.m. Personal study
9:00 a.m. Companion study
9:30 a.m. Bike to the church
10:00 a.m. Decorate for Elder Brindley's birthday (we had made a cake the night before and since we didn't have food coloring... we grated carrots, squeezed the juice and used it in the decorating frosting so we could write "Tillykke Ældste Brindley"
10:30 a.m. District meeting
12:30 p.m. District lunch at The Green Kitchen where we now get 10% off since the love missionaries

1:30 p.m. Contact someone on our way back who takes a Book of Mormon and starts reading it as soon as she gets it. Her name is Sussan.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Then we went with a member to visit a previous investigator who was an hour away from us. She ended up not being home. Sad! But then we tried to visit a less active in the area... she wasn't home either. Then we took the member with us to knock on random one door. It was fun, she was a little hesitant, but ended up being glad she was there :)

5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Take a bus to Korsør
6:30 p.m. We had some time before our appointment so we contacted people in the area. This one, is name is Mark. He's from the U.S. and has been here for at least 20 years. He asked if I was American and hugged me and kissed me on the top of my head... ha ha. Anyway, we told him a little about the church and we are meeting with him this week.
7:00 p.m. We went to our appointment with a member who has only been to church about 2 times in the last few decades. She came to church last week and brought her two young adult grandsons who are not members. It turns out that she had forgotten our appointment and her son and grandsons were there. We told them we had planned to ready a chapter in the Book of Mormon, but asked if we could share a lesson instead. We asked if they wanted to hear about where the Book of Mormon came from or the purpose of life. The said the purpose of life, so we went through the plan of salvation. They were all really interested and seemed to think it made since. One of them asked, so how does the Book of Mormon tie into this. We have an appointment in 2 weeks to share the restoration lesson. It was really neat :)
8:00 p.m. Take a bus
8:45 p.m. Bike home
9:00 p.m. Plan
9:30 p.m. Fill out some records
10:00 p.m. Get ready for bed

So Thursday was a great day! Sussan ended up coming to church! She stayed for the whole thing and really liked it! We are meeting with her again tomorrow.

Also, we had a great experience with helping paint and picking red currants for a member who doesn't come to church very much. She invited three of her friends over after we were done and asked us to sing to them :)

Life is so great! I love being a missionary! I love being on the Lord's errands :)

Med kærligste hilsener,

Søster Orgill

The cake we made

My last molten lava cake... making a wish on 
my last month of how I want it to be as a missionary :)

Søster Vige and I in Korsør on the way to an appointment

At a service project where we got to wear fun jumpsuits :)

Three of Four New Investigators

Family and friends,
We were in an appointment last week with a less active. It was about 7pm and I knew that we had made a goal to find a new investigator and have 2 other lessons. I was trying to get out of there, but they decided they wanted to make us food and stuff. I was just praying the whole time we could find someone who was prepared after we left since that was our goal.
We went out to contact an investigator that our ward mission leader had given us the day before. Right before we knocked on the door, there was a guy right outside. I felt prompted we needed to speak with him, so we did. His name is Nabil and he had met missionaries before and said he had a Book of Mormon, just had not finished it yet! We talked to him about it, testified and prayed and are meeting him again this week. The referral was not home, but I knew were supposed to meet Nabil! :)
After that, we visited a previous investigator (Ghulam) from 2 transfers ago. We talked to him about coming to church and his experience coming to church. We re-invited him to read from the Book of Mormon, prayed and are meeting with him next week!
We had about 40 minutes left in the day. We went to visit another previous investigator who had not been visited for 3 years. She let us right in. Her name is Anni. She is around 70 years old and was dropped because of health concerns she had. But when we came to visit here, we started talking about the Book of Mormon and church. She told us that she really liked coming to church when she did and reading from the Book of Mormon, but that she didn't have one anymore. We gave her a new copy and talked about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invited here to be baptized, she said "When?" :) She is going to be going on vacation with some family soon, so she won't be able to make it to church the next two Sundays, but we will get to meet with her this week and we asked her to think over a date to be baptized. The spirit was strong in her home and I knew it's where the Lord wanted us to be.
It's been a really good week. I'm happy to be here and I am really trying to give it my all. It scares me when I think how fast time is going. I love being here and love serving the Lord.
 It actually feels just like I've been in school the last 17 months and that this is my final test, it's comprehensive, I know what to do, the rules, all the advice you have given and now it's just I need to work as hard as I can.
I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!
Until next week,

Søster Orgill