Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Something I have been thinking a lot about is going after and focusing on the one. God knows, blesses and helps us individually, and as his disciples, we must seek to do the same. Our ministry and love for others must be personal. We must be where we are and love the people around us. I am so grateful for the Savior’s perfect examples of this principle. He understands each of us perfectly in both our joys and pains, so he knows how to help us. He has overcome everything for us. We can come unto Him and feel the warmth of His love. I know that He lives and loves us and that His church has been restored to the earth. We have also had some really wonderful experiences with helping the members be involved in missionary work by reaching out to people in loving and natural ways. I know that the Lord expects each of us to be anxiously engaged and blesses us richly when we are involved in his work. There is a great sense of urgency with the work. The fruits of our labors are often not immediate but they are nevertheless significant.

We had a training meeting in Tønsberg about planning and then I was on splits in Sandefjord with Elder Reber, which was a lot of fun. We have had a lot of rain so fall is coming. Elder Cheney was on TV and the radio beatboxing, which made our bishop very happy. This is a link to Elder Cheney on the news: . 
Members all over Norway have been talking to missionaries about it. It is pretty cool and will hopefully lead to some people being interested in learning more about the church. There are many wonderful opportunities before us to learn, and I know we will be blessed as we take advantage of them. I am doing my best to go forward and serve. I know that we are never alone. The Norwegian word of the week is høst, which means fall or harvest.

Elder Ankenman

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