Well, hello to all of you!
Needless to say, its been another lovely week down here in the lovely South! It has been quite eventful...and long...and weird...so, what's new?!
It started off with THE 4th OF JULY!! So, that was awesome! We spent the day in Malmö with a lot of American missionary pride...and a Canadian and an Aussie mixed in there, too!
Then we went to my favorite little beach town Åhus, where we came across this major BEACH SOCCER TOURNAMENT!!! I was going crazy, and I just wanted to play so bad! I don't know if I have ever wanted to play as bad in my life--and let's just say my love of soccer has grown exponentially since being out here!
Next day, we dropped our good friend Äldste Peterson off at the train station to begin his long journey home, and we got in a new Äldste.
Later that day, we got a call from the mail people, and they said that they were going to bring us a package!!! We were so excited! We were like, "Yes, our Book of Mormons!!!" We have been out of them for so long because we are so isolated down here, and the orders have been really delayed.
So, were at home and there is a knock at the door--all excited, we go and get the package. Small. I think, "MAN! What is this supposed to be?" I open it up, and it's just 2 Book of Mormons--or Mormons Bok. Now, don't get me wrong--I was grateful to see those two Books, but on top of those was the order sheet from 3 months ago, which said: 20 Mormons Bok--8 English, 15 Arabic, 9 Persian...and some Turkish and Greek--and many others!
But no! Only 2! We have no clue how they got separated from the rest of the pack, but we just need more of those precious Books!
Well, anyways...the next day, our Branch President invited us to a carnival/market/fair type of thing--it was super fun! We went over and it was just this HUGE marketplace type of thing that just went on for forever!
We walked around, and all along people were just like, "Who are you?", looking at our name tags--and we would explain to them about being missionaries--and then just went from there! Later, for dinner they made us paninis, waffles and cinnamon rolls! Haha! A well-rounded, homemade and delicious meal! :)
Well, as it turned out that night, we realized we had left our phone at their house, so the next day we had to head back out there and pick it up--and when we got there they fed us again--but this time, it was some classic Swedish food: plain noodles with ketchup and korv (hot dogs)! Haha! Honestly though, that is pretty normal here!
Well, that's about it for this week--other than that I have also been reading notes from prior Conferences, and I just came across my notes from Sisters Conference!
The theme was; "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" One of my favorites! I just thought I would just share a couple of the main lines with you--I think I have before, but I just love them so much, so that will just have to be okay!
Why fit in when you were born to STAND out?
Stay by the tree and STAND tall!
If you don't STAND for anything you'll fall for anything!
"You're off to great places. Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...Get on you way!"
I absolutely love these! Who knew Dr. Seuss and President Hinckley went so well together?!
No matter where we are, as members of this Church--the True Church--we were meant to STAND OUT. To hold tight to our standards, and always stand on higher ground. Let the Atonement work inside of you every single day to give you the motivation to keep going forward and to give the Lord your all.
So get on your way!
With all my love in the Lovely Land of Skåne,