On Sunday I gave the pencils Grandma Sandy sent me to all the kids in the primary. They all loved it! A lot of other members wanted one too so I ended up giving some to the young men and women. The ward here is so awesome. There are a lot of really cool people. They are all so helpful and willing to work. They are also very grateful for the missionaries. Probably because they know how hard it is to talk to people about God here in Sweden.
Swedish people live in their own little bubble. They are perfectly comfortable were they are. They are really shy when you try to talk to them. We knock on this one swedes door and he barley opened the door all the way. At times I am saddened by people, because they just don't believe in anything. We ask them what they believe and they say they believe in nothing. Or they believe in a "Higher Power" but they don't want to call it God. The people of Sweden have been sheltered for too long. They have no need for a God.
But then you meet a few people who still believe in God. They have a certain peace about them. The things we teach them they say makes so much sense. Two new investigators I have are named Greg and Branden. They say there is something different about the things we teach, and they feel different. The Holy Ghost simply does not get enough credit in our lives. The Holy Ghost is so much more than just telling us right and wrong. The Holy Ghost comforts us, teaches us, tells what to do, and helps us overcome the challenges in life.
Isn’t it wonderful the knowledge we have. We have the knowledge of who we are, where we are going and where our loved ones who have gone before us are. We know that there is a Heavenly Father who loves us and we can overcome our mistakes through his son, Jesus Christ. We are all saints; we are his hands and feet.
I really miss all of you. Never forget the importance of family! I love you all!
Swedish Word of the Week:
Övervinna - Overcome