Monday, March 9, 2015

Gifts - 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 feel like that first week visiting Denmark will be way packed. Just so you know, next week will be a very short email...maybe. I haven’t decided.  I do not even want to think about home for the last week. So, if it's short, that’s why. Anyway, I am glad you got the itineraries. I deleted them after I sent you the forward. I really don’t want to think about that right now.

This week we had a great week. It was way fun and we had some great exchanges in Copenhagen (KBH) again. It was great. We are in KBH at least once a week. It’s crazy, but that’s just how it is with the work and meetings and stuff. It has been a way good week though.

Elder Ogden came down for splits.  I let him be with Elder Wright.  It was way fun.  I was with Elder Ockey again. We ended up on splits a lot because of the fact that my last two companions have become his, haha. We let Elder Ogden say hi to all the people that he taught while they were here, so me and Elder Ockey took the seven hour exchange and found people all day. The Lord blessed us with two new investigators and one of them will probably set a baptismal date this week.  That’s exciting!  His name is Re**.  He is great!  We will see how it goes.

We also got to meet with one of the families that we found a couple of weeks ago. His name is La**, like from the Book of Mormon. Haha!  He is way funny.  They made us dinner and he is actually a vegan. It was a great experience.  The food was way good! I really like him. He came to church and the ward fell in love with him and his daughter. It was great!  He said he really liked it, so we will see how that goes.

We had some really good things happen with our friends here in Slagelse. It was a great week. We also had zone training. We focused on teaching our investigators with the Spirit and really using the gift of discernment. It was great, and I think it went well.  We only had good responses from people. It was the best week our zone has had since I have been here! We had some really great things happen, and we are looking forward to seeing how this week goes! The Lord has blessed us with some great things here in the Vestsjælland zone!

We had a great experience with Ri**. She and To** have been trying very hard to find an apartment so that To** could move out and she can get baptized. We went through everything and set up her baptismal interview. Things are going to happen!  She is all set up! It was great because we went to go meet with them, and she had the hardest time the past couple of weeks because of work.  She could not come to church because of that. We had been praying that she would be able to talk to her boss and get a schedule change. Well, long story short, her boss was laying people off and she got laid off just in time to get a better job with more money, and now she does not work on Sundays! It was great. They also found an apartment for To** that he getw to move in for free.  It was  a great week!  So many miracles. We are so happy, and are feeling so blessed.  The Lord answers prayer, I have no doubts!

Well I love you all.  Have a great week!  Have fun  and remember WHO you are and.... yeah, I love you.

Med Kærlig Hilsen

Ældste Madsen

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