Well, the sad news is that we didn't end up moving to the cool neighborhood. I guess the Senior Couple they were going to move to our apartment ended up going north, so we are going to be staying in our apartment. It's okay because it's actually a lot easier to travel around from our current apartment. We live on a really pretty island called Lidingö. It's were all the wealthier people live.
Anyway, this week was a pretty rough because a lot of it was spent finding work. The people in Stockholm can be pretty difficult. A lot of them are atheists and have no desire to believe in God. In fact, we have meet quite a few Korihors this week. Haha. We contacted one guy and he said that he knew everything about our church and knew that it was wrong. We asked him if we could meet him again and clarify somethings, so we switch numbers. That night we got a big text from him with just a ton of anti and misinformation. The good thing is that this isn't our first rodeo with anti. So we were able to answer all of his questions in the most respectful way and with plenty of scriptures from the Bible to help prove our doctrines. We then ended up having a good conversion about what Jesus Christ means to us. So it ended really well.
Talking to people on the street usually goes like this;
Stop someone, they look at our name tag, keep walking.
A lot of the more positive people we find usually don't live in our area so we have to referrer them to other missionaries. So yea it's been kind of rough. However, not everything has been bad. One thing that I have learned is that God rewards you for your hard work.
One day we were out contacting on a bridge, and we contacted every single person on the bridge. It was literally rejection after rejection, for about 30 minutes on this bridge. Eventually we made it to the other side of the bridge and the second we stepped off the bridge and contacted someone who actually listened to us and gave us his number. I guess that is how it is, we just have to keep working and eventually God will give you that little tender mercy. That has happened a lot this week.
One thing that is still really fun is Book of Mormon Musical contacting! We got to do it about 3 times this week! It's quite a contrast from normal missionary work in Sweden. Like I feel like all week nobody even wanted to talk with us, but outside of the Book of Mormon Musical we become stars! Haha. We literally hand out over 200 Book of Mormons after each show. People are asking to take pictures with us and stuff. So that was pretty fun.
Another one of our little tender mercies this week is that one of our investigators is starting to make some good progress! He has been taught pretty much everything but kind of thinks that all Christianity is good. We had a really good lesson with him about the priesthood on Saturday and he said that he would be a member of the Church if he got a confirmation that this priesthood really was restored! So that is super cool. Another thing that was fun was that we were able to find a really cool Albanian family to teach. We contacted the father outside our apartment a few days ago and he wanted us to meet his family. We then meet with them yesterday. Super cool family, It's a Mom and a Dad with 3 children. They have 2 boys who are 9 years old and are twins! They also have a cute baby girl who is about a year old. The awesome part is that my companion lived in Albania for a year and he is also a twin! So that is pretty cool. Elder Harris can speak a little Albanian. The one thing is that the wife is pretty catholic so we will see how it all turns out.
Swedish Word of the Week:
Bevis - Evidence