Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, January 26th, 2015

We have been able to work quite a lot with members in teaching our investigators, which has been really great. We are very grateful for the people we have to teach and really hope to be able to find more this week. We will be having a family history open house on Valentines day, so that will be very exciting and a great opportunity for people to learn about the church. We will be heading to Tromsø on Wednesday for a training meeting about finding. We are celebrating MLK day today since we were not able to last week. We went to a World War II Museum they have in town and are making Red Velvet Cake. Narvik was actually the first place in Norway to be invaded by the Nazis. It was interesting to learn about it.

One exciting thing is a change we have been asked to make by Eldste Kopischke in how we approach people. We almost always have historically begun by introducing ourselves and saying we are missionaries, but that is something most everyone already knows and that does not interest them at all. We have started to say other things that allow us to go straight into our message. It is wonderful to have at least been able to teach something to the people we talk to even if they are not interested it gives them more of an idea of what it is they are turning down. I am so grateful for the enabling power of the Atonement. Christ truly does give us strength to face the challenges we meet in life. I know that He truly does live and love us. The Norwegian word of the week is å skinde seg, which means to hurry.

Elder Ankenman

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