Monday, October 14, 2013

Moving the Work in Denmark - Elder Kolby Madsen

Written by Elder Kolby Madsen, serving in the Denmark Copenhagen Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaking Danish.

This week was way good. So, when transfers happened two weeks ago, Ældste Elsbury was made an Assistant to the President. He was trained in Frederiksberg, then he trained another Elder here right after that. So he was here for a total of seven months, then he went over to Jyland in two different areas. Now he is back, which is very weird because he is with a previous companion and in an area where he has served before. Anyway, he knows this area really well, so we have been on splits with the Assistants like five times this week, going to appointments. Long story short, we received three new investigators from that. Some people that he knew from before wanted to meet with missionaries again.

Also, me and Elder Francis were able to go through the old area book and found some people that we felt inspired to call. Now we have six or seven different appointments this week, all from old investigators. Needless to say,  the Lord has blessed this area so much, and it's time for His work to really move forward here in Frederiksberg. I am way excited for this week, and really looking forward to these appointments.

Well, things are going great with Eva (name changed for privacy). She told us again that she wants to get baptized, but she wants the Lord to tell her before she aims for a certain date. We challenged her to kneel and pray with her mother, and we are really excited to see how that goes.

Also this week, we had the chance to meet with this man who was a member of the church. He was a convert of two years before he served a mission, then he came home and joined another church, after removing his membership records from our church. Anyway, we went over to his house and we started to talk about his mission. Long story short, he ended up showing us pictures from his mission, and he told us he doesn't feel the Spirit as much as he wants to. He works for the Red Cross and is a very giving man. He just has a problem with Joseph Smith. Anyway, we talked about the Book of Mormon, and we bore our testimonies to him. The Spirit was way strong. It was great! We have another appointment with him, and he said that we are always welcome to come over, and that he could never turn away the missionaries. He bore his testimony of the law of obedience. That was a great day. It felt good to meet with someone who knows God, but is just a little lost right now. And to see the smile on his face as we were there was great.

I know the Lord blesses everyone, and it was very apparent to me this General Conference. To see how much the Lord can touch every single one of us in so many different ways; through messages from leaders of the church, and through the Holy Ghost. With the Lord, all things are possible.

I love you. Keep up the great work, and have fun. I love you all!

Med Kærlig Hilsen, (with kind regards)

Ældste Madsen

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