Okay, so I went on to the Prepared to Serve Blog and found that my blog is the first one listed after the Beckstrand's. Of course, I freaked out, because that means people will have an easier time finding my blog.
Anyway, well this has been a crazy week for me. I transferred to Växjö and it is super nice here. Coming into a new area is always a little hard to adjust to but this time I feel like it went pretty smoothly. We are the only two missionaries in Växjö and we have to take an hour and a half train every week for district meeting. Växjö (good luck pronouncing that) is a small branch of about twenty active members who come each week. It's actually an upgrade from my last area. The chapel here is new so it's a nice apartment chapel place thing... Haha. I really like the serving in branches, it's easier to remember everyone names and they take really good care of the missionaries. My new companion is Finnish and he is pretty fun. His name is Elder Murtonen. He is younger than me in the mission of about 6 weeks. We both have about the same amount of experience which is good for me. I feel like I get the chance to lead and follow. We have little more responsibly out here because the entire city is ours to care for. The salvation of the city of Växjö rests on the shoulders of me (your son who couldn't even take care of his laundry when he was at home) and my Finnish companion.
I found out that Sarah wants to get baptized sooner! This weekend actually! She had her baptismal interview yesterday and pass with flying colors so hopefully she is going to get baptized this weekend! Ahh! It's so awesome! Apparently, when she met with her new missionaries they said that she could get baptized whenever she wanted to and they showed her some options for the next coming weeks. She then texted them later Saturday night and said she wanted to get baptized the next week! So they then got it arranged to have the interview the next day. She did great in the interview. I will not be able to attend the baptism since I am about 4 hours away; regardless, I am super happy for her! I am happy that I had the opportunity to teach her. It has been such a blessing to be a part of her conversion. She was so prepared and I have never seen Gods hand more present than in those lessons we had together.
I am very happy to be here in Växjö and I know that there are good things in store here. I can't believe that it's summer already. Time is going by very fast. I hope you are all doing well. Have a good week!
Swedish Word of the Week:
Lähetyssaarnaaja - Missionary
(That's actually finnish) Haha
The first one is pretty funny because those guys were just some guys on the street we contacted. They got really excited about meeting with us so they wanted a picture with us.
The second is Elder Murtonen and I in the Växjö chapel.
The last two are of me in Eskilstuna, before I left.