Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Fun

We went to a cute cupcake place last P-Day

Bety & Pelle

Lillejulaften - It is big in Norway too

Went on a hike (It was around 3pm in this picture)

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve!

Sunrise on Christmas Morning

 Smile it's Christmas!

Christmas at the Rappleyes!

Dinner at Maria's on Sunday!

Sledding today for P-day

Fun Times in T-heim

Visiting Magnus and Inger for Christmas

Dinner at Pelle's

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Highlights

God Jul!!
Highlights of the week:

-Frosting cookies with the YSA and delivering them to people!

-Christmas Conference!! 
We had the north zone come to Trondheim! 

We had a talent show and me and Sister Peterson sang "The First Noel."

Then... the Trondheim District sang "La Den Gå" (Let it Go from Frozen in Norwegian). 
It was Legendary and everyone sang along even the Mission president and his wife! 

-Dinner at Majken and Aaron's (members) 
and shared a spiritual thought about the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

-Visited with good people!! Felt really grateful for the people I have met in Trondheim.

-Hot Chocolate with Majken, weekly planning, and then taught an investigator. 

-Street Stand! 
It was so crowded and we gave out all of our #enfrelsererfødt (a savior is born) cards. 

-Christmas Dinner with Målfri! 

Classy dinner - Ate some traditional Norwegian Christmas food!

-Dinner with Stian and all the missionaries 
(ate some more traditional norwegian christmas food 
which is Pinnekjøtt (racks of lamb) or Ribbe (pork ribs). 

I am so grateful for my mission. 
I am grateful for the opportunity I have 
to represent Jesus Christ and be witness of Him. 
I really get to celebrate Christmas everyday as a missionary. 
This time of year to celebrate is for Him. 
He came as a child. 
He accomplished the Atonement. 
He went through it all, so He would know how to help us. 
He did it because He loves us. 
He was the perfect example. 
I love my Savior and I know that He lives. 
He is truly the Light and Hope of the World!!

For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who creigneth, who was, and is from all deternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a etabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty fmiracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead, causing the lame to walk, the gblind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing all manner of diseases. And he shall cast out adevils, or the bevil spirits which dwell in the hearts of the children of men. And lo, he shall suffer temptations, and pain of body, hunger, thirst, and fatigue, even more than man can suffer, except it be unto death; for behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great shall be his fanguish for the wickedness and the abominations of his people. And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning. 
(Mosiah 3:5-8)

Merry Christmas!!!


Søster Allen

christmas presents under our tree

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas in Trondheim

Hei Hei!
Highlights of the week!

-Singing Christmas carols with the YSA out on the streets! 
There weren't a lot of people outside..  
 Caroling with a fun crowd

Then having hot chocolate afterwards 
while listening to Christmas music 
and setting up the Church Christmas tree. :)
setting up the tree

hot chocolate

-Taught a successful lesson about the Law of Chastity. 
People, this is my favorite commandment. 
It will save you a lot of heartache and trouble! :) 
Funny comment from our investigator 
"wait so you guys are virgins?" hahaha 

-Feeling a lot of love for my Savior after showing 
"A Savior is Born." 
Missionary work is always better 
when it is focused on Jesus Christ. 

-Relief Society had a Christmas Party. 
We had some good food, good music, and good company. 

-Talking to an atheist at a street stand 
on the busiest road in Trondheim. 
He comes up to me and says, "you don't believe in that do you?" 
I was able to testify to him of why I believe what I do 
and clear up a lot of his misconceptions 
about what Mormons believe. 
One of the things I said was that a belief in God gives me hope 
that I can be with my loved ones after this life. 
He opened up to me and told me how his mom died of cancer. 
I told him that he would be able to see his mom again 
and that she was with him. 
I felt his mom there for sure.
Our street stand

getting rejected at a street stand.. haha

See if you can find me and sister peterson!

-We had a lesson with one of our investigators. 
He is very skeptical about religion 
and wants a scientific explanation. 
We have been meeting with him for a while, 
so we wanted to go back to the basics.. 
We read in Alma 32 and he talked about how 
he needs more to believe. 
Sister Peterson said, "you have it in your hands! 
The Book of Mormon is your evidence." 
He paused and looked at us and said. 
Give me a month to read this book. 
It was awesome!!! 
Since I will be probably leaving in a month 
he wants to finish it before I leave. 
It was a way cool lesson.

-Ward Christmas Concert!! 

Me and Sister Peterson participated and sang "The First Noel" :) 
It was a fun night! 
After the concert we ate pepper kakker and drank gløgg. ;)

Håper at alle sammen ha en fin uke! :)

Søster Allen

Pretty Trondheim

Christmas in Trondheim!

Sushi with friends!

goodbye elder corrigan