Monday, February 9, 2015

Happy Wall - 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.


I was just in Copenhagen today because I dropped  Elder Ogden off to be the new Assistant to the President. Haha! Two in a row! I am so blessed to have the opportunity to stay in SLAGELSE!! It's great. My new companion is Elder Wright.  He is great and we will do some great work.

Well, this week was hectic. We had a ton of stuff to do. It ended up being way good! We started off with some great appointments and kept tabs on our friend Jo** to make sure that he got all his stuff taken care of for the temple. We will get to that later. But the week was way good!

We had a good time with our friend Na**.  She took us to play badminton and it was good. Badminton is way competitive here. It was great, and we had a blast. Next week we are hoping to go boxing, so that should be fun.

We had a good day on Wednesday, but somehow I got a bug because I was way sick. I threw up like five times, but it takes more than that to keep me down, Satan! We just bounced back and taught the people any way.

After that, the Lord blessed us and we were able to have some great lessons with people, as well as some great experiences. One of them being that we were able to go to the temple with Jo** as he received his endowment. The change in him has been so amazing - from not going to church because of a headache to the morning of his big day at the temple.  His head was hurting, but he was not going to allow a little head pain to hold him back. The next day he had another head ache. But he powered through, came to church, and taught an amazing lesson. This is the same guy that should not have left his house three months ago due to head aches. Does the Lord bless His children? YES! Does He help those who help themselves and rely on Him? YES! Does he endow his children as they have made the decision to serve a mission and prepare by going to the temple? YES! We had a great time in the temple with him. He was so happy and smiling from ear to ear. He was so grateful and excited! He told us that he was so happy to have his eternal friends with him in the temple.

It was a very touching moment to see how much he has grown and the strong spirit he has with him. Just being allowed to be with him through it all makes inviting others to come unto Christ have a whole new meaning. Through his example, he has invited me to come closer to Christ. It’s never too late! His arms are always open! We had a great zone training this week. President Sederholm gave us live transfers and told us what was going to happen again - really bitter sweet.  I was so happy to hear that I was staying and that Elder Ogden was going to be the new assistant to the President, but it was bitter to see him leave. I love that kid! But hey, time to love Elder Wright! It's way good.

Well, it's been a great week. Many great things!  It started out great, got a little sticky, but throughout it all very good.

Well, sorry this is short. We had to get everything going and get Elder Wright from Copenhagen, so yeah. Love you! Have a great week. The church is true!!!

Photo: What happens when you give four missionaries two hours to walk the streets of Copenhagen on a preparation day, while waiting for their new companions? #DisciplesofChristMission

We made this on the big green wall in the center of Copenhagen - it was way fun! #happywall


Elder Kolby Madsen

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