Monday, July 27, 2015

Beautiful Bodo and a Baptism

Contacting in the charming town of Bodø. Norway has the most beautiful flowers

Having crepes at Paulina's place. 
She is a recent convert and the cutest! 
She is from Lithuania.

Driving to find a Place for Jørn Are's baptism.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pictures from the Week

Another Week ...  
 we finally finished this Puzzle after 3 months!! :)

Pretty Bodø 

Monday, July 13, 2015

I Get You Girls

We flew to Trondheim on Tuesday to meet Our New mission president and his wife for the day. It was so good to meet them. They are soo cool and Nice! I am glad they are serving here in Norway.

Jeorn Are is preparing for baptism. He is 23 and Norwegian. We still have a lot to teach him, but his interview is this week and Next saturday he will be baptized in a fjord. I hope it all Works out. This is where a lot of faith and prayers come in. We met With him last night and taught the Word of wisdom.

I had a funny Language moment while teaching him.. I wanted to say "I agree With you" which is "Jeg er enig med deg," but instead I said, "Jeg er evig med deg," which means.. "I am eternally With you." We laughed so hard, especially Sister Peterson.. haha. He also came to Church again and the branch is really loving towards him, so that is good.

We visited Harda again this week (old lady With Alzheimers) and she wanted to say the closing prayer. It was a beautiful norsk prayer and then towards the end she forgot what to say, so she said, "beklager jeg er gammel. ha det bra" (Sorry I am old, good bye). it was so sad, but soo funny. She is a sweetie pie.

We had a ton of goodbye parties for the Storheims With the members. It was Nice to spend some time With them. They leave this Wednesday. It is so sad. They did a lot for the missionaries in Bodø. We will be all alone now.

We had an awesome miracle happen this week. The night before we (Thursday night) we were feeling Down because we weren't finding any new investigators, so we decided to Call Our potentials again in Our phone. We were able to get an appointment With a lady for the Next day. So we met With her and she was super prepared and agreed With like everything we said. She said, "I get you Girls!" By the end she said she was so happy she met With us. I really hope that all goes well With her and we can continue to meet.

On Saturday we decided to sing hymns in front of a Public Place. We had a few People stop and listen. It was a cool experience and to see who stopped to listen to spiritual Music.

It was good week and I am sure this week will be good too! We have a baptism to prepare for, so that will keep us busy.
Love you all!

Søster Allen

With Our District in Trondheim.

With Our gren Family at the Farstads. 

Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim! So amazing!

Having a BBQ at the Farstads for the Storheims

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Two Successful Activities

Things are pretty slow here in Bodø. Norway in the summer is a ghost town. So we are trying to be creative and plan fun activities.

We had 2 successful activities this week! We had a "Meet the Mormons" Movie night and had 20 People show up! It was a success! We had a less active show up and it had been 10 years since he had come to the Church building.

We celebrated the 4th of July by having hot dogs, we made home-made rootbeer.. that ended up tasting like beer.. yikes, and we played "baseball." It was fun to teach Norwegians how to play baseball. None of them had ever played before. It was the funniest thing ever. It was a successful party and we had about 30 People there. Members, less actives, and some investigators. So much fun!
4th of July Party

Note from the Storheims: They did such a great job putting this together.  It was a huge success!  

The Storheims leave next Wednesday, so we spent Our P-day With them today. We took a road trip to Kjerringøy and it was a dream!! I will miss them so much!

We have a New mission president. His name is President Hill and we are flying out to Trondheim tomorrow to meet him. So that is exciting!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July! Love you all!
Søster Allen

Last p-day we went to the top of this hotel With the storheims and it was the prettest view. The other Pictures are from a hike we took With Simon (a member from the branch). So fun!

good times

Visiting the Bodø cathedral for the Norwegian state Church.

my face says it all. I can't help but laugh at this one. haha

Elder Storheim getting a sliver out of Sister Peterson finger.. ha
Road trip to Kjerringøy With the Storheims

This Place was a Norwegian dream.

Fjord life living

Gross fish

We found the "lost sheep"

Note from the Storheims: 
Here are some other photos, too.  We went to Kjerringøy yesterday.  
It was beautiful!  We love and enjoy your daughters!