Monday, July 27, 2015

Örebro Week 16

All the funny things that happened this week were like "you had to be there" kind of things, so no good quote. I think you'll survive :)

Cool things:
-Spent Wednesday in Arboga. We had a lesson cancel, so we were walking around and contacting. Met an older lady and her grand-daughter that speak Armenian. The older lady could not speak very good Swedish, but said that she wanted a Book of Mormon in Armenian. Happy to do that! We also dropped by a mother and daughter that are members to bring them raspberries because they were feeling sick. They are just so sweet! They had us in and gave us food and just did so much for us and all we wanted to do was brighten their day a little bit. Love them!
-Thursday we had work overs with the Syster Training Leaders from Södertälje. So they both came here and one was with Syster Bourelle and the other, Syster Kamauoha, was with me for the day. We had a car...it was weird... We planned to do swing-bys, but almost no one was home, so we did a lot of contacting and gave out Book of Mormons. A pretty successful day, even if all of our plans did fall through 
-On Saturday we had a lesson with a couple that we have not taught in a long while. We randomly saw them this week in town and talked with them. They invited us over. They speak Persian, so we had a member translate over the phone. The lesson was stellar. The translator bore a very powerful testimony and it was just so perfect. They said that they have investigated many churches and that ours is the best and makes the most sense. It was really spectacular. 
-On Sunday we had two investigators in church that Syster Bourelle and Syster Bolton met while we did work overs. We taught them the Restoration afterwards. Neither of them have a religious background, but both are very positive. One of them even prayed for the first time in his life at the end of the lesson. It was way cool. 
-Also visited two member families on Sunday. I just love families.

Our mission is having us do a challenge to learn what it means to "Feast upon the words of Christ" (2 Nephi 32:3). We were challenged to read either Enos or 2 Nephi 9 every day for 30 days. It has really been a cool experience and I have learned a lot. Each day, something new comes to me that I did not notice the day before. I would encourage each of you to do the same. It is really wonderful and has helped me understand a lot about prayer and how necessary Christ is to everything in this life. 

Love you!
Syster Sarah Griffes

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