Well this was a super good week! It had a lot of ups and downs but it really did turn out to be a really good. At the beginning of the week we were in Skellefteå for work overs and that was a lot of fun. We contacted a guy who looked like Hugh Jackman and he was pretty interested in the Church so we were able to get his number which was pretty cool. The church in Skellefteå is a little old Swedish looking building. It's been owned by the Church for quite a few years now so it has a lot of old Swedish church materials in its basement. The branch in Skellefteå only has about four active members there now. The members there are super solid and the Church building is just a nice place anyway.
When we got back we had a really busy week planned. We have a lot of really cool progressing investigators, each one of them all seemed to not be able to meet this week. We meet with a couple, but a few who we really needed to meet with we weren't available this week. That was a little rough, but we were still able to make the best use of our time anyway. We met with this super nice lady and her 12-year-old son. They came from Kurdistan and are super into the gospel. Her son is the nicest kid you'll ever meet. He came and brought us little blood oranges. I don't know if you have ever tried blood oranges but they taste like Koolaid! Anyway they are super positive. Some of our other investigators are doing super good right now as well. John who I have been teaching my entire time I have been here is still doing really well. He wants to be baptized but he unfortunately has only a temporal visa and doesn't really have enough money to be coming to Church on Sundays. But he is doing good. He always talks about how he wants to go to Turkey and teach everyone about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon. We have another kid named Nicklas who just became homeless for some unknown reason. He is a super cool Swedish kid around 20 and he is living right now with a blind guy. He is really trying to start believing in God. His prayers are always so simple and really sincere. We also have another woman named Ava. She is also Swedish and has been really open and willing to listen to what we have to say. She is super prepared to what we have to say. I really like all of the investigators we are teaching right now.
And on that note, I got a transfer call on Saturday! I will be leaving the good old small town of Boden to be going to the big city of Stockholm. That's right, Stockholm. I will be the missionary right in the middle of the city. It is definitely going to be a big contrast to the quiet town of Boden. I am honestly excited and scared. I am definitely excited that I will be in the big city and get to really experience the big city life. But at the same time I am really, really sad to be leaving Boden. I have really grown to love the members here as well as all the investigators we have. They are all so awesome and are really progressing. So it will be sad leaving the north, but I guess the Lord has another adventure waiting for me in Stockholm.
Swedish Word of the Week:
förflytting - Transfer